5G – The Nordic Approach and the Future of Society

Date(s) - 20/09/2022
5:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Huone Singapore


Nordic business associations are delighted to invite you to a joint event on 5G and the Nordic business vision.

Nordic companies are playing a crucial role in the future evolution of Asia’s productivity and growth. Our companies are working to bring security and trusted 5G connectivity and new innovative solutions for consumers and businesses while preparing at the same time citizen to adapt to new skills to reap the benefit of the 4th industrial revolution and the 5G disruption.

Our event will share insights on various dimensions and impacts of 5G on our society. The technology disruption of networks is massive and is only starting with further evolution. This network is now the backbone of our physical world and brings new opportunities for industries and end-users. Nevertheless, it is crucial for a sustainable future to integrate a social and environmental dimension into our vision. Reducing energy consumption and new skills will need to be included in any national strategy.

Representatives from the Nordic countries will share thoughts about the multi-dimensional aspects of 5G with a specific focus on technology, people, industry, sustainability, and skills. We will hear insights from Ericsson, Telenor, Nokia, Singtel, and Aalto Executive Education Academy.

Our keynote speaker CEO Chuen Hong Lew from IMDA starts the event by sharing the Singapore perspective on 5G.

All four Nordic Ambassadors will be present in the evening.

The evening MC is Mr Leonard Stornes, President of NBAS and Managing Director of NHST Media Group Asia.

Register by September 16, 2022.

We warmly thank our event partners Ericsson, Immersal, Nokia, and Telenor for supporting the event.

The program:

Registration is open from 5.45 pm to 6.00 pm. Coffee, and tea.

We start at 6 pm.

  • Welcome words and opening by Ambassador of Finland, Antti Vänskä
  • Introduction by the Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore, Kent Härstedt
  • Keynote speech: Singapore digital readiness and the digital future of Asia by Mr Chuen Hong Lew, CEO, IMDA
  • Technology – Future network and technology disruption by Mr Ludvig Landgren, Ericsson
  • Industry – The dawn of a new Industrial Revolution by Mr Danny Han Seng Foong, Telenor
  • People – New opportunities for Customers Experience by Mr Sami Luukkonen, Telco+ NCS Singtel Group
  • Sustainability – No Green without Digital by Mr Terence McCabe, Nokia
  • Knowledge – The evolution of skills and new work competencies by Ms Anu Vänskä, Aalto Executive Education Academy
  • Q & A moderated by Pasi Haatainen, FBC Chairman
  • Closing
  • Networking with refreshments from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

The organizers reserve the right to post event photos on social media and their communications channels.







Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive

Infocomm Media Development Authority

Mr Lew Chuen Hong is the Chief Executive of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). He leads IMDA in growing Singapore’s Digital Economy, to secure Singapore’s place as an international digital metropolis.

This includes providing world-class infrastructure, spurring innovation, nurturing local companies, and anchoring global MNCs. He also oversees the up-skilling of our Tech workforce, as well as nurturing a digitally inclusive society where all Singaporeans can enjoy the benefits of digitalization.

Mr Lew had previously served on the Boards of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, and ST Engineering.



Kent Härstedt, Ambassador

Embassy of Sweden to Singapore

Ambassador Harstedt has held a number of parliamentary and governmental functions. Prior to his accreditation to Singapore, Ambassador Harstedt served as the Special Envoy of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.
In addition, he remains the Swedish Government’s Special Envoy for the Korean Peninsula.
From 1998 to 2018 Harstedt was a Member of Parliament and served on the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committees. From 2010 to 2018, Harstedt was a member of the Swedish Parliamentary Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) and acted as head of the delegation from 2014 to 2018. Harstedt was OSCE PA Vice-President from 2015 to 2018.

Harstedt took part in 19 international election observation missions and led three of them. Other experiences include serving as a political advisor in various parts of the Swedish Government offices, including the Prime Minister’s Office.

Harstedt has also been President of Swedish UNICEF and a board member of the Swedish National Institute for public health, SIDA, the Swedish Institute, and more. Harstedt is an experienced and skilled negotiator.

Ambassador Harstedt has studied Political Science and the East and South East Asian Program at Lund University.



Antti Vänskä, Head of Mission, Ambassador

Embassy of Finland

Ambassador Antti Vänskä arrived in Singapore in June 2019 to assume his position as Head of Mission at the Embassy of Finland.
Mr Vänskä joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in 1996 and has served on several interesting assignments both at home and abroad.
Prior to Singapore, Mr Vänskä served four years as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Finland in Washington DC, USA. Earlier in his career, Mr Vänskä has worked in the Embassy of Finland in Berlin, Germany (2001 – 2004) and in the Consulate General of Finland in St Petersburg, Russia (1997 – 2001).
In Finland, Mr Vänskä has served, among other positions, as the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Finland (2010-2014). Earlier, he worked in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs as Deputy Director in the Unit for Russia and as Counsellor in the Unit for Asia dealing for instance with relations between the EU and the ASEAN.
Mr Vänskä graduated from Turku School of Economics and Business Administration (Finland) with a Master’s degree in Economics. He has also studied abroad in Sweden and in the United States.


Danny Han Seng Foong, Vice President & Head of Asia Strategy


Danny is Vice President, Telenor Asia. He works alongside Telenor’s business units in Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Pakistan to drive Telenor Asia’s growth agenda. Throughout his career, Danny has achieved and held many impactful roles – from leading business transformation & organisation change initiatives to launching new and innovative consumer products to market.





Ludvig Landgren, Head of Digital Services | Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India


Ludvig Landgren heads ‘Digital Services’ and IT Managed Services for Ericsson in the Market Area South East Asia, Oceania, and India (MOAI). The unit Ludvig is heading comprises close to 3000 persons and is responsible for pre-sales, delivery, and managed operations for Cloud Software and Services for Ericsson across Australia and New Zealand, India, and all of South East Asia.

Prior to this, he was Head of Network Applications and Cloud Infrastructure for Ericsson South East Asia and Oceania. Ludvig has been with Ericsson for about 20 years, having started his career at Ericsson’s Headquarters in Sweden in 1999. In his tenure, he has held various leadership roles and sales and product management positions across markets in Asia including Japan, China as well as in and Europe, and in Mexico. He has extensive experience in the Asia Pacific, having been based in the region since 2004.

Before joining Ericsson, Ludvig worked as a software designer and management trainee at Tetra Pak. Born in New Brunswick in Canada, he holds a Master of Science in International Business Administration from Lund University’s School of Economics and Management and has simultaneously done a Bachelor levels degree in Informatics, Data Communications, and Corporate Information Systems.

Ludvig enjoys sports and is an accomplished marathon and endurance athlete and has completed numerous Ironmans as well as the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc and Mount Fuji 100-mile races. With his family, he enjoys skiing, surfing, and mountaineering.



Terence McCabe, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific and Japan


Terence McCabe is Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific & Japan at Nokia. His expertise and focus are on the company’s technology strategy and future technology trends.
Terence has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications solutions, focusing on the adoption of IT technologies and best practices to an increasing breadth of the Carrier network.
As a member of the Nokia Asia Pacific & Japan’s senior leadership team, Terence spearheads regional technology initiatives and maintains a dialogue with industry executives across the region.
Terence began his career in Software Engineering with Digital Equipment in both Europe and North America. He later entered the telecommunications industry working for several independent software development companies providing core and value-added service solutions for GSM, 3G, and LTE networks. Terence lead the technology strategy for Mavenir as CTO through that company’s IPO and joined the management team at Mitel, promoting the convergence between Enterprise and Carrier communication services. At Nokia, Terence has helped establish world-class facilities to enable multivendor cloud solution development and brought these skills to Nokia’s role in the creation of Rakuten’s carrier cloud ecosystem.
Based in Singapore, Terence holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland, and a Master’s Degree in History from Southern New Hampshire University.


Sami Luukkonen, Managing Director

Telco+ NCS Singtel Group

Sami Luukkonen joined Singtel on 1 July 2021 as Managing Director, Telco Strategic Business Group (Telco+). Telco+ targets at developing digital telco and 5G use case capabilities for the Singtel Group and Associates in tight collaboration between Singtel Group, NCS, and partners.

He has more than 25 years of extensive experience in the Communications, Media and Technology (CMT) sector. He was a Senior Managing Director at Accenture as the Europe Strategic Sales across all industries and led Accenture’s Electronics & High Technology business global strategic initiatives which encompass its acquisition strategy and ecosystem plays within the CMT industry globally. Sami is a thought leader in various international forums.



Anu Vänskä, Executive Director

Aalto Executive Education Academy

Based in Singapore, Ms Anu Vanska (M.Sc. Economics) has led Aalto University Executive Education’s Asia Pacific Operations since April 2021.
Ms Vanska has extensive experience in leadership positions in B2B marketing. Previously, Ms Vanska has worked in marketing management positions in Finland at Sanoma Pro Oy and its predecessor, WSOY Pro Oy, among others.
Ms Vanska has lived in Singapore since 2019, and before that for several years in the United States, Germany and Russia. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on management and organizational culture at Oulu Business School.




Pasi Haatainen, FBC Chairman, Managing Director

Dynamic Business Consulting Pte Ltd

Adaptive executive strategy and digital transformation management professional with over 20 years of experience in digital transformation, business strategy execution, program management, change management, and solution development and delivery within the supply chain management, banking, mining, insurance, telecoms and high-tech industries.

Pasi has consulted global and regional clients for 13 years as an independent management consultant based in Singapore. He just joined a boutique strategy and digital transformation consulting firm, Renoir Group, advising South East Asian clients in their digital transformation journeys.




Leonard Stornes, Managing Director

NHST Media Group Asia