Speakers

Ida Aalen

Ida Aalen is a senior interaction designer at Netlife Research. Ida is involved in user research, interaction design and concept development. She has worked on websites like the Norwegian Cancer Society and the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia, and wrote Norway’s best-selling book about social media, titled A Short Book on Social Media. Before starting at Netlife Research Ida worked as a journalist for an online newspaper.

Ana Andjelic

Ana Andjelic is Head of Digital Strategy at Spring Studios, a next-gen agency specializing in design-focused brands. There, she works with the top creative and strategic talent on using digital to solve business problems of brands like Target, Harper’s Bazaar, Max Mara, Nexxus and Calvin Klein.

Ana is well respected in the industry for her knowledge and approach to strategy. She is a whirlwind of energy and enthusiasm with almost 10 years of experience bridging brand planning and digital strategy. Ana has been selected as one of the Top 50 Planners to Watch in 2014 and Top Digital Strategists in 2013 by The Guardian

Stine Camilla Bjerkestrand

Stine works with digital strategy, content and leadership in Netlife Research. She’s passionate about developing digital services that take user needs and technological opportunities seriously. To be successful, we must often develop new business models and make changes in the organization, says Stine Camilla.

Stine’s professional background is in journalism, innovation and leadership.

Aslak Borgersrud

Aslak is a musician, tech journalist and writer. He is mostly known as a rapper in the Norwegian group Gatas Parlament. But nowadays he spends his time wriiting about technology, people and the future on aslak.idg.no. He is the editor of computerworld.no. Aslak will be the host at Webdagene.

Amber Case

Amber is the Director of Esri R&D Center in Portland, where she works on next generation location-based technology.

Previously, she co-founded Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by mapping company Esri in 2012. Case founded IndieWebCamp with Tantek Çelik and Aaron Parecki in 2010 and has been named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers.

Ove Dalen

Ove is one of Norways top experts on web content and strategy. He is the author of two books on the topics and speaks regularly at conferences. He works as the knowledge manager of Netlife Research and works with content, strategy and customer experience.

Nir Eyal

Nir writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. He founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.

Nir is also an advisor to several Bay Area start-ups , venture capitalists, and incubators. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir is a contributing writer for Forbes, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

Synve Røine Fossum

Synve works with user research and interaction design at Netlife Research. Her specialty is complex applications and systems with expert users. She gives everything to investigate user behavior and easily knocks on the door of the companies boss.

Synve has a Masters in Psychology from the University of Oslo (UiO) focusing on human interaction technology.

Brad Frost

Brad is a web designer, speaker, writer, and consultant located in Pittsburgh, PA. He’s passionate about creating Web experiences that look and function beautifully on the never-ending stream of connected devices, and is constantly writing about it.

He’s also created some tools and resources for web designers, including This Is Responsive, Pattern Lab, Mobile Web Best Practices, and WTF Mobile Web.

Christian Printzell Halvorsen

Christian has been CEO of FINN.no and part of the Group Mangement in Schibsted Norway since 2009. He has led the company during a period of strong growth and great changes in consumer behavior – from PC usage to mobil. Christian’s background includes an education in technology, previous work experience with McKinsey & Company and a position as Vice President of Strategy and Product Development in FINN.no. He is passionately interested in innovation and new development.

Ida Jackson

Ida is an Information Officer and Web Editor at the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia. She has worked with the redesign, the usability and the content strategy for the website. Ida is a writer by trade, and web writing is her main passion. Before starting her job at the Encyclopedia in 2011, she was kept busy by her weblog and her small social media consultant-company. Ida’s time as a full time blogger resulted in the book Sosiale medier – hvordan ta over verden uten å gå ut av huset.

Joe Leech

Joe Leech is User Experience Director in cxpartners.

A recovering neuroscientist via a spell as a primary school teacher to a MSc in Human Computer Interaction, Joe embarked on a UX career 9 years ago.

As a User Experience Director Joe heads up a team of user experience consultants. He specialises in designing every aspect of the user experience from initial research to developing online strategies to
producing wireframes & managing a design team.

He’w worked with clients like Disney, Marriott, Virgin, theTrainline and Appliances Online.

AJ Leon

AJ nomads around the world and makes things happen. He is currently traveling around the world in 1,880 days primarily by land and sea. He is a writer, designer, entrepreneur and humanitarian that has initiated social projects in South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, The Philippines and England.

He is the author of The Life and Times of a Remarkable Misfit and publishes weekly articles at Pursuit of Everything about living with intention, doing work that matters and changing the world.

Anders Waage Nilsen

Anders is the manager of Netlife Research in Bergen and a climate activist. He makes what he feels the world is missing and has started a Norwegian skiing magazine, a movie festival in the Norwegian mountains and much much more.

These days he works with strategy and management at the newly established Netlife Research Bergen.

Mo Syed

Mo is Head of User Experience at ecommerce merchandising platform vendor Amplience. He is a regular speaker on conversion and UX for ecommerce at a variety of industry fora including UX Riga, UX People, London and events held by Internet Retailing and The IMRG.

Mo has been researching, and designing interactive experiences for a range of brands including M&S, Vodafone, Premier Inn, Barclaycard and Mercedes-Benz, Thomson Reuters and BP; agency, in-house and in startup land. He has a research background in Psychology and loves knowing what makes your customers tick.