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2022 Nordic Innovation Summit presented by Ericsson

May 18-19, 2022 | National Nordic Museum | Seattle, WA

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Dates:

May 18-19, 2022

Location:

Seattle, WA

Watch Highlights from National Nordic Museum's 2022 Nordic Innovation Summit 

This year’s Nordic Innovation Summit dealt with the most important issues confronting the world today. In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the threat of cyberattack and the need for enhanced security and energy independence looms large in the minds of government leaders and corporations. Watch and be inspired to innovate for a more stable, peaceful future. 

Enjoy a must-see keynote from President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and watch sessions with top executives from companies like NesteIcelandairHackerOneKerecis, and more.

The 2022 Nordic Innovation Summit was in person at the National Nordic Museum in Ballard, Seattle on May 19. Full program and bios of speakers available below.

Morning Sessions

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Keynote speech by Dr. Guðni Jóhannesson, President of Iceland

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World Language Heritage in the Platform Economy

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The Nordic DEI Paradox—Not So Paradoxical?

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What Do We Need to Do Differently in the Post-Post-Cold War World?

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The Future of Flying: Sustainable Aviation

Afternoon Sessions

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“Innovating for the Green Transition” with Anniken Krutnes, Norway’s Ambassador to the United States

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The Finns Who are Making Fish Farming Circular

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Circular Economy – A Winning Strategy for a Sustainable Future

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Artic Innovation Saving Lives

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Second Wave of 5G in North America 2022-2025

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22_NIS_Panel_Carbfix

Carbfix—Turning CO₂ into Stone

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22_NIS_Panel_CorporateSisu

Corporate Sisu in the Face of Climate Change

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Financing for Our Common Future

Agenda

Click "Expand All" below to see the speakers.

May 18: 5pm-8pm Innovators & Investors Evening Event

Sponsored by Eyrir Venture Management, this new feature of the Nordic Innovation Summit will focus on the venture capital and startup community.

  • • Dr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland

  • Introduction
    • Stefanía G. Halldórsdóttir, Managing Director, Eyrir Vöxtur4

    Presentations
    • Dr. Margrét Vilborg Bjarnadóttir, Founder, PayAnalytics
    • Dmitriy Starson, Founder and CEO, Passio
    • Ari Jónsson, CEO, AwareGo
    • Melanie Schneider, CEO, Beedle
    • Todd Stavish, Managing Director, SRI Ventures

  • • Lilja D. Alfreðsdóttir, Iceland’s Minister of Culture and Business Affairs
    • Ingvar Pétursson, Tech Leader, Investor, Advisor
    • Isaac Kato, Managing Director, Techstars
    • Moderated by Sigurlína Ingvarsdóttir, Board Member, Investor, Advisor, Eyrir

May 19: 8:45am-6:30pm Nordic Innovation Summit presented by Ericsson

    • Governor Jay Inslee, State of Washington
    • Eric Nelson, Executive Director/CEO, National Nordic Museum
    • Mayor Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle
    • Tuula Rytila, CVP, Microsoft Digital Stores
    • Birger Steen, Partner, Investment Team, Summa Equity, and Chair, Nordic Innovation Summit
    • Dr. Guðni Jóhannesson, President of Iceland
    • Dr. Guðni Jóhannesson, President of Iceland
    • Dr. Nikko Strom, Distinguished Scientist, Amazon
    • Arul Menezes, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft
    • Dr. Margrét Vilborg Bjarnadóttir, Founder, PayAnalytics & Associate Professor, Management Science and Statistics, University of Maryland
    • Dr. Marie Louise Sunde, Founder and CEO, EqualityCheck.it
    • Moderator: Tuula Rytila, CVP, Microsoft Digital Stores
    • Maria Amelie, CEO and Co-Founder, Factiverse
    • Mårten Mickos, CEO, HackerOne
    • Jarand Rystad, CEO, Rystad Energy
    • Pekka Viljakainen, Chair, Forel
    • Moderator: Birger Steen, Partner, Investment Team, Summa Equity, and Chair, Nordic Innovation Summit
    • Chris Cooper, VP North America, Renewable Aviation, Neste
    • Heiða Njóla Guðbrandsdóttir, Deputy COO, Icelandair
    • Niklas Lund, Director, Rockton
    • Sami Lahdensuo, VP for Government and Institutional Relations, Finnair
    • Moderator: Lisa Stiffler, GeekWire, and Todd Bishop, Geekwire
  • Freya, Fisherman’s Sun Terrace, and 3rd floor

    Sponsored by the Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce

    • Dr. Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
    • Anniken Krutnes, Norway’s Ambassador to the United States
    • Pekka Viljakainen, Chairman of the Board, Finnforel and Ahopelto Capital Oy
    • Malena Sell-Myllyoja, Senior Specialist on Circular Economy, Sitra
    • Comments: Okko-Pekka Salmimies, Consul General of Finland in Los Angeles
    • Fertram Sigurjonsson, CEO, Kerecis
    • Mads Birgens Kristensen, Head of Urbanism, COBE
    • Moderator: Peter Cohan, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Peter Linder, Head of 5G Marketing in North America, Ericsson
    • Katrin Steinthorsdóttir, Geologist, University of British Columbia and Carbfix
    • Moderator: Dr. David Battisti, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Tamaki Endowed Chair, University of Washington
  • Fisherman’s Sun Terrace

    • Carrie Song, VP Sales North America, Renewable Road Transportation, Neste
    • Eustace Asanghanwa, Principal Program Manager, Internet of Things Security R&D, Microsoft
    • Tryggvi Jónsson, Technical Software Product Manager, Marel
    • Hjalti Þórarinsson, Vice President of Software, Marel
    • Jim Brisimitzis, Founder and General Partner, 5G Open Innovation Lab
    • Jens Molbak, CEO and Founder, NewImpact
    • Birger Steen, Partner, Investment Team, Summa Equity
    • Örn Valdimarsson, Managing Director, Eyrir
    • Moderator: Lars Johansson, Co-Founder and Managing Director of E8 Ventures
    • Birger Steen, Partner, Investment Team, Summa Equity, and Chair, Nordic Innovation Summit
    • Dr. Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
  • Fisherman’s Sun Terrace

Keynotes

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    Guðni Jóhannesson

    President of Iceland

Speakers

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    Lilja Alfredsdottir

    Minister of Culture and Business Affairs, Iceland

    Bio
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    Maria Amelie

    CEO and Co-Founder of Factiverse

    Bio
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    Eustace Asanghanwa

    Principal Program Manager, Internet of Things Security R&D

    Bio
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    Dr. David Battisti

    The Tamaki Endowed Chair of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington

    Bio
  • Marget Bjarnadottir

    Dr. Margrét Vilborg Bjarnadóttir

    Funder, PayAnalytics & Associate Professor, Management Science and Statistics, University of Maryland

    Bio
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    Jim Brisimitzis

    Founder and General Partner, 5G Open Innovation Lab

    Bio
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    Peter Cohan

    Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Washington

    Bio
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    Chris Cooper

    VP North America, Sustainable Aviation

    Bio
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    Heiða Njóla Guðbrandsdóttir

    Deputy COO, Icelandair

    Bio
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    Stefania G. Halldorsdóttir

    Chairman of the Board, Voice of the People – Language Technology

  • SigurlinaIngvarsdottir

    Sigurlina Ingvarsdóttir

    Eyrir

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    Lars Johansson

    Co-Founder and Managing Director of E8 Ventures

    Bio
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    Dr. Ari Jónsson

    CEO, AwareGo

  • TryggviJonsson_NIS2022

    Tryggvi Jonsson

    Technical Software Product Manager, Marel

    Bio
  • IsaacKatoNIS2022

    Isaac Kato

    Managing Director, Techstars

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    Mads Birgens Kristensen

    Head of Urbanism, Cobe

    Bio
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    Anniken Krutnes

    Norway's Ambassador to the US

    Bio
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    Sami Lahdensuo

    VP for Government and Institutional Relations, Finnair

    Bio
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    Peter Linder

    Head of 5G Marketing, Ericsson

    Bio
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    Niklas Lund

    Director, Rockton

    Bio
  • ArulMenezes_NIS2022

    Arul Menezes

    Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft

    Bio
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    Mårten Mickos

    CEO, HackerOne

    Bio
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    Jens Molbak

    Trustee, National Nordic Museum

    Bio
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    Ingvar Pétursson

    Board Member and Investor, Eyrir Vöxtur

  • Hjalti_Thorarinsson_NIS2022

    Hjalti Porainsson

    Vice President of Software, Marel

    Bio
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    Jarand Rystad

    Founder of Rystad Energy

    Bio
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    Tuula Rytila

    Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Digital Stores

    Bio
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    Okko-Pekka Salmimies

    Consul General of Finland in Los Angeles

    Bio
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    Melanie Schneider

    CEO, Beedle

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    Malena Sell-Myllyoja

    Senior Specialist, Sitra

    Bio
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    Fertram Sigurjonsson

    Founder and CEO, Kerecis

    Bio
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    Carrie Song

    VP Renewable Road Transportation Americas, Neste

    Bio
  • DmitriyStarson_NIS2022

    Dmitriy Starson

    Founder and CEO, Passio

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    Birger Steen

    Partner, Investment Team, Summa Equity, and Chair, Nordic Innovation Summit

    Bio
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    Todd Stavish

    MD, SRI Ventures

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    Katrin Steinthorsdottir

    Geologist, University of British Columbia

    Bio
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    Lisa Stiffler

    Reporter, GeekWire

    Bio
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    Dr. Robert Strand

    Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

    Bio
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    Dr. Nikko Strom

    Distinguished Scientist, Amazon

    Bio
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    Dr. Marie Louise Sunde

    Founder and CEO Equality Check

    Bio
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    Örn Valdimarsson

    Managing Director of Eyrir Venture Management

    Bio
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    Pekka A. Viljakainen

    Chairman of the Board, Finnforel Oy and All Capital

    Bio

Testimonials

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"I have had opportunities to attend /or speak in various meetings/ events, however I must say that Nordics Innovation Summit is among those that are best organized and will be one of those that I will remember with a great participation experience! Congratulations for an excellent summit! Thank you for inviting Neste and for having me in the event. Looking forward to another opportunity to meet again in the future!"

    —Carrie Song, Neste

"The Nordic Innovation Summit is really my favourite event in the US – professional, interesting, innovative, friendly and fun! I had three amazing days!"

    —Cecilia Lif, Embassy of Sweden

"Thank you for a well-executed event with world class speakers and agenda."

    —Rob Balconi, Ericsson

Sponsors


Level One Sponsors

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Level Two Sponsors

  • Neste logo
  • nordic council of ministers logo
  • Eyrir logo

Level Three Sponsors

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  • Seattle Bank
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Level Four Sponsors

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  • CONSULATE GENERAL OF FINLAND
  • Icelandair
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  • Nordic Innovation House
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  • Washington State Department of Commerce
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