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For Digital Frontrunners and builders of tomorrow

Digital Frontrunners 2019
August 28
VEGA, Copenhagen

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What is Digital Frontrunners? A full-day invite-only conference for policymakers, startups, technologists, corporates and journalists focusing on the impact of next-gen technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Open Data. Shape tomorrow today.

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artificial intelligence, govtech and ecosystems

We are very excited to be welcoming 600+ of the leading policymakers, executives, researchers and digital frontrunners to VEGA!

— Camilla Rygaard-Hjalsted

Digital Hub Denmark CEO

Schedule

Schedule

Full schedule to be announced.

Please note, that this is an invite-only event.
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Time

Wednesday August 28

08.30 Registration Complimentary breakfast
10.00 Welcoming remarks Camilla Rygaard-Hjalsted & Per Kogut
10.15 Theme: AI Keynote, panel & lightning talk

David Rowan
Carly Kind
Dr. Kristinn R. Thorisson
Massimo Pellegrino
11.45 Lunch Food Trucks in foyer (vegan/vegetarian options available)
13.15 Theme: AI & Govtech Keynote, panel & lightning talks

Mo Gawdat
Simon Kollerup
Frederic Lardinois
Dr. Tanya Filer
Daniel Korski
Rikke Hougaard Zeberg
Rolf Kjærgaard
Jens Riis Andersen
15.00 Afternoon break Snacks and refreshments
15.30 Musical suprise Can music be created by algorithms?
15.45 Theme: Ecosystems Panel debates

Lisbeth Knudsen
JF Gauthier
Esben Østergaard
Maria Flyvbjerg Bo
Kiann Stenkjær Hein
Mikkel Christoffersen
Thomas Krogh Jensen
17.00 Closing remarks Drinks & networking
18.00 Afterparty DJ & drinks in Lille VEGA
22.00 Community Concert 2 promising Danish acts in Lille VEGA

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Mo Gawdat

Former Chief Business Officer at Google X

Mo Gawdat, founder of #onebillionhappy, is the author of Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy, and the former Chief Business Officer of Google X.

Mo Gawdat

David Rowan

Author & Founding Editor of Wired

David Rowan is the author of Non-Bullshit Innovation, exploring corporate innovation at the boldest companies and a former founding editor at Wired, one of the world's most well-known technology magazines.

David Rowan

Dr. Tanya Filer

Bennett Institute for Public Policy University of Cambridge

Dr Tanya Filer leads the Digital State Project at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. Her work focuses on GovTech innovation ecosystems, and on digital government more broadly.

Dr. Tanya Filer

Simon Kollerup

Minister of Industry, Business & Financial Affairs

Simon Kollerup is a Member of Parliament and member of the Danish government as Minister for Industry, Business & Financial Affairs.

Simon Kollerup

Carly Kind

Director at Ada Lovelace Institute

Carly Kind is the Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research and deliberative body with a mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society. A human rights lawyer and leading authority on the intersection of technology policy and human rights.

Carly Kind

Rolf Kjærgaard

CEO at Danish Growth Fund

As the CEO of the Danish Growth Fund, the Danish state's investment fund, Rolf Kjærgaard leads the funds' efforts to support the growth of Danish businesses.

Rolf Kjærgaard

Frederic Lardinois

News Editor at TechCrunch

Before he joined TechCrunch in 2012, he founded SiliconFilter and wrote for ReadWriteWeb (now ReadWrite). Frederic covers enterprise, cloud, developer tools, Google, Microsoft, gadgets, transportation and anything else he finds interesting. He owns just over a 50th of a bitcoin.

Frederic Lardinois

Esben Østergaaard

CTO & Founder at Universal Robots

Esben Østergaard is the CTO & Founder of Universal Robots, the first Danish robotics unicorn and growth success story acquired by Teradyne for $250 million in 2015.

Esben Østergaaard

Daniel Korski CBE

CEO & Founder at PUBLIC.io

Daniel Korski CBE is the CEO & Founder of govtech venture company PUBLIC.io working to transform how governments and startups work together. He is also a former Special Advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Daniel Korski CBE

Lisbeth Knudsen

Editor in Chief at Mandag Morgen/Altinget

Lisbeth Knudsen is one of the most prolific and respected Danish journalists with more than 40 years of experience from leading media as well as teaching at Copenhagen Business School and serving on the board of startups.

Lisbeth Knudsen

Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson

Founder at Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines

Dr. Thórisson is an AI researcher and founder of IIIM where he leads research into Safe AI and General Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson

Massimo Pellegrino

Partner, New Ventures at PwC

Massimo Pellegrino is a partner and New Ventures lead with PwC Italy and leads ethical Artificial Intelligence for PwC globally.

Massimo Pellegrino

Per Kogut

CEO at NNIT, Chairman at Digital Hub Denmark

Per Kogut is the CEO of the leading IT company NNIT and Chairman of the Board of Digital Hub Denmark.

Per Kogut

Camilla Rygaard-Hjalsted

CEO at Digital Hub Denmark

Camilla Rygaard-Hjalsted is CEO of Digital Hub Denmark, the new public-private initiative working to promote the application of AI and Open Data in business.

Camilla Rygaard-Hjalsted

Rikke Hougaard Zeberg

Director-General at Agency for Digitisation

At the Agency for Digitisation, Rikke Hougaard Zeberg, works to further digitise the Danish public sector and modernise service to citizens.

Rikke Hougaard Zeberg

JF Gauthier

CEO & Founder at Startup Genome

JF Gauthier is the CEO & Founder of analytics company Startup Genome working to analyse startup ecosystems all around the globe and identify and advise on how to build stronger communities creating growth and innovation.

JF Gauthier

Mikkel Christoffersen

Cluster Director at Odense Robotics

Mikkel is Cluster Director at Odense Robotics, one of the strongest robotics hubs in the world.

Mikkel Christoffersen

Maria Flyvbjerg Bo

CXO & Founder at Spenderlog

Maria is an entrepreneur at heart, recently co-founding the AI-powered fintech startup Spenderlog. She has been a fintech profile for years now, also founding Hufsy, an SMB noe-bank, as well as consulting.

Maria Flyvbjerg Bo

Kiann Stenkjær Hein

Managing Director at PUBLIC.io

Kiann Stenkjær Hein is the Managing Director of PUBLIC.io leading the Danish GovTech Program in collaboration with the Danish Ministry for Industry, Business & Financial Affairs. She has more than 20 years of experience in the public sector, including the UN HQ in New York

Kiann Stenkjær Hein

Jens Riis Andersen

Partner at McKinsey & Co.

Jens is a partner with leading consultancy McKinsey and authored their report on the state of AI in the Nordics and contributed to the larger European report.

Jens Riis Andersen

DJ Noize

World Champion at the DMC World DJ Championships

DJ Noize is the World Champion in vinyl scratching and will take us through the day as the conferencier and master of ceremonies on the big VEGA stage.

DJ Noize

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Where am I going?

Location

VEGA 
Enghavevej 40
1674 Copenhagen 
Denmark

When do I need to be there?

Date and Time

Wed, August 28, 2019
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Afterparty
6:00 PM – midnight
Concerts from 10:00 PM

Get in touch

Got questions?

If you have any questions regarding the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Speaker inquiries? Please contact nicolaj@digitalhubdenmark.dk

Press? Please contact dorte@digitalhubdenmark.dk

Information about Digital Hub Denmark? Please contact info@digitalhubdenmark.dk

Anything else? Please contact nicolaj@digitalhubdenmark.dk