Rhythms from Space
WHO: Composer and drummer Peter Baden teams up with Knut Sævik and Wetle Holte/Håkon M Johansen/Erland Dahlen to make way for space and drums! Peter Baden wrote Rytmer fra Verdensrommet // Rhythms from Space in 2010 initiated by Rikskonsertene, and is still developing the idea further. The urge to explore the relationship between music and visuals, the understanding of space and communication between stage and audience are some of the core of the show.
WHAT: The desire to understand who we are, where we come from and what we do here has materialized in a concert experience that is interaktive, makes use of powerful visual effects, surround sound and the audience itself; the audience must among others, steer a laser beam that destroys the dangerous asteroid in the performance.
WHY: Rhythms from outer space is now transforming into a theaterplay and with its extensive use of the latest technology is the world’s first theaterplay with its own app! The audience will be able to purchase their ticket through it, take a photo of themselves and enroll as a secret agent in the performance and control audio and video, in addition to getting a game so they can bring the whole show home. the future of Theatre is here.
WHO: Håkon Kornstad is a Norwegian jazz musician and has already enjoyed quite an extensive international career as a jazz saxophonist. Then he discovered that he had a voice. He was enrolled to the Norwegian Opera School for a master’s degree and in the Spring 2012 we saw him starting to do concerts and include his singing with his solo saxophone show. Now he is juggling his jazz musicianship with an upcoming operatic career.
WHAT: So far his career as a jazz saxophonist has been with groups as well as solo improvisation projects. He has released multiple Norwegian Grammy nominated jazz albums and he has been reviewed several times by the New York Times and received praise from various international jazz magazines for his alternative way of playing the saxophone.
WHY: A true rebel is blind to genres and Håkon is bold enough to try a combination of jazz and opera. In Håkon’s ”Tenor Battle” there is a fight going on between an operatic tenor and a tenor saxophonist – in the same man – which side are you on
WHO: Liv Arnesen is a Norwegian educator, explorer and lecturer. In 1994 she became the first woman in the world to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole. In 2000-01 she and Ann Bancroft became the first women to cross the Antarctic continent. On this expedition they connected with 3 million school children 116 countries.
WHAT: The power of dreams. Liv and her expedition partner Ann Bancroft, USA both former teachers have for many years combined expeditions to promote educational programs. Through “The Access Water Project”, they focus on the diminishing access to fresh water. In November 2013, they will lead six women, from six continents, on an 80-day expedition to the South Pole. The aim is to reach 50 million youth and to create awareness of the critical water crisis and to encourage a move to action on global and local levels.
WHY: The more educated people get, the sooner we can make the world a better place to be.
WHO: Stein Bjelland is the president of the production and management company Great Moments and the manager in Norways first investment-fund for music, Buzz AS. He has also his own experience from the international music industry, trying hard to become a true rock star with the band the Getaway People!
WHAT: Stein has been dealing with counter-culture and real rebels for the last 12 years running and developing the boutique Numusic and Nuart festivals in Stavanger. At present time he is thinking really hard about the concepts and in-and-outs of entrepreneurship in the arts- and cultural-business´. He believes he manages to combine the two words art/money in the same sentence without making a lot of enemies in both camps and loose all his friends.
WHY: Stein is trying to give different perspectives on the traditional ways of thinking when it comes to the arts and where it belongs in life and society. He´s trying to speak a language that people outside the arts understands without jeopardizing Art itself. This will change the way you think, live and work (seriously!).
WHO: Sunniva Gylver is a priest, a rebellious one, representing the church and clergy in her own way. As a priest, she has been conscious of not changing her informal and for some provocative style. “I must be myself, be recognizable, even when I am preaching”. Sunniva will always contribute to the link between the biblical text, faith and everyday life, and she has experience both as a television hostess and as an author. She perceives her role as both a great responsibility and a great opportunity.
WHAT: Sunniva dreams of a church which is a movement for joy of life, community, distributive justice and the fight against all that threatens human dignity and nature. “I think that it is possible to change the world and commit myself to work for a just world, no matter how impossible it may seem. How else can we credibly profess a just God in an unjust world? Instead of complaining about the church you are a part of – start living the church you dream about.”
WHY: The mission is to comfort the troubled and trouble the comfortable! She wants to both acknowledge and challenge those she encounters as a priest. To be seen is a basic need for all of us. And to really see each other, is about respect – re-Spectare – look again, see properly, to look with an awareness of my own prejudices and limitations. Daring to let myself be seen: We can’t hide and at the same time complain that no one sees what we can contribute. It is possible to change; practice!
WHO: As a young boy, Stefan Ranstrand’s dream was to sail the oceans. At 16 he became a sailor. Two years later, however, he embarked on another journey, via a degree in civil engineering, into top management. Always seeking challenges from different cultures and environments; he’s spent the larger parts of his career away from home. Now, he’s in Norway, as the President and CEO of Norwegian TOMRA, on a quest to build a leading position in the resource revolution.
WHAT: Stefan will talk about the key to tomorrow’s revolution: Solutions for optimal resource productivity. Under the leadership of Ranstrand, TOMRA is making a transformation into a world leader of the recycling, mining and food processing industries – as well as a provider of cutting-edge solutions for reverse vending, material recovery and compaction.
WHY: Revolution is inevitable. As a planet, we are running at the end of our leash. We must rethink how we obtain, use, reuse and optimize the world’s resources. We need rebels that are not afraid of change and who takes on the responsibility to become leaders!
WHO: As a design and innovation anthropologist, Anna Kirah talks about “connecting hearts and minds” and is passionate about creating meaningful, relevant and strategic solutions to the challenges companies are facing today. She believes that leaders today can really make a difference if they simply care and lead instead of thinking about themselves.
WHAT: Anna knows that the people-centered approach works and will fight to help companies change their way of operating to create a world that will resonate not only within organizations, but within the communities in which employees live and outward throughout the world. She has gained global recognition for her work at Boeing and Microsoft, where she has focused on true collaboration, digital convergence and social media, marketing and advertising in the age of turbulence.
WHY: If you see the aspirations and motivations of everyday people in their everyday lives from their perspective, and not your own, you can actually find meaning. And when you find meaning, you can create solutions that are meaningful and relevant to the people in your organization and also to the people you serve (your customers).
Picture: Stein J. Bjørge, Aftenposten
WHO: Meet the famous management hacker, Professor of Business and Management Vlatka Hlupic. She will will address the need for reinventing management, discussing her experience from the Management 2.0 Hackathon, and present some of the key ideas from the four hacks she led. Vlatka is researching emergent leadership paradigms for increasing innovation and profit. She is the CEO of the Drucker Society London and a professor at The University of Westminster.
WHAT: Management 2.0 Hackathon was a collaborative, global effort made by the Management Innovation Exchange members focused on generating bold new ideas to create organizations that are fit for the 21st century. The Hackathon started with almost 900 participants around the world, Professor Vlatka Hlupic had one of the leading roles.
WHY: Organizations today face unprecedented challenges. Innovation, engagement and resilience are crucial for the survival of knowledge based organizations. Its time to hack management – you can help!
WHO: The taste for food experiences started out on scrumping as a child. Jon-Frede Engdahl is a rebel two Michelin stars! Making a difference sums up Jon-Fredes ventures since starting Uniform Design Agency back in 1997.
WHAT: Jon-Frede is well-known for establishing Kolonihagen, delivering locally grown organic food on the customer’s doorsteps and then a café and a restaurant with the same name at Frogner in Oslo. Reaching even further, together with highly acknowledged colleagues, Jon-Frede started Maaemo. Fourteen months later they were rewarded two Michelin stars in one scoop.
WHY: With a passion for food, Jon-Frede is committed to changing the way Norwegian consumers eat and think about food quality and the environment. He is going to share with us his adventurous travel towards the stars.
WHO: Kathrine Aspaas is a well known Norwegian columnist and economist. About 70.000 readers shared her column The Age of Generosity in Aftenposten this winter. She states we stand before a new era in the history of humankind. Yes, at last we can truly call us humanKIND, because kindness, authenticity and generosity will rule the future.
WHAT: The age of Generosity. This era will be developed by those of us who have the guts to be transparent – and the courage to be vulnerable and real. Those of us who are willing to share our experience, our mistakes and our knowledge in our personal lives, at work, in politics, in science – everywhere!
WHY: The real Corporate Rebels are those who will show us that consideration is the new efficiency and that self-knowledge is our true renewable commodity. Brain-science already shows that we are hard-wired to cooperate and be friendly, and the transparency of social media makes it generally harder to be a jerk. The choice is yours!
WHO: Alastair brings creativity to the heart of business and makes it stay there! He was originally educated as a musician and spent many years in the arts before he showed us how people will be enriched and businesses will be re-invented through the unleashing of creativity.
WHAT: Alastairs Catalyst Programme at Unilever UK broke the mould of corporate creative initiatives. It ran for 7 years and became a model of best practice for embedding more creative cultures within business. At the heart of Catalyst was the role of the artist in business as a coach and creative trainer, innovator and thinker, translator and facilitator. In 2006 Alastair set up Creamer and Lloyd, to bring this thinking to a wider audience.
WHY: Everybody is creative. Empowered by creativity, people and businesses may employ an artful approach to serious problems. Do you dare to confide in your own creativity?
Jason W. Birkevold Liem
WHO: Jason will share with us from the secret well of brain-based knowledge! He is passionately engaged in how we can train our brain to master the challenges of every day life. He holds a Masters of Science in Counseling and Rehabilitation.
WHAT: For more than 10 years, MINDTalk has been bridging the disconnect of what brain-science knows and what business does. The world of the business person seldom crosses the world of the brain scientist. Yet, this is an encounter that give rise to new insights and tools for individuals and teams in managing themselves and others.
WHY: We can evolve to an “Executive Mode”, avoid being afraid of changes. Jason also brings the message that there is a need for corporate rebels that defies conventional thinking by exploring outside their discipline. Do you take the challenge?
WHO: Steve Denning has travelled around the corporate world spreading the message of radical managementsm and storytelling. He is educated in both psychology and law and worked as a lawyer in Sydney. For many years, Steve had leading roles in the World Bank but is now sharing the knowledge on leadership, innovation, business narrative and radical management with both small and large organizations worldwide.
WHAT: Radical Managementsm is a way of managing organizations that generates at the same time high productivity, continuous innovation, deep job satisfaction and customer delight. The ways of organizing business is of course important for success, but equally so is the communication: His famous book “The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling” is a look at the role of storytelling in meeting the most important leadership challenges today.
WHY: Steve will reveal to you how to motivate action, build trust, tame the grapevine, create and share your vision, solve the paradox of innovation, and use narrative to transform your organization. If this is not enough, Steve is also an avid storyteller.
WHO: Annicken Rød is “the” corporate rebel – and the reason for the title of this TEDx-event. Until recently she had the title Culture Evangelist in the American IT company Cisco where she was leading a global culture transformation initiative. The mission was to create strong common identities of passionate people, committed to the company’s vision. The method is to constantly disrupting status quo by asking the question “why”. Annicken resently started “Corporate Spring”, with the mission to change corporate worlds and worklife as we know it. She holds a degree in Human Resources and Organizational development from Stockholm University.
WHAT: Many corporations struggle with lack of innovation, weak ability to change and un-motivated employees, while doing everything “right” in order to prevent it. But organizational structures doesn’t create magic, people do! “If you build fences around people you get sheep”.
WHY: We can all create a bit of magic by being true to our beliefs, pursuing our dreams, and using a bit of common sense along the way. Everyone can make a difference as long as they have good intentions, the courage to ask the question “why?” and the guts to follow their instincts.