Faculty

SingularityU Nordic’s faculty are a network of experts with significant breadth and depth across a wide range of topics, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, networks and computing, future of medicine, human centered design, exponential organizations and innovation in legacy organizations.

Our faculty help participants develop an exponential mindset and propel their organizations forward by providing a set of proven tools and frameworks not found elsewhere.

Experience our faculty by attending the SingularityU Sweden Summit, the SingularityU Nordic Executive Program, our module based talent program, designing a customized event with us or booking them for a private engagement.

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Our Expert Faculty

Alexander Hanff

Alexander Hanff

Alexander is a globally-respected expert and advocate for privacy and data ethics. He is the co-founder and CEO of Think Privacy, and comes from a uniquely diverse background in computer science, psychology, sociology, law and tech. He is regularly quoted by mainstream media on privacy issues, and serves as an advisor to the EU on privacy legislation, as well as a consultant for the FTC, the European Commission, the UK Home Office and other institutions on ePrivacy and surveillance.

Alexander Hanff

Faculty, Data Ethics. Globally respected expert and advocate for privacy, cyber security and data protection. Co-Founder and CEO of Think Privacy, an international privacy and data protection consultancy.

Laila Pawlak

Laila Pawlak

Laila is co-founder and CEO of SingularityU Nordic. She is also co-founder of co-working space DARE2mansion and the accelerator thinkubator. Laila is co-author of The Fundamental 4s - Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences in an Exponential World, has received the prestigious Experience Management Achievement Award, been recognized as top 100 most talented business executives in Denmark as well as nominated for entrepreneur of the year twice.

Laila Pawlak

Faculty, Impact Leadership and Customer Experiences. Co-Founder & CEO, SingularityU Nordic. Award-winning entrepreneur and international speaker on human-centered design and unapologetic customer perspectives.

Kris Østergaard

Kris Østergaard

Kris has more than 15 years experience researching organizational development, innovation processes and human motivation. Kris is a sought after speaker and facilitator with a deep focus on how to do innovation on the edge, and design for both incremental and radical innovation in legacy organizations. He is also a co-founder of the startup accelerator thinkubator, an angel investor and currently writing a book on Innovation in Legacy Organizations.

Kris Østergaard

Faculty, Innovation in Legacy Organization. Co-Founder and Chief Learning & Innovation Officer, SingularityU Nordic. Translator of bestselling business book Exponential Organizations and currently writing a book on innovation in legacy organizations.

Sahra-Josephine Hjorth

Sahra-Josephine Hjorth

Sahra is the co-founder and CEO of CanopyLAB, a leading adaptive learning company. She is the first PhD to research how emerging technologies and digital learning can be used to empower refugees and migrants. Sahra has used her expertise in converging technologies and adaptive learning to create a revolutionary learning platform that leverages the 40 different ways people learn, leading to an impressive course completion rate of 78%, compared to the 7% industry standard.

Sahra-Josephine Hjorth

Faculty, Future of Learning. Co-Founder and CEO of CanopyLAB, award-winning EdTech and AI company. First PhD to research how emerging technologies and particularly digital learning can empower refugees and migrants.

Jan Madsen

Jan Madsen

Jan Madsen is a professor in computer based systems at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Scie

Jan Madsen

Faculty, Networks and Computing. Professor at the computing department at the Technical University of Denmark with a research focus on computer systems. Internationally used expert on information and communication technology.

Isabelle Ringnes

Isabelle Ringnes

Isabelle Ringnes

Faculty, Diversity. Founder of TENK, a technology network for women which aims to inspire women and girls to shape our world’s future. Co-Founder of ‘Hunspanderer’ – an organization working to achieve real gender equality.

Lasse Birk Olesen

Lasse Birk Olesen

A blockchain entrepreneur since 2011, Lasse Birk Olesen co-founded Coinify which is one of the leading blockchain payment providers. Lasse consults governments around the world on blockchain technology and blogged for the largest Danish financial newspaper Børsen on how blockchain and other exponential technologies affect society and politics. Lasse also worked with The Seasteading Institute and Blueseed to create startup countries on the ocean.

Lasse Birk Olesen

Faculty, Blockchain Technologies. Co-Founder of Coinify, one of the world’s leading blockchain payment providers. Consults governments around the world on blockchain technology.

Patrick Halford

Patrick Halford

Patrick Halford

Faculty, Future of Mobility. Advisor to VC’s and startup board member in drone, healthcare, and AR/VR space. Building an airport and national drone innovation hub in Finland. Specialist in mobility cross-industry and business model innovation.

Carin Ism

Carin Ism

Carin is the Managing Director of the Global Challenges Foundation and spearheads the organisation’s work to develop solutions for global governance. She directs the world’s largest prize competition within the field of social sciences, awarding a 5 million USD prize for a new model on how to “rule the world” through improving global cooperation. She is also chairman of Effective Altruism Sweden, where she works to influence international development policy for the future.

Carin Ism

Faculty, Governance. Managing Director of the Global Challenges Foundation. Leads the work to identify and develop solutions for global governance. Directed the process to launch the world’s biggest prize competition is the social sciences.

Hannes Sjöblad

Hannes Sjöblad

Hannes is one of the founders of BioNyfiken, the Swedish Association of Biohackers, where he works to radically democratize access to powerful biotechnologies. He is also a biohacker and the Chief Disruption Officer at the Innovation Hub Epicenter Stockholm where he advises organizations on how to navigate the accelerating tech transformation. Hannes has been internationally recognized by among others Wired, CNN and BBC.

Hannes Sjöblad

Faculty, Biohacking. Works to radically democratize access to powerful biotechnologies. One of the world’s most quoted experts on biohacking. Head of strategic relations Sweden at SingularityU Nordic.

Anja Boisen

Anja Boisen

Anja Boisen is professor and Head of Centre of Excellence at the department of micro- and nanotechnology at th

Anja Boisen

Faculty, Nanotechnology. Professor and Head of Centre of Excellence at the department of nanotech at the Technical University Denmark. Award-winning researcher and one of the world’s top experts in micromechanics and nanotechnology.

Marcus Olsson

Marcus Olsson

Marcus Olsson is a virtual reality pioneer. He is the CEO and Co-founder of the virtual reality company SceneThere and former Lead Product Manager for the camera experience of the award-winning 41-megapixel camera phone “Lumia 1020” at Nokia. Marcus is passionate about the way technology can help us telling a story and make us connect with each other and he is the first person that shot a virtual reality movie in North Korea.

Marcus Olsson

Faculty, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. CEO and Co-Founder of the virtual reality company SceneThere. Shot the first VR movie in North Korea. Built several innovation teams at Nokia and Microsoft.

Anita Schjøll Brede

Anita Schjøll Brede

Anita is the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai, one of the world's top 10 artificial intelligence startups according to Fast Company. She is a highly sought after public speaker, one of Inspiring Fifty Nordic's most inspiring women in tech, twice TEDx speaker, 500 startups and TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield alumni and the first Norwegian to attend Singularity University's Global Solution Program in 2015.

Anita Schjøll Brede

Faculty, Artificial Intelligence. CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai, one of the top 10 artificial intelligence startups according to Fast Company. Sought after public speaker, one of Inspiring Fifty Nordic’s most inspiring women in tech.

Habib Frost

Habib Frost

Habib Frost is founder & CEO of Neurescue, developing a new intelligent medical device for the improved treatment of cardiac arrest and critical bleedings, which account for over 40% of deaths by heart diseases. Habib was elected Forbes 30 under 30 in Technology. He graduated as the youngest Medical Doctor in Denmark at the age of 23. In 2015, Habib attended Singularity University’s 10-week Flagship Program at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley.

Habib Frost

Faculty, Future of Medicine. Founder & CEO of Neurescue, developing a groundbreaking new treatment for cardiac arrest and critical bleedings. Elected Forbes 30 under 30 in Technology.

Lauri Reuter

Lauri Reuter

Lauri is Senior Specialist of Disruptive Technologies at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He has a passion for securing future food production and is an expert in cell biology, genetic engineering and protein production. He has been a commentator on the most-watched science program in Finland, and now frequently speaks about topics such as digital disruption of the supply chain and accelerating development in agriculture.

Lauri Reuter

Faculty, Future of Food. Ph.D. in biotechnology and academic background in cell biology, genetic engineering, and protein production. Specialist of Disruptive Technologies at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Thomas Ramsøy

Thomas Ramsøy

Thomas is the CEO of Neurons Inc. and one of the most influential scholars and practitioners within the field of applied neuroscience. He is on the board of several esteemed peer-reviewed journals and continues to regularly publish, actively striving to bring insights from science into business. With Neurons Inc, he prides himself in doing applied neuroscience how it’s supposed to be done: with transparency, validity and helpful insights and recommendations.

Thomas Ramsøy

Faculty, Neuroscience. CEO of Neurons Inc. and one of the most influential scholars and practitioners within the field of applied neuroscience. Board of several esteemed peer-reviewed journals. Publishes regularly, and actively strives to bring insights from science into business.

Erick Thürmer

Erick Thürmer

Faculty, Digital Manufacturing. Erick Thürmer is a trailblazer in the world of digital and additive manufactu

Erick Thürmer

Faculty, Digital Manufacturing. Transformed his family’s tool company “Thürmer” into an award winning digital and purpose-driven 3D business. Thürmer is also part of the 2020 European Horizon Framework Programme. Appointed member of the Danish Disruption Council.

Kim Escherich

Kim Escherich

Kim Escherich

Faculty, IoT and Smart Cities. Executive innovation architect at IBM. Has been architect behind some of the worlds largest IoT projects. Previously member of the IBM SWG CTO Team, a pan-european elite consulting organization focusing on public sector innovation.

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