President & CEO, Combient
Mats Agervi is the co-founder and CEO of Combient, a network of Nordic industry leaders on a joint mission to speed up transformation. He has more than 25 years of experience from the IT industry, including from his time at IBM and Ericsson Global Services India Ltd., where he was Managing Director. Agervi has a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management from Linköping University.
Senior Advisor - New Business and Emission Reduction, Norsk Hydro
Ivar Valstad is part of Norsk Hydro’s Corporate Development unit, where he is responsible for developing strategies to lower carbon emissions from the aluminum producer’s value chain. He also leads Hydro’s work on new business opportunities, including opportunities emerging from the ongoing energy transition, increasing digitalization, and other external drivers. Valstad has a master’s degree in structural mechanics and hydrodynamics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Head of Digitalization, Elkem
Geir Ausland is the Head of Digitalization for Elkem’s Silicon Materials division and leads the silicon producer’s Digital Transformation Team. He has spent more than two decades with Elkem, during which he has focused on advanced analytics, R&D projects, and plant support. Ausland has a Ph.D. from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Cognite
Petter Ulset focuses on scaling Cognite’s offerings beyond oil and gas into other asset-intensive verticals and heads the company's strategy and M&A functions. Before joining Cognite, he worked as an Investment Manager with Aker ASA and as a Junior Partner with McKinsey & Company, working primarily in the energy industry. Petter has a master’s degree in industrial economics and technology management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.