LIVE-STREAMING OF AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2018

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We are pleased to announce that most sessions from Aarhus Symposium 2018 will be live-streamed.

Thanks to Get Visual A/S, you will be able to enjoy the interesting talks, even if you did not secure a seat for this year’s event.

From Friday, November 2, at 12:00, you will be able to access the live-streaming here.

 Please note that you will also be able to watch all sessions from Aarhus Symposium 2018 on our website in the coming weeks.

THE FULL SPEAKER LINE-UP FOR AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2018

We are proud to present the full speaker line-up for Aarhus Symposium 2018.

 Join us on November 2 when the 12 speakers give their take on this year’s theme, “Creating Connections”. Secure your seat by submitting your essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge no later than Sunday, September 23 at 23:59.

Are you up for the challenge? Get started by visiting the following link: http://bit.ly/ASChallenge2018

SPEAKERS OF AARHUS SYMPOSIUM FOCUS 2018

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We are happy to announce Lars Frelle-Petersen and Philipp Schröder as the last two speakers atthis year’s Aarhus Symposium Focus.

Lars Frelle-Petersen has spent most of his professional life dealing with the implications that technological developments have on the Danish society. Furthermore, as Director of Digitisation at the Confederation of Danish Industry, Lars Frelle-Petersen plays an important role in helping Danish businesses fully utilise the potential of technological advances.

Philipp Schröder is regarded as one of Denmark’s top experts on automation and the future of work. This is evident in his research at Aarhus University, his participation in the Danish Government’s Disruption Council, and various interesting research collaborations.

Read more about the speakers and Aarhus Symposium Focus by pressing here.

PRESENTING THE FINAL SPEAKERS OF AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2018

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We are incredibly pleased to announce Lene Skole, Jan van de Winkel, and Lars Jannick Johansen as the final three speakers of this year’s Aarhus Symposium.

As CEO of The Lundbeck Foundation, one of the biggest commercial foundations in Denmark, Lene Skole must constantly work to balance the needs of all stakeholders to ensure that value is created for the foundation as a whole. To do this, she relies on knowledge sharing and therefore knows how powerful creating the right connections can be.

President & CEO of Genmab, Jan van de Winkel, leads one of the most innovative companies in the world. Throughout his leadership, Genmab has excelled to become one of the most respected actors within their industry, striving to revolutionize cancer treatment through continuous learning.

Lars Jannick Johansen is Founder & Managing Partner at The Social Capital Fund, a capital fund developing and investing in organisations that strive to include the socially disadvantaged on the labour market. By doing so, he helps secure the vision of future economic sustainability and social cohesion.

To read more about the final speakers, please visit the following link: http://bit.ly/ASSpeakers2018

SPEAKERS OF AARHUS SYMPOSIUM FOCUS 2018

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We look forward to welcoming Dominik Bösl and David Budtz Pedersen at this year’s Aarhus Symposium Focus.

As the leader of the innovation efforts at KUKA, one of the world’s leading developers of robotics, Dominik Bösl is at the forefront of shaping the future of automation. In addition to his work at KUKA, Bösl is the founder of the Robotic Governance Foundation, an organisation founded to provide a regulatory framework to deal with autonomous and intelligent machines.

Throughout his successful academic career, David Budtz Pedersen has been vocal in public debates addressing the role of humans in a future increasingly dominated by automation.

He is an expert on how our self-perception affects what it means to be human, an interesting perspective to the debate of automation.

Read more about the speakers and Aarhus Symposium Focus here

SPEAKERS OF AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2018

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We are excited to announce that this year, on November 2, we will be welcoming Rodin GenoffJakob Askou Bøss, and Michael Bruun for Aarhus Symposium 2018.

Rodin Genoff, Founder & Managing Director at Rodin Genoff & Associates, is an award-winning cluster development expert. Through clustering, he helps companies achieve impressive synergies to enhance their performance, and he therefore truly understands the power to be achieved by connecting the right businesses.

As Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Stakeholder Relations at Ørsted, Jakob Askou Bøss carries the critical responsibility of connecting and aligning stakeholders to secure the strategic direction of Ørsted.

At Goldman Sachs, Michael Bruun is a managing director in the Merchant Banking Division (MBD) in London, responsible for corporate European healthcare and nutrition investing and corporate investing in Scandinavia.

Read more about the three speakers here: http://bit.ly/ASSpeakers2018

Stay tuned as the final three speakers of Aarhus Symposium 2018 are revealed.

THE THEME OF AARHUS SYMPOSIUM FOCUS 2018

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We are excited to announce that the theme of Aarhus Symposium Focus 2018 is “Making Automation Work”.

We stand on the brink of a revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and connect with each other. In many industries, some of the most sought-after jobs and skillsets did not exist ten or even five years ago, and the pace of change is accelerating.

Read the full theme description of this year’s Aarhus Symposium Focus by clicking here.

AARHUS SYMPOSIUM CHALLENGE 2018

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We are incredibly pleased to announce Niels B. Christiansen, Afshan Khan, and Ulrik Juul Christensen as the three speakers participating in this year’s Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

As the CEO of LEGO Group, Niels B. Christiansen, leads one of the most well-known Danish companies. For his challenge, he invites you to share your thoughts on how a company can enjoy the advantages of collaborating with others while protecting its core values.

Afshan Khan, Regional Director, Europe & Central Asia, UNICEF, spends every day seeking to create and maintain connections between individuals, organisations, and states to help improve the lives of children. She asks you to share your thoughts on one area in which every child does not have equal opportunities and how this issue may be addressed.

Co-founder & Executive Chairman at Area9 Group, Ulrik Juul Christensen, is a successful entrepreneur who stands in the very forefront of creating individualised learning platforms. Therefore, he asks you to share your thoughts on how to achieve a specific competence that will be important on the future labour market.

In order to secure a seat for Aarhus Symposium 2018, one of the challenges must be answered in a short essay. Learn more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge here or read about the three speakers by visiting the speakers’ page.

Stay tuned as all of the speakers of Aarhus Symposium 2018 are revealed.

MHI VESTAS: PREMIUM PARTNER

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For the very first time, we are excited to announce MHI Vestas as Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium, and we truly appreciate their contribution to Aarhus Symposium 2018.

ARE YOU UP FOR “A DAY AT MHI VESTAS”?

A selected number of students have the opportunity to visit MHI Vestas headquarters for an exclusive workshop. You increase your chances of being selected by writing a good essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2018.

PRESENTING THE FIRST THREE SPEAKERS OF AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2018

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We are very much looking forward to welcoming Søren Skou, Inge Berneke, and Christian Erfurt on November 2, 2018, for this year’s Aarhus Symposium.

As the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s biggest shipping company, A.P. Moller -Maersk, Søren Skou carries the responsibility of ensuring the alignment of more than 76,000 employees.

Ranked one of the most influential people in the global shipping industry, Søren Skou has an exclusive insight into why Creating Connections is of such vitality today.

Through her position as Partner at Egon Zehnder, a company specialising in executive recruitment, Inge Berneke truly has a great understanding of the importance of connecting the right people with the right businesses and of what it takes to be a great leader.

The entrepreneur, Christian Erfurt, has changed many lives co-founding the app, Be My Eyes, connecting the blind and poor-seeing with volunteers that help them perform everyday tasks. He thus offers knowledge on not only how to connect people, but also on succeeding as an entrepreneur.

Please visit the following link for more information on the speakers of Aarhus Symposium 2018: https://aarhus-symposium.org/aarhus-symposium/

Stay tuned as we reveal the final speakers of Aarhus Symposium 2018!

ØRSTED: PREMIUM PARTNER

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We are excited to announce Ørsted as a Premium Partner for Aarhus Symposium 2018. This year, they will exclusively be present at Aarhus Symposium Focus for your opportunity to interact with them in person.

Furthermore, Ørsted will host a workshop at their headquarters for a selected number of students. To increase your chances of being selected, hand in a good essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2018. We truly thank Ørsted for being a part of this year’s Aarhus Symposium.

Find more information about Aarhus Symposium Challenge and how to write a good essay by pressing here.

View the announced partners of Aarhus Symposium 2018 here.

VELUX: PREMIUM PARTNER

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For the first time, we are thrilled to announce Velux as Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium.

We would like to thank them for their contribution to Aarhus Symposium 2018!

ARE YOU UP FOR “A DAY AT VELUX”?

Velux invites a selected number of students to participate in an exclusive workshop at their headquarters. You increase the opportunity to be selected by writing a good essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2018.

JYSKE BANK: PREMIUM PARTNER

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For the third year in a row, we are excited to announce Jyske Bank as Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium!

We are thankful for this great partnership.

ARE YOU UP FOR “A DAY AT JYSKE BANK”?

A selected number of students have the opportunity to visit Jyske Bank’s headquarters in Silkeborg for an exclusive workshop.You increase your chances of being selected by writing a good essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2018.

For more information about Aarhus Symposium Challenge and how to write a good essay press here.

CREATING CONNECTIONS

We are excited to announce that the theme of Aarhus Symposium 2018 is: CREATING CONNECTIONS.

Our world is a complicated maze of expanding networks. While the risk of getting lost in its complexities is growing, learning to master its paths can lead to exceptional opportunities. Leaders must strengthen connections with partners and colleagues, allowing them to build and lead the organisations of tomorrow. By improving relations and creating new ones, leaders can pave the way to a prosperous future.

Read the full description of the theme and tracks of this year’s Aarhus Symposium here.

INTERVIEW WITH THEIS SØNDERGAARD

“You should expect it to be hard. You shouldn’t expect a lot of help. I actually advised the audience not to become entrepreneurs.”

Last year, on November 3, Theis Søndergaard, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder at Vivino, spoke at Aarhus Symposium 2017. Among other things, he advised the students against pursuing entrepreneurship.

In the following interview, he conveyed his own experiences and shared some honest thoughts on life as an entrepreneur. He elaborated on the importance of being capable of reacting and responding quickly, and why he focuses on being opportunistic.

Listen to the interview to find out why Theis Søndergaard always finds discussions with students engaging.

To find out why he believes that storytelling is of vital importance to an entrepreneur, please re-experience the full session through the following link: http://bit.ly/TSondergaard

INTERVIEW WITH LARS ROHDE

“We are always fighting the last war.”

Those were the words of Lars Rohde, Chairman of the Board of Governors at Danmarks Nationalbank, after his session at Aarhus Symposium 2017. Throughout this interview, he highlighted the challenges facing the existing financial structures caused by fierce competition and increased innovation.

To find out why well-established companies in the FinTech industry potentially pose a threat against the existing financial structures, watch the interview with Lars Rohde or experience the full session by clicking here.

INTERVIEW WITH BASTIAN EMIL JØRGENSEN

“The Danish society is among the most digitalized in the world, and this makes its public institutions very vulnerable to attacks through cyberspace from everywhere.”

In his essay, the winner of the Aarhus Symposium Award 2017, Bastian Emil Jørgensen, brought attention to how digital attacks, in his opinion, pose the biggest current threat against Denmark. Thereby, he managed to secure himself a private session with Bjarne Corydon, former Global Director, McKinsey Center for Government.

He calls for a reformation of the Danish military conscription to ensure that Denmark is well equipped to stand against cyberattacks. Thus, Denmark would be prepared for the threats of today and tomorrow.

Visit the following link to gain further insight into the innovative arguments of the essay that secured Bastian Emil Jørgensen the Aarhus Symposium Award 2017 here.

THE NEW CHAIRMAN & BOARD MEMBERS

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We are pleased to announce the new chairman of the Aarhus Symposium Board of Directors, Michael Svarer. Currently, Michael Svarer is a Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics and Management at Aarhus BSS and chairman at The Danish Economic Councils.

Likewise, we are proud to present three new board members:

Nick Melgaard, Associate at NREP and member of the Aarhus Symposium Steering Committee from 2012 to 2013.

Michael Jensen, Associate Partner at Kunde & Co and former marketing and PR responsible at Aarhus Symposium 2011.

Kristina Risom Jespersen, Faculty Head of Education and Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus BSS.

We look forward to experience what their competences will bring to the organisation.

Read more about the Aarhus Symposium Board of Directors here:
http://bit.ly/AS-press-release 

INTERVIEW WITH JACOB GRAM ALSING

“You cannot build a template just from the theories; you need to have a gut feeling.”

According to Jacob Gram Alsing, Chief Operating Officer at Mikkeller, businesses should choose carefully when deciding to apply these theories or not. Therefore, Mikkeller’s method of conducting market analysis differs greatly from that of other companies.

After his session at Aarhus Symposium 2017, Jacob Gram Alsing elaborated on how Mikkeller seeks to influence consumer behavior in an unconventional manner by simply producing a product that they truly believe in.

Visit the following link to watch the full session and learn why Jacob Gram Alsing does not believe that the theories of the academic world always suit the reality faced in real life: http://bit.ly/JacobGAlsing