A Conversation on Technology with Andreas Ehn

A Conversation on Technology with Andreas Ehn
Andreas Ehn, partner from Approach and former CTO of Spotify joined us in a conversation on technology, where we break down the four major areas of technology in AI, Blockchain, Autonomous Vehicles & VR/AR.

Andreas Ehn, current partner of Approach and former CTO of Spotify, joined us in a conversation on technology and where we are heading in four major areas: artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cryptocurrency, autonomous vehicles and virtual & augmented reality.

Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included):

  • Andreas Ehn (@ehn, LinkedIn), Partner at Approach, former CTO of Spotify (first employee) and CTO / co-founder of Wrapp [0:38]
    • How did you start your career? [1:22]
    • As I have interviewed your wife Lisa Enckell previously on the show, how has your travels in Asia been and what have you observed across Asia Pacific? [5:51]
    • In your career journey from being the former CTO of Spotify & co-founder of Wrapp to fighting the Samwer brothers from Rocket Internet, what are the interesting career lessons learnt? [9:03]
  • A Conversation On Technology [10:32]
    • I have in mind four different technologies which are currently at different stages of development: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain or Cryptocurrency, Autonomous Vehicles (drones, cars) and Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
    • We can start with defining the field, business opportunities and where the technology is at now:
      • Artificial Intelligence [11:39]
      • Blockchain or Cryptocurrency [19:16]
      • Autonomous Vehicles [25:45]
      • Virtual and Augmented Reality [31:59]
  • Closing [36:44]
    • Can you recommend a book or movie or podcast or anything which recently made an impact to your work and personal life? [36:52]
    • How do my audience find you? [39:44]

Podcast Information:

The show is hosted by Bernard Leong (@bernardleong & weibo) and are sponsored by Ideal Workspace (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) with their new Altizen Desk (Twitter, Facebook, Medium). Sound credits for the intro music: Taro Iwashiro, “The Beginning” from Red Cliff Soundtrack.