• WOMEN

    IN TECH

    #WITsthlm2018

  • WOMEN IN TECH 2018

    Women In Tech’s mission is to inspire talented women to consider a future in the field of technology. We also want to inspire and enlighten women already in the industry, to stay within the field, by providing the network and experience of successful people from the wonderful world of technology and media.

    WIT2018

    For the upcoming WIT event on the 8th of March 2018 some of Sweden’s largest media and technology companies will join forces in this unique industry collaboration in order to provide the platform and network for the event Women in Tech 2018.

     

    More information will be posted shortly.

  • Photos and Video from Women In Tech 2017

    To see photos from the event, visit https://goo.gl/photos/NVuqR8TYk71FCVaR8

     

    Watch the video from WIT2017 below.

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  • PROGRAM 2017

    Women In Tech Conference

     

    12.00 Registration opens for Folkets Hus
    Registration and mingle with the sponsors. It is not possible to get a ticket at the entrance. No ticket = no entrance.

     

    13:00 Welcome to WIT Conference 2017, Sabinije von Gaffke and Anna Olin Kardell, moderators
    13:05 Matching entrepreneurs with Backers, Cristina Stenbeck, Kinnevik, Åsa Riisberg, EQT and Siri Vikman, Aéryne​
    13:45 The electrified and diversified future, Sara Hermansson, Head of hybrid and electrified powertrain projects at Scania
    14:00 The future of VR, Pearly Chen Chief of Staff at HTC Vive, Faviana Vangelius CEO at SVRVIVE Studios and Jenny Nordenborg CEO at Neat Corporation
    14:30 Break
    15:00 Breakout Sessions, read more
    - Internet of Things (IoT), Telia + Scania + Cybercom, room 307
    - How can large organizations match the speed and ferocity of the digital disruptors? MTG/Viaplay + Accenture, room 202
    - Data driven processes – the consumer journey and growth strategy, Bonnier News + Klarna, room 201
    - DI DiBalancing out the numbers. How to get more female founded tech startups – Di Digital Female Founders, room 300
    - How to create trust and security in a digital world, EY + Cybercom, room 203+204
    - EQ – an important ingredient for success, Pia Santesson, Amazing Leaders, room Auditorium

    16:00 Short break
    16:15 Panel: Leading the way in tech
    - Anki Ahrnell, CDO Bonnier
    - Caroline Dahl, CTO Ortrud Medical
    - Lena Olving, President and CEO, Mycronic
    - Tuva Palm, CTO Nordnet

    17:00 Artificial Intelligence and the challenges of a game programmer, Mehrnaz Amanat Bari, Paradox Interactive
    17:15 Technology off the beaten path, Emma Rosman, founder and CEO, Welcome App
    17:30 Keynote Renata Chlumska, Aim higher

     

    18:00-20:00 Mingle with snacks and drinks at Folkets Hus
    Age to participate is limited to 18 years, as we will serve alcohol. We have to control the age of everyone who order from the bar, so please bring ID and make sure to update the ticket with the new name and age if you give it to a friend.

  • SPEAKERS 2017

    Anki Ahrnell

    Bonnier AB

    Anki Ahrnell is Chief Digital Officer at Bonnier AB, with the mission to strengthen the digital transition and product development from a Bonnier-wide perspective. Most recently, she was Director of Digital Development at Swedbank, where she previously also served as head of Marketing and Online sales.

     

    Mehrnaz Amanat Bari

    Paradox Interactive

    Mehrnaz is working as a developer at Paradox Interactive, with focus on coding Artificial Intelligence for the game Stellaris. She loves the challenging and playful environment of the games industry, where creativity is constantly flowing and programmers are pushed to be in the forefront of technology.

    Pearly Chen

    HTC

    Pearly is Chief of Staff to Chairwoman and CEO at HTC. She is in constant search of her path to create her own legacy in the world. After spending her university years in Japan, Taiwan, and Europe speaking six different languages and experiencing diverse tastes of food and life, she landed in Hong Kong for the most unlikely job you’d imagine for her- an investment professional at Goldman Sachs.

     

    Renata Chlumska

    Adventurer​

    Renata Chlumska has been named one of the worlds Adventure Goddesses and she even has her own day in Seattle “The Renata Chlumska Day”. She feels comfortable hanging on a vertical mountain wall or paddling the wild waves of the Pacific Ocean and her next adventure will take her further and higher than she ever has been before.

    Caroline Dahl

    Ortrud Medical

    Caroline is co-founder and CTO at Ortrud Medical, a startup that makes an intelligent tourniquet for intravenous access. She spent the last decade in the UK developing soft- and wetware technology at Edinburgh, Oxford and Microsoft. When not innovating, she hosts Geek Girl Startup and the Stockholm Hardware Meetup, and teaches electrical power generation to ten-year-olds.

    Sabinije von Gaffke

    Moderator

    Sabinije von Gaffke is a versatile, passionate and knowledgeable moderator with experience across sectors and within a wide range of topics. Combined with her engaging style, unique ability to facilitate and inspire people and audiences along with her appreciated personality has made her a sought after moderator and TV-journalist, globally. Founder of The Game Changer Global Impact. Clients in cross-range of sectors including technology, business, digital health, sustainability, social impact and digital media. Previous clients include Nordic Business Forum, Brilliant Minds, PwC, UNHCR, Swedish Government Offices, TEDx and SAAB.

    Sara Hermansson

    Scania

    Sara Hermansson is Head of hybrid and electrified powertrain projects at Scania developing both the future electrified highways and wireless charging buses. She has previously designed the first LNG (Liquid natural gas) truck at Scania and been awarded as the Female tech role model 2015 for her work as founder of Female Leader Engineer.

    Anna Olin Kardell

    Moderator​

    Anna Olin Kardell is one of Sweden’s most frequently booked and appreciated moderators and debate leaders. With more than 20 years of experience in front of and behind the cameras she is a true professional. Her interview skills and stage presence has helped lift many events. Some of her clients include the Swedish government and the Administration, Tech and Healthcare industries. Prior to this, she hosted a number of TV shows for Swedish television TV4 and TV8.

     

    Jenny Nordenborg

    Neat Corporation

    Jenny Nordenborg is the CEO of VR game studio Neat Corp, currently working
    on the stealth game Budget Cuts for HTC Vive. She is also CEO of EdTech startup Brain Harbour, which aims to teach kids around world about their own brains to support their learning experience, pro-social behaviour and mental health.

    Lena Olving

    Mycronic AB

    Lena Olving is President and CEO of Mycronic AB, which is a Swedish high-tech company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of production equipment to the electronics industry. Mycronic AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Mid Cap.

    Tuva Palm

    Nordnet

    Tuva Palm is both CTO and CPO at Nordnet Bank, the first completely digital bank in Europe. She and her team currently aims at redefining the financial industry by building the next generation banking experience. Many know her as one of the hosts of STHLM TECH, the largest tech meetup in Europe. She is furthermore in the Board of directors at Lunar Way, a Danish Neo-bank.

    Åsa Riisberg

    EQT

    Åsa Riisberg is an award-winning Partner at the alternative investments firm EQT Partners. She joined the firm in 2001 and has supported company development with passion ever since. Today, she is Head of EQT’s Healthcare Sector Team. She holds a M.Sc in Financial Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics. She also holds a major in International Business from Haute Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris.

    Emma Rosman

    Welcome App

    Emma is the co-founder and CEO of Welcome App - an app for integration that started by volunteers a year ago and is now funded by Norrsken Fondation and Avito-founders. Previous to Welcome App, Emma has worked with with Business Development at Blocket and Operations manager at Uber.

    Cristina Stenbeck

    Kinnevik

    Cristina Stenbeck has been the lead shareholder of Kinnevik over the last 20 years. Cristina began her career within the Kinnevik group when she joined her first public portfolio company board in 1997. She became Deputy Chairman of Kinnevik in 2003. Served as Chairman and Executive Chairman of the Board between 2007 and 2016 and still serves on the Board today.
    Kinnevik is a family-led entrepreneurial group focused on building digital consumer businesses spanning 80 countries around the world. The six investment focus areas are: Communication, e-Commerce & Marketplaces, Entertainment and Financial Services and it recently added health and education to its current consumer focus.
    Cristina graduated with a B.Sc. from Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA.

     

    Faviana Vangelius

    SVRVIVE Studios

    Faviana is the gaming geek who started one of Europe's leading VR games studios from her living room. She is the CEO and co-founder of SVRVIVE Studios, moderator of the global network Women in VR, and has been named one of the most promising up and coming entrepreneurs in Sweden.

    Siri Vikman

    Aéryne​

    Siri Vikman is the founder and CEO of the Swedish/Parisian online brand AÉRYNE.

    Siri and her all female team work with the motto "empowering women through style", currently launching AÉRYNE Academy, a scholarship fund for underprivileged girls in the production countries of the brand. Prior to AÉRYNE, Siri received Kinnevik´s Creative Award for putting Nelly.com´s internal brands on the international fashion scene.

     

  • PRESS

    2017-02-10

     

    REKORDSTORT INTRESSE FÖR WOMEN IN TECH – 1 000 BILJETTER SLUT PÅ 7 MINUTER

     

    Intresset för Women in Tech (WIT) – Nordens största event med fokus på kvinnor i tech sektorn – fortsätter för fjärde året i rad väcka rekordstort intresse. På fyra dagar anmälde över 4 000 personer sitt intresse på Facebook, och när biljetterna släpptes på torsdagen tog de slut på 7 minuter. I programmet syns bland andra Cristina Stenbeck, Faviana Vangelius VD för SVRVIVE, Lena Olving VD för Mycronic samt Emma Rosman VD och grundare av Welcome App

     

    Sverige är ett föregångsland när det gäller techbolag och startups och dessutom ledande inom jämställdhet, men andelen kvinnor i branschen har under flera år legat på runt 30% och utvecklingen går långsamt, även om andelen kvinnliga chefer i branschen sakta ökar. Inom ramen för WIT går några av Sveriges största tech- och medieföretag årligen samman för att skapa en mötesplats där kvinnor som är intresserade av eller redan befinner sig i en karriär inom tech får träffa några av företagen i branschen. Bakom årets upplaga står liksom förra året Bonnier, MTG och Telia Company som huvudsponsorer, tillsammans med nykomlingarna Accenture, EY, HTC Vive, Klarna och Samsung.

     

    ”Vi behöver fler kvinnliga talanger inom tech- och startupbolag för att dessa bolag skall lyckas. Det krävs helt enkelt en diversifierad talangpool för att bygga globalt framgångsrika bolag. Norden är ledande inom jämställdhet och det stora intresset för WIT visar att tech-kvinnorna finns där ute och att bolagen vill anställa dem. Entusiasmen för WIT ger mig hopp om att en mer jämställd bransch med fler kvinnor i ledande positioner inte ligger alltför långt borta.” säger Rikard Steiber som är initiativtagare till Women in Tech och VD för HTC:s virtual reality-satsning Viveport.

    Årets WIT kommer tillbaka till Folkets Hus Norra Bantorget i Stockholm där 1 000 deltagare, den stora merparten kvinnor, samlas den 8 mars. Paulina Modlitba Söderlund var moderator för förra årets event och ansvarar för programmet även i år.

    ”Jag har många år i branschen bakom mig och har varit på otaliga event där både andelen kvinnor bland talarna och i publiken ligger omkring 10-20%. På WIT är förhållanden helt de omvända och för mig är det en av årets höjdpunkter att jobba med det här evenemanget och jag kan för i år utlova WIT:s hittills vassaste program.” säger Paulina Modlitba Söderlund.

     

    Följ eventet i sociala medier via #WITsthlm2017.

     

    Presskontakt

     

    Jessica Sjöberg

    VP Corporate Communications, MTG

    jessica.sjoberg@mtg.com, +46 764 94 09 13

     

    Partnerkontakt

     

    Rikard Steiber

    President Viveport and SVP Virtual Reality, HTC

    rikard.steiber@gmail.com

     

    Women in Tech började som ett event på Internationella kvinnodagen 2014. Sedan dess har WIT vuxit till en gemenskap, en plattform och en rörelse. Målet för WIT är att inspirera kvinnor att välja en karriär inom media och teknik, genom att tillhandahålla nätverk och erfarenhet från framgångsrika kvinnor och män från både företags- och entreprenörsvärlden. Årets event skapas av Accenture, Bonnier, EY, HTC Vive, Klarna, MTG, Samsung och Telia.

    2016-03-08

     

    WOMEN IN TECH 2016

    Missade du WIT 2016. Hela konferensen ligger på YouTube efter filmning i samarbete med Viaplay.

    Kontakt

    Jessica Sjöberg

    VP Corporate Communications, MTG

    jessica.sjoberg@mtg.com, +46 764 94 09 13