We all talk about it. Smart mobility, smarter infrastructure and sustainability. An ever-increasing amount of sharing solutions are emerging, along with new mobility services.

At Evolve Arena, leading experts and innovators will give you an updated picture of the mobility sector. Together they will find the best solutions for transportation of people and goods seamlessly in the city.

Confirmed speakers

These amazing speakers are among those who are sharing their insights on the Future of Mobility at Evolve Arena the 12th of May. Stay tuned for more speakers to be announced.

VICTORIA SCHEIN

Research engineer,

Ford Motors

mario schlechter

Head of Intelligent Traffic Systems

Norway, Siemens Mobility AS

Tomas E. Norlander

Research director

IFE

stein-erik vellan

CEO,

Telia Norge

Jon Christian hillestad

Head of Enterprise, CCO

Telia Norge

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nina C. yttervik

CHRO,

Posten Norge

KATE RUSSEL

Moderator, Journalist,

reporter and author

JONAS GROES

Partner, EY

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VICTORIA SCHEIN
Research engineer, Ford Motors
How many patents did you hold at the age of 25?

As a Research Engineer at the Ford Motor Company, Victoria Schein (25) is developing innovative vehicle concepts and designing technology to keep drivers safe on the road. To date, she holds 40+ patent applications relating to many topics, such as driver-assist technologies, autonomous vehicles, additive manufacturing, and mobility.

Listening to Victoria’s talk you will get insight into inventions that will shape the future of mobility, and the challenges we face when mobility advancements interacts with urban infrastucture. Her unique experience as someone without a driver’s license really helps her explore the passenger perspective, and how to move around from A to B without a car.

With her work, Victoria wants to help change the way the world moves and make distracted driving a thing of the past. She also has a great passion for STEM/STEAM and works to inspire and engage young girls in the fields of science and technology. 

Do as Ford, look to the millennial generation to keep up with tech competitors and make innovative solutions for the mobile city.

TOMAS E. NORDLANDER
Research director​,
IFE Digital System
Did you know? IFE worked and applied AI to safety critical systems like nuclear plants and oil industry already in the 1980.

Dr. Tomas Eric Nordlander is a research director at IFE, responsible for the sector IFE Digital System that consists of 7 departments and 9 laboratories in Halden. The sector handles all projects that involve interaction between people, technology and organisation, and safety in the complex process industries.

Tomas has a passion for AI and research-based innovation that brings new technological solutions into practical use, and sits as board member of several european tech companies and a Venture Capital company. He has a broad academic background, worked in AI labs in Ireland and Scotland and has over 50 research papers and book chapters.

In addition he is an Honorary Research Fellow at University of Aberdeen and has been editor and programme committee member for many scientific journals and conferences over the years. Tomas also has considerable experience as an entrepreneur, starting up and running companies both in Sweden, Ireland, and in Germany.

STEIN-ERIK VELLAN

CEO, Telia Norge

Telia Norway makes way for 5G - what opportunities will follow for our cities?

Stein-Erik Vellan has been CEO of Telia Norway since December 2019. Vellan has extensive national and international management experience from the telecom industry, with management positions in India, Serbia and Bulgaria. For the past three years he has led Telia Finland. Previously, he has worked several years as a marketing director at Cap Gemini and CEO of Thrane-gruppen. 

When Telia launches 5G in Norway, Lillestrøm is the first city to adopt the new and groundbreaking 5G technology. At Evolve Arena May 12th, Stein-Erik and Jon Christian Hillestad (CCO) will talk about the opportunities that follow the launch of Telia’s new 5G network and how they use IoT technology to create smarter cities. For instance when it comes to collecting mobility data and the efficiency of public transport

JON CHRISTIAN HILLESTAD

CCO, Telia Norge

Telia Norway makes way for 5G - what opportunities will follow for our cities?

Jon Christian Hillestad has worked in the Telia Group since 2007 and is currently Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in Telia Norway, including Telia Business and Phonero. Hillestad has extensive management experience both nationally and internationally. Prior to the role of CCO, Hillestad was Technical Director (CTO) of Telia Norway and responsible for both IT development, operations and the comprehensive 4G development that led Telia to be the winner of the largest coverage test two years in a row. Prior to this, Hillestad was responsible for IT and product development in all countries in the Nordic and Baltic.

When Telia launches 5G in Norway, Lillestrøm is the first city to adopt the new and groundbreaking 5G technology. At Evolve Arena May 12th, Stein-Erik and Jon Christian Hillestad (CCO) will talk about the opportunities that follow the launch of Telia’s new 5G network and how they use IoT technology to create smarter cities. For instance when it comes to collecting mobility data and the efficiency of public transport.

KATE RUSSEL​​L

Moderator, journalist, reporter and author​

Journalist, reporter and author - an insightful and adept conference moderator

In her role as a technology reporter Kate has had the opportunity to travel the world looking at the latest smart city technologies – from autonomous wheelchairs in Tokyo airport to Robo-cops policing the streets of Dubai. She will bring to our stage this breadth of experience and incurable enthusiasm for the role of technology when creating smarter life in human cities.

Currently Russell appears regularly on BBC technology programme Click and writes a monthly column for National Geographic Traveller magazine. She also speaks regularly at technology events and conferences and digital strategy and policy meetings, as well as lecturing in schools and universities to inspire the next generation of technologists.

Her website has won multiple awards for best technology blog and she has been featured as one of the top 50 most influential women in UK IT by Computer Weekly magazine for the last two years. She also writes sci-fi and fantasy with two published novels now available.

JONAS GROES

Partner at EY

The platform’s burning but no one’s looking. Managing city assets in a future-fit, intelligent way isn’t easy. But it’s worth it.

As Partner at EY, Jonas Groes is responsible for the public and governmental sector at EY Denmark and for major clients such as the Municipality of Copenhagen, The Danish Regions, the Danish Business Authority and the Ministry of Finance. 

Jonas is leading EY’s effort in shaping the future of Danish cities by aiding the Danish public and governmental sector in their digital transformation with progressive technologies within intelligent automation e.g. robotic process automation, machine learning and data analytics. 

For the last couple of years Jonas has had special focus in asssisting Danish cities in digitalizing and optimizing their asset management approach and making decisions regarding renewals and maintenance, more data driven and fact based than ever before. This transformation is a key building block in creating smart cities that both increases the quality of life of its citizens and leaves as small as possible impact on the environment.

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