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.
Rustam is a co-founder and Director of Shifo. Rustam has extensive experience from research, as well as development and implementation of eHealth solutions in high and low resource settings.
Alberto’s Casta&Bucks is a Stockholm-based consultancy that helps organisations to identify and measure their social impact, transforming it into tangible metrics for better managerial and communicative purposes. He has work experience in international organisations in both the private and the public sector from six countries around the world.
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.
Felix is a digital tinkerer, and his experience comes from product and project management. He currently works at Spotify.
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 Director of Interaction Design and Design Strategist at Veryday, one of the world’s top-ranking design and innovation consultancies. Veryday has a strong commitment to people-driven innovation as a means to enhance quality of life. Based on deep people insights they create innovative solutions for products and services in the physical and digital world. In 2016 Veryday joined forces with McKinsey, one of the worlds most respected players in the management business. Lennart has a strong passion for design thinking and innovation, and broad experience from different areas like health, transportation, home appliances and telecom.
Nima holds a Masters degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D in Biotechnology from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and is active in both the life science and digital health. With a central role in Scandinavia’s digital health ecosystem, he has consulted for life science and venture capital companies. He is the former CEO and Co-Founder of digital health start-up DD Innovation AB, a social enterprise company with activities focused in Tanzania. His experience supports an understanding of digital health across Europe and East Africa, and the challenges of the start-up environment.
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.
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 resides mainly in Mallorca where she, amongst other things, has started a health retreat.