Mats Lewan is an international speaker, futurist, moderator, author and journalist based in Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on digitalisation and technology as a powerful driving force for change that will transform our lives and our society forever in the next few decades—far more than most people realizes.
As a SPEAKER, Mats makes you see and understand how the pace of change is accelerating, how all industries will be hit by digital revolution like the music industry was, how every business will have to adapt to survive, how most of us will see our jobs being completely transformed or eliminated, and that machines might become super intelligent. People listening often say they’re shaken-up but also inspired by the tools Mats provides to prepare for, and take part in this powerful and fundamental change.
Mats' talks are in English, Swedish or Italian, and they have been appreciated by renowned institutions and organizations such as Karolinska Institutet, Telia Sonera, Toyota and MoneySuperMarket.com.
Mats regularly also work as a MODERATOR at technology focused events such as SAP Innovation Forum and Open Text Innovation Day. With deep knowledge from many tech industries, and WITH a long experience of being on stage, Mats can help making your conference or your inspiration day a successful event, asking the right questions that make speakers open up new perspectives, while also engaging with your audience, making the atmosphere relaxed and hearty.
As an AUTHOR, Mats elaborates the technology theme further, weaving it into what his readers say are captivating stories.
His latest book 'An Impossible Invention' covers the amazing and ongoing story of the Italian inventor Andrea Rossi and his energy device the E-Cat, possibly based on cold fusion—an energy source that could provide clean water to Planet Earth, zero-emission vehicles with unlimited mileage, a solution to the climate crisis and much more. The catch is that it has been considered physically impossible since an infamous and erroneously rejected scientific claim in 1989.
As a science and technology JOURNALIST since 20 years, Mats focuses on making complicated stuff easy to grasp, and also on putting it into context, showing what it might mean—to our society, to businesses and to our lives. Mats has been working as a senior staff writer at Ny Teknik, Stockholm, Sweden—the major technology weekly in Scandinavia, and at CBS Cnet News in San Francisco.
Mats' favorite quote:
Like all revolutionary new ideas, the subject has had to pass through three stages, which may be summed up by these reactions: (1) ‘It’s crazy – don’t waste my time.’ (2) ‘It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing.’ (3) ‘I always said it was a good idea.’ (Arthur C. Clarke)