New Chair of DIG
Dagfinn Myhre, Head of Telenor Research, will take over as Chair of the Board of DIG.
‘DIG is a unique collaborative arena and research centre that is leading the way. We need more research-based knowledge about the role of digitalisation in the business community and in society as a whole. I look forward to embarking on the role as Chair of the Board. We will continue to work together, researching, sharing and creating synergies in digital innovation, enabling us to create sustainable growth,’ says Myhre.
Dagfinn Myhre has extensive experience working with Telenor. As head of Telenor Research, he is up to speed about challenges and trends in digital transformation. In addition, the new Chair has experience working at the intersection between research and business.
‘The new board possesses the breadth and expertise we need for DIG to grow and develop. Both Bram Timmermans and Tor Wallin Andreassen have made tremendous efforts to develop DIG, and I’m impressed by the range of activities, events and collaborative arenas DIG initiates,’ says Myhre.
During DIG’s annual meeting, Jørgen Taalesen, Senior Vice President of Group Strategy and Innovation at Gjensidige, was praised for his sound performance as Chair, an office he has held since February 2020.
‘The process of establishing a brand-new research centre, especially against the backdrop of the pandemic, has been incredibly interesting and taught me valuable lessons. I’ve especially valued the teamwork between DIG’s management team, the rectorate at NHH, and the highly competent board of directors,’ says Taalesen
He believes DIG has become a spearhead in its field, with a unique, partner-based financing model that should be a source of inspiration for more research centres. Taalesen will continue as a member of the board and has no doubt about what will be key going forward:
‘DIG covers a field of research that will be absolutely crucial to Norway as a nation, in both the public and private sectors. We must succeed with digital innovation in order to create sustainable growth in service-providing industries. A prerequisite is that DIG continues to be relevant, and retains and attracts the best minds and partners,’ says Taalesen, who is adamant that DIG must continue to raise its profile going forward.