Leadership and Communication
Four Seminars moderated by Malin Hedlund, MH Leadership
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18.30 – 21.00
Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Fred. Roeskestraat 115
1076 EE Amsterdam
Launch: TechBridge Sweden – The Netherlands
Women in Tech
Date: 25th of November
Location: Epicenter Amsterdam
TechBridge Sweden/The Netherlands is a concept initiated by the Swedish Embassy in The Netherlands, Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Epicenter Amsterdam with the ambition to increase the knowledge about Sweden and The Netherlands as two world-leading nations when it comes to technological innovation. The objective is to build strategic partnerships between the parties in a dynamic forum where the message about our innovative countries is conveyed through shared experiences and best practices.
This first edition of TechBridge Sweden/The Netherlands is highlighting the potentials of “Women in Tech”. This edition of TechBridge has been designed to inspire, celebrate and connect Women in Tech. We will deep dive into what the challenges are for Women in Tech, what we can learn from each other, how we can encourage more girls to choose technology studies and how we change the patterns of investors.
16:00 Launch Tech Bridge – Introduction by Moderators Patrick Mesterton CEO Epicenter and Myrthe Hooijman, TechLeap
16.10 – 16.45 The Women in Tech landscape in the Netherlands and Sweden – What are the challenges?
Panel 1: H.E Ambassador of Sweden Annika Markovic, Yvette van Eechoud, Dir European and International Affairs, Ministry of Economy and Climate, John Dekker, Innovation Attaché, Dutch embassy in Stockholm and Marloes Pomp, Chair Dutch Blockchain Coalition.
16.45 – 17.15 How can we encourage more girls to choose technology studies?
Panel 2: Anne Hakansson, KTH Sweden, Nicole Henning, School of Applied Tech, SALT, Anna Gandal, SAAB.
17.15 – 17.50 The experience of Women in Tech and How can we change the patterns of investors?
Panel 3: Tamara Obrodov, Tamblomonto, Marloes Pomp, Chair Dutch Blockchain Coalition and Myrthe Hooijman, Techleap.nl
17.50 Questions and Answers with all the speakers on stage
18.00 Drinks and Networking
19.00 End of Program
More information about Tech Bridge:
TechBridge Sweden – The Netherlands is a concept initiated by the Swedish Embassy in The Netherlands, Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Epicenter Amsterdam with the ambition to increase the knowledge about Sweden and The Netherlands as two world-leading nations when it comes to technological innovation. The objective is to build strategic partnerships between the parties in a dynamic forum where the message about our innovative countries is conveyed through shared experiences and best practices. The target group is prominent Dutch and Swedish investors, decision-makers, academia, and media.
This first edition of TechBridge Sweden – The Netherlands is highlighting the potentials of “Women in Tech” and will be a pre-event to the European Women Technology Conference in Amsterdam taking place on November 26-27th, 2019. This edition of TechBridge has been designed to inspire, celebrate and connect Women in Tech. We will deep dive into what the challenges are for Women in Tech, what we can learn from each other, how we can encourage more girls to choose technology studies and how we change the patterns of investors.
Sweden and the Netherlands have traditionally very strong trade relations and in recent years the tech industry has impacted the bilateral bond even more and the traffic is high. Both Amsterdam and Stockholm are widely described as the tech start-up capitals and rank high in most internationally recognized lists of competitiveness and innovation capacity.
The Swedish Chamber is happy to announce that in collaboration with Söderberg & Partners Netherlands we are hosting a Swedish HR Inspiration breakfast seminar on the 19th of November, 2019.
Söderberg & Partners is a Swedish advisor and provider in the business of pensions, health care, investments and other financial services. Since the beginning of 2017, they are active in the Netherlands as they bought a share in the Dutch companies Floreijn and Montae. As Sweden has a very innovative and renowned way of doing business, this seminar will feature 4 speakers who will talk about their knowledge and vision on different parts of the HR-field, with topics like performance management and continuous learning.
07.30 Breakfast will be served
08.00 Start Seminar
11. 15 End of Seminar and Swedish Fika
Themes of the speakers
- IKEA: “IKEA Values in the Core of Our Business and People”
- Heartpace: “Creating Engagement, Who Are The Winners?”
- Mercuri: “Selecting The Right People for Your Future Business”
- Learnster: “Skills – The New Currency”
Participation in the seminar is free but limited to two persons per company.
This Breakfast Seminar is offered free of charge by Söderberg & Partners registration is, however, compulsory.
What´s New? – Robotics and IP with TK Tech.
Time: 16.30– 19 .00
The program starts at 17.00
Presentation and Networking
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Epicenter Amsterdam and TeekensKarstens advocaten notarissen welcome you to an afternoon presentation and networking drinks about the protection of creative and innovative ideas and products of great importance.
If the protection of innovative products and services is assured companies can be innovative. This protection is, among others, ensured by intellectual property rights (“IP”), such as copyright law and patent law.
Autonomous intelligent systems (“AIS”) and robotics are increasingly involved in the creative and innovative processes of companies. The use of AIS in the context of innovative processess within companies raises questions about the applicable legal framework. For instance who would own an invention discovered and developped by a robot?.Is this the robot or the human who controls the robot? Who would be liable if a robot infringes a copyright of a third party?
In our next session, we will address these issues. To do so, we will discuss IP in their specific relation to robotics and AIS. We will provide guidance on how to protect your IP in the best way possible, while using robotics and AIS.
To read the latest article by TK Teck, click on the Programme below:
November 7, 2019 – Brexit – Deal or no Deal?
18.00 – 21.00
On behalf of the French Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands in collaboration with other International Chambers of Commerce & organizations in the Netherland, we are pleased to invite you to the “Brexit, Deal or no Deal” event in partnership with Mazars.
“My passion is to make the invisible visible”, says Eva Kars, CEO and Founder EARTH Integrated Archaeology
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Epicenter Amsterdam are very pleased to welcome you to our Lunch Talk “What on EARTH?” a combined founder talk and presentation of the unique and exciting work by Archaeological consultancy company EARTH.
“Vision and passion led me to start a company, says Eva Kars. It was not new for me to be a director or to have responsibility for a department. However, it was the first time all the responsibilities rested on me, in particular the financial aspects. The adventure of EARTH had already begun in 2007, before the crisis. In 2008 I was ready to start, and EARTH was founded. The crisis began as well. In this presentation I will enlighten how I managed to transform an underappreciated company to one that is much respected on the market today.”
Together with Project Manager Timo Vanderhoeven I will show a short film about one of our latest exiting projects and discuss the importance and necessity of Heritage Risk Assessments. There is a tremendous amount of important information in the earth under us and lots of important lessons to learn. In this film EARTH will show you how they, with a unique working ethic and by using innovative techniques and working with different multidisciplinary teams, takes you back 1000s and 1000s of years. They investigate every inch and analyze what it tells us by using the latest unique and innovative techniques. In this way the client receives information about the developments in the area, going way back in time even to before the time of the ice age. What is the earth telling us? And what measurements have to be taken by the client before talking on construction or building a new railway?
Welcome to the fascinating world of EARTH Integrated Archaeology
We are looking forward to showing you more about the amazing research we have done in the Flevoland area and the city of Almere,
just around the corner of Amsterdam!
11.30 – 12.00 Registration and light lunch
12.00 – 12.45 Founders talk and EARTH presentation including film
12.45 -13.00 Q&A
13.00 End of Lunch talk
A Founder Story together with Epicenter is a format where Entrepreneurs well known to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce are invited to give an inspiring presentation for the members of the Swedish Chamber and the Epicenter community by telling about their entrepreneurial journey. You are invited to share thoughts and real-life examples of what it means to start and (try) to build a company. We would like you to discuss with the audience about success and failure and everything in between. But we also would like to add a presentation of your company today and how you used the experience to grow a successful business. Welcome to contact the Swedish Chamber of Commerce if you would like to receive more information about how you and your company can be invited to give a Breakfast, Lunch or Afternoon presentation. Email email@example.com
Are you a young professional looking to accelerate your career en grow your professional network? Apply to the Swe-Cham Mentorship Program!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program is a 8-month program consisting of 5 mandatory Seminars and workshops, including a Final Dinner with a valuating and closing meeting. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012. It strives to provide participants with the opportunity to grow in their careers and to enrich their personal developments by exchanging experiences, views, and knowledge. By utilizing the Chamber’s extensive network of international business leaders, the program offers Young Professionals a unique Mentor experience.
Introduction and speed dating
Time: 18.30 – 21.00
Swedish Fika will be served.
During the first meeting of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber’s Mentorship Program 2019-2020 you will meet your Mentor/Mentee and you will get introduced to the Mentorship Program. The Program material will be supplied including a Mentorship agreement. At this first meeting you will as Mentee receive the book “The Strenght Finder” with a personal code to conduct your own personal strenghts finders test, which will be used throughout the program to better define your goals and set up your plan. At the Kick-off we will also have our Kick-off Speed Dating session to get to know each other better and to make it possible to start to build your business network from Day 1.
For more information about the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professional Mentorship Program 2019-2020:
The Mentorship Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Mercuri Urval sponsored by
Inter IKEA Systems and Handelsbanken.
Photo by Melker Dahlstrand/Imagebank.sweden.se
October 7, 2019, 15.30 – 19.00
Tickets for this event available at www.nordictalks.org
On 7 October 2019 the Nordic Embassies and Chamber of Commerce’s in the Netherlands are inviting you to an interactive cross-boarder Artificial Intelligence Forum to explore the future if the AI landscape and to present a live exhibition with some of the latest technologies.
Artificial intelligence is transforming every aspect of our lives. It influences how we work and play. It promises to help solve global challenges like climate change and access to quality medical care. Yet AI also brings real challenges for governments and citizens alike.
At the #NordicTalks2019 we bring together Governments, Ministries, start-ups, SME’s, large corporations and investors to discuss and explore the applications of AI, AR/VR and other technologies, and what makes them successful
Karine Perset OECD
An update of the OECD AI Principles – the first international standards agreed by governments for the responsible stewardship of trustworthy AI.
Everth Flores, VP/GM Country Manager Ericsson The Netherlands
How 5G will serve consumers, enterprises and take the internet of things to the next level.
More speakers from the Nordic countries’ tbc.
#NordicTalks2019 is organized prior to the World Summit AI taking place at Taets Park in Amsterdam October 9-10, 2019.
For more information
#NordicTalks2019 cordially thank our sponsors: