Main Speakers


Christine Sagen Helgø

Mayor, Stavanger Municipality

Monica Mæland

Norwegian Minister of Local Government and Modernisation

Robert Strand

Executive Director & Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley and Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School.

Kimmo Heinonen

Chief Advisor, City of Helsinki

Hilde Tonne

Exectutive Director and Chief Innovation Officer, Rambøll Group

Lene Rachel Andersen

Economist, Philosopher, Author, Publisher, and Futurist, Denmark

Aina Landsverk Hagen

Senior Researcher and Social Anthropologist, Work Research Institute, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University

Henriette Van Eijl

DG Move, Sustainable Urban Mobility and Smart Cities, European Commission

Anna Lisa Boni

Secretary General, EUROCITIES

John Jorritsma

Mayor of Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Florence Forzy-Raffard

City Councillor of Bordeaux, France

Aleksi Jäntti

Deputy Mayor of Tampere, Finland

Rui Franco

Deputy City Councillor of Lisbon, Portugal

Michael Jacobs

CEO, Atea Norway

Damian Wagner

Senior Project Manager Smart Cities, Coordinator Triangulum

Ivar Rusdal

Chairman, Nordic Edge

Richard Elberger

Global IoT Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Shahzad Rana

CTO/NTO Microsoft Norway

Tom Erik Grimslid

Head of digitization Public Sector, Cisco Norway

Hanne Lystad

Lead Digital, Innovation in Public Procurement, Difi

Johan Envall

Director, European Market Development - Mastercard

Tord Christensen

Country Manager Norway, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting)

Parallel SESSION speakers


Benoit Balmana


Tina Hofland Engen

Project Manager, Mobility, City of Oslo

Heidi Kristina Jakobsen

Director, Stavanger Region European Office

Ernesto Faubel

Project Coordinator, Match-Up Project, The City of Valencia

Florencio Manteca

Director, Energy in Buildings Department, National Renewable Energy Center – CENER

Haye Folkertsma

Coordinator European Affairs of City of Utrecht, Coordinator IRIS

Maarit Vehviläinen

Project Manager, City of Tampere

Björn Westling

IRIS WP7 Manager, Deputy Site Manager Gothenburg

Nikolaos Kontinakis

Senior Projects Coordinator, Eurocities

Kristian Dyrkorn

Tender, Project and Innovation Manager, Rambøll Management Consulting

Anders Rudlang

Urban Planner and Architect, Drammen Municipality

Moa Bjørnson

Head of Development, Træna Municipality

Gunnar Crawford

Head of Smart City Stavanger

Idun Lyngstad

Advisor, The Research Council of Norway

Anne Romsaas

Senior Adviser, The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS)

Siri Holmboe Høibo

Head of Strategic Initiative City and Place, Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA)

Mari Susanne Solerød

Special Adviser, The Research Council of Norway (NFR)

Håvard Haarstad

Professor, Department of Geography and Director, Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, University of Bergen

F. LeRon Shults

Professor, Institute for Religion, Philosophy, and History at the University of Agder Director of the Center for Modeling Social Systems at Agderforskning 

Kristiane Lindland

Associate Professor in Change Management, University of Stavanger

Helge Lea Tvedt

Research Scientist, NORCE

Jose Antonio Ondivela

Western Europe SmartCities Director, Microsoft

Kristin Flornes

Director of Technology department, NORCE

John Bessant

Professor of Innovation Exeter University, UK

Elin Oftedal

Associate Professor, Arctic University of Tromsø

Elisa Thomas

Post Doctorate Researcher, University of Stavanger

Tatiana Iakovleva

Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Stavanger

Pedro Oliveira

Professor of Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Peter Liljenberg

Head of Communication, Lighting Metropolis

Lone Pie Kelstrup

Head of Smart City Program, Gate 21

Ole Juhl

Partner at SoundEar

Lise Søderberg

Senior Project Manager, Regional Datahub Gate 21

Torben Holm Pedersen

Senior Technology Specialist, FORCE Technology

Teddy Sibern Larsen

Senior Project Manager, DOLL Living Labs

Kristian Mjøen

Project Manager University City 3.0, City of Trondheim

Antti Lippo

Development Manager, Demos Helsinki

Louna Laurila

Expert, Demos Helsink

Kathrine Strøm

Technical Director for Sustainable Urban Planning in COWI

Jørgen Bo Nielsen

Strategy Consultant

Ole Larsen

Head of "CALL Copenhagen", HOFOR A/S

Sophia Grane R. Schroeder

Project Manager, Clean - Innovating Green Solutions

Magnus Qvant

Secretary General, Resilient Regions Association

Raoul Grünthal

Chief Executive Officer of Schibsted Media at Schibsted ASA

Pål Nedregotten

Executive Vice President, Amedia

Tom Rosenstiel

Executive Director - American Press Institute

Ingeborg Volan

Director of Reader Engagement, Dagens Næringsliv

Paul Chaffey

State Secretary to the Minister of Local Government and Modernisation

Elin Stueland

Digital Editor, Stavanger Aftenblad

Pieter Faber

Head of EU Office, Cities Northern Netherlands, representing the City of Emmen

Gert Blom

Coordinator, Smart & Green Mobility, City of Helmond

Sophie Gillaerts

City of Ghent, Project Coordinator Traffic Management as a Service (TMaaS)

Mattieu Graindorge

European Projects Manager, City of La Rochelle

Jon Lamonte

Polis President and Chief Executive of Transport for Greater Manchester

Frode Fjeldsbø

Mayor of Gjesdal Municipality

Kristin Akerjordet

Dean at The Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger (UiS)

Anders Vestergaard Stæhr

Co Founder of Boblberg, Denmark

Anne Grasbakken

Secretary General, "Livsglede for Eldre"

Ingvill Moen Hovlund

Leader of Helsehuset, Stavanger Municipality

Hilde Garlid

Director of Communications at Validé

Jan Holm

Commercial Director, Safemate

Bernadette Bergsma

EU Policy and Project Advisor, Brainport Eindhoven EU office

Antti Kytö

Service Designer at Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Zsuzsanna Bodi

Director of ENoLL, European Network of Living Labs

Ines Vaittinen

International Project Manager and Developer, ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs)

Sami Kazi

Senior Principal Scientist, Research Strategy and Foresight at VTT

Kenneth Arne Pettersen Gould

Associate Professor, University of Stavanger (UiS)

Harald N. Røstvik

Professor in Urbanism spec Sustainability, University of Stavanger (UiS), ISØP

Odd Einar Olsen

Professor in Risk Management and Societal Safety, University of Stavanger (UiS)

Tegg Westbrook

Associate Professor in Counter Terrorism, University of Stavanger (UiS)

Jane Merete Jonassen

Culture Director, Gjesdal Municipality

Östen Ekengren

Chairman Smart City Sweden and Vice President, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Marcus Lind

Communications Manager, Smart City Sweden and Business developer, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

David Baum

CEO, FinStart Nordic AS

Hannes Sjöblad

Strategic Relations and Faculty at Singularity University Nordics / Speaker, advisor and investor in human augmentation solutions

Nicholas Monsarrat

Health & Public Service Managing Director, EALA, Accenture

Ramtin Matin

Lead Technological Strategist at SpareBank 1 SR-Bank

Marie Bysveen

Tina Aksnes

Project Manager, City of Stavanger

Monica Hannestad

Director, Design Region Bergen

Kjersti Eiken

Innolab Manager, City of Bergen

Alanus von Radecki

Head of Urban Governance Innovation; Fraunhofer IAO

Dag Inge Ulstein

Council, Bergen Municipality

Harm Christian Tolden

Municipal Director, Bergen Municipality

Ruth Marie Stensland Donovan

Assistant Professor, Western Norway University of Applied Science

Erik Stokkeland

CEO and Co Founder Future Home

Christine Kahrs

Partner, The Nordic Urban Assebly

Anett Andreassen

Project Director at Digibygg

Maija Bergström

Community Manager, Forum Virium Helsinki, Smart Kalasatama

Torhild Eide Torgersen

Head of experimentation at Design Region Bergen

Thierry Béchet

EU's ambassador to Norway

Erno Launo

CEO, Future Dialog

Jonas Deister

Managing Director at Sozialhelden

Maiken Nilsen Stensaker

Advisor National Suppliers Development Programme 

Cecilie Endresen

Advisor National Suppliers Development Programme 

Jorunn Birkeland

Head of Procurement, Municipality of Gjesdal

Endre Angelvik

Vice President Mobility Services, Ruter AS

Siri Vasshaug

Project Manager, Nordland County

Kaisa Spilling

Development Manager, Forum Virium Helsinki

Jon Kåre Stene


Bent Sørensen

Head of Communications at Aarhus2017, European Capitol of Culture

Nordic-Chinese Conference


Dagfinn Høybråten

Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Östen Ekengren

Chairman Smart City Sweden and Vice President, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Kaisa Spilling

Development Manager, Forum Virium Helsinki

Svein Berg

Director of Nordic Innovation

Rasmus Malmborg

Senior Innovation Advisor at Nordic Innovation

Pengqi Lu

Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

Liu Weimin

Deputy Director General of European Affairs at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Xinli Zheng

Professor, China Urban-townization Promotion Council (CUPC)

Tone Grindland

Regional Director, Norwegian Confederation of Enterprises (NHO)

Guðbjörg Lára Másdóttir

Project Manager, Better Reykjavik

Horizon 2020


Jens Bartholmes

Policy Officer, New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal Unit, DG Energy 

Nathan Pierce

Programme Director for Sharing Cities at Greater London Authority

Gerd Seehuus

Coordinator TRIANGULUM at Stavanger Municipality

Josh Stinton

Global facilitator and Head of Red Leaf Group, Europe

Barbara Möhlendick

Director of SmartCity Cologne, Germany

Owen Harvey

Remourban Project Manager for the City of Nottingham

Lisa Enarsson

Senior Project Manager, Environment and Health administration, Technical Project Manager ‘Grow Smarter’, Stockholm

Clara Callegaris

Smart City Unit Responsible ‘SharingCities’, Milano

Kaspar Alev

Analyst, Department of Municipal Property, SmartEnCity, Tartu

Marcel van Oosterhout

Business Director Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business RUGGEDISED Rotterdam

Inger Hanne Vikshåland

Communication Adviser - Stavanger Smart City and Triangulum at Stavanger municipality

Elisabeth Jorge Pascua

Project Manager Fomento de San Sebastian, Replicate

Manel Sanmarti

Research Energy Engineer Barcelona Area, Work package leader Low Energy Districts ‘GrowSmarter’, IREC

Julia Egenolf

Coordination Office for Climate Protection, City of Cologne, Work package leader Integrated Infrastructure ‘GrowSmarter’, City of Cologne

Kelly Watson

Research Associate, Manchester Urban Institute, University of Manchester.

Wouter Beelen

Manager Innovations | Energy | (smart) Mobility

Anton Ianakiev

Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University

Wolfgang B. Hoefs

Head of Sector "Strategic Planning and Communication" at European Commission - DG CONNECT

Dagfinn Wåge

Head of innovation at Lyse Group

Thomas Kruse

Strategist CIO office, IRIS, Utrecht

Julia Giradi-Hoog

Project Manager, Smarter Together, Vienna

Graham Colclough

Partner, Urban DNA

Alanus von Radecki

Head of Urban Governance Innovation; Fraunhofer IAO

Energy Conference


Ragnvald Nærø

Founder and CEO at Smart Energy Network

Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri

Director of the CIV:LAB and Co-Founder of Smart Cities New York

Joe Silver

Program Manager, Urban Future Lab / ACRE at NYC Tandon School of Engineering

Siri Kalvig

CEO, Nysnø Klimainvesteringer AS

Ingvald Erga

Environmental Manager, Avinor

Runa Haug Khoury

Director of Policy and Research, Bellona

Tim Jones

Programme Director, Future Agenda and ISPIM Fellow

KNowhow edtech conference


Jan Tore Sanner

Norwegian Minister of Education and Integration

Bharat Mediratta

Co-Founder, President and CTO, AltSchool

Olivier Crouzet

Dean of Studies, 42 born2code

Tove Bjørgaas

Former U.S. Correspondent, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

Morten Wensberg

Dean, Faculty of Performing Arts, University of Stavanger

Karen Ramsland

Group HR Advisor, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank

Riku Alkio


Tim Laning

Founder and Commercial Director, Grendel Games

Sylvia Libow Martinez

The maker movement, STEM advocate

Lasse Remmer

Lead Ambassador, Future Classroom Lab DK, University College Copenhagen

Tobias Heiberg

Senior Advisor, Future Classroom Lab DK, University College Copenhagen

Jorge Reyna Zeballos

Digital Media for Learning Scholar, University of Technology, Sydney AUS

Ben Kornell

VP of Growth, AltSchool

Ane Johnsen Lien

Professional Director and Sr. consultant, MNPF, Bjørnson

Anna Maria Rantapero-Laine

Project Manager, Smart Learning Environments for the Future, 6Aika

Pamela G. K. Sudmann

Adviser, Time Municipality

Knut Sebastian Tungland

Senior Advisor, Emerging Information Technologies, Equinor

Gaute Øvrebekk

Teacher in Science and a Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert, St. Svithun Upper Secondary School

Karl Roar Vigmostad

Department Manager, St. Olav Upper Secondary School

Johan Inge Weltzien

Teacher, Norwegian Language and an Ambassador for Digital Judgment, Sandnes Upper Secondary School

Bernt Soland

Teacher Civil Engineering, Godalen Upper Secondary School

Mari Linn Larsen

Video Producer, the University of Stavanger

Kåre Spanne

Media Engineer, University of Stavanger

Kristin Hjorthaug Urstad

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Stavanger

Silje Bisset-Nilsen

Teacher, Storevarden Primary School

Kristian Mathisen

Department Manager, Eberg Primary School, Trondheim Municipality

Eirik Jåtten

Principal, Revheim Secondary School

Ståle Tømmerås

Teacher and ICT Advisor, Rosenborg Secondary School, Trondheim Municipality

Sanna Reponen

CTO at Mehackit

Ingvild Rosenberg

Orchestra Mediator, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

Hege Hagland

Teacher, Revheim Secondary School

Håvard Gilja

Senior Adviser, Rambøll

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