2022 has been a rollercoaster ride for the tech industry. Although no official recession has been announced yet, between the crypto crash, soaring interest rates and massive layoffs, the tech market seems to be in free fall. As Google CEO Sundar Pichai put it in his layoff announcement: "We hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today." What we should bear in mind though, is that this is not the first time the tech industry is taking a significant tumble. Examples include the dot.com crash in 2000 and the Lehman collapse some years later, which marked the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis. So, what is different this time around? Or is the new crisis just another shake-up of an industry which has grown out of control, with too much greed in the wake?
On 22 March, SwedCham has invited four high-profile Swedish business leaders and investors in Singapore from different fields of the tech industry on our stage to give their views on the current market situation and what their take is on 2023. Let's hear from:
Topics which will be covered include, for example, macroeconomic scenarios and impact in SEA, Nordics and Northern Europe; where do you place your bets from an investment point of view; impact of ChatGPT and AI in Web2/Web3. The speakers will also give their view on both Sweden's and Singapore's future as tech nations and what it takes today to stay ahead. Given the speed of industry developments, the focus of the talk will without doubt be updated before the event is held...
Huge thank you to SEBfor letting us host this event at their stunning offices.