Presentations and talks

Upcoming: Delivered (listed by most recent):
  1. Oslo Fintech Week, 06 June 2016, Oslo.
    A keynote on Fintech and the major financial institutions at the first fintech week in Norway.
    Organization: link
    Slides: pdf

  2. Sopra Steria Leadership, 01 June 2016, Oslo.
    A keynote on Digital disruption and new organizational models at a leadership event for Sopra Steria in Norway.
    Organization: link
    Slides: pdf

  3. CORE Barometer, 27 September 2016, Oslo.
    A keynote on Women and the politics of top leadership in Norway at a conference for representing the annual results of Centre for Research on Gender Equality in Norway.
    Organization: link
    Slides: pdf

  4. UHR Representantskap, 20 May 2016, Bod┐.
    A keynote on Creating a syllabus for the unknown at a conference for university leaders in Norway.
    Organization: link
    Slides: pdf

  5. Seema Conference, 11 May 2016, Oslo.
    A keynote on Where Silicon Valley gets its brains and money, and opportunities for Norway at a conference for talent diversity.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  6. Angel Challenge, 03 May 2016, Oslo.
    A talk on Successful exit strategies for startups for investors at a national angel challenge event.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  7. Digital Leadership, 02 May 2016, Oslo.
    A three hour workshop on Digital technology and related social trends for leaders at a national recruitment institute.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  8. Sirkulaersammfunn hos Polyteknisk, 27 April 2016, Oslo.
    An opening talk Circular Socieities for leaders at a Norwegian Polytechninc Society event.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  9. Women in IT, 25 April 2016, Brussels.
    A keynote on Female Entrepreneurship at the inaugural EWIT event.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  10. EcoDa, 21 April 2016, Oslo.
    A panel on Boards in times of disruptive technologies for leaders at a European Board Association event.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  11. GCE-Node, 19 April 2016, Grimstad.
    A talk on Norwegian opprtuniites in the fourth industrial revolution for leaders at a South Norwegian industry cluster event.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  12. Styrelederskolen, 14 April 2016, Moss/Jeloeya.
    A talk on Innovation in boardrooms for the national Board School attendees.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  13. Styreinstituttet, 12 April 2016, Oslo.
    A talk on Disruptive boardrooms for the national Board Institute general assembly.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  14. NFD, 11 April 2016, Moss/Jeloeya.
    A talk on Norway vs. Silicon Valley for a departmental workshop for the Ministry of Trade and Finance.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  15. Oslo Business Region, 30 March 2016, Startuplab Oslo.
    A talk on AI for a Startpday event by Oslo Business Region.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  16. Post Lean, 11 March 2016, Oslo.
    A panel on post-lean strategies for a Moowalk event by Sopra Steria.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  17. Telenor Mobil, 11 March 2016, Oslo.
    A talk on mobile to digital strategies for Telenor's Mobile Division monthly leadership workshop.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  18. ABB, 10 March 2016, Sundvoll.
    A talk on innovation strategies for ABB's annual leadership conference.
    Event: link
    Slides: pdf

  19. Soroptimist International Union of Norway, 9 Mars 2016, Oslo.
    A keynote on Strong women and good leaders at a regional women's conference.

  20. Gjensidige Workshop, 1 Mars 2016, Trondheim.
    A presentation on The disruption of banking at a leadership meeting.

  21. Stormkast, 18 Februar 2016, Bergen.
    A panel debate on Technology and changing societal dynamics at a national digital innovation conference.
    Event: html

  22. Aftenposten, 27 Februar 2016, Oslo.
    A panel debate on Technology and the new labour market at a digital/social innovation conference by the main national newspaper.
    Event: html

  23. Bratteli seminaret (AP), 11 Januar 2016, Oslo.
    A panel debate with Henrik Thune and Per Fugelli on Main challenges in the next chapter on Norway at a national political conference.
    Event: html

  24. Styreakademiet, 10 November 2015, Oslo.
    Keynote on Value creation in volatile times at the annual conference of the National Association of Directors.
    Event: html Slides: pdf

  25. NHO Japanese Delegation, 6 November 2015, Oslo.
    Keynote on Leadership diversity and inclusion practices for a large group of female top leaders in Japan's private and public sector.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  26. Styrelederskolen, 29 October 2015, Refsnes Gods.
    Keynote on Effective boards in times of disruptive change.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  27. AFF Mentor Program, 21 October 2015, Oslo.
    Keynote on Practical and realistic strategies for increased female top leadership in Norway.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  28. BI Careers Conference, 15 October 2015, Oslo.
    Keynote on Top leadership and life phases.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  29. Samarbeidsraadet for tros- og livssynssamfunn (STL), 18 September 2015, Oslo.
    A 90 minute keynote session on Leading Diversity to youth leaders of different faith organisations in Norway. I spoke after the Crown Prince of Norway opened the conference; you can find his speech on the link below.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  30. Solstrand Hovedprogrammet, 17 September 2015, Solstrand.
    Talk on My leadership lessons to attendees of Solstrand Programme, probably the best leadership development programme in the Nordics.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  31. Den Nordnorske Styredagen, 17 September 2015, Tromsoe.
    Keynote on Board innovation apetite to 130 members of a regional board academy in northern Norway.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  32. SIVA incubator workshop, 17 September 2015, Gardermoen.
    Talk on Next generation incubators for members of SIVA network.
    Slides: pdf

  33. EVRY Insight, 17 September 2015, Gardermoen.
    Panel on National IT strategy and value creation, with Haakon Haugli and Paul Chaffey.
    Event: html

  34. Bubble Bar, 26 June 2015, Oslo.
    Panel on Norwegian early stage investing with Vegard Johnsen and Per Einar Dybvik.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  35. Female Future, 21 May 2015, Oslo.
    Keynote on Leadership careers, female style at the final session for this year's programme attendees.
    Event: html
    Presentation 1: pdf
    Presentation 2: pdf

  36. ODA Network, 8 May 2015, Oslo.
    Panel debate on Women and relevant leadership, with Erik Wold, Tor Jakob Rams┐y, Berit Svendsen, Gaute Engbakk og Julie Brodtkorb.
    Event: html

  37. Institute for Informatics, 6 May 2015, Oslo.
    Talk on Strategic importance of technical IT studies, with Espen Andersen.

  38. Ostfold Industriforening, 21 April 2015, Refsnes Gods.
    Talk on Board dynamics and value creation, with Jannik Lindbaek.

  39. Styrelederskolen, 13 March 2015, Refsnes Gods.
    A lecture on Effective boards in times of disruptive change at the national board directors academy, with Inge K. Hansen, Baard Mikkelsen, Bjarne Aamodt and others.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  40. Tim Greves Symposium, 6 March 2015, Refsnes Gods.
    A pre-dinner talk on Saudi Arabian Landscapes.
    Slides: pdf

  41. Civita, 5 March 2015, Oslo.
    Female leadership and life phases.

  42. Styrelederskolen, 12 Nov 2014, Refsnes Gods.
    Effective boards in times of disruptive change.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  43. Den Nasjonale Styredagen, 16 Oct 2014, Oslo.
    Innovation and value creation in the board room.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  44. Oslo Innovation Week, Tertulia 15 Oct 2014, Oslo.
    Drivers of innovation.
    Event: html
    Slides: pdf

  45. Hungarian Embassy, 7 Oct 2014, Oslo.
    Hungarian in Norway - career and life perspectives.
    Slides: pdf
    Event: pdf

  46. Styrelederen, 3 Sept 2014, Oslo.
    Board innovation paradox.
    Slides: pdf

  47. INSEAD Global Business Leaders Conference, 20 Jun 2014, Portugal.
    A panel discussion on nigh-growth entrepreneurship in Europe.
    Event: html

  48. Norwegian Board of Directors Institute, 3 Jun 2014, Oslo.
    A talk on nomination committee best practices.
    Event: html

  49. INSEAD alumni presidents meeting, 24 May 2014, Fontainebleau.
    A talk about inspiring and leading volunteers: a case study on INSEAD Alumni Norway.
    Slides: pdf

  50. Post-MBA career advice, 23 May 2014, Fontainebleau.
    A talk to graduating INSEAD students about careers and work-life balance after an MBA.
    Slides: pdf
    Alumni profile: html

  51. Ministry of Education of Norway, Annual Conference, 7 May 2014, Oslo.
    A talk about mobility in and for research (in Norwegian).
    Program: pdf
    Slides: pdf
    Interview: html
    Stream: starts at 2:00

  52. Econa Board Seminar, 23 Apr 2014, Moss.
    A seminar about effective board work and value creation, with Widar Salbuvik.
    Slides: pdf

  53. Hamar Utvalget, 10 Apr 2014, Oslo.
    A talk about technology trends in general, and their relation to the gaming industry.
    Slides: pdf

  54. Styrelederskolen, 5 Mar 2014, Refsnes Gods.
    Talk about innovation in the boardroom.
    Event: pdf
    Slides: pdf

  55. University of Oslo, Grunderskolen, 1 Mar 2014, Oslo.
    Lecturing about startup success factors for students at Grunderskolen
    Slides: pdf

  56. Amesto, 11 Feb 2014, Oslo.
    Talk to the management/owners about innovation and creativity.
    Slides: pdf

  57. Gender Equality Incentives, 6 Feb 2014, Belgrade.
    Consulting the Serbian government about Norwegian best practices within gender equality and leadership.
    Slides: pdf

  58. Alarga Academy, 10 Jan 2014, Oslo.
    Diversity, creativity and innovation.
    Talk: pdf

  59. Beta Factory and Startup Norway CEO Summit, 28 Nov 2013, Oslo.
    Talk about startup best practices.
    Talk: pdf
    Organization: link

  60. Norwegian Board Academy, 14 Nov 2013, PF Oslo.
    Talk about how to be a relevant and attractive board member.
    Talk: pdf
    Event: link

  61. Oslo Global Mobility Forum, 12 Nov 2013, Oslo.
    Hosting a conference on talent mobility in Norway
    Event: link

  62. Styreskolen, 13 Nov 2013, Refsnes Gods.
    A talk on Strategic Boardwork
    Talk: pdf
    Event: link
    Event: pdf

  63. Oslo Innovation Week, 14 Oct 2013, MESH Oslo.
    Leading a debate on entrepreneurship in Norway.
    Event: link

  64. Inspirational lecture for ANSA Alumni, 26 August 2013, Polyteknisk Forening.
    Presentation on "Personal and professional development after studying abroad"
    Event: link
    Presentation: pdf

  65. Talent (im)migration, 28 May 2013, Litteraturhuset.
    Presentation on "Public talent management"
    Event: link

  66. Annual conference for leadership at universities, hosted by The Norwegian Defence University College, 15 May 2013.
    Presentation on "Public safety and technology, industrial perspective"
    Event: pdf
    Presentation: pdf

  67. International Board Members Seminar (Styrefaglig Moeteplass), 23 April 2013.
    Panel discussion on "Perspectives on diversity in boards"
    Event: link

  68. Alarga International Careers Day, 16 April 2013.
    Presentation on "Top ten career mistakes by young ambitious people"
    Event: jpg
    Slides: pdf

  69. Oslo University Entrepreneurship Course, 16 April 2013.
    Lecture on "From start-up to stay-up"
    Slides: pdf
    Course: link

  70. Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, 9 January 2013.
    Presentation to the IT management team on "Digital Strategies"
    Organization: link

  71. ADVnor Investors Day, 8 November 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Does your board create value?"
    Speakers: link
    Event: link
    Presentation: pdf (in Norwegian)

  72. Norway International Network (NIN), 1 November 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "International leadership development".
    Event: link
    Presentation: pdf (in English)

  73. SINTEF Leadership Event, Oslo, 30 October 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Market Driven Innovation and Research Management".
    Presentation: pdf (in English)
    Company: link

  74. Startup Weekend Norway, Oslo, 20 October 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Business Plan Creation and Presentation".
    Coaching teams on the topics of business model, sales strategy and product positioning.

    Presentation: pdf (in English)
    Event: link

  75. Oslo Global Mobility Forum, 18 October 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Global attractiveness of Norway and Norwegian industries". With Dilek Ayhan (Managing director, Alarga).
    Speakers: link
    Event: link
    Presentation: pdf (in English)

  76. Styrelederskolen (Board Directors School), Refsnes Gods, 26 September 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Strategic Board Membership".
    Event: link

  77. INSEAD Presidents Meeting, 26 May 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Best practices for effective volunteer organizations".

    INSEAD Motivational lecture to graduating students, 25 May 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Managing your career without compromising your life".

    Adecco seminar, 16 May 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Your company's attractivness and effectivity in the global war for talent." With a subsequent panel debate, with Paul Chaffey (CEO Abelia), Kristin Clemet (Leader Civita), and Anders Owre-Johnsen (CEO Adecco).
    Event: link
    Flyer: pdf (in Norwegian)

  78. Immigrant Competence Center, 3rd May 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Channeling diversity into innovation." Supporting the project run by the Norwegian Immigrant Authority, Integrerings- og Mangfoldsdirektoratet (IMDi) and Chinese Professionals in Norway (CPN, www.cpn2003.no).

  79. Global Future and NHO, 19th April 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Innovation and constructive diversity."

  80. Judging at StartupWeekend Oslo, 25th March 2012.
    Evaluating and awarding the best business pitches that resulted from the 2012 StartupWeekend in Oslo.

  81. Ambisjoner.no, BIs seminar "Veien i arbeidslivet", 16th February 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Constructive use of multicultural talent."

  82. Oslo International Club, 16th January 2012.
    Presentation on the topic: "Why is it good business for boards to be global."
    Report: html

  83. Alarga Academy, 6th January 2012.
    A motivational presentation about life management at the annual academy session for multicultural talents in Norway.
    Photos: HTML

  84. Olympiatoppen, November 2011.
    A speech and workshop at the leadership programe for the elite sport coaches and team captains about international top talent management in business.

  85. British Gas, Reading, October 2011.
    A presentation to the women from top management of BG on how to attract and retain top female talent.

  86. Peer Gynt Academy, Vinstra, August 2011.
    A speech at the annual Peer Gynt Festival, at their leadership-focused session. Topic: From dreams to reality.
    Link: html

  87. Caroline von Humboldt Prize, Berlin, October 2010.
    A speech at the prize award for Humboldt Prize for extraordinary achievement of women in academia. Topic: Female as top achievers in academia and business.
    Speech: pdf

  88. INSEAD Council, April 2010.
    A presentation at the annual INSEAD-Hafslund seminar. Topic: innovation and talent management.

  89. Oslo women's forum, March 2010.
    A speech at the annual event for promoting women in technology and management. Topic: Buiding sustainable businesses across cultures.

  90. Polyteknisk Forening, November 2006.
    Debate about Safety, Security and Privacy.
    Event: link

  91. University of Oslo, September 2006.
    Lecture about "Trustworthy computing".
    Event: link

Other conference activities

Tim Greves Symposium, March 2016, Jeloeya.
Programme committee member.

NHH Symposium, March 2015, Oslo.
Expert group member, on productivity and innovation.
Event: link

Oslo Global Mobility Week, March 2015, Oslo.
Organizing committee member.
Event: link

Oslo Innovation Week, October 2014, Oslo.
Organizing committee member.
Event: html

Digital Innovation Prize, October 2014, Oslo.
Jury leader for Digital Innovation Prize at Oslo Innovation Week.
Event: html
Slides: pdf

Bloomberg Mayors Challenge, September 2014, London/Paris.
Selection committee member.
Event: html
Selection committee: html

Nordic Startup Awards, May 2014, Oslo.
Judge panel member.
Event: html

Silvija Seres, June 2016