Jørn Haanæs

Jørn is Startup Director at Oslo Business Region, Oslo municipality. Jørn comes from the startup world, having served as CEO of the music tech company Soundrop (sold to X5). Prior to Soundrop he spent many years at Warner Music, most recently working as Marketing Director. He is passionate about startups, tech, the fourth industrial revolution […]

Gustav Arentoft

Gustav is responsible for MakerDAO Business Development in the European region, one of front-runners in financial blockchain services globally. “With our USD pegged stablecoin Dai we aim to transform and shape the economic landscape with the usability of a non-volatile cryptocurrency. The stability of Dai is enabled by a collateral backed protocol which allows for […]

Harry Halpin

Harry Halpin is a Scientific Advisor of Nym and Chairman, a Binance-backed startup working on privacy-enhancing technologies like mixnets.  He co-chaired the first IEEE Privacy and Security on the Blockchain workshop, led EU projects like NEXTLEAP and DCENT at Inria,  and standardized WebCrypto at W3C/MIT. Blockchain technologies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have very poor […]

Vinay Gupta

Co-founder of Mattereum and a leading figure in the blockchain space, having co-ordinated the release of the blockchain platform Ethereum in July 2015, and was strategic architect for ConsenSys Systems, a technology hub focusing on the Ethereum blockchain and related applications. After traumatic experiences, he is back in the spotlight, have sued and won over […]

Data Gumbo

[deleted] is working in Data Gumbo, a Houston-Stavanger based company founded in 2015 with an aim to digitalize energy and shipping sector with the help of blockchain.  [deleted] [deleted] believes industrial blockchain solutions have come to stay and it is time Norwegian industries begin to implement the technology.” 

Ole Kristoffer Bjelland

Ole is working on the innovation program in the Norwegian Red Cross’s international programs. He helps project managers apply new methods, technologies and collaboration with business and academia.  Some of the projects he is working on are early warning systems for epidemic outbreaks, energy systems for refugee camps and digital identities in the Red Cross’s […]

Linda Hesselberg

Linda has broad and important experience with everything from communication to project management and finance. She has previously worked as a project manager in the Oslo Business Forum, where she has been responsible for the company’s last four conferences, last where they brought Barack Obama to Norway and had over 3000 participants. Linda has her […]