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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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Morten Irgens (NORWAY), Principal at 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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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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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), METHODS INVENTOR, AUTHOR AND ADVISOR TO FORTUNE 500'S

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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

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Tone Ringstad (NORWAY), CEO at Culturengine

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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 Communication & Policy Expert (Uber, Peltarion AI, EU)

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Dominic was one of the first members of Uber’s policy and communications team in Europe and is now responsible for public policy and communications at the Swedish AI company Peltarion. He has almost 12 years experience in a mix of public relations, branding, public policy, advocacy and influencer campaigns. He has worked on projects in over 25 countries and has worked for the public relations agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies and the anti-corruption NGO Transparency International.

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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Asif Kabani (Switzerland), United Nations Fellow, CFO at SDG Resource Centre, Geneva

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Asif Kabani is an Economist, Social Entrepreneur, International Trainer, Public Speaker, Motivation Coach and Mentor based in Europe with a passion for AI & IoT. Some of his publications are on Topics of Management (Governance), Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)and Information Communication Technology (ICT).

He has more than 15 years of experience in Economics - Finance, HR, IT and projects as Director, Head of Research & projects, international consultant, technical advisor, program and project manager within UN organizations and international donors i.e International Sustainable Development Resource Centre, Geneva, United Nations (UN) office Geneva, ICANN, Internet Society, Diplo Foundation, Geneva, British High Commission, Foreign Commonwealth Office, UN-DESA, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNODC, UNHCR, World Bank, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Geneva.

Asif earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Economics and Finance, another MBA in Marketing and Information Technology (IT) and post-graduation in Master of Science (MSc) from University of London and Diploma in Internet Governance from Diplomacy Foundation - UN.

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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

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Konstantinos Antonakopoulos earned his PhD from NTNU in Information Science with  focus on Bioinspired Computing. Konstantinos has extensive experience from Finance, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Space and Revenue sectors. He has a special interest in digital transformation ventures and disruption of traditional operations in any vertical using blockchain technology, IoT and AI/ML

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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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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, Deputy Director General ICT at Norwegian Directorate BUFDIR

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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Rajkumar Ragupathy (India/Denmark), Innovation Consultant

Speech: Why the era of AI is right now

Raj is a versatile professional starting his journey in AI, UI and embedded SW development to evolve as a corporate technology innovator, entrepreneur and user experience specialist. His contribution spreads over 20 years, from 8 countries working across 5 industry verticals. Raj has conceptualized and launched impactful product and digital innovations in market. He is seen by executives and peers as a passionate user-centric designer, strategic thought leader and an inspiring leader. He thrives with a sense of curiosity and entrepreneurial mindset.

About his speech: Why it’s the AI era? Reflecting on the own personal journey on working with machine learning more than 2 decades ago, Raj shall deliberate what has changed and why the era of AI is right now!

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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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Mia Ryan, Sales Advisor Cloud Services - Analytics platform

Speech: How to apply the iterative Machine Learning process to an automated DevOps pipeline context.

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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Cansu Akarsu (Turkey), Design Manager at Lærdal Medical

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Tor-Håkon Hellebostad (Norway) Co-Founder at Globus.ai

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Oda Aase Johnsen (Norway), Member of the Board at Oslo.ai

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Gautam Chandna, CEO at TikkTalk (Skiwo AS)

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Ivar Låberg (Norway), CEO at Oslo International Executives

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Tom Guldberg (Norway), Chairman at X-Pol

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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

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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

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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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Anders Wigdahl, Advisor at Trifid Ventures

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Anders Wigdahl is a Chief Investment Officer at Trifid Ventures and consultant in the Trifid, which is a management consulting company based in Oslo. Trifid Ventures invest in technology-driven companies, but their main offer is the ability for the investment companies to take benefit of the broadly experienced pool of consultants in Trifid.  Anders has experiences of working in various companies such as DNB, KPMG, DHT Corporate Services and Trifid, working with financial and strategic advisory. He holds MSc in Financial Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

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TROND RIIBER KNUDSEN, FOUNDER TRK GROUP

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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

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 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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