Speakers will be announced continuously throughout Q1 2022, stay tuned
Lillian Smestad, Senior Datascientist at Inmeta Consulting
Lillian Smestad is a senior data scientist in Inmeta Consulting, implementing machine learning to make decision processes of customers data-driven. She holds a PhD in particle physics. During her PhD, she was part of the team discovering the Higgs boson, a discovery subsequently rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Physics. She has received several awards, ranging from winning prestigious stipends for research to international competitions for science communication, and being fronted as a female role model within the field of AI in Norway, and most recently named one of the 50 leading women in tech in Norway. Lillian is profoundly curious, positive and dedicated, and enthusiastic about sharing knowledge. She is a TEDx speaker and a founding board member of Oslo.AI, building the AI community in Oslo.
Speech: Intelligence at the edge - condition monitoring cranes on offshore vessels
Greta Elvestuen, Senior Analyst in Risk Modelling, DNBat DnB
Greta holds a doctorate in Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School and has experience as a Data Scientist in the media and IT industry. She worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Oslo and BI at both bachelor's and Master of Science levels lecturing on leadership, diversity, and organization. Greta’s research was conducted as quantitative studies and focused on diversity management and inclusive leadership. Her work is published in a number of international journals. She is today a Senior Analyst at DNB focusing on statistical modeling, IRB value chain, and data-driven retail loans supporting customer assessment in a variety of portfolios. SMOTE - Building reliable models in a world of imbalanced data - What is SMOTE? - Accuracy paradox - Handling of imbalanced data - Why SMOTE? - The algorithm - Variants of SMOTE - Comparison of model performance - How to employ?
Speech: "SMOTE - Building reliable models in a world of imbalanced data"
Morten Irgens, Dean, School of Economics, Innovation & Technology at Kristiania University College
Dean, School of Economics, Innovation, and Technology; Chief Development Officer, Kristiania, Board Member, CLAIRE and NORA; Vice President, Adra. Throughout history, technology has not only transformed economies and societies: it has been a major redistributor of power among states and a major force shaping and reshaping international relations. Today’s accelerated technology development is creating an accelerated far-reaching redistribution of international power. And AI is the canary in the mine.
Speech: Europe’s Dream of Tech Sovereignty
Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO at Iris.ai & Faculty at Singularity University
Anita is a serial entrepreneur with 4 previous startups under her belt, including both in Silicon Valley, Sweden, and Norway. Today, she s the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai; one of the 10 most innovative artificial intelligence companies according to Fast Company. Iris.ai is an AI Science assistant, able to read and connect scientific knowledge, that will grow up to be the world’s first AI Researcher within a decade. Anita was announced by Forbes to be one of the World's Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018. She thoroughly enjoys her time on stage, has done TEDx talks and 500 startups, SU Global Grand Challenges Awards, and TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield alumni. She has studied at numerous universities including Stanford and Berkeley and finished her Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Business Design at Chalmers University of Technology.
Anna Nordström, Professor of public health at Umeå University (SWEDEN)
Anna Nordström, MD and specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine, is a professor of public health, at Umeå University and professor in Sport Sciences at the Arctic University of Norway. Anna Nordström is founding director of Life Medicine clinic and testbed at the Northern University Hospital, Sweden that tests out how new ideas and technologies work in daily life for patients and citizens which is critical to making sure that the innovations are both fit for purpose and safe before they reach a wide audience. The testbed works internationally to strengthen collaboration between the public sector, business, universities and other research-intensive organisations and focuses on improving health. Anna Nordström has authored and edited many books and articles and over 140 scientific publications. The world’s population is changing at a pace we’ve never experienced in recorded history. An aging population also presents opportunities for Europe. Apart from the financial challenges that confront families and public services, Europes aging population will also open doors for the development of the “silver economy”. While the eldercare sector remains a huge part of this economy, with more seniors getting accustomed to smart digital technology, they have also become a significantly large customer segment in the self-care, health promotion, and health prevention markets. Artificial intelligence and Big Data are poised to revolutionize health research, the delivery of medical care, and how patients are supported to maintain health. It is and will be a critical part of long-term healthcare solutions.
Speech: Aging demographic in Europe, silver tsunami or golden opportunity?
Isabell Kunst, CEO & Cofounder at Xephor Solutions (Austria)
Isabell is CEO and Co-Founder at Xephor Solutions GmbH. She is acting supervisor at Donau University Krems for AI-master thesis students. She's an ethics expert for AI at European Union as well as Author on Artificial Intelligence. She is a public speaker on the topic of artificial intelligence and the Advisory Board in the Future Network. Selected at Alpbach in Motion 2020 (top 30 European entrepreneurs) FEMtrepreneurin 2019 (top 50 female entrepreneurs & founders DACH) EIC Women Leadership participant 2021 (top 50 female leaders in EU) Education: Doctorate in social sciences and philosophy at the University of Vienna, Master in communication sciences at the University of Vienna, specialization in public relations and marketing. Their greatest achievement so far is machine thinking (patent EP20193672 ) - for the first time, an AI can not only learn but also react independently to untrained content and develop new ideas. Isabell will co-present with Konstantin Oppl.
Speech: Creation of a new AI technology by crossing-over Philosophy, brain research, mathematical implementation, transparency, ethics, and sustainability.
Ib T. Gulbrandsen, Associate Professor at Roskilde University (Denmark)
Ib T. Gulbrandsen is an associate professor at the Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University. He holds a PhD from Copenhagen Business School and has been visiting scholar at Columbia University, University of Southern California, and University of Amsterdam. Ib is the head researcher of Strategizing Communication and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI), a four-year research project investigating how AI affects human agency in relation to professional discretion and ethical judgement. He works at the interdisciplinary nexus of strategic organization, communication, and technology, and has been published in i.a. Big Data & Society, International Journal of Management Reviews, and Strategic Organization. In this talk, Ib T. Gulbrandsen will focus on how the conflation of AI, strategy and ethics creates unique challenges for organizations, challenges that need to be met with ethical AI strategies and not strategic AI ethics.
Speech: Ethical AI strategies. Not strategic AI ethics
Ingrid Vasiliu Feltes, CEO at Science, Entrepreneurship & Investments Institute (USA)
Is a healthcare executive, futurist, and globalist who is highly dedicated to digital and ethics advocacy. She is a Forbes Business Council member, digital strategist, passionate educator, and entrepreneurship ecosystem builder, known as an expert speaker, board advisor, and consultant. Throughout her career, she has received several awards for excellence in research, teaching, or leadership. She is the recipient of numerous awards and global rankings. She serves as an Expert Advisor to the EU Blockchain Observatory Forum and was appointed to the Board of UN Legal and Economic Empowerment Network. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is CEO of Softhread Inc., the Founder, and CEO of The Science, Entrepreneurship, and Investments Institute, and currently serving as a Country Director for WBAF USA, Senator of WBAF, Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School- Division of Entrepreneurship, and teaching the Executive MBA Business Technology Course at the UM Business School. She is also acting as the Chief Innovation Officer for Government Blockchain Association. Most recently she served as President of Detect Genomix, Chief Quality and Safety Officer Chief and Innovation Officer for Mednax, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, and Chief of Compliance for the University of Miami UHealth System
Speech: Ingrid will be speaking at AIM-X Startup & Plenary Sessions
Anh Nguyen, Assoc. Prof. at University of South Eastern Norway
Anh Nguyen Duc is a Assoc. Prof. at University of South Eastern Norway and Assoc. Prof. II at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His current research interest is Empirical research, AI Ethics and Software Engineering for AI. He is a book author, a project manager and an active researcher. He is listed as top 500 most published researchers in all fields in Norway. Recent practices and challenges in addressing AI Ethics as software quality attributes. In his speech, he will report results from a systematic literature review and several case studies in companies that develops AI solutions for both private and public sectors, their practices and their challenges in working towards AI Ethical requirements.
Speech: Practices and challenges in working towards AI Ethical requirements
Mara Diaconu, Coordinator IDUN at NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Mara Diaconu is the Coordinator IDUN - From Ph.D. to Professor - a BALANCE project that offers scientists a career catapulting and research mentoring program through female role models for the rising talents in the field of informatics and engineering. Project led by Prof. Letizia Jaccheri. With technology into the focus of her activities, Mara works at the intersection of research, innovation, and business to promote and support excellent research and innovations as vectors of development toward a sustainable society. She has an international-oriented career, working in 5 countries for governments, companies, and universities and she was part of multicultural teams writing, developing, and implementing more than thirty international projects that are funded by European Commission and other national and international funds, as well as private investors. Mara is the Community Manager for the Mobilise-D project, in addition, she teaches grant writing, innovation and technology, and idea pitching. Building upon her extensive experience and knowledge, Mara promotes gender balance in research and leadership, meanwhile inspiring and supporting researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to market.
Speech: The Gender Gap won't close this century, but can we do better? Empower women through role models
Cathrine Bui, AI Ethics Consultant at BUI Consulting
Cathrine Bui is passionate about helping organizations understand the ethical risks of AI and ensuring that algorithms perform as intended without biases from data noise. She combines her past experience as the head of EQUALS Research Coalition on digital gender equality and technical background in computer science to bridge the gap between tech engineers and the social science needed for Responsible AI. She has unique expertise in AI ethics and provides workshops and consultancy services. She is a professional speaker holding talks in different places ranging from an ASEAN Human Rights forum; to conferences in Africa and South Korea; to corporate events at Cisco. Cathrine is a member of NORDE, Norwegian Council for Digital Ethics, and on the board of Protocols of AI Security IEEE; a global initiative to set up a research center HQ in South Korea.
Speech: What should you know about the upcoming EU AI Act Regulations
Maria-Liisa Bruckert, Co-CEO at SQIN (Germany)
Maria-Liisa Bruckert is the co-founder & Co-CEO of SQIN. She holds a Master of Science with dual degrees in Germany and Taiwan and is a candidate for the DBA. In her former position at Siemens, she was responsible for its global digitization strategy. In addition to her role as founder, she coaches other startups as well, e.g. at Futury. She is also a board chair member at TiE Women Germany. In 2021, she co-founded SQIN, a 360° one-stop solution for skin health. With AI-based skin assessments, infotainment, and real dermatologists, they always have an expert by their side. Making personalization in cosmetics scalable with AI Personalization in cosmetics with the help of AI? That is possible! She will look at how personalization has been understood in the market so far – and what needs to be done to make it more sustainable and, above all, truly individual.
Speech: Making personalization in cosmetics scalable with the help of AI? That is possible!
Pål de Vibe, Head of AI and Data Engineering at KnowIt Objectnet
Principal Data Platform Engineer with 17 years of public cloud experience. Experience from diverse sectors, stacks, continents, and companies. Worked with cloud data platforms for 7 years, including technologies like Dataiku, Databricks, Snowflake, AWS, and Azure. Enthusiastic about responsible yet pragmatic value-focused engineering. His speech will focus on strategies and tactics for Data Platform engineering in the Fog of War of rapid cloud innovation. Practical strategies and tactics for cloud engineering of data platforms in the cloud, and cloud engineering in general, based on 15 years of public cloud experience, especially with AWS, reinterpreting examples from medieval struggles.
Speech: strategies and tactics for Data Platform engineering in the Fog of War of rapid cloud innovation
Laiz Batista Tellefsen, Legal Advisor at Boost.ai (BRAZIL)
Laiz is a legal professional with broad international experience in the tech industry who currently works as Legal Advisor at boost.ai. She holds a LL.M in Public International Law from the University of Oslo and a J.D from PUC-Rio in international exchange with Sciences Po Paris. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional in Europe (CIPP/E), a qualified lawyer in Brazil, and a member of Juristforbundet in Norway. Her speech will dive into the dilemma between privacy and surveillance in the development of AI technology and how privacy regulations and corporate social responsibility sketches a better framework for the ethical progression of technology.
Speech: Ethical AI in a surveillance society
Pelin Hizal Smines, CEO at Vclerk and Founder at Scaleup Lab (TURKEY)
Pelin has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, sales and product management. She launched several innovative banking products and services that were rewarded by Visa Europe. The two mobility projects she developed with her team were granted more than € 3 million by European Commission. She is Co-Founder and CEO of SammeVei who works with public transport agencies and municipalities to integrate ridesharing for establishing a sustainable transportation system for daily commuting. Currently, she is acting CEO of Vclerk.
Pelin holds an Executive MBA from Istanbul Technical University and also MA in international affairs from Galatasaray University. Pelin will be our hostess and moderate the plenary morning session at AIM North Symposium 2022.
Speech: Pelin will be our hostess and moderate the plenary morning session at AIM North Symposium 2022
Stefan Engeseth, Futurist, Speaker & Author at Detective Marketing (SWEDEN)
All his life he has seen patterns of the future and been called the ‘Creative Futurist.’ Over the last 20 years, he has spotted and seen the future over and over again. He is often described as one of the world’s leading experts and speakers in his field. Lectures at TEDx, Ericsson (HQ), Disney Nordic (HQ), Audi, VW, Porsche, Roche, AAK. Based in Stockholm (Sweden), lectured in USA (tour), Amsterdam, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Prague, London, Brussels, New Zealand, Australia, and all over Scandinavia. He has shared the same platform with the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Dame Anita Roddick, Philip Kotler, Sadia Kibria, Alexander Osterwalder, Guy Kawasaki, Sir Tim Berners-Lee as well as Nobel Peace Prizewinners. His book series, Sharkonomics, has been praised by marketing experts worldwide, including Prof Philip Kotler, who called it ‘A stimulating read!’ and Brian Solis, who says the book helps companies thrive in ‘adventurous economic waters.’
Ishita Barua, MD & Researcher at Oslo University Hospital & the University of Oslo
Ishita is doing research on AI in gastrointestinal endoscopy and the general integration of AI in clinical decision-making. She is a Fulbright Alumna at BIDMC/Harvard Medical School and was named one of the top 30 women in Norway changing the field of Artificial Intelligence (2021), by The Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium. Co-founder and lecturer in the elective subject called "AI, Innovation, Big Data and Clinical Decision Support" for medical students at the University of Oslo. Ishita is currently a deputy member of The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board appointed by the Norwegian government and president of Young Internists of Norway. Board member of The Nordic Privacy Center and the Norwegian Council of Digital Ethics.
Djamila Amimer, CEO and Founder at Mind Senses Global (UK)
Dr. Djamila Amimer founded Mind Senses Global to help businesses and organizations apply Artificial Intelligence. She is an experienced business leader and an entrepreneur with a broad range of experiences across AI, machine learning, commercial deals, business strategy, energy, supply chain, shipping & trading, business resilience, and climate change. Djamila is ranked in the top tier of global thought leaders in AI and spends a significant amount of her time exploring the next wave of AI. Djamila is a big supporter of diversity in tech and would like to make AI accessible to everyone.
Speech: AI in Business and what to look for
Tale Skjølsvik, Professor/Vice-Dean at OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University
Tale Skjølsvik works as vice dean for research at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design. She has a doctorate in strategy from BI and works as a professor of technology management at OsloMet. Tale has experience as a consultant from Bain & Company in Stockholm and Gemini Consulting (now Cap Gemini). She also has extensive lecturer experience and gives lectures and courses in digitization and management, strategy, and entrepreneurship. Tales' research interests include strategy in knowledge-intensive service companies, digitalization in working life, and the procurement of consulting services.
Eirik Norman Hansen, Futurist, Keynote Speaker, AUTHOR & CEO at ENH
Eirik is a graduate in economics and has worked with digitization for over 20 years. His quest is to research topics concerning what technology means to us, and how we can utilize it in the best way possible. He has led and been a part of some of Norway's and the Nordic countries’ biggest tech companies, and today he runs his own company where his main focus is what the future will bring, and what we have to do to succeed in the future. He is on multiple boards in Norwegian companies, and he has also co-written the book “Når juss møter AI” (When law meets AI), that was published in the summer of 2019, and he also has his own podcast called “30 minutes into the future” where he is accompanied by guests to discuss the near future and "A Walk in the park with Josh & Eirik" (English). He is also part of a youtube technology show called «Upgraded with Eirik & Hans-Petter» (Norwegian). Today Eirik runs his own company ENH where he spends most of his time doing Keynote speaks about tech and the future.
Johnny Bjånesøy, Data Scientist at Knowit
Johnny has always been intrigued by the concept of artificial intelligence which led him down the path to Cognitive Science. His love for recommender systems blossomed as he spent his master years studying and collaborating on user-centric recommendation research at UiB. He currently works for Knowit Experience Bergen, developing AI systems and providing consultation on recommender systems. Recommender systems have become more ubiquitous in our everyday digital services in the name of providing personalized products to everyone. Recently, it has however become more apparent how these powerful technologies can impact our society in negative ways. Whether by malice or ignorance, systems may be more likely to recommend aggravating content on social media or promote unhealthy diets. This talk will discuss how recommender systems can become malignant and possible strategies to mitigate this.
Speech: Moving from recommending what we want to recommend what we need.
Gry Evita Sivertsen, Head of Information Security at Boost AI
Passionate about security and compliance. Background in computer engineering (University of Stavanger). Certified Senior Implementer for ISO27001. Leading the security team at boost.ai to ensure compliance to security standards including implementation and assessment of security and privacy controls, risk management, and security awareness. Implemented and got the certification for an Information Security Management System (ISMS) aligned with ISO27001. Boost.ai is a startup company (from 2016) with the product conversational AI. Boost.ai has since 2016 grown to be over 100 employees in different locations. The aim is to become a unicorn, and boost.ai just got a new investor (Nordic Capital) to help reach the goal
Speech: The importance of security and privacy controls in conversational AI
Arnoldo Frigessi, Professor at Oslo University Hospital & University of Oslo (ITALY)
Arnoldo Frigessi is a professor of statistics at the University of Oslo and the Oslo University Hospital. He is director of the Oslo Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology and of the center for research-based innovation BigInsight, a consortium of partners from academia and the public and private sectors. Frigessi develops new methods in statistics and machine learning and stochastic models to study principles, dynamics, and patterns of complex dependence. Currently, he has research collaborations in genomics, personalized medicine, infectious disease modeling including Covid-19, and preference learning.
Speech: "The models that won against covid"
Solve Sæbø, Professor Statistics at Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Sæbø is professor in statistics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, a university with a clear strategic focus on sustainable development. He has close to 20 years of experience in statistical research and teaching, and in later years his focus of educational research has been on how the learning experience can be adapted to the individual student by taking different aspects of cognition into consideration, from the level of neurons in the brain, via neuronal networks to the level of personality psychology and adaptive pedagogics. Sæbø uses a statistical framework to understand and explain the metacognitive aspects of the human mind in his blog . He is a member of the National Committee for Agenda 2030 in the university sector in Norway and leading the work on a digital platform for sharing best practices for higher education for sustainable development in Norway.
Agenda 2030 with the 17 SDGs and 169 subgoals reflects the complex challenges we are facing today. Can AI make a change for a sustainable future? And is AI itself on a sustainable path? In this talk, Solve will make a heuristic reflection upon the potentials of AI for the common good, for the planet, for the people and for prosperity.
Speech: Paths to a sustAInable future Agenda
Alise Danielle Midtfjord, PhD Candidate at University of Oslo
Alise Danielle Midtfjord is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo. She has a background in Physics, and earlier experience working as a technology consultant. Her research focuses on machine learning methodology for safety-critical applications and involves subjects such as explainable artificial intelligence, time-to-event prediction, and physics-informed machine learning. She is also a board member of Oslo.AI, as she is passionate about knowledge sharing and connecting with the diverse community of AI enthusiasts. Are you tired of constantly having to choose between accuracy and interpretability when creating AI models? Don’t worry, the era of stress and confusion due to black-box algorithms is over! By taking inspiration from the field of game theory, Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) has emerged as a solution to this everlasting trade-off. It is time for the industry to embrace XAI in their applications, and this presentation is a short summary of why it is important, how easy it is done, and why this is beneficial for you!
Speech: A plea to create explainable AI
Jan Sollid Storehaug, CEO & Keynote Speaker at Tenk Digitalt
Jan Sollid Storehaug is a serial entrepreneur and a professional public keynote speaker, sharing his thoughts about Artificial Intelligence and how disruptive technologies offer new possibilities and challenge how we live and work. Jan has more than 50.000 followers on social media and loves helping promising tech startups, advising more than 50 leaders of startups & scaleups during the last three years. Jan is also active within the HealthTech space in Norway.
Speech: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Healthcare
Morten Goodwin, Professor at University of Agder & Centre for AI Research
Dr. Morten Goodwin is a Professor at the University of Agder. His field of expertise is artificial intelligence, particularly swarm intelligence and neural networks. Morten Goodwin received the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University Department of Computer Science, Denmark, in 2011, by applying machine learning algorithms on eGovernment indicators which are difficult to measure automatically. He is a deputy director for the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research, coordinator for the International Master's Programme in ICT a public speaker, and an active researcher. His main research interests include machine learning, swarm intelligence, deep learning, and adaptive learning in the fields of accounting, medicine, games, and chatbots. He has more than 60 peer reviews scientific publications in the area and has supervised more than 110 student projects including Masters and Ph.D. theses within these topics, and several popular science public speaking events mostly in the area of Artificial Intelligence.
Lotta Snickare, Researcher at University of Oslo & KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SWEDEN)
Lotta Karin Snickare earned her PhD in Business Administration from KTH in 2012. She is working as a Researcher at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo. She also holds a position as researcher at the division of Real Estate Business and Financial Systems at the Department of Real Estate and Construction Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Her research is located at the intersection between organization and management studies and gender studies. She's involved in several research projects. Being an author, she has written books with Liza Marklund.
Nils Jacob Berland, CEO at Bergen Robotics, & Technology Evangelist
Nils Jacob holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Bergen. After a career as Senior Advisor in Telenor, he joined NTNU & Molde University College as Associate Professor, after which he founded the Bergen Robotics. There, he leads a team of dedicated scientists and engineers with competence in computer vision, advanced robotics, and edge AI. Bergen Robotics develops systems based on their proprietary platform for autonomous imaging of power line infrastructure and components using edge AI in drones and helicopters.
Christen Krogh, Rector at Oslo Metropolitan University from Feb. 2022
Anne Marthine Rustad, Research Manager Analytics and AI at SINTEF Digital
Anne Marthine Rustad has been at SINTEF Digital since March 2017. She holds a Ph.D. in Marine technology from NTNU with a research stay at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She brings competence from the industry to the table with her background in a variety of roles in Aker Solutions, DNV, and Boston Consulting Group. In Norway, she represents and connects, yet her presence is not limited to the Norwegian stage – with her international presence at conferences such as DLD Conference in 2019 – she shines as the co-manager of the Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Network for Europe (NAINE). NAINE contributes to an increased number of EU proposals on AI with Norwegian involvement. NAINE is actively monitoring selected calls and activities, forwarding information and coordinating hearings for calls together with the Research Council of Norway. As part of this work, she brings the AI community together through organizing two workshops yearly and her constant efforts to catapult the efforts in Norwegian AI onto the global stage.
David Cameron, Sirius Centre for Research & Innovation, University of Oslo (AUSTRALIA)
David Cameron currently works at the SIRIUS Centre for Scalable Data Access at the University of Oslo. David does research in Information Systems (Business Informatics), Databases and Distributed Computing. Their most recent publication is 'Big Data in Exploration and Production: Silicon Snake-Oil Magic Bullet or Useful Tool? David is the SIRIUS centre coordinator where SIRIUS is a Norwegian Centre for Research-driven Innovation that addresses the problems of scalable data access in the oil & gas industry. It conducts interdisciplinary research leading to innovations that will advance and support digitalization in the oil and gas industry. David has extensive knowledge of CAPE-OPEN acquired as development manager at Fantoft Process AS and Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies.
Arunselvan Ramaswamy, Associate Professor at Karlstad University (INDIA)
Arunselvan is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Karlstad University, Sweden. Prior to that, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Paderborn University, Germany. His position is fully funded by the Special Priority Programme 1914 of the German Research Foundation (DFG). He completed his MSc. (Engg.) in 2012 and Ph.D. in 2017 from the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India. His Ph.D. thesis received special commendation for outstanding research from IISc. As a graduate student, he interned at IBM-Research India, where he worked on big data optimization. His primary areas of research include stochastic approximation algorithms, dynamical systems, reinforcement learning, deep learning, stochastic optimal control, and stochastic processes.
Jennifer Vessels, CEO at Nextstep (USA)
Jennifer delivers Silicon Valley innovation and future-thinking - inspiring action, change and success in the Future of Work within the metaverse, innovation eco-systems and delivering business growth. Her insider insights as change agent leading transformation and growth for Adobe, Genetech, Google, combined with actionable takeaways ensure impact and lasting results. Having lead international expansion for Tandberg, consulted with Avinor, DNB, Kahoot, collaborated with StartupLab, Mesh, Angel Challenge to expand Norway’s innovation eco-system, Jennifer bridges that Norway/Silicon Valley gap leaving audiences empowered to take action. She holds an MBA from San Jose State University and MS in Occupational Psychology from University of London. Role of People and AI in the Metaverse In a world of AI, VR, Blockchain and Crypto, humans, avatars, and communities can work, collaborate, learn and travel all within the Metaverse. But, what does this mean for People, Ethics and Society? This engaging session explores the future of work in this new world and provides clear takeaways of what we can do now to be future-ready.
Speech: On our path to getting Future-Ready
Simen Eide, Datascientist at Schibsted, Researcher at University of Oslo
Simen is a Datascientis & Math guy with hacking skills at Schibsted and at the machine learning startup Arctic Datalab. He is developing features created from machine learning and AI. Strong focus areas at the moment are recommendations and personalization. He is also doing an industrial Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Oslo where he focuses on personalization, Bayesian statistics, and bandits. Working on personalization systems and other machine learning tasks using behavior, image, and text. He has a background in mathematics, statistics, and financial modeling.
Alex Moltzau, Artificial Intelligence Policy and Ethics at NORA
Ishita is doing research on AI in gastrointestinal endoscopy and the general integration of AI in clinical decision-making. She is a Fulbright alumna at BIDMC/Harvard Medical School and was named one of the top 30 women in Norway changing the field of Artificial Intelligence (2021), by The Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium. Ishita is also a Co-founder and lecturer in the elective subject called "AI, Innovation, Big Data and Clinical Decision Support" for medical students at the University of Oslo. Currently, she is a deputy member of The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board appointed by the Norwegian government and president of Young Internists of Norway. Board member of The Nordic Privacy Center and the Norwegian Council of Digital Ethics.
Valeriya Naumova, Data Scientist and Director at Simula Consulting (UKRAINE)
Valeriya has a long-held fascination with mathematics and employs it to create technologies that have a measurable, positive impact on society. As director of Simula Consulting and an educated data scientist and researcher, she tries to build a bridge between academia, where new software and technologies are being conceptualized and developed, and the rest of society.
Robert Jenssen, Director of SFI Visual Intelligence. Professor at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, University of Copenhagen
Robert Jenssen directs Visual Intelligence, a center. for research-based innovation specializing in deep learning for complex image analysis. He is a professor in machine learning at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and at the University of Copenhagen. He has also a position at the Norwegian Computing Center. Jenssen's interests are in fundamental research in machine learning methodology for applications within health, computer vision, and industry. Twitter @jenssen_robert. Ethics in AI and in AI for health rely to a large degree on explainable AI - XAI. This talk will give a glimpse into the next-generation XAI methodology developed in the research center "Visual Intelligence" in the context of deep learning for medical image analysis.
Speech: "Towards XAI and Visual Intelligence for health".
Beate Sildnes, Datascientist at NAV - NORWEGIAN LABOUR & WELFARE ADMINISTRATION
Beate is a data scientist at NAV. She has a wide range of experience in working with data and analytics, both as a consultant and as a data scientist. Beate loves exploring the opportunities that come from analyzing and utilizing NAV's many data sources in new ways. She believes that NAV (and the rest of the public sector) will be able to deliver better services and more efficient use of public resources through the use of data and machine learning - in a responsible manner. How can AI be used to improve the public sector in general, and how does NAV use AI? What are the challenges and dilemmas, and how do we ensure that we use AI in a responsible manner?
Speech: Ethical AI at NAV
Nabil Belbachir, Research Director at NORCE Norwegian Research Centre (AUSTRIA)
Nabil is acting research director at NORCE and the Head of Smart Instrumentation and Industrial Testing unit. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Vienna University of Technology. His specialized professional competence includes artificial vision, bio-inspired event-driven vision, 3D vision, and smart cameras with a special focus on system and method design. He has more than 25 years of research and high-ranked contributions in the field of computer vision, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence. I published the single-source reference “Smart Cameras” as editor (2009) covering a large research spectrum from disparate scientific, technological, and application fields. A Chinese translation of this English book appeared in 2014. In total, he contributed with more than 100 high-ranked publications incl. 2 books, 15 peer-reviewed journals, and 84 conference papers. Furthermore, he has articles in French, Austrian and European newspapers and Euronews TV documentary on smart cameras for elderly care. Moreover, he succeeded with more than 800 MNOK awards as national grants (Austria and Norway) and EU grants for funding projects that realize his own (patented) ideas dealing with application-driven research. He also has leadership experience from Austria and Norway of a team of scientists and engineers for the sustainable development of innovative smart systems for industrial and societal deployment, mainly dealing with automation services. Previously, he was involved in the ESA-Herschel project, where he was responsible for the Austrian contribution in the development of the compression software to PACS instrument from the European Space Agency. He is the coordinator of few Norwegian projects on vision-based and AI-driven remote inspection. He was coordinator as well as acting as principal investigator of few European projects. He is member of the board of directors of euRobotics and the general chair of the IEEE Embedded Computer Vision Workshop of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2020 and 2022. He holds 4 patents.
Speech: Nabil will speak at the AI & Robotics Track
Eli Haugerud, Head of Clusters at Smart Innovation Norway
Eli is working as Head of Communities in Smart Innovation Norway, and facilitates 3 industrial clusters within applied AI, digital energy systems and decommissioning. All towards creating the green shift and develop new jobs. Artificial Intelligence can be a key technology to transfer the society towards the green shift. Eli has been working within tech for the last 20 years, and is an experienced manager and project leader within AI-projects, change management and strategic innovation. She spreads enthusiasm for getting people and companies working on open innovation together. Eli is also partially employed in an investment fund investing in pre-seed start ups within AI, digital energy systems and smart cities.
Speech: Possibilities and barriers using AI strategically
Kai Gilb, Co-Founder at Graphmetrix Inc.
After 20 years of developing methods for and teaching how to succeed in product development with systems engineering, see gilb.com, Kai co-founded the startup, Graphmetrix.com where they have developed what they call Conceptual AI. Most all AI development today use some form of "narrow" AI, symbolic AI, and/or machine learning. Graphmetrix is developing breakthrough AIor Conceptual AI, where the AI understands conceptually much like what humans do. Moving the field of AI towards Artificial General Intelligence. I will talk about what it is and how conceptual AI work, how we mirror how humans think. I will discuss the wide possible use cases as well as how we use them today. I will demonstrate our solution using Conceptual AI.
Speech: Moving the field of AI towards Artificial General Intelligence
Aurilla Aurelie Arntzen, Professor at University of South Eastern of Norway (FRANCE)
Aurilla Aurelie Arntzen is Professor at university of South eastern Norway since January 2008. She is the co-founder of the research group “ Advanced Cognitive systems and Data Science” ACSADS ,Kongsberg, Norway. She is Co-Founder of the Norwegian Network on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, KIRN, Oslo, Norway . She is the co-founder of the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation (IKI-SEA) South East Asia, Bangkok, Thailand. She received her Ph.D. in Automation, from INSA (Institute National des Sciences Appliquées) of Strasbourg, France in 1997. She has several years combined teaching and research IT experience from several well-known International institutions. Her academic interests are broad ranging from real-time systems development to the conception of knowledge systems. She served as an expert evaluator for the European commission
Speech: How Artificial Intelligence could foster safe drone operations in urban areas
Tom Gilb, Consultant, Methods Inventor, Textbook Writer, Keynote Speaker and Teacher to many international organizations (USA)
Ingvil Gaasland, Senior Consultant at Transcendent Group & Girl Geek Dinner
Rune Larsen, Managing Director Industry X Nordics at Accenture
Ilma Janutyte, Senior Consultant at Avanade (LITHUANIA)
Ilma Janutyte is a data analyst/scientist at Avanade with 10+ years of experience in analytics. She loves working with data and creating data-driven solutions that make a genuine human impact. Being a part of the community that creates AI applications Ilma started questioning how to do AI in a responsible way that not only benefits companies but also supports societies and human rights. Responsible AI as technology increasingly touches all aspects of our life, Avanade strives to embed digital ethics into every internal effort and client engagement, aiming to reduce risk and promote the use of technology for good. A recent study shows that leaders of global companies understand the value of digital ethics, but their practices are inconsistent. In her presentation, we will touch upon the main ethical pain points that the global companies encounter when creating and implementing AI solutions and discuss developed digital ethics frameworks and assessment tools that can guide the companies on their own ethical journey.
Speech: Digital ethics frameworks and assessment tools
Evalds Urtans, CEO & Founder at Asya.ai (LATVIA)
Dr. Evalds Urtans is a computer scientist and entrepreneur specializing in deep learning and biometric models. E. Urtans is the founder of startup asya.ai, which till now has attracted more than half a million euros of venture capital investments and in which he commercializes his published research. The company initially released the B2C app 'Closer to you', which has over 50000 users, and now is focusing on new product pitchpatterns.com that improves sales by over 43% for our customers just in 2 months using the same models. Introduction to research done in Riga, Latvia in the field of deep learning and emotional intelligence. Work has been published in scientific papers and applied to practical commercial applications. Find out the state of the art results of emotion classification models using biometric data like voice, facial expressions, heart rate, and even gait. See how emotional intelligence extracted using deep learning can improve sales in case studies from our clients.
Speech: Machines that understand emotions for profit
Dr. Rashmi Gupta, Postdoctoral Researcher in CAIR Research lab at UiA (INDIA)
Dr. Rashmi Gupta is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Agder, Norway. She was introduced to programming languages in her early era of schooling and has since been experiencing the charm of the logical mind world. During her master’s, she worked as an android developer in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, for 1 year. Rashmi Gupta successfully completed her doctorate degree (PhD.), from Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland. The major focus of her research was on using wearable sensors in the domain of Lifelogging. By the inspiration from her supervisor, she has been an active lifelogger during the tenure of her doctorate degree.Besides her research work, she was awarded with a fully paid scholarship for working as a Junior Researcher in IBM-Research lab in Rio de Janeiro for 3 months in 2018. Rashmi Gupta is not only interested in research and programming. Instead, the teaching abilities are naturally inhabitant in her roots. During her Ph.D, she was actively engaged in teaching bachelor’s level courses at the university. After Ph.D, she secured a job as an Associate Professor in National College of Ireland, Dublin in Ireland. She served her able teaching responsibilities from March 2020 to September 2021. During her tenure at National College of Ireland, she supervised above 200 students for their master’s thesis in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Her speech, covering the reusable farm-scale multi-temporal crop yield dataset and the proposed novel model could meet the actual requirements for the prediction targets in the study, providing further valuable insights for the AI research community. In addition, the study helps the Norwegian farmers in taking smarter decisions for production improvement in the next growing season
Speech: The future of Norwegian Agriculture is Smarter with AI! Is it! How!
Jens Markussen, Consultant at Knowit
Jens is a developer and consultant with a fondness for computers. He is experienced with computer graphics and machine learning and likes to tinker with microcontrollers in his spare time. The effects of floods can be devastating to human quality of life, and sometimes even deadly. While it is often little we can do to stop a pending flood, early and accurate forecasts can significantly reduce the destructive impact. Knowit, together with Pipelife, has been for the past year working on a solution using low-energy battery-driven sensors and machine learning. The aim is to build a scalable solution to accurately predict and issue flood danger warnings on a local scale.
Speech: Building a scalable solution to accurately predict and issue flood danger warnings
Freyja Jørgensen, Innovation Manager at Simula Research Lab
Freyja Jørgensen started off with an educational background in biosciences and psychology and currently works as Innovation Manager at Simula. More specifically in their startup incubator Gründergarasjen, supporting early-stage tech startups on their way to further success.
Jørgensen has extensive experience working in the intersection between academia and startups and has been involved in several educational and innovation projects. Formerly she has worked to promote science and technology in education but currently, she dedicates her time to supporting early-stage technology companies in the Gründergarasjen incubator. As part of her job, she is also very passionate about building relevant and valuable connections between academia (in particular students) and startups. In addition, Jørgensen is the leader of the NORA.startup steering group and is together with them working to further build this network and support the AI startups, students, and researchers there.
Speech: Freyja will be speaking at AIM-X Startup
Marie Granander, Process Manager at The Compare Foundation (SWEDEN)
Marie is the Project Manager of the Swedish Vinnväxt initiative DigitalWell Arena – an innovation platform and ecosystem for digital health innovation, bringing public sector, innovative companies, academia and civil organisations together to solve the complex societal challenges related to health. Marie has been an advisor strategist and project manager focusing on public sector health and social care, digitalisation and change management for over 15 years and is today at the Swedish Tech Cluster Compare, develop the region of Värmland in Sweden into a digital, attractive and cutting - edge region, creating both national and international interest.
Speech: DigitalWell Arena - Eco System for Health Innovation
George Guerra, Founder at ProfitableClients.com (USA)
George Guerra launched his global sales career at different tech startups working with Fortune 100 companies in deploying technologies in Asia and Europe. He founded a global advertising platform, which helped companies in the environmental space reach health-conscious consumers more effectively. George later joined a global leader in the training business serving Fortune 100 companies teaching their employees to increase performance in the areas of sales, leadership, and customer service. Today, George dedicates his time to mentoring other entrepreneurs in developing systems in sales and marketing to help them work in closer, more ethical partnerships with their clients. For some time digital has been slowly entering the sales and marketing space. Making things easier for teams to collaborate and reducing repetitive tasks. There's a new growth phase in sales and marketing and it is only being accelerated even more by remote work. The structure of sales and marketing teams is also changing. And the leaders that don't quickly move to a more digital strategy will struggle to keep up with these changes. Everything is moving to a digital-first strategy and traditional selling is dead. We will discuss ways to leverage social, AI, and automation to increase your sales and marketing results. Traditional B2B Sales and Marketing Are Becoming Obsolete
Speech: Traditional B2B Sales and Marketing Are Becoming Obsolete with AI & Automation
Tatiana Shipulina, Advisor at Oslo Metropolitan University
Tatiana is an advisor for the Dean´s Office and Faculty Management at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design at Oslo Metropolitan University. She has a role of Project Manager for the university´s initiative "Jenter og teknologi" ("Girls and Technology"). Through the last two years on the project Tatiana has united several role models from the field of technology to inspire younger generations of women to choose this field of study and work.
Speech: The girls and Technology-initiative at OsloMet: Our role models´ plea to younger generations to act on gender biased technology
Umair M.Imam - Founder and CTO Bineric
Umair is the Founder and the CTO for Bineric (which is the data labelling platform for Artificial Intelligence algorithms). Additionally, he is also the head of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Data Warehouse at Ruter. He is also an Assistant Professor at OsloMet. He is also the founder of Offentlig AI in Norway and the cofounder of Tipio.no. In this talk Umair will talk about ethics in data labelling which is done for training A.I algorithms. He will also talk about how companies are doing social good in AI by hiring people (for data labeling) who were discriminated due to their gender, age, race etc.
Speech: Ethics and quality in AI: since corrupt data can have unforeseen consequences
Veronika Heimsbakk, Managing AI Engineer at Cap Gemini
Knowledge graph nerd based in the forest north of Oslo. Managing AI Engineer at Capgemini working with messy, unstructured, and chaotic data, and turning them into a wonder of semantic knowledge graphs. At the Norwegian Maritime Authority, there was a need for a common understanding of all regulations, describing regulatory requirements in a knowledge graph structure. This presentation will show you how we extract information from legislation documents using Natural Language Processing and transform them into semantic knowledge graphs. This is an implementation in production.
Speech: How Norwegian Maritime Authority extracts information from legislation documents using Natural Language Processing and transforms them into semantic knowledge graphs.
Daniel Tabacaru , AgainX
Daniel is the Founder of Again X, an Oslo-based startup, developing sustainability KPIs for existing Real Estate, using AI. He has worked in both engineering and architectural companies, with different architectural programs from office buildings, shopping centers and urban planning to private houses, with projects designed in Norway, China and Romania. His competence covers BIM as a cross disciplinary tool, Circular Economy, Integrated Design Processes (IDP), and sustainable development.
Filippo Remonato, Researcher atSINTEF Digital
Filippo Remonato is a Research Scientist in data analysis and machine learning. He holds a Double PhD in Mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, and the University of Pavia, Italy. He is passionate about topics in mathematics and machine learning, and especialy in their intersection. After his PhD, where he focused on numerical and analytical methods for differential equations, especially fluid-flows, he joined the Analytics and AI group in SINTEF, specialising in anomaly detection models, hybrid ML, and statistical analysis of machine learning models. A Safety Cage for Neural Network Classifiers. Automatic image recognition is becoming increasingly common, from seemingly trivial applications like camera filters, to crucial operations like autonomous-driving vehicles, where the results of a classification model form the basis for decision. In the latter cases, it is imperative to have not only a robust recognition model, but also a robust detection framework for possible misclassifications, to increase the safety of algorithms underpinning autonomous operations. In this talk I will present one such method being developed at SINTEF.
Speech; "A Safety Cage for Neural Network Classifiers"
Eirik Andreassen, Manager at Digital Norway
Experienced and proven leader with 20+ years of broad international experience in various management and leadership positions ranging from project management of complex engineering projects and team leader to CEO of a PE-backed company as well as an executive adviser to small and medium-sized privately-owned companies.
The Sharks at AIM-X Sharktank Session
Christian Rangen, Chairman at Link Venture Capital & Link Capital
Christian is Chairman at Link Venture Capital, a leading Nordic early-stage fund. Across the funds they have 50+ investments, with 5 IPO's to date. They invest from pre-seed to Series A, with a strong preference of being the first investor in. The investment thesis is "Energy transition" + "Software is eating the world" + "Sustainability". Within this thesis, they are actively looking for startups in solar, battery, storage, EV, EV charging, mobility, autonomous mobility, aquaculture, cleantech, and more. Christian loves speaking to early founders and can help structure any investment round with local and international investors.
AIM-X Startup: Sharktank panel
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes, World Business Angel Investment Forum (WBAF)
Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is the Founder and CEO of The Science, Entrepreneurship, and Investments Institute and currently serving as a Country Director for WBAF USA, Senator of WBAF, Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School- Division of Entrepreneurship, and teaching the Executive MBA Business Technology Course at the UM Business School. She is also acting as the Chief Ethics Officer for GBA Global, President of Detect Genomix and as the Chief Quality and Safety Officer at MEDNAX. Additionally, she provides leadership to the MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety.
AIM-X Startup: Sharktank panel
Steinar Svalesen, Partner at Cyrus and Ridgehaven Ventures
Cyrus AS is an advisor and investor in unlisted assets that seeks to combine knowledge and experience. Steinar has been launching a number of new business ventures, securing capital, building efficient teams, and supporting these ventures over time has provided a valuable experience in entrepreneurship and a solid foundation for the more recent M&A, early-stage investment, and business transformation activities. His experience includes executive management positions in Scandinavia and in the US in the areas of business consulting, sales, and marketing, as well as in product development and software design. Featured speaker at various industry events in Europe and the USA. Executive board positions of Scandinavian technology companies. Steinar's specialties include management consulting; early-stage venture; digital media, telecom, and technology; business transformation; strategies for growth and expansion; business modeling.
AIM-X Startup: Sharktank panel
Camilla Andersson, Founder & CEO at WIN Women Investor Network
Serial Entrepreneur and early-stage Investor. Founder of several crowdfunding companies and is now most active in raising capital and investments. President and co-founder of WIN Women Investor Network Norway. WIN empowers women to strengthen their financial position and participation in innovation by investing together in startups.
AIM-X Startup: Sharktank panel
Trond Riiber Knudsen, Founder & Investor in TRK Group
Trond Riiber Knudsen is Founder and CEO of TRK Group AS, an Oslo-based investment and advisory firm focused on active ownership and advisory within disruptive technologies, digital service transformation, and new African growth markets. Prior to this, Trond Riiber Knudsen was a Senior Partner and member of the Leadership group in McKinsey & Company, with responsibility for McKinsey’s Marketing & Sales practice. In addition, Trond has led the development of McKinsey’s training and leadership programs and led McKinsey’s committee for the evaluation of external partner candidates. Trond has focused his client work around long-term partnerships with a number of globally leading companies within consumer goods, retail, media, telecom, and technology, most with headquarters in the Nordics. Trond has a passionate commitment to helping people from different backgrounds, reach their full potential. Based on this, Trond has for a number of years advised Kronprinsparets fond, focusing on mastery and methods to avoid social exclusion among young individuals.
AIM-X Startup: Sharktank panel
Jørn Lein-Mathisen, CEO at Business Angels Norway
Jørn Lein-Mathisen started his first company at age of 16 and became an angel investor at the age of 23. In 2013, he founded the only international incubator in Norway, Oslo International Hub, running International House in Oslo. He has helped over 300 international startups since 2013 and is now in charge of building up Business Angels Norway, the national association for angel groups. He made his first angel Investment in 1996 and is currently in 50+ direct pre-seed investments and many more indirect. He was previously a parliamentary advisor to the prime minister of Norway. He also has experience working at the UN, the MFA, and at the European Commission as well as from Boston Consulting Group
ANE NORDAHL CARLSEN, INVESTOR AT GRAFO FAMILY OFFICE
Ane has earned her Master degree in finance and executive MBA with specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She has worked in different commercial and leadership roles both national and international. Was asked to help her father in a startup he had invested in and answered “No problem, I fix”, she said. Long story short; IShe did not fix, co-founded a new company, and now works as a chief investment officer at Grafo (family office), with investments within everything from real-estate to startups.
EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ, MGV CAPITAL GROUP, MENDOZA VENTURES & ENTREPRENEUR CAPITAL
MGV Capital Group is a venture capital firm specializing in technology-based early-stage investments. They are entrepreneurs and strategists partnering with exceptional founders who apply computer science to solve some of the world’s most complex problems, at scale. Their mission is to help founders develop profitable and self-sustaining businesses, to attract strategic buyers or growth financing.
Mendoza Ventures takes a depth-focused approach, looking for founders who demonstrate domain expertise in one of their three main focus areas across fintech, AI, and cybersecurity.
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