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Top 10 CW Nordics stories of 2016

Read the top 10 Nordic enterprise IT stories from Computer Weekly

The Nordic region is leading the way with the adoption of the latest technologies. It is helped by its IT legacy, with Nokia and several gaming companies calling it home.

There is a culture of innovation and experiment with the traditional heavy industries in the region, creating a good environment for new digital technologies to be tested in the real world.

And it is not just the big manufacturers or natural resources companies providing a platform. The region’s banks are, for example, leading the world in areas such as mobile banking. In fact, there is talk of Sweden potentially becoming the first cashless society.

Here are Computer Weekly’s 10 most popular articles focused on enterprise IT in the Nordic region. This includes interviews with the people leading the IT departments at Nordic organisations.

1. Could Sweden become the first cashless society?

Sweden is fast becoming a country where cash is on the periphery of payments, and some think it might be the first to become cashless

2. CIO interview: Mia Forsäng, Swedish municipality Vara

Despite moving on to pastures new, the former CIO at Swedish municipality Vara tells Computer Weekly how she used her people skills to transform the IT department. 

3. Copenhagen creates marketplace for trading data

Organisations in Copenhagen can buy and sell previously unavailable data on a data marketplace set up by the city government

4. CIO interview: Eva Listi, Systembolaget

The new CIO of alcohol retailer Systembolaget tells Computer Weekly how she addresses the challenge of running IT at the state-owned company.

5. There is life in Finland’s IT sector despite Nokia and Microsoft layoffs

Regional development organisations in Finland describe how job cuts at Nokia and Microsoft have nonetheless provided the foundations for IT industry development.

6. CIO interview: Björn Ekstedt, PostNord

For PostNord, one of the Nordic’s largest logistics companies, the rise of e-commerce means the continual digital rehaul of its business models

7. Telenor internet of things (IoT) strategy required core software change

The Norwegian telecoms company is expanding its IoT business, which packages all the components its customers require to offer IoT-based services.

8. CIO Interview: Mattias Forsberg, Scandinavian Airlines

The CIO of Nordic airline SAS talks to Computer Weekly about how digital technologies are changing customer experiences as well as the business itself.

9. CIO interview: Tore Burheim, University of Bergen

IT director of the University of Bergen, Tore Burheim, talks about digitising education and creating co-operative clusters.

10. Nordic CIO interview: Kari Saarikoski, Finnair

Finnair is on a digital transformation journey and the airline’s CIO is changing the IT department as it progresses.

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