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The Art of Power

AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2016

In 2016 Aarhus Symposium delved into the theme “The Art of Power”. Visible or not, power is truly embedded in leadership. However, possessing power does not necessarily imply that others follow your lead. To understand the art of power is therefore necessary to become a great leader. Leaders who successfully manage this art can accomplish extraordinary things. Power is indeed a very complex matter. It is in no way static as it evolves in relation to states, businesses, and individuals.

 

At Aarhus Symposium 2016, we invited fourteen leaders and key decision-makers to give their perspective on the theme. They contributed to an understanding of how you put power into practice through four subtopics: Industry Power, People Power, Digital Power, and Geopolitical Power. Hereby, they shed light on the possibilities and limitations related to power – today and tomorrow.

Speakers at Aarhus Symposium 2016


PEDER HOLK NIELSEN

President & CEO
Novozymes

MORTEN ALBÆK

Co-founder & CEO

Voluntas

JIMMY MAYMANN

President

AOL Content & Consumer Brands

BJARKE INGELS

Founding Partner

BIG

JAIS VALEUR

CEO

Danish Crown



PERNILLE ERENBJERG

President & CEO

TDC Group

LARS FJELDSØE-NIELSEN

General Partner

Balderton Capital

PETER BARDENFLETH-HANSEN

Director of Nordic Sales

Tesla Motors

BIRGITTE BONNESEN

CEO
Swedbank

THOMAS LUND-SØRENSEN

Director

Centre for Cyber Security



ANJA BECHMANN

Head of Digital Footprints Research Group

Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS

JENS BIRGERSSON

President & CEO

ROCKWOOL International

MATIAS MØL DALSGAARD

CEO & Co-founder
GoMore

KIM SCHLYTER

Cyber Risk Leader

Deloitte Denmark

AARHUS SYMPOSIUM FOCUS 2016

 

Demographic Changes – How will we work, age, and live? 

Speakers at Aarhus Symposium Focus 2016

TORBEN TRANÆS

Executive Director of Research
SFI

ALLAN LYNGSØ MADSEN

Chief Economist

LO

TROELS BJERG

Regional CEO,
Northern Europe,
ISS A/S

Debate moderated by:

THOMAS BERNT HENRIKSEN

OP-ED Editor,
Dagbladet Børsen


Is the Danish economy powerless against changing demographics?

 

Denmark is facing the power of demographics. Within the Danish economy, increasing longevity creates major challenges for the welfare system and the labour market. Outside the Danish boarders, international demographic changes add further complexity to these issues. The Danish economy will inevitably have to adapt to these shifts in the demographic composition, but how?

 

At Aarhus Symposium Focus 2016, three well-esteemed speakers shared their views on the future of Danish labour markets and welfare. In an economic discussion, the speakers provided national insights on this year’s overall theme of Aarhus Symposium,




AARHUS SYMPOSIUM CHALLENGE 2016

Speakers participating in

Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2016

PEDER HOLK NIELSEN

President & CEO

Novozymes

MORTEN ALBÆK

Co-founder and CEO

Voluntas

JIMMY MAYMANN

President

AOL Content & Consumer Brands

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 digitalisering – 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?

 

Leaders’ Forum 2016

On the day of Aarhus Symposium, the twelve students behind the most extraordinary and inspiring essays were invited to Leaders’ Forum. Here, they had the unique chance to meet and engage in dialogue with one of the three Challenge Speakers in an intimate one-hour session.

The author behind the very best essay and the winner of the Aarhus Symposium Award 2016 was Luke Koll Jerome McGinty.  He contributed with an innovative essay on how The New York Times could regain a powerful position in the competitive news landscape.

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 2016 possible

Meet the organisers of Aarhus Symposium 2016

STEERING COMMITTEE

Line Møgelvang Villadsen linkedin2

Camilla Sommer Thomsen linkedin2

 

BUSINESS RELATIONS

Nikolaj Krog Knudsen linkedin2

(Head of Group)

Kasper Tuborgh linkedin2

Kristian Asbjørn Iversen linkedin2

Thorbjørn Martensen linkedin2

Christian Thygesen  linkedin2

Søren Peter Holm Ulsted  linkedin2

FINANCE

Lars Hansen linkedin2

(Head of Group)

Niels Mertz Poulsen linkedin2

Christian Elmkjær Andersen linkedin2

 

PROGRAMME

Nikolaj Hedelund linkedin2

Head of Group 

Camilla Taulbæk linkedin2

Asger Louie Pedersen linkedin2

Jacob Ankjær linkedin2

Jonas Pilgaard Kaiser linkedin2

Sara Wøllekær linkedin2

 

UNIVERSITY ALLIANCES

Rasmus Yang Bjelke linkedin2

 

MARKETING

Nikolaj Gjøde linkedin2

(Co-Head of Group)

Tine Glahn Wernlund linkedin2

(Co-Head of Group)

Anne Sofie Andersen linkedin2

Louise Kapper linkedin2

Lucia Georgis Talia linkedin2

Mads Meinertz Carlslund linkedin2

Per Winterberg linkedin2

Maja Møller Hansen linkedin2

Casper Hansen linkedin2

IT

Moma Vujisic linkedin2

(Head of Group)

Edvard Målsnes linkedin2

 

ESSENTIALS

Julie Krieger Fregerselv Anresen linkedin2

(Head of Group)

Casper Rudkjøbing Christiansen linkedin2

Simone Krüger Petersen linkedin2

Mette Mærsk Clausen linkedin2

Nikolaj Husum linkedin2