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Leaders in Business Sustainability

From Strategy to Reality

Stockholm |
Speakers include:
Märtha Rehnberg

Märtha Rehnberg

DareDisrupt

Jonas Samuelson

Jonas Samuelson

Electrolux

John  Kitchingham

John Kitchingham

Dassault Systèmes

Overview

Leaders in Business Sustainability, originally scheduled for 10 March in Stockholm, has been postponed. The event will go ahead at a later date which will be published soon.

Uncertainty is one of the greatest obstacles facing productivity and prosperity across Europe. The strongest adapt and evolve. This is the task ahead for our brightest business leaders. The Financial Time and Dassault Systems will explore the sustainability of business models and the sustainability of people by addressing both the strategic vision of leaders, and the reality of execution and delivery.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO DELIVER A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS?
Faced with unprecedented disruption and uncertainty, corporate leaders are rethinking their strategies and undertaking a shift in ways of doing business as they strive to adapt and achieve longevity in a rapidly changing world.
While for the last 30 years, productivity, profitability and efficiency have been at the centre of how companies are managed, increasingly start-ups to international corporations now pay attention to business sustainability.

Join us, in partnership with Dassault Systems, at Leaders in Business Sustainability for a day of critical insight in a truly interactive and stimulating forum, as we address the questions:

  • What is the meaning of business sustainability? 
  • Which factors undermine longevity and inhibit sustainable growth?
  • What qualities characterise enduring companies and enable them to survive and thrive?
  • How are business models and cultures evolving to build agility and sustain organisations?

From Strategy to Reality
In an interactive and collaborative forum, delivered using a combination of technology and facilitation, participants will work with their peers to collaboratively answer the question ‘What does it take to deliver a Sustainable Business?’ and agree practical solutions and actions – around three key topics:

  • Sustainable Business Models: Fostering agility - understanding the inhibitors and enablers of delivering more sustainable business models.
  • Sustainable Products: Speed of innovation – how to deliver the next generation of tangible and intangible products and services, improving their flexibility and speed to market.
  • Sustainable People: Workforce of the future - capturing the knowledge and know-how of our current workforce and preparing our own businesses for shifting work patterns.

We will explore the subject at two levels, addressing both the strategic vision of leaders, and the reality of execution and delivery.

Attendees will be the first to hear the results of independent research conducted amongst over 150 senior executives from major European and North American organisations that will give informed context to the discussions.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 03/10/2020 08:00:0003/10/2020 16:45:00trueLeaders in Business SustainabilityLeaders in Business Sustainability, originally scheduled for 10 March in Stockholm, has been postponed. The event will go ahead at a later date which will be published soon.Uncertainty is one of the greatest obstacles facing productivity and prosperity across Europe. The strongest adapt and evolve. This is the task ahead for our brightest business leaders. The Financial Time and Dassault Systems will explore the sustainability of business models and the sustainability of people by addressing both the strategic vision of leaders, and the reality of execution and delivery.WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO DELIVER A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS?Faced with unprecedented disruption and uncertainty, corporate leaders are rethinking their strategies and undertaking a shift in ways of doing business as they strive to adapt and achieve longevity in a rapidly changing world.While for the last 30 years, productivity, profitability and efficiency have been at the centre of how companies are managed, increasingly start-ups to international corporations now pay attention to business sustainability.Join us, in partnership with Dassault Systems, at Leaders in Business Sustainability for a day of critical insight in a truly interactive and stimulating forum, as we address the questions:What is the meaning of business sustainability? Which factors undermine longevity and inhibit sustainable growth?What qualities characterise enduring companies and enable them to survive and thrive?How are business models and cultures evolving to build agility and sustain organisations?From Strategy to RealityIn an interactive and collaborative forum, delivered using a combination of technology and facilitation, participants will work with their peers to collaboratively answer the question ‘What does it take to deliver a Sustainable Business?’ and agree practical solutions and actions – around three key topics:Sustainable Business Models: Fostering agility - understanding the inhibitors and enablers of delivering more sustainable business models.Sustainable Products: Speed of innovation – how to deliver the next generation of tangible and intangible products and services, improving their flexibility and speed to market.Sustainable People: Workforce of the future - capturing the knowledge and know-how of our current workforce and preparing our own businesses for shifting work patterns.We will explore the subject at two levels, addressing both the strategic vision of leaders, and the reality of execution and delivery.Attendees will be the first to hear the results of independent research conducted amongst over 150 senior executives from major European and North American organisations that will give informed context to the discussions.Leaders-in-Business-Sustainability46bcb449d18479e82ce5ccc40017b1c2MM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 10th Mar

  • 8:00am
    Registration & Networking

    Registration, networking and breakfast 

  • 8:30am
    Welcome
  • 8:45am
    Keynote address

    Märtha Rehnberg, Co-founder and Partner, DareDisrupt

  • 9:30am
    Dialogue: French-Swedish Partnership on Green Innovation

    Carl Rosén, Director General, Ministry of Innovation and Enterprise

    David Behar, Minister-Counsellor, French Embassy in Sweden

  • 9:50am
    Intelligence - Executive Strategies for Long-term Business Viability

    Results of independent research conducted amongst over 150 senior executives from major European and North American organisations. 

  • 10:05am
    Financial Times Industry Panel: What does it take to deliver a sustainable business?

    In an increasingly challenging climate corporate leaders are under growing pressure to deliver results, quality and sustainability as they strive to build innovative and competitive businesses.  Our panel of speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities and share their experiences of fostering agility and resilience within their organisations.

    • Which factors undermine longevity and inhibit sustainable growth? 
    • What qualities characterise enduring companies and enable them to survive and thrive? What does it take to future-proof operations? 
    • What is the role of technology in achieving agility and sustainability?
    • How are partnerships and alliances facilitating responsible outcomes?

     

    Moderator      Andrew Hill, Management EditorFinancial Times

    Charles Brand, Cluster Vice President Europe and Central Asia, Tetra Pak

    Peter Lacy, Senior Managing Director, Accenture

    Olivier Ribet, Executive Vice President, Dassault Systèmes

    Jonas Samuelson, CEO, Electrolux

    Lena Sellgren, Chief Economist, Business Sweden

  • 11:00am
    Coffee break
  • 11:15am
    Roundtable Discussion - What does it take to deliver a Sustainable Business?

    In a technology-led, roundtable format, participants will work together to define the meaning of business sustainability and the factors that undermine sustainability and longevity. 

  • 12:15pm
    3DEXPERIENCE Playground Tours & Lunch

    Experience the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground, showcasing new virtual technologies addressing business sustainability challenges. 

  • 2:00pm
    On the Platform - Live Case Study
  • 2:15pm
    Roundtable Discussion - Translating Strategy into Reality

    What practical actions are required to deliver the strategic concepts?

  • 3:00pm
    Coffee break
  • 3:35pm
    Executive Industry Panel Interview – The Change Challenge

    As corporate structures and workforce dynamics are experiencing deep, far-reaching tech-driven disruption, how are leaders facing these challenges and opportunities? 

    In light of the strategic and operational roundtable findings, panel members will share their experiences of fostering agility and resilience within their own organisations, and give strategic insight into how to develop an innovative, competitive and sustainable business.

     

    Dr Martin Edlund, CEO, Minesto

    Michael Thel, Engineering Director, SCANIA

    Pia Sandvik, Chief executive Officer, RISE

    Olivier Ribet, Executive Vice-President, Dassault Systèmes

  • 4:30pm
    Closing Remarks

Speakers (12)

Märtha Rehnberg

Märtha Rehnberg

Co-founder and partner
DareDisrupt

Märtha is a trained political economist and published scholar on the future of global value chains and new technologies. She has held talks internationally on what she calls ‘technological intuition’ and ‘responsible disruption’; notions she uses to inspire individuals to lean into new technologies with curiosity, critical thinking and courage to self-disrupt.

As an original agenda-setter, Märtha Rehnberg been selected as a ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ by the St Gallen Symposium for three consecutive years, and profiled as a ‘FemTech Leader’ by Innotribe, the Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group and the Digital Finance Institute. In 2018, she was appointed member of the High Level Industrial Roundtable “Industry 2030” by the European Commission to define and co-author a bold strategy for the future of European industries.

She is a former intrapreneur at the shipping conglomerate Maersk wherefrom she spearheaded the industrywide introduction of 3D printing. Her determination to localize sustainable production has made her special advisor to a nationwide 50M DKK ‘Additive Manufacturing -hub’ in Denmark – a venture she wrote the vision for.

Märtha holds a double degree from Copenhagen Business School and Esade. She is multilingual and can execute talks in Danish, English, French or Swedish.

Jonas Samuelson

Jonas Samuelson

President and CEO
Electrolux

Jonas Samuelson,  President and CEO, Electrolux Sweden. MSc in Business Administration and Economics. In Group Management and employed since 2008.

Other assignments: Board Member of Polygon AB and Axel Johnson AB.

Previous positions: Various senior positions within Electrolux including CFO of AB Electrolux, COO Global Operations Major Appliances and Head of Major Appliances EMEA. Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Munters AB. Various senior positions within General Motors, mainly in the U.S., and Saab Automobile AB.

John  Kitchingham

John Kitchingham

Managing Director, EuroNorth
Dassault Systèmes

John Kitchingman is Managing Director of the Northern European region. 

John joined Dassault Systèmes in early 2018, following a successful 15-year career at IBM where he held senior roles covering the Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aerospace & Defence, Electronics and Manufacturing industries. Most recently he was Global Sales Leader for Automotive and Aerospace & Defence, responsible for multi-billion dollars of business across IBM globally, defining and driving a programme that returned these industries to sustainable growth.

Beyond John’s long and substantial credentials working in business transformation enabled by technology around the world, he has dedicated energy to a number of causes close to his heart. He is Chair of the Marie Curie Development Board in the West Midlands, and also recently supported Warwickshire’s 2017 Employability Charter for technology and new skills into education.

Carl Rosén

Carl Rosén

Director General
Ministry of Innovation and Enterprise
David Behar

David Behar

Minister-Counsellor
French Embassy in Sweden
Charles Brand

Charles Brand

President Europe and Central Asia
Tetra Pak

Charles Brand joined Tetra Pak as an Electronics Development Engineer in 1985 and has been in his current role since April 2019 and member of the Global Leadership Team since 2015. Charles previously held several senior management positions including Executive Vice President of Product Management & Commercial Operations and Managing Director in Taiwan. Charles is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is British, and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Lund in Sweden.  

Peter  Lacy

Peter Lacy

Senior Managing Director
Accenture

Peter Lacy is senior managing director at Accenture. He is a member of Accenture’s Global Leadership Council. He has responsibility for Accenture’s Strategy Practice, its Global Sustainability Practice and its partnerships with organisations such as the World Economic Forum and United Nations. 

Peter’s focus for the last 20 years has been serving the CEOs and boards of Global 2000. Peter has worked with CEOs, boards, international organisations and governments in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He has been based in the UK, continental Europe, Latin America and China. 

Mr. Lacy is a widely published author and authority on growth and innovation strategy, in areas of disruptive technology. Most recently digital transformation, clean energy and circular economy. His last book “Waste to Wealth – the Circular Economy Advantage” was published by Palgrave in 8 languages and is an Amazon best seller. His forthcoming book with the same publisher is ‘The Circular Economy Handbook’. He has led the world’s largest CEO study for the United Nations Secretary Generals 5-times in the last 15 years and co-led the world’s largest research programme on Digital Transformation with the World Economic Forum. He is regularly quoted in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Times, Fast Company, Fortune etc. 

Mr. Lacy sits on the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader Foundation board, and he founded the WEF YGL Taskforce on Circular Economy and the WEF YGL Circular Economy Awards. He sits on several university and not-for-profit boards relating to education, refugees and sustainability.

Mr. Lacy is an alumnus of full-time and executive programs at INSEAD, Harvard, Yale, Cambridge and Nottingham and is a Business Fellow at Oxford University.

Olivier  Ribet

Olivier Ribet

Executive Vice President, Cross-Industry Initiatives, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia
Dassault Systèmes

Olivier Ribet is in charge of developing the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR) market and cross-industry corporate initiatives.
He joined Dassault Systèmes in September 2013 as Vice President, High-Tech Industry.

Since July 2017 he was in charge of all the industries.

Olivier Ribet brings over 20 years of international experience in the software, high-tech and telecom markets to Dassault Systèmes.  During his career, he has led businesses and teams across Europe, North America and Asia in strategy, software engineering, marketing and business development.

Olivier Ribet spent over a decade at Microsoft, where he held senior management positions including Head of Mobile Business France and later Senior Director, Windows Business Division.  While at Microsoft, he was part of a team that was granted a patent for a method of extracting key terms in text mining.  Before this, he worked in a number of senior-level sales, marketing and business development capacities at Bull EMEA Information Systems (a ATOS company) and EDF (Electricité de France).

Olivier Ribet is a graduate of the Institute des Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux, France, and INSEAD/AIEP in Singapore.

Lena Sellgren

Lena Sellgren

Chief Economist
Business Sweden

Lena Sellgren is Chief Economist at Business Sweden, the Swedish Trade and Invest Council.  She was previously Chief Analyst at Nordea Markets and prior to that she served as Head of Public Finances at the National Institute of Economic Research in Stockholm.  Mrs Sellgren holds more than ten years experience working at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, including as Deputy Head of Tax Policy Analysis.  She has been an expert in numerous public inquiries and has participated in several working groups and negotiations in the EU and the OECD. She has also been a board member at the Research Council of Norway. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Forum for Global Business, and an expert for the Productivity Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden.  Mrs Sellgren graduated as an economist from Lund University and Stockholm School of Economics (PhD student). She also holds a degree in Civil Engineering in Urban Planning.

Martin  Edlund

Martin Edlund

Chief Executive Officer
Minesto

Dr Martin Edlund has for the last 20 years combined management consulting and strategy research collaboration with world-class technology companies such as ABB, GE, LM Ericsson and SKF. He has been active in the marine energy industry for the last decade. Since 2016 Martin Edlund leads Minesto's company strategy to commercialise its unique product.

Education: Ph.D. in Innovation Management, M.Sc. in Engineering Physics.

Michael  Thel

Michael Thel

Engineering Director for Product Description Development
Scania

Michael Thel is Engineering Director for Product Description Development, process, method and IT solutions at Scania’s R&D. He has a German background and experience from the academic world as
well as from PROSTEP AG and DaimlerChrysler AG. He joined Scania 2007 and has through the years worked with PLM in various managerial positions.

Education: PhD in Computer Integrated Design at Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Pia Sandvik

Pia Sandvik

CEO
RISE
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Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

Management Editor and Associate Editor
Financial Times

Andrew Hill is an award-winning columnist and senior journalist at the Financial Times. As Associate Editor and Management Editor, he writes a weekly column on business, strategy and management, as well as contributing longer features and taking part in video discussions and podcasts. He is a regular public speaker and chair of panels on leadership and management.

Since joining the FT in 1988, he has worked in various roles, including editor of the daily Lombard column on British business and finance, Financial Editor, Comment & Analysis Editor, New York Bureau Chief, Foreign News Editor, and correspondent in Brussels and Milan. He is a member of the FT’s Editorial Board.

Mr Hill was named Business Commentator of the Year 2016 in the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards and Best Commentator at the 2009 Business Journalist of the Year Awards, where he also received the Decade of Excellence award for sustained achievement in business and financial journalism.

His latest book is Ruskinland (Pallas Athene, 2019), a personal exploration of John Ruskin’s life, work and enduring influence on our world, published to coincide with the bicentenary of the great thinker’s birth. He is also the author of Leadership in the Headlines (FT Publishing, 2016), a selection of his FT columns and insights about how leaders lead.

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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides businesses and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its 3DEXPERIENCE Platform leverages the company’s world-leading 3D software applications to transform the way products are designed, produced and supported; enabling businesses to craft delightful customer experiences.

With the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, and its online architecture, the 3DEXPERIENCE environment helps businesses to test and evaluate — anywhere in the development lifecycle of a product or service — the eventual experience they will deliver to their customers. In short, 3DEXPERIENCE powers the next-generation capabilities that drive today’s Experience Economy.

A leading partner for the Transportation & Mobility industries (automotive, trucks, trains, buses, motorcycles and racing), we provide traditional OEMs, new innovators, and their suppliers with strategic software capabilities, cloud resources, and global services support to accelerate their innovative concepts, through design, engineering, simulation, manufacturing and production, to profitable success.  Our future-focused, business driven software applications are empowering today’s electric, connected and autonomous vehicle developers, inspiring new dynamic customer experiences, and are providing timely social-media insights to ensure alignment with optimal global/regional trends and opportunities.

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Project & Marketing Manager
Financial Times
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Speaking Opportunities
Financial Times
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Senior Commercial Executive - Global Industries
Financial Times

Venue

Münchenbryggeriet
Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2
118 25 Stockholm
Stockholm

Sweden

Tel: +46 8 658 20 00

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