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Technology Summit 2020 AVLYST

Årets Technology Summit er dessverre avlyst på grunn av korona situasjonen, men vi lover å komme sterkere tilbake i 2021! We regret to inform you that this years Technology Summit has been cancelled due to the covid-19 situation. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Robustness in a volatile world

Den nye normalen har på rekordtid endret det digitale veikartet og gitt både ledere og ansatte nye utfordringer. Digitaliseringen har akselerert over natten på alle nivåer i næringslivet og i samfunnet for øvrig. Bedriftene må raskt finne nye løsninger samtidig som de utvikler nye og robuste forretningsstrategier ikke bare for å takle krisen nå, men også blomstre i fremtiden.

Industri og næringsliv kan dra fordel av et mer helhetlig tankesett ved å dele, vokse og transformere i et felles økosystem. I dagens digitalt tilkoblede verden gjør disse økosystemene det mulig både å utvide i eksisterende markeder og konkurrere effektivt.

The new norm has in record time altered the digital roadmap and is presenting challenges for both managers and employees. Digitization has accelerated overnight at all levels of industry, and in society at large. Business must find quick solutions while developing new and robust business strategies that allow them to not only cope in a crisis, but flourish.

Industry can benefit from a more holistic mindset by sharing, growing and transforming together in a common ecosystem. In today’s digitally connected world, ecosystems are important enablers for expanding in existing markets and competing effectively.

Be where the best ideas are shared and real progress is made

Meet our speakers

Rita McGrath

Rita Gunther McGrath is a world-renowned thought leader and a professor at Columbia Business School, where she directs the popular Leading Strategic Growth and Change program. She is widely recognized as a premier expert on leading innovation and growth during times of uncertainty. In her speeches and consulting, Rita works with Fortune 1,000 companies, helping boards, CEOs, and senior executives act strategically in rapidly changing and volatile environments. She has received the #1 achievement award for strategy from the prestigious Thinkers50 and has been consistently named one of the world’s top ten management thinkers in its bi-annual ranking.

Rita is recognized as one of a small group of experts who have built today’s best-in-class innovation practices, and her tools for making innovation a managed proficiency was integral to the foundation of the “lean startup” movement. In 2009, she was elected as a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society in recognition of her impact on the field. She has also been elected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and has received the “Theory to Practice” award at the Vienna Strategy Forum.

Omera Khan

Professor Omera Khan inspires businesses to embrace change, build resilience, develop dynamic teams and prepare for future disruptions through customised solutions. Using her specialist knowledge and expertise she works with organisations to adapt and transform their processes. She brings both insight and sensitivity to global companies facing the challenges of transition and develop effective tools and solutions that empower creative leadership to achieve your goals.

From the outset, Omera’s path to becoming a Full Professor and business leader in logistics, operations and supply chain management was never pre-destined nor an obvious choice to make. Primarily, this was because academia, supply chain management and business leadership were, at that time, heavily male dominated arenas and still are, albeit to a lesser degree, today.

Omera’s venture into supply chain management began after graduating in textile design when she chose to pursue her passion for design through an alternative route. After completing a Masters in design procurement at UMIST (University of Manchester, UK) with much success, the university sponsored her subsequent PhD in Supply Chain Risk Management.

Her journey has been challenging but immensely rewarding. Today her success places her as one of just 120 business leaders in Europe invited onto the executive committee of the CILT “Leaders in Supply Chain” forum. Omera, however, states her greatest career achievement as having led the way for other women in supply chain management. She is passionate about supporting and encouraging many more women into senior roles in this field.

Espen Barth Eide

Espen Barth Eide er statsviter, politiker og han er Stortingsrepresentant for Oslo Arbeiderparti fra 2017.

Frem til 14. august 2017 var Eide Kypros-spesialrådgiver for FNs generalsekretærer Ban Ki-moon og Antonio Guterres. Fra 2014 til 2016 var han direktør i Verdens økonomiske forum. Han var forsvarsminister 2011–2012 og utenriksminister 2012–2013 i Jens Stoltenbergs andre regjering.

Eide var prosjektleder 1991–1993 og generalsekretær 1992–1993 i Europabevegelsen. I 1993 ble han forsker ved Norsk utenrikspolitisk institutt (NUPI), hvor han ledet FN-programmet 1996–2000 og avdelingen for internasjonal politikk 2002–2005.

Han ble kåret til «Morgendagens verdensleder» av Verdens økonomiske forum i 2003, og ble tildelt Norsk Petroleumsforenings studiefonds pris for en analyse av norske interesser i Nordområdene i 2005.

Eide er nestleder i styret for Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue i Genève og styremedlem for SIPRI i Stockholm og NUPI i Oslo.

Christian Rangen

Over the past 19 years, Christian Rangen has advised companies and governments globally on strategy, transformation, innovation, and developing innovate ecosystems. He has worked extensively on corporate transformation programs across a range of industries, working closely with CEOs, Boards and strategy leaders to navigate transformation journeys.

His work spans building Innovation Superclusters in Malaysia, helping Norwegian energy companies think about open innovation in practice, develop the Swiss innovation ecosystem and reshaping the Norwegian Innovation Cluster program.

Over the past decade he has developed 75 new strategy tools (canvases), four advanced learning simulations and trained 1000’s of people in the Strategy Tools methodology. Today, the strategy tech platform has users in 100+ countries and customers in 65+ countries. Looking ahead, he is working to develop a strong global community and scale the Strategy Tools platform globally.

Chris is also business school faculty or visiting faculty, teaching strategy, transformation and the clean energy revolution at five business schools. He is an active public speaker and presents frequently at international management and strategy conferences

His recent publications include:
Building the Transformational Company (2020)
Building Innovation Superclusters (2019) (English, Chinese mandarin)
The shifting Energy Arena (2018)

Pamela F. Willgohs

Pamela F. Willgohs is Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales in Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, a Business Area within Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG).

Since joining KONGSBERG in 2003, Ms. Willgohs has worked in a variety of roles across the organization. After an initial start in the simulation and training business, she has worked in marketing and sales within C4ISR, air defense, remote weapon stations and most recently as the lead of the Medium Caliber Turret Division within Protech Systems.

Ms. Willgohs was born and raised in Minnesota, USA. In 1990, she graduated with honors from Hamline University with a BA in Psychology and began her career as a Human Factors Engineer with the Hughes Aircraft company and later working International Programs for Motorola Government Systems. In addition to her extensive experience in international marketing and sales, Ms. Willgohs has years of experience in working directly with military leadership, soldiers and the acquisition organizations world-wide.

Welcome to Technology Summit

We are happy to welcome you to Technology Summit, a conference hosted by Kongsberg Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the Kongsberg industry for more than 20 years.

The conference gathers executives and decision-makers to get insight and discuss new and exciting trends and challenges of technology and innovation from a leadership perspective.

After an inspiring day, we invite you to join us at the traditional Meet & Mingle Dinner for networking and for sharing reflections.

You and your business can be part of building solutions for the future. Be sure to be where the best ideas are shared, and real progress is made.



The city of Kongsberg is situated 80 km south-west of Oslo, and 130 km from Oslo International Airport.

From Oslo Airport to Kongsberg it takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes by train. Timetables

By car
If you choose to drive it takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes from the airport, and about 1 hour and 10 minutes from the centre of Oslo.


Quality Hotel Grand
www.grandkongsberg.no // tlf. +47 32 77 28 00

Best Western Gyldenløve Hotell
www.gyldenlove.no // Tlf. +47 32 86 58 00

Kongsberg Hostels
www.kongsberg-vandrerhjem.no // Tlf. +47 32 73 20 24

Søstrene Storaas Hotell
Located about 20 km from Kongsberg city center.
www.storaas.no // Tlf. +47 32 77 13 00

Lampeland Hotell
Located 22 km from Kongsberg city center.
www.lampeland.no // Tlf. + 47 32 76 09 00

What is Technology Summit Kongsberg?

Technology Summit Kongsberg takes place in week 45, Thursday 5th November.

Technology Summit Kongsberg aim to present a holistic and professional experience for the participants. The overall theme of the conference is Innovation, Technology and Leadership.

Technology Summit Kongsberg is hosted by Kongsberg Chamber of Commerce
in cooperation with the Kongsberg industry.


The city of Kongsberg has Norway’s largest high-tech cluster, known world-wide for its advanced technology and products.

Kongsberg is an industry-driven competence cluster solely based on brain power and with leadership positions in many industries. Innovation is increasingly taking place in collaboration between companies, customers, suppliers and knowledge communities.

The Kongsberg industry strength its competitiveness through faster innovation, smart use of new technology and further development of sharing culture.


Technology Summit Kongsberg is hosted by Kongsberg Chamber of Commerce
in cooperation with the Kongsberg industry.

Find us

+47 32 29 90 50

Krona Hasbergsvei 36,
3616 Kongsberg