Data for a sustainable future - seminar

Kongsberg Technology Cluster
November 09, 2023

Join us on November 29th at KRONA for a seminar by Kongsberg Technology Cluster, USN, and Semcon, exploring the sustainable transition and potential threats for companies. We are happy to be part of this project with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, Kongsberg Maritime, TechnipFMC, ECIT, Kartverket, Sporveien, and Kongsberg Innovasjon.

Norwegian Industrial Excellence will unveil a roadmap for successfully integrating sustainability into organizations and innovative product development. Be part of a dialogue at the intersection of high-tech industries, data value, sustainability, and innovation, where leaders and experts will showcase how digitalisation drives sustainability in high-tech organizations. 

Welcome to our seminar


08:30 - 09:00: Registration and Coffee

09:00 - 09:15: Welcome to the H-SEIF world!
A presentation about H-SEIF and its research-industry-driven achievements

Read about the project

Session 1
Deep dive into sustainable transition, data, and product development for managers and engineers. Risks and How to?

09:15 - 09:35: How to surf the tsunami of sustainable regulations in Norway? Kim Noguera Gabrielli, Executive Director UN Global Compact Norway & United Nations Business Arena (Oslo 2024)

09:35 - 09:55: Access to sustainable finance instruments: Can sustainable practices from companies influence their ability to remain competitive in the market? Line Asker, Leader of Sustainability at DNB.

09:55 - 10:15: The sustainable transition at Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace: How to integrate sustainability in the operational organization? Kerry Bommen, Director of Sustainability at Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

10:15 - 10:30: Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00: How to engineer and develop products utilizing data to create ground-breaking innovations that are sustainable from a systemic perspective? Gerardo Aguilar, Engineering Manager /ESG committee at TechnipFMC

11:00 - 11:25: Measuring sustainability performance through big data. Hildegunn McLernon, SVP Technology Strategy and Portfolio, Kongsberg Maritime

Session 2
What do high-tech companies require to make a smooth sustainable transition and improve their competitiveness in the global market?

11:30 - 12:00: Pannel Discussion

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch

13.00 - 13.15: Welcome back to the H-SEIF world!

Session 3
Co-creation and case-study

13:15 - 16:00: Let’s make our hands dirty but in an innovative and sustainable way!

As always, the H-SEIF is way more than words and great discussions. In this afternoon session, we will get our hands dirty. Two of our H-SEIF partners, Kongsberg Maritime and Semcon, will provide some real case studies where we will bring into practice the insight collected during the morning. Don't miss this opportunity to gain fresh perspectives and actionable insights on the future of high-tech sustainability and innovation!

Intro speakers

Kim Noguera Gabrielli 

The Executive Director of UN Global Compact Norway & United Nations Business Arena. Gabrielli is also Chair of the Regional Network Council UNGC Western Europe – North America. Gabrielli was formerly a Deputy Executive Director at UNICEF for 8 years. He has longstanding experience in the fields of sustainability, business, and international cooperation. 

Line Asker

An experienced economist and financial analyst specializing in sustainability and sustainable finance. Asker has several years of experience in the field of sustainable finance, both in her current role in DNB Group Sustainability, but also from consulting and the industry organization Finance Norway.

Kerry Marie Bommen 

17 years in O&G, spanning roles in Business Controlling, Strategy, and R&D Program Management. A recent MBA graduate in Leadership and Sustainability, she now serves as the Director of Sustainability at Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

Gerardo Aguilar

Manager of In-Riser Value Stream Engineering and ESG Committee Leader at TechnipFMC Norway. With an EMBA/Mechanical Engineer background and 30 years of expertise in product and system development, Aguilar brings extensive experience from the Subsea and Automotive industries.

Hildegunn McLernon

Navigating the dynamic maritime industry, she spearheads technology strategy and portfolio at Kongsberg Maritime. Balancing sustainability demands and digitalisation, she shapes the future of products and solutions. With a background as SVP of Technology in the Propulsion and engine division and over two decades in TechnipFMC, Hildegunn brings a wealth of experience in engineering, technology, projects, and digitalisation.