14–15 NOV
@EPICENTER
14–15 NOV
@EPICENTER

FORMING THE FUTURE AS WE SPEAK

 

SIME

STOCKHOLM, NOV 14—15 @EPICENTER

2000+ LEADERS, TALENTED ENTREPRENEURS, STARTUPS, EXPERTS, INVESTORS, PRESS AND FANS

Welcome to Sime Stockholm and Sime land

–a truly unique journey in digital opportunities

The world keeps changing. Yesterday’s hype is today’s reality. Sime 2018 is about mastering the new normal, while preparing for what’s next. Not by providing all the answers but by challenging chosen truths and posing the right questions. The event is held at Epicenter, our own house of innovation in Stockholm, where ideas come alive.

Sime has since 1996 been a destination for leaders interested in digital transformation. As a co-founder and owner of Epicenter, an international network of digital innovation houses,  we gather the most interesting minds and hearts in digital of our time.

Speakers at Sime Stockholm, November 14–15

Every year we scout the most inspiring, experience wise and entertaining speakers to give you a mix of important, inspirational and wonderful talks and presentations from around 100 contributing speakers during the two days.

The speakers are presented continuously and Ola Ahlvarsson and his team of moderators and curious trouble makers are proud to present this week’s 8 featured speakers.

Max Tegmark

Max Tegmark

Professor MIT, scientist on cosmology and world famous thought leader on AI

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Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson

Previously VP World Marketing Communications at Apple during the Steve Jobs era

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Ariel Garten

Ariel Garten

Founder Muse, the brain measuring meditation device and a celebrated TED speaker

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Matt McMullen

Matt McMullen

CEO/Creative Director Realbotix and controversial creator of Harmony...

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Tiffani Bova

Tiffani Bova

Author and global customer growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce

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Chris Dancy

Chris Dancy

The world's most connected man (back on public equest)

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Ann Hellenius

Ann Hellenius

Swedish CIO Superstar, known for having lead the digitalization of the City of Stockholm

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Vikram Gandhi

Vikram Gandhi

Senior reporter Vice media and award-winning film maker (Kumare – the true story of a false prophet).

Agenda Day 1 – Nov 14

The agenda day 1 will give you the tools, thinking and inspiration needed to take your digital dreams to the next level. From understanding the big questions and paradigm shifts to deep dives in industries and technologies.

AI SUMMIT

CUSTOMER EXCELLENCE SUMMIT

LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SUMMIT

SOCIAL IMPACT SUMMIT

YOUR OWN SUMMIT?

Agenda Day 2 – Nov 15

The agenda day 2 has the same setup during the day with summits, main stage sessions and expert talks. Designed to give you the tools, thinking and inspiration needed to take your digital dreams to the next level. From understanding the big questions and paradigm shifts to deep dives in industries and technologies.

DIGITAL MARKETING SUMMIT

IOT SUMMIT

SCALE-UP SUMMIT

FUTURE OF RETAIL SUMMIT

BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT

MINDSHIFT AND CONSCIOUSNESS SUMMIT

Your Guide to Sime Land

This year’s Sime Stockholm November 14th–15th will convert Epicenter Stockholm into Sime Land and two full days and evenings of digital business, inspiration, teaching, learning, matchmaking and exploration. At Sime Land the participants pick and choose their own experiences, deep dive in any of the many summits and expert talks, get inspired by amazing stories and speakers on our inspiration stage, close deals and meet new leads in our matchmaking zone, showcase your very best in our demo zone and network or just have a great time at our parties and cocktails.

What make Sime unique is the vibe, the mix of c-level executives from different industries, experts, start-up and scale-up entrepreneurs, scientists and aficionados from the Nordics and beyond.

  • Inspiration stage

The first hours of every day and the last hours of the afternoon Sime’s inspiration stage is proud to present international top speakers, thinkers and doers that will touch your heart and maybe change the way you look at the world forever. Amazing founders, freedom fighters, astronauts and mad scientists are just some of the profiles from earlier Sime. The format is fast-paced, fun and for real.

  • Sime Summits

The Sime Summits deep dive in a technology, phenomenon, industry or function. A summit is typically a 2–2,5 hours experience with handpicked guests and thought leaders. Followed by business matchmaking, demos and networking. See agenda Day 1 and 2 above for details on which summits are already planned for November 14–15. (Additional summits might be added or changed based on participant and partner requests).

  • EXPERT ZONE

In the Expert Zone we offer the expert talk format which is an opportunity to explore and discuss a topic with experts and thought leaders in a more intimate setting during a 45 minute session. The conversations, formats and participant constellations vary for the respective topics, but the core ingredients: cutting edge knowledge; curiosity; and the exchange if ideas stay the same. Depending on the input from partners and participants 12–20 sessions will be offered during the two days. Some of the already prepared expert talks are:

–Digital Transformation – experience sharing session between industries

–The Future of Architecture and Design

–Investing in Tech

–Digitizing Customer Management

–Next Level Retail

–Corporate Innovation

–Mindshift – The world we want to create

–Internationalization

  • RETAIL ZONE

At the retail zone we explore the future of retail, a sector virtually exploding with threats and opportunities as digital re-writes the rules forever. Here new technologies are mixed with the most relevant international and local speakers, experience sharing and new business models.

  • Matchmaking Zone

One of the most popular activities at Sime is to connect with existing and new customers, explore partnerships, meet crazy entrepreneurs or your next colleague. The matchmaking zone enables all participants to book meetings with each other, international guests, speakers, journalists or new friends. The matchmaking zone offers multiple ways to connect, from our matchmaking app, to the deal rooms with pre-arranged meetings, to curated serendipity or drinks in the matchmaking bar. Sime offers double opt-in (think Tinder for business) ensuring mutual initial interest.

  • DEMO ZONE

In the demo zone we invite our participants and partners to showcase the most interesting, inspiring, fascinating and important technologies, solutions and products. Here is where robots might flirt with you, you learn how to fly in VR, AI:s are guessing your mood or where you find your next hyper powerful CRM system. The demo zone is a must for everyone with a touch of geek in their DNA but also an important place to scout the business tools that will get you ahead in the game.

  • SOCIAL IMPACT ZONE

Following a many year tradition Sime invites non-profit organizations and social entrepreneurs for a free, by-invitation-only, Sime experience, building bridges between the social impact sector and the business sector to address problems in society.

  • MINDSHIFT ZONE

Together with Klustret and the Ekskäret Foundation Sime offers a series of workshops and meditations on the inner journey to better (self) leadership, companies and ultimately society. Here superskills like understanding complexity or compassion are matched with meditation and discussions about the world we want to create.

  • PARTY ZONE

Sime has a long tradition of throwing a good party. We do this at our after Sime cocktail and at the ultimate Sime Party the last evening when Epicenter turns into a party zone full of surprises, artists, great food and the best audience any dance floor can wish for.

A Selection of Our Previous Speakers

Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales

Founder of Wikipedia, TIME "100 Most Influential People"

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

EDventure, investor, author and the queen of US Internet

Daniel Ek

Daniel Ek

Founder of Spotify

Julie Hanna

Julie Hanna

Silicon Valley serial entrepreneurm investor and chair person of Kiva

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling

Professor Global Health, Karolinska Institutet

Caterina Fake

Caterina Fake

Founder Flickr and Hunch

Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström

Founder of Skype

Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park

North Korean freedom activist and author

Werner Vogels

Werner Vogels

CTO Amazon (USA)

David Roberts

David Roberts

serial entrepreneur and one of the thought leaders of Singularity University

Katrin Ley

Katrin Ley

VP Global Branding, Reebok

Katharina Borchert

Katharina Borchert

CEO Spiegel Online

Who Goes To Sime?

All of our events target professionals and leaders interested in digital business opportunities and in staying ahead in an increasingly fast moving environment where technology creates threats and opportunities for every industry and every company.

What is Sime?

True high level digital inspiration on the Sime main stage with deeper knowledge delivered via our summits at the venue and on Epicenter. A lot of business matchmaking and amazing fun throughout two days and nights.

Sime Next

Sime Next is a wonderful full day event for kids 13–17 years old designed to inspire them to follow their dreams, teach them (digital) entrepreneurship and understand that they have a chance to create their own future.

Sime Social Impact

This is the place where NGO:s & corporations, foundations & social enterprises mix and mingle to explore how technology can, and should be, used to make our world a better place through collaborations for change.

Venue: Epicenter Stockholm, Day 1 & Day 2

Regeringsgatan 59, Stockholm

Co-Hosts Sime Stockholm

Contributing Partners