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”.


AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2015

LEADERSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY


SPEAKERS AT AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2015

CHRISTIAN STADIL   CEO at Thornico

CHRISTIAN STADIL

CEO at Thornico

LARS F. PETERSEN   Director General at Danish Agency for Digitisation

LARS F. PETERSEN

Director General at
Danish Agency for Digitisation

CHRISTIAN CLAUSEN   President and CEO at Nordea

CHRISTIAN CLAUSEN

President and CEO
at Nordea

EVA BERNEKE    CEO at KMD

EVA BERNEKE

CEO at KMD

DANIEL DABOCZY & ARNO SMIT   Co-Founders of FundedByMe

DANIEL DABOCZY & ARNO SMIT

Co-Founders of FundedByMe

ANDREAS ROEPSTORFF   Professor and Director at Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University

ANDREAS ROEPSTORFF

Professor and Director
at Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University

ROBERT UGGLA    CEO at Svitzer

ROBERT UGGLA

CEO at Svitzer

LARS REBIEN SØRENSEN   President & CEO at Novo Nordisk

LARS REBIEN SØRENSEN

President & CEO at Novo Nordisk

SIMON GILES    Global Cities Lead at Accenture

SIMON GILES

Global Cities Lead
at Accenture

MADS NIPPER   CEO at Grundfos

MADS NIPPER

CEO at Grundfos

JENS-PETER  SAUL   Group CEO  at Ramboll

JENS-PETER
SAUL

Group CEO
at Ramboll

CONNIE HEDEGAARD   Chairman of the Board at KR foundation

CONNIE HEDEGAARD

Chairman of the Board at KR foundation


BATTLE OF THE ECONOMISTS 2015

GO GREEN, NOW?

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.

SPEAKERS AT BATTLE OF THE ECONOMISTS 2015

DITLEV ENGEL   Chairman of the Board at Big Future 2025

DITLEV ENGEL

Chairman of the Board at Big Future 2025

THOMAS DALSGAARD   Executive Vice President of DONG Energy Thermal Power

THOMAS DALSGAARD

Executive Vice President of DONG Energy Thermal Power

MICHAEL SVARER   Professor at the Department   of Economics and Management, Aarhus University

MICHAEL SVARER

Professor at the Department
of Economics and Management, Aarhus University

MODERATOR: THOMAS BERNT HENRIKSEN    Economics editor at Børsen

MODERATOR: THOMAS BERNT HENRIKSEN

Economics editor at Børsen


AARHUS SYMPOSIUM CHALLENGE 2015

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

SPEAKERS PARTICIPATING AT AARHUS SYMPOSIUM CHALLENGE 2015

CHRISTIAN STADIL   CEO at Thornico

CHRISTIAN STADIL

CEO at Thornico

CONNIE HEDEGAARD   Chairman of the Board at KR Foundation

CONNIE HEDEGAARD

Chairman of the Board at
KR Foundation

ROBERT UGGLA   CEO at Svitzer

ROBERT UGGLA

CEO at Svitzer


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 
Ann Christina Pedersen 
Rune Lysdahl 

BUSINESS RELATIONS

Camilla Sommer Thomsen 
(Head of Group)
Christian Elmkjær Andersen 
Jacob Saugstrup Andersen 
Kristian Asbjørn Iversen 
Nikolaj Krog Knudsen 

FINANCE

Johan Stax Jakobsen 
(Head of Group)
Kristoffer Lundquist 
Lars Hansen 

PROGRAMME

Ebbe Faurschou 
(Co-Head of Group)
Johanne Ørndrup 
(Co-Head of Group)
Tulle Mouridsen 
Nikolaj Hedelund 
Rasmus Østergaard 
Sara Poulsgaard 
Thorbjørn Martensen 


UNIVERSITY ALLIANCES

Stefanie K. Krüger Petersen 


ESSENTIALS

Line Møgelvang Villadsen 
(Co-Head of Group)
Mathias Barløse 
(Co-Head of Group)
Anders Laden Thomsen 
Camilla Taulbæk 
Julie Krieger Fregerselv Anresen 

IT

Moma Vujisic 
Mathias Frederik Von Appen Schrøder 
Simon Thunø