Expo Stage Program – Thursday 28th September


In addition to the main conference program, Nordic Edge Expo will also organise a number of Expo Stage sessions.

The Expo Stage is a smaller conference arena in the exhibition venue area.  This intimate stage offers short, interesting talks on a multitude of themes including:

  • Smart Products & Services
  • Smart City Technology
  • Smart Art & Fashion
  • Public Sector Projects

The Expo Stage Manager will be Synneva Erland.

Expo Stage Program – Wednesday 27th September

09:30 - 10:30

Bolder - "Why the Citizen will own the Digital City"

Hosted by: Eirik Skjærseth, Founder & CEO of Bolder
Contribution is the new economy. Making your data and creations available to the ecosystems surrounding you, the world will be able to integrate and conform to your needs. By contributing your data to a larger ecosystem, you make the collective more valuable than the sum of its parts. Allowing for co-creation based on any information or item made available by anyone, anywhere.  With Bolder you will record your interactions and information and help make sense of it. We believe all the data that you create should belong to you. You create it, you own it.
10:30 - 11:00

NTNU - "Technology & Emotions"

Hosted by: Andrew Perkis, Professor at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU)
Bridging technology, science, innovation and art as well as bridging new gaps in media innovation and technology.
11:00 - 13:30

Climate-KIC - "Stavanger Smart City Hall" - Open Innovation

Partners: Stavanger Municipality, Innovation Norway and Climate-KIC
Together, they issued an Open Innovation Call for the coming rehabilitation of Stavanger City Hall. The aim has been to obtain innovative ideas as to how Stavanger’s City Hall – a city landmark – can be turned into a living lab for smart city solutions. Now three finalists have been chosen to present their ideas on this pitch event. The event will also showcase Open Innovation as a concept and present former open innovation-contestants that turned their idea and participation into start-ups.
14:00 - 15:00

NextBridge Analytics - "Mobility Analytics: How Analytics helps to understand the real movement of people, using mobile network and other data."

Hosted by: Inge Grini, CEO NextBridge Analytics
NextBridge Analytics AS is a company dedicated to Big Data and IoT Analytics, specialising in Smart City initiatives. Our data scientists all have PhD with background quantitative subjects and conduct research and development for municipalities, and other clients.    Passive data from cell phones provide valuable information on whereabouts and movements of people. In our mobility research, we have investigated the use of this massive dataset as a valuable source of information to model mobility and activities in a region. The main challenge is that mobile radio cell data have low spatial precision and noise which requires careful data processing to access valuable hidden information. We will show how these data and other - unstructured - data can be utilised to enhance city planning, public transport and business planning for the transport and tourism sectors.

Schneider Electric - "EV charging for smart cities, a part of the puzzle"

Hosted by Kjetil Hulbach, EVlink Sales Manager, Schneider Electric
What part does a EV charging stations have in a smart City? Why is it so important to choose products with open and standard communication protocols?

Acando - How the Internet of Things can enable smart cities?

Hosted by: Vince Hagen and Amit Agrawal
In the shift from an industrial to a digital economy, many cities are targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver better services. However, without establishing the right enabling conditions, cities will not fully capture the opportunity. What are the right enabling conditions? We will be discussing and demonstrating latest technologies like Smart City, intelligent and flexible Smart Cloud Based Platform, Robotics, advanced user interfaces such as augmented reality.
15:00 - 15:30

Robotic Innovation - "Next generation AIV solutions"

Hosted by: Bruno Adams, Mobile Robotics European Manager
Next generation AIV solutions for handling transport and logistics of items in smart buildings. How to handle transport and logistics in smart buildings more time and cost efficient using new technology.
15:30 - 16:00

Bismart - Big Data saves Lives!

Hosted by: Albert Isern, CEO of Bismart
Big Data and predictive tools help analyze multiple data sources to identify vulnerability situations of all types in a proactive way. This quick identification will be helpful in areas where social services are required to act so they can anticipate emergency situations – like energy poverty and the need for at-home assistance – and improve people’s quality of life. Our solutions, like Smart Social Home care for Aging Populations, can help shift social services from a palliative approach to a preventative approach. Thanks to Big Data, we’ll change the world,” explained Albert Isern, CEO of Bismart.
16:00 - 17:00

Smart Fashion - "When Smart meets Human"

Hosted by: Anja Halteskog Håland, Concept Developer, Lene Gravdal, Stylist and Public Speaker from Fast Fashion to Slow Fashion and Anjali Bhatnagar, Founder & Managing Director, SOBO community
How to enable smarter fashion consumption and profitable fashion business using technology in collaboration with human interaction?

Expo Stage

Synneva Erland
Public Speaker, Communicator

How Analytics helps to understand the real movement of people, using mobile network and other data

Inge Grini
CEO, Nextbridge AS

Big Data Saves Lives

Albert Isern
CEO at Bismart