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Innovating for Our Common Future



May 26, 2021

Nordic Innovation Series + Nordic Innovation Summit

View  "Diplomats in Dialogue" online, the first event in the the Museum’s Nordic Innovation Series. Eilert Hanoa, CEO of Kahoot!, and Mårten Mickos, CEO of HackerOne led the discussion on Monday with Anniken Krutnes, Norway’s Ambassador to the United States, and Mikko Hautala, Finland’s Ambassador to the United States. 

Introducing the virtual Nordic Innovation Series, a 4-part series of virtual talks starting in September 2021, and the in-person Nordic Innovation Summit in May 2022 - your connection to the vibrant technology and innovation sector in the Nordic region.

We're excited to announce that the Nordic Innovation Summit will be back in May 2022 as an in-person 3-day event featuring Nordic entrepreneurs and pioneers. Together we will explore how to innovate for our common future. But you don't have to wait that long to immerse yourself in Nordic technological and social innovation! Join us for our 4-part Nordic Innovation Series starting in September 2021. Enjoy in-depth discussions on where technology is heading and in which ways the unique Nordic approach is leading the way.

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NORDIC INNOVATION SERIES

Plug into emerging trends with our 4-part virtual series of discussions with thought-leaders from the dynamic Nordic technology sector exploring topics ranging from sustainable food production to emerging green tech.

Nordic Innovation Series: Diplomats in Dialogue

September 13, 2021

Fireside Chat with Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications

November 04, 2021 Register

Sustainable Urban Development in the Nordic Countries

January 06, 2022

From Fuel- to Bio-Based Economy

March 03, 2022

NORDIC INNOVATION SUMMIT 2022

Join us at the National Nordic Museum in Seattle, May 2022, for the return of the Nordic Innovation Summit. This 3-day on-site event will explore the topic of "Innovating for Our Common Future."

OnSite Conference

May 18-20 2022Nordic Innovation Summit 2022

2018-2020 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

The virtual Nordic Innovation Summits in years past have featured international leaders in sustainability and technology from a variety of industries and civil society.

Kristin Skogen Lund
  • CEO of Schibsted

Norwegian Kristin Skogen Lund has led nine different companies. Currently she is the Chief Executive Officer of Schibsted ASA, Chairman for The Oslo Philharmonic, and President for Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. She is also serves the board of Adevinta ASA. In the past she held the position of Director General at Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon, Chief Executive Officer of Scanpix Scandinavia, Chief Executive Officer for Aftenposten AS, Chairman at Telenor Broadcast Holding AS, Chief Executive Officer of Aftenposten AS, Chief Executive Officer of Scandinavia Online AS and Executive Vice President & Head-Digital Services at Telenor ASA.

Peter Linder & Bhushan Joshi
  • Head of 5G Marketing & Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson in North America

Ericsson is a global leader in sustainability, both in their own operations and in creating technology that enables other companies and industries to embrace sustainability and confront climate change. During their presentation at the 2020 Virtual Nordic Innovation Summit, Linder and Joshi shared how Ericsson’s Fifth Generation (5G) wireless technology will transform communications, manufacturing, health care, and virtually every other sector.

Mårten Mickos
  • CEO of HackerOne

Raised in Finland, Mårten Mickos has been a leader in the commercial open source community, and now heads one of the world’s leading digital security and bug bounty platforms, giving him a unique perspective on how companies, governments, and society as a whole must come to grips with online security and privacy issues.

Henrik Henriksson & Elaine Weidman Grunewald
  • President and CEO of Scania & Co-Founder of the AI Sustainability Center

Henrik Henriksson, CEO of Scania is a global leader in sustainable transport solutions in the heavy vehicle industry. Elaine Weidman Grunewald is the co-founder of the AI Sustainability Center. Based on interviews with leading Nordic CEOs and global sustainability experts, Henricksson and Grunewald wrote Sustainability Leadership, a book that captures Sweden’s “secret sauce” for economic and environmental sustainability and provides a road map for any company that wants to remake itself through a commitment to sustainability.

Eva Karlsson
  • CEO of Houdini

Eva Karlsson is the CEO of Houdini, a rapidly growing Swedish outdoor brand and leader in corporate social responsibility. Karlsson and her team are focused on transforming their business through sustainability principles, including 360-degree products that incorporate recycled materials and can in turn be recycled or composted, offering clothing and other non-traditional products for rent and other product-as-a-service solutions.

Robert Strand
  • Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business

Robert Strand is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and Lecturer at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. His research and teaching compares U.S. and Nordic approaches to sustainable and socially responsible business. He has more recently turned attention to contrasting varieties of capitalism in the U.S. and Nordic contexts and is currently working on the book project “Sustainable Vikings.” He was a United States Fulbright Scholar to Norway.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth of Denmark

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth enjoyed an international career in advertising. She joined the Denmark offices of Microsoft Business Solutions as a Project Consultant for business development, communications, and marketing in 2002. Following her marriage to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, she has served as a patron of many national organizations, institutions, foundations, associations, and societies. 

Fredrik Cassel
  • General Partner at Creandum AB

Fredrik Cassel is General Partner at Creandum AB. Cassel has lived and worked in Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway, and Sweden. He holds a degree in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and is a Kauffman Fellow. Cassel is considered one of Europe’s most experienced investors and serves as a trusted advisor to the Creandum portfolio companies. At Creandum, Cassel has led the first institutional rounds of financing in European companies that have become renowned for their innovation in their field.

Nikolai Eivindssøn Astrup

Nikolai Astrup was elected Member of Parliament in 2009 and leader of the Conservative Party in Oslo in 2012. He had previously been leader of the Oslo Norwegian Young Conservatives. Astrup served as Minister of Local Government since 2020. Previously he served as the Minister of International Development from 2018-2019 in Prime Minister Erna Solberg's cabinet. In 2019, he became Norway’s first Minister of Digitalization, a post he held until 2020.

John Markus Lervik
  • CEO Cognite

John Markus Lervik is the CEO and a co-founder of Cognite. Before Cognite, he co-founded Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) in 1997, serving as CTO until 2001, and then as CEO thru Microsoft´s acquisition of FAST in 2008. He held the position of Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Search at Microsoft until 2009. In 2010, John Markus founded Cxense ASA, a software company in the ad-platform, search and online analytics space.

Andrew Trister
  • Deputy Director, Digital Health and Innovation

Andrew Trister leads digital health on the Innovative Technology Solutions team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His team focuses on building hardware and software solutions that enable high quality healthcare at the frontline of care delivery in the home and in the community in low resource settings. These products can lead to better care decisions by augmenting public and private frontline health workers with advanced technologies on mobile devices and ultimately improve population health management.

Tom Alberg
Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
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Tom Alberg
Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

Tom is a co-founder of Madrona and actively works in support of Madrona and its portfolio companies. Tom is a director for Impinj, a former Madrona Portfolio Company that is now a public company. Tom has served on the boards of numerous public and private companies including Amazon.com on which he served since before it went public in 1997. Tom is co-chair of ACES Northwest Network, a coalition of businesses supporting the implementation of autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles in the region. He serves on the boards of TechNet Northwest, the Pacific Science Center, and Challenge Seattle. He was formerly a member of President Obama’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Jeremy Baines
President, Neste US
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Jeremy Baines
President, Neste US

Jeremy Baines was appointed as President of Neste US on September 1, 2019. In his role, he is responsible for supporting and aligning regional business strategies to deliver the strategic growth targets, and he acts as Neste’s primary representative for the external community in the US.

Konrad Bergström
President, X Shore
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Konrad Bergström
President, X Shore

Konrad Bergström is the President of X Shore, a company combining Swedish craftsmanship with sustainable design technology to create the world’s first completely electric luxury seafaring vessels. After founding X Shore in 1996, Konrad founded Marshall Headphones and Zound Industries—the fastest growing company in Sweden to date. He returned to X Shore in 2012, producing his first prototype in 2016. In 2018, The Royal Patriotic Society of Sweden awarded Konrad The King’s Medal, their highest honor, in recognition of his entrepreneurial achievements. His success in business and technology is matched only by his dedication to the environment. As a UNOPS Ambassador, he is committed to protecting our oceans and our planet.

Todd Bishop
Co-Founder and Editor, GeekWire
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Todd Bishop
Co-Founder and Editor, GeekWire

Todd Bishop is the co-founder and editor of GeekWire, the fast-growing national technology news site with strong roots in the Seattle region and a large audience of loyal, tech-savvy readers around the globe, who follow the site for breaking news, expert analysis and unique insights into the technology industry. He focuses on national and international technology trends and key developments at companies including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

Osvald Bjelland
Chairman and CEO, Xynteo
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Osvald Bjelland
Chairman and CEO, Xynteo

Osvald Bjelland is Chairman and CEO of Xynteo. Xynteo works with business leaders to drive a new kind of growth - growth that works with and not against nature; delivers value over the long term; and generates value for the many, not just the few.

Reuven Carlyle
State Senator, Washington
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Reuven Carlyle
State Senator, Washington

Husband, father, entrepreneur, senator.

Andreas Cleve
CEO and co-founder, Corti
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Andreas Cleve
CEO and co-founder, Corti

Andreas Cleve is a Danish entrepreneur who serves as CEO and co-founder of Corti. By using advanced voice- and pattern recognition technology, Corti is able to assist and augment medical professionals to help predict medical cases in real-time and provide them with intelligent decision support. It allows the respective professionals to arrive at a conclusion faster and to provide better-informed treatment. Andreas is passionate about the possibilities AI can provide modern society by helping human-decision making. He was listed on MIT’s 2018 Innovators under 35 list, as well as being described as “a multi-entrepreneur” in the field of AI.

John Downey
President for the Americas, Hurtigruten
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John Downey
President for the Americas, Hurtigruten

John Downey serves as Hurtigruten’s President for the Americas, based in its Seattle regional headquarters. A seasoned global executive with a consumer products-focused expertise, Downey is responsible for Hurtigruten’s commercial growth strategy in collaboration with the company’s senior leadership team. Prior to joining Hurtigruten, he worked at Amazon, where he served as GM and Category Leader for Amazon Go, the world’s most advanced shopping technology, and led the team that introduced the innovative Amazon Meal Kits product line. Previously, Downey was a part of Motorola’s Mobile Devices division where he had global leadership responsibility for the market-leading Bluetooth wireless headset portfolio of over 20 product lines. He earned his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology also from Northwestern.

Jenny Durkan
Mayor, City of Seattle
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Jenny Durkan
Mayor, City of Seattle

Jenny A. Durkan is the 56th Mayor of Seattle and the first woman to lead the City in nearly a century.

She entered office on November 28, 2017, with the challenge of making Seattle affordable and inclusive for all. She is focused on the housing affordability crisis, helping those experiencing homelessness, providing free college tuition to Seattle’s high school graduates, and pushing reforms and restoring trust in the police department – while also delivering on basic city services.  She also is committed to ensuring Seattle continues to lead the innovative economy and create new models for ensuring more security for workers.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Durkan was a civic leader and nationally-recognized attorney. From 2009 to 2014, she served as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, becoming the first openly gay U.S. Attorney in our country’s history.

Elaine Weidman Grunewald
Co-founder, AI Sustainability Center
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Elaine Weidman Grunewald
Co-founder, 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.

Contact Elaine via LinkedIn or via e-mail at elaine@aisustainability.org

Hon. Linda Hofstad Helleland
Minister of Regional Development and Digitalization, Norway
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Hon. Linda Hofstad Helleland
Minister of Regional Development and Digitalization, Norway

As Minister of Regional Development and Digitalization, Helleland is responsible for steering regional and district development policy, IT policy, electronic communications, privacy protection, and policies towards Sami and national minorities. She has also served as Minister of Children and Equality, and Minister of Culture. Previously, in the Norwegian Parliament, she chaired the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications. 

Henrik Henriksson
President and CEO, Scania
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Henrik Henriksson
President and CEO, 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!

Ken M. Huste
Maritime Project Lead, Innovation Norway—Houston
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Ken M. Huste
Maritime Project Lead, Innovation Norway—Houston

Ken Huste is the Maritime Project Lead for Innovation Norway in Houston and works with Norwegian companies interested in expanding globally within the maritime sector.  He has served as a liaison between American yards, vessel owners, ports, and Government agencies and Norwegian organizations to help form a seamless launchpad to market for the last 5 years.

He has worked within the maritime sector for the last 10 years, representing various Norwegian companies in Sales and Business Development roles, focusing mainly on yards and newbuilds.  His main focus over the last three years has been to help form and create the MoU between Washington State and Innovation Norway, as well as plan and orchestrate two delegation visits from WA State to Norway to meet with industry leaders, technology experts and the various cluster organizations.   

Bhushan Joshi
Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson in North America
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Bhushan Joshi
Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson in North America

Bhushan has over 15 years of professional experience in sustainability reporting, energy management and strategy development.  At Ericsson, Bhushan advocates for the role of the Information Communications Technology sector in enabling other industries take exponential climate action. He is also focused on developing strategies to help telecom operators achieve their energy and sustainability goals with the introduction of 5G and growth in mobile data traffic.

Eva Karlsson
CEO, Houdini
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Eva Karlsson
CEO, Houdini

Eva Karlsson is CEO of Houdini, a rapidly growing Swedish outdoor brand and leader in corporate social responsibility. Karlsson and her team are focused on transforming their business through sustainability principles, including 360-degree products that incorporate recycled materials and can in turn be recycled or composted, offering clothing and other non-traditional products for rent and other product-as-a-service solutions.

Peter Linder
Head of 5G Marketing, Ericsson in North America
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Peter Linder
Head of 5G Marketing, Ericsson in North America

Aspiring to make you see 5G with 2020 vision. A Broadband Networker who joined Ericsson 10,455 days ago. A background at the intersection of fixed/mobile networks, technology/business challenges and US/Global markets. An F1 geek taking photos in manual mode.

Olle Ljungqvist
Professor of Surgery, Örebro University & Executive Chairman, ERAS Society
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Olle Ljungqvist
Professor of Surgery, Örebro University & Executive Chairman, ERAS Society

Olle Ljungqvist is a Professor of Surgery at Sweden’s Örebro University since 2009. He received his MD, PhD and surgical training from the Karolinska Institutet and Hospital in Sweden where he held several clinical positions in gastrointestinal surgery before being appointed Professor of Surgery Nutrition and Metabolism in 2005 at the Karolinska Insitutet. He chaired the Center for Gastrointestinal Disease at Ersta hospital 1999-2008. Dr Ljungqvist co-founded the ERAS®Society 2010 and serves as the Executive Chairman. His research interests are surgical stress, metabolism and nutrition and outcomes focusing on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. He has published more than 200 original contributions, textbook chapter, edited textbooks, and has a current H index above 60.

Kimberly Lein-Mathisen
General Manager, Microsoft Norway
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Kimberly Lein-Mathisen
General Manager, Microsoft Norway

Kimberly Lein-Mathisen is General Manager of

Microsoft Norway. Previously, she served as CEO of Orkla Home & Personal Care from 2013 to 2016, and from 2001 to 2013 she held a series of senior management positions in Eli Lilly & Co, based in North America, Europe and Asia. Lein-Mathisen holds a Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mårten Mickos
CEO, HackerOne
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Mårten Mickos
CEO, HackerOne

Raised in Finland, Mårten Mickos has been a leader in the commercial open source community, and now heads one of the world’s leading digital security and bug bounty platforms, giving him a unique perspective on how companies, governments, and society as a whole must come to grips with online security and privacy issues.

Kåre Mølbak
Technical Director of Infection Preparedness, State Serum Institute
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Kåre Mølbak
Technical Director of Infection Preparedness, State Serum Institute

Kåre Mølbak is a Danish epidemiologist, who is a professor at the University of Copenhagen, and technical director of infection preparedness at the State Serum Institute.

Mølbak's research interests lie in infectious epidemiology and public health, including monitoring methods, importance of resistance to public health, zoonoses, foodborne diseases, and vaccinology.

He has published 318 articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly on the epidemiology of communicable diseases.
In 2020, he was chosen as one of seven experts to advise the European Commission on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alma Möller
Chief Medical Officer, Iceland Directorate of Health
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Alma Möller
Chief Medical Officer, Iceland Directorate of Health

Alma Möller is an Icelandic doctor and public health official. In 2018 she became the first woman to serve as the Director of Health for Iceland since the office was established in 1760. Since February 2020, she has been one of the lead members of the Iceland's Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in Iceland.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth of Denmark
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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth of Denmark

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth enjoyed an international career in advertising including joining the Denmark offices of Microsoft Business Solutions as a Project Consultant for business development, communications, and marketing in 2002. Following her marriage to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, she has served as a patron of many national organizations, institutions, foundations, associations, and societies. 

Fredrik Cassel
General Partner at Creandum AB
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Fredrik Cassel
General Partner at Creandum AB

Fredrik Cassel has lived and worked in Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway, and Sweden. He holds a degree in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and is a Kauffman Fellow. Cassel is considered one of Europe’s most experienced investors and serves as a trusted advisor to the Creandum portfolio companies. At Creandum, Cassel has led the first institutional rounds of financing in European companies that have become renowned for their innovation in their field.

Nikolai Eivindssøn Astrup
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Nikolai Eivindssøn Astrup

Nikolai Astrup was elected Member of Parliament in 2009 and leader of the Conservative Party in Oslo in 2012. He had previously been leader of the Oslo Norwegian Young Conservatives. Astrup served as Minister of Local Government since 2020. Previously he served as the Minister of International Development from 2018-2019 in Prime Minister Erna Solberg's cabinet. In 2019, he became Norway’s first Minister of Digitalization, a post he held until 2020.

John Markus Lervik
Cognite CEO
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John Markus Lervik
Cognite CEO

John Markus Lervik is a co-founder of Cognite. Before Cognite, he co-founded Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) in 1997, serving as CTO until 2001, and then as CEO thru Microsoft´s acquisition of FAST in 2008. He held the position of Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Search at Microsoft until 2009. In 2010, John Markus founded Cxense ASA, a software company in the ad-platform, search and online analytics space. Markus holds a MSc from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), and a PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where he was awarded the Esso prize for best overall PhD in 1996/97.

Andrew Trister
Deputy Director, Digital Health and Innovation
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Andrew Trister
Deputy Director, Digital Health and Innovation

Andrew Trister leads digital health on the Innovative Technology Solutions team. His team focuses on building hardware and software solutions that enable high quality healthcare at the frontline of care delivery in the home and in the community in low resource settings. These products can lead to better care decisions by augmenting public and private frontline health workers with advanced technologies on mobile devices and ultimately improve population health management.

Andrew is a physician scientist passionate about leveraging technology to improve health care for all. He believes the combination of multiscale digital data from patients can impact our understanding, prevention, and treatment of disease. He joined the foundation from Apple where he led clinical research and machine learning efforts in health special projects. Prior to Apple, he was the senior physician at Sage Bionetworks where he focused on incentives for researchers and participants to collaborate on large datasets and translating those findings to clinical settings.

Andrew completed residency in radiation oncology at the University of Washington, earned an M.D., Ph.D. in bioengineering, MSE and BSE in computer science, and a B.A. in biological basis of behavior all from the University of Pennsylvania

Robert Strand
Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business
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Robert Strand
Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business

Robert Strand is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and Lecturer at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. His research and teaching compares U.S. and Nordic approaches to sustainable and socially responsible business. He has more recently turned attention to contrasting varieties of capitalism in the U.S. and Nordic contexts and is currently working on the book project “Sustainable Vikings.” He was a United States Fulbright Scholar to Norway.

2018-2020 Sponsors

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Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world.
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"The only way is forward." 

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Started in 1989, Stellar was the vision of Lars Jonsson, who founded the Company with Laurie McDonald Jonsson and Stan McDonald (the late founder of Princess Cruises).  Lars believed a global development and investment organization in Seattle and Stockholm could be formed with foundational tenants in sustainability, innovation and social impact. Over the past 25+ years, that vision has resulted in over $1B invested into the purchase and/or development in the communities we call home. Our employees and owners work to cultivate an atmosphere that promotes creativity, professional development, and a community-centric work ethic.
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The Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Council are the main forums for official Nordic co-operation, which involves Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. Our vision is to make the Nordic region the most sustainable and integrated region in the world.

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Our nonprofit private foundations are dedicated to fostering Danish American relations and to supporting pain research.

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Our mission is to help our clients build value and create meaning; and be a financial resource to our community.

 

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Hurtigruten is an exploration company in the truest sense of the word, offering unparalleled experiences in the most remote corners of the world. As the largest operator in both poles, and with over 126 years of know-how, our captains, crew, and expedition teams have the most expertise in polar destinations. We offer the widest selection of expedition cruises with over 40 itinerary options, more than 70 departures, and over 200 excursions in Alaska, Antarctica, the Caribbean and Central America, Greenland, Iceland, North America, the Northwest Passage, Norway, South America, and Svalbard.

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Nordic Innovation House gives Nordic companies, from startups to corporations, a head start in the most relevant global innovation hubs. By offering a strong community, connections to the local ecosystem, and programs for acceleration, they support you so you hit the ground running.

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GeekWire is a fast-growing, national technology news site with strong roots in the Seattle region and a large audience of loyal, tech-savvy readers around the globe, who follow the site for breaking news, expert analysis and unique insights into the technology industry. Founded in 2011, GeekWire is uniquely positioned to cover some of the most widely followed and innovative tech companies in the world, and one of the most vibrant startup markets in the country.
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Hotel Ändra is a sophisticated, stylish downtown Seattle hotel offering world-class service and a charming boutique hotel atmosphere with a perfect downtown location where hotel guests can discover the quintessential Seattle experience in optimal comfort and style.

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Business Finland is the Finnish government organization for innovation funding and trade, travel and investment promotion. Business Finland's 600 experts work in 40 offices globally and in 16 regional offices around Finland. Business Finland is part of the Team Finland network.

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eSmart  Systems is transforming the way the world’s leading energy providers inspect and maintain critical infrastructure. 

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The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) is the administrative and supervisory authority in matters related to safety of life, health, material values and the environment on vessels flying the Norwegian flag and foreign ships in Norwegian waters. The NMA is also responsible for ensuring the legal protection of Norwegian-registered ships and registered rights in those ships. The NMA is subordinate to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Ministry of Climate and Environment. Our activities are governed by national and international legislation, agreements and political decisions.

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Our 16,000 experts create sustainable solutions across Buildings; Transport; Water; Environment & Health; Architecture, Landscape & Urbanism; Energy and Management Consulting. Across the world, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase to create sustainable cities and societies. We combine insights with the power to drive positive change to our clients, in the form of ideas that can be realised and implemented. We call it: Bright ideas. Sustainable change.

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Manning & Napier has been guiding clients toward their financial goals for more than four decades. Our independent, opportunistic style helps investors meet a wide variety of investment needs even in the most challenging environments.

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Nordic Semiconductor plays a key role in the realization of the wireless future. We remain passionately committed to ultra-low power wireless technology done right.

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The ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. We offer a full range of high-performing and sustainable insulation products for the construction industry.

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The World Affairs Council advances global understanding and engagement throughout the Puget Sound region. The Council’s programs are powerful tools for building an engaged, inspired, and connected global citizenry in greater Seattle. The Council truly brings the world to Seattle and helps inform local debates about global issues.

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The foundation's intent is to provide support to nonprofit organizations that benefit Swedish education, culture and arts.

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