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Theme: Redefining Innovation

This event occurred on
October 22, 2012
5:00pm - 9:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)

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Catarina Mota

Catarina is co-founder of, a collaborative project dedicated to DIY experimentation with smart materials, and altLab, Lisbon’s hackerspace. She has taught numerous hands-on workshops on hi-tech materials and simple circuitry with the goal of encouraging people with little to no science background to take an interest in science, technology and knowledge-sharing. Catarina is wrapping up her PhD dissertation on the social impact of open and collaborative practices for the development of technologies. She is currently a visiting scholar and adjunct at ITP-NYU, co-chair of the Open Hardware Summit, TED Fellow, member of NYC Resistor, and serves on the board of directors of the Open Source Hardware Association.

Alicia Gibb

Waldemar Ingdahl

Jannie Jeppesen

As the Principal of Vittra Telefonplan Jannie leads one of Swedens most progressive and innovative schools when it comes to 21st Century Skills, supported by a unique learning environment based on five pedagogical principles on the cognitive aspects of learning. She has previously worked as an educational consultant specializing in digital competences, 21st Century Skills and the redefinition of learning for different Municipalities and Cooperations in Sweden. With a background as an educator and a developing methods to work with new media as a pedagogical tool in Botkyrka Municipality, she has a deep interest in motivational pedagogy aswell as an understanding of how the digital environment revolutionizes learning.

Mark Smith

Mark is Professor of IT product development in the School of Information and Communication Technology at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). He received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Utah in 1983 and spent over 20 years at Hewlett Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California. His current teaching and research activities at KTH are in architectures and interdisciplinary realization methods for future IT devices and platforms, and in context information measurement especially for use in mobile systems and enterprise applications.

Emma Rose Metcalfe

Emma Rose is co-founder of HowDo - a new social app and platform to capture and share the knowledge of the world. She is a designer working mostly with services and human centred design, though her work has ranged from designing a future experience of opera for the New York Opera to exploring interdisciplinary research with Molecular Scientists. Emma Rose holds an undergrad in Ceramic Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and has recently completed her MFA in Experience Design exploring scalable distribution of meaningful experiences. She can be found occasionally guest lecturing at Konstfack University of Art Craft and Design and at Karolinska Institutet.

Erik Kruse

Erik is an expert in consumer demands, industry and social dynamics, and forecasting ICT evolutionary trends. He works as Strategic Marketing Manager & Networked Society Evangelist at Ericsson's Networked Society Lab. He spends his time on company strategies and conducting research into future trends and requirements. He is the co-author of The Networked Home, and author of A Journey to the Third Place, based on research among early adopters of information technology. He also does strategic advice and consulting to customers in the area of M-2-M, industry verticals, consumer segmentation, and future strategies for Telecom.

Folke Tersman

Folke is the Chair Professor of Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University. He has previously worked at Auckland University, New Zealand, Gothenburg University and Stockholm University. In his research, Folke has focused on, among other things, questions about the viability and desirability of supranational forms of democracy. He was the leader of the research project “Democracy Unbound”, which was funded by the Swedish Research Council, between 2004 and 2008, and is the author of Tillsammans (“Together”), Bonnier Existens, 2009. In this book, Folke explores the possibility of responding to the global environmental problems by reforming the existing supranational political institutions.

Soki Choi

Soki has a blended background as reseacher, entrepreneur and pianist. She holds a Ph.D. from Karolinska Institutet, a Master of Science in Economics from Handelshögskolan and has been researcher at Harvard. She founded a pioneering company developing mobile applications in Europe and Asia. Today, she advises Sweden’s largest healthcare restructuring project, driven by an untiring will to “cure the healthcare system”.

Jenny Almsenius

Carolina Wallin Perez

Organizing team


Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sara Riggare
  • Carl Bärstad
  • Abhinit Kumar