Comment from Sloane Ortel, curator and commentator, CFA Institute, and Ashby Monk, executive and research director, Stanford Global Projects Centre
Comment from Jonas Svedlund, general counsel and head of business development, GE Ventures
Tom Whitehouse, contributing editor, spoke to Jin Hu, BP Ventures’ Shanghai-based China lead, about how she is re-adapting to her country of birth after 16 years in the UK. Hu also set out the strategic rationale behind BP’s $10m backing of Nio Capital and pledged to demonstrate value to venture investors in China.
Comment from Herman Singh, group chief digital officer, MTN
We recently set out to test our view on the next big tech trends against the view of external experts. To determine the latter, we performed a count of technology references from blue-chip tech prediction pieces.
Michael Lohnert, investment director at Boeing HorizonX Ventures, touted the potential of low earth orbit (Leo) satellite technologies but also expressed concern that some founders in the space have underestimated the difficulty of delivering solutions to market
Robin Brinkworth spoke with Marc Rennard, the new CEO and chairman of Orange Digital Ventures (ODV), about their commitment to innovation and coordinating ODV with other parts of the Orange Group