AI and Business Strategist, Startup Mentor and Board Director
Elin Hauge has built bridges between business and data-driven technologies for more than 20 years, with AI as the main area of focus since 2016. Through her work with business leaders and tech entrepreneurs, she has developed a strong ability to connect the dots between business strategy and the application of AI.
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What Elin Hauge's clients say
"Spot-on keynote about a highly relevant topic; artificial intelligence. Elin was well prepared, with storyline and key takeaways tailored for our domain. /"
"Highly challenging and engaging keynote on a very important topic; sustainability vs digitalization – we are very satisfied!"
"Elin is an engaging speaker. She was the last of three speakers on the same topic, and managed in a very smooth way to adjust to the previous speakers, and complement and round off the topic with relevant takeaways."
"I was very lucky to have Elin as my coach in the Antler program. She is incredibly inspiring and engaging! She is clear and distinct and a role model for us women."
"Elin talked to us about artificial intelligence. She has a deep knowledge of this and explains to you what this is, and what it entails in a popular way that makes you understand what it takes to get started. Excellent speaker with good communication skills. Recommended!"
"I had the pleasure to receive coaching from Elin thanks to the Antler program. From the very beginning you can feel she’s passionate about helping other people to express their ideas. I had a blast and I learned so much. Thank you, Elin!"
"I heard Elin talk about leadership in the age of technology at a breakfast seminar. Elin managed, with an excellent presentation, to clarify some key concepts around AI and machine learning and at the same time inspire, reassure and challenge those present (mostly leaders) about how management should be practiced in the future. I think many experienced that this was a useful session."
"I met Elin during the Antler Startup program in Oslo. She coached us in preparation for our pitch to investors of our start-up Surplusmap. She has a fantastic empathetic style of communicating, with contagious high levels of energy, intellectual depth, and business acumen, a rare combination of qualities that help us vastly to deliver an excellent pitch. I look forward to working with her again!"
"As a global speaker I have participated in many conferences and panels – however the one organized and moderated by Elin was truly extraordinary. She assembled a topic notch set of panelists with diverse views, planned and held us accountable to be prepared then moderated the discussion with ease, humor and great insights. I highly recommend her for any panel moderation and planning."
"As a conference organizer I have been very impressed with Elin’s clear, down to earth speaking style. She provides new perspectives to challenging topics while pragmatically explaining AI, eco-systems, digital transformation – all with energy and humor. If you want to educate and inspire your team to think differently, Elin is a perfect choice."
"I saw Elin on conference stage in the capacity as a speaker on the topic of AI and opportunity. Elin has an amazing presence and makes intense an intreaguing connections with the audience. She is clear, moves her audience along, and is very well informed on the topic and fully prepared. I must say, as an AI professional myself, Elin’s talk was quite inspirational."
"Elin is an energetic and engaging speaker. She combines personal experience with historical analogies to sketch out contemporary issues. She explains complex concepts with plain language and provides her audience with relevant and memorable examples. Her talk on the topic of “Responsibility and Regulation in AI” was very well received by the course participants of ‘Design Thinking & AI -Life-long learning’ course at NTNU. Looking forward to many more collaborative interactions!"
Elin Hauge's 2022 biography
All About Elin Hauge
Artificial intelligence should be at the forefront of every leaders’ mind; because it will fundamentally change your business, significantly impact your life, and so that you can understand the technologies your kids take for granted.
Artificial intelligence is probably the most disruptive technological development in human history, and it is ubiquitous; from the face recognition on your smartphone to advanced public surveillance, from food production to medical research, from online shopping to autonomous cars.
In addition, other emerging technologies such as the internet of things, blockchain, and virtual reality complement and interact with artificial intelligence to create even more immersive, complex, and disrupting products and services.
According to Elin Hauge, understanding the basics of artificial intelligence should be as compulsory for any leader in 2022 as having a computer.
Elin Hauge has built bridges between business and data-driven technologies for more than 20 years, with AI as her main area of focus since 2016. Through her work with business leaders and tech entrepreneurs, she has developed an exceptional ability to connect the dots between business strategy and the application of AI. She brings new perspectives to known challenges, relentlessly demystifying jargon and buzz words, and is always three steps ahead with her perspectives on sustainability, responsibility, and disruption. She has a humoristic, down-to-earth, and pragmatic approach to what is actually possible with AI here and now, what is responsible to do in the context of both your company and the society, and what you as decision-maker need to understand to make the right decisions. She systematically brings in the human perspective; “the future of artificial intelligence is not human less, it’s human more.” In her talks, she provides tangible and well-grounded recommendations for how to reap real benefits with AI, how to comply with regulations, and how to make AI an integral and sustainable part of your business or organization.
Elin Hauge holds a MEng in Biophysics and Medical Technology and a MSc in Management Science and Operational Research. Her strong academic background from mathematics and physics, combined with broad business experience, provides a rock-solid foundation for her perspectives on the revolutionary opportunities and complex challenges with and around artificial intelligence.
She has spent the last three years working in the tech startup landscape, mentoring hundreds of entrepreneurs across Europe on business strategy, commercialization and go-to-market.
Elin Hauge's 2022 talks & topics
Digital is not (necessarily) sustainable
We tend to think that everything digital is sustainable because data flying around on the wireless internet doesn’t leave any footprints. Or do they…? In this talk, Elin will blow your mind with some heart-breaking and stunning facts and anecdotes about the clash between digitalization and sustainability. At the same time, digital technologies such as cloud platforms, artificial intelligence, internet of things, and blockchain are indeed important for the sustainable future of businesses and societies.
How can you as a leader and decision-maker navigate in this overwhelming and complex landscape of digital technologies and sustainability issues? What do you need to understand, what are your options, and how much impact can you really make?
In this talk, Elin will give three actionable recommendations for how you as a leader can contribute to a smarter and more sustainable digital future.
Artificial intelligence and natural stupidity - Why humans, not the algorithms, are the real problem
Have you noticed the two big elephants dancing around in the room every time artificial intelligence is brought up? The two elephants are called You and Me. Artificial intelligence is, in very simple terms, mathematical recipes applied to large amounts of data. But where do those data come from? From You and Me. And that is where the problem of natural stupidity comes in. To quote Cassie Kozyrkow, “artificial intelligence is a thoughtlessness enabler”.
In this talk, Elin starts out by setting the stage with a pragmatic overview of what artificial intelligence is (and is not). Then she provides thought-provoking perspectives on some of the key opportunities and challenges within artificial intelligence and concludes with three selected actionable recommendations for how to mitigate natural stupidity and build a smarter and more responsible future for businesses and societies.
Busting the myths about AI, and building the bridge to real value for business and society
Are you tired of hearing about a distant future where robots rule the world, humans are mere servants, and we are all subject to the whims of ubiquitous artificial intelligence? Let’s put those nasty fairytales aside for now, and discuss what is actually possible here and now. Let’s talk about how mathematics applied to large amounts of data can automate processes, completely change how you do business, and fuel the innovation of new products and services. As a business leader and decision-maker, having a basic understanding of artificial intelligence should be as compulsory as having access to a computer. In this talk, you will get real-life examples that are relevant for your industry, a concrete understanding of what artificial intelligence actually entails, and recommendations for what you as a leader and decision-maker should focus on.
Metaverse - Friend, foe, or a stone in your shoe?
As the physical world in 2021 was occupied with the covid pandemic, the Metaverse became the new kid on the block in the digital world. Although Zuckerberg coined the term ‘Meta’, the Metaverse is way more than Facebook on speed and steroids. It is often referred to as the next generation internet, where gaming and social media meet blockchain and decentralized economies. But why should you as a business leader care? And should you be excited or scared? Should you start creating your avatar or turn the computer off and take a walk in the forest?
In this talk, Elin will demystify some of the new jargon, and give an overview of what the metaverse is (and is not). She will share her perspectives on exciting opportunities and challenging concerns, and why you as a business leader and citizen should care. And what, if any, action you may need to take.
Bias buzz, responsibility rules - The Why, the What, and the How of the coming AI regulation
In April 2021, the EU Commission published a proposal for regulation of AI. At the core of the regulation is protection of the fundamental rights of the individual. Bias, or rather the absence of, is an essential component. But why do we need this regulation, and what does it really mean for you as a leader and decision-maker? And why do we need to have a serious talk about a pair of huge elephants in the room – namely you and me?
In this lecture, Elin provides humoristic and thought-provoking perspectives on human nature in the intersection with data-driven technologies, the harsh realities of regulation, and recommendations for how to build a more intelligent and responsible future.
Elin Hauge's 2022 speaking fees
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