Official opening of Simula@BI

  • Starts:16:30, 29 November 2021
  • Ends:21:00, 29 November 2021
  • Location:C1-000
  • Contact:Siri Johnsen (siri.johnsen@bi.no)

Norwegian Business school BI and Simula Research Laboratory are pleased to announce that the official opening of Simula@BI will take place in Auditorium C1-000 at BI’s campus in Nydalen on November 29th 2021 from 16:30-21:00.

Simula@BI is a newly established research center in collaboration between Simula and BI. The center’s focus is cross-disciplinary research at the intersection of data science and business disciplines.

We will have speakers from academia, industry, and the public sector.

If you would like to attend the opening of Simula@BI, please register here by November 24.



16:30 - 17:00 - Light serving and informal introductions.


Introduction and Opening

17:00 - 17:05 - Introduction by Hilde C. Bjørnland, Provost, BI.

17:05 - 17:15 - Opening of Simual@BI Aslak Tveito, CEO, Simula and Inge Jan Henjesand, President, BI.


Data Science and Society

Chair: Hilde C. Bjørnland

17:20 - 17:30 - "Data science in NBIM. Learning from data" Lars Dahl, Global Head of Risk Analytics, Norges Bank Investment Management

17:30 - 17:40 - “From data to value. How Amedia’s data strategy feeds editorial & business development” Pål Nedregotten, EVP Data and Technology, Amedia


This is Simula@BI

Chair: Francesco Ravazzolo

17:40 - 18:00 "This is Simula@BI: Current state, the way forward, and examples where interdisciplinary research matter" Erlend Aune, head of Simula@BI, Michael Riegler, researcher at Simula, Matilda Dorotic, researcher at BI


Data Science and Society II

Chair: Ada J. Ellingsrud

18:00 - 18:10 - “How is digitalization impacting strategy and society?” Tale Skjølsvik, Vice-Dean, OsloMet

18:10 - 18:20 - “Is data and analytics really that important?” Vegar Paulsen, Global Head of Data, Analytics, and AI, BearingPoint


Closing remarks

18:20 - 18:25 - Hilde C. Bjørnland, Provost, BI and Kyrre Lekve, Deputy Managing Director, Simula


18:25 - 21:00 - Dinner and mingling