Track: Digital Leadership

Wednesday, November 4

Digital leadership requires a diverse toolbox, as well as the ability to combine those tools strategically across channels. This conference track brings together leaders with a variety of skill sets, and covers a wide array of topics.

Social Event: Morning run

06:30 – 07:00

Join the morning run to prepare for a day of learning and networking. We will run about 25 minutes at a relaxed pace.
We meet in front of Godsbanen (corner of Skovgaardsgade and Sonnesgade)

8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast & Registration

The conversation starts at breakfast. Have one or several cups of coffee and get a great start to the rest of the day.

9.00 – 9.15



9:15 - 10:00

Keynote: The evolution of memory

An unusual property of humans (compared with other animals) is language, since for the first time information about long-term survival can be passed by other means than genes.

This has led to the creation of the subject of ‘memes’, as analogous to genes, as carriers of information in human society. Memes have allowed humans to create buildings, cities, and to fly like gods through the sky, albeit often in rather cramped surroundings with terrible food. And to create computers.

So should we regard computers as a product of human genes? And if so, should we care?

Steven Pemberton (NL)
Researcher, author, public speaker, and occasional broadcaster

10.00 – 10.30

Coffee, tea & networking


Track: Digital Leadership

10:30 - 12:00

Leadership in a complex world

How can we use sensemaking to navigate through change?

How does agility and complexity relate?

This will be a no-slides experience where everybody will be invited to chip in with their reflections and experiences.

Christian Vandsø Andersen (DK)
Senior Director at LEGO

12.00 – 13.00



Track: Digital Leadership

13:00 - 13:45

When it IS about the technology

Digital leadership really is a cross functional discipline, and depending on where you are anchored in the organization, technology is often either downplayed or put at the center of digital transformation.

But it shouldn't be an either/or. And sometimes it really IS about the technology if we make it or not.

I'll be sharing how I have approached the transformative potential of technology in Kvadrat, going from 'digital on the outside' towards 'digital on the inside'. Kvadrat is a global textile design company and the national winner of the Danish EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019.

Marie Kronborg Ellemose (DK)
Head of digital at Kvadrat

13.45 – 14.00

Coffee, tea & networking

14.00 – 15.00


Come join 2 x 25 minutes of informal roundtable discussions to get answers on your specific questions or help others by sharing your expert knowledge.

15.00 – 15.30

Coffee, tea & networking


Track: Digital Leadership

15:30 - 16:30

It’s never about the technology

How can storytelling, human-centricity and cultures of generosity shape motivated, self-driven digital teams?

I will share my real-life experiences from working with digital innovation across industries – most recently at Novo Nordisk – and I am aiming for a lot of discussion and knowledge sharing throughout.

Mary Sandberg (DK)
Digital Innovation Director at Novo Nordisk

16.30 – 16.45

Coffee, tea & networking

16.45 – 17.45

Small Feature Award

What’s the small feature that really makes the product way better? Is it a small design change, an elegantly engineered new piece of functionality or something else?

In this new contest, we celebrate the unsung heroes of the workplace: The small features that make all the difference.

Social Event: Networking dinner

18:30 – 21:30

Location: Mammas, Frue Kirkeplads 1, 8000 Aarhus C