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SSE Homecoming 2021: Navigating the Unknown

Join us online and come back home to SSE, from your home, on March 31st!

Sign in for an afternoon with our world class researchers, up-and-coming entrepreneurs, and entertainment from our students!

Navigating the Unknown

This year we will focus on how we can all learn from challenging times. We will quickly dive into our research on Sweden through the Crisis and reflect on the knowledge and insight we have gained and how to use it moving forward.

Don't miss the biggest and best alumni event of the year - this year in a new format!

The event is free of charge, but you can always support us with an optional donation.




Moderator: Silvia Kakembo, Head of Operations at Arena Opinion and SSE Alum

  • Opening. Friedmans Apostlar
  • Welcome and Update. Lars Strannegård, SSE President and Professor
  • Keynote: Sweden through the Crisis. Martin Carlsson-Wall, SSE Associate Professor
  • Entertainment. Loise Hedberg and Jonathan Olsson
  • SSE Business Lab. Julia Delin, CEO
  • Startup pitches
  • Keynote: Innovation and Leadership in the new normal. Roberto Verganti, SSE Professor
  • Entertainment
  • Panel Discussion
  • Updates from SASSE
  • Updates from Alumni Office. Jessica O’Mary, SSE Head of Development and Alumni Relations


Speakers will explore how society, and we as people have learned to rethink strategies, overcome challenges, and take leaps of faith towards an unknown future.

Welcome and update

Lars Strannegård, SSE President and Professor

Lars Strannegård

Lars Strannegård is President of the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. He is Professor of Management Studies and holder of the Bo Rydin and SCA Chair in Business Administration, Leadership. His research interests focus on aspects of leadership, aesthetics, branding and organization. Dr. Strannegård has carried out research on organizing and management practice in multinational organizations. His work has been published in journals like Organization, Journal of Organization Change Management, European Journal of Marketing, Leadership, Annals of Tourism Research and Marketing Theory. Read more...


Silvia Kakembo, Head of Operations at Arena Opinion and SSE Alum

Silvia Kakembo

Silvia Kakembo is currently Head of Operations at the PR and communications firm Arena Opinion which especially targets organisations in the civil society. She has previously been policy advisor at the Ministry of Finance but also has a background of working in management consulting and with communication and marketing at Centigo. Silvia, SSE alum of 2016, is also active as a moderator, lecturer and columnist.

Keynote Speakers

Martin Carlsson-Wall, SSE Associate Professor, Department of Accounting.

Roberto Verganti, SSE Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology.

Martin Carlsson-Wall

Martin Carlsson-Wall joined the Department of Accounting after defending his thesis at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2011. In 2015, he founded the Center for Sports and Business with Professor Kalle Kraus and in 2016 he took over as the Center Director. The research center has 40 faculty and strategic partnerships with many of the large Swedish sports (i.e. football, hockey, golf, skiing, etc). In 2017, he took over as Program Director for the MSc in Accounting, Valuation and Financial Management. 

Roberto Verganti

Roberto Verganti is Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics – House of Innovation, where he is Director of The Garden – Center for Design and Leadership. He also in the Faculty of the Harvard Business School, where he teaches Integrated Design, and is a co-founder of Leadin’Lab, the laboratory on the LEAdership, Design and Innovation at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. Roberto serves on the Advisory Board of the European Innovation Council, at the European Commission.

SSE Business Lab

Julia Delin, CEO, SSE Business Lab

Startup pitches from SSE Business Lab Companies:

  • Färsking
  • The Ode To 

Julia Delin

Julia Delin is the CEO at SSE Business Lab - the startup incubator of Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). She has a background as the CEO & co-founder of the event ticketing platform Simply Events, and has coached startups within product management, growth marketing and UX. Julia is also a board member and angel investor in Relox Robotics, as well as on the board of My Dream Now. In her spare time, she runs the initiative FemTech Sweden, that aims to encourage more women into STEM fields.

The Ode To

Helena Carlberg, CEO and Communication Director, The Ode To

Anna Lukins, COO and Artist Director, The Ode To

Update from Alumni Office

Jessica O’Mary, SSE Head of Development and Alumni Relations

Jessica O'Mary

Jessica's role at SSE is to provide ways to support alumni and offer opportunities for them to become involved with the School; either through their time or resources. Jessica graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (USA) with a Master's in Public Affairs, and a specialization in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies. She has worked in a family foundation, nonprofit organization and higher education in the US for the last ten years. She is also an active volunteer with CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support in Higher Education. 


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