Two new speakers announced for Technoport 2017: The Human Factor

Technoport has launched two new speakers that will draw inspiration and focus on the human factor of technology at Technoport 2017 in Trondheim March 8-9.
Simone Giertz

Simone Giertz

Art is brilliant to comment on technology. Art is particularly good at raising issues on how technology impacts the daily live of humans. The AI discussion has been driven by metaphors from movies like 2001 - a space odyssey and Her. The Genetic engineering discussion has reached a broad audience through films like Blade Runner, Gattaca and Jurassic Park.

Simone Giertz’s shitty robots are mostly fun because like humans, they have their flaws and in that sense, they are a perfect example of the human factor of technology. 

Known worldwide as the 'Queen of Shitty Robots', Simone Giertz is an inventor, public speaker and renown comedic YouTuber. Simone’s videos have seen her feature on The Ellen Show, The Late Show, Mashable, Business Insider, Wired, Conan O'Brien and more.  

Anita Krohn Traaseth

Anita took over the helm at Norway’s Governmental agency for Innovation named Innovation Norway after decades in the private sector. She has shown great courage and an entrepreneurial mindset in her will to take action in a challenging time for the Norwegian economy.

Innovation Norway is a competence based people organization. In order to disrupt the organization from the inside Anita has worked hard to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset among the organization’s 700 employees and hence innovated a governmental agency.

Anita Krohn Traaseth

 Photo by: Simone Giertz


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