Published 01.07.2022
Get to know the speakers of Future Week 23. More speakers to be announced!

6 June - 7 June - 8 June



6 June -  Innovation in the newsroom (Norwegian) 


Emily Baker-White

Senior writer, Forbes.
Emily Baker-White is a senior writer for Forbes, where she covers social media platforms. She was previously a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News, and before that, worked in content policy at Facebook and Spotify. Emily is also a graduate of Harvard Law School and a classically trained violist. 



Derek Andrè Bjølgerud

Head of TV2.no.
Bjølgerud has worked at TV 2 since 2014 and has been a manager in the media industry since 2009. He has a background as a journalist and news editor. Derek has previously worked at VG, NRK, and P4 before joining TV 2.



Samia Touileb

Researcher, SFI MediaFutures.
Samia Touileb is a researcher at the MediaFutures SFI Center, Department of Information and Media Studies, at the University of Bergen. She holds a Ph.D. in language technology and has worked in the field for over ten years. Her research interests include information retrieval, sentiment analysis, biases, and fairness in machine learning models.


Judy Parnall

Head of Standards & Industry, BBC Research & Development.
Judy is a passionate advocate of all things media and its positive power for audiences. At BBC, Judy coordinates on the strategy for the influencing industry and government for media technology innovation, including the BBC’s input to standards and industry bodies across production, broadcast and other media spheres. She has worked in the BBC for a number of years in both R&D and the corporate strategy areas. Judy has sat on the EBU’s Technical Committee since 2015 and chaired it since June 2018. 

Kristoffer Egeberg

Editor in Chief and CEO, Faktisk.no.
Egeberg was part of the founding project group behind Faktisk.no, and became its first Editor in Chief. From 2002 to 2017 he was an investigative news reporter in the Norwegian national daily Dagbladet, where he also had postings as foreign correspondent in China and worked as an assistant online news editor. He is a winner of Norway’s most prestigious journalism award, Skup (2014), and the IR-prize for international reporting (2015).  

Guro Istad

General Manager, Pressens Hus. 
Guro Istad has over 25 years behind her as a journalist and media manager, from BT, VG and BA and more. Among other things, Istad has also worked as a project manager for Oslo Media House and was an editor at the advertising agency Publicis Kitchen, with a wide range of clients in everything from foster care, finance and tech/telecom.
Photo: Anita Arntzen.



7 June -  All about media tech and trends


Jack Sweeney

American programmer and entrepreneur
In 2022, Jack became known for creating Twitter bots to track the private jets of prominent individuals, most notably Elon Musk, through the ElonJet account. He established a company called "Ground Control" that monitors the flight activity of other billionaires and celebrities. Prompted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, he began tweeting the locations of approximately 30 private jets belonging to Russian oligarchs.

Chris Black

Head of Global Brand and Communications, Vizrt Group
Chris Black’s career in the media industry has spanned more than 25 years, specializing in communications, virtual graphics productions, live productions, mapping systems, and active as an art director and director/technical director for television stations across the United States. Today, Chris is the Global Head of Brand and Communications for Vizrt Group and leads a team of talented creatives who help explain and visualize the world of software defined visual storytelling.



8 June - mcb tech .23


Marty Cagan

Founder and Partner, Silicon Valley Product Group.
Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising, and coaching, Marty Cagan served as an executive responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including HP Labs, Netscape Communications, and eBay. As part of his work with Silicon Valley Product Group, Marty is an invited speaker at major conferences and top companies across the globe.


Kjersti Løken Stavrum

CEO, Tinius Trust.
Kjersti Løken Stavrum is the jury leader for the Anne Jacobsen Memorial Prize. She has a background as a journalist and editor. Løken Stavrum is the CEO of Tinius Trust - the controlling owner of Schibsted ASA, has been the chairman of Norwegian PEN, and led the Freedom of Expression Commission in Norway. She has previously been the secretary general of the Norwegian Press Association, has an education in political science, and has a master's degree in management.


Björn Myreze

Serial Entrepreneur.

Björn started out from his bedroom when he was just nine years old, and he dreamed of reaching the whole world. He started his first TV channel when he was 12 years old and got a job at TV 2 Norway when he was 16 years. Since then, he has worked with everyone from Kaizers Orchestra to Heidi Klum, TV 2 Norway to Warner Brothers. Björn is the CEO and founder of Myreze, a world-leading company in visual communication.