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Aarhus Symposium

08 Sep Daniel Daboczy and Arno Smit – Speakers at Aarhus Symposium 2015

We are proud to present Daniel Daboczy andArno Smit, Co-Founders of FundedByMe, as speakers at Aarhus symposium 2015.

FundedByMe is one of the most frequently cited Swedish start-ups – and with good reason. In just five years, FundedByMe has developed the market of crowdfunding within Scandinavia, through Europe, and in Eastern Asia as well. FundedByMe has been on the “Wired UK’s top 100 startups in Europe”, won the “White Bull Bully” award in 2013, “Best Service Provider” award at the Nordic Startup Awards in 2014, and the “Supertalent Award” in 2015 under the category of Financial Prodigies by the Swedish newspaper Veckans Affärer as well.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, the duo will share their views on facilitating entrepreneurship through technology and how it has enabled the evolution of crowdfunding. In addition, they will present some of their personal experiences from operating within differentiated fields within the world of entrepreneurship and reveal the story behind FundedByMe.

Stay updated on Aarhus Symposium 2015 here.

07 Sep Lars Frelle-Petersen – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

It is with great pleasure that we announce Lars Frelle-Petersen, Director General at Danish Agency for Digitisation, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015.

Lars Frelle-Petersen has spent most of his professional life as a front runner within the IT world, and in 2012 he was appointed director of the Agency for Digitisation after only 11 months in the position as Associate Director.

As Lars Frelle-Petersen perceives IT as an important opportunity, and to some extent also a challenge, he strives to refine the way we, the citizens, interact with the public sector. This includes improving the e-boks concept to automatically communicate with personal emails, and making the NemID platform increasingly competitive against alternative systems.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Lars Frelle-Petersen will contribute with key knowledge on how and why information and communication technology can provide important solutions to our society, as well as how society can be transformed most effectively while managing dilemmas imposed by digitisation itself.

Stay updated on Aarhus Symposium 2015 here.

04 Sep Mads Nipper – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

Finally, it is time to reveal the last nine speakers for Aarhus Symposium 2015, and we are thrilled to announce Mads Nipper, CEO at Grundfos, as one of them.

For more than 20 years, Mads Nipper’s career was headed for the stars as he has climbed the ladder in the LEGO Group. Yet, in 2014, his professional life changed as he was announced CEO of the 70-year-old Danish company, Grundfos. This title has made him the first externally hired CEO of the family-owned company.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Mads Nipper will share his insights on how cleaner solutions are generated and implemented to create value for all stakeholders of Grundfos. In addition, he will put forward his perspective on how technological advancements are best managed and turned into profits for the company.

Stay updated on Aarhus Symposium 2015 here.

28 Jun Important dates to mark

During the last two months, we have presented this year’s speakers participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge, the theme of Battle of the Economists 2015, and the theme of Aarhus Symposium 2015.

We hope you find this year’s programme as promising as we do, and we encourage you to mark the important dates in your calendar already.

• September 2: Aarhus Symposium Challenge Launch
• November 2: Battle of the Economists 2015
• November 6: Aarhus Symposium 2015

28 Jun The theme of Battle of the Economists 2015 is “Go Green, now?”

The theme of Battle of the Economists 2015 is “Go Green, now?”.

Danish companies have gained a special position in the international sustainable technology market over the years. They have experienced an impressive growth and Denmark is now exporting for more than 40 billion DKK every year; predicted to reach 100 billion DKK by 2020.

But should we invest in sustainable sources of today, or should we rather invest in sustainable sources of tomorrow?

At Battle of the Economists 2015, November 2, three leading economists will debate this theme and present their individual view on green technology and the future of the industry. The speakers will be announced in the fall.

Take a moment to watch our  short inspirational video questioning different perspectives of this topic.

10 Jun Robert Uggla – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

We are excited to announce Robert Uggla, CEO at Svitzer , as speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015 and the third, and final, leader participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

At the age of 37, Robert Uggla has already proven himself as a rising star within leadership. He took over the leadership of Svitzer in 2012 and has set an ambitious path for the towing- and salvaging company of the Maersk Group.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Robert Uggla will share his insights on leading an international company in an industry that faces great technological challenges and opportunities in the years to come.

In September, Robert Uggla will put forward a challenge within the theme of “Leadership and Technology”. By taking up the challenge, students have the opportunity to qualify for an exclusive session with him in Leaders’ Forum.

Read more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge here.

03 Jun Connie Hedegaard – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

We proudly present Connie Hedegaard, Chairman of the Board at KR Foundation, as speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015 and one of the leaders participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

Connie Hedegaard is acknowledged for her leadership skills and political influence within the field of climate. From 2010 to 2014, she held the position as European Commissioner for Climate Action in the European Union, where she worked on ensuring investments in a sustainable future, including the many promising European Green Tech companies. Today, she continues to have great impact and seeks to stimulate action on the long-term climate challenges in her position at KR Foundation.

With her remarkable experience, Connie Hedegaard will be able to share unique perspectives on clean technology, and the adoption of such initiatives in connection with climate challenges, at Aarhus Symposium 2015.

In September, Connie Hedegaard will put forward a challenge within the theme of “Leadership and Technology”. By taking up the challenge, students have the opportunity to qualify for an exclusive meeting with her in Leaders’ Forum.

Read more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge here.

27 May Christian Stadil – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

We are thrilled to announce Christian Stadil, CEO at Thornico, as speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015 and one of the leaders participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

With the exceptional broadness of his character, Christian Stadil represents modern leadership, spiritual preoccupation, and unique strategic thinking. Ever since the successful turnaround of Hummel in the late 90’s, Christian Stadil has been a central driving force in establishing the extensive universe surrounding the mother-company, Thornico, including an ambitious CSR-strategy and the mantra of Company Karma. With his colourful perspectives, he has now furthermore been appointed adjunct professor in creative leadership at Copenhagen Business School.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Christian Stadil will share his thoughts on the challenges faced by leaders of today and the creativity needed to succeed in the ever-changing world of technology.

In September, Christian Stadil will put forward a challenge within the theme of “Leadership and Technology”. By taking up the challenge, students have the opportunity to qualify for an exclusive session with him in Leaders’ Forum.

Read more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge here.

06 May The theme of Aarhus Symposium 2015 is “Leadership and Technology”

The theme of Aarhus Symposium 2015 is “Leadership and Technology” .

Advancements in technology have boosted several industries and societies by the evolution of newer and faster modes of transportation, interaction, and information processing. However, the advancements also put great pressure on organisations in terms of incorporating the flexibility that technology requires of them. Therefore, the evolution of technology comes with amazing opportunities as well as fierce challenges for leaders of today and will change the way leaders act in the years to come.

We are looking very much forward to discovering the different perspectives from leaders of today and leaders of tomorrow on this inspiring theme.

Watch the theme video here.

03 Feb Re-experience Aarhus Symposium 2014 in the live stream videos

A new semester and a new year have begun. We provide you with the opportunity to re-experience and be inspired by the interesting speaker presentations from Aarhus Symposium 2014.

Treating the theme of “Leadership and Strategy”, the live stream videos from last year’s symposium include:

Peder Tuborgh, CEO Arla Foods, on how to secure a global brand in a world full of diversity and competition, and the leadership skills required.
Thomas F. Borgen, Group CEO Danske Bank, on what it takes in terms of strategy, leadership, and culture to maintain the position as a leading Nordic bank.
• The Leadership Debate with Birger Steen, CEO Parallels; Anders Eldrup, Professional Board Member – Chairman; Peter Bartram, Danish Chief of Defence; and Jeff Gravenhorst, Group CEO ISS A/S.
• The Strategy Debate with Morten Strunge, Founder & CEO Mofibo; Mette Lykke, Co-founder & CEO Endomondo; Peder Tuborgh, CEO Arla Foods; and Karina Schmitt Lund, Founder & CEO Winterspring.

Please find the live stream videos here on our website.