Shohreh Bayat

Dommer i Norway Chess

Anastasia Sorokina

Dommer i Norway Chess

Anémone Kulczak

Hovedommer Norway Chess

Ole Erik Almlid

CEO, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)

Nicolai Tangen

CEO, Norges Bank Investment Management

Yngve Slyngstad

Chief Executive Officer, Norges Bank Investment Management

Kenneth Rogoff

Professor of Economics and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

Hans Christian Holte

CEO, Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV)

Mari Sundli Tveit

CEO, Research Council of Norway

Lauren Kunze

CEO Pandorabots, USA

Lauren Kunze is Co-Founder and the CEO of Pandorabots. She is a published author and graduate of Harvard College, where she studied Literature and Language, and Neuroscience. Lauren built her first chatbot at the age of fifteen and is an expert on the state-of-the-art AI problems like natural language understanding and generation with respect to the larger AI ecosystem.
Robert Tichio

Partner & Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings

Henrik Syse

Research Professor and public speaker

Henrik Syse (b. 1966) is Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Bjørknes University College, and a much-used public speaker. He also teaches regularly at the Norwegian Defense University College, the University of Oslo, and other institutions of higher learning, and he is Chief Editor (with James Cook) of the Journal of Military Ethics.
Christin Bøsterud

CEO & Partner, EY Norway

Thina Margrethe Saltvedt

Chief Analyst, Sustainable Finance, Nordea Bank

Thina Margrethe Saltvedt is a Chief Analyst at the Sustainable Finance division at Nordea Bank, the largest banking group in the Nordic region.
Kristian Øvsthus

Managing Partner, Idekapital

Ulrich Paquet

Research Scientist at DeepMind, England

Ulrich Paquet is a senior staff research scientist at DeepMind, one of the world's foremost AI companies. His most recent work on AlphaZero include a collaboration with Vladimir Kramnik on how small rule adjustments to chess would alter the game at a superhuman level. He is deeply interested in how AlphaZero discovers and acquires chess knowledge automatically, and has done research showing how it represents human chess concepts.
Torgeir Waterhouse

ICT Norway

Torgeir Waterhouse is often seen in the public debate and plays a central role in the Norwegian debate on IT policy issues. He has previously worked at the Norwegian Consumer Council, but he is now working on IT challenges from the industry's point of view. Waterhouse is also a sought-after speaker and author.
Bård Vegar Solhjell

Director General of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norad

Øyvind L. Vesterdal

CEO, Norsk Solar

Vilde Regine Tellnes

Founder & CEO, Healthy EATS

Mari Larsen Sæther

CEO and Co-Founder, Lett på Kroken / Business developer, WasteIQ

Lasse Andresen

Co-Founder and CTO, ForgeRock, USA/Norway

A powerhouse of tireless can-do enthusiasm, Lasse Andresen leverages his combined business, technical, and people skills as the Chief Technology Officer of ForgeRock, the fastest growing digital identity management vendor in the world.
Svein Kvernstuen

Founder & CEO, Beyonder

Muhammad Ismail Shah

Senior Technical Manager, Technology Centre Mongstad

Ragnar Tveterås

Professor of economics and Vice Dean of Research, University of Stavanger

Håvard Walde

CEO, Skretting Norge

Judit Polgar

Greatest female chess player of all time, Hungary

Judit Polgar is considered the best female chess player in history, two-time Olympic champion. At the age 15 she broke Bobby Fischer’s record by becoming the youngest Grandmaster. She has been ranked the world number one female chess player for over 25 years, and on the occasion of this exceptional achievement she was awarded a Guinness Record in 2014.
Nina Willumsen Grieg

Regional director, Grieg Seafood

Ida Frisch

Forfatter, kulturarbeider og aktivist

Kari Nessa Nordtun

Mayor of Stavanger

Arkady Dvorkovich

President World Chess Federation, previously Deputy Prime-Minister, Russia

Arkady has driving force behond chess development across Russia through his position as Vice President of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) and later Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the RCF. Today he serves as a Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Economic School that was named the best Russian university in the most recent Forbes education rating. He is also a Co-chairman for the Skolkovo Innovation Development Foundation - the flagship technological initiative in Russia.
Andreas Vollsund

Mayor of Time

Klas Pettersen

CEO, Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium (NORA)

Nikolai Astrup

Minister of Digitalisation, Norway

Nikolai Astrup is a Norwegian politician representing the Conservative Party (Høyre) for Oslo. He served as the Minister of International Development from 2018-2019 in Prime Minister Erna Solberg's cabinet. In 2019, he became the first Minister of Digitalisation. Nikolay is working on Norway's national strategy for artificial intelligence.
Yoav Evenstein

Consultant & Analyst at Evenovate & Tel Aviv University, Israel

Yoav Evenstein’s mission and passion is ‘Bringing R&D to life’ -helping organizations mature their ideas from basic research, to final productspeople love. He currently promotes this as a consultant on behalf of Evenovate,an analyst at Ramot - Tel Aviv University’s technology transfer company andbusiness engagement center, as well as a business partner with Microsoft.
Bjorn Tore Markussen

CEO, World Economic Forum and Aker Group’s Ocean Technology centre C4IR Ocean

Frode Fjeldsbø

Mayor of Gjesdal

Christine Sagen Helgø

Mayor in Stavanger, Norway

Christine Sagen Helgø has been the mayor of Stavanger since the regional election ofOctober 2011, representing the Conservative Party of Norway, Høyre (re-elected in 2015).She has a law degree from the University of Bergen.
Brage Johansen

CEO Heimdall Power

Pål Morten Borgli

Deputy Mayor of Sandnes

Atle Grønn

Professor of Russian linguistics at the University of Oslo

Rune Todnem By

Professor of Leadership, University of Stavanger

Tom Henning Slethei

Mayor of Sola

Siri Lill Mannes


Siri Lill Mannes is CEO of SpeakLab and former News Anchor of Norway’s TV2. Siri has a passion for international affairs and holds a Master degree in history. Her career as a journalist started on the foreign desk of TV2.
Karen Dolva

CEO and co-founder, No Isolation

Sigrun Syverud

CEO and co-founder, Fjong

Sigrun Syverud is co-founder and CEO of Fjong, a sharing platform for clothes, which in less than two years has become Scandinavia's largest shared closet.
Hans Olav Lahlum

Historian, author, chess expert

John Biggs

Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Bank Capital

Klaus Mohn

Professor and rector, University of Stavanger

Rector and professor Mohn holds an MSc in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and a PhD in petroleum economics from the University of Stavanger. His background includes academic research at Statistics Norway, macroeconomic research at DNB Markets, as well as a variety of positions in economics, finance, strategy, and communication with Statoil, where he also served as corporate chief economist.
 Kenneth J. Braithwaite

77th US Secretary of the Navy

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