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Nordic Innovation Summit 2020



May 14, 2020

Nordic Innovation Summit 2020

May 14 2020

Registration is now open for the Nordic Innovation Summit 2020 presented by Ericsson!

This year’s Summit will focus on the theme of sustainability, in all its forms – economic, environmental, technological, and societal—and the lessons and opportunities Nordic and Pacific Northwest leaders can share.

We will also hear from Ericsson, one of the worldwide leaders in Fifth Generation (5G) wireless technology, as well as Nordic and Northwest entrepreneurs on how 5G technology can transform communications, manufacturing, health care, and other sectors.

The Summit is a unique opportunity for dialogue and sharing, and making connections that can drive new business and innovation.

Nordic and Pacific Northwest companies and policymakers are global leaders in sustainability, and our keynote speakers and panelists will create a unique opportunity for dialogue and sharing.

Last year’s Summit sold out, so reserve your place now.  

Featured Speakers

Keynote Speakers

The Summit will feature international leaders in sustainability from a variety of industries and civil society.

As part of the discussion, we are proud to announce that several of Ericsson’s top experts will share their perspectives on the future of 5G technology and engage in dialogue with Summit attendees. In addition, the Summit will feature other Nordic and Northwest businesses and thinkers at the forefront of the 5G industry.

Other speakers will be announced in the coming weeks, addressing key sustainability topics including how artificial intelligence will affect workers, schools, and public policy, and the role of government in both promoting innovation and putting some guardrails around how technology shapes key aspects of our society.

Previously announced speakers include:

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.

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.

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.

Agenda for Nordic Innovation Summit 2020

Thursday, May 14
07:30 am

Registration and Coffee
Welcome
Keynote
Panels

12:00 pm

Lunch
Afternoon Keynote
Panels

05:00 pm

Reception

Detailed agenda will be announced shortly.

Speakers

Henrik Henriksson
President and CEO of Scania
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Henrik Henriksson
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!

Elaine Weidman Grunewald
Co-founder of the AI Sustainability Center
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Elaine Weidman Grunewald
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.

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

Mårten Mickos
CEO of HackerOne
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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.

Eva Karlsson
CEO of Houdini
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Eva Karlsson
CEO of 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.

Additional speakers will be announced in the weeks ahead.

Venue

Venue

The internationally acclaimed National Nordic Museum is the site of the 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.

Located in the walkable and environmentally-conscious Ballard neighborhood, the historically Nordic section of Seattle, the National Nordic Museum is just 6 miles from downtown Seattle. On-site dining as well as an eclectic blend of neighborhood restaurants and hotels make the Nordic a premier destination.

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Out of town participants can enjoy special discounts on hotel rooms in the week of the Summit, thanks to our partner, Hotel Ändra, winner of the 2018 Best In-City Hotel, Seattle Magazine Readers’ Choice Award, by using this special link and discount code NOR051320.

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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.
www.ericsson.com

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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.
www.stellar.com

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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.
www.geekwire.com

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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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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.

Media

Media

Media are welcome to attend Nordic Innovation Summit 2020. Please contact Summit media coordinator Mark Murray at markm@nordicmuseum.org to request media credentials.