Confirmed Speakers for Oslo Big Data Day 2020
We will be updating new speakers continuously so stay tuned.
Paul Are Angell Killie - Senior Advisor at Norwegian Digitalisation Agency (Difi)
Speech: Who knows how to spend 500 BNOK per year?
With Peppol BIS (EHF) as feeder, we will collect business transactions from public procurement process. Data will be stored in a datalake, processed and delivered for use by different audiences. In addition to public users we see open data to be a huge source for Norwegian companies to build and deliver services. With the expanded use of Peppol BIS globally, the concept can easily be expanded to other countries and copied to the private sector. Starting with the Norwegian public sector, the concept has global potential.
Paul has a long carrier in the ICT industry before he joined Norwegian Digitalisation Agency. In his 28 years in IBM, he served different business responsibilities leading the public sector and software division. He has led IBM Nordic reorganization and introduced new sales procedures in IBM Europe. He worked at IBM HQ in New York as a business member in worldwide projects. In the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency, he leads adopting emerging technologies into public procurement.
Linda Grasso - Industrial Engineer , DigitalTransformation Influencer and COO at dbi_srl
Speech: The importance of empowering women in Tech to build a better future.
Linda Grasso is Chief Operating Officer at Digital Business Innovation Srl, an Italian Innovative Startup active in the world of R&D Consulting. She’s an Industrial Engineer passionate in Digital Transformation and STEM. After Honors Degree at “Università di Napoli Federico II”, Linda started pursuing a business career that combines Emerging Technologies and Engineering Doctrine. She manages many projects in different fields, eg - Healthtech, Insurtech, IoT & Buildings - through the use of both operational and strategic planning approach. Linda strongly believes in empowering Women in Tech and their leadership skills for a better future.
Kaarel Moppel - Senior Database Consultant at Cybertec Nordic
Speech: PostgreSQL - an Open Source database as a connector for traditional, NoSQL and IoT data steams
PostgreSQL - an Open Source database as a connector for traditional, NoSQL and IoT data streams PostgreSQL is an extremely mature RDBMS, with more than 20 years of global open-source development effort behind it. The question is how can one profit from that stability in today's world of Cloud, IoT and Big Data? How to tie the knots between all those different platforms and data formats with minimal effort? PostgreSQL has an answer for that - Foreign Data Wrappers, based on the SQL/MED standard. And the good news is that with 99% probability your data source X (traditional RDBMS, BigData or NoSQL solution) is already supported and ready for integration. Also software project maturity doesn't have to mean stagnation - PostgreSQL also has all the means for performing modern Data Analytics and Machine Learning there where the data lives - inside the database! This talk will give an overview on some typical data integration and analysis approaches using the PostgreSQL engine.
Speech: Predictive Maintenance - Fantasy or Reality?
Advances in AI and machine learning have been tremendous in recent years and impact our lives in many different and significant ways. We've seen self-driving cars become a reality, we are able to communicate with our homes using Alexa, and we are able to draft responses to our emails using AI virtual assistants. Naturally, we expect similar advancements within heavy industries. Predictive Maintenance has been hailed as the Holy Grail for industries including oil and gas and maritime, where equipment failures are costly and safety is a priority. The reality is disappointing, and that is that we have fallen short. In this talk, we will discuss a methodology for succeeding with predictive maintenance by building hybrid engineering and machine learning models that may be applied cross-equipment and industry.
DON BRANCATO - CHIEF STRATEGY ARCHITECT AT BOEING & STANDARDS CONTRIBUTOR
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). He has served as Chief Enterprise Architect for Vertica, a Big Data platform, supporting enterprise and IIoT data aggregation and analytics. Lately he was Chief Global Technologists at Microfocus and works today as Chief Strategy Architect at Boeing.
ANTONIO GRASSO - FOUNDER & CEO AT DIGITAL BUSINESS INNOVATION SRL (ITALY)
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 closely 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 5 Big Data, AI & Digital Transformation Thought-Leader and Influencer by Kcore Analytics.
DOMINIC ROBINSON - AI ETHICS CONSULTANT
Dominic is the owner of a consulting company that helps organisations and companies working with advanced technologies operationalize ethics and turn principles into practical and tangible business systems and processes. He has a background in ethics design, public policy and communications and has worked for Uber, the anti-corruption NGO Transparency International and the Swedish AI software company Peltarion.
TONE RINGSTAD - CEO & FOunder AT CULTURENGINE
Speech: Is the Nordic Business Culture fit for fight?
We have gathered culture data from more than 2000 leaders and teams in over 100 business units in the Nordics. Through taking our culture survey they have provided data in their own culture project, but we have also gained a unique insight in the collective Nordic business culture. Through big data culture analytics, we will answer key questions around the Nordic Culture: What is Nordic business culture? What are some of the prioritized values that drive business performance in the Nordics? Is there a Nordic mindset, and how does it play out? Is the Nordic business culture fit for the future?
Tone's expertise is combining business strategy and operational goals with organizational culture and leadership transformation. Her recent role as a founder and CEO of Culturengine, a SaaS platform delivering culture assessments, analytics and culture learning, has been possible through an entrepreneurial approach and exploring mindset. She has deep expertise in values systems and culture insight, applicable to business development and leadership. In the last 20 years, she designed and delivered business development based on strategy, culture and leadership in a variety of business and functional areas.
ALEX MOLTZAU - ASSOCIATE AT KPMG NORWAY
Alex Moltzau is the co-founder of AI Social Research. He is currently working on a collaborative project between a large charity, developers and consultants focused on AI for Good. He is additionally a student at the University of Oslo combining studies in computer science and social science.
DIDRIK MARTENS - CEO & Founder at BizBot
STEFAN ENGESETH - FUTURIST, AUTHOR OF SHARKONOMICS.COM
Author, consultant, speaker, shark diver and Guest Professor at NYU Prague. Stefan’s ideas range from innovative and future-oriented to bordering on far-fetched. Yet, they all build on the universal truth that without innovation and visions, companies will not grow in today’s highly competitive business world using technology & AI strategies. The question is, how far are you prepared to go?
Over the years, Stefan Engeseth has worked as a consultant with international companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Often he is described as on of the world’s leading experts and speakers in his field.
His lectures have become extremely popular because they are stimulating yet easy to take in and use. He has held over 500 lectures and workshops internationally at corporations and academic institutions.
BIRGIT MARIE LIODDEN - Founder & CEO at The Ocean Opportunity Lab
SERGEI PEDERSEN, PODCAST HOST AT VIRTUELL HVERDAG
Podcast leader during Oslo Big Data Day 2020