Speakers

Speakers will be announced on a rolling basis, so please check back often as we announce additional speakers.

Limonado Analytics
/ Anton Vedel
CEO & co-founder
Anton Vedel
CEO & co-founder
Anton has created an AI-based tool to help corporates discover transforming trends within their industries. For the product development he takes a distinctly collaborative approach, incorporating data from market leaders such as Cisco, H&M and Maersk.

Anton will talk about how you co-create with multiple partners - and give them the future of competitor analysis in return.
Danfoss + The Ramp
/ Ricki Mae Melchior
Digital Entrepreneur
Ricki Mae Melchior
Digital Entrepreneur
Ricki is a part of the team behind The Ramp, a startup studio propelled by Danfoss. The Ramp explores how Danfoss can create new value for their customers. This means moving from mechanical engineering into digital self help tools and communities. And through every project, striking a balance between creative freedom and Danfoss’ overall strategic vision.
Startupbootcamp
/ Alex Farcet
Co-founder
Alex Farcet
Co-founder
Alex is the lead founder of Startupbootcamp, one of world’s largest startup accelerators with programs across Europe, Asia, and the U.S. On Alex’ agenda is supporting the growth of entrepreneurs and helping established companies play a vital part in the process. At Rainmaking Summit he will facilitate our workshop on the future of startup + corporate partnerships.
Rainmaking Innovation
/ Jordan Schlipf
Partner
Jordan Schlipf
Partner
Jordan concentrates his energy on Rainmaking Innovation, where he works with corporates, governments and universities to transform industries. Previously he has worked within venture capital and been an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at University College London. During Rainmaking Summit he will run our workshop on how to structure innovation journeys.
Microsoft
/ Marianne Dahl Steensen
CEO Denmark & Iceland
Marianne Dahl Steensen
CEO Denmark & Iceland
Microsoft is in the middle of a serious transformation, and Marianne is setting its course for the Danish and Icelandic markets. She will talk about the company’s big move from selling Windows licenses to focusing on cloud-based services that provide the customers up-to-speed insight on their industry. Marianne is passionate about making a distinctive Nordic mark on Microsoft’s cloud strategy, so it enhances trust and collaboration between users.
Rabobank
/ Marco Bosma
SVP Fintech & Innovation
Marco Bosma
SVP Fintech & Innovation
Marco is instrumental in driving Rabobank through the fintech scene’s current boom. He will circle in on how you identify the right startup partners within your own industry - with precise research as the point of departure. At Rabobank he has made it a virtue to connect in-house forecasting of technology trends and creating new business opportunities.
IBM Europe
/ Kim Escherich
Watson IoT
Kim Escherich
Watson IoT
Kim helps IBM’s users discover what Internet of Things can do for their business. He is also deeply involved in the roll-out of IBM’s artificial intelligence product, Watson, that allows companies to use data as an evermore intelligent growth tool. At Rainmaking Summit Kim tells the story of how IBM is redefining their core offering and making the world’s most interesting emerging technologies accessible for entrepreneurs.
SUPERFLEX
/ Malene Natascha Ratcliffe
Director
Malene Natascha Ratcliffe
Director
In a wide range of projects the artist collective SUPERFLEX has challenged corporate culture and some of its most iconic symbols: the logo brand, the flagship store, the shiny headquarters. Whether its JPMorgan Chase, Louis Vuitton or Deutsche Bank, SUPERFLEX puts these companies into new, surprising contexts. For fall 2017 they bring one of their biggest artworks so far to Tate Modern in partnership with Hyundai.

Malene will break down the creative practice of SUPERFLEX, which is based on always selecting the project you cannot pull off alone.
CO:CUBED
/ Jeremy Basset
Founder & CEO
Jeremy Basset
Founder & CEO
Jeremy helps large corporations build their partnerships with startups. Today an independent voice, the backbone of his knowhow comes from launching and running The Unilever Foundry from 2014-2016. The project lets entrepreneurs collaborate with Unilever’s 400 brands and access their global crowd of 2.5 billion customers. Jeremy will flesh out learnings from The Foundry’s multisided approach to startups: mentoring them, using them as out-of-the-box problem crunchers, and investing in their products.
LEGO
/ David Gram
Senior Innovation Director
David Gram
Senior Innovation Director
How does a company like LEGO maintain its creative lead? David has had this question on top of his agenda as Senior Innovation Director for the playful corporate. Part of the formula has been setting up internal teams with talents from across design, engineering, and marketing. He knows about the challenge of keeping a rebellious + holistic point of view throughout the process. On his way to step into a new role as independent innovator, David looks back at LEGO and takes us through his learnings.
JUNE + Danske Bank
/ Michael Drexelius
Venture Lead
Michael Drexelius
Venture Lead
JUNE is the latest project from Danske Bank’s MobileLife unit, a service that demystifies personal investments. Everyone should be able to invest, according to JUNE’s team. Sensibly and in a way that fits your overall economy. After launching this spring, Venture Lead Michael Drexelius will break down how the customers have received JUNE, and how it fits into a bigger move towards redefining banking.
British Telecommunications
/ Mike Hodgson
Head of Innovation Engagement
Mike Hodgson
Head of Innovation Engagement
Mike is BT’s Head of Innovation Engagement. His daily tasks include identifying emerging technologies that can affect BT across areas such as enterprise IT, mobile, cloud data and security. At Rainmaking Summit Mike will give special attention to the learnings from BT’s Infinity Lab Programme for entrepreneurs.
Trinity University
/ Chris Locke
Lean Startup Practitioner
Chris Locke
Lean Startup Practitioner
Chris comes with a background from Pearson, where he served as Director of the Product Lifecycle. This set of tools created an agile structure around new product and service development. With a sharp eye on putting the customer first and supporting growth, the Product Lifecycle has been rolled out across Pearson’s markets. Today working with growth drivers at Trinity University, Chris will - among other questions - answer: How entrepreneurial can a big organization become?
Autobutler
/ Peter Zigler
Co-founder
Peter Zigler
Co-founder
As co-founder of Autobutler, Peter has moved from startup to serious scaleup with his car repair platform. Last year the European car manufacturer PSA (Citroën and Peugeot) made a large investment in Autobutler. The partnership with PSA has accelerated Autobutler’s growth, but it has also fostered a merge between two company cultures. Peter will make us wiser on what it makes sense to hold on to + let go off, when you take on a new majority stakeholder.
Queue-it
/ Camilla Ley Valentin
Co-founder & CCO
Camilla Ley Valentin
Co-founder & CCO
Camilla is at work expanding her company Queue-it, one of the most interesting growth successes coming out of the Danish entrepreneurial scene. Queue-it’s services for controlling massive website traffic are developed by a distinctly international team. This mark of diversity has been prioritized by Camilla from the beginning, as it aligns with her company’s global market reach. At Rainmaking Summit she will bring her internal innovation culture to the table in conversation with Microsoft’s CEO Marianne Dahl Steensen.
Danfoss
/ Thomas Kolster
Head of Digital Transformation
Thomas Kolster
Head of Digital Transformation
Thomas is in charge of the digital transformation within Danfoss. Aside from being the connection to the mothership for Danfoss’ external startup studio, The Ramp, Thomas keeps a focus on crafting platforms and other touchpoints that increase the loyalty of customers.
FemTechGlobal
/ Ghela Boskovich
Founder
Ghela Boskovich
Founder
Ghela is the founder of FemTechGlobal, a community working towards diversity in the tech-driven part of the financial sector. She is passionate about collaboration and new ways of partnering and mentoring, all things we are deeply interested in at Rainmaking Summit. Throughout the day, she will be the lead moderator on our Main Stage.
IKEA
/ Tony Sandelius
Head of New Business & Innovation
Tony Sandelius
Head of New Business & Innovation
Tony is in charge of IKEA’s collaborative program, co-create IKEA. It allows people to create future products for the market leader within accessible furniture & living. But it also reaches out to universities, independent innovation labs, makers spaces and startups across the globe. The goal: To find better solutions for everyday challenges. Tony will talk about how you execute on such a broad co-creation strategy. And what happens to a company, when anyone can be an IKEA designer.

Now, let’s build a vision that serves your company in the long run.

When embarking on an innovation journey, you either plan ahead or plan to fail. The vision you build today will lay the foundation for a technical and cultural transformation that will last, and most crucially, will be successful.

So you’ve recruited the director of digital transformation – then what? Do you engage with startups? Do you form teams – away from the core business – in order to free creativity and avoid being dragged back into legacy corporate thinking? In a year’s time, will you have anything to show the board on what your digital team has actually delivered?

We believe in not shying away from the tougher conversations and ground work that needs to be done at the start of the innovation journey. Rainmaking Summit is the place where you will learn to navigate those conversations and gain the stamina to follow through.


Summit Agenda: 7th September 2017

The agenda is organised around three streams - designed to offer you the targeted advice and guidance most relevant to your business.

The three streams are open to all attendees. We encourage you to pick and choose the talks, presentations and workshops that best meet your needs.

8:30 - 10:00
Arrival, registration and breakfast
10:00Program Starts
10:00
Opening keynote
The corporate startup

Chris Locke, Lean Startup Practitioner, Trinity College

10:30
Rabobank
How to identify the new technologies to strengthen your business 


Marco Bosma, SVP Fintech & Innovation, Rabobank. In conversation with Thomas Krogh Jensen, CEO, Copenhagen Fintech

10:55
CO:CUBED
Let the crowd solve your brand’s biggest challenges

Jeremy Basset, founder CO:CUBED, former Head of Unilever Foundry

11:20
Coffee Break
11:40
British Telecommunications
How did this old industry establish one of the widest collaborations with the startup scene?


Mike Hodgson, Head of Innovation & Engagement, BT. In conversation with Martin Bjergegaard, partner, Rainmaking

12:00
Q&A
Q&A with Rabobank, CO:CUBED and British Telecommunications
12:25
JUNE by Danske Bank
Danske Bank’s new approach to investment customers

Michael Drexelius, Venture Lead, JUNE / MobileLife

12:45Lunch + connect with fellow innovators
13:50
Microsoft + Queue-it
The impactful organization

Marianne Dahl Steensen, CEO Microsoft Denmark & Iceland. In conversation with Camilla Ley Valentin, co-founder, Queue-it

14:10
Q&A
Q&A with IKEA, Microsoft and Queue-it
14:30
IBM
Internet of Things as an innovation driver

Kim Escherich, Watson IoT, IBM Europe

15:00Coffee break
15:30
LEGO
Learnings from the Creative Play Lab


David Gram, Senior Innovation Director, LEGO

16:00
SUPERFLEX / SHOWCASE
Always choose the project you can’t pull off alone


Malene Natascha Ratcliffe, Director, SUPERFLEX

16:25
IKEA
The next chapter of co-creation

Tony Sandelius, Head of New Business & Innovation, IKEA. In conversation with Alex Farcet, co-founder, Startupbootcamp

16:45
Closing keynote
Tools you can try out tomorrow

Jordan Schlipf, Partner, Rainmaking Innovation

17:15Drinks
10:00
Nordic Fintech
Where is the fintech ecosystem headed?

Thomas Krogh Jensen, CEO, Copenhagen Fintech. In conversation with Jacob Isaksen, Founder & CEO, Avian, and Annine Nordestgaard Bentzen, Head of Engagement, Hufsy

10:30
The Ramp
A startup studio by Danfoss


Digital Entrepreneur from the Ramp, Ricki Mae Melchior. In conversation with Thomas Kolster, Global Digital Transformation, Danfoss

10:55
Autobutler
How to merge your startup’s culture + an incoming corporate majority stakeholder

Peter Zigler, co-founder, Autobutler

11:20
Limonado Analytics
Big data tells me where your industry is headed


Anton Vedel, co-founder, Limonado Analytics. In conversation with Johan Vardrup, Head of Communications, Rainmaking Loft CPH

11:40
Low-Fi
Founder’s Journey: A personal look at our startup culture

Anne Dvinge, Founder & CEO, Low-Fi.

12:00
12:25
12:45
13:50
14:00
Workshop Zone
14:00 - 15:00
14:00 - 15:00
The next generation of startup + corporate growth partnerships

Facilitated by Alex Farcet, co-founder, Startupbootcamp

15:00
15:30
16:00
16:25
16:45
17:15

When & where + who to talk to?

Time

Rainmaking Summit happens September 7th 2016: 9.00-17.00

Location

Rainmaking Loft Copenhagen
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 41, 1434 Kbh K

Transport

Rainmaking Loft is easily accessible by harbour bus, bus (Line 9A) and metro (nearest stop is Christianshavn Torv from where you can take 9A – or a short stroll – to Holmen. Find more info on movia.dk

General inquiries

Drop a mail to Project Manager Andrei Anghel: aa@rainmaking.io

Media

Request access to the conference by signing up with Head of Communications Johan Vardrup: jv@rainmaking.io

Location:Rainmaking Loft Copenhagen