For Digital Frontrunners and builders of tomorrow
Digital Frontrunners 2019
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.
artificial intelligence, AI ethics and accelerating 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
Please note, that this is an invite-only event.
Applications are now closed.
More to be announced
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Founder & Board Member of Unity Technologies
An engineer by vocation, David is the founder of Unity Technologies, one of the biggest Danish success stories, now valued at $6BN. Also, David is one of the most active and prominent investors, both personally and as a partner at NordicMakers.
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.
Founder at Universal Robots
Esben Østergaard is the founder of Universal Robots, the first Danish robotics unicorn and growth success story acquired by Teradyne for $250 million in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Cluster Director at Odense Robotics
Mikkel is Cluster Director at Odense Robotics, one of the strongest robotics hubs in the world, spearheading the efforts into making it an even stronger centre of growth for Denmark.
Founder & CEO of Famly
Anders is the founder of the childcare centre management tool, Famly, digitising nurseries all over Europe.
Thomas Krogh Jensen
CEO of Copenhagen Fintech
Leading the efforts to position Copenhagen as a fintech stronghold after Brexit, is Thomas, excelling in creating strategic alliances all over the globe for the fintech startups to benefit from.
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 master of ceremonies on the big VEGA stage.
What is Digital Hub Denmark?
Towards Digital Winners
Where am I going?
When do I need to be there?
Date and Time
Wed, August 28, 2019
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
6:00 PM – midnight
Concerts from 10:00 PM
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