X Meeting Point
Oslo, Norway
20 - 21/09/2017

Seminar schedule

Wednesday - 20 September

Thursday - 21 September

9am - 10.15am | Material & Innovation stage

Tom Nordlie

For better or worse

In this open and honest lecture, Tom shows how awareness of your own skills and opportunities, combined with collective strength and potential, can take you wherever you want, regardless of what you're doing.

Tom Nordlie, Soccer trainer, mental coach, expert commentator, spekaer, 

9.30am - 10am | Smart Factory stage

Jowan Österlund

The digital body

From analogue to digital and what benefits it'll give to your life, the sociciety and environment.

Jowan Österlund, CEO, Biohax

10.30 am - 11.30 am | Material & Innovation stage

Nina Solli

The need of the digital time in the industry. How do we ensure growth and workplaces?

The digitalization gives opportunities if we are able to handle fast. Is the industry ready to take the next step in the industrial revolution? What challenges do we have to face and how do we ensure the real competence?

Nina Solli, Regional director, NHO Oslo & Akershus

10.30 am - 11.30 am | Smart Factory stage


Panel: Industry 4.0 in The Nordics

Industry 4.0 refers to smart manufacturing and production – smart factories, in which intelligent and interconnected cyber-physical systems autonomously control physical processes and communicate and cooperate both with each other and with humans, thanks to such technologies as the IoT and its sensors and controls embedded in physical devices.

The Nordics have a strong Industrial history,
specially in Sweden - how do we use this latest industrial evolution to our advantage? Meet industry leaders from Sweden, Denmark, and Norway in this panel session.

Fredrik Syversen, Director of Industry Development - in IKT-Norge - Norwayś Business Association for the Digital Industry.
Thomas Petterssen, Rejlers
Erik Wilhelm Graef Behm Business Region Göteborg
Kenn Steger-Jensen, Aalborg Universitet
Ishtar Toualiat, Tieto

12am - 1pm | Material & Innovation stage

Bård Eker

Design industry

A seminar about creativity, innovation, hard work and what importance that makes for success. Listen to this motivated seminar and get an insight of the history of Bård Eker and what made him to one of Scandinavias most successfull entrepreneur. 

Bård Eker, CEO, Eker Design AS

12am - 1pm | Smart Factory stage

Kare Kaasmoen

Digitizing - not a goal in itself

Digitizing is a very discussed notion and can easily be understand as a goal in itself and something you need to to to survive. We mean that the goal need to be increased sale and better margin. Digitizing is therefore necessary to be able to reach the goal. If you start in the wrong end it can be really expensive. 

Where should we start? What's does and don'ts? What does the automations processes do?

Kåre Kaasamoen, Product Manager, Jakob Hatteland Computers AS

1.30pm - 2.30pm | Smart Factory stage

Hans Christian Lonstad

Revitalising your equipment in the area of digital transformation. Retrofit options, connectivity technologies and edge computing.

Extracting data for the purpose of industrial digitalisation poses a challenge, as existing equipment is not designed for the purpose. Finding ways to hook it up, accessing the data and putting it into a meaningful context is key. For some processes, the amount of data extracted builds a case for edge computing solutions.

What are the options for hardware and software infrastructure, how do you handle security issues and how do you build business value by integrating cloud solutions, are some of the issues being addressed.

Hans Christian Lønstad, CTO, Data Respons

1.30pm - 2.30pm | Material & Innovation stage

Maria Strömme

Nanotechnology give materials that changes our industry, our society and our way to live. A nanorevolution has already started. 

The worlds population is getting older and we need to find sustainable solutions within all industries to ensure that our next generations will be able to have a good life. Maria will present how the nanotechnology can keep an aging population healthy, how forest kan be our new plastic or smart patches and how you can compete in formel 1 in a molecular level. Count on being educated, surprised and an optimist regarding our future.

Maria Strømme, professor of nanotechnology at the Department of Engineering Sciences, Nanotechnology and Functional Materials at Uppsala University

3pm - 4 pm | Material & Innovation stage


Accelerated Materials Innovation by Additive Manufacturing

In the recent few years, the rise of 3D-printing market came along with a wave of promises, some of which too good to be true! Are the advantages attended as much as they deserve and are the limitations discussed sufficiently? In general, are digital manufacturing technologies solving challenges or creating
new ones? Amin will walk you through the
innovative aspects of AM technologies from the
most hyped "product design" to the least explored
"materials innovation".

Amin Shahrestani Azar, Research Scientist

3pm - 4 pm | Smart Factory stage


Telenors contribution to digitalization of Norway

VP Telenor Research Ieva holds a doctorate degree in strategy and international business from BI Norwegian Business School (Oslo). She is heading the Telenor-NTNU AI-Lab and Start IoT initiatives in Telenor. Her work involves research and advisory for Telenor units on AI and Internet of Things (IoT), innovation strategy, organizational change and digital partnerships. Ieva has more than 15 years of experience in business research and advisory, teaching and academic management. Her areas of expertise lie in innovation, organization and strategy within telco, real estate, hospitality and biotech industries, in developed and emerging markets.

Ieva Martinkenaite, Vice-President, Head of Digital Innovation. Network (AI Lab / IoT), Telenor Research.

4.10pm - 4.40pm | Material & Innovation stage


How to make a difference in a 100-years old market

There are many markets still driven by technology and materials that have survived for more than 100 years. Although improvements, new ideas, new patents, etc have always emerged to maintain them for a long time, it becomes quite difficult to make a difference in the 21st century. This talk will explain the story of how a new idea can be developed and introduced in a market that has survived more than 100 years since its first patent.

Nuria Espallargas, CTO, Seram Coatings

4.30pm - 5pm | Smart Factory stage

Alexander Landmyhr

How VR is creating value for Hvordan VR skaper verdi for industrial operators.

Dimension10 provides the next generation platform for visualising and experiencing 3D-design using virtual reality. It allows any company taking their own 3D-models and simply “drag and drop” in to the platform for intuitive manipulation and interaction. Walk through your model in 1:1 scale or zoom out the get an overview, alone or together with a dispersed team around the world. It is developed for facilitating more effective discussions and ease of use for both technical and non-technical staff. 
Aleksander will give an introduction to what VR actually is and how it can be used to add value to any manufacturing company.

Aleksander Langmyhr, CEO, Dimension 10AS

9 am - 10 am | Material & Innovation stage


Augmenting space exploration

Virtual and augmented reality promise to transport us to places that we can only imagine. When joined with spacecraft and robots, these technologies will extend humanity’s presence to real destinations that are equally fantastic. NASA’s Operations Laboratory at JPL is spearheading several ambitious projects applying virtual and augmented reality to the challenges of space exploration. Through partnerships with multiple VR and AR companies, scientists on the Curiosity Mars Rover mission are exploring the Martian terrain, engineers are experimenting with new ways to control the Robonaut humanoid, and astronauts on the International Space Station are preparing to perform their work more efficiently than ever before. The lead of these projects at NASA will share their progress so far, the challenges that lie ahead, and their vision for the future of VR and AR in space exploration.

Victor Luo, Senior Technical Lead and Human Interfaces Engineer, NASA

9 am - 10 am | Smart Factory stage

Tom Venger

Robots and digitizing that changes the industry

The technical development within increased digitizing and robotization are going to change our mottos and make business on how we 're going to produce and compete. 

Tom Kristian Venger, leader NFA Robotics




10.30am - 11.30am | Smart Factory stage

Roger Schjerva

Is it possible to get the industry back to Norway?

The industry provides export revenues to the country and is important for research and development in the business sector. In the last 20 years the industry has been torn down. Germany has focused on digitizing the industry - a program called Industry 4.0, where the industry is being built up. Can we manage to get the industry back and how do we create an Industry 4.0 in Norway? What is required to building the country again?

Roger Schjerva, economist, IKT Norge

10.30 am - 11.30 am | Material & Innovation stage


Why should we cooperate in industry in the Nordic region?

In today's globalized society, the regions play a more important role than ever. The Nordic countries are among the most innovative and digitized countries in the world and, overall, are the 10th largest economy in the world. Why should we cooperate and how do we do it in practice?

Kristin Bergersen, Communications Manager, Nordic Innovation

12 - 1.30pm | Material & Innovation stage

Teknologiske nyheter

PR- communication and social media for industrial exploits

We'll take you on a trip in to the external communication world and tell you how your story can be told. This seminar suits you who run your own company, is a beginner within communication or you who want to be given an introduction in how you can create an efficiant strategy and use social media channels to reach your company's marketing goals. 

• PR & communication from print to digital

• Strategy & content

• How to write to be seen at Google

• Social media - how and when do you reach your audience?

• Crisis communikcation

Jørn Wad, Editor in chief, Tom Røren, PR- & communication advistor and Ellen Øiesvold Palsén, Sales & marketing Manager, Teknologiske Nyheter

12.15pm - 12.45pm | Smart Factory Stage

Tawfiq Shams

Economical Benefits of Additive manufacturing

Tawfiq Shams, PhD i additiv production will tell you about the 3D-printing effect at corporate development and corporate models, product design, product systems and logistics - what opportunities and what expectations do we have in the future?

Tawfiq Shams, Business Developement Manager, Additive Manufacturing

1.30 - 2 pm | Material & Innovation stage


New markets for 3D printing: Chemical and pharmaceutical industry

Product manufacturers for a wide range of industries including car, aircraft, dental and medical industry have already embraced 3D printing technology. The potential of this disruptive technology is much broader and this lecture will address the potential of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry offered by 3D printing. The goal is to intensify processes through new tailored reactors, and structured catalysts and sorbents made possible by 3D printing.

Jasmina Hafizovic Cavka, Research Manager, SINTEF

1.30 - 2.30 pm | Smart Factory stage


How the Industrial Internet of Things can drive progress and prosperity?

In the shift from an industrial to a digital economy, many companies are targeting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to deliver faster growth. But without establishing the right enabling conditions, companies will not fully capture the opportunity. What are the right enabling conditions? We will be discussing and demonstrating latest technologies like Smart Factory, intelligent and flexible Smart Cloud Based Platform, Robotics, advanced user interfaces such as augmented reality.

Vince Hagen & Amit Agrawal, Principal Engineer  IIOT Hardware 



2.30pm - 3.10pm | Material & Innovation stage

Kjell Ivar Bache

What is bioplastic, why bioplastic, what properties do they have and where are they being used

The intention is to inform about plastics based on renewable raw materials and thus are an important part of our efforts towards a sustainable society. Bioplastics are the future of plastics and the interest and usage is increasing rapidly.

Bioplastics are already playing an important role in packaging, agriculture, gastronomy, consumer electronics and automotive, just to name a few various sectors. Bioplastics are usually used to manufacture products with a short lifetime, including film, catering products, packaging and waste bags, but as technological advances are made, more and more long-lasting products are also manufactured with these materials. For example, parts of keyboards, cell phone covers and some parts in the automotive industry.

Kjell Ivar Bache, CEO, BioBag International AS

2.45pm - 3.15pm | Smart Factory Stage

Pelle Andersson

Virtual Reality in reality

Using ABB RobotStudio to reduce robot programming time

Pelle Andersson,  RobotNorge, value provider partner to ABB