LES Scandinavia
Annual Conference 2018

Hotel Scandic Anglais - Stockholm, Sweden

9-11 September 2018

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New Business Models Challenge IP Systems

LES Scandinavia is honoured to welcome you to the 2018 annual conference of LES Scandinavia. The theme of this year's conference is how new business models interact with and challenge IP systems. This year, the conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. We are expecting a gathering of IP professionals from all around the world. LES is very much about networking, catching up with old friends and business partners and also meeting new ones. We look forward to seeing you this year and truly hope that you will be able to participate!


  • Studies and experiences that provide you with a better understanding of the business model innovation, implementation and change
  • Opportunity for exchange of experience and ideas
  • First class networking


The conference will take place at Hotel Scandic Anglais in Stockholm, Sweden. The hotel is located right by the lively Stureplan in the very heart of Stockholm. The dinner on Monday evening will be held at Södra Teatern's event space on the seventh floor, known as The Champagne Bar. This is a fantastic venue with a veranda with one of Stockholm's best views.


Sunday 9th of September

18.00 - Cocktail reception at Hotel Scandic Anglais

Monday 10th of September

08.30-9.00 Registration
09.00-9.15 Welcome speech
09.15-10.15 "SaltX LABS - Implementing Open Innovation in a tech SME"
Karl Bohman, CEO at SaltX Technology
10.15-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-11.15 "The change in practising IP Law in light of driverless vehicles, mobility services and big data"
Raymond Millien, Vice President & Global Chief IP Counsel at Volvo Cars
11.15-12.00 "Digitalization of the world's largest popular movement"
Martin Rolinski, CEO at We Are Voice Lunch
13.00-13.45 "Where we are headed as a global society, as a direct result of the Internet and rapid technological advance"
Ashkan Fardost from Oddball Ventures
13.45-14.30 "Artificial Intelligence, impact, opportunities and threats"
Peter Funk, Professor at MDH
14.30-14.45 Coffee break
14.45-15.30 "AI, Machine Learning and application of new technologies – opportunities and challenges".
Magnus Haglind, Senior Vice President, Market Technology at Nasdaq
15.30-15.40 Refreshments
15.40-16.40 Panel discussion AI,
Moderated by Gabriel Mellqvist from EFN
16.40-18.30 Break
18.30-19.00 Organized walk from the hotel to Champagnebaren
19.00- Dinner, an exclusive mingle-buffet at Champagnebaren, Södra Teatern which has a most enchanting view.
You can expect interviews held by Gabriel Mellqvist that may be filmed in a booth during the dinner.
We Are Voice will provide a fantastic choir entertainment during the evening.

Tuesday 11th of September

08.00-09.00 Annual Meeting
09.00-09.45 "Accelerating innovation"
Pia Sandvik, CEO at Rise Research Institutes of Sweden AB
09.45-10.30 "Blockchain and digital evolution disrupting business models"
Johan Staël von Holstein, Founder of Icoin Media Lab
10.30-10.45 Coffee break
10.45-11.30 IP In the Streaming World
Per Wendin, Senior Patent Engineer at Spotify
11.30-12.15 "Big-Data and Mega trends. How new Economic Doctrines, Feminine and Digital revolution will change the way companies will grow''.
Peter Majanen, CEO and Founder of Quattroporte Konsult AB
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.30 "Rumble in the Jungle – the chaos of sports rights"
Sten Andersen, Marketing Manager at ATG
14.30-15.15 "High tech Venture Capital – riding The Bullet at Thrill Village (and living to tell the tale)"
David Sonnek, Head - SEB Venture Capital & from 20th of June CEO for Industrifonden
15.15-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.15 "A Collective Management Organization's View on Copyright Within a Changing Music Industry"
Lisa Stålspets, General Counsel at Stim
16.15-16.30 Wrap-up/closing of conference

*Please observe that changes might occur in the schedule


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