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Conference program

The conference took place on-site at SSE and online on October 14, 2022.



12.15 Registration and Coffee (for the On Site Participants)

12.45 Start on stage – Introduction and Welcoming
Moderators: Erik Wikberg, Executive Director at House of Innovation and Frida Pemer, Associate Professor at Stockholm School of Economics

12.50 Opening Conversation

13.00-14.00     Module 1 – Sustainability and Smart Supply Chains in the Digital Era
Moderators: Pär Åhlström, Professor at House of Innovation
Sarah Jack, Professor at House of Innovation

13.05 Global Supply Chains:
Current State, the Future, and Using Collective Intelligence for Redesign

Keynote speaker: Nada Sanders, Professor at Northeastern University

13.30 Big Data (Analytics) and sustainable supply chains: Opportunities and challenges
Research insight by Matin Mohaghegh, Post Doc at House of Innovation 

13.40 Acting Alone or Working Together? How Far and How Quickly Can We Go in Transforming Supply Chains?
Panel discussion with Nada Sanders at Northeastern University, Matin Mohaghegh at Stockholm School of Economics and Malin Schmidt at Kodiak Hub

14.00 Coffee Break and Networking

14.20-15.20     Module 2 – Innovation in Transforming Industrial Ecosystems: Shaping the Need for New Forms of Collaboration
Moderators: Anna Essén, Associate Professor at House of Innovation
Martin Sköld, Associate Professor at House of Innovation
Holmer Kok, Assistant Professor at House of Innovation

14.20 Breakthrough Innovation – Disruptive vs. Collaborative Approaches
Keynote speaker: Maryann Feldman, Professor at Arizona State University

14.45 Experiences from Creating Collaborative Relationships
Dialogue with Mattias Perjos, CEO at Getinge

15.00 Innovating the Gaps: Different Approaches to Cross-Sector Collaborations
Panel discussion with Peter Carlsson at Northvolt, Jonas Wettergren at Combient and Susanna Francke Rodau at Elekta

15.20 Coffee Break and Networking

15.45-16.45     Module 3 – Creativity and Artificial Intelligence
Moderators: Roberto Verganti, Professor at House of Innovation
Elmira van den Broek, Assistant Professor at House of Innovation
Sebastian Krakowski, Assistant Professor at House of Innovation

Positive take on AI: Do Algorithms Make us More Creative?
Speaker: Marina Bill, Group Vice President, Head of Marketing and Sales Robotics and Discrete Automation at ABB

Critical take on AI: Does the Future of Innovation Belong to Algorithms?
Speaker: Virginia Dignum, Professor Responsible Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University

Moving Beyond the Paradox: AI and Creative Meaningfulness
Speaker: Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation & Digital Economy at CEPS

16.45 Closing conversation – Meeting the Challenges and Moving Forward
Speakers: Kristina Sundin Jonsson, Director at Municipality of Skellefteå
Petra Ålund, Head of Group Technology at SEB
Virginia Dignum, Professor at Umeå University and Program Director at WASP-HS
Magnus Mähring, Professor at House of Innovation

17.05 Mingle and Networking

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