23 May 2023
State Secretary Andreas Bjelland Eriksen and Executive Vice President for Technology, Digital & Innovation (TDI) at Equinor, Hege Skryseth are confirmed as Keynote speakers at Energy Connected.
Andreas Bjelland Eriksen grew up in Stavanger and has a Master of Science in Business from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Università Bocconi (2012-2017). He has also studied jurisprudence at the University of Oslo.
Previously he worked as an advisor at The Norwegian Energy Regulatory Authority (2017-2020) and as a political advisor to The Standing Committee on Business and Industry for the Labour Party parliamentary group from 2020 before being appointed to State Secretary for Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre at the Prime Minister’s Office on 14th October 2021.
His political background includes being the leader of the Workers’ Youth League in Rogaland (2010-2012), a board member of the European Youth Norway (2012-2013), a board member of Rogaland Labour Party (2010-2015), and County council representative for the Labour Party in Rogaland (2011-2019).
Hege Skryseth is an Executive Vice President for Technology, Digital & Innovation (TDI) at Equinor. She is one of Norway’s foremost experts on the use of technology and digitalization to create future business and is deeply committed to driving change through technology. She focuses especially on digitalization, industrial disruption, and transformational business development.
As an EVP of TDI, she holds responsibility for technology, digitalization, innovation, and venture investments as fundamental enablers to improve safety and security, increase value creation and reduce emissions from oil and gas, as well as drive profitable growth in renewables and low carbon solutions.
Prior to joining Equinor, she has been the CEO at Kongsberg Digital and EVP at the Kongsberg Group. Skryseth has vast experience as a senior executive from international tech companies such as Microsoft Norway and Geodata (ESRI). She is a member of the board of AutoStore ASA, Netcompany AS, and Tomra Systems ASA.
Hege Skryseth holds an MBA in financial management and leadership from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), a bachelor’s degree in management from The Norwegian Business School (BI), and a college graduate from the Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH).