Jim Hagemann Snabe is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG, board member C3.AI, member of WEF Board of Trustees and former Chairman of the Board of A.P. Møller–Mærsk.
Jim’s career in the IT industry has spanned more than 25 years, during which he held several leadership and executive roles. In 2008 he was appointed to the executive board of SAP, responsible for innovation and product development. From 2010 to 2014, he was joint CEO with Bill McDermott, heralding a new era for the software giant.
In 2017, he was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of A.P. Møller–Mærsk A/S. The latter of these two he handed over to his successor in 2022.
As a member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum, Jim is actively engaged in efforts related to the Digital Transformation of business and society.
He has an MSc (economics and business administration) from Aarhus University in Denmark and is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School. He is co-author (with Mikael Trolle) of Dreams and Details (2018) and (with Lars Thinggaard) of Tech for Life (2020).
Lars Thinggaard was President and CEO of Milestone Systems A/S
until 2020. A Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2019 “thinker to watch”, Lars is an investor and intuitive entrepreneur.
His previous roles include co-founder and CFO at Mondosoft, COO and CFO at Beologic (acquired by Baan), CFO at In2itive (acquired by SPSS), and an auditor at Arthur Anderson and Price Waterhouse, now Price Waterhouse Coopers. Lars led Milestone from 2003, steering the company to be a global industry leader in open platform Internet Protocol (IP) video management software. During his 16 years as CEO, the company’s revenue increased more than fifteenfold. It is now part of the Canon Group.
Lars has a bachelor’s degree in corporate finance and accounting from Copenhagen Business School, and is based in Copenhagen. He is the author of Business Magnetism (2015) and co-author (with Jim Hagemann Snabe) of Tech for Life (2020).
Tech For Life is a movement that embraces technology as a means of developing good things for humanity. This book invites you to join the movement, and the conversation, about how we collaboratively can optimize our businesses for life, and not only
Regardless of your company size, whether you are a start-up or a global market leader, your participation makes a difference to the future. The authors provide a multidimensional context for the Tech for Life movement that offers an introduction to the core values and principles. You will get a understanding of the importance and necessity of leading technology for the common good of human beings.
The Tech for Life movement urges us all to develop and use technology as a force for good all over the world and to take part in a new way of using technology positively to:
– CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY
– ENHANCE THE LIVES OF ITS USERS
– CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL
– RESPECT AND ENHANCE HUMAN RIGHTS
– BE HUMAN-CENTERED AT ALL TIMES
Join the authors in exploring where technology has come from, where it is today, why it must change, how it must change, and what needs to be done. And, most importantly, what you can do.
Visit www.techforlife.net for further inspiration.
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“Tech for Life provides us with the mental warehouse to regain trust in our future using technology as the catalyst for positive change.”
Klaus Schwab, Founder & Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
“A marvellous analysis of one of the most important challenges business executives and policy makers are facing today: How to put trust back into technology. Tech for Life not only makes a compelling case why this is a critical issue for markets and societies.
It also provides a road map of how technology can be employed to secure the health of markets and societies at large.”
Founding Director, UN Global Compact; Chairman, Arabesque
”Tech for Life gives us a vision for the future of technology leadership based on the storied careers of two of tech’s best leaders and their deep commitment to improve the state of the world.”
Marc Benioff, Founder & CEO, Salesforce