Aarhus Symposium Challenge is the students’ chance to secure a seat at Aarhus Symposium, Aarhus Symposium Focus, and to qualify for an exclusive session with one of the leaders of today. In 2016, almost 400 students form all universities in Denmark contributed with an essay.
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. They challenged the students to write an essay on the three different topics listed below:
Peder Holk Nielsen: Partnering for success – What strategic alliances can lead to better and more sustainable solutions across sectors and industries?
Jimmy Maymann: The influence of digitalisation – How can companies in the media and entertainment industry cope with changing consumer behavior due to increased digitalization?
Morten Albæk: Investing for impact – What social problems can be solved by making investments that both create profit and a positive social impact?
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President & CEO, Novozymes
President, AOL Content & Consumer Brands
Co-founder & CEO, Voluntas
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”.
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