SACC Summit 2017- What a success!
SACC-USA and SACC New England would like to THANK ALL MEMBERS, PARTNERS, SPONSORS, CHAMBER REPRESENTATIVES and speakers WHO PARTICIPATED in SACC Summit 2017 – the most exciting Swedish-American Chamber event of the year, featuring the theme Business Through Innovation.
The Summit is a two-day event that gathers corporate members, partners, industry leaders and Executive Directors from 20 regional Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce every year to highlight Swedish-American success. This year’s event took place on October 25-26 in Boston, Massachusetts, home to the world’s top universities and research centers in biotech, medicine and life science.
The event attracted around 120 members, partners, chambers representatives and government officials and turned out to be the most tracked event SACC New England has ever organized with top speakers such as Torbjörn Holmström, former CEO and CTO of Volvo, Professor Robert Langer, MIT, Torsten Jansson, Founder & CEO New Wave Group and Swedish Minister for Enterprise & Innovation Mr. Mikael Damberg and more.
It was 2 days filled with inspiration, innovation and networking, all with the purpose of making the Swedish American Chamber network stronger and better!
THANK you and see you next year in texas!
We would like to thank our partners and sponsors for making this event possible!
DAY 1 - OCTOBER 25
For Members, Non-Members, Partners and SACC Regional Chamber Representatives
REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
Christina Björnström, President, SACC-NE, VP Marketing & Investor Relations, TerraNet AB
Johan Marcus, President, SACC-USA
INTRODUCTORY SPEECH BY Swedish minister for enterprise & innovation MIKAEL DAMBERG
NEW BUSINESS IN NEW ENGLAND - KEYNOTE SPEECH WITH ROBERT LANGER, MIT
In recent years, Boston has become one of the most talked about business centers in the world. Boston has created an ecosystem that is highly conducive to trade, investment, and innovation, making it the third most-invested-in city in the U.S. This session starts with a keynote speech from one on the world’s most renowned Professors, Robert ‘Bob’ Langer, whose lab churned out more than two dozen companies in the past two decades!
The speech by Professor Langer will be followed by a panel discussion about what the region has to offer and how your connection to New England can help generate new business.
Lawrence Andrews, President, Mass Growth Capital Corporation
Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary, State of MA
John Barros, Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston
Elizabeth Steele, Senior Director of Economic Development & Global Affairs, MassBio
THE FUTURE OF ACADEMIA - FROM RESEARCH TO COMMERCIALIZATION
Many of the world’s most successful companies had their start in a scientific research lab or a college dorm room, such as Facebook, Dropbox, and Akamai. In this session, learn from world renowned academics and entrepreneurial leaders their secrets to achieving a successful path from research to commercialization.
Erik Gatenholm, Co-founder and CEO, Cellink
Timothy J. Oyer, President & Managing Partner, Wolf Greenfield
Lauren Foster, Associate Director, MIT Technology Licensing Office.
LUNCH hosted by wolf greenfield
KEYNOTE SPEECH WITH TORBJÖRN HOLMSTRÖM - SMART SOCIETIES - TRANSPORT OF THE FUTURE
Torbjörn Holmström, Senior Advisor Research & Technology Volvo Group, Former CTO, CEO of Volvo Group
In this session, Torbjörn Holmström, Senior Advisor Research & Technology Volvo Group, will present the vision on what’s next for Volvo and the greater car industry. This includes autonomous driving and management of data from self driving and what they mean for us all.
PERPETUAL INNOVATION AS A DRIVER FOR SUCCESS
More and more, companies must regularly innovate their business models and management principles to keep up with the newest advancements in tech, research, and thought leadership. In this session, learn from exciting business leaders how to ingrain innovation at the core of everything you do while you stick to your company’s mission and values.
Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation 360
Fredrik Anderson, President & CEO, Cellmark
Torsten Jansson, CEO & Founder, New Wave Group
cutting edge tech developments in what we eat
While the entire food industry is looking to polish its sustainability rating, consumers are increasingly looking for more innovative and healthy options. We will use this session to explore the most cutting edge developments in food tech, delivery, and the industry as a whole as well as the impact it has on you and your lunch.
Amanda Mayo, Chief Gastronomic Officer, Just Add Cooking
Robert B. Pojasek, Assistant Professor in Sustainability, Harvard University
Laurent Adamowicz, Founder and President of EChO, Former Chairman and CEO of Fauchon
Julia Paino, Founder, Swoffle, Founding Partner, NextGen Venture Partners
THE BUSINESS OF DISRUPTION
In the tech-sphere, ‘disruption’ refers to innovations that lead to new
markets and value networks after having displaced established leading firms and products. Learn from top tech executives on how they have disrupted their industries and how you can do the same.
Rasmus Goksor, Co-founder and CEO, Bison
Myra White, J.D, Ph.D, Professor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, award-winning professor, author and columnist
Hitendra Patel, Manager of IXL Center, Professor of Innovation and Strategic Growth, Partner at Clinton Global Initiative, Professor of Innovation, University of Toronto, Professor of Growth and Innovation, Hult International Business School
Michael Bartels, Vice President of Listing Services, Nasdaq
towards accelerated medical innovation- TED talk by Jeff Karp, Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Jeff Karp, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Cofounder of Alivio Therapeutics, Editorial Advisory Board Member, TEDMED, Cofounder, Frequency Therapeutics
DAY 2 - OCTOBER 26
Only SACC Regional Chamber Representatives