THINGS eXecutive Update™ 
Corporates disrupting the industries they serve

Event Partner: HTEC Group

Digitalization of large traditional corporations are frequently talked about and benefits aimed for are typically efficiency, security and sustainability. But the digital transformation enables possibilities of further platformization of such internally built digital products which then bring true disruption to the industries they serve. 

We have the pleasure to arrange an eXecutive Update™ together with our member HTEC Group where these exciting opportunities are presented based on the real life case OrbitMI. OrbitMI Inc. is a software company based in New York City with offices in Sweden, Norway and Serbia, and partners across the world. Their mission is to unlock the hidden value in data generated by maritime to help the entire sector become more efficient, profitable and sustainable.

• Welcome - Magnus Melander, Co-founder, THINGS 
• The idea to form a data driven spin-out and how we did it. Erik Hånell CEO & President, Stena Bulk
• Taking a spin-out successfully to market. Ali Riaz, CEO, OrbitMI
• Building the right product for the spin-out. Darko Todorovic, Director Of Engineering and Delivery, HTEC Group
• Q&A 

THINGS eXecutive Update™ 
THINGS eXecutive Update™ format is designed for executives in THINGS member companies to rapidly get a deep dive into a challenging high priority topic from people who have done it and are kind enough to share their experience. Together with HTEC Group we decided that this eXecutive™ Update is open to non THINGS members for 100€. THINGS members and VIP customers to the presenting companies will be offered free tickets.

Please contact Magnus Melander, or +46 70 230 72 51 for feedback or proposals, or if you want to become a member!

Note: THINGS eXecutive Update™ is conducted in English and will be recorded. THINGS reserves the right to use the recording for promotional purposes, for instance upload to our YouTube channel, THINGS - Innovation Growhouse. Zoom records only persons presenting during the event. As a participant, please write your full name so we can identify your attendance.



Erik Hånell
CEO & President at Stena Bulk

Ali Riaz
CEO at OrbitMI

Darko Todorovic
Director Of Engineering and Delivery at HTEC Group

We will use a digital tool called Zoom. A link will be provided to you. Zoom is free and requires no downloading. Though we advise downloading their desktop app for better user experience. 


THINGS was established 2014 to learn how to transform innovation in small innovative tech companies to value creation in large companies through collaboration. With the mantra ”hands on and business first”, THINGS has developed a community of some 100 member companies, 50/50 tech companies and corporates from Tokyo to Silicon Valley. The objective to enable sustainable business relationships for our members focuses on Deep tech in Industry, Infrastructure, Utilities and Mobility. THINGS' members include Assa Abloy, Husqvarna, Akademiska Hus, SAAB, Scania, Mavenir Networks, IHI Corporation, Hitachi Power Grid, Flir Systems and HTEC Group, among many other international players. THINGS’ partners in key domains and geographies, such as UnternehmerTUM, La Village, Antler, Combient, Deeptech Alliance, enable THINGS to deliver high quality cross-boarder services to our members internationally. For more information please visit


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