THANK YOU for attending NBForum 2018!

On September 26th and 27th, 2018, NBForum 2018 put on a stunning show for 7,500 people at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center. It was a FANTASTIC conference where every speaker brought their A-game and every attendee enjoyed themselves to their fullest extent. Next year, we will host our 10th annual business and leadership conference on the 9th and 10th of October 2019 for thousands of C-level executives and business owners. Our 2019 main event will bring to the stage some of the world’s preeminent experts to discuss all things related to growth. There will be a strong emphasis on innovation, marketing, and leadership during the two action-packed days.

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7500+
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40+
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C-level attendees

Speakers of Nordic Business Forum 2018

Strategy Peak Performance Artificial Intelligence 

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Agenda

26 – 27 September 2018 at Helsinki Expo & Convention Center
Timezone: EEST – Eastern European Summer Time, UTC +03:00

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Wednesday

11:00

Seminar welcoming lunch (for all seminar guests)

12:00

Aswath Damodaran – Laws of Valuation: Revealing the Myths and Misconceptions

12:50

James Hewitt – The Key to Sustainable High Performance

13:10

Susan Cain – Quiet: How to Harness the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead, and Innovate

Coffee break & networking

14:55

Gary Hamel – Building an “Evolutionary Advantage”

16:05

Amy Cuddy – Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Coffee break & networking

17:35

John Mackey – Conscious Capitalism: How Purpose Can Affect Stakeholder Integration, Leadership, and Culture

18:30

Marcus Buckingham – Find Your Edge, Win at Work

19:30

End of day 1

Thursday

10:00

Don Tapscott – Winning in the Second Era of the Internet

11:00

Andrew McAfee – Why We’re Still Underestimating Artificial Intelligence

Lunch break & networking

13:30

Niklas Zennström – A Conversation on AI, Technology and Scaling from Europe

14:10

Sheila Heen – Difficult Conversations – How to Discuss What Matters Most

14:40

Steven Kotler – Climbing Mount Bold: How Companies Can Level-Up Their Game Like Never Before with Accelerating Technology and the Power of the Crowd

Coffee break & networking

16:20

A Moderated Conversation with President Barack Obama in discussion with Niklas Zennström

17:35

End of event

Wednesday

10:00-11:00

Gary Hamel VIP Executive Session – Making Innovation a Core Competence (VIPs, First Class, and Speakers only)

11:00

Seminar welcoming lunch (for all seminar guests)

12:00

Aswath Damodaran – Laws of Valuation: Revealing the Myths and Misconceptions

12:50

James Hewitt – The Key to Sustainable High Performance

13:10

Susan Cain – Quiet: How to Harness the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead, and Innovate

Coffee break & networking

14:55

Gary Hamel – Building an “Evolutionary Advantage”

16:05

Amy Cuddy – Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Coffee break & networking

17:35

John Mackey – Conscious Capitalism: How Purpose Can Affect Stakeholder Integration, Leadership, and Culture

18:30

Marcus Buckingham – Find Your Edge, Win at Work

19:30

End of day 1

19:30

VIP evening (VIPs, First Class and Speakers only)

Thursday

08:40-09:35

Steven Kotler VIP Executive Session – The Underground Revolution Driving Maximum Human Performance (VIPs, First Class, and Speakers only)

10:00

Don Tapscott – Winning in the Second Era of the Internet

11:00

Andrew McAfee – Why We’re Still Underestimating Artificial Intelligence

Lunch break & networking

13:30

Niklas Zennström – A Conversation on AI, Technology and Scaling from Europe

14:10

Sheila Heen – Difficult Conversations – How to Discuss What Matters Most

14:40

Steven Kotler – Climbing Mount Bold: How Companies Can Level-Up Their Game Like Never Before with Accelerating Technology and the Power of the Crowd

Coffee break & networking

16:20

A Moderated Conversation with President Barack Obama in discussion with Niklas Zennström

17:35

End of event

Wednesday

10:00-11:00

Gary Hamel VIP Executive Session – Making Innovation a Core Competence (VIPs, First Class, and Speakers only)

11:00

Seminar welcoming lunch (for all seminar guests)

12:00

Aswath Damodaran – Laws of Valuation: Revealing the Myths and Misconceptions

12:50

James Hewitt – The Key to Sustainable High Performance

13:10

Susan Cain – Quiet: How to Harness the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead, and Innovate

Coffee break & networking

14:10

Q&A session with Susan Cain (First Class and Speakers only)

14:55

Gary Hamel – Building an “Evolutionary Advantage”

16:05

Amy Cuddy – Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Coffee break & networking

16:45

Behind-the-scenes tour of the main stage tech space

17:35

John Mackey – Conscious Capitalism: How Purpose Can Affect Stakeholder Integration, Leadership, and Culture

18:30

Marcus Buckingham – Find Your Edge, Win at Work

19:30

End of day 1

19:30

VIP evening (VIPs, First Class and Speakers only)

Thursday

08:40-09:35

Steven Kotler VIP Executive Session – The Underground Revolution Driving Maximum Human Performance (VIPs, First Class, and Speakers only)

10:00

Don Tapscott – Winning in the Second Era of the Internet

11:00

Andrew McAfee – Why We’re Still Underestimating Artificial Intelligence

Lunch break & networking

12:10

Q&A session with Don Tapscott (First Class and Speakers only)

12:45

Q&A session with Sheila Heen (First Class and Speakers only)

13:30

Niklas Zennström – A Conversation on AI, Technology and Scaling from Europe

14:10

Sheila Heen – Difficult Conversations – How to Discuss What Matters Most

14:40

Steven Kotler – Climbing Mount Bold: How Companies Can Level-Up Their Game Like Never Before with Accelerating Technology and the Power of the Crowd

Coffee break & networking

16:00

Photo opportunity & meet and greet with President Barack Obama (First Class only)

16:20

A Moderated Conversation with President Barack Obama in discussion with Niklas Zennström

17:35

End of event

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

11:45 – 11:58

Gary Hamel, Professor, London Business School and Director, Management Lab

14:03 - 14:18

Susan Cain, Author, Co-Founder, Quiet Revolution

14:18 - 14:33

James Hewitt, Chief Innovation Oicer at Hintsa Performance, Performance Scientist

14:33 - 14:50

Aswath Damodaran, Professor at the Stern School of Business

16:50 - 17:05

Amy Cuddy, Author, Social Psychologist

17:05 - 17:15

Reetta Rajala, CEO, CCEA

17:15 - 17:30

John Mackey, Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market

19:27 - 19:37

Ola Ahlvarsson, Entrepreneur, Changemaker, Co-Founder Epicenter and Sime

19:37 - 19:52

Marcus Buckingham, Founder of the Strengths Revolution, Researcher of People + Performance, and Best-Selling Author

Thursday September 27, 2018

12:05 - 12:20

Andrew McAfee, Author, Co-Founder of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

12:20 - 12:35

Timo Rein, Co-Founder and CEO, Pipedrive

12:35 - 12:50

Sheila Heen, Lecturer at Harvard Law School, Author

12:50 - 13:10

Don Tapscott, Media Theorist and Author

13:10 - 13:25

Steven Kotler, Author, Co-Founder of the Flow Genome Project, leading expert on Ultimate Human Performance

15:30 - 15:45

Ricardo Vargas, Executive Director, Brightline Initiative

15:45 - 16:00

Camilla Tuominen, Emotion Evangelist, Author, Entrepreneur, Emotion Tracker

16:00 - 16:15

Patrik Borg, Research and Development Director, Aava

17:33 - 17:45

Ilkka Paananen, Co-Founder & CEO, Supercell

17:45 - 18:00

Niklas Zennström, Founding Partner and CEO of Atomico and Co-Founder of Skype

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