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Courageous Leadership

25 - 26 SEPTEMBER, 2024
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This year's theme

Courageous Leadership

As a leader you have to be positive and brave, even if times are uncertain or even chaotic. You have to solve complex problems that nobody else has been able to solve. You have to be forward thinking, even without knowing how the future will be.

This resilience is the true spirit of leadership - turning tough times into opportunities. It's not just about handling risks; it's about welcoming change, imagining the future, and leading the way where others are hesitant to go.

We need leaders like you who dare to innovate, disrupt, and make a difference. It's a call for courageous leadership.

Be Bold. Be Courageous. Be There.

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SPEAKERS
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Adam Grant

Organizational psychologist at Wharton, author of 'Think Again' and host of the podcasts WorkLife & Re:Thinking. Ranked as the #2 World Management Thinker.
'Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things'
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Brené Brown

Research professor at the University of Houston, author of six #1 NYT bestsellers, and one of the world's top 5 most viewed TED talks.
'What Does It Mean to Dare to Lead'
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Mo Gawdat

Former Chief Business Officer of Google X, and Chief AI Officer of Flight Story. Author of ‘Scary Smart’, one of the earliest books written on the dangers of unregulated AI.
‘The AI Dilemma: Navigating Ethics in the Age of Innovation’
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Sanna Marin

Former Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin was appointed at the age of 34 and served as the youngest Prime Minister in the world at that time.
'The New Era of Leadership'
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Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Former player and Manager, Manchester United (2018-2021)
'Mastering the Game: Lessons in Leadership and Talent Development'
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Howard Yu

LEGO® Professor of Management and Innovation at the prestigious IMD in Switzerland. Ranked as one of the world's 50 most influential management thinkers.
'Creating a Future-Proof Organization'
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Erin Meyer

INSEAD Professor of Organizational Behavior, best-selling author of 'No Rules Rules' and 'The Culture Map'. Ranked among the world's top 50 leadership thinkers.
'How to Develop Innovative Multicultural Companies'
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Peter Hinssen

One of the most sought-after thought leaders in radical innovation, leadership, and the impact of digital trends on society and business. Lecturer at London Business School and MIT.
'Navigating Radical Innovation'
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Sahar Hashemi

One of the most engaging thought leaders on entrepreneurship and innovation in business. Co-founder of Coffee Republic and a best-selling author. Advisor on fostering creativity and innovation.
'Unlocking Start-up Culture in Big Business'
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Morten Hansen

Management Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and author, Morten is one of the world's most influential thinkers and experts in management performance.
'The Five Disciplines of Courageous Leaders'
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Mikko Hyppönen

Hyppönen is a global security authority and Chief Research Officer at WithSecure. Significantly, he serves on the EUROPOL advisory board, emphasizing his key role in European security.
'Why AI is Redefining Leadership'
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Lillian Gjerulf Kretz

Lillian is a distinguished Danish journalist and former U.S. correspondent for DR, Denmark's Broadcasting Corporation.
Moderator Main Stage
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Impact Stage Speakers

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Eli Moe-Helgesen

PwC

Angel Alexandrov

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Veronica Larsen

The Assessment Company

Daniel Eisenberg

Deel

Zairah Malik

Deloitte

Isabel Barroso-Gomez

Santander

Jacob Schram

Øyvind Kvalnes

BI Norwegian Business School

Erna Solberg

Høyre

Thor Gjermund Eriksen

Bane NOR

Oslo Business Forum 2024

Agenda

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Disclaimer: We reserve the right to make changes to the agenda.

VIP Sessions are for in-person VIP & Executive ticket holders only.

Networking Evening is for Conference Pass ticket holders only.

Main Stage

Networking Break

VIP

10:30

Doors open

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Area

Lunch & Impact Stage
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Session 1

12:00 - 13:30

Main Stage

'Embracing the Big Trends'
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12:00

Opening Show

12:00

Opening Show

12:15 35 min
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'Why AI is Redefining Leadership'

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Mikko Hyppönen
12:15 35 min

'Why AI is Redefining Leadership'

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Mikko Hyppönen
12:55 35 min
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'The AI Dilemma: Navigating Ethics in the Age of Innovation'

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Mo Gawdat
12:55 35 min

'The AI Dilemma: Navigating Ethics in the Age of Innovation'

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Mo Gawdat

Networking Break

13:30 - 14:30

Networking Area

Servings & Impact Stage
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Session 2

14:30 - 16:00

Main Stage

'Building a Courageous Culture'
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14:30 45 min
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'How to Develop Innovative Multicultural Companies'

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Erin Meyer
14:30 45 min

'How to Develop Innovative Multicultural Companies'

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Erin Meyer
15:15 45 min
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'What Does It Mean to Dare to Lead?'

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Brené Brown
15:15 45 min

'What Does It Mean to Dare to Lead?'

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VIP Session

16:15 - 17:00

Main Stage | VIP Session with Brené Brown

For VIP Pass holders only
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Networking Program

16:00 - 21:00

Afterwork, Networking Evening & VIP Evening

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Wednesday, September 25

12:15 - 12:55

Main Stage

'Why AI is Redefining Leadership'

As the CRO of a leading cyber security corporation, Mikko has been monitoring how cyber criminals work. Cyber Security companies have been a step ahead thanks to automation and AI, while criminals have been building their attacks manually. This is going to change, as new systems enable cyber criminals to have an easy access to the powers of fast-developing AI. 

Mikko will share his insight on the latest development of AI and its possible future. 

In this session you will:

  • Discover how AI is reshaping leadership roles and structures in 2024
  • Utilize AI for improved decision-making and innovation in leadership.
  • Navigate ethical considerations in integrating AI into leadership practices.
Wednesday, September 25

12:55 - 13:35

Main Stage

'The AI Dilemma: Navigating Ethics in the Age of Innovation'

After working for IBM and Microsoft, Mo landed a job at Google and helped start the platform in more than 50 emerging markets across the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. He then joined Google [X] as chief business officer and lived at the cutting edge of technology.

In this session you will learn: 

  • Where AI might be heading as a technology.
  • Ethical questions to consider as a business leader.
  • The role each of us and our businesses have to play to ensure that AI will be a driver for positive change.
Wednesday, September 25

14:30 - 15:15

Main Stage

'How to Develop Innovative Multicultural Companies'

Erin Meyer redefines leadership across cultures. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, Erin's insights are more crucial than ever. Her collaboration with Reed Hastings on 'No Rules Rules' and her solo masterpiece 'The Culture Map' have set new standards for managing multicultural teams and fostering innovation. Erin stands at the forefront of global business strategy, offering a blueprint for the future of workplace diversity.

In this session you will learn: 

In the era of globalization, innovation isn't just about technology — it's about understanding and integrating diverse cultural perspectives. With Erin, you'll embark on a journey to:

  • Master the art of leading across cultures with insight and empathy.
  • Build innovative, resilient teams that leverage diversity as a strength.
  • Transform cultural challenges into strategic opportunities for growth.
Wednesday, September 25

15:15 - 16:00

Main Stage

'What Does It Mean to Dare to Lead?'

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work.

Brené has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is the author of six #1 New York Times best sellers and is the host of two award-winning podcasts, Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.

Brené’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages. Her TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with over 60 million views.

Thursday, September 26

09:35 - 09:55

Main Stage

‘The New Era of Leadership’

Sanna Marin, esteemed as a global example of dynamic and progressive leadership, has held the distinguished honor of being one of the world’s youngest serving prime ministers in the world and Finland’s youngest ever. With a leadership style characterized by adaptability, inclusivity, and innovation, Marin's insights are profoundly relevant for executives and decision-makers. In a world where business landscapes are continuously evolving, her experience in navigating complex, multifaceted challenges while fostering an environment of collaboration and resilience offers invaluable learning.

Thursday, September 26

10:00 - 10:20

Main Stage

'Unlocking Startup Culture in Big Business'

Sahar will reveal how to infuse a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit into established companies. This session is crucial for anyone looking to inject innovation into their business practices, ensuring their organization is resilient, adaptable, and continuously evolving in the face of change.

  • Encourage an entrepreneurial mindset for continuous innovation and growth.
  • Master strategies to scale businesses from startups to established firms.
  • Understand how to lead in a way that promotes a culture receptive to change and innovation.
Thursday, September 26

10:20 - 11:00

Main Stage

'The Five Disciplines of Courageous Leaders'

Morten Hansen stands out with his unique blend of academic rigor and real-world business experience. Renowned for his evidence-based approach, he translates intricate research into actionable strategies. His best-sellers like “Great by Choice” and “Great at Work” are testaments to his expertise, making him a trusted voice for leaders seeking both theoretical depth and practical insight.

Hansen codifies the most actionable insights from his research to show how we can work smarter instead of harder. 

  • Focus on select activities with intense effort for maximum efficiency.
  • Apply "Work Smarter Practices" to enhance individual and team performance.
  • Assess and leverage your work strengths and weaknesses for continuous improvement.
Thursday, September 26

12:15 - 12:50

Main Stage

'Creating a Future-Proof Organization'

The mind behind the award-winning bestseller LEAP and Director of IMD’s Advanced Management Program, brings his expertise to the Oslo Business Forum. With a rich background from his early days in Hong Kong to his doctoral studies at Harvard Business School, Yu has consistently bridged the gap between academia and the global business landscape. His work, recognized by prestigious awards from EFMD and Thinkers50, has influenced some of the world’s leading companies.

At IMD, Howard Yu spearheads the Advanced Management Program, a role that afforded him unique insights into the challenges and opportunities in the modern business environment. His thought leadership, regularly featured in Forbes and Harvard Business Review, delves into the critical aspects of innovation and sustainability in business practices.

At Oslo Business Forum he will unveil the key strategies for 'Creating a Future-Proof Organization'. This talk is a must-attend for leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the complexities of the contemporary business world, ensuring their organizations not only survive but thrive in an era of unprecedented change.

In this session you will learn:

  • Master technological innovation and strategic change for sustained growth.
  • Use the Future Readiness Indicator to ensure long-term success by being future-ready.
  • Transform and adapt traditional models to thrive in a changing market.
Thursday, September 26

12:50 - 13:30

Main Stage

'Navigating Radical Innovation'

Peter Hinssen is more than just an expert; he's a guide through the storm of big changes. With five top-selling books, including 'The Phoenix and The Unicorn' and 'The Day After Tomorrow', Peter stands out as a key voice on how businesses can survive and grow in times of major shifts. His advice helps companies reinvent themselves over and over, emerging stronger every time.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to transform your company to face changes.
  • Ways to create a strong, innovative team culture.
  • Tools for turning tech disruptions into advantages.
Thursday, September 26

14:30 - 15:15

Main Stage

'Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things'

Adam Grant isn’t just an organizational psychologist — he's a revolution in the way we approach success. Imagine completely shifting your perspective on work, creativity, and ambition. That's what Adam does. Best known for his groundbreaking book, Think Again, and his captivating TED Talks, which millions have tuned into, Adam is the voice for the next era of business thinking.

In 2024, success isn't about grinding harder — it's about thinking smarter. With Adam, you won't just learn; you'll evolve. His insights will empower you to:

  • Navigate change with confidence and agility.
  • Cultivate a culture of innovation and continuous growth.
  • Transform challenges into opportunities for unparalleled success.

.. and much more!

Thursday, September 26

15:20 - 15:50

Main Stage

'Mastering the Game: Lessons in Leadership and Talent Development'

This session is a must for anyone aiming to elevate their leadership game. Solskjær's journey offers valuable lessons on achieving success through perseverance, teamwork, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. In this session, you will learn more about:

  • Leadership insights: Discover Solskjær's approach to guiding teams to success through strategic leadership and empathy.
  • Talent development: Learn tactics for nurturing top talent, with lessons applicable beyond sports.
  • Resilience and success: Understand how to foster a winning mindset and adaptability in challenging times.
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Conference Pass

12995 NOK 10995 NOK +VAT
  • Two-day conference pass to Oslo Business Forum
  • Supporting Event Materials
  • Recordings available for 365 days*
  • All-inclusive catering
  • Access to Afterwork

*A. Grant available 6 months and B. Brown available 3 months.

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Online Pass

4995 NOK 1995 NOK +VAT
  • Two-day online pass
  • Supporting Event Materials
  • Recordings available for 365 days*

*A. Grant available 6 months and B. Brown available 3 months.

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VIP Pass

19995 NOK +VAT
  • Two-day VIP pass to Oslo Business Forum
  • Supporting Event Materials
  • Recordings available for 365 days*
  • All-inclusive catering
  • Access to Afterwork
  • VIP Session with Brené Brown
  • VIP Session with Adam Grant
  • VIP Seating
  • VIP Evening

*A. Grant available 6 months and B. Brown available 3 months.

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