Professor of Economics and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Professor of economics and Vice Dean of Research, University of Stavanger
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.
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.
CEO, Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium (NORA)
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.
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.
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.
Professor of Russian linguistics at the University of Oslo
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.
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.
Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Bank Capital
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.