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Nordic Innovation Summit



May 14, 2020

Nordic Innovation Summit

May 14 2020

We are pleased to announce that the National Nordic Museum's Nordic Innovation Series will continue and expand the discussion begun by the Virtual Nordic Innovation Summit 2020 presented by Ericsson. Events begin August 2020 with the Nordic Women In Leadership. Check our online calendar or sign up for News from the Nordic to learn more.

Mark your calendars for next year’s Nordic Innovation Summit 2021, which will be held May 19, 2021!

If you missed Nordic Innovation Summit 2020 or just want to view some of the sessions again, the entire program is available for viewing below or on-demand at National Nordic Museum's YouTube Channel.

Featured Speakers

Keynote Speakers

The virtual Nordic Innovation Summit 2020 featured international leaders in sustainability from a variety of industries and civil society.

Professor Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley served as the emcee for the Nordic Innovation Summit 2020. Robert brings a unique  perspective on Nordic history, culture, and current events, combined with an extraordinary ability to engage with audiences, bring out the best in speakers, and illuminate the connections between disparate ideas. 

If watching the full conference stream, the timeline for presentations is:

Sponsor Videos followed by
Welcome 35:15
Opening Remarks 40:51
Nordic Region COVID-19 Update 48:40
Panel Keynote: Sustainability Leadership—Nordic Approach to Reinventing Your Company, Leading Your Industry, and Preserving the Planet 1:18:00
Panel: Corporate Reinvention through Sustainability Leadership 1:29:00
Featured Presentation: The 5G Revolution is Now 1:56:35
Working Together—Update on Washington-Norway Maritime Collaboration 2:19:50
Panel Keynote: From Brown to Green: Yes We Can 2:31:29
Panel: From Brown to Green 2:36:42
Focus Presentation: The Role of Tech in Society—A Silicon Valley Perspective, with a Finnish Accent 3:08:00
Keynote Address 3:22:00
Panel: Nordic Health Care Ways 3:29:00
Concluding Remarks 4:05:00

We want to thank Ericsson, Microsoft, Neste, and all our sponsors who made this virtual event possible.

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. 

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. Linder and Joshi will share lessons from Ericsson’s multi-year journey to sustainability leadership and show how Ericsson’s Fifth Generation (5G) wireless technology will transform communications, manufacturing, health care, and virtually every other sector.

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

Henrik Henriksson, CEO of Scania, a global leader in sustainable transport solutions in the heavy vehicle industry, and Elaine Weidman Grunewald, co-founder of the AI Sustainability Center. Based on interviews with leading Nordic CEOs and global sustainability experts, Henricksson and Grunewald have written 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.

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.

Agenda for Nordic Innovation Summit 2020

Thursday, May 14
08:30 am

Welcome
Eric Nelson—Executive Director & CEO, National Nordic Museum
The Hon. Reuven Carlyle—Washington State Senator
The Hon. Jenny Durkan—Mayor, City of Seattle

08:35 am

Opening Remarks
Birger Steen—Principal, Summa Equity & Chair, Nordic Innovation Summit
Robert Strand—Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley 

08:45 am

Nordic Region COVID-19 Update 
Alma Möller—Chief Medical Officer, Iceland Directorate of Health
Kåre Mølbak—Technical Director of Infection Preparedness, State Serum Institute, Denmark
Svein Harald Øygard—Economist; Author; Former Interim Central Bank Governor of Iceland

09:05 am

Panel Keynote: Sustainability Leadership—Nordic Approach to Reinventing Your Company, Leading Your Industry, and Preserving the Planet
Henrik Henriksson, CEO and President, Scania AB
Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Co-Founder, Center for Sustainable AI

09:15 am

Panel: Corporate Reinvention through Sustainability Leadership
Eva Karlsson—Founder, Houdini Sportswear
Kimberly Lein-Mathisen—General Manager, Microsoft Norway
Osvald Bjelland—Founder, Xynteo
Moderators: Elaine Weidman-Grunewald & Henrik Henriksson

09:40 am

Featured Presentation: The 5G Revolution is Now
Peter Linder ­– Head of 5G Marketing, Ericsson North America
Bhushan Joshi – Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson North America

10:05 am

Working Together—Update on Washington-Norway Maritime Collaboration
Jennifer States—Director for Blue Economy, DNV GL-Energy and Maritime North America
Ken M. Huste—Maritime Project Lead, Innovation Norway
Moderator: Todd Bishop—Co-founder and Editor, GeekWire

10:15 am

Panel Keynote: From Brown to Green: Yes We Can
Jeremy Baines – President, Neste US

10:20 am

Panel: From Brown to Green
Jeremy Baines – President, Neste US
Konrad Bergström ­– CEO and Founder, X Shore
John Downey – President, Hurtigruten America
Moderator: Robert Strand—Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

10:50 am

Focus Presentation: The Role of Tech in Society—A Silicon Valley Perspective, with a Finnish Accent
Mårten Mickos—CEO, Hacker One

11:00 am

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

11:10 am

Panel: Nordic Health Care Ways
Philip Siberg—Co-Founder and President, Coala Life
Andreas Cleve—Co-Founder and CEO, Corti
Olle Ljungqvist—Founder and Professor of Surgery, ERAS
Moderator: Andrew Trister—Deputy Director, Digital Health Innovation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

11:45 am

Concluding Remarks
Robert Strand—Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Birger Steen—Chair, Nordic Innovation Summit

All times approximate. 

Read the full, detailed agenda here

Speakers

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.

Eric Nelson
CEO and Executive Director, National Nordic Museum
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Eric Nelson
CEO and Executive Director, National Nordic Museum

Eric Nelson joined the Museum in January 2008, and has overseen the expansion of the Museum from a small and beloved local heritage institution into a nationally and internationally recognized center for sharing Nordic culture, values and innovation. Nelson also oversaw the development and move of the Museum into its stunning new $52.5M facility in 2018. He was named Swedish American of the Year in 2019 by the Vasa Order of America, and was previously awarded Knight of the Order of the White Rose of Finland by the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö.

Svein Harald Øygård
Economist and Crisis Specialist
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Svein Harald Øygård
Economist and Crisis Specialist

Svein Harald Øygard is an economist and author and former head of the Central Bank of Iceland. He is the author of a book, In the Combat Zone of Finance, about the 2008-2009 financial crisis, with particular focus on the dramatic boom, bust, and recovery of Iceland.

Philip Siberg
Co-Founder and Head, Coala Life
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Philip Siberg
Co-Founder and Head, Coala Life

Philip Siberg is a serial entrepreneur in the field of digital health and life sciences. As co-founder and head of Coala Life in the US, Philip has first line insights to how healthcare is rapidly transforming to digital solutions, and how smart, cloud-based medical solutions are helping to fight COVID-19 by engaging the patient.

Jennifer States
Director for Blue Economy, DNV GL—Energy and Maritime North America
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Jennifer States
Director for Blue Economy, DNV GL—Energy and Maritime North America

Jennifer is Director for Blue Economy at DNV GL—Energy and Maritime North America. She is the Project Director for Washington Maritime Blue and has been leading Cluster communications, stakeholder engagement, joint innovation projects, as well as strategic planning for the Washington State Department of Commerce. Her current focus areas include sustainable maritime innovation, vessel electrification, as well as renewables, storage, and microgrids. 

She brings 20 years of renewable energy and clean tech experience in industry, non-profit, government and research environments. Her experience includes work at the Port of Port Angeles, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, managing a wind development company, as well as serving as City Councilor for the City of Sequim, WA. Her greatest accomplishments include strategy development for Washington Maritime Blue, launching a start-up in advanced materials recycling, the implementation of renewable energy policy (Section 1603 payment in lieu of tax credits), and driving development of clean energy projects across the US. 
 

Birger Steen
Principal, Summa Equity
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Birger Steen
Principal, Summa Equity

Birger Steen is a Principal at Summa Equity, an venture capital firm focused on investments that solve global problems. Previously, he spent 25+ years in tech, media and consulting roles across Europe and the US, including serving as CEO of Parallels, and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation. In addition to his work at Summa, he currently serves on the boards of Nordic Semiconductor, Nordea, Schibsted and Cognite. Steen studied Computer Science at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Russian language at the Defense School of Intelligence and Security, and finance at INSEAD. For the past 3 years, he has served as chair of the National Nordic Museum’s annual Nordic Innovation Summit.

Robert Strand
Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business & Lecturer, Berkeley Haas School of Business
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Robert Strand
Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business & Lecturer, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Dr. Robert Strand is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and member of the faculty at the University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business. He also holds the title of Associate Professor of Leadership & Sustainability with the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. Robert’s research and teaching explore leadership in sustainability demonstrated by Nordic countries and companies. He is presently working on the book Sustainable Vikings: What the Nordics Can Teach Us about Sustainable Capitalism & Building Resilient Societies. Prior to joining academia, Robert has a decade of industry experience with IBM and Boston Scientific in a range of roles in manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, strategy, and investor relations. He holds a Ph.D. in corporate social responsibility from the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, an MBA in international business from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He was a U.S. Fulbright scholar to Norway. Follow his Nordic offerings on Twitter: @robertgstrand.

Andrew Trister
Leader, Innovative Technology Solutions Team, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Andrew Trister
Leader, Innovative Technology Solutions Team, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Andrew Trister leads the Innovative Technology Solutions team’s efforts to leverage integrated mobile technology and data systems to aid in the appropriate use and process of performing diagnostics as well as to enable high quality healthcare and wellness solutions in resource limited settings. 

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 for the special projects team. 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.

Venue

Venue

The internationally acclaimed National Nordic Museum is the host of the virtual 2020 Nordic Innovation Summit presented by Ericsson. With state-of-the-art meeting facilities, iconic architecture, and technology-fueled interactive exhibits, the Museum represents a blend of Nordic history and Nordic innovation.

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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.
www.ericsson.com

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

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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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The World Affairs Council was founded in 1951 with the goal of advancing global understanding and engagement throughout greater Seattle. This is achieved through public events, Global Classroom programming for K-12 educators and students, and diplomacy initiatives that engage international delegations with our community. It is a fundamental formula that works well but is highly adaptable, allowing the Council to reach a large cross-section of Seattle with a wide range of topics. Our platform connects civic, academic, corporate, and individual members around world issues. We are part of a vibrant global city; our goal is to ensure that Seattle is visible, engaged, and globally aware.  

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Need more information about the virtual Nordic Innovation Summit 2020? Please contact marketing@nordicmuseum.org.