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Lars Thinggaard

Lars Thinggaard is President and CEO of Milestone Systems A/S. A Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2019’s ‘thinkers to watch’, Lars is a dynamic manager and intuitive entrepreneur. Previous roles include co-founder and CFO at Mondosoft, COO and CFO at Beologic (acquired by Baan), CFO at In2itive (acquired by SPSS), and an Auditor at Arthur Anderson and Price Waterhouse, now Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Lars has led Milestone Systems A/S since 2003, deftly steering the company to be a global industry leader in open platform Internet Protocol (IP) video management software. During his 16 years as CEO, the company’s revenue has increased more than fifteen-fold. It is now part of the Canon Group.

A co-author of the Copenhagen Letter, which makes the case for a more ethical and sustainable technology industry, Lars champions authenticity and collaboration in his company, and the industry itself.

Lars Thinggaard holds a Bachelor’s degree in corporate finance and accounting from the Copenhagen Business School, and is based in Copenhagen.

Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe is Chairman of the supervisory board of Siemens AG, and Chairman of the Board of A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S. An active member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum, he is particularly focused on the Digital Transformation of business and society. Jim is an advocate for progressive thinking, sharing insight and taking action.

Jim’s career in the IT industry spans more than 25 years, and he has held a number of leadership and consultative roles at SAP and IBM, leading global consulting, sales and product development operations. In 2008 Jim was appointed member of the executive board of SAP, responsible for Innovation and Product Development. In 2010, he was appointed joint CEO with Bill McDermott, heralding a new era for the software giant.

Jim Hagemann Snabe has a M.S.c (economics and business administration) from Aarhus University in Denmark and is adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School.