Embracing Digital Opportunities
Join us as Mr. Ahlvarsson discusses how businesses can embrace digital opportunities.
- 6:30-7:00pm – Registration & Networking
- 7:00-7:30pm – Keynote Interview moderated by Marco Giberti
- 7:30-8:00pm – Audience Q&A
- 8:00-8:30pm – Wrap-up & Networking
More about the Speakers
Ola Ahlvarsson (Guest Speaker)
Ola Ahlvarsson is a Swedish entrepreneur based out of Stockholm. Ola since the mid 90’s been at the cutting edge of digital entrepreneurship as an entrepreneur, investor, though leader and advisor. He has a deep understanding of how business can embrace digital opportunities and technology.
Apart from being a founder of over 20 companies, Ola has been a part of launching and managing leading internet companies like Xing, FON, Spray, Boxman, Letsbuyit, SIME and many more. He is a member of the board of the World Economic Forums Technology Pioneer program ( where he was elected young global leader) and course director of Stockholm School of Economics Riga’s Executive MBA program . He has been an advisor on innovation and internationalization to world leading organizations like Google, Ericsson, Telenor and Microsoft. He has authored a book called “Mission Possible”. The book was published in 2005 [in Swedish].
Ola combines unique hands on experience of building entrepreneurial businesses with a passion to convey knowledge and a belief that every organization can and should be entrepreneurial. He is the founder and main shareholder of international expansion and innovations advisors called Result and a Swedish media house called Keynote Media Group owning portals, magazines, events and online ventures. He also holds portfolios in wide range of companies ranging from wine companies, psychology clinics to castles.
Ola has a unique background in martial arts with a World Championship and European Championship gold in Goju Ryu Karate, a bronze in Taekwondo World Championships and a World Championship in Kick-Boxing. He combines the experience from the martial arts world with his 20 year experience in the field of entrepreneurship fueled by a relentless passion to create. Ola holds an MBA from the University of Stockholm, has guest lectured at Harvard Business School and is also the course director for the Executive MBA program E-Strategy at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.
Marco Giberti (Moderator)
Mr. Giberti is a successful entrepreneur and angel investor with more than 20 years of intensive experience in marketing and communications with focus on the media, internet and events industry. After several years in a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple computers, Mr. Giberti decided to give free rein to his entrepreneurial spirit and became:
• Co-founder and Board Member of Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin America that was later sold to British Pearson Media Group, and
• Co-founder and Board Member of e-mind, an internet and media communications company that was sold to Liberty Media.
• President, CEO and co-founder of Mind Trainer, a firm specialized in the organization of major regional trade-shows and events.
After a very successful growth, regional expansion and partnerships, including a long term relationship with E.J.Krause, Reed Elsevier bought a controlling position in the business in the year 2005, and Mr. Giberti became its president and regional partner for the events and trade show division in Latin America.Over the course of his business career, Mr. Giberti has been awarded a number of distinctions in his field, including, among others, Entrepreneur of the year Award and was named one of the top 100 most influential people on the global convention and exhibition business by the Trade Show Week magazine. Mr. Giberti is a Harvard Business School OPM Graduate, and member of YPO, the Young Presidents Organization.
Brainfood @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.
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