Louise Juul Helliksen, Founder & CEO of Transform IT, Public speaker and moderator
Speech: MC - Master of Ceremonies OBDD 2019
Passionate business founder, CEO & Founder of Transform IT focusing on innovation, business strategy and helping customer explore and succeed with new technology. She is network manager for the national business network XR Norway aiming to build a world-class network of businesses within virtual technologies. Louise is also a public speaker and moderator. She will be MC'n at OBDD 2019.
Tom Einar Nyberg, Head of Digital Operations - Robotics, AI & Analytics at KPMG Digital
Speech: Digital Operations within Payroll and Personal Services
Tom Einar Nyberg has a Master's degree Management from the University of Technology Sydney. He has 12 years national management experience including Capgemini and KPMG Norway. He is Head of Digital Operations in the KPMG Digital Practice. This service area offers Advisory & Implementation on how you can leverage Automation, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence and Analytics to transform existing Processes - in order to implement new Digital Operating Models.
Video: Tom Einar Nyberg - Managing Value Creation
Ulas Burkay, Innovation, Analytics and Digitalization Leader at EY
Ulas Burkay is an experienced digital strategy and analytics professional, driven to design, implement and sustain strategic transformation through use of technologies and advanced analytics. Highly experienced in use of data/analytics to craft stories to drive innovation and change. Deep knowledge of designing and setting up in digital platforms and ecosystems in financial and media sectors. Has been delivering high impact projects to large global companies for the past 12 years. Experience spanning banking, retail, telecommunication, media, and technology and professional services sectors.
Xiaopeng Li, AI Advisor at Inmeta
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.
Anurag Sahay, VP -AI & Data Sciences at Nagarro
Speech: "Data tells a story - can you discover it?"
Using a real-life incident we will motivate and explore how a data scientist investigates the story that might be hiding behind the data. Simple but important ideas of summary statistics and data distributions can reveal a lot about what is going on in a situation and if done correctly can bring about many useful insights.
Video: Anurag Sahay at the Connected Enterprise Event 2018
Elin Hauge, AI evangelist, advisor & strategist at Inmeta
Elin is an experienced speaker and strategic advisor with solid business background, combined with a strong academic record from science and engineering. Enthusiastic 'emerging tech' evangelist, with focus on realistic value creation.
Ole-Christoffer Granmo, Professor & Director, Centre for AI Research (CAIR), UiA
Ole-Christoffer is a Professor Ole-Christoffer Granmo is Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR). His passion for artificial intelligence was lit at the age of ten when he got his first computer and discovered programming. Fascinated by the idea of superintelligence, he obtained his master's degree in informatics in 1999 and the PhD degree in 2004, both from the University of Oslo, Norway. Granmo develops theory and algorithms for systems that explore, experiment and learn in complex real-world environments. Drawing inspiration from the paradigms of deep reinforcement learning and probabilistic causal reasoning, he seeks to surpass human capability in flexible pattern recognition, model building and reasoning. Within his field of research, Granmo has written more than 115 refereed journal and conference publications.
DON BRANCATO, Chief Strategy Architect at Boeing & Standards Contributor
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.
TONE S. RINGSTAD, CEO AND FOUNDER AT CULTURENGINE DIGITAL PLATFORM
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.
STEFAN MÅNSBY, VP INNOVATION & BIG DATA AT BASEFARM
Stefan Månsby is an evangelist at Basefarm, for more than 13 years now. At the interface of business, for the past years, Stefan and his international team have been researching and commercializing new business applications within cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Besides that, he gives guest lectures and engages in a select few startups. The time left, is filled with photography and digital music production.
Dr. M. Naci Akkøk, Chief Architect at Oracle Nordics
Dr. M. Naci has 43 years of experience in the computing industry (both hardware and software) and in related research. He has been focusing more and more on applications of computing in areas that relate to bio-medicine and healthcare (indirectly including smart homes, smart cities, smart healthcare etc.), also working in the hybrid domain of bio-electronic nano-devices. He is genuinely interested in how technology impacts society, how technology policies are developed and the undeniable role of education (especially technology education and educational technology) in all that.
Due to his cross-disciplinary background, with degrees in 6 distinct areas, he often functions as a visionary, strategist, analyst and a mentor.
Tale Skjølsvik, Professor at OsloMet
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.
STAALE PETTERSEN, VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AT SEMTECH INC
Staale Pettersen is a 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.
Heidi Frost Eriksen, CEO and Co-Founder at Technebies, Jerrik
Speech: New Global standard for measuring programming skills
Heidi Forst Eriksen holds a Master of Science degree and Multi-Discipline Bachelor Degree Political Sciences, Media & Communication from the University of Oslo. She has 15 years of national and international management experience including Tanberg, Atea, Software Innovation and host Mentor for TheFactory and Jerrik
Video: NEC ISE 2017 Interview with Heidi Frost Eriksen, Director of Marketing at Huddly
Ryan Mattinson, Information Security Practice Lead at Nagarro
Ryan leads Nagarro's global information security consulting practice. He is based in Oslo, with a growing team of talented consultants, researchers and ethical hackers. He promotes the positive social and business value of security and supports business leaders with pragmatic strategies for managing cyber risk.
Ryan is involved in the information security community through research, knowledge-sharing and mentorship. He has written and spoken about security and privacy for the media, industry publications and conferences. He co-hosts the monthly OsloSec meetup and is currently working with the community to organise the BSides Oslo conference.
Stefan Engeseth, CEO at Detective Marketing
Stefan is an author, consultant, speaker, shark diver and Guest Professor. 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. 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 fields (well he like to say its only common sense).
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.
ANTONIO GRASSO, FOUNDER & CEO AT DIGITAL BUSINESS INNOVATION SRL (ITALY)
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 closely 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 5 Big Data, AI & Digital Transformation Thought-Leader and Influencer by Kcore Analytics
JAN SOLLID STOREHAUG, CEO AT TENK DIGITALT AS
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 the 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.
Gustaf Christensen, CFO at Highered
Speech: The globalization of the war for talent
Gustaf S. Christensen has 15 years' experience from management consulting, M&A and Finance from i.e. McKinsey & Co and Orkla. The last two years Gustaf has however been a central part of the management team in Highered, who is helping universities and companies to leverage digital tools & opportunities to find opportunities and graduate talent on a global scale.
May-Line Åsheim, HR Director at Eltel Networks
Speech: Improvement through digitalization
May-Line Åsheim holds a Master's degree in law from the University of Oslo. She is HR Director with more than 15 years of progressive experience in large international companies like Statoil and Hydro. Through her work in international and multitalented environments, she has developed strong communication and management skills using new technology and social media.
Pie Simonsen Haug, Global Head of HR at Vewd
Speech: Critical use of test tools for recruitment
Pie Haug has a Master's degree in Political Science and Law from the University of Oslo in addition a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Employment Relation from University of Hertfordshire. She is a full-stack HR person, with extensive experience from HR Management, Talent Management, Recruitment & Employer Branding. Pie has been working with HR in Tech companies throughout her career, in a national, regional and global perspective.
Hans-Arne Jacobsen, Managing Partner at Nordicsearch
Speech: Experience with digital service in recruitment
Hans-Arne Jacobsen has a background as an engineer and economist and has 12 years of management experience in the public sector and industry. For the past 22 years he has been linked to executive search and selection of personnel with special expertise in the engineering/technology companies in particular, and resources to public and other businesses in general. He has been involved in several major recruitment projects for Norwegian business and management
JANICKE RASMUSSEN, DEAN MSC PROGRAMMES AT BI NORWEGIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL.
Janicke Rasmussen is the Dean for all the MSc programmes at BI Norwegian Business School. She is also Associate Professor at the Department of Accounting, auditing and Business Analytics. She was awarded her PhD from Cass Business School in London in 2010, and have work experience from a variety of Companies before starting at BI Norwegian Business School in 2000.
JENNIFER VESSELS, CEO AND INNOVATOR AT NEXT STEP
Jennifer Vessels, entrepreneur and inspirator led Tandberg's European growth and US launch prior to founding Next Step in Silicon Valley. Her innovative approach to business growth has been instrumental in Next Step’s success scaling tech giants Google, NetFlix and Tesla, as well as leading business transformation for Adobe, Autodesk and Live Nation. With an MBA from San Jose and MS from the University of London, Jennifer now leads Next Step Norway and the Executive Growth Alliance for Nordic, European and Silicon Valley leaders.
Video: Jennifer Vessels, Founder and CEO of Next Step, talks about what makes her company unique
ROLF FRYDENBERG, CEO AND PARTNER AT MANAG-E
Rolf Fryden berg is a CEO and partner at Manag-E and a board member at NoVUG. He has been in the IT industry since 1980 and during these years, he has held technical, consulting, marketing and management positions. He is a strong believer in networking, through on-line communities, users' groups, events and conferences of all kind. He has experience of taking various roles including Consultant, Product manager at HP, Senior Consultant at KinFiX, president at CSA Norway and Associate Director Consulting at Gartner. His area of experise are: Cloud Comptuing, IT strategy, IT Financial Management, IT Operations Management, IT Service Management, Network Management, System Management, Application Management.
Wilfried Pimenta de Miranda, Business Development Director at IOTA Foundation
Wilfried has 16 years of nordic and international experience working for leading established firms and new venture start-ups as corporate strategy/M&A/business development professional, management consultant, intrapreneur and entrepreneur. I pioneered the renewables and cleantech revolution and transitioned to work across silos with disruptive digital technologies.
video: Status Norge Anno 2017 - Wilfried Pimenta de Miranda
Karl John Pedersen, Principal Specialist at DNV GL
Karl works in a team of experts in the Data Management Competence Centre. Provide data management, data catalog and data quality expertise to customers across all DNV GL sectors including Health, Maritime, Energy, Oil and Gas, Energy and Business Assurance. Advise on data management and data quality to reduce risk in the use of data and to maximise the value of data assets.
Additionally, he works with GIS analysis, primarily for oil, gas and maritime customers.
Thomas Kronen, Country Manager at SecureLink Norway AS
Thomas has almost 20 years of sales experience, management and leadership. He has a strong and proven track record in performance with P&L responsibility and budget achievement at Ark Skrivervik Data, Merkantildata, Wicom, Smartnet, Dell, EMC, Atea, Proact and now SecureLink.
Thomas Sjøberg Manager Internet of Things at Atea Norge
Thomas has 19 years experience in the field of IT and banking, from operational management, project development, strategic and architectural areas of IT internationally. His specialities include: IT strategy, investment analysis, business and IT requirements analysis, organizational systems, security management, mobile solutions / smartphones and office platform.
Christian Butenschon, Founder and CEO at ICONFIRM AS
Senior and hands-on executive with broad international experience from a variety of industries. Passionate about practical data integrity, efficiency and privacy. Actively helping companies to exploit the opportunities arising from becoming GDPR compliant.
Business, financial and organisational leadership across different stages of company life cycles and market maturity. Strong holistic, commercial and strategic mind-set with documented execution power. Finding solutions and solving problems.
Effective and inspirational leadership of culturally and functionally diverse teams. Profound believer in employee engagement through empowerment and coaching as well as lean decision structures - balancing accountability and responsibility. Builds trust and relationships with external and internal parties.
Dominic Robinson, Policy and Communication at Peltarion.
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.
Halfdan Jensen; Partner at Nordicsearch
Speech: Making competence available
Halfdan Jensen has a background as a geologist and business economist and has 14 years of management experience from the IT industry. He has worked in all parts of the value chain (distribution, producer and consulting company). For the past 12 years, he has been associated with management selection and selection of senior specialists as well as sales resources within technology-oriented businesses in particular, and resources for the rest of the business sector in general. He has been involved in several large recruitment projects for Norwegian business and public administration.