Nordic Business Forum on the Lookout for a Game Changer

Nordic Business Forum is hosting a new contest to find individuals with fresh perspectives and management ideas, and give them a platform to speak. The winner of the Speaker Sourcing Contest will get to present at Nordic Business Forum 2018 and will be paid a 30,000 € speaking fee. Judges will select 2 individuals from every qualifier to the finals.

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Qualifying rounds for the contest in three locations:

Helsinki (May 16th) @ Helsinki Expo and Convention Center

Qualified for the finals:

Petri Rajaniemi, CEO, Ponder Nobs
Theme: Artificial Intelligence
Topic: Rage against the Machine vol. 2

Tobias Dahlberg, strategist, entrepreneur & CEO, Wonder Inc.
Theme: Strategy
Topic: Extraordinary – unleashing the most powerful strategy in business

Contestants

  • Timo Polari, adventurer, speaker
    Theme: Peak Performance
    Topic: Destination South Pole – and a wonderful life
  • Emmanuel Raj, AI engineer, Silo AI
    Theme: Artificial Intelligence
    Topic: Onboard with AI: Fight the Change or Be the Change
  • Jovin Hurry, strategist, Next Leaders’ Initiative for Sustainability
    Theme: Strategy
    Topic: What climate change, ballooning and Go can teach us about executing on strategy
  • Katarina Segerståhl, CSO, Lääkärikeskus Aava
    Theme: Strategy
    Topic: How to predict the unpredictable? Practical translation of evolutionary dynamics for future decision making
  • Tobias Dahlberg, strategist, entrepreneur & CEO, Wonder Inc.
    Theme: Strategy
    Topic: Extraordinary – unleashing the most powerful strategy in business
  • Antti Merilehto, CEO, Story board Oy
    Theme: Artificial Intelligence
    Topic: The speed of AI
  • Petri Rajaniemi, CEO, Ponder Nobs
    Theme: Artificial Intelligence
    Topic: Rage Against the Machine vol. 2
  • Camilla Tuominen, CEO, Emotion Tracker
    Theme: Artificial Intelligence
    Topic: Understanding and leading of emotions are the necessary metaskills of the AI future

 

Stockholm (June 4th, 16:00 – 19:00) @ Coor Konferens (Tegelbacken 4A, 111 52 Stockholm)

Contestants:

  • Marnick Vandebroek, storyteller and speaker coach, Stand Up Company 
    Theme: Peak Performance
    Topic: Stand Up to Stand Out
  • Preben Wik, co-founder, Furhat Robotics
    Theme: Artificial Intelligence
    Topic: The Unavoidable Conversation – Strategies in Investment and Development of Future AI Applications
  • Perttu Pölönen, founder and CEO, MusiClock
    Theme: Peak Performance
    Topic: Stop Dreaming. Start Believing.
  • Elin Nilsson, assistant professor, Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics
    Theme: Strategy
    Topic: The Possibilities with Gamification: Why it is Powerful, and How it Affects Consumers and Employees
  • Mika Poutala, 4-time Olympic speed skater
    Theme: Peak Performance
    Topic: Strong Foundation, Better Performance
  • James Hewitt, head of science & innovation, Hintsa Performance
    Theme: Peak Performance
    Topic: The Attention Paradox: Retrain Your Brain to Survive & Thrive in the Future of Work
  • Emma Åslund, entrepreneur
    Theme: Strategy
    Topic: Be Limitless – Get the Powerful Secret to Lead yourself, your Team and your Business to Greatness!
  • Anna Jois, founder and CEO, Profit Superstar AB
    Theme: Strategy
    Topic: Become the #1 Choice in Your Industry through Personal Branding

Oslo (June 5th, 15:00 – 18:00) @ Radisson Blu Plaza Oslo

Contestants:

  • Lars Sudmann, managing partner, Sudmann & Company
    Theme: Artificial Intelligence
    Topic: AI & Leadership
  • Raymond Hofmann, owner, raymond hofmann management
    Theme: Strategy
    Topic: The Mystery of Management’s Dismal Performance and How to Turn it into Strategic Advantage
  • Emilia Lahti, founder, Sisu Lab
    Theme: Peak Performance
    Topic: Unlocking Peak Performance by Leading a Life of Courage and Excellence
  • Mette Højen, business rhetorician, Conwins Business Rhetoric
    Theme: Peak Performance
    Topic: Musical Keys to Better Business Performance
  • Daryl Powell, lean programme manager – Subsea Division, Kongsberg Maritime AS
    Theme: Strategy
    Topic: Digitalized or Digitally Wasted?
  • Anna Nurmivaara, eCommerce & CRM manager, Finnkino Oy
    Theme: Peak Performance
    Topic: Watch this, Batman! Superskills in Our Business Environments
  • Steen Rasmussen, founder, Director of Analysis, Research and User Motivation, IIH Nordic
    Theme: Artificial Intelligence
    Topic: Being Predictive
  • Gopal RajGuru, managing director, Innovate+Grow Consulting
    Theme: Peak Performance
    Topic: How to Create and Sustain High Performance Teams and Organisations

Two audience favorites from each location will be invited to the final round in Stockholm, which will take place on the 15th of August 2018. These contestants will receive coaching for their final presentation.

The winner of the final will join our Nordic Business Forum 2018 speaker lineup and will be paid a 30,000 € speaking fee.

Participants can choose from topics that address the themes of Nordic Business Forum 2018: Strategy, Peak Performance, and Artificial Intelligence. Each speech is max. 12 minutes in length.

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