Ola Ahlvarsson

Chairman @Keynote Media Group

Ola Ahlvarsson is a Swedish entrepreneur based out of Stockholm. Ola since the mid 90’s been at the cutting edge of digital entrepreneurship as an entrepreneur, investor, though leader and advisor. He has a deep understanding of how business can embrace digital opportunities and technology.

 

Apart from being a founder of over 20 companies, Ola has been a part of launching and managing leading internet companies like Xing, FON, Spray, Boxman, Letsbuyit, SIME and many more. He is a member of the board of the World Economic Forums Technology Pioneer program ( where he was elected young global leader) and course director of Stockholm School of Economics Riga’s Executive MBA program. He has been an advisor on innovation and internationalization to world leading organizations like Google, Ericsson, Telenor and Microsoft.  He has authored a book called “Mission Possible”. The book was published in 2005 [in Swedish].

 

Ola combines unique hands on experience of building entrepreneurial businesses with a passion to convey knowledge and a belief that every organization can and should be entrepreneurial. He is the founder and main shareholder of international expansion and innovations advisors called Result and a Swedish media house called Keynote Media Group owning portals, magazines, events and online ventures. He also holds portfolios in wide range of companies ranging from wine companies, psychology clinics to castles.

 

Ola has a unique background in martial arts with a World Championship and European Championship gold in Goju Ryu Karate, a bronze in Taekwondo World Championships and a World Championship in Kick-Boxing. He combines the experience from the martial arts world with his 20 year experience in the field of entrepreneurship fueled by a relentless passion to create.  Ola holds an MBA from the University of Stockholm, has guest lectured at Harvard Business School and is also the course director for the Executive MBA program E-Strategy at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. 

 

Ola is an international speakers and moderator and is one of Sweden’s most experienced international speakers. Previously, Ola has been chosen to host and lead discussions in various places, amongst them at the World Economic Forum in Davos, DLD in Munich, World Knowledge Forum in Seoul and Le Web in Paris. Ola is also the co-creator, host and moderator of SIME, a thought leader summit held in Stockholm every year hosting 1500 leaders from the Swedish and the International economy. As a speaker, Ola has an amazing ability to engage and combine personal experience with the latest trends and learnings.

History

2014

Main Stage10.10
What are the Pros and Cons of Media Financing?

Moderator

Main Stage10.10
Philanthropy In Tech: How To Make The Tech Industry Charitable?

Moderator

Main Stage10.10
Internationalization - The Fastest Way To Build Value (And To Crash And Burn)

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Adrien Henni
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Aleksander Mokrecki
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Aleksandr Danchenko
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Aleksey Lazorenko
Aleksey Lazorenko

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Ales Spetic
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Alex Anikin
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President @Global Technology Foundation

Alexander Galitsky
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Managing Partner @Almaz Capital

Alexander Gribenko
Alexander Gribenko

Head of operations, chief product owner @LIGA ZAKON LLC

Alexander Turkot
Alexander Turkot

Founder, Partner, Chairman of Investment Committee @Maxfield Capital

Andreas Otto
Andreas Otto

Investment Director @SevenVentures

Andrey Kolodyuk
Andrey Kolodyuk

Co-founder & Managing Partner @AVentures Capital

Andriy Dubetsky
Andriy Dubetsky

Founder @Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine

Angel Garcia
Angel Garcia

Founding Partner @Startupbootcamp

Bakhrom Ibragimov
Bakhrom Ibragimov

Investment Team @EBRD

Cem Sertoglu
Cem Sertoglu

Partner @Earlybird Venture Capital

Christian Graggaber
Christian Graggaber

Chief Digital Officer @Hubert Burda Media

Daniele Regolo
Daniele Regolo

President & Founder @Jobmetoo

David Greco
David Greco

CTO @Eligotech

Denis Gursky
Denis Gursky

Founder @SocialBoost

Derek Anderson
Derek Anderson

COO @invisibleCRM

Dmitriy Chikhachev
Dmitriy Chikhachev

Managing Partner @Runa Capital

Erik Anderson
Erik Anderson

Marketing @Startup Wise Guys

Florian Heinemann
Florian Heinemann

Co-founder & MD @Project A Ventures

Florian Schweitzer
Florian Schweitzer

Co-founder @b-to-v Partners AG

Gary Whitehill
Gary Whitehill

Founder @BURST & Entrepreneur Week

Giorgio Valaguzza
Giorgio Valaguzza

Managing Director @Ithaca

Igor Semenov
Igor Semenov

Venture Partner @TA Venture

Igor Shoifot
Igor Shoifot

Investor @TMT Investments & Chairman of the Board of Directors @Happy Farm Incubator

Ihor Malchenyuk
Ihor Malchenyuk

Senior Solution Sales Executive @SAP

Indrek Rebane
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CTO @Buildit Hardware Accelerator

Jaewon Peter Chun
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CEO @APEX Investment & Company

Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith

Chief Information Officer @CEX.IO

Jose Marin
Jose Marin

Co-Founder & co-CEO @IG Expansion

Jude Ower
Jude Ower

Founder & CEO @PlayMob

Katherine Kostereva
Katherine Kostereva

CEO & Co-founder @Terrasoft

Keith Teare
Keith Teare

Founder @Archimedes Labs, CEO @Chat Center

Kerstin Schiefelbein
Kerstin Schiefelbein

Director Digital Publishing & Innovation @Burda International

Kieno Kammies
Kieno Kammies

Talk Show Host @Primedia Broadcasting

Kirill Cehoval
Kirill Cehoval

Director in Russia & CIS @Intel Capital

Limor Schweitzer
Limor Schweitzer

CEO @RoboSavvy & Franky the Robot

Luca Ascani
Luca Ascani

Co-founder & CEO @Populis

Martin Albert
Martin Albert

CEO @Bitalo AG

Martin Weber
Martin Weber

General Partner @Holtzbrinck Ventures

Max Ischenko
Max Ischenko

Founder & Director @DOU.ua & Djinni.co

Maxim Faldin
Maxim Faldin

Co-founder & Co-CEO @Wikimart

Mikhail Pergamenshik
Mikhail Pergamenshik

Senior Associate @Juscutum Attorneys Association

Moe Levin
Moe Levin

Director of European Business Development @BitPay

Nicolas Brousse
Nicolas Brousse

Sr. Director of Operations Engineering @TubeMogul

Nicolò Miscioscia
Nicolò Miscioscia

Head of Advisory @U-Start

Pavel Bogdanov
Pavel Bogdanov

General Partner @Almaz Capital Partners

Piotr Jas
Piotr Jas

General Manager CEE @BlaBlaCar

Rafael de Haro
Rafael de Haro

Partner @Variv Capital

Roman Prokofyev
Roman Prokofyev

Co-founder @Jooble

Roman Simonov
Roman Simonov

Managing Director @Siguler Guff

Stephane Kasriel
Stephane Kasriel

Senior Vice President, Product and Engineering @Elance-oDesk

Stephen Leguillon
Stephen Leguillon

Founder & CEO @La Belle Assiette

Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper

Founder & CEO @Third Space Learning

Tomasz Danis
Tomasz Danis

Investment Partner @MCI Management

Viktor Kryvenko
Viktor Kryvenko

Head @Technopolis

Viktor Tsykunov
Viktor Tsykunov

Developers & Platform Evangelism Lead @Microsoft Ukraine

Viktoriya Tigipko
Viktoriya Tigipko

Managing Director @TA Venture

Vitaliy Nuzhnyy
Vitaliy Nuzhnyy

Managing Director @Luxoft Ukraine

Vittorio Mauri
Vittorio Mauri

Country Manager Italy @U-Start

Yaroslav Romashko
Yaroslav Romashko

Co-founder & Operations Director @Carrot

Yevgen Sysoyev
Yevgen Sysoyev

Managing Partner @AVentures Capital

Yuriy Zaytsev
Yuriy Zaytsev

Business Development Director @Microsoft Central & Eastern Europe

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