KEYNOTES

Future possibilities, possible futures

 

Magnus Lindkvist

Futurologist, author and trendspotting phenomenon

The ideas driving humanity onwards 
Ideas are central to Magnus’ lectures. How they clash. How they change the way we work, create and live. The ideas that drive humanity onwards, creating future possibilities and possible futures. Magnus masters the art of letting opposites collide, creating a keynote that changes the way you think and create. 

Qualitative insights, imaginative storytelling 
In his book Minifesto (2016), he celebrates small ideas and explains why they are so important in a world obsessed with major narratives. In 2021 he and Swedish music journalist Jan Gradvall released Creative Friction (available in Swedish) in which they draw on the history of popular culture to explore what unites creative people. With a Master of Science in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and a degree in film production from UCLA, Magnus Lindkvist combines his qualitative insights with imaginative storytelling.

Future possibilities, possible futures 
Magnus Lindkvist ranks as one of Sweden’s leading international speakers and has been awarded multiple prizes and awards for his achievements. He has founded and run several companies to help organizations find their way into the future. With his passion for helping businesses to develop, he has also organised training courses to promote a future-focused way of thinking. In 2008, Magnus created the world’s first academically accredited course in trendspotting and future thinking at Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.

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Executives in conversation

Carsten Rasmussen

Chief Operations Officer

Driving Growth Through Supply Network Resilience 

The LEGO Group is the largest toy manufacturer in the world, bringing learning through play to millions of children each year. Hear how the company is investing in its manufacturing and supply base to drive sustainable growth for the years to come.

Carsten Rasmussen joined the LEGO Group in 2001 and was appointed Chief Operations Officer in 2017. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s manufacturing, supply chain, quality, procurement, and corporate facilities. Prior to assuming his current role, Carsten was Senior Vice-President Organizational Capability Building.

David Schwartz

Global VP, Tech Venturing & Innovation

From Business need to Scale-Up: Unveiling agile supply chain E2E processes for successful innovation

From New York to Russia and now the Middle East, David has moved around the world to understand the intricacies of PepsiCo’s business. His rich background in corporate strategy, product innovation and finance make him incredibly valuable for the startups he works with. David’s leadership style reflects the values of the program: It’s all about long-term relationships, open dialogue, following through, and always having fun.

Moderator Carlos Cordon

IMD Professor of strategy and supply chain

Recordings of previous keynotes

More recordings of previous editions of inNOWvate Supply Chain Event are available on the YouTube channel of Supply Chain Movement: