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Leadership and Technology

AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2015

HOW DOES TECHNOLOGY IMPACT LEADERSHIP TODAY?

Thanks to technology, things that once took hours can be done instantly today. Advancements in technology have boosted industries and societies by the evolution of newer and faster modes of transportation, production, and information processing. These improvements have undoubtedly played a crucial role in enabling vast welfare progress among the general public. However, the advancements also put great pressure on organisations in terms of incorporating the flexibility that technology requires of them.

 

It is commonly known how disruptive technologies not only have had a positive impact, but also shattered countless industries. Therefore, the evolution of technology comes with amazing opportunities as well as fierce challenges for organisations and societies.

 

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, we have invited speakers with great expertise within a variety of areas to inspire and challenge the leaders of tomorrow. They have devoted a day to contribute with personal as well as professional perspectives on global challenges in the intersection of “Leadership and Technology”.

Speakers at Aarhus Symposium 2015


CHRISTIAN STADIL

CEO at Thornico

CONNIE HEDEGAARD

Chairman of the Board at

KR Foundation

ROBERT UGGLA

CEO at Svitzer

MADS NIPPER

Group President & CEO at Grundfos

LARS FRELLE-PETERSEN

Director General at

Danish Agency for Digitisation



DANIEL DABOCZY &
ARNO SMIT

Co-Founders of FundedByMe

SIMON GILES

Global Cities Lead
at Accenture

EVA BERNEKE

CEO at KMD

CHRISTIAN CLAUSEN

President and CEO
at Nordea 

ANDREAS ROEPSTORFF

Professor and Director

at Interacting Minds Centre,

Aarhus University




LARS REBIEN SØRENSEN

President & CEO at Novo Nordisk

JENS-PETER SAUL

Group CEO at
Ramboll



BATTLE OF THE ECONOMISTS 2015

Go Green, Now?

Speakers at Battle of the Economists 2015

DITLEV ENGEL

Chairman of the Board at Big Future 2025

THOMAS DALSGAARD

Executive Vice President of
DONG Energy Thermal Power

MICHAEL SVARER

Professor at the Department
of Economics and Management, Aarhus University

Debate moderated by:

THOMAS BERNT HENRIKSEN

Economics editor at Børsen


In 2015 the theme was “Go Green, Now?”. The Theme aimed to discuss whether Denmark should go green now, or wait for further development of the technology.

 

During the personal presentations from the speakers, it was very clear that Denmark should Go green now. The debate focused on how Denmark should go green, and closed with a final poll, on what the students saw as the key driver of Denmark’s green transition. The result clearly showed that the students believe it is the government’s obligation to create incentives for companies to go green.


AARHUS SYMPOSIUM CHALLENGE 2015

Speakers participating in

Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2015

CHRISTIAN STADIL

CEO at Thornico

Connie Hedegaard

Chairman of the Board at

KR Foundation

ROBERT UGGLA

CEO at Svitzer

The three speakers participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2015 were Connie Hedegaard, Chairman of the Board at KR Foundation; Christian Stadil, CEO at Thornico; and Robert Uggla, CEO at Svitzer. Each of them proposed a challenge for students all over Denmark to take on by writing an essay.

 

Christian Stadil: Ensuring the success of the startup

Connie Hedegaard: Initiatives securing our future

Robert Uggla: Leadership in the digital age

 

The winner of the 2015 Aarhus Symposium Award was Oskar Harmsen, MSc student in Economics at University of Copenhagen. He contributed with the overall best essay.

 

By taking on the challenge proposed by Christian Stadil on how to Ensure the Success of a Startup. To learn more about Oskar’s participation in the Aarhus Symposium Challenge competition you can read his inspiring essay.

It is a forum with no boundaries. I was excited rather than nervous, because it is not a place where you have to perform. It is a place where you sit down with another person, without a large asymmetry or distance between you and the leader.

– Oskar Harmsen, winner of Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2015

Thank you to all the partners who helped us make Aarhus Symposium 2015 possible




Meet the organisers of Aarhus Symposium 2015

STEERING COMMITTEE

Alexander Mørch Valsted linkedin2

Ann Christina Pedersen linkedin2

Rune Lysdahl linkedin2

 

BUSINESS RELATIONS

Camilla Sommer Thomsen linkedin2

(Head of Group)

Christian Elmkjær Andersen linkedin2

Jacob Saugstrup Andersen linkedin2

Kristian Asbjørn Iversen linkedin2

Nikolaj Krog Knudsen linkedin2

FINANCE

Johan Stax Jakobsen linkedin2

(Head of Group)

Kristoffer Lundquist linkedin2

Lars Hansen linkedin2

 

PROGRAMME

Ebbe Faurschou linkedin2

(Co-Head of Group)

Johanne Ørndrup linkedin2

(Co-Head of Group)

Tulle Mouridsen linkedin2

Nikolaj Hedelund linkedin2

Rasmus Østergaard linkedin2

Sara Poulsgaard linkedin2

Thorbjørn Martensen linkedin2

UNIVERSITY ALLIANCES

Stefanie Kerstin Krüger Petersen linkedin2

 

MARKETING

Anna Hermansen linkedin2

(Head of Group)

Nikolaj Gjøde linkedin2

Kasper Tuborgh linkedin2

Rasmus Yang Bjelke linkedin2

Tine Glahn Wernlund linkedin2

Tina Mørch Nielsen linkedin2

Rasmus Palsten Nielsen linkedin2

IT

Moma Vujisic linkedin2

Mathias Frederik Von Appen Schrøder linkedin2

Simon Thunø linkedin2

 

ESSENTIALS

Line Møgelvang Villadsen linkedin2

(Co-Head of Group)

Mathias Barløse linkedin2

(Co-Head of Group)

Anders Laden Thomsen linkedin2

Camilla Taulbæk linkedin2

Julie Krieger Fregerselv Anresen linkedin2