Swedish-British Summit: Outer Thinking

2 December, 10:00am - 5:30pm

Nobu Hotel London, 22 Portman Square, London W1H 6LW

The world is facing some fundamental challenges, from disruptions lead by the technological revolution, to climate change and a workforce with new conditions to relate to. Sweden and Britain celebrate centuries of friendship and trade, and our business and political spheres are tightly interlinked as a result of it. At the Swedish-British Summit 2021 we look at our joint future ahead, the challenges, and how we can learn from each other. “Outer Thinking” is about 21st century leadership, bringing together business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and academics from both Sweden and the United Kingdom, to address the greater trends facing us, from tech to climate change, the future workforce or global trade.

 

This is Outer Thinking

In a world where brands and businesses, business models and processes are constantly challenged and disrupted at a rapid pace, what makes good, sustainable and successful leadership? At this full-day conference we will be discussing the key trends facing any business today – from artificial intelligence to sustainability and continuous learning – and looking forward to the business of tomorrow. 

At your service will be leading speakers from both Britain and Sweden, from both business and the political sphere. Join some of the greatest thinkers on both sides of the North Sea, and discuss 21st century leadership.

Full agenda and speakers to be announced shortly.

Booking information

SCC member price: £99
YP member price: £99
Non-member price: £297

Swedish-British Summit & Annual Christmas Luncheon Package

The Swedish-British Summit takes place the day before the Annual Christmas Luncheon. To book a package and attend both events, please contact events@scc.org.uk. Joint ticket price: £299 (available to members only).

Terms & Conditions
Bookings are non-refundable after 30 July 2021, but at the discretion of the organiser, you can change the name of the person(s) attending. For this, please contact events@scc.org.uk.

Limited availability, members are prioritised.

Covid-19
The SCC is continually monitoring government and health guidelines to protect our team and our guests. Along with the venue provider, we want to provide a safe environment. All guests must comply with government recommendations with regards to self-isolation and if you are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms, we kindly ask you to stay at home. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the SCC.

Book your tickets

Speakers 2021

Hélène Barnekow.

Hélène Barnekow.

CEO, Microsoft Sweden

Hélène Barnekow has more than 25 years of experience from the IT and Telecom industry. Prior to joining Microsoft in December 2018, Hélène worked as the CEO of the Telco company, Telia Sweden. Earlier in her career she was Head of Field & Partner Marketing at EMC in Boston, USA, where she was awarded several grants for her excellent leadership and marketing achievements. She has also been assigned several leadership roles at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Hélène is part of the Board of Directors of GN Store Nord A/S and Kindred Group plc. In August 2019, Hélène launched her first book, Re:start, about valued-based leadership in a ever changing world.

Dr Carl Benedikt Frey

Dr Carl Benedikt Frey

Director, Future of Work at the University of Oxford

Carl Benedikt Frey is Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at Oxford University where he directs the programme which he also founded on the Future of Work at the Oxford Martin School. 

Frey has served as an advisor and consultant to international organisations, think tanks, government and business, including the G20, the OECD, the European Commission, the United Nations, and several Fortune 500 companies. He is also an op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Scientific American, and the Wall Street Journal, where he has written on the economics of artificial intelligence, the history of technology, and the future of work.  

His academic work has featured in over 100 media outlets, including The Economist, Bloomberg, The Guardian, New York Times, Time Magazine, Le Monde, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In addition, he has frequently appeared international broadcast media such as CNN, BBC, PBS News Hour, Al Jazeera, and Sky News.

His most recent book, The Technology Trap, was selected a Financial Times Best Books of the Year in 2019.

Andrew Bowie

Andrew Bowie

MP and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party

Since June 2017 Andrew has represented the people of West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine as their Member of Parliament in Westminster. In March 2018 he became the first new Scottish MP and the first of the 2017 intake, to be promoted when he was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. In January 2019 Andrew was promoted to Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. In August 2019 Andrew was appointed Vice Chair of the Conservative Party, his remit covers The Union and Youth within the party.

Jamie Driscoll

Jamie Driscoll

Mayor of the North of Tyne

After leaving school at 16, Jamie returned to education as a mature student to gain an engineering degree at Northumbria University.  He worked as an engineer making breathing apparatus and in the electronics and IT sector, later setting up his own software development firm.  Before being elected to the Office of Mayor, North of Tyne, Jamie was a Labour and Cooperative Councillor in the Monument Ward in Newcastle City Centre.  A passionate socialist, Jamie is committed to driving forward his manifesto pledges around community wealth building, addressing the climate emergency, revitalising life in local communities, building affordable homes and delivering lifelong learning for the people North of Tyne.  Originally born on Teesside, Jamie now lives in Gosforth with his wife and sons.

Nik Gowing

Nik Gowing

Director and Founder, Thinking the Unthinkable

Nik Gowing was the main news presenter for BBC World News (1996-2014), and he has 35 years of analytical experience in diplomacy, defence and international security. In 2018 Nik Gowing, along with Chris Langdon, released the book Thinking the Unthinkable: A new imperative for leadership in the digital age.

Jens Henriksson

Jens Henriksson

President and CEO, Swedbank

Darja Isaksson

Darja Isaksson

Director General, Vinnova

Darja Isaksson is Director General of Vinnova, Sweden’s national innovation agency, and serves as a member of the Swedish government’s National Digitalization Council. As the founder of two agencies, Isaksson has worked in business and product development for clients such as Sony Ericsson, Ikea and Husqvarna. She has served as adviser to the prime minister’s Innovation Council, been recognized as one of Sweden’s most powerful opinion-makers by financial magazine Veckans Affarer and was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government by the website Apolitical.

Jan-Olof Jacke

Jan-Olof Jacke

Director General, Swedish Enterprise

Jan-Olof Jacke is, since October 2018, the Director General of Swedish Enterprise. He holds an MBA from the Gothenburg School Of Economics. After graduation, he was a management consultant from 1995 to 1999. He has worked at AstraZeneca since 1999 as Chief Financial Officer for various units and was between 2013 and 2018 CEO of AstraZeneca Sweden.

Leif Johansson

Leif Johansson

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, AstraZeneca

From 1997 to 2011, Leif Johansson was Chief Executive Officer of Volvo. Prior to that, he served at Electrolux, latterly as Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 1997. He was a Non-Executive Director of BMS from 1998 to September 2011, serving on the Board’s Audit Committee, and Compensation and Management Development Committee. Leif was Chairman of global telecommunications company, LM Ericsson, from 2011 until March 2018. He holds an MSc in engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Leif holds board positions at Autoliv, Inc and Ecolean. He has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences since 1994 (Chairman 2012 to 2017). Leif is also a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (Chairman 2009 to 2014) and a Member of the Council of Advisors, Boao Forum for Asia.

Micael Johansson

Micael Johansson

President & CEO, Saab

Micael Johansson was deputy CEO and Senior Executive Vice President of Saab, before he was appointed President and CEO in October 2019. Micael started at Saab in 1985 and has held several executive positions within the company, including head of business area Surveillance. He holds a degree in mathematics and computer science from Uppsala University.

Sean McGuire

Sean McGuire

Director for Brussels, CBI

Sean McGuire is Europe Director for the CBI. Based in the CBI’s Brussels Office, Sean is responsible for overseeing the CBI’s post-Brexit European strategy focussing on the implementation of the Trade and Co-operation Agreement and ensuring that business interests and concerns are communicated to policymakers within the EU Institutions and UK Government Departments. As the EU’s third largest trading partner, Sean also leads several EU policy campaigns of strategic importance for UK business, including trade, climate change, services and digital and is responsible for bilateral relations with key EU trading partners. As part of the CBI’s UK Global Competitiveness Strategy, Sean co-ordinates the CBI’s B7 and B20 activities with sister federations from the G7 and G20 nations and is a member of BusinessEurope’s International Relations Committee. Sean has been with the CBI since 2001 during which time he held a number of positions. Prior to joining the CBI, Sean was European Affairs Adviser for the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF) in the UK.

Fraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson

Editor, The Spectator

Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.
Peter Sandberg.

Peter Sandberg.

Chief Executive, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Peter Sandberg is Chief Executive at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce since 2018. He holds an MSc in Political Science and Economics from Lund University and has previously worked in press and communications roles at the Swedish Embassy and Chamber of Commerce in London respectively. He has worked at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York City as Director of Program and VP, and when returning to London, joined the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association where he was part of the management team in his role as Director of Commercial Development & Membership.

Åsa Tamsons

Åsa Tamsons

Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses, Ericsson

Åsa Tamsons is Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses and member of Ericsson’s Executive Team. With focus on technology and innovation, Tamsons team is responsible to drive growth in new areas for Ericsson. They do this by identifying, developing and scaling new businesses that support Ericsson’s customers to capture the full potential of 5G, IoT and future technologies.

Tamsons team drives the Ericsson IPR and licensing, Cradlepoint – the US-based market leader in Wireless WAN Edge 4G and 5G solutions for the enterprise market, Ericsson´s global IoT platform business, Global Dedicated Networks business and Small- Medium Business Solutions (SMB Solutions), and a number of other emerging businesses in incubation stage through the innovation hub Ericsson ONE.

Henrik Tjärnström

Henrik Tjärnström

CEO, Kindred Group

Long before he was appointed CEO in 2010, Henrik Tjärnström was part of the Kindred Group (then Unibet Group). He joined the Board of Directors in 2003 and was part of the board until when he stepped into the role as Chief Financial Officer in 2008. Henrik holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Sweden. Before joining the Kindred Group, he was employed as Senior Financial Manager at Skanska Infrastructure Development AB from 2001 to 2008.

Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

Columnist, The Guardian

Polly Toynbee is a Guardian columnist and president of the Social Policy Association. She was formerly BBC social affairs editor, columnist and associate editor of the Independent, co-editor of the Washington Monthly and a reporter and feature writer for the Observer.

This is Outer Thinking

On 3 December, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK welcomed more than 25 speakers and 300+ delegates to the Swedish-British summit 2020. The summit brought together business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and academics from both Sweden and the United Kingdom to address the key trends we are facing - from technological revolution and disruption and climate change, the future workforce and global trade - and how to navigate them as a 21st-century leader.

Booking form

Your details

(If you are an individual member please write 'IM' in this field)

Event Attendees

Attendee

Keep in touch on social
Did you miss the chance to attend Tech Forum 2021? The whole programme is now available on Youtube where you can listen in on the stellar lineup of speakers discussing AI, its impact on society, ethical dilemmas and much more. Watch here: https://t.co/ULUQhDWOux
We are proud to announce #Stjärnstoft Studios, who presented their game 'SPARKS', as the winner of the pitch competition at the Games Industry Exchange event that we do on behalf of @investinskane. Congratulations Stjärnstoft! ✨
Together with @chambertalk and @investinskane, we welcome you to join us on 25 May for the first part of the Scotland-Sweden Business Exchange focusing on how to set up, expand to, do business or build connections with Scotland and Sweden. Register here: https://t.co/Q7rr5jIDOT
Join our mailing list