Digital Biology • Biotech
Hannes Sjöblad is a member of the Digital Biology faculty at Singularity University Nordics.
He works as Chief Disruption Officer at Epicenter Stockholm where he advises companies and organizations on how to navigate accelerating technological transformation.
He is also a bio-hacker and a co-founder of BioNyfiken, the Swedish Association of biohackers where he works to democratize access to powerful biotechnologies. Bionyfiken has gained some notoriety for hosting chip implant parties around the world.
Hannes holds an MSc in Financial Management from the Stockholm School of Economics and has worked for 15+ years in international management roles in media, finance and industrial agriculture.
With an international business background, deep insights in emerging technology fields and an easy-going style of communication, Hannes is a popular speaker and business advisor on tech trends, in particular relating to the impact of technology on our bodies.
Hannes work and insights into near- and inbody technology has been internationally recognized by among others Wired, Motherboard, Bloomberg, Business Insider, CNN, BBC, Daily Mail, Le Figaro and others.
When we talk about the Internet of Things we often think about connected gadgets, cars and home appliances. But we are also increasingly connecting our own bodies. This has far ranging implications for health, security and privacy.
Connecting the body goes beyond just medical uses – today perfectly healthy persons chose to monitor their health vitals with wearables or implant microchips in order to facilitate payments and identification. Effectively making them an integrated part of the internet of things. This is fundamentally transforming how we view our bodies as systems in a technology context, and fascinating insights about the world of tomorrow can be learned from biohackers pioneering in this field.