Published 01.09.2021
Get to know the speakers of mcb tech .23. More speakers to be announced!


Over his career, Evan Shapiro has been an outspoken thought-leader in the entertainment industry. For many years via his work with Ghetto Film School and One Day Immersion, he has strived to make the media business a more diverse and inclusive community.

Recently, Shapiro’s impact on media has expanded, as he has evolved into a noted  commentator on the entertainment industry and become recognized as the Unofficial Official Cartographer of The Media Universe. 

In 2020, Deadline published Shapiro’s first Media Universe Map, the first view of the media business to truly include all the major combatants in the war for attention. It was immediately adopted by businesses, executives, analysts, and colleges as the unofficial official representation of the map of media. 

Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising, and coaching, Marty Cagan served as an executive responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including HP Labs, Netscape Communications, and eBay. As part of his work with Silicon Valley Product Group, Marty is an invited speaker at major conferences and top companies across the globe.

Nina Schick is a leading expert in the Age of AI. Her work focuses on the intersection of society, politics, and technology, with specialties including geopolitics, artificial intelligence, and deepfakes. With a background in political strategy and journalism, Nina has worked with global leaders, advised governments, NGOs and private sector businesses, and founded her own consulting business. Her book "Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse" explores the growing threat of AI-generated media, which has massive implications for the future of communication and democracy. With her knowledge and expertise, Nina helps organizations navigate the opportunities and risks of a rapidly transforming global outlook. 

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He has co-founded and sold two tech companies and is known as "The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology." He is the author of two bestselling books, Hooked and Indistractable, which received critical acclaim. Nir's writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, Time Magazine, and Psychology Today. He also invests in habit-forming products that improve users' lives. Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.management.

Bruce focuses on AI's impact on news operations, particularly reducing misinformation. He co-leads Project Origin, a media provenance initiative with the BBC, New York Times, CBC/Radio-Canada, and Microsoft. He's on the steering committee of the Partnership on AI and the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity. Bruce was previously Head of Business Strategy at CBC/Radio-Canada and served as President of digital media for a large Canadian newspaper chain. He has an MBA from York University and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill.


Björn started out from his bedroom when he was just nine years old, and he dreamed of reaching the whole world. He started his first TV channel when he was 12 years old and got a job at TV 2 Norway when he was 16 years. Since then, he has worked with everyone from Kaizers Orchestra to Heidi Klum, TV 2 Norway to Warner Brothers. Björn is the CEO and founder of Myreze, a world-leading company in visual communication. 

Kjersti Løken Stavrum is the jury leader for the Anne Jacobsen Memorial Prize. She has a background as a journalist and editor. Løken Stavrum is the CEO of Tinius Trust - the controlling owner of Schibsted ASA, has been the chairman of Norwegian PEN, and led the Freedom of Expression Commission in Norway. She has previously been the secretary general of the Norwegian Press Association, has an education in political science, and has a master's degree in management.

Aaron a prominent advocate for diversity and inclusion within Swedish business, leveraging over two decades of leadership experience across multiple industries. As an executive in companies like ICA, Vattenfall, and Schibsted, he draws upon his personal background as a gay black man to disrupt traditional norms and push for progress. In 2022, he was awarded as one of the top three Swedish role models of the year by the Diversity Index Award.

Pinar Heggernes is the elected deputy rector of University of Bergen. Her areas of responsibiliy contain education and digital knowledge. She is a professor of computer science with specialization in algorithms. Until 2021 she was the head of Department of Informatics at UiB. She has extensive experience as a researcher and educator, as a leader of several externally funded projects and as a member of program boards and editorial committees of international scientific conferences and journals.

Anders Grimstad specializes in leveraging foresight and tangible experimentation to inspire teams to proactively build for the future. As the head of foresight and emerging interfaces at Schibsted's Futures Lab, he conducts research, analyzes emerging technologies, and creates scenarios and experiments to prepare for upcoming challenges. With a diverse background in media and various industries, Anders brings valuable insights to his work in driving innovation and readiness for the future.