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Harness the Cloud Economy to Accelerate Business Growth

Nordic Future of Technology Forum – Silicon Valley

Join us on the September 30th for 2nd edition of  Nordic Future of Technology Forum – Silicon Valley, an exclusive opportunity to learn from Silicon Valley’s preeminent thought leaders and innovators how to harness the Cloud economy to accelerate business growth. You will also get the opportunity to dive into the Nordic perspectives brought to you by prominent Nordic business leaders.

Below you will find more information about the drivers of the cloud, the event and how to register.

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The cloud economy is the single most powerful force behind business acceleration and transformation. Cloud computing is thus more than a technology transformation driver – it’s a business transformation. This unique two-hour event will showcase the findings in this area from the Capgemini flagship Applied Innovation Exchange in San Francisco, Capgemini Nordics and our Silicon Valley based ecosystem of partners, from industry thought leaders, and from key Nordic companies.

Schedule: Thursday September 30 4:00 PM CET


  • Fireside chat with Julien Faure, GM & VP of Verticals at Unity
  • Silicon Valley Perspectives – Google, Databricks, Kong
  • Panel discussion with Nokia, EQT, Alm.Brand and Ikano Bank

//Capgemini Nordic in partnership with our team in Silicon Valley.

Detailed program

Fireside chat with Julien Faure,GM & VP of Verticals at Unityt

Julien Faure,
GM & VP of Verticals at Unity

Andreas Sjostrom
AIE San Francisco Director at Capgemini

Silicon Valley Perspectives

John Abel
Technical Director Office of the CTO at Google

Deidre Paknad
CEO and Co-Founder at

Andrea Kates
Co-Founder, Managing Director
—Futureproofing : Next

Marco Palladino
CTO and Co-Founder at

Arsalan Tavakoli-Shiraji
Co-founder and SVP of Field Engineering at Databricks

Panel Discussion with Industry Leaders

Hannu Kauppinen,
Chief Technology Officer at Nokia Technologies

Pedram Birounvand,
Director – Technology
at EQT Group

Kristian Hjort-Madsen
CDO & COO and Group EVP at Alm.Brand

Johan Bjurup
Chief Digital Officer at

Pascal Pauwels
Group CIO and Inter IKEA

Hosts of the event:

Anil Agarwal
is CEO Capgemini Nordics and Global Sales Officer, Northern and Central Europe

At Capgemini we have found that businesses functioning at cloud speed and fluidity develop excellence in three practices: business agility, corporate IQ, and accelerated innovation.

Business agility – the cloud enables businesses to increase velocity in existing processes as well as fundamentally change the way business is conducted. For example, the drastic change from selling physical products to shaping new digital “as a Service”-value propositions – often referred to as “servitization” – is a core feature of cloud computing.

Corporate IQ – real-time and cloud-based engagement with employees, partners, customers, and connected things accelerates collaboration and makes it more informed. Cloud ecosystems enable analytics of aggregated information and use the network for smarter processes. By leveraging new machine learning based platforms, in the cloud, market leaders are shaping new intelligent, algorithmic, decision making platforms.

Accelerated innovation – harnessing the benefits of continuous billion-dollar investments into new emerging technologies from Silicon Valley, available only in the cloud, is a must for businesses that aspire to creating and solidifying market leadership. Cloud is now synonymous for “modern” and includes cloud apps, cloud development services, and cloud infrastructure services… all of which are fundamental for digital innovation.

Businesses that strive to fully harness the cloud economy is on a journey of change. In focus is not just technology and data, but even more so: business leadership and transformation, people and culture, and governance.

If you would like to check the findings of 1st edition Accelerate Sustained Competitive Advantage Using Modern Data Infrastructure, please visit our website, where you will find recording of the event.