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Confirmed Speakers and Sharks for AIM North Symposium 2019

You can find the list of "Sharks"  after the  list of  the speakers

Speakers

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Tale Skjølsvik (NORWAY), Professor at OsloMet

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Tale holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from BI Norwegian Business School and has experience as a management consultant from Bain & Company and Gemini Consulting. Tale has worked as a lecturer in strategic management at BI's MBA-program in China. Her research concentrates on the strategic management, digitalization and procurement. She has published papers in a number of leading international journals. She is currently professor at OsloMet focusing on strategy, digitalization and technology.

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Dr. Morten Irgens is CDO and Dean, Kristiania University College, Advisor Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Principal CLAIRE

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Dr. Morten Irgens is Vice Rector (Vice President) of Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University. Irgens' is driven by the academic mission and the role of academia in addressing the grand societal challenges of our time. He finds particular interest in computer science, artificial intelligence and environmental sustainability. His academic area is computer science, particularly Artificial Intelligence (AI), including Modern Heuristics, Constraint Reasoning and Optimisation.

CLAIRE: CONFEDERATION OF LABORATORIES FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH IN EUROPE has attracted major media coverage in many European countries and garnered broad support by more than 1000 AI experts (PhD-level expertise in AI or equivalent), more than one hundred fellows of various scientific AI associations, many editors of scientific AI journals, national AI societies, top AI institutes and key stakeholders in industry and other organisations.

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Don Brancato (USA), Chief Strategy Architect, Boeing

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With 25 years of experience as an enterprise architect, including domain experience in advanced aerospace and security applications, Mr. Brancato is a standards author and insightful consultant. He has demonstrated strong engineering and applied math/physics capabilities in space and aviation modeling/simulation. He has had full-lifecycle software development roles, successfully creating solutions, traceable from business strategy to capability to complex, service-oriented applications. His architecture work is standards-based: TOGAF, FAIR, CMMI, ITIL, et al). He has served as  Chief Enterprise Architect for Vertica, a Big Data platform, supporting enterprise and IIoT data aggregation and analytics. Lately he was Chief Global Technologists at Microfocus and works today as Chief  Strategy Architect at Boeing.

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Abbey A. Lin, Controls & Compliance Lead at Microsoft Norway

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Abbey Lin will be speaking about the challenges in ethical AI. She has 15 years of experience in ethics and compliance from Yara, KPMG & Microsoft. With a personal interest in the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as quickly seeing challenges the field faces  as it develops. One of them being how to ensure that it is safe, fair, inclusive, and transparent for all that use it or are affected by it. How do we address unconscious bias and protect our personal data as AI becomes more popular? 

She helps draw attention to possible Ethical AI related issues, and help contribute in the dialogue in finding practical solutions to them via her personal initiative "Ethical AI Resources". 

Abbey will also be Track Leader at Track 3. AI Ethics together with Dominic Robinson.

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Antonio Grasso (ITALY), Global Though leader Digital Transformation & AI

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Antonio Grasso has engaged Digital Innovation projects for Public Sector and Private Companies from the far 2001. He is the founder and CEO of an Italian start-up company: Digital Business Innovation Srl that is an Innovative Start-up recognized by Italian Law 179/2012 active in the Research & Development of Digital Innovation Projects for small and medium businesses.He is watching close the IoT development and he has designed an innovative framework in the Cloud that can manage IoT device communication using RESTful architecture.

Antonio is a ranked Top 10 Digital Tranformation Thought-Leader and Influencer by Kcore Analytics

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TOM GILB (USA), SR Partner at Gilb International

 Speech: SERIOUS VALUES CANNOT BE BxxxSxxx: Quantifying AI Transparency, and UN Sustainability

 Serious global projects such as AI Transparency , and UN Sustainable Development Goals are currently just nice sounding words, extremely ambiguous. This vision and values ambiguity is a serious threat to meeting our critical values. This talk will show detailed examples of how to clarify and quantify AI Transparency, and UN Goals in practice. We will teach a general method that you yourself can apply to your AI and sustainable projects, including your disruptive startups.

Being a global expert in software & systems engineering, Tom has been Consulting for Intel, IBM, Siemens, Philips, Statoil, Confirmit, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, GE, Rolls Royce, Moogsoft, BritishGas HIVE, HP, US DoD, UK MoD, Sony, Hitachi, Ericsson, Nokia, TomTom, Schlumberger, Boeing etc. He is a respected Methods Inventor whose books inspired the Agile Scrum methodology, Textbook Writer, Keynote Speaker and Teacher to many international organizations. His goals are to write, publish and speak more to senior managers about clear thinking about their top level objectives (how to quantify them all and using machine-learning at that). Tom's Specialties are Requirements Engineering for large and complex systems, with emphasis on Quantification of Quality Requirements

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Stefan Engeseth (SWEDEN), Futurist, Author of Sharkonomics.com

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Author, consultant, speaker, shark diver and Guest Professor at NYU Prague. Stefan’s ideas range from innovative and future-oriented to bordering on far-fetched. Yet, they all build on the universal truth that without innovation and visions, companies will not grow in today’s highly competitive business world using technology & AI strategies. The question is, how far are you prepared to go?

Over the years, Stefan Engeseth has worked as a consultant with international companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Often he is described as on of the world’s leading experts and speakers in his field.

His lectures have become extremely popular because they are stimulating yet easy to take in and use. He has held over 500 lectures and workshops internationally at corporations and academic institutions.

Stefan will also moderate Track 1- AIM-X and the Sharktank session with Berg Moe.

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Jan Sollid Storehaug (NORWAY), CEO Tenk Digitalt, Futurist & Keynote Speaker

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Jan has 35 years of experience as manager of Norwegian and international IT companies since he started UNIC (Norway's fastest growing company, regardless of industry, in the 80's). After UNIC he worked in various position such as General Manager, Chairman and investor. Some of the well-known companies he worked for are: RiksNett (later Telia Internet), Digital Everyday (later listed as Bouvet), BI Int. Dev. (BI Norwegian Business Initiaitiave), Active24 (leading European Webhosting Company), DotGlobal (leading international) and Tenk Digital AS  and many more.

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Tina Nordlander (SWEDEN), Special Advisor in AI, Innovation Norway

Speech: What is Sweden doing in the area of AI

During her session she will talk about some recent initiatives that paves the way for AI development in Sweden and also give examples of how different stakeholders work to scale implementations of AI solutions and competences

Tina has over 10 years of experience from developing international collaboration between Sweden and Norway as manager of the Innovation Norway office in Stockholm. Recent years she has focused on digital transformation and AI.

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Tone Ringstad (NORWAY), CEO at Culturengine

Speech: Future Cultures: Designing tomorrows workforce

Tone is the founder and CEO of Culturengine, a digital platform for mining, analyzing and visualizing business cultures. She founded Culturengine with the purpose to make culture more explicit and manageable, to enable leaders to build the best culture fit for their strategy and business ambitions. 
Tone is recognized as an expert consultant within innovative, leadership and values business models. Her work in leadership culture transformation has been published internationally. With background from the oil industry and global leadership, combined with a present role in the startup community in Oslo, Tone is an acknowledged speaker of innovation, transformation and leadership.

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STAALE PETTERSEN (Norway), VP BUSINESS DEV. AT SEMTECH INC

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Staale Pettersen is Vice President at Semtech, which is a leading supplier of high performance analog, mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise cpmuting, communications, and industrial end-markets.  He has also been working as a member of board of directors at LoRa Alliance, which is a non-profit association of more than 500 member companies, committed to enabling larhe scale deployment of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) IoT through the development and promotion of the LoRaWAN open standard. Previously, he also worked as an Engineer at Q-Free Portugal Ltd and as a product marketing manager at Micrel.

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Eirik Norman-Hansen (NORWAY), Futurist & Speaker

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Eirik has been working with communication, marketing, business development and management in the digital sector since 2000. His goals and ambitions are to understand and help companies and people build brands, grow business and harness change in the connected world and truly understand how the society is constantly changing and how that afflicts both people and organizations because of the constant digital transformation going on.

Specialties: Public Speaking, Business Development, Strategy, Social Media, Digital Marketing and Communication, Concept development, Web and communication, Management.

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DOMINIC ROBINSON (UK), AI ETHICS CONSULTANT

Speech: How to Operationalize AI Ethics?

Dominic is the owner of a consulting company that helps organisations and companies working with advanced technologies operationalize ethics and turn principles into practical and tangible business systems and processes. He has a background in ethics design, public policy and communications and has worked for Uber, the anti-corruption NGO Transparency International and the Swedish AI software company Peltarion. 

Dominic will also be Track Leader at Track 3. AI Ethics together with Abbey Lin.

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Curt Rice (Norway), Rector (President) at Oslo Metropolitan University

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Curt is the Rector (president) of OsloMet, the third largest university in Norway with 20,000 students. He is working to implement a strategy for digital transformation at OsloMet and he used to head the Board for Current Research Information System in Norway (CRIStin). Curt currently serves as the is a leader of Norway's Committee on gender balance and diversity in research. He is a linguist by traning and used to work as a professor at the University of Tromsø, where he was the founding director of UiT's first Center of Excellence, the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL). After six years in that position, he became the Pro Rector (VP) for Research in Tromsø in 2009, before moving to Oslo in 2015.

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ASU DENIZ (Turkey), CLOUD SOLUTION ARCHITECT DATA & AI AT MICROSOFT

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Asu Deniz is a Data & AI Advisor at Microsoft  Norway. She helps Microsoft customers through their digital transformation journey on Cloud using new technologies such as AI and IoT. She will cover Microsoft's take on AI and Data Science.

Asu will also be the Track Leader for Track 2 . AI & UN Sustainable Development Goals

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DUMITRU ROMAN (ROMANIA), SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST AT SINTEF DIGITAL

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Dumitru Roman will speak about knowledge graphs and AI. He works as a Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF Digital – the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia. He has wide experience with initiating, leading, and carrying out data-driven and research-intensive projects. He is active in the area of data sharing ecosystems, focusing on innovation projects enabling data-driven business products and services for data management and data exchange. He holds an adjunct associate professorship at the University of Oslo in Norway.

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Frode Finnes Larsen, CTO at Distribution Innovation AS (Schibsted/Amedia)

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Frode Finnes Larsen is CTO at Distribution Innovation, a Schibsted Media Group and Amedia company. He started his career as a rocket scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. He is an experienced speaker and has 20 years' experience with technology management, innovation and transformation. He also advises startups and is currently advising a global drone/UAV company. During his time at Distribution Innovation, he and his colleagues have launched Europe's first voice service with payment, built the first blockchain-based logistics platform in the Nordics, started with digital locks, deployed secure delivery boxes and moved into the cloud.

Declining volumes are a huge challenge for traditional post and media distribution companies. Many are cutting costs, geographies and delivery days – building down the network that could be a strategic asset. Instead, they should innovate and transform your business model. How to innovate while delivering high quality on existing business? The distribution companies in the Nordics have done this. Enabled by technologies like AI, blockchain, digital locks and cloud, their existing business is replaced by delivering food baskets, parcels, breakfasts and overnight B2B express. Get inspiration on how you can change your business.

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Aurelie Arntzen, Founder at Research Group on Cognitive Systems & Data Science

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Dr. Aurilla Aurélie Bechina Arntzen is a Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway - USN. She has been  adjunct Professor at the college University of Hedmark in Norway and visiting Professor at Bangkok University in Thailand. Currently acting Co-Founder at Research Group on Cognitive Systems and Data Science in Kongsberg.

She received her Ph.D in Automation, from INSA (Institute National des Sciences Appliquées) of Strasbourg, France. She has several years combined teaching and research IT experience from several well-known International institutions in Australia, Thailand, Sweden, Germany, Norway and France. Her academic interests are broad ranging from real-time systems development to the conception of knowledge systems. As independent consultant, she has been working with customers in France, Germany, Sweden and Norway in Project management, training, Business process improvement, information and knowledge management systems.

She has participated and co-leaded several European projects. She served as an expert evaluator for the European commission and the Norwegian research council. She is author and co-author of several technical and scientific publications.

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SABITA MAHARJAN PHD, Senior Research Scientist at SimulaMet

Speech: Artificial Intelligence for Vehicular Networks

Dr. Sabita Maharjan is a Senior Research Scientist in Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering (SimulaMet), Norway, and an Associate Professor (adjunct position) in University of Oslo, Norway. She publishes regularly in prestigious journals in her field such as IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine and IEEE Internet of Things Journal. She serves/has served in the technical program committee of conferences including top conferences like IEEE INFOCOM and IEEE IWQoS. Her current research interests include vehicular networks and 5G, network security and resilience, smart grid communications, Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communication, software defined wireless networking, and advanced vehicle safety.

Vehicular applications such as traffic monitoring and control, route optimization, and autonomous driving require communication and processing of a large amount of data from vehicles and the environment. The process of understanding highly dynamic and complex traffic environment while making real-time driving decisions is computation-intensive and thus resource demanding. In this context, communication and computation resource optimization becomes an equally crucial issue. In this talk, I will present artificial intelligence based solutions for optimal transmission scheduling and computation offloading in vehicular networks.

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Konstantinos Antonakopoulos PhD (Greece), Sr. Consultant Testify

Speech: Establishing Blockchain Consensus in Neural Networks

As a robotics engineering lead in NASA ARC, I worked on the ACCESS Mars project with the goal to develop a mission architecture for an initial settlement on Mars by assessing the feasibility of cave habitation as an alternative to proposed surface-based solutions. Among other challenges, we had to come up with the right types of robots that were most suitable for the mission, One of the solutions proposed was to use swarm robots that would be deployed at the surface of the cave and they could go on and explore the cave in groups where each group would have a very specific goal. In this talk, I will give a very short high-level intro into neural networks and blockchain technologies with a special focus on the consensus mechanism and will try to illustrate how we could potentially use those technologies - as a paradigm - to give sufficiently good answers to the challenges our team dealt with in ACCESS Mars project

Dr. Konstantinos work as a Senior Consultant (Senior Test Manager) at Testify AS with over 20 years of experience in large-scale international projects from Finance, Oil & Gas, Transportation, and Space sectors serving the Government, Academia and the private sector. He holds a PhD in Biologically-inspired Computing from NTNU (Trondheim). His research focused on how to develop and evolve artificial systems using different computational paradigms with direct application to optimization and robotic systems. Konstantinos' interests include, but are not limited to, theory and application of neural networks in artificial intelligence and machine learning, testing- verification & validation of man-engineered systems, software security testing, and blockchain technology. He is specially interested in the potential advantages that bring about the combination (fusing) of emerging technologies. He has published several papers in leading conferences and journals within the Computer Science, Oil & Gas and Space Engineering domains.

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WILFRIED PIMENTA DE MIRANDA, Global BD Director at IOTA FOUNDATION

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As a Global BD Director in the IOTA Foundation, Wilfried focuses on DLT/Blockchain, IoT/M2M, Digital Trust, Smart Cities, Industrial IoTThe IOTA Foundation is a global non-for profit developing Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) for the Internet of Things, digital trust and the economy of things. Wilfried brings 18 years working for leading established firms and new venture start-ups as corporate strategy/M&A/business development professional, management consultant, intrapreneur and entrepreneur. He pioneered the renewables and cleantech revolution and transitioned to work towards digital transformation and cross silo business model innovation.

He studied at INSEAD Global Executive MBA, France-Singapore-Abu Dhabi with a Generalist Engineering background from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France and NTNU, Norway.

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Sergei Pedersen (Norway), Podcast host at Virtuell Hverdag

Podcast: Virtuell Hverdag & Xplorico broadcasts live from AIM North EXPO interviewing AI experts

Virtuell Hverdag is a podcast about technology and how it's changing the world around us.  Sergei is a profiled podcast host having inteviewed many extinguished  leaders and tech experts related to the AI industry. At AIM North he will be interviewing many selected AI profiles live at from the coach at the EXPO area. Please drop by Sergei's live podcast for a peek into the future of AI.

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Mia Ryan, Sales Specialist Analytics and Cloud Solutions, Redpill Linpro

Speech: Automated DevOps pipelines for Machine Learning

Mia has an extended background from Business and Finance. This, together with a special interest in Data Science, led her to work with business development initiatives in both Fintech and Proptech. She is now working at Redpill Linpro, a tech company which has DevOps as one of their core propositions. By combining past experience with this field, Mia has an ambition to give Data Science practitioners the same advantages of automation that Software Developers get through DevOps.

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Sondre Pedersen (Norway), Program Manager Data Science Lab at Startuplab

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Sondre works with helping Norwegian startups utilizing data science to succeed. He has a burning desire for new innovations and startups and is now in charge for building the new Data Science Lab at StartupLab.

He holds a Msc from NTNU and his background is from commercialization of science. Where he has worked with spinning out companies from some of Norway's largest research institutes, such as the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), SINTEF, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute. As well as establishing the Norwegian ESA BIC (European Space Agency - Business Incubation Center).

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JUWEL RANA PhD, HEAD OF ANALYTICS AT VARNER

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Juwel Rana is a data practitioner and data science lead who believes in data-driven innovation.
He is particularly interested in data-driven product and service innovation, social media service mining, communication logs analytics and social recommendation. Often involven in projects that directly improves industrial and socio-economic processes and environments where people from industry and academia think together. Juwel authored 20+ scientific publications and inventor in two patent applications.

He earned his MSc in software engineering of distributed systems at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pervasive Mobile Computing from Luleå University, Sweden

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Rufus Lidman (SWEDEN), CEO at AIAR (Singapore)

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Rufus Lidman is a tech influencer with 40,000 followers from 110 countries. He has published 5 books and some of the world's largest apps in its areas with over 15 million downloads. Rufus holds dual degrees in mathematical statistics and business complemented with PhD studies – where an early integration of data and behavioral science made him known for a unique data science to the change of perspectives - for ten years applied in digital marketing and five years in digital learning. In these roles he has been the founder of IAB, and for 4 years the digital advisor for WFA. He is an renowned speaker with over 300 lectures in digital strategy and trendspotting. He’s had assignments for over 100 companies such as Samsung, IKEA, Mercedes, Electrolux , PwC etc. He has run half a dozen ventures, with  exits in 2-3 units - incl. prestigious award for growth enterprise, Sweden’s largest health portal with 2 million users, mobile gaming apps with 10 million downloads, and the world's largest independent app in digital strategy, loved by 200,000 marketers in 165 countries.

As a volunteer, he has initiated a foundation supporting 70,000 refugees in 17 different operations from the Iraq war and Syria. In total Lidman has been active in London, Geneva, Barcelona and New York, as well as Dubai, New Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh and Seoul etc. Currently Lidman is on the board of the stock listed company CloudRepublic, while establishing AIAR in Singapore with the world's most fun, secure and effective mobile learning. The focus is a game changing learning more similar to social media and gaming than traditional education, added with hi-tech AI and blockchain for customization and security. The goal is to, as Southeast Asia's 11th unicorn, at the end of 2020 take the leading mobile learning position in emerging markets in Asia and Africa, where not only doing good for investors but also doing well for society.

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Elin Hauge (NORWAY), AI strategist and evangelist

Speech: Obstacles in applying AI in business processes

 In this presentation, Elin will share a few selected perspectives on why digitalization in general, and artificial intelligence in particular, still comes across as so very hard to apply in everyday business processes. She will also share some advice on how to overcome these obstacles. 

Elin Hauge is an experienced speaker at Talerlisten.no. , leader, and business and communication strategist with more than 20 years of experience with bridging business and technology. Being a physicist and operational researcher by education, she has spent her entire career making sense of data to enhance business processes. 

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Frank Vevle, Chairperson for DND & Host AICAST

Speech: Implementing a "living and changing AI strategy"

Frank has over 20 years of of experience as ICT director in the public sector and is currently working as Director General ICT at Norwegian Directorate for Childen, Youth & Family Affairs. Responsible for developing, deploying, and setting up a well functional running governance models. He has a deep understanding of how to deliver digitalization projects for the governmental domain with the means of disruption and reshaping organizations. Building and deep track record of success directing the operations of ICT, eGovernment, HR, development departments. He is highly invested in how the private and public sector should invest and build AI into the core of the business model. He is Leader for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for program committee for the Norwegian Computer Association. Host for AICAST, a podcast with an ambition to present all the essential industry/public sector in AI in Norway.

About his speech: What part of AI will succeed and thrive - Are we too early or too late to the party. Change comes not through technology but transforming your workforce with the right competence.  Should we have national regulations of AI? - Looking into what part should be regulated - Looking into what part should NOT be regulated - How to comply with regulations. So I have invested in AI, What now? - What to think about when setting AI into production - Investment into work stock competence - Making sure that ROI is always the primary objective even after implementation - When to start thinking and implementing a strategy and to how to implement a "living and changing strategy." - An iterative approach to AI strategy - Elements in an AI strategy: Ethics, Governance, Incentives, Funding, Explorations, etc. Is AI the new holy grail? 

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Nader Aeinehchi, SR. ARCHITECT AT SKATTEETATEN (NORWEGIAN TAX ADMIN)

Speech: Skatteetaten POC for "AI-assisted tax filing" 

Nader Aeinehchi is an architect in Skatteetaten. Formerly, he worked with modernization of National Civil Registry. For the past three years, he has led projects within AI (Machine Learning), Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. 

Nader Aeinehchi will be speaking at the Plenary Session (Public  Issue) during AIM North Symposium 2019

 

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Mattis Weien Grimstad, Senior Consultant-Financial Analyst at Skatteetaten

Speech: Skatteetaten POC for "AI-assisted tax filing" 

Mattis Weien Grimstad is a financial analyst working in the financial department of Skatteetaten/NTA, and is currently leading the analysis network in the NTA's Priority Areas division, as well as the Nordic Agenda forum on financial instruments and Cryptocurrency

Mattis Weien Grimstad will be speaking at the Plenary Session (Public  Issue) during AIM North Symposium 2019.

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Hans Gundersen, Technical Director at Laerdal Medical

Speech: Worry-free scale-up of resuscitation training made possible with AI

Hans Gundersen has 20 years of experience within product development and has held several management positions within Laerdal Medical, building training solutions for healthcare. He is currently the Technical Director within the Patient Care Business Unit, where he applies data science, IoT and cross-domain collaboration to solve real user needs.

Laerdal Medical and American Heart Association united as RQI Partners, with a shared lifesaving goal and seeking no less than a paradigm shift in the standard of care in hospital resuscitation. As they set out to scale up the new resuscitation training program in the American Hospitals, the challenge came up: How might we keep the equipment robust to ensure uninterrupted resuscitation training for the learners? 

Tackling the daunting challenge of a 25 fold scale-up and responsibility to manage all the training equipment at the hospitals, Laerdal Medical had to think differently in creating a sustainable system for their equipment. Combining existing data sources into an AI solution, thereby predicting needs for maintenance service was an attractive pathway to discover and experiment with. However attractive, Laerdal learned that this journey requires firms to consider several fundamental steps when embarking on a Big Data and AI journey.

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Cansu Akarsu (Turkey), Design Manager at Laerdal Medical

Speech:  Worry-free scale-up of resuscitation training made possible with AI

Cansu Akarsu tackles global challenges with a focus on global health. As a Design Manager at Laerdal, she implements human-centered design principles across all disciplines and she works with developing the company's Helping Save Lives 2030 Strategy.

Laerdal Medical and American Heart Association united as RQI Partners, with a shared lifesaving goal and seeking no less than a paradigm shift in the standard of care in hospital resuscitation. As they set out to scale up the new resuscitation training program in the American Hospitals, the challenge came up: How might we keep the equipment robust to ensure uninterrupted resuscitation training for the learners? 

Tackling the daunting challenge of a 25 fold scale-up and responsibility to manage all the training equipment at the hospitals, Laerdal Medical had to think differently in creating a sustainable system for their equipment. Combining existing data sources into an AI solution, thereby predicting needs for maintenance service was an attractive pathway to discover and experiment with. However attractive, Laerdal learned that this journey requires firms to consider several fundamental steps when embarking on a Big Data and AI journey.

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Rolf Frydenberg, CEO at Manag-E Nordic AS

Speech: Smart Digital Service Management using AI and ML to improve business and IT processes

This presentation focuses on how AI and ML can be applied to intelligent processing of requests of all kinds within an organization, routing them correctly and serving up responses and suggestions without much user or expert intervention. Using codeless, configuration-only tools to ensure faster and more accurate response than typical request management or ITSM will achieve.

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Inessa Shaeva, Head of digital marketing at SMB Norge

Speech: AI: Chatbots For Marketing


Inessa Shaeva is a skilled digital marketer with solid experience from Norwegian, Swedish and American companies. She is the Head of Digital Marketing in SMB Norge and co-founder of DigiSenses. Inessa is focused on growing companies and generating sales by using the power of innovative digital marketing. She is particularly interested in Marketing Automation, Intelligent Chatbots and Augmented Reality Marketing.

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Alex Moltzau, Associate at KPMG Norway

Speech: The Climate Crisis and Evaluation of Artificial Intelligence

I believe we have to discuss artificial intelligence in relation to the most prominent issue of our time: the climate crisis which we find ourselves in. Who will evaluate whether solutions within the field of artificial intelligence are sustainable and what is the current situation within this sphere? Is there an issue with smoking companies sponsoring research on whether smoking gives you cancer? Has there been an issue with pharmaceutical companies sponsoring certain research institutes working with regulations? If a mining company evaluates whether a river is clean or not is that a problem? If an oil rig in the ocean evaluates whether there is an oil spill or not can there be cases where incidents are not reported? We know in both all these cases the answer is often yes. Although it may not be the case for all industry actors it seems to be a general trend with larger companies. History is repeating itself with the large technology companies, and we cannot afford irresponsible technology, not now, not anymore.

Alex Moltzau is the co-founder of AI Social Research. He is currently working on a collaborative project between a large charity, developers and consultants focused on AI for Good. He is additionally a student at the University of Oslo combining studies in computer science and social science.

 

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Ivar Låberg (Norway), CEO at Oslo International Executives

Speech: Artificial General Intelligence


Ivar Låberg holds a Master's degree (Cand. Real.) From the University of Oslo. His specialty was programming language compiler development and implementation, He also worked on successfully migrating compilers to IBM hardware using virtual machine technologies. 

He has worked with the Capgemini Group for more than 25 years. He worked as a developer, project manager and consultant on project assignments for a large number of Norwegian and international Capgemini clients, especially where the combination of business knowledge and thorough technical competence were required. He has been an active member of the international team creating the Capgemini group's enterprise architecture framework. Based on his knowledge he became a university-qualified facilitator at Capgemini University at Les Fontaines near Paris, and was facilitating courses there for more than 15 years. Further, with his profound ICT insights and ability to explain complicated systems in an understandable way, he lectured the top management of several large international corporations.

Currently, he works as an independent consultant. Ivar has deep knowledge in a number of ICT related fields of expertise and is a well-renowned speaker and adviser on a number of topics. In recent years he has presented several times on the "History, present and future of Artificial Intelligence".

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Christian Bendiksen, Head of Technology at Braekhus Law Firm

Speech:  When AI meets Law

Christian is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales as well as Norwegian attorney.  he has experiences in international contracts and dispute resolution, particularly under EU and UK law, competition and anti-trust law, with a recent and growing interest in all things AI, IoT and tech. 

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Simen V. Aakhus, Automation Talent Community Lead at Avanade

Speech:  Automating paper documents information extraction and content understanding.

Let robots and intelligent services accelerate your business by automating paper documents information extraction and content understanding. We have implemented robots and intelligent services to handle paper documents from old archives. The business results are nothing but impressive! Using examples from actual project deliveries we will elaborate on how businesses can improve their processes using intelligent automation.

Simen V. Aakhus holds a master’s degree in engineering and ICT from NTNU. In 2016 he established the community for Intelligent Automation for Avanade Norway. The group has since helped multiple Nordic clients within financial sector, automotive, telecom, and manufacturing realize value through effective use of new technologies like RPA and virtual agents combined with cognitive services. Simen enjoys working with identifying and evaluating technological solutions customized to the client’s business challenges. He has a strong interest for new technology, but always prioritizes implementation which can provide value to the client.

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Anne Håkansson, Professor at UiT Norway

Speech: Artificial Intelligence, Now and Near Future – a look in the crystal ball.

The focus is on AI, what is going on right now and what is expected in the near future. Questions that will be addressed are: Where is AI right now and what is the next step? Benefits and Pitfalls? What can we trust and what are the ethical issues?

Anne Håkansson is a professor of computer science with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Professor Håkansson has more than 25 years of experience in the AI field, giving her broad knowledge in AI areas. Her research interests lie in decision-making and strategies, and visualizing and explaining, particularly reasoning and negotiation with internal and external parts. She has worked with knowledge-based systems, KBS, meta-agents in multi-agent systems, MAS, and works with cyber-physical systems, CPS, in transportation sector, Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities and Societies with automated smart products and services. Anne Håkansson is the chair of Computational Analytics and Intelligence (CAI) research group at UiT, Tromsö. She is the author and co-author of several books, proceedings and international publications and serves in technical program committees of international top conferences IJCAI and AAAI as well as general track chair for KES international conferences. She is a frequent speaker for Artificial Intelligence and the future and has been an ambassador for Uppsala municipality, Sweden.

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Miriam Øyna, Product Manager at Simplifai

Speech: Oslo AI Ecosystem


During AIM North Symposium 2019, Miriam will present on behalf of Oslo.AI along with  Xiaopeng Li during the Plenary session at Public track.

Miriam Øyna is working as a Product Manager at Simplifai.ai where she is leading the development of Simplifai Studio, a platform for creating and controlling software robots that perform tasks and communicate through natural language.

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Torstein Thorsen, Advisor at Visma Bwise

Speech: Data Visualization and Machine Learning


AI as in Augmented Intelligence Based on substantial practical experience from business driven analytical projects, Torstein shares some key insights into the value of data visualization, a more intuitive man / machine dialogue and the value of embedded AI and ML technologies to enable better analytical precision for everyone - not just the 'die hard Data Analysts.

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Evalds Urtans, CEO/CTO at asya.ai

Speech: AI that understands human emotional intelligence to empower productivity.

Recently, Goolge finished 2 year research that included more than 180 teams to find common traits of most productive teams. The most important trait was found to be the emotional safety within the team and it surpassed individual skills, planning, structure, discipline and even meaningful work. Often in teams with dominating leaders members are not comfortable to express concerns about the direction where the team is heading and it results in sub-optimal performance. Similarly, if leaders do not have empathy and do not grow relationship outside of the workplace context with employees then they are not motivated to go an extra mile to deliver the best results. Some people naturally are better than others in emotional intelligence. The latest research that has been done at Riga Technical University on supercomputer enables asya.ai to deliver ethical AI-driven emotional intelligence to everyone.

Evalds is a Ph.D candidate in Artificial Intelligence and he has been working on Artificial Intelligence products that give people super-powers. Currently, he is the CEO/CTO at Asya.ai.

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Xiaopeng Li, AI Advisor at Inmeta

Speech: Oslo AI Ecosystem

During AIM North Symposium 2019, Xiaopeng  will present on behalf of Oslo.AI along with Miriam Øyna during the Plenary Session at Public Track.

Xiaopeng is a computer scientist turned business strategist in the field of AI, data analytics and IoT. In his current role as an AI Advisor at Crayon Inmeta, Xiaopeng operates at the intersection of management consulting and data science, helping enterprise clients to turn AI buzz into business impact. Prior to joining Inmeta, Xiaopeng was leading strategy and product innovation efforts at Telia Company's global data insights business unit. As a devoted community builder, Xiaopeng organizes and hosts tech meetups such as "Oslo IoT" and "City AI Oslo". He is also a self-proclaimed evangelist of UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Kaspars Kaulins, Business Development Director at Tilde

Speech: Conversational AI and the communication paradigm between public institutions and citizens 

One of the most critical topics in relation to ethics of AI is inclusion of different social groups. Working with conversational AI platforms we have been dealing with people who have peculiar needs - starting from language barriers in case of immigrants or national minority groups as well as people with special needs i.e. hearing or speech impairments, dyslexia, paralysis etc. I will tell some stories about how AI driven language technologies can help dealing with such challenges.

 Kaspars Kaulins is an AI driven language technology evangelist and business leader with 30+ years experience in media, HR, leadership and organizational development.

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Jon Christian Halvorsen, Business Developer Manager and Data Scientist at Visma Consulting

Speech: Better testing at NAV using machine learning

That's the reason why all NAV computer systems treat data about persons. This together with an extremely complex portfolio of computer systems creates a lot of difficulties with testing, at least if you want to be GDPR compliant. Visma has used machine learning to create a synthetic population consisting of 100,000 fictitious inhabitants; the new basis for software testing at NAV.

Jon Christian holds an MSc from NTNU focusing on numerical calculation of differential equations with a minor in machine learning. Now Jon Christian's passion is to solve real problems using machine learning, delivering value when systems are put into production.

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Simen Berntsen, Technology Manager AI / ML at Visma Consulting

Simen will be holding  "An introductory  course in Azure ML Studio".

This introductory course in Azure ML Studio is designed to give the participants hands-on experience on how practical machine learning problems are solved. It provides an introduction to the methodology without focusing on the underlying mathematical foundation. Participants are guided through the full machine learning life cycle, from problem definition, data cleaning, model training to publishing a web API. No prior knowledge is required, but as this is a hands-on course, participants should bring their own laptop in order to be able to follow the course. Please note that the course will be held in Norwegian.

Simen Berntsen is the techonology manager for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Visma Consulting Norway. He holds a masters degree in Applied Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Working with exciting new technologies in AI / ML, Simen has several years of experience as a data scientist and delivering solutions of high value to customers. He is also an experienced speaker, having spoken at several conferences and regularly hosts an introductory course to machine learning in Azure ML Studio. He focuses on making machine learning understandable for the people outside the field.

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Runar Skagestad, Consultant at Visma Consulting

Speech: Using historical data to ensure food quality

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) aims to ensure that the food and drink we consume is safe and made from healthy animals and plants. But as recent news has shown, there is still a long way to go. We have worked on a solution where historical data is used to perform much more accurate inspections, predicting problems before they arise. I will be happy to share work with you in this speech!

Runar is a developer at Mattilsynet, working i.a. with figuring out how we can use data in meaningful and innovative ways. I have a Master's degree in physics and mathematics from NTNU, with specialization in statistics and machine learning.

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Lillian Smestad, Data Scientist at Inmeta

Speech: Applying AI to help fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In this presentation, I will focus on a few of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and share stories where AI has been applied to improve the current situation, be it concerning the human condition or that of the Earth. Get uplifted by examples of the progress that we as a species actually is making, showcasing how AI can be applied for good.

Lillian Smestad holds a PhD in particle physics and worked with CERN for several years; she has long experience in advanced analysis. During her PhD, she was part of the team discovering the Higgs boson. Currently, she is working as a data scientist in Inmeta Consulting AS, implementing machine learning to make the decision processes of customers data driven. Lillian is profoundly curious, positive and dedicated, with a keen eye for details. She is also passionate and trained in communicating and sharing knowledge, being both an invited TEDx speaker and a price-holder in the world's largest scientific communication competition, FameLab.

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Arturo Calvo, Responsible AI Lead at Accenture Norway

Speech: Towards a more human AI

Artificial Intelligence is evolving at unprecedented pace and scale, having the potential to impact billions of people's lives; and customers are demanding more control over AI and its usage. Being legally compliant is not enough anymore, and practicing ethics and incorporating human values from the design stage has become a must. In order to do that, organizations should build their Responsible AI frameworks and use tools that prevent negative impacts on society and help generating trust. 

Arturo is a technology enthusiast with 15 years of experience working in startups, corporations and academia in five different countries. Passionate about emerging technologies and entrepreneurship, he has founded four tech startups and three meetup groups. As a Responsible AI Lead at Accenture Norway, Arturo and his team help clients implement ethical frameworks and guidelines for responsible innovation. He is a usual contributor to the AI Ethics ecosystem since 2014, when he helped creating the open-source tool EthicsCanvas.org.

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Per Myrseth, Head Of Department Data Services at DNV GL

Speech: Establishing trust in machine learning based solutions

The ambition to use machine learning (ML) in high consequence scenarios triggers a need for assurance in ML techniques: a way to ensure trust in the quality, reliability and robustness of these techniques. Together with industry partners DNV GL has proposed a best practice for machine learning assurance that provides a risk assessment approach to establish trust in systems that use ML.  Utilizing this method can help stakeholders in machine learning projects identify and manage risk and maximize the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Per is responsible for DNV GL data management and data quality advisory services and the online services on the DNV GL Veracity platform. Per’s expertise lies in information governance, business modelling, interoperability issues, risk assessment, process and information modelling, open data, ICT security and cyber security. 

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Stefano Holguin , Country Manager at SAP

Speech: Will Amazon kill your business?

Failure to properly understand and manage supply chains can cost companies their business. Companies with more automated, fully integrated supply chain solutions, using properly machine learning, artificial intelligence and feeding input from all elements through sensor technology will take over your business. Understand what you need to do to fend your competition and become the preferred vendor for your customers.

Stefano has a background as a mechanical and system processes engineer. He has worked in Software companies in the last 30 years and currently he is leading SAP Norway. His focus is on innovation that brings efficiency and sustainability and he  believes that  a well-tuned supply chain on a company will give them the best outcomes both to the company running it and the customers enjoying the products and services provided.

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Emanuele Preda, Member of the board at Loop AI Labs

Speech: tba

Emanuele Preda is a serial entrepreneur who founded and funded pioneering companies. From SMS.it in 1996, the first global mobile Internet provider, through Loop AI Labs, one of the first global cognitive computing platforms for enterprise process automation, and Bee, the forthcoming urban mobility business, Emanuele has been at the forefront of innovation in the intersection between business and technology. Emanuele holds a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Bologna.

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Christian Aalby Svalesen, Technology Analyst at Bearing Point

Speech: How do you know if your AI model makes you money? 

This keynote presents the research conducted with the food tech startup Crisp as part of the presenter ́s Masters thesis in Information Systems towards the London School of Economics and Political Science. Using the case of forecasting in the food industry, it illustrates how you can develop Artificial intelligence systems which create tangible, quantifiable business impacts.

Christian Aalby Svalesen is a Data Science professional working in the Data & Analytics practice of the global business consulting firm BearingPoint. Here, he is developing Machine Learning solutions addressing concrete business challenges for the firm ́s clients on a daily basis. This year he finished an MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation at the London School of Economics and Political Science, specializing in Machine Learning. He wrote his master ́s thesis on Artificial intelligence while interning as a Data Scientist with food tech startup Crisp. He also holds a M.A.(Honours) Business with Enterprise and Innovation the University of Edinburgh Business School, and a Bachelors of Musicology from the University of Oslo.

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Henning Tunsli, CEO at Penetrace

Speech:  The problem of data axess, why, how what?

The marketing department is about to be the largest purchaser of software in the company. Being a bystander, it seems that it is swimming between a growing amount of data (as well as data sources) and marketing technology without an impressing ability to adapt and use it well. The increased cost is seldom covered by an increased budget. In many cases it is taken from the media spending budget. I will point out a few major challenges with this trend that the CFO and CEO will not like.

Henning is CEO & Founder of Penetrace, a marketing intelligence SaaS solution with users in 40+ countries. His team's mission is to help brand owners achieve deeper learning that enable them to increase revenues over time. Prior to Penetrace, he served as a market strategy consultant for leading energy, media, FMCG, insurance and telecom brands over 15 years.

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Yngvar Ugland, Executive Vice President, NewTechLab, DNB New Business

Speech:  Bringing the Silicon Valley Mindset

DNB NewTechLab has presence in Oslo and in Palo Alto. This team is trying to answer the big question WTF? - What's the Future by bringing the Silicon Valley mindset of Think Big, failing fast and getting back in the ring to take another swing to the worlds most digitized society and the worlds most sophisticated digital banking infrastructure. This talk covers how we work and some of what we've done in AI

Yngvar is a technologist and tech leader who has built software, products and companies for the last three decades. He has had leading positions in startups, scale-ups and had a long tenure in Microsoft back in the Bill Gates-era. He is currently Executive Vice President for DNB NewTechLab, a team that looks at the frontier of technology to come up with a portfolio of options for what the future might bring.

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Pål Werdenhoff, Managing Director at futurice

Speech: How product selection and preference is affected by emerging technologies?

In a world where user interfaces are minimal and invisible, who gets to decide what brand of toothpaste we get? Traditional brand and product interaction, selection and preference will be challenged by technologies such as facial recognition, speech recognition and computer vision. This presentation will address some of the challenges and opportunities.

Pål got hooked on the internet in 1994, creating websites for family businesses. He now has 15 years of professional experience leading digital initiatives in Norway and Sweden, at product companies and consultancies. He is currently the Managing Director of Futurice Norway and during the last 6 months has been part of delivering projects using emerging technologies such as facial recognition and computer vision targeted at consumers.

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Lars Monrad-Krohn, Prof Em II, Siv.ing, NCNOR.as

Speech:  Are we afraid of the future? 

 At MIT in 1963 I joined an AI Research group with the specific goal of building a computer program that could give the President of USA advice in making decisions in the field of foreign relationships. It was considered as being a hairy goal and it still is. Why have we not come further? Are we afraid of the future? Pitfalls are plenty when we talk about technological development for the future. Let us avoid them!

Lars Monrad-Krohn graduated from NTH Svakstømslinje in 1960 and worked at Norwegian Defense Research Establishment until 1967, interrupted by one year as Guest of MIT in the lab for Nuclear Science.For half a year he worked for Marvin Minsky at the Project MAC. He later took the course Smaller Company Management Program at Harvard Business School. In 1964 he held som lectures on LISP at the University of Oslo, and later was supervising a Hovedfagsoppgave where Jan Kent wrote the first interpreter implementation of LISP outside the US.

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Tonje Hessen Schei, Director at UpNorth Film

Speech:  AI and a new world order: Who punches the codes for our future?

After 5 years with unique access to the pioneers on the frontlines of the booming AI industry in the US, Europe and China, director Tonje Hessen Schei is ready with her new feature documentary "iHuman". Through some of the brightest minds in AI, this film draws the roadmap to where we are going. How does AI impact who we are? What is at stake, and who is in charge?

Director Tonje Hessen Schei is a Norwegian award-winning documentary filmmaker who has worked with independent documentary production since 1996. Tonje is the director of DRONE, a documentary on the secret CIA drone war. The film won the Norwegian Gullruten and Amanda awards, the Golden Nymph Award and received the award for The Most Valuable Documentary of the Year at Cinema for Peace in Berlin. Tonje has been featured in national and international media, including The Guardian, Monocle, VICE, Wired and has been on the BBC and CNN.

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Petter Høie, Vertical Lead Retail at Facebook

Speech:  Friction between companies and consumers in the Retail Industry

Retail industry is going through big changes and at the same time consumer demand and power is growing. For the industry this can be a big challenge or a great opportunity as digital solutions and mobile first approach take a bigger part of peoples life. At this time friction between companies and consumers is seen as a lost opportunity for sales. What is it, and how can you work towards less friction for tomorrow's consumer interaction.

Petter Høie, 48 years, Joined Facebook back in 2009 when the first Nordic office was established in Stockholm . Moved back to Norway in 2016 when we opened the first office here. For the past years my focus has been on developing the retail industry to understand and work with the challenge and changes it is going through. Before Facebook I have been in the Norwegian digital media industry since 2000.

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Nikolai Astrup, Minister of Digitalisation

Speech:  The future impact of Artificial Intelligence and Norway's national AI strategy

The Minister of Digitalisation is responsible for ICT policy in the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. The Minister is also responsible for the work on electronic communications, including responsibility for the Norwegian Communications Authority. In addition, the Minister is responsible for the Altinn portal, business-oriented ICT, the Digital21 strategy for digitalisation of businesses in Norway, and resources for ICT research

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Jan Morten Drange, ANFO Norwegian Advertisers

Speech:  Is Advertising dead as we know it? (Pannel Discussion)

Jan Morten is a Marketing executive with experience from several senior sales and marketing positions in the Norwegian media and marketing industry. He is a managing director of ANFO Norwegian Advertisers and a member of World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) committee.

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Mats K. Kristiansen, Managing Director at Profitbase Consulting

Speech: Improved decisionmaking with AI and Advanced Analytics

Assortment Optimization, Inventory Dead Stock Analysis, and document analysis.

Mats have over 12 years of experience in the field of Business Intelligence and have worked with many of Norway's' largest and most profiled companies across industries such as Retail, Health Care, Manufacturing, and more. Throughout this period he has worked in various positions such as BI Consultant, Solution Architect for Planning and forecasting solutions, Sales Manager, Regional Manager and now as the Managing Director of Profitbase Consulting.

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Jonas Skattum Svegaarden, Director at Katapult Impact Accelerators

Speech: How we search for expo tech startup companies all over the world, invest in them and bring them to Norway?

Katapult is an impact investor investing in expo tech companies from all over the world Presentation of how we search for expo tech startup companies all over the world, invest in them and bring them to Norway to go through our 3 month accelerator program . We have evaluated more than 10 000 companies from 100+ countries and year than we have worked with 100 companies for the past 2.5 years.

Jonas Skattum Svegaarden is part of the Katapult family that builds the world you want to live in. Based in Oslo, Jonas is a Director at Katapult Impact Accelerators, and has a driving role in the accelerators growing business and global impact. The accelerators, Katapult Accelerator and Katapult Ocean are global impact tech investors who help build and scale profitable tech businesses with positive impact on society and the environment. Jonas has vast experience from the global capital markets and asset management industry. He was the country head of Svenska Handelsbanken Securities Norway, where at a young age he was responsible for USD 60 trillion invested in more than 60 markets globally. Before joining the Katapult family, Jonas spent 4 years as a co-founder of a successful boutique hedge fund, CARN Capital.

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Oda Aase Johnsen (Norway), Business Analyst at Simplifai

Speech:  The creation of the digital employee Sødde

 In just four months, Sødde has transformed the insurance industry when it comes to claim settlement. In her talk, you will get to know how this was done and what Sødde has accomplished so far.

Oda Johnsen holds an MSc in Strategy, organization, and leadership from Copenhagen Business School and works as a Business Analyst in Simplifai. There, her main responsibility is to make sure that whatever that is being created is meeting the customer's needs. During the first 1 ½ years in Simplifai, Oda has been working hands-on with the delivery and implementation.

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Espen Sande Larsen, SVP / Software Magician, DNB NewTechLab

Speech:  Bringing the Silicon Valley Mindset

DNB NewTechLab has presence in Oslo and in Palo Alto. This team is trying to answer the big question WTF? - What's the Future by bringing the Silicon Valley mindset of Think Big, failing fast and getting back in the ring to take another swing to the worlds most digitized society and the worlds most sophisticated digital banking infrastructure. This talk covers how we work and some of what we've done in AI

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Shaun T. Braastad, Fonder at NANOCENS

Speech: FutureForum 2020 - Future of AI Conference in Oslo, 22.01

Shaun has 10+ years of global entrepreneurial tech-business experience, 15+ years of int' experience from TMT, primarily within Internet-Telecom convergence. Degree in E-Business 2001, Corporate Master of Tech Management, Entrepreneurship & Disruptive Innovation studies at NTNU, Uni. of Oxford, UC Berkeley 2006-2008. Founding startup advisor, catalyst over the last decades, building tech-startup, investment communities by founding, co-initiating several grassroots industry initiatives over the last.

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Klaes Igelstrøm, Advisor and partner at Novateur design and communication

Speech: Introduction to  AI in Martech  track

I will give some perspectives and questions to the speakers and participants about marketing technology and how we brands might be affected.

Background from design and communication since the mid 90's. Started Novateur four years ago and are looking forward to be less (or probably more) confused about martech and brand building in the future.

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Justin Fackrell, Principal Data Scientist at DNV GL

Speech: Establishing trust in machine learning based solutions

The ambition to use machine learning (ML) in high consequence scenarios triggers a need for assurance in ML techniques: a way to ensure trust in the quality, reliability and robustness of these techniques. Together with industry partners DNV GL has proposed a best practice for machine learning assurance that provides a risk assessment approach to establish trust in systems that use ML.  Utilizing this method can help stakeholders in machine learning projects identify and manage risk and maximize the likelihood of a successful outcome.

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Magnus Bårdén, Managing Director at Compare Karlstad

Speech: Compare, Digitialwell Arena

Do you want to be part of a community where we innovate new health services to solve one of our futures big challenges? Do you want to participate in an arena with access to research, real test environments, data and resources in order to develop new digital services? Then you should be a part of DigitalWell Arena, an innovation hub located in Karlstad, Sweden, funded by Vinnova in a program running for the next 10 years. Listen to Magnus Bårdén, Managing Director of Compare about how you can participate.

Compare is a digital cluster in Karlstad working closely with Xplorico in order to find collaboration between Sweden and Norway . Magnus is the Managing Director of Compare and Process Manager in DigitalWell Arena.

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Eduardo Ibacache Rodriguez, Digital expert at EduardoAdviser

Speech: AI and Solid, the future of the Web

AI and Solid, the future of the Web. Solid is an exciting new project led by Prof. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, taking place at MIT. The project aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy. Eduardo will talk about Solid and how AI will be able to take advantage of creating a Web We Want. https://solid.mit.edu

Edurado is an Engineer, Explorer & Writer of Life, Technology & People. Digital Expert (Culture, Innovation, Leadership, Organization)

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Anders Braarud Hanssen, Senior Advisor OsloMet, PhD fellow University of Twente

Speech: AI ethics as a battleground

How AI researchers, social scientists and decision-makers is in urgent need of a shared language of ethical issues. This presentation is based on a paper presented for the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Society 2019 symposium in Trondheim, and focus on the need for demarcations between different forms of ethical issues in AI research. Such demarcations are a necessity to build legitimacy for ethicists and social scientists that search to discuss urgent AI ethics and societal issues.

Anders B. Hanssen is a R&D advisor at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) at OsloMet. He is an administrative member of the Applied Artificial Intelligence Group at TKD. He is a PhD candidate in philosophy/practical ethics focusing on societal and ethical aspects of innovation and governance of science and technology issues. Anders has worked as a researcher at the Work Research Institute specializing in Responsible Research and Innovation. He has worked as a research consultant in the NANOMAT and NANO2021 strategic program for nanotechnology at the Division for Innovation at the Research Council of Norway. His PhD thesis is part of the Patent Ethics project, emphasizing ethical and societal aspects of patenting in non-human biotechnology in Norway and Europe.

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Ronny Seehuus, Partner at EY

Speech: Trusted AI

As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly increase, the AI technologies outpace the organizational governance and controls that guide their use. However, proven time and time again there are serious operational risk of using AI without a robust governance and ethical framework. To fully utilize the potential of AI, we need to trust our AI systems. To understand the importance of trust in building successful AI systems, business leaders can start by exploring these five key questions: • Why is AI different from other technologies in terms of trust? • What are the risks of a failed AI system? • How can business leaders mitigate those risks? • Why is trust in AI so important? • When integrating AI, how can businesses sustain trust? Ronny Seehuus will lead us through the presentation "How do you teach AI the value of trust". He will share his take on why digital trust is of such significance and how we can achieve it.

Ronny leads EY's Data & Analytics service area in the Nordics, and is part of our European D&A management team. He has extensive experience in managing analytics, technology, strategy and digitization processes within different sectors. Ronny has built up and lead strong practices in the Business Information management/Analytics domain in both Capgemini (150 FTE) and EY (60 FTE td), he has built organizations both locally, cross Nordic, in Europe and on offshore locations.

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Håkon Reisvang, CEO at i4 Technology AS

Speech: Applied AI and ML

First Håkon will speak a little bit about exponential growth (the law of accelerating returns), then he brings all the new technologies together in a simplified model, before he ends on how all this will affect the planning, construction and operations of buildings.

Håkon Reisvang is an industry 4.0 consultant in the construction Industry. Before he became a technology geek in 2017, he was a civil engineer/project manager, but in 2018 he started i4technology AS with the intent of spreading information about how technology will change the construction and real estate industry in the coming years. Later that year he started 10X Construction with Kai Gilb, (Tom Gilb's son) which is a company that focuses on structuring data in graph databases according to Tim Burners Lee's Linked data principles in order to achieve a real time AI driven digital twin for construction projects and facility management.

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Robert P. Karlsson, Senior Digital Advisor at DigiSellMa AB

Speech: tba

Rober is an Executive Relationship and Business developer with Global experience (India, China, USA, Europe) as Manager, Salesman, Senior Investment advisor and Business Development advisor. He has an experience of +10 years of 1st and 2nd line management.

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Dapeng Lan, Business Director at BiboxEurope

Speech: A Swiss fully-regulated fiat-to-crypto exchange with AI support

We will talk about how to built fully regulated exchange and use to AI to do fault detection and improve user experience.

Dapeng Lan is Business Director in BiboxEurope, a fully regulated fiat-to-crypto exchange in Zurich, Switzerland. He was one of the early employees of an energy internet company Power2U AB, incubated by European Institute of Technology (EIT) and exited successfully with six million euros strategy investment. He also worked in ABB, Sweden and had several top industrial papers and patents. He is also Ph.D. Research Fellow on Fog computing at the University of Oslo. He holds a Double Master's degree of ICT Innovation from TU Berlin and KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden and Entrepreneurship Minor Degree from EIT Digital.

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Silver Traat, CEO at TEXTA OÜ

Speech:  Data analytics and public private cooperation

TEXTA is the first language technology company founded in Estonia and the creator of first AI software that has been added to the Estonian code repository. How did we get to this point and how is Estonia, a highly digitized state, cooperating with private sector in the field of data analytics and machine learning? The presentation will cover some real life projects that we have executed thus far and explain what to keep in mind with such projects.

SilverTraat is the co-founder and CEO of TEXTA OÜ . Having a business development and applied research background, he previously coordinated the writing of the business plan for a joint ICT Center between Tartu University, Tallinn University of Technology and University of Edinburgh. He also worked as Head of Business Development in the Software Technology and Applications Competence Center where in addition of being in charge of sales and developing new products he helped to write the business plan that secured 12 million euro funding for the period 2016-2022.

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Hilde Hukkelberg, Director, UK & Ireland at Innovation Norway

Speech: tba

She launched Tech City Executive Accelerator (TEA) at L39 in 2013. It helps both young and established companies looking for significant and sustainable growth through new digital platforms and global expansion. She is also a board member of SKAGEN, which is part of Storebrand Asset Management.

Hilde joined Innovation Norway in San Francisco where she worked with digital technology, VC/PE and government organisations. In London she is responsible for facilitating continuous growth for Norwegian businesses in the UK, which is Norway’s largest trading partner. She specialises in executive teams looking to disrupt their industries, among them, global frontrunners within AI, ML and Industrial IOT.

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Håkan Silfvernagel, Manager AI and Big Data at Miles AS

Speech: Affective Computing – bringing humans and machines closer through emotions

If we want computers to be intelligent and able to interact with us we need to ensure that they can recognize, understand and express emotions. This is the basic assumption of Affective Computing. First an introduction to the field will be described starting with established findings from psychology on how we best can measure emotions. Technology enablers that has made Affective Computing a hot topic will be highlighted as well as examples of API and services that we can use today. The second part will cover application scenarios such as retail, medical, education and social. The presentation concludes with some recommendations on how Affective Computing affects us as developers going forward.

Håkan holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and in addition, he holds a Master's degree in Leadership and Organizational behavior. He has also taken courses on university level in psychology, interaction design and human-computer interaction. He has 19 years' experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead. Håkan is also part of the local chapter of the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo (NNUG) and is active as an Ambassador for Oslo.AI the local chapter for the global City.AI community. Currently Håkan is working as Manager AI and Big Data at Miles AS, a Norwegian consultancy company.

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Frank Wedde, CEO at Memolife

Speech: Stay Ahead of Change 6 brain hacks to future-proof your life

When the world is changing faster than ever, can you afford to fall behind? Level up your brain today with superfast learning for tomorrow.

Frank Wedde is a brain trainer, author, speaker and founder of the digital brain gym Memolife. He speaks eight languages, has participated in the world memory championships and been featured on TV in both Asia and Europe . Above all, he wants to empower people to stay ahead of change with superfast learning of the top future skills.

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Kristin Bekkeseth, Partner Financial Services at EY

Speech: How do you teach AI the value of trust?

As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly increase, the AI technologies outpace the organizational governance and controls that guide their use. However, proven time and time again there are serious operational risk of using AI without a robust governance and ethical framework. To fully utilize the potential of AI, we need to trust our AI systems. To understand the importance of trust in building successful AI systems, business leaders can start by exploring these five key questions: • Why is AI different from other technologies in terms of trust? • What are the risks of a failed AI system? • How can business leaders mitigate those risks? • Why is trust in AI so important? • When integrating AI, how can businesses sustain trust? Kristin Bekkeseth will lead us through the presentation "How do you teach AI the value of trust". She will share his take on why digital trust is of such significance and how we can achieve it.

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Gaute Hagerup, CEO Oslo Business Region

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Kristian Jul Røsjø, Partnerships director at Antler

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Petteri Vainikka, VP Product Marketing at Cognite

Speech: Keynote

Petteri Vainikka is VP Product Marketing at Cognite. Petteri holds an MSc in Technology from Aalto University in Helsinki, along with a degree in pedagogics. His 17 year professional career spans software product development and international G2M from consumer smartphone applications to enterprise data management, semantic and graph technology SaaS products.

 Petteri has always found himself at the intersection of emerging transformational technology and his commercial application to deliver real commercial value to customers. Prior to Cognite, Petteri's career has focused on entrepreneurship, business development, sales, product management, academic, and general management roles at Sumea, Digital Chocolate, Rovio (Co-founder, Head of Sales and Marketing), Aalto University (Researcher), Games (VP ​​Sales), Enreach (CMO), Cxense ASA (SVP Product Management) and most recently Ardoq AS where he served as CMO. Petteri has a proven track record of launching and scaling new technology product companies internationally.

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Knut Eirik Gustavsen, CVP & President North America at eSmart Systems

Knut Gustavsen is Co-Founder and CVP & President North America of eSmart Systems. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Bristol, and performed research and development with the OECD Halden Reactor Project at IFE from 1992 to -97. Knut was instrumental in both delivering the Power Exchange to California and Korea and as co-founder of a Scandinavian subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California from -97 to -03. He has been successful in selling and delivering several large-scale software implementation projects worldwide with OMX and Tieto, and has strong entrepreneurial skills in both business development and organizational growth. Lately Knut has been the founder and co-founder of two Smart Grid businesses in Norway.

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Andreas F. Aglen, Chief Operating Officer at Exabel

In his role as COO, Andreas is responsible for Exabel's early-phase commercialisation, data partnerships and general admin, splitting his time between Oslo and London. Prior to joining Exabel, Andreas was Engagement Manager at McKinsey's Houston office, serving industrial companies on strategic and commercial topics.

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The Sharks for AIM-X Session

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STEFAN ENGESETH (SWEDEN), FUTURIST, AUTHOR OF SHARKONOMICS.COM

Ringside Investors: The Sharkonomics Guy)

Author, consultant, speaker, shark diver and Guest Professor at NYU Prague. Stefan’s ideas range from innovative and future-oriented to bordering on far-fetched. Yet, they all build on the universal truth that without innovation and visions, companies will not grow in today’s highly competitive business world using technology & AI strategies. The question is, how far are you prepared to go?

Over the years, Stefan Engeseth has worked as a consultant with international companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Often he is described as on of the world’s leading experts and speakers in his field.

His lectures have become extremely popular because they are stimulating yet easy to take in and use. He has held over 500 lectures and workshops internationally at corporations and academic institutions.

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BERG MOE, PARTNER & CEO AT ENTRAHOUSE

Ringside Startups: The hammer

Berg Moe has more than 30 years experience with funding, coaching and growing companies and great ideas to the next level. He has an extensive global network of people in both seed funding and venture capital world.  Currently, he is partner & CEO at EntraHouse AS and owner  & Community manager of a group of entrepreneurs Grunderklubben.

Berg Moe will moderate the Shark Tank session during the event.

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Sabine Ameln, Investor & Startup Mentor

Sharks

Sabine Ameln is a serial investor who invests in both traditional industries and vertical industries. She is one of TheFactory’s mentors and at the same time sits in Fintech Angels III’s board — one of TheFactory's investment companies. Throughout her career, she has built up high management skills in addition to innovation, project management and process improvement. Her long experiences and capabilities are important and crucial to many organizations, whether it is a NGO, governmental agencies or private sectors.

Sabine has expertise in management in addition to innovation, project work and process improvements. Requirements for efficiency and digitalisation, as well as a focus on better coordination, overall thinking and quality in our project implementations and processes, have long been part of exciting working days. With long experience in banking, finance and IT, she has an experience and personality that is relevant to organizations - be it nonprofit organizations, government agencies or the private business community in general. Sabine is engaged in various startups - in addition to traditional industry. As an active investor and mentor, Ishe finds it inspiring to be involved in the development of tomorrow's products and services.

Sabine wil partake in the Sharktank session at AIM-X.

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Jan Wessel Bratterud, Investment manager, MTI Startup AS

Sharks

Jan Wessel Bratterud has more than 30 years experience of selling and marketing technology, services and solutions.  with operational experience from large and small business. He also has experience of starting companies in Norway and the USA and worked in "Silicon Valley" with partners like Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle for 7 years. He has assisted in a number of buying and selling process since 2000 and he is currently working as an Investor Manager at MTI Startups.

Jan Wessel Bratterud will present MTI Startyps during the Shark Tank session.

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STEINAR SVALESEN, DIRECTOR CORPORATE FINANCE AT BERINGER FINANCE

Sharks

Steinar Svalesen has more than 25 years experience in the IT/media/telecom industries with special focus on strategic business development. He has gained a valuable experience in enterpreneurship and a solid foundation for the more recent early-stage investement and business transformation activities by launching a number of new business ventures, securing capital, building efficient teams, and supporting these ventures. 

His other experiences include 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.

Specialties: Management consulting; early-stage venture; digital media, telecom and technology; business transformation; strategies for growth and expansion; business modelling.

Steinar Svalesen will present Beringer Finance  during the Shark Tank session of the event.

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Karen Elisabeth Ohm Heskja, Investment Manager at DNB Ventures

Sharks

Karen-Elisabeth, Investment manager at DNB Ventures, has passions in connecting people and stimulating the corporate/startup ecosystem to create impact and sustainable results.DNB is Norway’s largest financial services group and one of the largest in the Nordic region in terms of market capitalization.

Karen Elisabeth has been working with corporate innovation and the startup ecosystem since 2013 in two of the largest Norwegian corporates; DNB and Equinor. She also has an experience of working in CHC on behalf of the Private Equity owners with the reorganization of the European Operations. She also has experience from scaling a small Norwegian company in Mexico and expanding it to Cuba.

She is excited about the development of the corporate venture industry in Norway as a source of capital, competence and network for startups and scaleups, but also interested in the discussions an how to succeed with the corporate venture. 

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TROND RIIBER KNUDSEN, FOUNDER TRK GROUP

Sharks

Trond Riiber Knudsen is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting, venture capital and private equity industry. He has experience of more than 25 years working in McKinsey, where he currently holds the position of Leadership and Development. In 2015, he founded TRK Group AS which is active ownership and advisory firm- supporting early-stage companies define and execute ambitious aspirations for growth and value creation. Currently, he is involved in many companies including the position of the member of Board of Advisors at SpareBank1 Market AS, co-founder and leads investor at Penda Paper Recycling, Senior Advisor and Investor at Arundo Analytics, Lead Mentor and Investor at Katapult Accelerator, Strategic Advisor at Schibsted Media Group. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Seok Bin Kaw, Investment Manager at Momentum Partners AS

Sharks

 Seok has more than 10 years in the commodity and energy space. She has held various positions in Trafigura, Statoil and Norsk Hydro globally, before joining Momentum in 2019.

Her expertise is in corporate strategy, data analysis, growth, access to new markets and market research. Most recently, Seok has been active as an angel investor and strategic advisor to startups in Norway.

Seok has worked in the Americas, Europe and Asia; and speaks English, Mandarin and Norwegian. She holds a Master of Science in Corporate Finance and Economics from Århus School of Business in Denmark and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

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Morten Wiese, Head of Growth and Innovation at Huckletree Aker Brygge

Morten is a dedicated serial entrepreneur and company builder and he has been working with start-ups and scale-ups for over two decades.  He started his first company MobilPartner back in 1994. It became Norway’s fastest growing privately owned mobile phone retail chain and was acquired by Telenor in 1999. Since then he has been CEO, chairman, founder and co-founder of several ground-breaking, fast-growing and successful companies – many of them eventually acquired by major industry-, venture- and private equity players.


He has experience from M2M, IoT, Adtech, Edtech, Retail and Mobile Industries and have worked in leading positions for companies like ETS (ABAX), the fastest growing telematics company in Europe (acquired by Norvestor PE fund in 2012 and Investcorp in 2017), OneCall (a mobile virtual network operator acquired by Telia Sonera), Think (Norway’s failing attempt to build an electric car), Boost Communications (a pioneering mobile marketing company funded by Investinor and NIK III), mYoutime (e+m-Learning company acquired by Conexus), Mobitel (a mobile content services company acquired by Dangaard Telecom) and One2Touch (an embedded HW & SW company funded by NIK II and Eker Group).

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