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60+ International & Norwegian speakers on 7 stages at OBDD 2018. We will be updating the speakerlist continuously, launching the initial speaker line-up in January so please check back for updated program here every day!

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Tuesday 13th of March, 2018

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PER ANDERS WAALER, CTO, PARTNER AND OWNER OF VISMA BWISE

Speech: Large amounts of data? How to detect business-critical deviations in your data using AI and machine learning

In this speech, Per Anders Waaler from Visma bWise tells you how to detect irregularities in your data using machine learning and artificial intelligence without coding a single code line.

Per Anders Waaler is an experienced pre-sales and architect. He enjoy complex sales cycles and projects. He is also Co-founder of several successful companies, among them Visma bWise and Comperio. His specialties is Business intelligence and search.

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CHRISTIAN LAINS, CEO OF ETHEOS

Speech: Creating scalable blockchain application on EOS

EOS is the first decentralized operating system to support scalable blockchain applications. It builds on technology pioneered by Daniel Larimer through blockchain projects BitShares and Steemit. The ICO has raised over a billion dollars to date that will be allocated to projects that build on the platform. Etheos is a blockchain application ecosystem that will accelerate funding, development and deployment of EOS applications.

Christian is the CEO of etheos and graduated from the University of Oslo with a masters degree in Philosophy. He is a keen futurist and has investigated the potential and implications of blockchain technology since 2011.

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NILS ROALD, SALES LEAD ADVANCED THREAT - NORTHERN EUROPE AT CISCO

Speech: Why size matters in cybersecurity

Why size matters in cybersecurity. The security industry has introduced a range of methods depending on big data to fight advanced cyber-attacks. Nils will talk about how large global datasets can fuel Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and other complex algorithms to detect never-before-seen attacks against corporations and organization. One example is a big data engine that can detect more than 99% of malicious codes in encrypted network traffic, without decrypting the traffic.

With a background from several international System Integrators and vendors in addition to a long career in both large and small resellers in Norway, IT infrastructure and security has been a common theme throughout his career. From initially only working on creating solutions that gave the best availability, the field of work and the industry has changed to balance the availability of information and protect the same information from theft or accidental loss. This is a daily exciting knife-edge balancing act, but very necessary. Nils has security vendor background as Country Manager for Fortinet and Trend Micro before joining Cisco. 

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GEIR K. ENGDAHL, CO-FOUNDER AND CTO AT COGNITE

Speech: Digital Twin project for Aker BP

Geir will speak about Cognite 's work with Aker BP on developing Digital Twins of operational data with 3D models, engineering information and streaming data from 200,000 IoT sensors.

As CTO, Geir leads the R&D department in developing the Cognite industrial IoT data platform. Geir was founder and CEO/CTO at Snapsale, a machine learning classifieds startup that was acquired by Schibsted. Prior to this, he worked three years as senior software engineer at Google in Canada, where he worked on machine learning for AdWords and AdSense, resulting in the Conversion Optimizer product. Geir has an MSc in computational science from the University of Oslo, and has won a silver medal from the International Olympiad in Informatics.

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JON BØHMER, FOUNDER & CEO AT OASIS

Speech: Organizing cooperatives on Blockchain

Oasis uses blockchain to help organise and operate cooperatives. The 2.8 million cooperatives globally play a major role in development, but are still operating on paper. Oasis allows cooperates to crowd fund projects and use smart contracts to simplify operations.

Founded his first multimedia/TV software company (Scala) as a teenager in 1987 and have founded two more companies in the same space. His speciality is in seeing market needs ahead of most others, then combining different technologies into user friendly, cost effective products. For his designs and ideas to become reality he assemble experts in a variety of fields - Has had the pleasure of finding and working with hundreds of super smart people in his career, all over the world. In about 2000 he started to be interested in solar energy and in 2006 he started Kyoto Energy Ltd. in Kenya. They moved to Africa in 2008 and solving energy poverty is the main mission in his life, although being one of the pioneers of multimedia means he is very likely to pop up with something new in that field as well.

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BJORN ZACHRISSON, CEO AT HARMONY CHAIN

Speech: Global Monetary Reset 3.0 vs. Blockchain

Global Monetary Reset 3.0 vs. Blockchain Patents: 1) In 1834 then bankrupt England confiscated 1000 year Stick Accounting, to cancel English war debts. 2) In 1971 USA abolished Gold Backing of US$ Notes. 3) In 2018 Goverment and LISTED Companies are bringing back Blockchain Asset Backed currencies. Patents are the Moat that protect the Castle according to Warren Buffet. PayPal applied for patents in march 2018.

Board Member and CEO Bjorn Zachrisson is the inventor of the Blockchain Patent applications currently pending with the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (part of the Patent Cooporation Treaty comprising 152 countries in the world). He is also the Chairman of Norsk Hedge Fond AS.

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AUKE HUNNEMAN, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT BI NORWEGIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL

Speech: Big Data, Big Biases - A Critical View

Big data, big biases? Even though Big Data has led and will continue to lead to significant changes in the way we do business, some critical notes also have surfaced recently. I believe it is fair to nuance the sometimes overly optimistic expectations about the benefits of Big Data. In this talk, I will call for a cautious and a little skeptic approach to Big Data. I discuss several possible limitations associated with the use of Big Data. These limitations are due to problems with the analytical tools and due to human biases (and how they play together). 

Auke Hunneman is Associate Professor at the Marketing Department of BI Norwegian Business School. He earned his PhD in 2011 from the University of Groningen. His research has appeared in high-quality marketing journals like the Journal of Retailing and the Journal of Business Research. Auke's research interests include retailing, social networks, (spatial) econometric models, and, more generally, marketing accountability.

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ALEXANDER VAAGAN, CHIEF DATA SCIENTIST AT INMETA CONSULTING

Speech: Machine Learning - What's hot!

Machine Learning - What's hot! Alexander will talk about Machine Learning applied to real customer scenarios and show examples of results from customer cases in both private and public sector. He will also elaborate on scenarios and algorithms that are trending and hot currently, what they can achieve today, and what we could expect in the near future.

Alexander Vaagan has been working with Machine Learning and Deep Learning since 2009 and today has the role of Chief Data Scientist at Inmeta. He was also the initiator of Inmeta's focus on ML and AI.

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JANICKE RASMUSSEN, DEAN MSC PROGRAMMES AT BI NORWEGIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL.

Speech: Big Data - Big value? A welcoming note from the Dean

Big Data - Big value? A welcoming note from the Dean, focusing on the importance of theoretical framework when using data in the process of creating value.

Janicke Rasmussen is the Dean for all the MSc programmes at BI Norwegian Business School. She is also Associate Professor at the Department of Accounting, auditing and Business Analytics. She was awarded her PhD from Cass Business School in London in 2010, and have workexperience from a variety of Companies before starting at BI Norwegian Business School in 2000. 

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SVEIN OLAF OLSEN, CEO & CO-FOUNDER AT ANZYZ TECHNOLOGIES

Speech: Topic Tba

Svein Olaf Olsen has a MA in Special Needs Pedagogy and Communication from Statens Spesiallærerhøyskole, now University of Oslo. Olsen has worked as CEO in various different industries, such as transport, tourism, property development, industrial sectors, telecom and IT. Furthermore, he has founded several companies in Scandinavia, Africa and Central Asia. In addition, Olsen has experience from working as a journalist at both Nye Sørlandet and Aftenposten. He has served on numerous company boards, and is currently Chairman of Taslobe and board member of Anzyz Technologies. Together with Professor Ole-Christoffer Granmo, Olsen founded Anzyz Technologies AS in 2014. 

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STEFAN MÅNSBY, VP INNOVATION AT BASEFARM

Speech: "Disrupted": Are we being disrupted by advances in AI and machine learning?

"Disrupted": Are we being disrupted by advances in AI and machine learning? What will the company of tomorrow look like? How do you best work together with an AI in your team? These are questions best answered through a new way of thinking, AI thinking…

Stefan Månsby is an evangelist at Basefarm, for more than 13 years now. At the interface of business, for the past years Stefan and his international team has been researching and commercialising new business applications within cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Besides that, he gives guest lectures and engages in a select few startups. The time left, is filled with photography and digital music production. 

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HODA AMEL ABDALLA, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT TACTIC™ REAL-TIME MARKETING

Speech: The Value of Privacy: How advertisers can build transparency with the GDPR

Hoda Amel Abdalla is an international adtech specialist, with comprehensive experience in dynamic and data-driven advertising. She has helped several Fortune 500 brands to successfully optimize their digital and creative content strategies. Focusing on global growth, she leads consumer privacy and ensures successful client relations as the Chief Operating Officer at TACTIC Real-Time Marketing.

Prior to TACTIC, Hoda was the Director of Communications for the nonprofit organization Federation for Internet Alerts (FIA), and the Creative Operations Manager of Technology at Conversant Media, an Alliance Data company. Hoda received a Master's of Science in Information Technology from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.

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TORULF MOLLESTAD PH.D, CHIEF CONSULTANT AT THE ANALYTICS DEPARTMENT AT ACANDO NORWAY

Speech: Revealing Unwarranted Access to Sensitive Data in Health Analytics

Revealing Unwarranted Access to Sensitive Data: A Scenario-based Approach In Norwegian organisations, hundreds of million lookups are made yearly. Much of this activity addresses sensitive data, the access to which is highly restricted and disallowed for any but those having a clear need for that information. For instance, in a hospital domain, a doctor has the need to access patient data that is needed and relevant to treatment, whereas a hospital secretary will at any point access information about a large number of patients. In both situations it may be reasonably defended that the employee has a genuine need to access data about the patient, albeit different types of data. However, if your neighbour works in your local hospital and it is revealed that this person knows details of your health information without apparent reason, there may be grounds to suspect that this information has been accessed in dishonest ways. How, then, may we reveal employees that access and read data that they have no reason to consult, and thereby abuse the trust given to them? In this presentation we present a method developed in cooperation with Oslo University Hospital. We analysed a large amount of lookup data and were able to prioritise them according to their likelihood of being illicit. The method has proven to be valid and has been chosen as a base for a planned solution of information security in Norwegian health organisations. 

Torulf Mollestad, Ph.D is a Chief Consultant at the Analytics department at Acando Norway, He has worked with a number of different types of analytics problems within a range of industries, including financial, telco, petroleum/process as well as public services.

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ESPEN BRANDT-KJELSEN, SOLUTION ARCHITECT AT MICROSOFT

Speech: Getting Intelligent with Microsoft's Cognitive Services

Getting Intelligent with Microsoft's Cognitive Services. Microsoft has been doing work to make AI features like vision, speech, and natural language commands accessible to developers across the world for quite some time now. AI is positioned to become a pillar of the next generation of software technologies. With Microsoft’s Cognitive Services, developers can build apps and services that detect, interpret and gain insights in human like ways without requiring a dedicated team of AI experts.

At Microsoft Espen is dedicated to helping customers achieve their analytics and data processing goals using Microsoft's data platform. He is an experienced architect and public speaker. He is a hands on developer who loves data wrangling and extract valuable insights from data using advanced analytics, machine learning and AI.

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KJETIL HALVORSEN, MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT AT VISMA BWISE

Speech: Bringing «intelligence» back into BI

With the commoditization of deep analytics (machine learning, AI) there is increased access to these tools in the business intelligence space. In this session we will take a look at how deep analytics may be applied in the workflow for both the analyst and casual user.

Kjetil Halvorsen holds a MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management (NTNU) and a MBA in International Business. He is passionate about how technology can help drive insight. He has helped tens of global industry leaders across the World develop their digitalization roadmap. Kjetil has also co-lead the development of FAST’s and Microsoft’s big data analytics platform. At bWise he works as an advisor and architect for data analytics solutions.

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ASU DENIZ, PRINCIPAL SOLUTION SPECIALIST DATA AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MICROSOFT

Speech: MedTech & AI, Changing the Healthcare landscape in Norway

In this session you will learn how AI can be the answer to solve world's problems by making it available for wide audiences especially in Healthcare. You will also understand future challenges related to AI and how to address them with ethical considerations. Asu will cover practical use cases & success stories from Healthcare at Microsoft and show what is available on Azure for Advanced Analytics and AI.

Asu Deniz is a Data&AI Advisor at Microsoft Norway. She helps Microsoft customers through their digital transformation journey on Cloud using new emerging technologies such as AI and IOT.

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HEINE KROG IVERSEN, CHIEF INNOVATION & STRATEGY OFFICER, FOUNDER AT TIMEXTENDER - DISCOVERY HUB®

Speech: Data driven desicion making: Master data management, governance and security

Heine Krog Iversen is very committed to making computer-driven decisions quickly, safely and with the heart. Time will be used for what's important, and TimeXtender is known for its unique DNA and culture, based on mindfulness, calm and focus - "because time matters".

Heine Krog Iversen is CEO of TimeXtender and founder of the business. He has been leading the construction of a global network with more than 150 partners since 2005, and today the company has 2,700 customers in 74 countries. TimeXtender is the world's leading provider of technology that ensures an agile and compliant data base for analytics.

As a industry leader, he has helped to improve knowledge of the whole mindset behind automation, the value of agility around Data Discovery and the benefits of a Discovery Hub®, rather than the more classic approach to automation and structuring of data.

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RUNE ELVRUM, COO & CO-FOUNDER AT CLOUDXTRACT

Keynote Speech: How to empower SME's globally with Superpowers.

The CloudXtract ambition is to provide superpowers to the SME sector by delivering Big Data and AI. Our story will emphasize the possibilities made with the digital transformation of the global markets. Grab the opportunities in the altering business models for all parties in the industry.

Rune is an experienced intrapreneur and business development manager with a passion for the SME sector. Dedicated to change the world- by utilizing technology smart. He has a systems engineer background from HPE and former Head of IaaS in Dustin Group.

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FRODE STRAND, CIO AT KVÆRNER

Keynote Speech: Machine Learning & IoT as part of the Kværner Digitalisation Strategy

Frode Strand is head of IT in Kvaerner, a leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company, which delivers complete oil and gas offshore platforms and onshore process plants to operators and other customers. Frode Strand brings the the understanding of how technology affords business development. Machine Learning & IoT is essential components in Kværner's Digitalisation Strategy.

Frode has more than 25 years of experience as an IT professional, having worked in several industries, ranging from Financial services, through Telecom, to Oil & Gas. Frode holds a Master of Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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DR. KALAIVANI CHELLAPPAN, SR. LECTURER & RESEARCHER AT UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA (UKM, KUALA LUMPUR)

Speech: Being data-driven is not all about technology alone: Big Data Success Starts With Graduate Empowerment through Industry-Academia Collaboration.

KALAIVANI CHELLAPPAN (PHD) IS A SENIOR LECTURER IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING AT FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & BUILT ENVIRONMENT UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA AND HEAD OF HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION RESEARCH GROUP & GRADUATE SKILL EMPOWERMENT GROUP

Big Data Success Starts With Graduate Empowerment through Industry-Academia Collaboration. Being data-driven is not all about technology alone. While technology is indeed important, being data-driven actually spans many different areas, including people, big data processes, access, a data-driven culture and more. In order to be successful with big data and analytics, companies need fundamentally empower graduates. The commitment to big data was far more apparent at companies where an industry – academia collaboration initiated to develop and empower graduates in related domain knowledge and analytical skills. 

Dr. Kalai is a researcher cum lecturer with consulting engagement on electronics, data modeling and analytics and healthcare models. Her areas of expertise also include bio-signal and image analytics, internet of things, design thinking, open innovation, technopreneurship as well as the impact of data on IR 4.0 human capital development. Kalai has consistently published in data modeling and analytics, sensor modeling and Healthcare Engineering and her research has been covered in national news media. She conducts training/tutorial on industrial automation ranges from sensor modeling, embedded system design, wireless and mobile application development, cloud data analytics and design thinking for both academia and industries. She also conduct summer camp on Internet of Things & Industry 4.0 Automation since 2016. Kalai has 20 years of technical human capital development experience from both private and public institutions not limited to Malaysian graduates.

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AUDUN ABELSNES, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF TECHSTARS ENERGY

SPEECH: "Structural Innovation", including just how essential the coupling between start-ups and big corporates are

Audun Abelsnes is the Managing Director of Techstars Energy in partnership with Statoil, Kongsberg and McKinsey For several years, Audun Abelsnes has been part-responsible for the master-level course "New Venture Creation" (5th year) at BI Norwegian Business School (one of the Top50 business schools in Europe). He also founded and sold one company and he has been instrumental in funding and scaling up a medical diagnostic company.

Audun has spent several years in PWC management consulting and holds Master of Science in International Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School and City University in London.

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WILLIAM BRAATHEN, SALES DIRECTOR AT BITVIS AS (ACANDO)

Speech: The Mars 2020 Rover Project - Challenges in real-time data processing

Mars 2020 Rover - Challenges in realtime data processing of Mars’s subsurface Curiosity and the search for knowledge bring us further into space, closer to the Sun and closer to all the plants in our solar system. Of several attempts on Mars landings with unmanned spacecraft, seven have been successful. As we have gained more knowledge and developed new technology, we are also becoming more curious about the geology on Mars, and if this planet is habitable in the future. With the latest discoveries of large amounts of water and ice in the Mars suburb, the next mission, due to launch in 2020, will be the primary mission to find evidence of old life on the planet. However, building instrumentation for these missions isn´t straight forward.

Bitvis AS, a company in the Acando group, is specialised in FPGA and embedded software development. William Braathen is the head of Sales & Marketing in Bitvis, offering design services to leading technology driven industries in Norway covering Oil & Gas, ultra high speed Data Communication, Medical-, Space- and Defence industry. Bitvis is using a proven methodology and has developed a unique and efficient set of verification tools to secure quality in mission critical applications and spacecrafts.

William has broad experience from the electronics industry. Based on an education in cybernetics and microelectronics from the Informatics at the University in Oslo, he started his career with electronics R&D, project management and ASIC development for military radio in Kongsberg Defence Communications. He has held positions as Technical Manager and Sales Director for a company developing ATEX certified wet stock control systems. And has also a background from Business Development within electronics distribution in Arrow Electronics.

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NICHOLAS VANDREY, HEAD OF DATA PRODUCT AT FUNDERBEAM

Speech: How Big Data and Blockchain are Changing the Future of Funding

How Big Data and Blockchain are Changing the Future of Funding. An overview of how Funderbeam is utilizing two emerging technologies to disrupt traditional early stage investment.

Nicholas has vast experience with leveraging machine learning and data solutions to solve real world problems. He is in charge of leading the development of Funderbeam's data intelligence & analytics platform through a combination of strategic partnerships, data mining, and statistical analysis.

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Nader Aeinehchi, Senior Architect at Skatteetaten (Norwegian Tax Administration)

SPEECH: "Cradle to Grave Blockchain"

"Cradle to Grave Blockchain" is a model for an ecosystem of solutions and services revolved around the "person". We build upon inhabitants' absolute trust in his/her ownership of data and control over the entire ecosystem. No backdoors! In "Cradle to Grave Blockchain", the person is as an equally strong part in the interaction with Public Administration and Private Sector. Blockchain is a new journey for us in Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten), and we would like to share our thoughts and experience with you.

Nader Aeinehchi works as architect in Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten). Currently, he is interested in the application of Blockchain technology as well as Artifial Intelligence in secured identity management, data quality, personal data protection and cryptocurrency. Earlier, Nader worked as the initial architect for modernization of Norway's National Public Registry (Folkeregisteret). Until 2013, Nader worked as chief architect in Evry. He has experience from Public Sector, Bank & Finance and Telecom.

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DIMITRIS POLYCHRONOPOULOS, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPECIALIST

Dimitris will be moderating the Round-Table discussion at the Tech Invest Track at OBDD 2018 (The Investor Breakfast Club III)

Dimitris and the local team is establishing the Founder Institute in Oslo to help early stage tech startups with structure, network and mentorship to get them off on the right track. Since 9 January Dimitris has been leading startup events in Oslo to help entrepreneurs network and learn skills to help them launch successful companies.

The Founder Institute is a Silicon Valley Startup Accelerator in more than 170 cities across six continents. Dimitris completed an MBA at BI Norwegian Business School and participated in the module on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Dimitris will be moderating the Round-Table discussion at the Tech Invest Track at OBDD 2018 (The Investor Breakfast Club III)

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STEINAR SVALESEN, DIRECTOR CORPORATE FINANCE AT BERINGER FINANCE

SPEECH: Investments in disruptive early-stage and transformational growth companies

Over 25 years of track-record from mobile and digital businesses. Steinar has international management experience from leading telecom operators and infrastructure providers such as Nortel, Ericsson and Telenor as well as extensive management consulting experience from consulting companies PA Consulting, Teleplan and Core Group. His focus more recently has been on business development and investments in disruptive early-stage and transformational growth companies. Steinar serves on the board of various early-stage Scandinavian technology companies.

He has earned a M.Sc. in Computer Science, Texas A&M University with a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University

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ANTONIO GRASSO, CEO & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SPECIALIST | INFLUENCER | SPEAKER AT DIGITAL BUSINESS INNOVATION SRL (ITALY)

SPEECH: Digital Transformation for SME's

Antonio Grasso has engaged Digital Innovation projects for Public Sector and Private Companies from the far 2001. He is the founder and CEO of an Italian start-up company: Digital Business Innovation Srl that is an Innovative Start-up recognized by Italian Law 179/2012 active in the Research & Development of Digital Innovation Projects for small and medium businesses.He is watching close the IoT development and he has designed an innovative framework in the Cloud that can manage IoT device communication using RESTful architecture.

Antonio is a ranked Top 10 Digital Tranformation Thought-Leader and Influencer by Kcore Analytics

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KIMBERLY LEIN-MATHISEN GENERAL MANAGER, MICROSOFT NORWAY

SPEECH: Keys to Digital Transformation - A Microsoft Roadmap.

 Kimberly Lein-Mathisen joined Microsoft on September 1, from Orkla Home & Personal Care, where she led the transformation of the company into the leading Nordic branded consumer goods company and expanded its rapidly growing International business. She began her career with Procter & Gamble where she led manufacturing operations in the beauty care and paper divisions, and then went on to co-found Appear Networks, a Swedish provider of enterprise mobility software solutions. Following that, she joined Eli Lilly, a top 10 global pharmaceutical company where she held several senior leadership positions, including Managing Director Norway, General Manager Germany, and Vice-President and head of Lilly’s global alliance in diabetes with German company, Boehringer Ingelheim.

Kimberly has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of NHST, owner of the leading business newspaper in Norway, Dagens Næringsliv, and Meda AB, a Swedish-based global specialty pharmaceutical company.  She has also served on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce both in Norway and in Germany for several years.

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ANDERS H. LIER, CHAIRMAN OF EXP GROUP AND NORDIC IMPACT.

SPEECH 1.: Be Exponential: Empower a global community with the mindset, skillset, and network to create an abundant future. (Plenary Session)

SPEECH 2.: Impact Investing in the Nordics (Tech Invest Track)

Nordic Impact invests in early stage technology startups with a positive impact on society and support projects that accelerate social entrepreneurship. 

Anders was the CEO of Enoro during 2015 and 2016. Enoro is a software provider of Smart Energy management, offering a complete software chain in the meter-to-cash portfolio of small to large energy utilities. Enoro brings 25 years of experience in delivering smart energy solutions to more than 400 customers across Europe. 

Anders has been the CEO for Itera Consulting and Executive Vice President for the Itera group. Prior to joining Itera in 2010, he held executive positions at Capgemini both in Norway and at European level for more than a decade. He started his career at Dun & Bradstreet after completing a BA at BI Norwegian Business School. He also has an Executive MBA from Norwegian School of Economics, is a Singularity University Alumni and has completed several programs at Les Fontaines in France. 

Anders also has a long-standing engagement with Innovation Forum Norway, Seema and Naandi Foundation in India. 

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ALEXANDRA GUNDERSON, DATA SCIENTIST, ARUNDO ANALYTICS

SPEECH: Building & Deploying Datascience models in the Oil & Gas sector

Arundo helps heavy asset industries in oil & gas and maritime sector improve their operations with a  platform which enables building & deploying of data science models. 

Arundo Analytics’ proprietary technology for asset-intensive industries uses big data and machine learning techniques to analyze your assets’ data in order to predict likely failures and improve your operations. Asset-intensive industries are plagued with cost challenges due to unplanned downtime and periodic maintenance operations. Modern industrial assets are increasingly instrumented with myriad sensors constantly generating massive amounts of data, yet industry's ability to make use of that data has not kept up. In response to the clear market need for turning data into value, the Arundo team of industry veterans has developed advanced analytics products that let you leverage the data sources you already have to provide actionable intelligence. Arundo helps you make operational and maintenance decisions that make a real difference to your bottom line.

Alexandra Gunderson is a data scientist at Arundo Analytics Inc. Her background is in mechanical engineering and applied numerical methods.

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THOMAS HJELDE THORESEN, DATA SCIENCE / MACHINE LEARNING CONSULTANT AT NORCONSULT INFORMASJONSSYSTEMER AS & FUNDATOR

SPEECH: The ultimate ROI - Saving lives with Big Data

The ultimate ROI - Saving lives with Big Data More than 70 vessels run aground in Norwegian waters each year. The Norwegian Coastal Administration collects AIS-messages from almost all vessels sailing in Norwegian Waters. This translates to a huge amount of data, waiting to be exploited. Fundator set out to create the ultimate ROI. We wanted to use this Big Data to save lives? The results are extremely promising, and a pilot is soon to be launched at a Vessel Traffic Service-Centre. 

Thomas is a Data Science / Machine Learning specialist at Norconsult Informasjonssystemer AS avd. Fundator in Trondheim. He is edicated to extracting valuable insights from Big Data, and communicating these insights effectively to decision makers and stakeholders. Engaged in competitive machine learning, achieving top 1% results in Kaggle Competitions and 3rd place in TEXATA Big Data World Championships, in Texas, Nov 2017.

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DON BRANCATO , GLOBAL CHIEF TECHNOLOGIST/EA - IOT AT MICROFOCUS

SPEECH: Requirements for delivering near real-time value to global markets

Business leaders today are tasked with delivering near real-time value to global markets faster and more reliably than ever before. The harvesting of sensor and IoT devices, requires an understanding of latency minimization, interoperability, and costs to assure business value and relevancy.

Understand What You Own, Configure, and Demand – Mapping IoT
What is IoT – Can You Hold Value in Your Hand?
Cities and Enterprises: IoT and Business Value

With 25 years of experience as an enterprise architect, including domain experience in advanced aerospace and security applications, Mr Brancato is a standards author and insightful consultant. He has demonstrated strong engineering and applied math/physics capabilities in space and aviation modeling/simulation. He has had full-lifecycle software development roles, successfully creating solutions, traceable from business strategy to capability to complex, service-oriented applications. His architecture work is standards based: TOGAF, FAIR, CMMI, ITIL, et al). Today, he is the Chief Enterprise Architect for Vertica, a Big Data platform, supporting enterprise and IIoT data aggregation and analytics.

Mr Brancato earned a BS from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is a former licensed master mariner, having sailed for Crowley Maritime, Exxon, and the US Army globally.

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MIKKEL ORHEIM, EMEA TIME ZONE BUSINESS LEAD – AZURE BLACK BELT AT MICROSOFT

Microsoft's representation at the Blockchain panel discussion at the Corporate plenary session.

Mikkel is leading international & incubational cloud teams in Microsoft since 2010; going deep on topics like IoT, Blockchain, Open Source solutions, cloud developer services, cloud economics & disruptive business models etc. 

He will be representing Microsoft on the Blockchain panel discussion at the Corporate plenary session at OBDD 2018.

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DR. M. NACI AKKØK, CHIEF ARCHITECT, ORACLE NORDICS

SPEECH: Big Data enabled AI/ML & trends - The New Data Science

Dr. M. Naci Akkøk is a Oracle´s Chief Architect in the Nordic region. With his highly cross-disciplinary education (Electronics & Molecular Biology BSc., Statistics MS, Computer Science MS and PhD, as well as film/theater and design/drafting college education), he is best defined as "the very curious but friendly neighborhood nerd". He has 43 years of academic and professional experience in a combination of these disciplines, with emphasis on Computer Science, and has the lucky role of being an R&D bridge and evangelist for Oracle Norway in developing (and trendy) areas of Computer Science & IT. He also does large project designs for large or new accounts.

Big Data enabled AI and ML: The New Data Science Neither AI nor Machine Learning are new, and we know that AI was put on ice for the last 20 years. So what made AI and ML so popular so suddenly? Big Data, of course. Well, that is a correct but inaccurate diagnosis. In this short intro, we are going to look briefly at what of Big Data technologies have helped AI/ML become the hero of the day. And from there, we will also look at what the current trends are in AI/ML technologies and applications, and what we can expect to see of AI/ML enabled applications in the near future.

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WILFRIED DE PIMENTA DE MIRANDA – IOTA

SPEECH: "The Future is not to be predicted, it is to be created"

 Wilfried de Pimenta de Miranda is Business Development Director at the IOTA Foundation, the non-profit organisation behind the IOTA Tangle, a revolutionary open source “blockless” Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) designed to enable highly scalable Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Wilfried will present IOTA’s vision and ongoing activities in eHealth, in particular a new initiative around MyData involving several Nordic countries. Taking its roots in Norway, the initiative was addressed in Oslo Norway in June 2017 at an unique Blockchain/DLT event organised by IOTA and Oslo Medtech with the contribution of the EU Commission where the opportunity landscape of DLT beyond Blockchain in eHealth was explored. A new DLT Research and Innovation Alliance was launched at that occasion involving the IOTA Foundation, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Oslo Medtech, Oslo Cancer Cluster, the Norwegian Research Center for eHealth and Alpha Venturi (see weblink)

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VEGARD KOLBJØRNSRUD (PHD) IS AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN STRATEGY AT BI NORWEGIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL AND A SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW WITH ACCENTURE

SPEECH: How Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine Management

Vegard is researching, teaching, and consulting on strategy, new organizational forms, digitalization, and business models. His areas of expertise also include governance and organization design, communities and crowdsourcing, open innovation, digital strategy as well as the impact of AI on management.

Vegard has recently published in journals like Harvard Business Review, Strategic Organization, and Strategy & Leadership and his research has been covered in national and international news media. He is a frequently used speaker at business and academic conferences. Vegard has 16 years of strategy consulting experience from Accenture.

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PER VALEBROKK, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF E24 NÆRINGSLIV

SPEECH: Future of Crypto Currencies

Per Valebrokk is the current editor-in-chief of E24 Næringsliv.
He was previously the editor-in-chief of Varden and has also worked in TDN Finans and Verdens Gang. He has a siv.øk. degree.

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KATRIN FRANKE, PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE | FORENSIC DATA SCIENCE | MACHINE LEARNING | COMPUTATIONAL FORENSICS NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SPEECH: CCIS & NTNU 38Mio project in cooperation with Research Council and the Police.

Katrin Franke is professor of computer science at the NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology / Centre for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS). In 2005 she obtained her Ph.D. degree at the Artificial Intelligence Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She is an alumni of the Technical University of Dresden in Germany.

In 2007 Katrin Franke joint the Norwegian Information Security laboratory at Gjøvik University College in Norway. She conducts research in Computational Forensics, supervises Ph.D. projects and teaches courses in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition at the PhD and master level. She is appointed in the Research and Advisory board at Gjøvik University College.

Dr. Franke has published more that 70 scientific papers including one patent. She regularly reviews technical papers for research organizations, international conferences, and some leading scientific journals, like IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR) where she also serves as an associate editor. She is a member of the World Federation on Soft Computing (WFSC)and the World-Wide-Web Consortium (W3C) where she contributes to the international standardization of InkML, an Xml-application for handwriting data. She is a member of several international program committees. She is involved in the organization of international conferences; the most prominent among them is the International Workshop on Computational Forensics (IWCF). Dr. Franke is a founding member of the IAPR-TC6 on Computational Forensics founded in 2008 and serves currently as its chair.

Katrin Franke is an IAPR* Young Investigator Awardee in the year 2009. (* International Association of Pattern Recognition)

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ROAR THON, SPECIALIST DIRECTOR SECURITY CULTURE AT NORWEGIAN NATIONAL SECURITY AUTHORITY

SPEECH: How to build a Security Culture around Big Data

We gather and use vast and varied amounts of data which is constantly changing. This phenomenon, known as Big Data, presents society with opportunities as well as challenges. to security

Roar Thon, at the Norwegian National Security Agency, is one of the very few experts on security culture. Roar will Key Note on human behavior and awareness or the lack thereof and how it inflicts the ability to protect classified information. Thon has a former service background as an officer in the Norwegian armed forces and the national police. He was awarded the Norwegian ITAKT Prize 2012 for his ability to communicate the need for better security.

Roar Thon will Key Note on human behavior and awareness or the lack thereof and how it inflicts the ability to protect classified information in the age of Big Data.

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LASSE MEHOLM AUTHOR AND HEAD OF BLOCKCHAIN & DLT STRATEGY - IT AT DNB

SPEECH: Blockchain and DLT - The Game Changer for Banks & Insurance companies 

Blockchain and DLT might change the game for banks and insurance companies in a few years. The new programable eco system might force financial institutions to have a closer look at their business models. Lasse will point at some of the changes that might come , when banks leverage the new dirtributed ledger technology strategy. 

Lasse is the leading expert on blockchain in Norway’s biggest bank DNB. He works with asset and wealth management, helping the bank participate in the transition to the digital age of web based assets. 

Lasse is the author of the best selling book "Investeringsguiden" published in 2004 in Norway. March 2017 Hegnar Media launched his next book "Money from cave man to robot" (Penger fra huleboer til robot) a new best sellng book in Norway. Specialties: Digitization, IT architecture, IT strategy, Information strategy, IT guardian, Financial Portfolio Management, development of software for financial portfolios and Risk Management. Certificates in international framework like ITIL, CobiT, Gartner and focus on "Simple architecture for complex enterprises". 2013 to March 2017 job in Nordea Bank as project manager for large IT transformation project, Fintech and Blockchain. From March 2017 entered a position in DnB (the largest bank in Norway) as business partner for digitalization, transforming the bank to the digital age.

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HYLKE VISSER, DIRECTOR OF SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, DATAIKU

SPEECH: How to deal with the Data Science (and IT) skills shortage?

Many companies have huge ambitions to develop more data products. These products should be brought quickly into production. To be successful, you need to choose the right strategy. During this presentation, you will get tips and tricks to become a leader in the digital transformation!

Hylke has spent over 2 decades with small and large companies who had the ambition to become a digital enterprise. Since last year he has a focus on assisting companies in their Data Science strategy. With his knowledge of both closed and open source, he brings a wealth of background in the data science area.  At Dataiku Hylke is responsible for Sales and Business Development for the Norwegian market. 

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MAGNUS JONES, NORDIC TAX TECHNOLOGY & TRANSFORMATION LEAD IN EY

SPEECH: Blockchain use cases and digital trends

Magnus Jones is a Tax Technologist at the law firm of EY. In addition to being Nordic lead for the Tax Technology & Transformation group within all service lines of EY, he is also leading the Norwegian Blockchain group. Within this area he works close together with authorities and key stakeholders, and assist clients with everything from regulatory challenges to technical implementations.

Magnus is an experienced international speaker within digital trends and technology, covering many different areas through some of his roles as a board member of the Norwegian Computer Society Group for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Norwegian Ambassador of European Legal Technology Association, and a lecturer at EMBA classes at BI Norwegian Business School. 

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THOMAS W. KÖHL , VICE PRESIDENT MOBILE INTELLIGENCE & INNOVATION

SPEECH: A Roadmap "from a lot of data to big data"

 Link Mobility is building up a Mobile Intelligence unit. How to collect and aggregate a large volume of transaction data primarily used for billing purposes and turn this data into available insight for customers and business development. - How to design and build a data lake that in the end will handle almost 3 bill. SMS transactions and deliver commercial insight solution to approx. 16.000 customers in 9 countries – all in 7 month Impact: Accelerating the use of our own data, and provide insights in previously ”black box” areas. As a result we at the same time minimize data fragmentation in LINK, By providing access (internal and external) to insights is leading to improved quality of Link Mobility products and services as well as making our partners & clients more effective in winning, growing and keeping valuable customers through use of intelligence.

Thomas W. Köhl is Director at Link Mobility Intelligence, and is a experienced manager and consultant within the fields of Business- and Customer intelligence - Thomas is responsible for establishing Link Mobility as ”the house of insight” within the European messaging market. Andreas is Head of Mobile Intelligence technology, and is a experienced AI engineer and data scientist that are working both on a strategic and implementation level. - Andreas delivering up on the vision to applying machine learning and AI technology in a Mobile Intelligence environment.

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DUMITRU ROMAN, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST AT SINTEF DIGITAL

SPEECH: The "business graph" Creation– a highly interconnected graph of Europe-wide company-related information both from authoritative and non-authoritative sources (including data both from the public and private sector).

Dr. Dumitru Roman works as a Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF ICT based in Oslo, Norway. He acts as the DaPaaS project coordinator.

He was previously the project coordinator of the FP7 Environmental Services Infrastructure with Ontologies (ENVISION) project and was the technical coordinator for the preceding Semantic Web Services Interoperability for Geospatial Decision Making (SWING) project. During the last years he has been involved in several large European Union FP5, FP6, and FP7, as well as national-funded research projects with a focus on data and service oriented topics (CITI-SENSE, ENVIROFI, REMICS, SWING, MUSING, SHAPE, SUPER, ASG, DIP, SWWS, and others).

More recently, he has been active in the open data field in Norway, where in the context of PlanetData and Semicolon2 projects has contributed to the development of several applications based on Norwegian open public data. He holds an adjunct associate professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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LOEK VREDENBERG CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, IBM NORWAY

SPEECH: AI and Cognitive Computing technologies - IBM Watson in practice

 Loek Vredenberg is the CTO for IBM in Norway and part of the Norwegian Leadership. Loek has a long and international history in IBM and experience from development, complex system architectures as well as technical leadership. Loek has worked on many large and complex projects in Norway and abroad during his tenure at IBM. In the role as CTO Loek has the overall responsibility for IBM’s technologies across the different business units and industries. He is currently focussed most around AI and IBM’s Cognitive Computing technologies named Watson as well as industry cloud platforms. Loek contributes with input to the public debate around AI and gives presentations on this theme in many different arenas.

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CHRISTIAN THINDBERG, HEAD OF DIVISION AT NAV, IT BUSINESS PARTNER

SPEECH: Data exchange and interaction in the public sector - reflections on blockchain

 Data exchange and interaction in the public sector - reflections on blockchain. Blockchain is a fascinating combination of game theory, encryption and distribution of events. How does this technology create trust? And what are the consequences for the public sector?

Christian Thindberg is Head of Department IT Business Partner in NAV, a unit responsible for pushing new digitization initiatives. Previously, he has been IT Director in Sporveien and SAS Braathens and had his first job as a developer in Norsk Data.

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ARNAUD LE BRETON , CO-FOUNDER AND CEO AT VISUALIZ

SPEECH: The convergence of IoT, Big Data, Digital Twins and Virtual Reality

Creating the Enterprise Metaverse Visualiz creates a communication platform for complex systems, data and ideas. Leveraging the convergence of IoT, Digital Twin and Virtual Reality, we provide simple, intuitive, yet powerful access to all of your data. It enables efficient re-use and optimal usage of companies existing investments made in 3D models, sensoring and big data systems, saving cost and solving other related use cases. This feels like a superpower: a situational awareness allowing you to take better informed decisions.


Arnaud is an “explorer ant” with a profound understanding of technology. With two masters degree in physics and material science and a penchant for disruptive innovation, Arnaud has an extensive experience of scalable systems, leading naturally towards big data and IoT with the aim of fully realizing their promises to real use cases by allowing to make better informed decisions

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ROGELIO ANDRADE MANCISIDOR, PHD CANDIDATE UIT (UNIVERSITY OF TROMSØ) & SANTANDER CONSUMER BANK

SPEECH: How to use Deep Variational Auto Encoders in Segment-based credit risk assesments

It has been shown that segment-based credit scoring, in some cases, can improve the overall classification accuracy in the credit risk assesment for new customers applying for a loan product. Currently, Rogelio has developed a model using the flexibility of Deep Variational Auto Encoders to identify hidden segments, in a given customer portfolio, with significantly different risk profiles. Financial institutions can leverage this valuable segmentation to conduct segment-based credit risk assesment, i.e. build classification models on each segment. 

Rogelio is a PhD candidate in Machine Learning at the Machine Learning Group at the University of Tromsø. His research focus is Deep Learning models for credit risk. Specifically, he works with Deep Variational Auto Encoders, which are a specific methodology in the generative models. The research project is funded by Santander Consumer Bank - Nordics. The focus of Rogelio’s research is on applications of different Machine Learning techniques in the field of Credit Risk Modeling using Santander Bank’s data.  Credit Risk arises with the uncertainty of whether a client will pay back a granted loan. Machine Learning has shown to outperform traditional classification techniques in this field.

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JAN CHRISTIAN BRYNE, SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST AT IF P&C INSURANCE

SPEECH: The Sociable Company Customer orientation

The Sociable Company Customer orientation has become an important competitive factor, where companies with a better understanding of its customers typically have higher retention and customer satisfaction. The ability to really listen to customers and understand their interests and sentiments across many interactions has therefore become useful. If P&C Insurance is now identifying topics and customer satisfaction in all incoming customers contacts on phone, email, and chat. Voice transcription and text analytics provides insights that helps If to improve customer satisfaction and become a truly sociable company.

Jan Christian is an innovative analyst with a focus on new business opportunities made possible from cutting edge technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in Informatics and has a background in health and finance.

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ANDREAS SCHMIDT JENSEN, HEAD OF MOBILE INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY AT LINK MOBILITY GROUP ASA

SPEECH: How to collect and aggregate a large volume of transaction data primarily used for billing purposes and turn this data into available insight for customers and business development 

Link Mobility is building up a Mobile Intelligence unit. How to collect and aggregate a large volume of transaction data primarily used for billing purposes and turn this data into available insight for customers and business development. - How to design and build a data lake that in the end will handle almost 3 bill. SMS transactions and deliver commercial insight solution to approx. 16.000 customers in 9 countries – all in 7 month Impact: Accelerating the use of our own data, and provide insights in previously ”black box” areas. As a result we at the same time minimize data fragmentation in LINK, By providing access (internal and external) to insights is leading to improved quality of Link Mobility products and services as well as making our partners & clients more effective in winning, growing and keeping valuable customers through use of intelligence.

Andreas is Head of Mobile Intelligence technology, and is a experienced AI engineer and data scientist that are working both on a strategic and implementation level. - Andreas delivering up on the vision to applying machine learning and AI technology in a Mobile Intelligence environment. 

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