Chris is the Managing Director of Visma Digital Commerce AB, the Swedish division of one of the leading ecommerce solution providers in the Nordics. With over 14 years experience in retail communications and digital commerce, he has assisted leading retailers and start-ups alike in building successful ecommerce businesses and growing online sales. Chris also has a BSc in Environmental Science and is passionate about sustainability and conservation.
Alexander van Riesen
Modern Commerce & Hybrid Thinker
Alexander has been working the last +20 years, since the early days of the commercialization of the Internet back in 1995, successfully helping organizations, from start-ups to multinational enterprises, to understand how their business is being disrupted by digitalization. How they can navigate the new landscape and change their businesses to survive.
He works in the intersection of business and digital around topics like Modern Commerce, Digitalization, Digital Disruption and the Access & Sharing Economy, and its future impact on the consumption society as we own it.
Thought Leader & Panelist
Niclas is a globalist and new thinker. He is recognized as one of the most influential thought-leaders on sustainability in business by CSR International and by Swedish CSR i Praktiken. Niclas is a regular writer on sustainability issues and innovations, and an appreciated public speaker on sustainability, business innovation and long-term market trends. Niclas is advisor to large corporates in many sectors, think tanks and forums, including the Tällberg Foundation, Global Utmaning/Global Challenge, World Climate Solutions, World Ecological Forum, V-360 Sustainability.
Founder and Catalyst
As founder and principal catalyst of Open-Innovators Joydeep is responsible overall direction, engagements and commitments of this collaboration platform. With his entrepreneurial, solution seeking approach, Joydeep has bought together experts from the eCommerce and sustainability world to converge on critical areas and find the best solutions. eNovEight AB, a Sweden based eCommerce consulting company headed by Joydeep has funded and supported Open-Innovators through it’s early phases. Joydeep has worked for the past 23 years in the Nordics and DACH region looking after profit centers, building long term global teams for IT services. Joydeep's passion for sustainability is only exceeded by his interest in Yoga and Marathons.
Maria Lindberg Howard
Maria is a trained copywriter and journalist with extensive experience in communication and marketing. As CEO of a text agency, she has been helping companies to convey their message in Swedish and English for over 30 years. As a leader of the Communication & Sales business network at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, she holds regular meetings with a focus on sustainable communication. Her passion is urging companies to review their core values and create a sustainable consensus of their brand in order to remain relevant in the market.
Caroline Von Post
Sustainable Fashion Expert
Caroline has an international background having spent 10 years of her childhood in SE Asia. She has a M Sc in Systems Ecology from Stockholm University and has worked with environmental matters, both for consultancies and NGOs. For 13 years she worked with communicating research at Albaeco, involved in their exhibits about ecosystem services. In 2015 Caroline won the Stockholm City Innovation Prize and the following year another competition for entrepreneurs in
Corporate Sustainability and Innovation Expert
Nicole has over 15 years experience in European and Global retail, FMCG, and business development. Her career began in the fashion industry working for both luxury and high-street brands. She’s a certified expert in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation through Harvard University. Accomplished in helping companies with Climate Strategy as well as Social Impact Strategy and Corporate Citizenship. She has dedicated the last 2 years to working with new business development and business models that integrate sustainability from the foundation. She sits on the Board of Advisors for several exciting new start-ups through KTH and NGOs through Ashoka Fellowship; and is an expert advisor to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on a blockchain transparency pilot project.
Tech innovation and business processes adaptation to access economy services expert
Jens has over 23 years’ experience in IT innovation, business transformation and business development. His career began in the recycling industry during the 90s and transitioned over to the IT industry 20 years ago. He has founded and co-founded five different companies targeting both B2B and B2C customers within the retail and IT sector. Accomplished in helping companies with business transformation strategies adapting to circular economy and consumer access services. He has dedicated the last 3 years to working with technology innovation transforming global supply chain processes to adapt to the global consumption behaviour change towards circular- and access economy combined with business models promoting both social and environmental sustainability.
Fanny Svenneke Åsberg
Engagements Manager, Sustainability
Fanny started her journey within Economics and became passionate about the environment and climate. Seeing a need for improved communications and collaboration within sustainable development, she pursued an MSc in Environmental Communication and Management from SLU. Fanny has worked for several years within sustainability both from a social and environmental perspective. Her passion is using her knowledge about and passion for sustainability to help organisations develop and improve their communications, collaboration and management in order to yield improved results in their sustainability endeavours.