Silje Grastveit has been working within social entrepreneurship and innovation for more than a decade. As the founder and director of Social Impact Lab, she is dedicated to build entrepreneurial communities for innovators working to solve social challenges and create systemic change. In this talk, Silje outlines her experiences of being a social entrepreneur and reflects on how to make change happen.
Morten Goodwin is a Norwegian computer scientist and professor at the University of Agder. He is a popular science communicator focusing on the enormous progress within AI during the latest decades, but also about the common misconceptions of it. In this talk, Morten evaluates if AI is actually in the process of exceeding human intelligence, as many people fear.
Marie Storli is the leader of Rethinking Economics Norway as well as the co-owner and sustainability consultant in Myldring. There, she gets to combine her passion for sustainability with her dedication for sharing her knowledge by writing articles, holding workshops, public speaking, arranging conferences and helping businesses succeed with sustainability strategies. In this talk, Marie draws her picture of economic models of the future and what we need to do make it sustainable.
Tonje Frydenlund is the Director of Acquisition and Business Development for the Nordics at Snøhetta. With her extensive experience in the within landscape architecture, she is passionately pushing the sustainability agenda within the building industry and is currently the Chair of the Research Center on Zero Emission Neighborhoods in Smart Cities and the Chair of the Norwegian Green Building Council. In this talk, Tonje explains how the industry is shifting and striving towards modern solutions with advanced technologies for sustainable living.
Erik Knudsen is a highly experienced researcher in the subject of political communication and the principal investigator of the project NEWSREC, studying the ‘double-edged sword’ of news recommenders' impact on democracy. Much of his research focuses on the causal effects of algorithmic technology on news consumption and polarization. In this talk, Erik gives deep insights into his research about the promises and perils of algorithmic news recommendations.
Karl Håkon Rødland works at the innovation company Pracademy, facilitating design thinking and personal development trainings and workshops for organizations. Karl is very passionate about what makes human beings thrive and perform at their best and is the co-founder of the RISE morning community and the host of the podcast Unleashing Human Potential. In this talk, Karl Håkon raises awareness about the importance of people centricity within organizations.
After the sudden death of his brother Alexander, Robin decided to follow their joint dream and start a charity for youths. This talk inspires to move on from grief and create legacy for future generations. Robin is a Norwegian swimmer who set several national records in swimming. He represented the Norwegian National Team for 10 years with finals in both the Europeans and the world championships. He is now leading the not-for-profit foundation The Dale Oen Experience. It aims at facilitating experiences and mastery among children and youth of all backgrounds through tours, expeditions and other activities in long fjords and on high mountains with focus on technology and science. The Dale Oen Experience has become one of the biggest foundations in Europe with around 30.000 visitors a year, they have conferences each year that hosts 10.000 youth participants, they have 2 science ships, 2 centers on two locations, The Dale Oen Experience has also their own Youexplore Academy with participants from several countries, and they have several columns in Norway, the US and Russia.
What would you do if you found yourself locked in a toilet? And what does that situation have to do with innovation? In this talk, Barbara Salopek explores how individuals can become more creative and companies more innovative. Barbara Salopek has been working with innovation for more than a decade. As founder and CEO of Vinco Innovation, she is dedicated to helping companies be true innovators. Innovation is not only having established innovation processes but also having the right corporate culture and attitudes and understanding the whole innovation ecosystem. Born and raised in Zagreb, Barbara is a double master's graduate from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen. She has vast experience behind her in innovation and commercialization, working as a team leader, business developer and board of director for various startups. She has written numerous funding applications to bodies like Norway's Research Council (Norsk Forskningsråd) & Innovation Norway among others. She has experience in project management, and her expertise lies in business development, specifically in designing strategy & integrating innovation while drawing up business plans. She is a licensed technology transfer professional with advanced education in innovation management in a global business perspective from BI Oslo, University of California, Berkeley and Stanford. Barbara has held courses and workshops on innovation and business modeling and is often chosen to be a mentor for budding entrepreneurs. Barbara also teaches at Norwegian Business School BI and is a certified Prince2 Practitioner.
The ultimate challenge lies in unlocking the potential we have in our lives because our abilities restrict how well we are able to solve every other challenge in the world. In this TEDx talk, Christian Braathen will identify how the next generation of workers—Generation Z—is different from past generations, which challenges that involves, and how to unlock their potential in life. All told through a simple framework.
We talk about humanitarian crises. But how much do we really know about the inexplicable circumstances that stateless refugees live through on a daily basis? In this talk, Puneet Kaur provides a unique insider take to refugee camps and addresses issues not generally covered by the media. Puneet Kaur is a medical doctor, specializing in internal medicine and hematology in Oslo. Since 2017, she has been a field worker working with Doctors Without Borders. On her first mission to South Sudan, she posted as a flying doctor for 6 months. May 2018 she left for a project in Cox's Bazaar, the southernmost state of Bangladesh, where she provided medical care for some of the nearly 1 million Rohingya that had fled from violence and torture. She has a strong belief that the access to evidence-based medicine should be a universal right, and has a burning passion for equality and fairness.
Say something interesting about your business here. Have you ever been bullied for not fitting into the gender stereotype? In this talk, Ulrikke Falch sheds light on the very prevalent gender conformity issues in society and offers a whole new perspective to gender norms. Ulrikke Falch is an 23-year-old actress, author, and activist from Norway. She gained fame from the Norwegian tv-show SKAM, in the role as Vilde Lien. Ulrikke uses her platform to spread awareness about eating disorders, mental health, and feminism. In 2019 she released a documentary called The F-Word, a series that depicts our attitudes to gender and expectations to masculinity and femininity. Her main cause is to reveal structural and cultural convictions that contribute to maintaining traditional gender roles.
"Support, not protect. Every sister needs her brother as a friend, not an enemy”. As a French-Moroccan woman, Leila Rossow tells us her story of the challenges, frustration, and personal family conflict after making the biggest decision of her life: moving to Norway and becoming a healthcare professional. Leila is an educated nurse with broad experience from multicultural work with children and adults throughout various positions. She is the founder of Papillon and co-founder of 'Support not Protect'. She has a French-Moroccan background and moved to Norway twelve years ago. She considers her own multicultural background and influence status in Bergen as an important resource.
How will technological trends shape the way we pay for our coffee? And what does Obelix have to do with this? In this talk, Espen Myklebust explores the future of payments. Espen Myklebust is a tech intrapreneur and has been heading the growth of the Fintech rocket ship, Revolut, in the Nordics. As a start-up enthusiast, he has previously co-founded the medtech Testr Medical that aimed to solve the global diabetic epidemic. Espen is also a previous TEDx organizer and passionate about promoting ideas that can change how we act, react, and make decisions.
Pellegrino, a cross cultural expert, is sharing his personal and professional experience about how very different cultures can successfully coexist next to each other. Is it difficult to live in Norway, being an expat? Do you know how to establish the mutual understanding between Italian and Norwegian? Pellegrino comes from both an English and an Italian background, and is currently living in Norway. For the past 27 years he has travelled around the world and interacted with countless different cultures, nationalities and people-types. His work philosophy is to work with what you enjoy and what you are passionate about, what you believe you can excel in and are prepared to work hard to be excellent at, and only work with what can bring about positive change in yourself and in other people.
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