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Nordic Seattle

Nordic Innovation Conference presented by Ericsson

MAY 3, 8:30am–5PM   |   nordic innovation cONference 
                                            presented by ericsson

Though the Nordic region represents only 3 percent of Europe’s population, the Nordic nations are ranked as global leaders for technology and innovation.

The new Nordic will host this one-day conference, which will feature keynote talks and panels by tech and innovation luminaries from the Nordic region, including Kristin Skogen Lund (NO), Fredrik Cassel (SE), and Niels Røine (NO). The goal is to build awareness about innovation and opportunity in the Nordic countries and to lay the groundwork for the development of deeper relationships between the tech and innovation sectors in Seattle and the Nordic region.

Tickets are $50, and space is limited.
Get yours today!


Registration and Morgonfika

Welcome and Introduction 

Eric Nelson, CEO, the Nordic Museum
Birger Steen, Trustee, the Nordic Museum

Keynote: The Future of Work — Prosperity and Well-being for All in the 21st Century 

Kristin Skogen Lund, CEO, Confederation of Norwegian Employers

Keynote: Business in the Nordics, Viewed from a US Perspective

Vahe Torossian, CVP, MSFT Western Europe

Panel Discussion: The Nordic Startup Explosion 

Moderator: Todd Bishop, Geekwire
Fredrik Cassel, Creandum 
Dr. John Markus Lervik, Cognite AS
Gro Eirin Dyrnes, Nordic Innovation House 
Erik Benson, Voyager Capital 

Panel Discussion: Coming to America — Venture-backed Migration in the 21st Century 

Petra Hilleberg, CEO, Hilleberg
Mathias Björkholm, Pickit
Tor-Ove Henriksen, Skooler
Arne Tonning, Alliance Venture


Keynote: 5G, IoT, Autonomy, and the Future of Cities 

Peter Linder, Ericsson

Panel Discussion: Changing the World from its Northeast Corner I — The Nordic SmartCities Movement

Bernt Reitan Jenssen, CEO, Ruter AS
Johan Bjorklund, Ericsson
Knut Eirik Gustavsen, eSmart Systems 


Panel Discussion: Changing the World from its Northeast Corner II — The Nordic Cleantech Disruption and the Race to Zero

Lasse Karlsen, Norwegian Maritime Authority
Kjell Waloen, VP, Polestar, Volvo
Ashish Kumar, CEO, Zunum Aero
Petter Karal, CEO, Seatower


Break: Nordic beverage tastings and finger food


Keynote: Play, teamwork, and performance, or How to Rule the Olympics 
Niels Røine, EVP Communications, Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports


Panel Discussion: Nordic Ways — Values that Underpin Innovation and Business Success 

Dagfinn Høybråten, Nordic Council of Ministers  
Kristin Skogen Lund, Confederation of Norwegian Employers
Karin Olofsdotter, US Ambassador, Sweden
Katrine Joensen, Counsul General, Denmark
Kåre Aas, US Ambassador, Norway 

Closing remarks 

Eric Nelson


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