Nordic Business Forum is on the Lookout for a Game Changer

Do you have an inspiring speech that you have always wanted to try out in front of an audience? Nordic Business Forum is hosting a new contest to find individuals with fresh perspectives and management ideas, and give them a platform to speak. Over 170 people applied to our 2018 contest, 24 people were selected to attend our live qualifying rounds, and the winner will join our Nordic Business Forum 2018 speaker lineup and will be paid a 30,000 € speaking fee.

Below, you will find the contestants who were selected for each of our 3 qualifying rounds in Helsinki, Stockholm, and Oslo, as well as the finalists who will compete at the FINAL round in Stockholm on August 15th, 2018. If you would like to attend the final, sign up using the following link:

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Coor Konferens (Tegelbacken 4A, 111 52 Stockholm) | 15 August 2018, 15:00 - 18:00

1

James Hewitt, head of science & innovation, Hintsa Performance
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: The Attention Paradox: Retrain Your Brain to Survive & Thrive in the Future of Work

2

Petri Rajaniemi, CEO, Ponder Nobs
Theme: Artificial Intelligence
Topic: Rage against the Machine vol. 2

3

Mika Poutala, 4-time Olympic speed skater
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: Strong Foundation, Better Performance

4

Raymond Hofmann, owner, raymond hofmann management
Theme: Strategy
Topic: The Mystery of Management’s Dismal Performance and How to Turn it into Strategic Advantage

5

Gopal RajGuru, managing director, Innovate+Grow Consulting
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: How to Create and Sustain High Performance Teams and Organisations

6

Tobias Dahlberg, strategist, entrepreneur & CEO, Wonder Inc.
Theme: Strategy
Topic: Extraordinary – unleashing the most powerful strategy in business

Helsinki Expo and Convention Center | 16 May 2018, 16:00 - 19:00

1

Timo Polari, adventurer, speaker
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: Destination South Pole – and a wonderful life

2

Emmanuel Raj, AI engineer, Silo AI
Theme: Artificial Intelligence
Topic: Onboard with AI: Fight the Change or Be the Change

3

Jovin Hurry, strategist, Next Leaders’ Initiative for Sustainability
Theme: Strategy
Topic: What climate change, ballooning and Go can teach us about executing on strategy

4

Katarina Segerståhl, CSO, Lääkärikeskus Aava
Theme: Strategy
Topic: How to predict the unpredictable? Practical translation of evolutionary dynamics for future decision making

5

Tobias Dahlberg, strategist, entrepreneur & CEO, Wonder Inc.
Theme: Strategy
Topic: Extraordinary – unleashing the most powerful strategy in business

6

Antti Merilehto, CEO, Story board Oy
Theme: Artificial Intelligence
Topic: The speed of AI

7

Petri Rajaniemi, CEO, Ponder Nobs
Theme: Artificial Intelligence
Topic: Rage Against the Machine vol. 2

8

Camilla Tuominen, CEO, Emotion Tracker
Theme: Artificial Intelligence
Topic: Understanding and leading of emotions are the necessary metaskills of the AI future

Coor Konferens (Tegelbacken 4A, 111 52 Stockholm) | 4 June 2018, 16:00 - 19:00

1

Marnick Vandebroek, storyteller and speaker coach, Stand Up Company
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: Stand Up to Stand Out

2

Preben Wik, co-founder, Furhat Robotics
Theme: Artificial Intelligence
Topic: The Unavoidable Conversation – Strategies in Investment and Development of Future AI Applications

3

Perttu Pölönen, founder and CEO, MusiClock
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: Stop Dreaming. Start Believing.

4

Elin Nilsson, assistant professor, Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics
Theme: Strategy
Topic: The Possibilities with Gamification: Why it is Powerful, and How it Affects Consumers and Employees

5

Mika Poutala, 4-time Olympic speed skater
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: Strong Foundation, Better Performance

6

James Hewitt, head of science & innovation, Hintsa Performance
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: The Attention Paradox: Retrain Your Brain to Survive & Thrive in the Future of Work

7

Emma Åslund, entrepreneur
Theme: Strategy
Topic: Be Limitless – Get the Powerful Secret to Lead yourself, your Team and your Business to Greatness!

8

Anna Jois, founder and CEO, Profit Superstar AB
Theme: Strategy
Topic: Become the #1 Choice in Your Industry through Personal Branding

Radisson Blu Plaza Oslo | 5 June 2018, 15:00 - 18:00

1

Lars Sudmann, managing partner, Sudmann & Company
Theme: Artificial Intelligence
Topic: AI & Leadership

2

Raymond Hofmann, owner, raymond hofmann management
Theme: Strategy
Topic: The Mystery of Management’s Dismal Performance and How to Turn it into Strategic Advantage

3

Emilia Lahti, founder, Sisu Lab
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: Unlocking Peak Performance by Leading a Life of Courage and Excellence

4

Mette Højen, business rhetorician, Conwins Business Rhetoric
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: Musical Keys to Better Business Performance

5

Daryl Powell, lean programme manager – Subsea Division, Kongsberg Maritime AS
Theme: Strategy
Topic: Digitalized or Digitally Wasted?

6

Anna Nurmivaara, eCommerce & CRM manager, Finnkino Oy
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: Watch this, Batman! Superskills in Our Business Environments

7

Steen Rasmussen, founder, Director of Analysis, Research and User Motivation, IIH Nordic
Theme: Artificial Intelligence
Topic: Being Predictive

8

Gopal RajGuru, managing director, Innovate+Grow Consulting
Theme: Peak Performance
Topic: How to Create and Sustain High Performance Teams and Organisations

If you’d like to attend the FINAL round in Stockholm on August 15th, 2018, sign up using the link below:

Join the FINAL audience »