Virtual Nordic HR Excellence Summit

5 May 2021

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About the Event

What Can You Expect At The Virtual Nordic HR Excellence Summit?

The Virtual Nordic HR Excellence Summit is a part of a global series of Human Resources Summits and webinars where corporate HR professionals from the Nordics will gather to share their expertise and network with their colleagues. At the HR Excellence Summit, you will have the opportunity to engage with  HR experts and get a unique chance to learn how Nordic HR  leaders have  handled  the COVID- 19 crisis in their companies. The topics covered range from leadership, beyond budgeting, the future of work, wellness, resilience, data analytics, recruitment presented by HR Experts from VTT, Wolt, Novo Nordisk, IKEA, Equinor, Nokia, Wärtsilä, Mölnlycke, Happy At Work and more.

On the 5th of May, the summit will feature 8 keynote sessions covering case studies on:
•    Leading The Way Forward: The New Era Of The People’s Function
•    My First 5 Mistakes in Data Analytics
•    Beyond Budgeting – Business Agility In Practice
•    New Work @VTT – Our Journey To The Future Of Work

The summit also features a Bootcamp Workshop Session dedicated to Selfcare & Teamcare & How to remain Happy at Work during Turbulent Times. The interactive workshop will offer in- depth experience and practical solutions through breakout- rooms and group work.






Facts & Figures

  • The first-ever edition of the Global HR Trends Summit was held in Belgrade, Serbia in May 2012.
  • In 10 years, the Global HR Trends Summit has been hosted in 20 different countries including Canada, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Turkey, Georgia, Qatar, Iran, Israel, Switzerland, Lebanon, and virtually around the world.
  • The Global HR Trends Summit is the only HR Summit that brings global knowledge and experience and enables learning in a highly interactive environment! 
  • So far there have been over 60 HR Trends Summits Around the World! 


Mark Hayton Nokia

Jenni Kivikoski Wolt

Jenny Hjalmar Åkerblad IKEA

Sari-Ek Petroff VTT

Sophia Boleckis Wärtsilä

Bjarte Bogsnes Equinor

Martin Lexa Mölnlycke Health Care

Annika Månsson Happy at Work

Torben Pedersen Novo Nordisk



Leading The Way Forward: The New Era Of The People’s Function 

Martin Lexa, Executive Vice President Human Resources & Corporate Communications, Mölnlycke


Beyond Budgeting – Business Agility In Practice

Bjarte Bogsnes, Senior Advisor Performance Framework, Equinor


New Work @VTT – Our Journey To The Future Of Work

Sari Ek-Petroff, HR Business Partner, Leadership and Talent Development & Culture, VTT


Lunch Break


Interactive Workshop: How To Remain Happy At Work During Turbulent Times? An Interactive Workshop About Selfcare & Teamcare 

Annika Månsson, Founder, Happy at Work


Coffee Break


My First 5 Mistakes in Data Analytics

Mark Hayton, Global Lead for Organization Development Analytics, Nokia


Executing a Successful HR System Implementation With Agile Methodology-Novo Nordisk Case Study

Torben Pedersen, Senior Project Manager GPOS Digital Transformation, Novo Nordisk A/S


Power Of Culture – Just When We Needed It Most

Jenny Hjalmar Åkerblad, Leadership & Competence Development Manager, IKEA


Coffee Break



Jenni Kivikoski, Talent Acquisition Partner - Product+, Wolt


Leading Change Through Space

Sophia Boleckis, Director, Culture Transformation Lead, Wärtsilä


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