When we meet at Oslo Concert Hall May 5th, we will also meet the speakers. But who are they? How many is it? We can tell you a little bit about them, but some things you just have to experience for yourself at Oslo Konserthus May 5th.
The speakers for TEDxOslo 2018 - Now Playing is:
Dr. Christophe Galfard
Dr. Christophe Galfard, a student and colleague of Professor Stephen Hawking, will for the first time from stage talk about Hawking, what he left us, his legacy. Dr. Christophe Galfard is a French author and physicist, and his latest book, « The Universe in Your Hand », is a #1 International Bestseller translated in more than 20 languages. Read more about all the speakers, and the event Now Playing: here!
Piotr Pluta is a psychologist seriously interested in humor, precisely: the scientific study of its effects on us and our interactions with others. Read more about Piotr, and the event Now Playing: here.
Kjerstin Owren is the anti-bullying ombudsman for more than 100,000 children in Oslo municipality. In her presentation, Kjerstin urges us to start applying a more systematic approach to fight bullying and school violence, and to stop individualizing problems in children. Read more about Kjerstin and the event Now Playing: here.
Andjela Kusmuk is a Growth Catalyst at one of the top Swedish IT Consultancy firms, Netlight. She’s one of the top names in the e-sports industry, an entrepreneur and a frequent speaker and tech advisor for the Start-up community in Sweden. Read more about Andjela and the event Now Playing: here!
Christer Mjåset is a neurosurgeon and the Vice President of the Norwegian Medical Association. He is also a published author of five books and an experienced lecturer on different medical topics. His talk on TEDxOslo is about one of the biggest problems in Western medicine: overtreatment. Read more about Christer and the event Now Playing: here!
Farhia Luul Makerow
Farhia Luul Makerow is a 20 year-old Norwegian-Somali student. She has actively been working against FGM for half a decade. At age 15, she was a part of the documentary movie “Mother’s Faith, My Destiny” which was about FGM. Read more about Farhia and the event Now Playing: here!
Maria Røsok is heading the organisation Sex og samfunn, Norways largest clinic for sexual and reproductive health. Sex and samfunn treats, councils and teaches about 50 000 youth, nurses and medical doctors every year. Read more about Maria and the event Now Playing: here!
Yuliya is a Kazakhstani living in Finland. She is a published poet, and is currently working on the series of short stories about immigrants in Finland. She is coaching entrepreneurs and innovators in a Tampere-based Startup Accelerator, and is running several national projects with the focus on supporting internationals and transforming the city into the culturally-diverse arena. Read more about Yuliya and the event Now Playing: here!
Jakob has extensive experience from management consulting, business development and operational / interim management gained working with McKinsey, Deloitte Consulting and as an independent consultant, as well as with NGOs in Eastern Africa. Whether the client is a European company or a poor community, Jakob engage to envision and facilitate extraordinary performance, often with a touch of digitalisation. Read more about Jakob and the event Now Playing: here!
Dr. Morten Friis-Olivarius
Morten is a neuroscientist and is considered one of the leading experts within neuroscience of creativity. He is the founder of the Copenhagen Institute of NeuroCreativity and CSO at PlatoScience: the world's first creativity boosting headset. Originally Morten is educated as a neurobiologist from the Copenhagen University in Denmark, but specialized early in his career in cognitive neuropsychology in New Zealand. Read more about Morten and the event Now Playing: here!
Silvija is a professional and personal nomad with multi-cultural passion for social and cultural changes caused by technology. She has worked in Oxford on some of the deepest theory of computer science, in Silicon Valley on some of the most practical applications of algorithms, in Oslo and Boston on some of the most profitable software products in the age of information, and now in Stockholm on some of the most regulated institutions of the new finance. Read more about Silvija and the event Now Playing: here!
Roger is a computer scientist and award-winning science communicator, associate professor at the University of Oslo, and visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, California. Roger is passionate about mathematics, computer science, philosophy, creative programming, digital art, science communication, and much more. Read more about Roger and the event Now Playing: here!
Geir Olve Skeie
Geir Olve Skeie is a consultant Neurologist at Haukeland Universityhospital. He is also a trained classical pianist as he studied Piano with Jiri Hlinka at the Grieg Academy in Bergen. He has had a longstanding interest in the Neurology of Music and is now a Professor (20%) position at the Grieg Academy with responsibility for the "Music and the Brain" program. Read more about Geir Olve and the event Now Playing: here!
Uno Alexander Vesje (artist)
Norwegian harpist and composer Uno Alexander Vesje (1989) has been a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and world premiered his own concerto with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera. Uno regularly performs with ensembles and orchestras throughout Norway, including the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Norwegian Opera & Ballet and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Read more about Uno and the event Now Playing: here!
Akaki Nikoladze (artist)
Koka Nikoladze" (born 30 September 1989 in Tbilisi) is a Georgian composer and sound artist based in Europe. He studied at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Musikhochschule Stuttgart and Norwegian Academy of Music. Studied composition with Zurab Nadarejshvili, Marco Stroppa and violin with Ernst Arakelov. Read more about Akaki and the event Now Playing: here!
Program for the day:
11:00 doors open
Geir Olve Skeie
Farhia Luul Makerow
Uno Alexander Vesje
Akaki (Koka) Nikoladze