Bo Göranssons previous responsibilities include Ambassador at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director General and Chairman of Sida, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Special Advisor to the President of African Development Bank and State Secretary, Ministry of Labour. He has been the permanent representative at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Habitat, and also a member of the Governing Council of UNHCR. He has an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics.
Ylva Hambraeus Björling is Chairman of the commercial foundation - Internet Infrastructuren (IIS /.SE). She has more than 30 years of management and infrastructure experience within healthcare & welfare, IT and telecoms, in the private as well as the public sector. Ylva is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Andreas is a CEO at MedHelp - a private company in Northern Europe providing healthcare counselling services. Previously Andreas was CEO at Telefonakuten Sverige AB, and was engaged in Product Management and Sales Management positions.
Carl-Gunnar is the Head of Management & Support at 1177 / Vårdguiden, the Swedish national health phone and online counselling service. Previously Carl-Gunnar was the manager at the Biomedical Engineering Department, Karolinska University Hospital where he has held different positions since 1982. He has more than 20 years of management and development experience within healthcare, technology and IT.
Asli Kulane, MD, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor in International Health at the Equity & Health Policy Research Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet. Throughout her professional life, she has dedicated a large part of her career in working with vaccine research from laboratory to community level. Her experience spans from identifying candidates to be included in new malaria vaccine constructs, to implementing HIV vaccine trial in low income settings and developing tailored intervention to tackle vaccine hesitancy toward existing vaccines such as Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
Other areas of research include HIV/ AIDS, Tuberculosis, migration and health, equity etc. She has worked in Africa, Asia and Europe. Asli has a MD from Somali National University with a Masters of Medical Sciences from Karolinska Institutet and a PhD in Immunology from Stockholm University.
Rustam is a co-founder and the Director of Shifo. He is also the Head of Unit for Biotechnology in Low Resource Settings at Karolinska Institutet. Rustam has extensive experience from research, as well as development and implementation of eHealth solutions in high and low resource settings. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology.
Ulrika is a CFO at 2050 Consulting AB working with climate, environment and sustainability. Ulrika has previously worked as a Director at PwC as an auditor for 20+ years, focusing on internal management and control and evaluations in relation to international development work. Ulrika has travelled and worked extensively in Africa and Asia. She has also held a position as regional representative for Diakonia in South Africa for five years working with democracy and human rights.
Eugene Bushayija works for Médecins Sans Frontières/Läkare Utan Gränser (MSF) as a Development Advisor for Specialist Physicians and is the HR Branding Manager in the organization’s HR department. He has worked for MSF since its start in Sweden 25 years ago.
Expat with an interest in theoretical and practical entrepreneurship. I work between academia and business, using my time to build a well functioning ecosystem at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.
Andy is the founder of Seedcap, a consultancy based in Stockholm that provides business advice and network to tech startups mainly in ICT and cleantech. Andy has a background as entrepreneur, investment manager and strategy and business development advisor. Having worked for startups and large multinational companies, he has developed a deep understanding of the unique challenges that they face.
David works with branding, communication and film, and has a background in IT, TV, media & advertising. Having founded a number of small start ups in different areas, he works part time as advisor and as partner in a handful of established companies.
Fiona has dedicated her career to creating positive change in the world by working with corporates, accelerators and social entrepreneurs to develop profitable and scalable business models that tackle social challenges. She is Program Director of SE Forum and founder of the MAD Group – a network of experts that use their professional skills to “Make A Difference”.
Howard is the President, Co-Founder, and Design Director of Firsthand Technology, Inc., based in Seattle, Washington, USA. Firsthand specialises in transforming complex problems into engaging and intuitive experiences through games, simulations and virtual reality. The company's resume of work over 18 years includes groundbreaking projects using virtual reality to treat phobias, battlefield PTSD, and acute and chronic pain.
Jesper is an entrepreneur with long experience in building growth companies within the new media and outsourcing sectors. He is also supporting and investing in young entrepreneurs through the investment company Ulf & Vänner.
Jessica is the co-founder and CEO of startup hub SUP46 (Startup People of Sweden). To help newly-founded Swedish companies and putting the words “sharing is caring” into practice is something she sees as a community service. She has more than twelve years' experience of working with startups and is extremely passionate about both the maturing Swedish startup ecosystem and the growing startup community.
Karoline is a social entrepreneur with a passion for ICT's potential to leapfrog development by making better use of scarce financial, human and technical resources. She has several years' experience of working within International Development Cooperation. Previously, she worked at the Swedish Programme for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) to support countries in Asia, Africa and Latin Ameria to harness the benefits of ICT. Karoline was part of the team that started Shifo in 2013.
Katarina is an innovator, futurist and coach. Her background is within telecoms as a business developer. She has spent the last years mainly in the startup arena, as both entrepreneur and coach. She is a frequent speaker about the value of innovation and tech start-ups.
Lennart is Senior Design Director at McKinsey Design’s Veryday studio, one of the world’s top-ranking design and innovation consultancies. McKinsey Design has a strong commitment to people-driven innovation as a means to enhance quality of life. Based on deep people insights they help clients create and launch innovative physical and digital solutions, products and services. Lennart has a strong passion for design thinking and innovation, and 20+ years experience from areas like health services, mobility and smart technologies.
Shampa is a founding member of an Indian healthcare start-up with 150,000 users, dedicated to reducing the global chronic disease burden. Currently at Swecare Foundation, she is devoted to identifying collaborative opportunities and forging sustainable partnerships. With an MBA from INSEAD Business School and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, Shampa has over ten years' experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, and South Asia. Her network spans previous employers such as the Grameen Trust, BRAC, SIDA, and the UN.
Sven is a senior consultant in eHealth at C.A.G Mawell AB. Through his work within medical technology, telemedicine and eHealth for over 30 years, Sven has a solid understanding and experience of how healthcare activities work in practice. His main skills are his analytical and strategic ability to both see a holistic perspective while strengthening important details for functionality, security and business sense in new healthcare solutions for healthcare. Measuring accuracy, improvement ability and quality assurance are keywords for him.
Therese is a strategic consultant with a background in both the non-profit- and business worlds, for which she has carried out assignments in 14 countries. She is passionate about cross-sectoral thinking and the possibilities of using new technology in the intersection of business and global development to help achieve maximum social impact. Most recently she co-founded Sime Social Impact, the philanthropic branch of Sime, one of Europe’s largest media/tech and communications conferences, and re-launched The Non-Violence Project as it's Scandinavian Director. She now mainly resides in Mallorca and works from there.