H22 SUMMIT
A SPRINGBOARD FOR
INNOVATION!
DIGITAL EVENT
2-6 NOVEMBER 2020
HELSINGBORG/SWEDEN BUY TICKET Join h22 summit

Helsingborg, Sweden is a city at the forefront of innovation. A test bed for collaborating on smart solutions and a magnet for industry leaders and innovators from across the globe. In Helsingborg, we’re transforming our work culture to ensure we have the support and courage to push the boundaries of what’s possible – all with the goal of improving life for the city’s people!

H22 Summit will be a springboard for innovation and a platform for accelerating the work being done to co-create smarter cities. The global challenges we face together need to be solved locally – together. Join us for a 5-day open house where you can pop in for a little inspiration or stay all week to see what’s new and exciting in sustainable urban development – top speakers, lively discussions, or why not take part in a hackathon? New content will be released each day of the summit so be sure to keep a look out!

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THREE THEMES

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FACILITATE

MONDAY-TUESDAY
LEADERSHIP THAT

ACCELERATES INNOVATION

How do we create an innovative, agile organisation that supports development and strives to enable rather than govern? And how can we influence leadership perspectives to break traditional silo structures, promote resilience, and build cities that thrive?

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ELEVATE

WEDNESDAY
TECHNOLOGY
FOR
THE PEOPLE

In an era of rapid development, the human perspective is vital in the role that technology plays. We explore how we can use smart tech to connect, inspire, and elevate life for those living and working in the city.

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CO-CREATE

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
A CITY DEVELOPED BY
RESIDENTS,
FOR RESIDENTS

The residents are the beating heart of the city. But how do we create a culture of trust and transparency where co-creation and dialogue with residents are obvious elements in developing the city? And how do we harness the potential power of communities in determining their own future?

H22 SUMMIT PROGRAMME

SETTING THE SCENE

Our moderators introduce the day’s activities along with guests.

Aurore Belfrage

H22 Summit Moderator

Peter Danielsson

Mayor of Helsingborg and Chairman of the Municipal Board

BIG OPENER

Kicking off the theme with the main speaker for the day.

Audrey Tang

TAIWAN’S DIGITAL MINISTER IN CHARGE OF SOCIAL INNOVATION

BREAKING THE MOULD

The day’s second speaker brings new insights on innovation.

Peter MacLeod

PRINCIPAL AND CO-FOUNDER OF MASS LBP

SPARKING CHANGE

Fresh takes on a smarter city by our third speaker.

Cecilia Borg

ENGINEERING DIRECTOR AT SPOTIFY

CITY TALKS

Welcome to a group discussion on creating sustainable cities with change makers from across the world.

Jon Simonsson

Chair of Committee for Technological Innovation and Ethics (Komet), Swedish Government

In his role as Committee Chair, Jon Simonsson is engaged with addressing the challenges of technological development and creating conditions to accelerate the responsible use of new technologies. Jon is joining our panel talk to share his expertise in identifying policy challenges and driving policy development so that technological innovation can be best utilised for a sustainable future.

Lisa Olsson

Chief Innovation Advisor and Head of Innovation Unit at the City of Helsingborg

Lisa plays an integral role in promoting an innovation culture that permeates all levels of the city’s administration and engages residents, businesses, and academia in developing smart solutions for societal needs. Lisa brings her extensive knowledge of innovation processes and systemic transformation to our panel discussion and will be sharing her thoughts on what’s required to achieve real change.

Piret Tõnurist

Innovation Lead at OECD

With seventeen years of working with innovation in the public, private, and academic sector, Piret is an expert in analysing complex challenges, initiating their solutions, and evaluating innovations. Her experience with anticipatory innovation governance at the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) will be invaluable in our panel discussion on proactive change in leadership models.

SETTING THE SCENE

Our moderators introduce the day’s activities along with guests.

Olga Algayerova

Executive Secretary, Under-Secretary-General at UNECE

Rijal Mbamba

H22 Summit Moderator

BIG OPENER

Kicking off the theme with the main speaker for the day.

Katrien Rycken

Directeur at Leuven 2030

Katrien Rycken and Mayor Mohamed Ridouani will be presenting their city and the groundbreaking innovation work that has earned them the title of European Capital of Innovation 2020. They will share their experience of building a city-wide innovation ecosystem and transforming governance models, and how citizen engagement is crucial for mission-driven cities in achieving common sustainability goals.

Mohamed Ridouani

Mayor of the city of Leuven

Mayor Ridouani and Katrien Rycken will be presenting their city and the groundbreaking innovation work that has earned them the title of European Capital of Innovation 2020. They will share their experience of building a city-wide innovation ecosystem and transforming governance models, and how citizen engagement is crucial for mission-driven cities in achieving common sustainability goals.

BREAKING THE MOULD

The day’s second speaker brings new insights on innovation.

Jean-Eric Paquet

Director-General, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

SPARKING CHANGE

Fresh takes on a smarter city by our third speaker.

Darja Isaksson

Director General at Vinnova, Sweden’s Innovation Agency

CITY TALKS

Welcome to a group discussion on creating sustainable cities with change makers from across the world.

Alf Rehn

Professor of Innovation, Design, and Management, University of Southern Denmark

As an internationally sought-after speaker on creativity, innovation, and futures thinking, and holder of the title “Top Professor on Twitter”, Alf Rehn always brings new perspectives to any conversation. Alf will be joining one of our panel discussions and giving his thoughts on the role of cities in driving the EU innovation agenda.

Erik Bergkvist

Swedish Member of the European Parliament (REGI Full Member, ITRE BUDG Substitute Member)

Erik’s experience as President of the Regional Board of Västerbotten has given him first-hand knowledge of how European cooperation can benefit all involved. Since 2019, Erik is a member of the European Parliament. He will be part of one of the panel discussions and give his views on the EU innovation agenda and the cities’ role in climate action and European competitiveness.

Gema Roig Pallardó

Coordinator of EU projects at Las Naves

In her role as coordinator of EU projects for the agency for social and urban innovation at the City Council of València, Gema is fully engaged in how cities can drive innovation – locally, regional, and globally. Gema is joining our city talk panel to provide her take on how we can achieve a prosperous and socially cohesive Europe.

SETTING THE SCENE

Our moderators introduce the day’s activities along with guests.

Aurore Belfrage

H22 Summit Moderator

BIG OPENER

Kicking off the theme with the main speaker for the day.

Rebecka Carlsson

SUSTAINABILITY ENTREPRENEUR, CLIMATE ACTIVIST, AND BUSINESS ADVISOR

BREAKING THE MOULD

The day’s second speaker brings new insights on innovation.

Carl Heath

Vice President of Professional Education at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

SPARKING CHANGE

Fresh takes on a smarter city by our third speaker.

Michael Lake

President & CEO of Leading Cities

CITY TALKS

Welcome to a group discussion on creating sustainable cities with change makers from across the world.

Jennica Andersson

Public Sector Lead at Microsoft

With over twenty years in sales, Jennica leads public sector sales for Microsoft, an H22 partner dedicated to driving digital transformation through new innovative technologies and processes. At the panel talk, Jennica will be giving her insights on the role of tech in creating a sustainable society and the ambition to empower individuals and organisations through the possibilities created by groundbreaking digital tools.

Johan Müllern-Aspegren

Innovation Leader, Health and Social Care Department, City of Helsingborg

Having co-founded Scandinavia’s largest Design Thinking Bootcamp for nursing students, Johan is now leading and coordinating the innovation journey of 3,500 city employees. His ambition is an agile organisation with the innovation capacity to take on future challenges. Johan will bring his extensive knowledge of health tech to the panel discussion and shed new light on paths forward.

Louise Callenberg

Section Director, Digital Renewal and Collaboration, The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR)

As the head of SKR’s digital renewal and collaboration section, Louise drives the work with supporting welfare, urban development, and growth within digital renewal. She likes to work in the in-between spaces and utilise the potential and diversity of human interaction. Louise will be joining our panel talk to discuss the challenges – and of course the benefits – presented by AI within the healthcare sector.

SETTING THE SCENE

Our moderators introduce the day’s activities along with guests.

Gerald Babel-Sutter

Co-founder and CEO of URBAN FUTURE Global Conference

Rijal Mbamba

H22 Summit Moderator

BIG OPENER

Kicking off the theme with the main speaker for the day.

Joakim Jardenberg

CEO OF GET AI

BREAKING THE MOULD

The day’s second speaker brings new insights on innovation.

Victoria Escobar

Co-founder of Changers Hub

SPARKING CHANGE

Fresh takes on a smarter city by our third speaker.

Hannah Wright

Urban Planner & Knowledge Integrator

With international expertise in child-friendly planning and design, Hannah motivates and advocates for healthy city-making that melds innovation and practice. Hannah will be speaking about the importance of children’s right to play and how cities and placemakers can reclaim places to play in cities for children.

Louise Thivant-Johannsen

Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) Advisor and Child Participation Specialist, UNICEF

As a lawyer and child rights advocacy specialist, Louise Thivant-Johannsen has long worked with humanitarian affairs and the promotion of child friendly cities both at a local and global level. Louise will be speaking about the vital inclusion of children and young people in decision-making processes that shape the urban environment and will be providing insights on approaches that can bolster participation in smarter cities.

CITY TALKS

Welcome to a group discussion on creating sustainable cities with change makers from across the world.

Daniel Urey

Co-Founder and Head of LABLAB Research and Design Think Tank

With vast international experience in leading ambitious development projects, Daniel’s work at LABLAB focuses on understanding social, ecological, and spatial transitions. He explores the potential in linking theory and practice in order to reimagine built and unbuilt environments for innovative engagement. Daniel joins the panel discussion to disrupt ingrained notions on public space.

Mark Ojal

Urban Designer and Placemaking Expert at UN-Habitat

As an urbanist and a mobiliser, Mark connects ideas, people, and places. His role at UN-Habitat involves driving the implementation of the urban planning and design projects of the Global Public Space Programme. Joining us on one of our panel discussions, Mark will be sharing his thoughts on participatory urban planning and design and the vital involvement of children and communities in public space projects.

Vesna Vasiljkovic

Architect and Studio Director at Tengbom Helsingborg

Beginning with a frustration about the lack of useful practical tools for designing public places for women, Vesna’s has been a key driver in developing FairSHARE, a certification system that challenges the norms for how we lead, plan, design, and build our cities. Vesna is joining the panel to discuss children’s role in co-creating the city, and using equality as a building block in urban development.

SETTING THE SCENE

Our moderators introduce the day’s activities along with guests.

Aurore Belfrage

H22 Summit Moderator

BIG OPENER

Kicking off the theme with the main speaker for the day.

Umberto Fugiglando

Research Manager & Partnerships Lead at MIT Senseable City Lab

BREAKING THE MOULD

The day’s second speaker brings new insights on innovation.

Palle Lundberg

Chief Executive of the City of Helsingborg

SPARKING CHANGE

Fresh takes on a smarter city by our third speaker.

Daniela Chacón Arias

Executive Director of TANDEM Foundation

CITY TALKS

Welcome to a group discussion on creating sustainable cities with change makers from across the world.

Ethan Kent

Executive Director, PlacemakingX

With the goal of building a global placemaking movement, Ethan Kent is accelerating placemaking leadership and impact through targeted support for public space organisations and projects. Ethan is joining one of our panel talks to discuss a smarter city governance that uses the potential and inspiration of local communities to create positive public spaces.

Jonna Myrebris

Deputy Chief Executive of the City of Helsingborg

Having worked with both education and overseeing city property management, Jonna is now applying her expertise in city-wide issues that involve a wide range of stakeholders. She will be taking part in a summit panel and discussing public needs and co-creation in the smart design of public space.

Susanne Seitinger

SLED and Smart Communities Marketing Lead at Verizon

Together with an outstanding marketing team, Susanne works to help civic leaders solve key city challenges across transportation, public safety, and infrastructure. Joining us on one of our panel talks, Susanne will address how to build smart cities that inspire positivity and urban elements that make a real difference in the lives of residents.

The programme is subject to change

SUMMIT ON DEMAND

During H22 Summit, we have chosen to have a programme for the different stages each day, but we also provide an opportunity for attendees to watch the content whenever it suits them. Summit on Demand is a streaming service where you can choose how and when you want to enjoy our amazing range of speakers, smart panel talks, and much more. Each evening, the day’s content is moved to Summit on Demand, and when the week is over you’ll be able to choose any content you wish from the H22 Summit programme.

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