Innovating across global markets - with integrity


This year's topic is "Innovating across global markets - with integrity".

In an era where competition spans continents and is becoming a blend of local and global services, companies across industries need to rethink how to innovate. Rapid digitalisation and dissemination of information and services sweep societies, and in a transformative way that requires innovation with integrity to build sustainable business.

The host for the Aula programme is NHH-student Karoline Glad. 



NHH Rector Øystein Thøgersen


What matters most?

Opening presentation with

  • Sigve Brekke, President & CEO of Telenor
  • Mai Oldgard, SVP and Head of Sustainability

2 x Tech-talks

  • Mythbusting Artificial Intelligence
    Astrid Undheim, VP Analytics & AI in Telenor Research
  • Internet of Things – beyond our imagination
    Ørjan Hammersland, Regional Director West in Telenor Norway
  Academic comment by Professor Jon Iden on digitalisation, innovation and technology.

Partnering for financial inclusion

  • Roar Bjærum, SVP and Head of Financial Services

Panel debate

Introduction by Associate Professor Lars Jacob Tynes Pedersen.


  • Sigve Brekke
  • Mai Oldgard
  • Jørgen Rostrup, EVP and CFO
  • Lars Jacob Tynes Pedersen


  • Professor Inger Stensaker and
  • NHH student Karoline Glad

Announcement of Case Competition winner

by jury members

  • Cecilie Heuch
  • Sverre Pedersen

Closing remarks

12.05-13.30 The event continues with lunch and mingling in the student cafeteria, where Telenor also presents projects and initiatives in Norway and other markets.

Telenor Case Competition

In connection with NHH Forum, Telenor and the NHHS Case Club invited NHH students to join a case competition on 17 October.

Seven teams will compete in a case that revolves around the topic of business model innovation. The winners will be announced during NHH Fourm, and the prize for the winning team will be a trip to Telenor’s HQ at Fornebu with a full day programme.

Read more about Telenor Case Competition on Facebook