Centre for Corporate Communication

2019 Corporate Communication Summit

AI: Artificial Intelligence from a societal/political/economical point of view and the implications for human communication

  • Starts:09:00, 11 September 2019
  • Ends:13:00, 11 September 2019
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo
  • Price:Free of charge
  • Contact:Peggy Simcic Brønn (peggy.bronn@bi.no)

We take on Artificial Intelligence at this year’s annual BI Centre for Corporate Communication Summit. Speakers will discuss a diverse range of subjects; from asking when we will have our first AI elected official, to using digital technology to save the oceans, and to looking at the digital future.

It is a privilege to have as our keynote speaker Professor Philip Howard, director of the Oxford University Internet Institute and author of Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up. Professor Howard investigates the impact of digital media on political life around the world, and he is a frequent commentator on global media and political affairs.


  • Time
  • Title
  • Registration and coffee

  • Opening/Welcome

    BI Professor Peggy Simcic Brønn and Summit Moderator Geir Arne Drangeid, Partner First House and former CCO of Aker

  • When will an Artificial Intelligence run for elected office?

    Professor Philip Howard, director of the Oxford Internet Institute and professor of sociology, information and international affairs

  • Response to Philip Howard: TBA

    Sigbjørn Aanes, partner and senior advisor in First House and former state secretary for Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Q&A

    Q&A Moderator:  Geir Arne Drangeid

  • Break

  • Using modern digital technology and networks to save the ocean: REV Ocean and the Ocean Data Foundation

    Bjørn Tore Markussen, CEO of the Ocean Data Platform Foundation, formerly Managing Director for www.veracity.com, DNV GL’s multi sided Industry Data Platform which he held from Veracity’s beginning in late 2016.  In 2018, he was ranked by Lloyds List one of the top 10 Global Technology leaders within Maritime & Ocean Technologies

  • AI’s control of human communication: Will we simply stop talking to each other face-to-face? What are the implications for communication professionals?

    Silvija Seres, mathematician, technology investor, PhD in algorithm optimization from Oxford University, previously programmer at Alta Vista, and leadership at Fast Search and Transfer and Microsoft. Host of the most popular technology podcast in Norway Lørn.tech    

  • Round table with all speakers

    Moderator: Geir Arne Drangeid

  • Networking and lunch