PWN Norway: Oslo Innovation Week - Virtual Reality - An Illustrated Look at Turning Disruption into Opportunity

26 September 2017 18:00 - 22:00 Oslo Science Park

Changing our reality through interruptive technology

Let’s play a game that uses VR technology as catalyst to create balanced leadership. We want you to see the world through another person’s eyes. Experience subtle forms of behaviour which can affect the way a person feels. Let’s use VR technology as a tool to change these kinds of behavioural patterns and to dismantle biases towards others. 

The interactive part of our event will be followed by presentations of entrepreneurs and pioneers in the STEM fields working with major groups such as NASA and Mercer. They will speak about their experience with biased behaviour patterns as well as the use of VR technology to advance balanced leadership in the business world. During a panel discussion, we will have the chance to discuss the results of our game and the experiences our experts made at a professional level.


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Aisha Bowe is the co-founder and CEO of STEMBoard, a technology solutions company that specializes in intelligent systems. Aisha leads development, expansion and management of STEMBoard’s multimillion-dollar Government contracts and private sector clients. Prior to STEMBoard, Bowe was an Aerospace Engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center where she focused on miniaturized satellites and aircraft. 

Bowe holds a B.S.E in aerospace engineering and an M. Eng in space systems engineering, both from the University of Michigan. She has received numerous awards for her dedication to technical excellence and the principles of diversity and opportunity including the 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley, United States Women’s Chamber of Commerce Emerging Star Award, and NASA’s Engineering Honor Award. She is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 

Robert Baker is a Global Client Director at Mercer, the leading global human resources consulting firm. Based in London, he is responsible for developing and managing Mercer’s relationships with a number of key multinational clients across all business lines and all geographies. 

Robert has a passion for diversity and inclusion and is a member of the steering committees for Mercer’s Gender Parity Networks for the European Region. He is also a member of Mercer’s UK Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.

Robert is Vice President on the Board of PWN Global, a major global women’s network. In this role he is focused on engaging men to support gender equality, at work, at home and in all aspects of life. He has spoken at numerous conferences and has contributed to many publications and blogs on the importance of balanced leadership and how to engage men in supporting gender equality. Robert also speaks widely on talent trends, innovation and the future of work.

Robert was recently awarded a prestigious Guys Who Get It – Honorable Guy Award 2017 by The Institute for Women’s Leadership, based in California, USA.

Yasmine Boudiaf makes virtual reality experiences that change people’s behaviour.

 She uses VR as a tool to address subtle forms of behaviour and biases which can effect the way another person feels. Her main topics of interest are implicit biases, cross- cultural understanding and innovation. With a background in biomedical science and documentary film, she enjoys inter-disciplinary collaboration as a way to solve problems. She produces experiences and consults via her company Serious Datum Ltd.

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Oslo Science Park
Gaustadalléen 21
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