Magnus Karlsson is Director New Business Development & Innovation at Ericsson Headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. He joined Ericsson in 1998 and has been working in the areas of external research relations, strategic foresight and innovation management. Recently, he was driving the Group-wide scenario planning project Communicating Worlds 2020.
Between 2003 and 2006 he served as Science & Technology Counselor at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. responsible for policy and technology intelligence. In a previous foreign assignment, he worked at the Office of Science & Technology at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo, Japan.
He has two basic academic degrees in Applied Physics and International Relations as well as a Ph.D. degree in Technology and Social Change from Linköping University, Sweden.