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Nordic Business Forum 2017
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Nordic Business Forum 2018
Lineup Announcement

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7500+
attendees

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40+
nationalities

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91.7%
recommend

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30.5%
C-level attendees

Speakers of Nordic Business Forum 2018

Strategy Peak Performance Artificial Intelligence 

The event is sold out. Register to the official waiting list for a possibility to get tickets!

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

Lindsey Vonn – A Conversation on Peak Performance, Winning, and Coming Back

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

Please be advised that the schedule may be subject to change.

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

Lindsey Vonn – A Conversation on Peak Performance, Winning, and Coming Back

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

Please be advised that the schedule might be subject to change.

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

Photo opportunity & meet and greet with Lindsey Vonn (First Class and Speakers only)

13:30

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

14:10

Lindsey Vonn – A Conversation on Peak Performance, Winning, and Coming Back

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

Please be advised that the schedule might be subject to change.

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

Patrik Borg, Research and Development Director, Aava

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

Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman, Nokia and F-Secure

16:00 - 16:15

Lindsey Vonn, Olympic Gold Medalist, Alpine Skiing & Founder of the Lindsey Vonn Foundation

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

Most speakers and some of the most interesting Nordic Business Forum guests are interviewed at the VA & HS Live Stream Studio. The program will be published a few weeks prior to the event.

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