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A new approach to digital, culture and people (SE)

A new approach to digital, culture and people (Mick Cordero & Måns Adler - SE) 

ustwo share their story on how the right approach to digital, culture and people is the stepping stone toward becoming one of the worlds best leading digital product studios. ustwo is a global digital product studio dreaming and doing transformative client, own product and venture work. Their goal is simply the best work environment, with a positive and collaborative atmosphere. Whether doing innovative work for clients, bringing own ideas to award-winning life, or launching disruptive new businesses, ustwo has never done normal. Over the last 12 years they have grown, and there are now four unique ustwo studios around the world – in London, New York, Malmö and Sydney.


Mick Cordero is Head of Business at ustwo, leading the studios commercial activities as well as drives strategy and direction for the Nordics studio. He has a background as a Kaospilot, entrepreneur, facilitator and leadership consultant. 

Måns Adler is the Tech Director at ustwo Nordics, former Kaospilot and founder of Loves his job and is a true believer in digital. 

Living Social Innovation (NL)

Living Social Innovation: Labs for bottom-up and top-down city making (Thieu Besselink - Netherlands)

Its no doubt that wonder and curiosity are part of the human code. We constantly explore and reinvent the world around us. But do we thrive in this constant change? Do we move closer or further away from serving the human needs?

We are happy to announce Thieu Besselink to the Agenda! Through a workshop, he will be diving into social change labs and how to create them from human needs through local initiatives!

Thieu is building a lab for social economic change in the Netherlands to create an "open city of value and shared ownership", based on the cooperation between local cooperatives and citizen initiatives on the one hand and the government and business on the other.

Thieu Besselink is founder of the Learning Lab and urban sociologist. He develops small and large scale labs for social innovation in education, organisational redesign, and city development. He is also currently curating the Festival of Entrepreneurial Learning on in Amsterdam (

5 years in Silicon Valley (NO/US)

5 years in Silicon Valley: a KaosPilot approach to change how things are made (Espen Sivertsen - Norway / USA)

Additive Manufacturing is changing the way we build, store and consume goods. It will change the way we do business, and has wide reaching social, political and environmental consequences.

This talk will take us 5 years into the past and 10 years into the future to explore a KaosPilot graduate's approach to building a leading multi million dollar Additive Manufacturing company, the world's largest 3D printing ecosystem under one roof, and a sustainable technology solution to change how things are made, shipped and used.

Espen Sivertsen is CEO of Type A Machines, a California company transforming the additive manufacturing industry. Type A Machines offers the first of its kind, parallel-production 3D printing solution—a hardware/software solution that scales to bridge the gap between prototyping and million part production. Espen has previously served as Team Leader with the KaosPilots, a Scandinavian school of entrepreneurship described by Fast Company as the “new curriculum for managing change". Prior to this, Espen worked as Head of Demolab at Innovation Lab, an international knowledge center for new technologies and trends. When not at work, Espen can be found digging planter holes in the garden under his wife's ardent supervision, or playing frisbee golf in Golden Gate park (using 3D printed frisbees of course).







Radical Rethinking of the Museum Experience (DK)

Radical Rethinking of the Museum Experience (Marianne Grymer Bargeman - Denmark)

Whats is the future of museums? well Art is social and ARoS Public is radically rethinking the museum experience. Marianne Grymer Bargeman, Director of Learning and Interpretation at ARoS Art Museum, will host a talk exploring the future of the museum experience and the new approach to open studios, salons, and immersive activities at museums, using ARoS as her story

In October 2016, ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus, Denmark will unveil ARoS Public, a radical rethinking of the museum experience. Occupying the entire third floor of the museum, the space will offer a new approach to open studios, salons, and three immersive activities designed by Local Projects in New York. The reinvention builds upon a clear strategy—that the museum exists first and foremost to incite unique, memorable, provocative conversations among visitors. ARoS Public challenges the traditional belief that art is important whether the audience is there or not. With ARoS Public, we declare that art is for all people and is most valuable when it catalyzes new forms of social interaction.

Rather than artwork being simply static objects to be gazed upon, ARoS Public uses technology to put works in the collection in the hands of visitors, prompting new forms of expression and creation from visitors. These experiences were designed to be both playful and insightful, showing that adults can have smart fun.

Marianne Grymer Bargeman is also a member of the KaosPilot board, author of children’s books and external examiner at Communications and Performance Design at Roskilde University (RUC). 

The intersection between art, design and technology (DK)

 The intersection between art, design and technology (Kaave Pour - Denmark)

Its no doubt that technology and design have moved society in ways we would have never imagined. We are almost infinitely presented with new ideas, solutions and ways of interacting with the world around us that what is new today almost becomes old news tomorrow. But how do we know when we are moving in the right direction? how do we embrace the old and build the new with true meaning?

Kaave Pour from Space10 will help us explore the cross pollination of art, design and technology! Kaave will take us through the world of Space10 – IKEA’s new future living lab – and how they aim to build a global community by designing an interface for innovation. The talk will tap into why we can’t just ask where new technologies will take us or what they will do for us. We need to also consider who we are becoming as we use them, in order to make them truly meaningful. Combined with examples from around the world, Kaave will share his thoughts on how we can attempt to see new patterns, where others see chaos by working in the intersection of art, design and technology

Kaave Pour is a 26 year old award winning creative and cultural entrepreneur, who started his first company at the age of 14. He currently oversees the position as Creative Director for Space10, IKEA’s new future living lab and is also the man behind Trailerpark I/O, a new event where thousands of Scandinavians meet to explore the intersection between art, design and technology in the heart of Copenhagen. Kaave is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer, sharing his thoughts and experiences about innovation and design with global brands and universities, promoting a curious, open and playful approach to doing business tomorrow.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence (DK)

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: and Good vibes (Eric B. Jacobsen - Denmark)

The prospect of a highly evolved machine/software/computer intelligence outside of human control has the potential to mean eternal life or certain death to every single human being on earth - possibly much sooner than we might think. So let's talk about it !

This talk will introduce the challenge of creating Safe Artificial Intelligence and why it might be the most important task we have faced in human history. Afterwards suggestions for what we can do right now in the field will be discussed.

Eric B. Jacobsen is a Multilingual rapper, Cultural Entrepreneur and Scientist who is apart of the first danish community of AI Safety enthusiasts

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Exponentiality (ES)

Exponentiality: WTF is it and why does it matter (Ricard Ruiz and Xavier Jané - Spain)

Ricard Ruiz and Xavier Jané will be coming all the way from Barcelona, Spain, to create a space for exploring Exponentiality, its virtues, the claims to abundance and how it impacts society and our future!

Ricard has lived many professional lives with two Ph.D. degrees in physics and information society, over 30 years working a corporate strategist and intrapreneur, co-founding Impact Hub Barcelona and now a partner at Coperfield for Social Good.

His smiling partner in crime, Xavier is driven by the future of education and personal development. He is serial entrepreneur, executive coach, facilitator and simply has an energy that is contagious.

Can Technology Change The Consciousness of a City? (UK)

Can Technology Change The Consciousness of a City? (Abhay Adhikari - England)

we often wonder about our relationship to technology? Are we moving in a good direction or bad? How does tech influence our identity as humans? How does it affect our relationship to the environment around us? Does it create better cities? Or more complicated societies?

Abhay Adhikari will be flying in from the UK to explore with us if technology can change the consciousness of a city?

Two years ago Abhay and his team set up an Urban Innovation Lab to create a blueprint of a Smart City where technology doesn’t pit humans against algorithms. Through this, their working to answer the following questions: How do you co-produce solutions with vulnerable communities? Is there a business model that can sustain these solutions at scale? And what does success really look like? Focusing on the themes of social isolation, domestic violence, public transport and climate change. “We've discovered that when you work in close collaboration with local communities and governments, technology has the power to change the consciousness of a city” - Abhay Adhikari

Abhay will be doing a doing a talk, exploring this idea with practical examples and insights from the past 2 years.

Abhay Adhikari (PhD) is interested in the context and values that define our Digital Identities. He works globally with private and public sector organisations to develop digital engagement and innovation projects. Abhay has created strategic programmes that have been commissioned by organisations such as the Guardian, Google and Nesta. He also leads the Urban Sustainable Development Lab, which was named as one of UK’s 50 radical-thinking projects by the Observer newspaper. Abhay has a research background in biofeedback gaming, he has previously conducted mindfulness workshops in Japan. He has spoken on digital culture at events such as TEDx, FutureEverything, Shift Happens and Battle of Ideas.



Wonders, exist in many realms, both physical and virtual. 
We are happy to have Jeppe Midjord and Bjarke Kallesøe Sandal fromVR58 to feed our heads with a virtual world of wonder!

Over the two days they will be hosting a space where guests can step into an immersive world of thought, creation and art using the HTC Vive.