Nordic Innovation Summit 2020
May 14 2020
Registration is now open for the Nordic Innovation Summit 2020 presented by Ericsson! Last year’s Summit sold out, so take advantage of early bird registration now to reserve your place – May 14, 2020, at the National Nordic Museum in Seattle.
The Nordic region and the Pacific Northwest share key values – a commitment to the natural environment, effective communities, innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth.
- President and CEO of Scania
Henrik Henriksson joined Scania 1997. Two decades later, 2016, he was appointed President and CEO. Entrepreneurial at heart, Henrik joined Scania to explore global business and has stayed thanks to Scania’s strong customer focus, the delegated responsibility and the constant aim to do better.
The transport industry accounts for a significant share of the global CO2 emissions, and is one of the issues Agenda 2030 has to tackle. Henrik’s passion and fierce advocacy for sustainability has become a beacon in the shift towards a fossil free transport system. Henrik is an advisor to the Swedish Government and part of their delegation for the Agenda 2030; the UN’s sustainable development goals. He is also a board member of the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries.
He leads Scania from Sweden where the political commitment to decarbonize, power of innovation and competition within a strong heavy commercial vehicle cluster has enabled significant progress. With a new defined purpose for the company, Henrik continues to position Scania as a role model in decarbonizing the heavy commercial vehicle sector.
Henrik is a proud father of two young girls who spur him and who he considers the true judges of his legacy!
- Co-founder of the AI Sustainability Center
Elaine Weidman Grunewald is a co-founder of the AI Sustainability Center, a world leading center for identifying, measuring and governing ethical and societal implications of AI and data-driven technologies.
Elaine is an expert on global sustainability and development issues. She has worked for over two decades in the private sector, focusing on digitalization and sustainable development challenges across multiple sectors. Elaine is a frequent speaker at conferences including the World Economic Forum and the United Nations, and has been actively engaged in the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and the Business and Sustainable Development Commission.
Elaine was formerly SVP and Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer at Ericsson, and a member of the Executive Team, where she also headed the company’s humanitarian and disaster response program.
Elaine is a board member of Sweco AB, an architecture and consulting firm that designs communities and cities of the future, as well as Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, which focuses on the importance of youth empowerment in peacebuilding.
Elaine holds a double Master’s degree in International Relations from Boston University’s Center for Energy & Environmental Studies and Resource & Environmental Management.
Agenda for Nordic Innovation Summit 2020
Registration and coffee
Morning Keynotes and sessions
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