We return to Bornholm for the third time!

We are pleased to announce that we are returning to Bornholm once again and invite you to inspiring debates and entertainment at "Scenen for IT-velfærd" (our tent). By participating at Folkemødet, we get the opportunity to actively engage in the dialogue about shaping Denmark's digital future. Through organizing and engaging in conversations, workshops, and debates, we aim to contribute with knowledge and experience in the development of structures, which promote innovation, data security, and digital inclusion. Our aim is to ensure that Denmark remains at the forefront of digital development and creates a welfare society equipped for the challenges of the future—because IT is also welfare. 

This years theme: IT and welfare is extremely relevant. How does the future look like? What efforts are being made right now? Which impact does IT have on Danish welfare? We dive into the most current topics and challenges in collaboration with, among others, Coding Pirates and Dansk IT.

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Below you will find the program for Folkemødet 2024

Remember, you can find us in our tent all three days, where we are ready for great, professional discussions. There are also a few available slots in our program. If you want to secure a spot, please send an email to marketing@epico.dk

On our LinkedIn page, we will share information about our events and participants at Folkemødet, both before and during the event.

The program for Folkemødet 2024

Thursday June 13th

Kl. 11.00 - 12.00: "The future mirror" for primary school students (event by Coding Pirates)

Kl. 12.00 - 13.00: Can AI save the Danish welfare state?

- Esben Bjerre. Journalist, radio- and podcasthost
- Christian Bech Nørhave. Futurist and AI expert, Dansk Erhverv

13.00 - 14.00: Equality and diversity in the IT industry

- Vibe Lindgård Bach. CEO, ReDi School Denmark
- Michelle Mark. CEO, EPICO
- Kim Georg Brynningsen. CEO, Indsats.nu
- Annemarie Vitoft. Head of Dansk IT’s committee for digital companies

Kl. 14.00 - 15.00: Digital transformation and the future's talent

- Christian Max. Head of Advisory, KPMG
- Per Bruun Brockhoff. Principal, IT-Universitetet
- Mille Østerlund. Director, Cybersecurity, EY

Kl. 15.00 - 16.00: Network in the tent

Kl. 16.00 - 17.00: Data ethical summit: Building the future with AI

- Johan Busse. Head of, Dataetisk Råd
- Natascha Malinka Isabella Jensen. Member, Dataetisk Ungeråd
- Bent Dalager. Equity Partner NewTec, KPMG

Kl. 17.00 - 18.00: DeBattle - entertaining freestyle rap and debate combined

Kl. 18.00 - 19.00: Bedtime stories from the excessive digitization by Statens IT

- Michael Ørnø. CEO, Statens IT

Friday June 14th

Kl. 09.15 - 10.00: "The future mirror" for primary school students (event by Coding Pirates)

Kl. 10.00 - 11.00: Breakfast and the significance of AI for the future labor market and employment efforts in Denmark.

- Bo Hammer. Partner, Kraka
- Kim Brynningsen. CEO, Indsats.nu
- Michelle Mark. CEO, EPICO

Kl. 11.00 - 12.00: How do children and young people take care of themselves online? (event by Coding Pirates)

- Josefine Thøgersen. Supporter for development, Coding Pirates
- Mathias Nimgaard. Specialist consultant, Center for Digital Pædagogik
- Politiets Online Patrulje 

Kl. 12.00 - 13.00: Generational leadership - what, how, and why?

- Lars Novrup. People & culture manager, TV2
- Søren Schultz Hansen. Business researcher, author, and external lecturer in digital media, CBS
- Annette Otto. SVP, Group People & Culture – Global Connect
- Martin Nyrop. Managing Partner, Deloitte consulting.

Kl. 13.00 - 14.00: Social well-being and psychological safety in the IT industry: The key to employee satisfaction, innovation, customer satisfaction, and growth

- Henrik Stender. Head of Strategic Relations and Political Affairs, Dinero
- Benjamiin Laudrup. Leadership coach and co-founder, Culturequest ApS

Kl. 14.00 - 15.00: Can AI respond to EU-tenders?

- Jens Hornemann. Nordic Director - Healthcare, IQVIA Nordics
- Signe Lynggaard Madsen. CEO, SKI
- Christian Max Hansen. Head of Advisory, KPMG
- Pelle Westphal Olsen. Sales Manager, EPICO

Kl. 15.00 - 16.00: Next generation IT-talents

- Lars Novrup. People & culture manager, TV2
- Søren Schultz Hansen. Business researcher, author, and external lecturer in digital media, CBS 
- Tekla Emborg. Member, Dataetisk ungeråd

Kl. 16.00 - 17.00: Leadership and digitalization

- Ejvind Jørgensen. CFO and Head of Investor Relations, cBrain  
- Lillian Mogensen. Head of IT-tilsynet i Skatteforvaltningen
- Jan Pries-Heje. Proffessor, RUC

Kl. 17.00 - 18.00: BullshIT bingo and network event

Kl. 18.00 - 19.00: Network event (more info will follow)

Saturday June 15th

Kl. 09.00 - 12.00: An event where children learn how to program music (event by Coding Pirates)

Kl. 12.00 - 13.00: Network in the tent

Kl. 15.00 - 16.00: The oldest generation at the labor market - hire more boldly!

- Annette Otto. SVP, Group People & Culture – Global Connect 

** The rest of the program will be updated soon **

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Why is EPICO participating at Folkemødet?

We believe that IT is essential in creating a more inclusive society where access to important resources such as healthcare, education, and social services are available to all citizens. Through dialogue and cooperation at events like Folkemødet, we want to emphasize that technology can break down barriers and create solutions for the challenges facing welfare today.

We believe that a sustainable digital future can only be achieved through joint efforts. By participating in Folkemødet, we see it as our responsibility to facilitate this important conversation and create partnerships that will shape the solutions of the future.

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Give children and young people an interest in IT early on

More children, and especially young girls, need to have their confidence, interest, and skills in IT strengthened. Several studies indicate that children in elementary school do not yet "dream" of getting a job within IT in the future, instead pointing towards more traditional professions. So how do we reverse this trend and enhance the interest in IT? And don't we all — both in the public and private sector — have a responsibility to change this trend and ensure the future of IT welfare?

It is a key priority for EPICO to strengthen IT creativity and IT competencies among children and young people. Therefore, EPICO supports Coding Pirates both financially and strategically, and we look forward to exciting collaborations in the coming years. Coding Pirates Denmark works to promote creativity and strengthen IT skills among children aged 7-17 through activities, events, club nights, and more.