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Conference program

Program EdTech Sweden 2018

For the fourth consecutive year, EdTech Sweden is the leading Nordic arena where producers meet customers and users of educational technology. The conference is all about adult education and stretches over two days where the latest trends, insights, knowledge and experiences are being shared. This is where professionals and technology providers gather to network, share ideas, grow professionally and discover solutions to today’s challenges. People you can relate to, learn from and stay connected to throughout the year.


Main stage

Welcome and about Edtech Sweden 2018.

Future: Meet learnability, the most critical business factor!

The future is already here - rapid changes in the world require that we create a culture of constant learning to have the right skills and not least to attract and retain staff. Leaders have an important role in learning to understand and lead in the constant transfer of skills.
Lars Forseth, Managing Director at Manpower Group, explains the concept of Learnability, LQ, the will and the ability to learn new. Manpower is the leading staffing and recruitment company in Sweden and also a strong driving force towards a changing work landscape.
Learnability affects the labor market on many levels, from recruitment, skills development and not least employer brand. Come challenge yourself to find out if you have the right skills for learnability!
Lars Forseth, Executive Managing Director, Manpower Group

Insight: Five superskills for success

When we transform organizations, we transform individuals. Ekskäret Foundation, founded by the successful Swedish financial entrepreneur Tomas Ekman, firmly beliefs that personal consciousness development contributes to the long-term and sustainable development of individuals as well as businesses and society. And one important way of doing this is to focus on transformative learning where the foundation has identified five essential skills for thriving in a complex and rapidly changing world.
Listen to Caroline Stiernstedt Sahlborn, Chairman at Ekskäret, sharing her knowledge about what you really need to learn to succeed in the future. With a background at Tällberg Foundation she has a vast experience in development and learning processes for companies and organizations.
Caroline Stiernstedt Sahlborn, Chairman, Ekskäret Foundation


Trend: Welcome to an Exponential World!

The exponential development of technology and digitization are affecting humans, businesses, educational institutions and society at large. How do we best navigate these changes to be part of the solution rather than the problem? What questions - including the ethical - do we, as leaders and individuals, need to ask and answer, as we move into the future?
Laila Pawlak, co-founder and CEO of SingularityU Nordic and faculty member at Singularity University in Silicon Valley.

Fireside: The future of digital learning platforms

Many companies and organizations structure their learning for employees using digital learning platforms, LMS. These systems are not new, but surveys show that many of them today are neither particularly user-friendly nor effective. How can digital education systems develop further and what requirements do we apply using these systems? Meet some of the most exciting actors in this area and hear how learning platforms for the future are designed.
Joke Palmkvist, Microsoft
Henrik Örnstedt, CEO Baloo Learning
Mikael Larsson, CEO Learnster
Matti Olofsson, CEO Junglemap

Lunch and networking

Three parallel workshops:

How to succeed in keeping talents
- 21st Century skills development programs (for our ancient brains)

For employers, attracting and keeping talents is harder than ever. In a digital age an impatient generation demands modernised skills development in order to stay at a company. New technology offers great possibilities, but also new challenges. Keeping our mental focus in a world full of impressions is tough on our 40 000 year old brains.
Join our workshop and get new perspectives on how a successful skills development program could be designed, to benefit both organisations and individuals.
Johan Westberg, Nordic Education Coordinator at SATS ELIXIA
Jenny Persson, Human Resource Manager at Söderberg & Partners
Patrik Birgander, Head of Nordea Job Mobility Unit
Anna Tebelius Bodin, lecturer on how our brains work in a digital world

Designing extraordinary experiences
Join a workshop of how to give people what they really want in a world of exponential technology. Join Laila Pawlak, Co-Founder & CEO of SingularityU Nordic in a fast paced workshop where you will explore the four key motivations to honour when designing extraordinary experiences.
Laila Pawlak, co-founder and CEO of SingularityU Nordic and faculty member at Singularity University in Silicon Valley.

Prologue to the Future of Education
Kids going to schools around the world today are already creating and inventing their own world. Dissatisfied with systems, processes and adults unable to address the challenges of learning in the XXI century, this generation of kids have taken matters into their own hands.
How is this generation different form any other before? What role is tech playing for them? What can educators and parents do to keep up?
Let’s formulate the right questions that will help us understand a new generation of learners.
Inaki and Hazel Escudero, Hyper Island


Three parallel workshops:

Learn the essential skills to grow as a human being and as a team
There is a lot of buzz about the acronym VUCA as a way of describing a fast-changing and a more unpredictable world. VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity och ambiguity, but what does it mean in practice?
Welcome to an interactive workshop were we discuss how the VUCA world has affected us and how we can develop and grow with "superskills" for the 21st century.
Caroline Stiernstedt Sahlborn, Chairman at Ekskäret Foundation, works with assisting leaders and organizations for improved leadership and increased responsibility with abilities for co-creation and managing change. She has strategic and operational management experience from private, public and non- governmental organizations with expert knowledge within change management and process design. Caroline has created, led and implemented various learning processes, leadership programs, conferences and workshops both in Sweden and internationally.
Caroline Stiernstedt Sahlborn, Chairman at Ekskäret Foundation

Case study: Smart tools for better learning
The constantly ongoing digitization opens up for new and more effective ways of learning. Meet two of most interesting nordic edtech startups, both with there own ideas of making education better.
Peergrade, Denmark
David Kofoed Wind, co-founder and CEO.
Differ, Norway
Kristian Collin Berge, founder and CEO.

Empower organisational learning!
Get to know and work with key finding to enable a learning organisation.
Baloo Learning

Coffee and networking.

Digital first - Learning in public sector in conversion

In an increasingly fast-changing world, the ability of public organizations to redress and change in relation to the outside world will be increasingly important. This begins and ends with the employees ability and competence to constantly be adaptive and in constant learning.
In Gävle municipality, together with Lin Education, they have slowly approached a perspective where digital must be the first option for employee competence development. Therefore, they have begun building a digital academy for learning. An arena where training takes place on the employee's terms and with a clear learning and development perspective for both the organization and the individual.
Lin Education, Gävle kommun

Main stage

Insight: The five shifts of digital transformation
Transforming education with digital tools requires more than an understanding of technology: it requires seeing and understanding the world differently.
John T. Behrens is Vice President and Head of the Advanced Computing and Data Science Lab at Pearson, the world’s largest learning and education company. To advance this idea he will outline five shifts necessary for digital transformation and by shifting our thinking about learning and the tools to improve learning we can radically improve learning outcomes.
John T. Behrens, Vice President at Pearsons

Future: Welcome to the learning society!
What are the abilities that future talent need to master in a society where continuous development will be essential? The advancement of technology means we need new skills. Partly to be able to better work with technology, but also to put more emphasis on the human qualities that cannot be automated.
Listen to Lisa Lindström, a leading authority in Sweden on the societal impact of digitization, explain how lifelong learning is a necessity for organisations and individuals to keep mastering these skills. It comes with a fundamental shift in a society where we must find ways to identify, nurture and make the most of everyone’s learning potential throughout their lives.
Lisa Lindström, CEO Doberman Group

AW and networking.



Main stage

Interview: This is what you should learn from your kids

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 500 million members globally. How do we keep up on a constantly changing labour market, where today's demanded skills are yesterday’s news tomorrow? Where are the opportunities? How do we pick them up?
Lisa Gunnarsson, the Head of LinkedIn Nordics, is one of Sweden most wanted speakers and has a vast experience from leadership, sales and talent management, she has led a variety of teams since the age of 23.
In this interview on stage with moderator Ulf Skarin, you will hear Lisa tell us about lifelong learning, leadership and the new ”gig economy”. And what we can learn from generation Z in order to succeed on the future labour market.
Lisa Gunnarsson, Head of LinkedIn Nordics

Insight: How to make learning an integral part of your organization’s strategy
Listen, learn and discuss with Lars Häggström, currently Executive in Residence at IMD Business School and prior Head of HR for Stora Enso, Nordea and Gambro.
In his speech Lars Häggström will address the role of learning and its importance for the execution of your strategy. He will share personal examples from his positions in some of Swedens largest companies as well as best and worst practices from research. Be prepared for hands-on tips and ideas that you will be able to act upon once back home!
Lars Häggström, Executive in Residence at IMD Business School, Lausanne

Coffee and networking

Three parallel workshops:

How to plan your transformational journey
We extend the ideas of the 5 Shifts for Digital transformation by introducing a reflection and evaluation framework that helps attendees assess and plan their transformational journey.
This would essentially be working attendees through a list of questions in the different areas of the shifts and asking them to think about the questions and have discussion about the different points.
John T. Behrens, Vice President at Pearsons

Rethinking learning & development
At a time when pace of change is increasing, and most organizations claim they are in the middle of a transformation, the requirements on Learning & Development  is changing. In addition to being aligned with, and possibly even co-creators of the organization’s strategy, L&D must be central to creating organizational agility, rethinking how learning takes place as well as expanding the definition of partnership. These claims have been made by Harvard Business Publishing in a recent report, but  what does this actually mean? And how can L&D assume this role and be more impactful than ever before?
Together with Lars Häggström, at IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, you will elaborate on these findings and explore tangible examples for how to succeed in this new role.
Lars Häggström, Executive in Residence at IMD Business School, Lausanne

Learning is no event, but a constant process!
How do we avoid that skills development becomes an educational event once a year and how do we create a behavioral change learning process all year long? And how do you measure the effect and outcome of a training effort?
Hear Junglemap dive into important learning strategies to get lasting learning processes and measurable behavioral changes in today's digitized society. Learn how organizations can find time for skills development in a fragmented working day where digitization constantly challenges our working methods.
Junglemap invented the term ”nanolearning” (bite-sized learning) in 2006 and have been active in Sweden since 2015. Today nearly a million swedes people have experienced a nanolearning education where behavioral changes become visible and measurable.
Matti Olofsson, CEO Junglemap AB


Three parallel workshops:

Learning to learn
How do you train people’s curiosity? How do we learn how to learn? During this workshop, we’ll be creating a safe-zone where you will practice your own curiosity and learn methods to take back to your own workplace. Because curiosity and openness is the very foundation for development and innovation.
Lisa Lindström, CEO Doberman Group
Moa Correia, Senior Strategist, Doberman Group

More workshops in progress!

Lunch och networking

On a mission to disrupt the existing system of education
Nacka Municipality is one of Sweden's fastest growing municipalities and by 2025 the metro to Stockholm City will be ready.
Listen to Klara Palmberg Broryd sharing her vision of planned Vercity that will complement and challenge today's system of higher education with a focus on the labor market's major need for conversion and the skills of the future.
Vercity is not just a place for higher education, but also accommodates the entire food chain around future education and learning combined with workplace accommodation.
Klara Palmberg Broryd, Director of strategy and innovation, Nacka kommun

Insight: Building a university for tomorrow

Starting this year Malmö Högskola has become a full research university. With around 1 800 employees and 24 000 students the newborn university will set a mark as an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education. Malmö University has a mission to be an active hub for research, education and innovation, but what does it take to be an university for the future? How does digitization affect learning? And what and how does successful learning look in the 21st century?
Listen to Andreas Jacobsson, Dean at Malmö University, describing the path for a modern learning institution striving to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society.
Andreas Jacobsson, Dean, Malmö University

14.15 - 14.45
Coffee-break and networking

Panel: Walk the edtech-talk!

Constant learning and talent development is one of today’s most critical business factors for success. Welcome to a panel consisting of some of Sweden's biggest companies alongside with some of the most successful and fast-growing tech companies. This is how they use the tools of edtech to develop their business!

Edtech Sweden 2018 key findings: Rounding-up panel

Time for pre-booked meetings.

Meet the speakers!

Read more about our speakers at EdTech Sweden 2018 below:

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