Jan’s Blog

A blog about entrepreneurship amidst Digital Transformation. 

For some unknown reason, we seem to love these grand and a bit fluffy (at least ambiguous) expressions in business. We often stage them as “the next big thing,” irrelevant of whether they represent anything new or not. Currently, “Digital Transformation” gets a lot of attention and this blog offers my thoughts, ideas and opinions on how I think entrepreneurship in these sometimes chaotic changes with new technology. I don’t have the answers – I’m on a learning curve like everybody else, and here I simply share what I learn.
By Jan Madsen, founder of Enuda

How I got inspired to create Enuda

How I got inspired to create Enuda

In an earlier blog post, I argued that right now is probably the best possible time for working with digital transformation. It’s also a fantastic time to be in business. The world around us is ripe with opportunities for things, just waiting to be improved using digital technology in a better way. You can also say that what lies ahead is one big playing field of opportunities for...

I will  never accept surveillance software

I will never accept surveillance software

With Covid-19 forcing many knowledge people to work from home, the surveillance software industry experiences a boom. On this specific topic, there is no middle ground; either you accept going down that alley, or you don’t. I’m in the latter category - I will never allow surveillance software in Enuda. In this blog post I take a stand on this important topic, which is also related to...

I use early industrial development to understand digital transformation

I use early industrial development to understand digital transformation

Right now is probably the best possible time for working with digital transformation. We have only just started and have endless opportunities ahead of us. Digital transformation is a technological transition, that will change many things in our lives and societies, and we need to go back in history to better understand how this could play out. Luckily these technological...

How I got the design vs coding all wrong – and learned

How I got the design vs coding all wrong – and learned

The idea to create Enuda popped up in my mind sometime spring 2017. Over summer and autumn the same year, I worked on the core question for any new business: “How to turn what I think is a great idea into a real business opportunity?” I have been running my own business since 2006 and had therefore both some financial means and probably way more necessary some experiences to put into...

How digital transformation changes the perception of value

How digital transformation changes the perception of value

What is value? What does it mean that something is valuable? In most cases, the answer is something subjective - your perception of value is probably in many ways different from mine. But one thing is sure; digital transformation changes the perception of value in profound ways. My claim is that in many walks of life, where we take value for granted, things have already started to look...

Digital transformation is about destroying things

Digital transformation is about destroying things

There is a vast difference between digital transformation and digitalisation, and we tend to focus more on the latter.  Digitalisation means adding some tech to the edge of existing systems or processes, whereas digital transformation is all about building new solutions with technology at the core. Adding Apple Carplay to a new VW Golf is digitalisation - yes, it is nice and...

Why Digital Transformation so often is an analog thing

Why Digital Transformation so often is an analog thing

For all the talk about Digital Transformation (DT) we often tend to forget one vital aspect - human beings. Despite an abundance of cheap and smart tech toys and gadgets, some apparent options for improved performance and plenty of knowledge about “how-to,” we often seem to miss this golden opportunity. Why is that? How come, despite some apparent options for doing something...

How we work and why it is important

How we work and why it is important

We believe it is high time to re-think how we build industrial applications, such as SCADA systems: Most solutions today are old-fashioned, inflexible and carry sky-high license costs. Most solutions do not support business needs in a fast-changing environment.  And because of technical constraints, it is cumbersome and expensive to change anything. And the design somehow never...

What is Digital Transformation?

What is Digital Transformation?

For some unknown reason, we seem to love these grand and a bit fluffy (at least ambiguous) expressions in business. We often stage them as “the next big thing,” irrelevant of whether they represent anything new or not. Currently, “Digital Transformation” gets a lot of attention, and this post aims to provide some clarity on two key questions: What is Digital Transformation?Where can it...

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