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