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Three weeks to go folks and only two speakers left to be introduced!
Here’s the first of the two: Scott Galloway, a Clinical Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business and the founder of L2 a member-based business intelligence firm that benchmarks the digital performance of brands. He will be kicking off the #NBForum2016 event on Thursday, Oct 6th. Learn more about professor Galloway on our blog.
Professor Galloway will be talking about the death of the advertising industrial complex at Nordic Business Forum 2016.
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This time, our speaker of the week is Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull. Catmull has revolutionized the world of animation and built one of the most innovative and creative companies on earth. At #nbforum2016, he will talk about the culture of creativity. Learn more about him on our blog!
Ed Catmull, a computer scientist turned business leader, has sustained the creative talent and innovative legacy of Pixar Animations Studios for 30 years. At the event, he will share us his take on techniques and ideas on leading creative organizations. …
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This week we introduce the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Intercom, Des Traynor. He will speak at Nordic Business Forum on Thursday about creating a 'Product First Company'. Read more on our blog! http://bit.ly/2bdsuVz
Des Traynor, the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Intercom, will be speaking under the theme digitalization at Nordic Business Forum 2016. The Irish entrepreneur and strategist, Des Traynor, started his career after graduation in the University of Maynooth in …
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Here they are, the Top 20 Thinkers in Northern Europe.
The global and European business landscapes have changed since Nordic Business Report last evaluated the Nordic’s top thinkers in 2013. In spite of overall sluggish growth in advanced economies, pioneering business advocates in innovative sectors such as digital have bucked …
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This week's speaker is Peter Diamandis, the Founder of XPRIZE. XPRIZE is a company developing and managing incentive competitions to motivate groups around the world to innovate radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. He is also the Co-Founder of Human Longevity Inc, Planetary Resources, Space Adventures, Zero-Gravity Corporation and Singular University. Furthermore, he is the author of two New York Times Bestselling Books. Read more about Diamandis on our blog! http://bit.ly/2aoUGCB
At Nordic Business Forum 2016, Peter Diamandis will speak under the theme of digitalization.
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This week our speaker of the week is Tony Hawk, the most famous skateboarder in the world. He has won over 70 competitions and been crowned skateboarding world champion 12 years in a row. In addition to Hawk's impressive career as a skateboarder, he has also been able to create himself a successful brand with e.g. skateboards, clothing and video games. Read more about Hawk on our blog!
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“The issue is not how you make somebody creative, it is how you remove internal barriers and allow people to grow and to flower.” - Ed Catmull.
Edwin Catmull has blazed a trail as a computer scientist turned business leader who has sustained the creative talent and innovative legacy of Pixar Animations Studios for 30 years.
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Meet the speaker of the week, Seth Godin, the author of 18 books, many of which are bestsellers and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes and speaks about the way ideas spread, marketing, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might know Godin as the father of terms such as 'permission marketing' and 'linchpin'. Read more about Godin on our blog!
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We have a pleasure of introducing Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO of Innovation Norway and Thinkers 20 No. 7, as this week's speaker!

Anita is the last addition to the ‪#‎NBForum2016‬ lineup. She is the highest ranking woman on the Thinkers 20 ranking published today and in the event she will be speaking about digitalization.
Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO of Innovation Norway and No. 7 of Thinkers 20 joins Nordic Business Forum 2016 speakers. We are super excited to announce that our Nordic Business Forum 2016 speaker line-up is now complete. Anita Krohn Traaseth, who …
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Ending poverty is one of the missions of this week’s speaker Jessica Jackley. In 2005, Jackley co-founded Kiva, the world’s first peer to peer microlending website, which has loaned over $700 million from lenders to entrepreneurs across 206 countries. Get to know her inspiring story on our blog!
Jessica Jackley is a woman on a mission. Her pursuit to end poverty led her to co-found Kiva, the world’s first peer to peer microlending website. At Nordic Business Forum 2016 Jackley will tap into the theme of culture. Jackley co-founded Kiva in 2005 after hearing a speech by Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus, an …
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The third speaker of the week is Amy Chua, a bestselling author and a professor at Yale Law School. Her newest book 'The Triple Package: What Really Determines Success' explains what makes some groups perform better than others. You can read more about Chua on our blog.
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Meet the speaker of the week: Vineet Nayar!

Vineet Nayar is the former Chief Executive Officer of HCL Technologies, a $6 billion global information technology services company based in India. At HCLT he led a remarkable turnaround that saw the company exponentially multiply its revenues and income growth. Nayar is known for his unconventional management philosophy “Employees First, Customers Second”.

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The father of the world’s most modern management and the creator of the employees first philosophy, Vineet Nayar will be tapping into the theme of culture at Nordic Business Forum 2016. You may have heard the saying “Employees First, Customers Second”, but what you might not have known is that the man behind this philosophy …
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Nordic Business Forum Oy (Ltd.) is a business development company focusing on open business seminars. We organize and host some of the most significant open business seminars in Northern Europe. Our seminars bring many of the world’s most enlightening experts and thinkers to share their ideas on business today and in future. Our passion is to contribute to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and mindset.
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