Conveniently located just steps from the festival, House of Scandinavia by AmEx and SAS is your home away from home at SXSW, and the perfect spot for networking and daily recaps on everything innovative. Enjoy premium food and drinks as well as curated entertainment and showcases with leading Scandinavian artists - all in the spirit of Scandinavia.
Currently, we've been confirmed for two features in the official House of Scandinavia program.
Thursday March 8th:
19:00 Opening Party Partners: NoA, Abelia, AMEX, Carlsberg, Arcus
Feature: During this event, we'll introduce the CEO of SAS and present 3 things you can't miss while you're in Austin (but likely will if you just stay at the convention center and 6th street)
Friday March 9th:
18:00 Panel Discussion
Host: Come hear from some of the most prominent Scandinavian entrepreneurs, professionals, and companies in Austin as they discuss why they chose the Live Music Capital of the World for their headquarters, place to build a technology center or further their career. Hint: it’s not just the frozen margaritas.
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Austin presents a panel discussion with Scandinavians turned Austinites: Niklas Lindstrom, Callen; Henrik Johansson, Boundless Network and Anders Stenqvist, Ericsson. The discussion will be moderated by, Andreas Drakenberg, in Austin through The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce USA trainee program.
Media Evolution and The Southern Sweden Creatives will host a party following the discussion.
More information on the speakers:
Name: Henrik Johansson
Occupation: Co-founder & CEO, Boundless Network
Bio: CEO and co-founder of Boundless Network. Incubator and Board Member of OutboundEngine. Previously President of EverydayWealth, and co-founder and President of Creditland. Management and IT Consulting with Andersen Consulting.
Specialties: Serial Entrepreneur and Chief Executive in technology-enabled services and software as a service. Expert on startup and turnaround situations, building world-class teams, culture, and scalable processes and infrastructure.
Name: Anders Stenqvist
Occupation: Program Manager for establishing Ericsson ASIC Design center Austin, Ericsson
Bio: Senior Project lead/Design Manager with 25+ years Telecom experience in the semiconductor industry, combining expertise in Digital SOC and ASIC Design for Mobile infrastructure with strong leadership skills. Successfully managed large design teams and design projects with worldwide resources. Building highly effective teams spanning cultural and language barriers.
Specialties: Multi-faceted and highly skilled leader with a practical approach to problem solving with a can-do attitude that motivates people and delivers successful projects.
Name: Niklas Lindström
Occupation: Founder & Head of Production, Callen
Bio: Known for culture-defining work done at some of the advertising industry's most notable companies. Most recently, as Director of Interactive Production at Droga5 New York, he created immersive experiences for clients including Mailchimp, Hennessy, Under Armour, New York Times and The Rock. Prior to Droga5, he has headed up and led cutting-edge projects at Forsman & Bodenfors, BBDO New York and B-Reel.
Specialties: Marketing, Digital and Social Media, Integrated Production, Virtual-, Augmented- and Mixed Reality, Marketing Trends, World Class Team Builder.