Intrapreneurship in Established Organizations | Tone Marie Wahlstrom
Working with innovation in a big organization, I will share the importance of intrapreneurship in established companies. At the speed in which change is happening in the business world today, big companies that do not embrace innovation and intrapreneurship will fall by the way side. The companies that do embrace it will surely distance themselves from their competitors and thrive long into the future. Media focuses a lot on entrepreneurs; our prime minister says that we need new firms that will move Norway into the future. However, that does not mean that our existing companies shall die out. We also have to acknowledge that big organizations must change, and they need the entrepreneurial minds inside the organizations to be a part of the future. By focusing on an intrapreneurial culture, the organizations will move forward in a higher phase than without. She is a Financial Economist leading the Innovation Hub in the Nordics biggest IT company – EVRY. Working with innovation and the future of technologies is what drives her – especially when it’s combined with a team of different competencies and nationalities. In 1,5 years she has built a department focusing on innovation, technologies and intrapreneurship – creating the business of tomorrow for our customers and ourselves. This has changed the landscape of our organization, and she will share how and why it’s important. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Smartphoneless in the Post Digital Age | Patrik Wincent
What would happen if suddenly you would wake up in the morning and everything would be gone? Your mobile phone, Ipads, computers. Lets say a natural disaster would wipe out internet, or a hacker would spread a global virus that would destroy our social media platforms. Would you go crazy, feel panic or empty. Maybe you would start climbing the walls, at least at the beginning. Could you imagine a life without technology, how would you perform work, how would you spend time with your children? How would you relate to your partner? How would you fill the hours that you earlier spend hours on your phone…. Patrik imagines you would have to deconstruct your life and how you perform your working hours, at home, with your partner and children. Patrik Wincent is a therapist and the founder of Swedens leading ER center that specialises in internet addiction. This is what he will be talking about. Patrik Wincent is an authorized therapist, he is a coach, a writer of five books such as “the digital drug”, “Nomophobia” and the “digital babysitter” amongst others. A lecturer and spoken word artist. Patrik Wincent comes from Sweden, Stockholm and is the founder of “Fondberg & Wincent”, a company with the main focus of offering counsel to people and companies who are dealing with digital stress and to offer education in how to prevent and recognize digital stress. Patrik Wincent is also the host of the popular tv program “Lyxfällan”, also founder of “Dataspelsakuten”, a company which is similar to Internetakuten, but deals with people who arestruggling with video gaming addiction. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
When Art is Capable of Making a Difference | Anne Beate Hovind
Anne Beate Hovind will share and explain how she in collaboration with the artists produces these extraordinary art works. Making them happen requires planning, negotiations, interpretation, tactics and strategies and – a portion of serendipity and some magic. It means convincing stakeholders to participate, navigating talks with architects, politicians and city planners. Anne will explain how she connects and collaborates with so many different people and the importance of a tactical hopeful mindset and faith in trust and creativity. Anne Beate Hovind is Project Director of Bjørvika Utvikling’s art programme in Oslo. She commissons and produces art in public spaces. She is currently putting her expertice in city planning of Oslo producing two internationally known art works Future Library by Scottish artist Katie Paterson and Flatbreadsociety by FutureFarmers (USA, Belgium). Both are durational, ambitious, large-scale, impactful and collaborative works. Over the past 20 years, Hovind has worked at the interface of art, culture and business and has lengthy experience working with stakeholders towards the shared vision of realizing complex and original projects. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Failure is the Key to Success | Eirik Eidem
“After high school Eirik one day decided to try something new to succeed. He put a lot of effort into it, but he was unable to do what he set out to do. He failed. And it was a success.
Failures play a vital role in learning and development, especially in today’s rapidly changing world. Unfortunately, however, failures are usually regarded as something negative that must be avoided at all cost. A mindset like that makes us risk-averse and too shy or nervous to try anything new.
Eirik will share his thoughts on why failures are the key to success and how one of his fails changed his mindset. He will also tell how he continuously experiment and test new stuff and regularly fail. Fails that leads to success.” “Problem finder, Engineer, Challenger, Consultant, Navy Officer and Technology maniac.
Eirik is on a mission to challenge traditional ways of thinking and status quo. He is continuously looking for new ways of thinking and working and test new stuff. He does not accept todays solutions and he loves to find problems. Eirik’s way of thinking has taken him through an untraditional career path with positions such as burger flipper, navy officer, teacher, management consultant and banker. ” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
You Can Not Be, What You Do Not Seek | Babou Olengha-Aaby
Despite the growing number of female entrepreneurs worldwide, despite the mounting evidence to suggest that investing in diversity is good for business, that investing in women’s economic potential as entrepreneurs, manufacturers, producers and employers pays dividends, despite the increasing number of gender lense venture capitalists and women investors globally, despite all of the above, we are still failing to capitalize on the untapped human and intellectual property that are women entrepreneurs. In this straight-talking and frank talk, Babou Olengha – Aaby offers an explanation as to why. She also explores the idea that maybe, just maybe the solution isn’t funding but something else. She challenges us to get engaged because it’s no longer good enough to say: “We simply don’t invest in women because we can’t find them, we simply don’t write about women because we can’t find them, we simply don’t have women speakers because we can’t find them, we simply can’t be what we don’t see, because we can’t find them. Babou proposes it’s simply no longer acceptable to find excuses and yet fail to find inspiring examples we can all aspire to amongst the pool of 200,000, 000 million women owned and run businesses worldwide.
Because you simply can’t be what you do not seek.
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How to Find Orientation in an Uncertain World | Michael Pachmajer & Carsten Hentrich
We live in a rapidly changing world influenced by many different factors, such as globalization, radical technological innovations, and digital business disruption, just to name a few. The future appears to be uncertain and it is quite difficult to navigate or even simply finding a reference point that may guide you. In our work, we have met many individuals, teams, companies that are struggling with this uncertainty. Even whole countries need to deal with it and have to find their path into the future. In this talk, we want to share our experience on tools that help finding orientation in this uncertain world, as an individual, a team, or whole company. Carsten Hentrich and Michael Pachmajer have been assisting companies with their move into the digital age. As Directors at PwC’s consulting branch, they are responsible for the firm’s digital transformation practice with a particular focus on the Family Business and Medium-Sized Companies segment. They are teaching MBA students on Digital Transformation at Goethe Business School in Frankfurt and they are authors of the book „d.quarks – The Path to Digital Business“, which received the Management Book of the Year Award 2016 and the getAbstract International Book Award 2017.
Carsten Hentrich and Michael Pachmajer have been assisting companies with their move into the digital age. As Directors at PwC’s consulting branch, they are responsible for the firm’s digital transformation practice with a particular focus on the Family Business and Medium-Sized Companies segment. They are teaching MBA students on Digital Transformation at Goethe Business School in Frankfurt and they are authors of the book „d.quarks – The Path to Digital Business“, which received the Management Book of the Year Award 2016 and the getAbstract International Book Award 2017. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Why We Came to Halt with so Many Global Sustainability Challenges? | Sepehr Mousavi
Our world is going through drastic transitions; challenges such as climate change, depleting resources, skyrocketing population, urbanization and injustice in a big-picture scale are changing the face of our planet and its inhabitants daily. The new world order and balance of power is tightly interconnected with the flows of the global economy and corporate order and have direct effect on equity and equality in our societies and communities and human development indications. In such picture and under so many threats for our planet, how could we ensure survival? How shall we sustain access to energy, water and food for all? Will ever the gap between developed and developing countries will be filled? How shall smart technologies be of help in a perspective as broad as from resource management to governance and social sustainability? During 2018, Sepehr Mousavi has been enlisted as one of the ’50 world’s most influential global smart city leaders’, one of the ‘Sweden’s top 33 sustainability personas’ and claimed no.19 of the top 101 ‘Swedish super talents’ list published by the leading Swedish business journal, Veckans Affärer. Sepehr is a sustainability strategist and smart city lead with an international and multi-cultural background, associated with such as the innovation company Plantagon, The United Nations and multiple standardization organizations. He claims to strive for helping building a better world and more equal societies by expanding reach and access to sustainable and smart technologies. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx