AGENDA
30 nov & 1 dec
9:00
Nov 30

Whats up and why?

Ola Ahlvarsson, host and moderator of Sime and co-founder of Epicenter, kicks-off with trends, thoughts and blatant guesses about the future.

Ola Ahlvarsson, host and moderator of Sime and co-founder of Epicenter, kicks-off with trends, thoughts and blatant guesses about the future.

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9:30
Nov 30

What makes us influential?

John Levy, author of “Invited”, TED speaker, behavioural scientist and science-influencer explains why influence is the new leadership superpower. Key takeaways will include Understanding influence The true building blocks of community What successful leaders have in common

John Levy, author of “Invited”, TED speaker, behavioural scientist and science-influencer explains why influence is the new leadership superpower. Key takeaways will include:

  • Understanding influence
  • The true building blocks of community
  • What successful leaders have in common

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10:10
Nov 30

Reflections

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10:30
Nov 30

Industry breakouts

60 minutes moderated group conversations with 10-minute introduction by host followed by mainstage conclusions by moderator.

60 minutes moderated group conversations with 10-minute introduction by host followed by mainstage conclusions by moderator.

FinTech - Where do we stand with Web3 companies and how to connect them to traditional business models, looking for best practices

FoodTech - Urban food production - a trillion dollar industry

Real Estate & PropTech - New circumstances needs new solutions

Retail - Next generation of customer experience

HealthTech - Let’s join forces in finding disruptive solutions to hard problems and opportunities no one even thought of

11:40
Nov 30

Breakout conclusions on main stage: summaries and discussions

Breakout conclusions on main stage: summaries and discussions

Breakout conclusions on main stage: summaries and discussions

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12:00
Nov 30

Lunch

Lunch

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13:00
Nov 30

Bridging the Divides - Capturing the full potential of diversity

Sussanne Najafi, founder and partner, Backing Minds: Key takeaways will include Why diversity is a good investment strategy A new take on opportunity, people and building companies

Sussanne Najafi, founder and partner, Backing Minds

Key takeaways will include

  • Why diversity is a good investment strategy
  • A new take on opportunity, people and building companies

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13:20
Nov 30

The secret powers of role-playing

From Elon Musk to Jonas Birgersson, many famous tech entrepreneurs are known to regularly play role playing games. We discuss how to unlock the power of your creativity through playfulness.

Coffe Sandberg, CEO, Medeltidsveckan, Emmy award winning producer

Dr Ruben R Puentedura, role playing and strategy expert 

Jane Skullman, Producer Starstable Online

Key takeaways will include

  • Why Dungeons & Dragons is a great school for business
  • Using playfulness to unlock creativity
  • Taking playing seriously
  • How gamers work

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13:40
Nov 30

Where will we work and live in the future?

Introduction by Penny Low, Founder, Social Innovation Park Ltd and former member of the Parliament in Singapore

Post-corona pathfinding where we look at where we work, how we work and why, exploring new life set-ups and how our cities will evolve to accommodate them.

Patrick Mesterton, CEO and founder, Epicenter

Paula Bublay, CEO and ounder, Buenro Co-living 

Thomas Erséus, CEO, AMF Fastigheter, creator of Urban Escape innovation district and Mood district

Penny Low, Founder, Social Innovation Park Ltd and former member of Parliament in Singapore

Key takeaways will include

  • Shift from remote working to nomadic workforces
  • The new role of cities
  • Communities as success factor
  • Sustainability as a starting point

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14:10
Nov 30

Tales of scale - Playing with Unicorns

What is the secret behind successfully scaling a business and what areas are the next to be disrupted by technology and bold visions. Fabrice Grinda, named world’s best start up investor by Forbes, shares his framework for picking winners and find opportunities in a future that might be scarier than we think.

 

Key takeaways will include

  • How to take the leap from start up to scale up
  • The next new thing
  • Common mistakes and secret success factors

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14:50
Nov 30

AI dreams and nightmares

Errol Koolmeister, AI and Data advisor, former head of AI at H&M

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15:20
Nov 30

Breakouts and Summits

10 minutes introduction by host before 60 minutes of moderated group conversations, followed by conclusions on mainstage with moderator.

Cyber Security - The threat is real

Talent & intrapreneurial capital - Finding and leading "getting shit done" people

The future of funding - The new hard core investing landscape

16:40
Nov 30

Breakout conclusions on main stage: summaries and discussions

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17:00
Nov 30

Reflections and surprises

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8:30
Dec 1

DAY 2

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9:00
Dec 1

Scaled up humans and other business opportunities in the metaverse

Ola Ahlvarsson in conversation with Sam Rihani, social media and metaverse expert who recently left Facebook after 13 years as CEO of Sweden and Finland.

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9:30
Dec 1

Megadeals and how to win them

Megadeals and how to win them

A small number of deals win most of the business, but how do you spot, develop, and close the really big ones?

Christopher Engman, Author Megadeals, Co-founder Mine Storage, Venizum, Forestcarb, Vendemore

Danijela Hagblom, Head of Media at Megadeals Advisory, formerly TV host and communications executive.

 Key takeaways will include

  • Why and how  Megadeals are created, not found
  • managing the deal process
  • The art of the deal

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9:50
Dec 1

Life Navigation - steering towards mental health and the right choices

Through her books, podcast, TV appearances, and lectures, she advocates proactive mental health, from suicide prevention to building sustainable organizations. 

Ullakarin Nyberg, one of Sweden's leading researchers on suicide and a senior psychiatrist 

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10:10
Dec 1

Ageism and discrimination - will Age become an unspeakable “A-word”

We live in a world where the young have access to knowledge like never before and where the older are healthier and live longer. At the same time we still treat young people as ignorant and older ones as tired, what's up with that?

Ola Ahlvarsson, serial entrepreneur and host SIME

Key takeaways:

  • Looking beyond age in talent
  • Identifying potential in young people
  • Capturing potential in the generation from 60-120 (that will be a new breed of super elders)

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10:30
Dec 1

Breakouts & Summits

10 minutes introduction by host before 60 minutes of moderated group conversations, followed by conclusions on mainstage with moderator.

Innovation City Summit - How to live happily ever after

Marketing | Build for digital business optimisation and inclusion before 2025, or get a fine!

AI - Computer vision and beyond

Web 3.0 - Metaverse is serious, are you?

11:40
Dec 1

Breakout conclusions on main stage: summaries and discussions

Breakout conclusions on main stage: summaries and discussions

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12:00
Dec 1

Lunch

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13:00
Dec 1

Polarization or united we stand - Global outlook, regional conflicts

In order to better understand the geopolitical turmoil and market implications to be able to navigate an increasingly uncertain future, we invite NATOs James Appathurai, NATO Head of Cyber Security and innovation, former spokesperson. 

Key takeaways will include

  • How bad the situation is and what we can do about it
  • Why cyber threats are real
  • How conflict and climate change are closely connected
  • How NATO drives innovation to create stability; and how we all can contribute

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13:30
Dec 1

The national tech agenda

Technology is growing exponentially but is society adapting fast enough? Vision for Sweden and the national tech agenda.

Åsa Zetterberg, General Director, Tech Sweden

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13:40
Dec 1

Waterworld - innovation in water, the key to sustainability

Access to and preservation of water for a growing planet, more efficient and sustainable industrial solutions, intelligent water infrastructure, and new innovations are key to a sustainable future.

Though leader session with Fredrik Östbye, Head of Aliaxis Next, the innovation powerhouse of Aliaxis - a global multi-billion euro leader in the water industry.

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14:00
Dec 1

Designing for inclusion

Product design for everyone: a moral obligation and a great business opportunity

Johanna Fagrell, CEO, Nordic Morning

Kotada Yonus, CEO and founder Aktarr

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14:20
Dec 1

Happy Business

Micael Dahlén, Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, and celebrated author. Micael shares insights from the world’s first management course in happiness and why happiness is an important tool for leading yourself and others.

 

Key takeaways will include

  • Meaning, happiness, and success in a complicated world
  • Happiness as a strategy
  • Truths and myths about what really makes us happy
  • Why eating skumtomtar is always a good idea

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14:45
Dec 1

Breakouts & Summits

Introduction by host before 60 minutes of moderated group conversations, followed by conclusions on mainstage with moderator.

Galloping water stress – The sustainability dark horse

Innovation cities - where our future is secured

Leadership & Technology - How to lead in a black swan world

15:45
Dec 1

Breakout conclusions on main stage: summaries and discussions

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16:00
Dec 1

Innovation cities - where our future is secured

How do we build the cities in which future generations (and probably Keith Richards) will want to live?

James Appathurai, NATO Head of Cyber Security and innovation, and former spokesperson. 

Patrick Mesterton, CEO and co-founder of Epicenter

Penny Low, Founder, Social Innovation Park Ltd and former member of the Parliament of Singapore

Key takeaways will include

  • Creating an innovation city
  • The power of collaboration
  • Competing through quality of life
  • Learnings from the hottest destinations

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16:30
Dec 1

A new philosophy for a new time

Key takeaways will include

  • The challenges of having stone age brains and too old societal rules while our technology increasingly emulates science fiction
  • The beauty of creativity

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17:00
Dec 1

Drinks and reflections with dear and newfound friends and partners

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Day 2

PAST EVENTS
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