Daniel Akenine

National Technology Officer, Microsoft Sweden

Daniel Akenine is working for the Microsoft Technology Office on the long-term impact of technology on social and economic development. He is a member of ISO’s international expert group for cloud standards, former vice chairman of the Swedish Computer Society and a teacher at the Royal Institute of Technology. In 2022 he was listed by TechSverige and International Data Group as one of the 50 most influential in tech in Sweden.

He is also the co-founder of two technology companies and holds patent applications in Europe and the United States in applied cryptography. Daniel has a previous history as a brain researcher at the Karolinska Institute, developer and architect at the Nasdaq OMX stock exchange and lead architect for one of the largest Credit Management systems in Europe.

Daniel is one of ten advisors to the Swedish Minister of Digitalisation and is also an established Swedish fiction writer.

Management Track

Co-presenting with Sandra Barouta Elvin

Ctrl+Alt+Delete – how can a digital society better protect against unexpected events and recover?

Digital services are a crucial component of every function needed for our modern way of living. What would happen if all digital services in a country stopped working? How would our society cope and recover?

We will discuss threats to our digital infrastructure like terrorism, solar storms, or strategic hybrid attacks. How can we think about data centers, digital sovereignty, and recovery? How do we build a resilient digital society?