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Aarhus Symposium Challenge

SPEAKERS PARTICIPATING IN AARHUS SYMPOSIUM CHALLENGE 2017

Helle Valentin

Global Chief Operating Officer,

Watson Internet of Things, IBM

Bjarne Corydon

Global Director,

McKinsey Center for Government

Janina Kugel

Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens

Aarhus Symposium Challenge is your way to secure a seat for Aarhus Symposium 2017, Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017, and the exclusive partner events. Seize the challenge and come up with a creative and innovative solution to one of three challenges put forward by Helle Valentin, Bjarne Corydon, and Janina Kugel. Below you can explore the three challenges in their full-length together with the requirements for your essay contribution. If you need inspiration, we highly recommend you to explore the Challenge Handbook and the Challenge Toolbox. You can find links to both of these in the box to the right.

TOPIC 1

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON HOW COMPANIES CAN APPLY

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE

 

Put forward by Helle Valentin,
Global Chief Operating Officer, Watson Internet of Things, IBM

 TOPIC 2

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ONE CHALLENGE FACING PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AND HOW THEY ARE TO TACKLE IT

 

Put forward by Bjarne Corydon,
Global Director, McKinsey Center for Government

TOPIC 3

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCESSFULLY LEAD THE EMPLOYEE OF TOMORROW

 

Put forward by Janina Kugel,
Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens

ESSAY REQUIREMENTS

Your essay shall meet a short list of requirements in order for you to qualify for Aarhus Symposium 2017, Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017, and the opportunity of meeting the leader whose challenge you have addressed in Leaders’ Forum. Be sure to comply with alle requirements.

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Your essay must:

  • Be of maximum 4,800 characters (incl. spaces) equivalent to two standard pages
  • Be written in English or Danish
  • Not include your own name on any of the pages
  • Be handed-in no later than September 24, 2017, at 23.59

ESSAY SUBMISSION CLOSES IN

Challenge Handbook

 

Find all the information you need about participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2017 in the Challenge Handbook

Challenge Toolbox

 

Do you need inspiration to get started on your essay? The Challenge Toolbox provides you with a mind map for each of the Challenge Topics

JOIN THE MAILING LIST

 

We encourage you to sign up for the mailing list in order to stay updated and receive information about Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

Questions?

 

If you have any questions, please visit our Aarhus Symposium Challenge FAQ or contact us on programme@aarhus-symposium.org.

MEET LUKE MCGINTY, THE WINNER OF THE AARHUS SYMPOSIUM AWARD 2016

 

The winner of the Aarhus Symposium Award 2016 was Luke McGinty, BSc student in Economics on exchange at Copenhagen University from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Luke wrote his essay in response to the challenge proposed by Jimmy Maymann on “The Influence of Digitalisation”. He argued that a media company could achieve immense success by offering their users a curated selection of the best articles available online. You can read his inspiring essay here.

 

The speakers participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2016 were Peder Holk Nielsen, President & CEO at Novozymes; Jimmy Maymann, President at AOL Content & Consumer Brands; and Morten Albæk, Co-founder & CEO at Voluntas. Each of them challenged students to write an essay about a specific topic relating to this year’s theme: “The Art of Power”.

To learn more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2016 and to experience Aarhus Symposium 2016, please visit the Past symposia page.