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Phil is a seasoned, award winning executive currently serving as the Vice President of Innovation at Salesforce. He is an industry expert in Blockchain and other decentralizing technology and advocate for the proliferation of the role of the ‘Chief Courage Officer’ within organizations. His successful 25+ year track record has been focused on innovation and aligning businesses with the right technological approach to reach their customers.
He is also a member of the Constellation’s Business Transformation 150 (BT-15), an elite list that recognizes the top global executives leading business transformation efforts in their organizations, as well as the CIO100, which celebrates Chief Information Officers who continually push the boundaries of what can be done with technology.
During his leisure time, you’ll find Phil speaking to and advising a variety of organizations, including PCI (People Centered Internet), as well as hiking near his home in Colorado Springs
At the 2018 Oslo Roundtable, Phil will be opening up a discussion on the ways and means by which Blockchain technology is likely to impact on institutions of education and approaches to life-long learning.
Judith A. Molka-Danielsen
Judith Molka-Danielsen is Professor in Information Systems and Information Sciences, Faculty of Logistics at Molde University College Norway, since 2013. Her PhD in Information Sciences (1998) is from the University of Pittsburgh USA. Her present research explores the design and use of virtual and augmented technology in active learning design in several educational domains. In several projects she has explored ways of coming in contact with and supporting distance students and lifelong learners in the disciplines of language learning for international business students, 3D design for IT management students; and collaborative writing for health professionals (e.g. social educators). She is Project Manager for the active Erasmus+ Programme Project called, "Augmented Reality in Formal European University Education" (2017-2020). This project develops AR courses and materials for information and data technology bachelor programmes in higher education in Europe. She is Project Manager for the project, "Active Learning Modules for Emergency Management Professionals using Virtual Reality" (Norwegian Agency for Digital Learning in Higher Education, 2016-2018). In 2011, Molka-Danielsen was invited researcher as part of an evaluation team to assess the long term cooperation between the China Disabled Persons’
Molde University College (hiMolde)
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Kristín Ingólfsdóttir served as president of the University of Iceland from 2005 to 2015. She was visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2015-2017, based at the Center for Digital Learning, at edX and at the MIT Media Lab. She is currently professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Iceland. Kristín is chair of the National University Hospital Advisory Board in Iceland and serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Luxembourg, International Scientific Committee at the University of Grenoble in France, Board of Trustees for the Leifur Eiriksson Foundation, European Women Rectors´Association and the startup company Atmonia. She formerly served as an elected board member of the European University Association (EUA) and was a longstanding member of the Medicine Council of the Icelandic Medicines Agency.
Kristín studied pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Iceland and received her doctoral degree from King´s College, University of London in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry, focusing on natural products. Her research involved isolation and chemical identification of pharmacologically active compounds from lichens, mosses and marine organisms.
Apart from pharmaceutical and healthcare interests, Kristín has been an avid speaker on the the urgency of accelerating strategic reform in educational- and lifelong learning practices to meet massive impact of technology on our professional environment and personal wellbeing. Kristín is further working actively in support and promotion of Icelandic research-based innovation.