PRESS RELEASE: Amazon Executive, Dr. Werner Vogels is coming to Oslo Business Forum this spring

CTO of Amazon, Dr. Werner Vogels, will be the headliner for Oslo Business Forum in April. "We are looking forward to hearing more about how one of the world's largest companies is innovating," says founder and CEO of Oslo Business Forum, Christoffer Omberg.

Amazon is perhaps best known for having revolutionized online retailing. From starting as an online book store in 1995, the company has become one of the world's largest companies measured in market value. By 2018, only Apple was bigger.

This spring, CTO of Amazon, Dr. Werner Vogels, will attend Oslo Business Forum as the headliner and talk about how Amazon still innovates. He will share the stage with world-class speakers such as the CNN profile, Richard Quest, the Swedish Professor Kjell Nordström, Kate Darling from MIT, serial entrepreneur and public speaker Peter Hinssen, as well as the CEO of Google Sweden, Anna Wikland.

“Dr. Werner Vogels is one of the world's foremost speakers within technological development of one of the world's largest and most innovative companies, Amazon. We are looking forward to hearing him on stage in April,” CEO Christoffer Omberg in Oslo Business Forum said.

In the past, international profiles such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Garry Kasparov, Randi Zuckerberg and former US President Barack Obama have spoken at Oslo Business Forums conferences.

See the entire program for the Digital Leadership Conference here!

Future leaders must understand the technological development

Oslo Business Forum’s next conference, Digital Leadership, will be held at X Meeting Point at Hellerudsletta. And there is a good reason for the conference theme.

"We have gathered some of the world’s foremost, and most talented professors, serial entrepreneurs and business leaders. They bring new insights into what is happening globally and help business leaders to see the opportunities in front of them. The business community needs leaders with an understanding of how technological developments change business models and how a new generation of employees requires another form of corporate culture,” Omberg said.

This is some of the reasons why Omberg and his team chose Digital Leadership as the theme for Oslo Business Forum’s next conference.

“Just watch how Amazon, Google and Facebook have seized the opportunities. To ensure understanding of the technology development among business leaders, it requires that those on top have some understanding and ability to make strategic decisions based on this," concludes Omberg.

These are some of the new speakers coming to Oslo Business Forum in April:

  • Dr. Werner Vogels, CTOof Amazon

  • Bessie Lee, entrepreneur and CEO of Withinlink

  • Dr. Eliza Filby, a lecturer at King's college and author

  • Pellegrino Riccardi, cultural expert and motivator

  • Anna Kirah, design anthropologist and psychologist

  • Henrik Müller-Hansen, CEO of Gelato

  • Hilde Tonne, CIO of the Ramboll Group

Please contact Christoffer Omberg, cheif executive officer of Oslo Business Forum, Christoffer Omberg or Communications Manager, Daniel Gauslaa for further information: 

Christoffer Omberg:

+47 984 02 550 


Daniel Gauslaa

+47 905 29 917