ODA Nettverkstreff med gullpartner Sopra Steria – Twin Transition

Welcome to ODA Nettworking event together with Sopra Steria (gullpartner)!

Date: 28.02.2023
Time: 16:30-20:00
Place: Ground floor, by the reseption
Adresse: Posthuset, Biskop Gunnerus’ gate 14A, Oslo / Online

The event is free and available for ODA members.
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Sopra Steria and ODA welcome you to February’s ODA-Networking event at Sopra Steria’s base in the heart of Oslo.

Sopra Steria´s mission is to guide customers, partners, and employees towards bold choices by leveraging digital technology to build a positive future for all. They believe in technology, but also in our ability to use our collective intelligence to help the world move forward.

Twin Transition

In this evening, we will learn more about Twin Transition, the combination of green growth and digitalization. According to EU Science Hub (2022), this combination is recognized as the needed transitions for us to reach a carbon-neutral Europe. The green and digital transitions can either reinforce or clash with each other. Understanding that there are strong synergies between these two transitions and the untapped opportunities when the two is treated in isolation, recognizing the role of geopolitical, economic, social, and regulatory factors in enabling Twin Transition, organizations and individuals will be able to work together to unlock the benefits that the twin could bring.

We will go deeper into this topic and shed lights on the following questions: What is Twin Transition about? How can these transitions help us to shape a future that is more climate neutral? Why is Twin Transition relevant for us to learn about now?

Join us for an evening of great conversations, exchanging knowledge and perspectives, while making new contacts and reconnecting with others. The world is how we shape it. And we go further when we go together.

Event agenda:

  • 16:30 Registration and refreshments
  • 17:00 Welcome by ODA and Sopra Steria
  • Keynote: What is Twin Transition about
  • Keynote: Why choose to support Twin Transition?
  • Panel discussion
  • 19:00 Closing and mingling

We will also have a break during this session.

The event is held both in-person and with live streaming, and in English. We want to make the event accessible also for non-Norwegian-speakers and digital participants.

Please note that we will apply a «no show» fee of NOK 300 to in-person participants. This is because, among other things, we book the location and food based on the number of people registered.


Speaker and Panelist: Trine Skei Grande, Director of Sustinability in Footprint, a company of Sopra Steria

Trine Skei Grande has extensive experience in Norwegian politics through various ministerial roles, including the role as Deputy Prime Minister. She has 20 years in the Norwegian Parliament behind her and broad experience from municipal councils, county councils and city councils in Oslo. Trine was also party leader in the Liberal Party from 2010 to 2020 during a period in which the party doubled its number of members.

She is particularly known for her great commitment and broad knowledge in the climate and environmental field. Throughout her career, Trine has been involved in shaping policies that make Norway greener, including as one of the most important players in the Norwegian electric car revolution. Now, she wants to work to help both public and private actors speed up their own green transition. Then, there is a clear advantage with Trine’s broad experience from management at many levels and how processes can be managed in a good and efficient way. Currently, she works as a strategic advisor in sustainability at Sopra Steria.

Speaker and Panelist: Lillian Røstad, Head of Business Consulting in Sopra Steria

In her role, she is responsible for 350 consultants who work on projects at the intersection between technology and business. Lillian is a civil engineer in computer engineering and has a PhD in Information Security from NTNU. She has made the list of the foremost established female technology leaders in Norway as well as the list of Norway’s 50 leading women that work with technology. The award is organized by Abelia and ODA-Nettverk.

Lillian is very strong academically and pragmatic in her approach to the subject matters. Lillian is passionate about technology and is particularly concerned with how application of technology creates new opportunities for the public sector and businesses. Lillian is a skilled communicator and a sought-after lecturer and course instructor.

Panelist: Sofie Nyman, Business Development Associate in Schneider Electric

Sofie Nyman is working in Sustainability Business in Schneider Electric, combining Sustainability Consulting with technical and digital solutions for better resource efficiency and reporting. As a Business Development Associate she works with clients in the Nordics, helping them to reach their sustainability targets. She has a background from Science of engineering in Energy-Environment-Management and System Tools for a Sustainable Development.

Sofie is passionate about sustainability and emphasizes the importance of getting as much as possible out of the resources available. As a young professional she has already made herself a name in Schneider Electric when it comes to strengthening engagement and commitments to sustainability and foremost how technology and electrification can help us move in the right direction. She believes that sustainability should be credible, open and measurable and she aims to inspire people to see the change we need.

Panelist: Aiko Yamashita, Principal Data Scientist & Head of ESG Data Hub in DNB Bank ASA

Aiko Yamashita has a background in Informatics with a doctoral degree in experimental software engineering. She has +10 years of experience in data analytics within the logistics, retail and finance industries. Currently, she is the head of DNB’s Centre of Excellence in ESG Analytics, which has as mission to ensure top-of-class ESG analytics and timely access to ESG data for the entire group.

She believes in responsible use of Data, AI, and Technology, and is a passionate advocate for data literacy in DNB. In addition to being a Data Scientist at DNB, Aiko is an Adjunct Professor at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, where she has taught courses in Data Science and supervised students.

Moderators for panel discussion:

Vilde Myklebust, Business Consultant at Sopra SteriaVilde Myklebust is working in Footprint a part of Sopra Steria as a business consultant within sustainability and digitalisation. She holds a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics, and besides her studies, she worked as an intern in Aker Carbon Capture where she got her interest in sustainability and the green transition. During her first months, she has been working on a wide range of sustainability projects across private and public sector to help companies accelerate their green transition.

Tora Harstad, Business Consultant at Sopra Steria

Tora Harstad is working as a consultant within strategy at Sopra Steria. In June 2021, she finished her Master of Science in Business degree with a Major in Strategy at BI Norwegian Business School. As a newly graduated in Sopra Steria, she has been working with analytical evaluations, further development of practical frameworks, and participating in strengthening the Strategy expert community.

Sophia Greve, Business Consultant at Sopra Steria

Sophia Greve works as a privacy advisor at Sopra Steria, with a master’s degree in Law from the University of Bergen. Her project experience relates to the interface between privacy and information security, where she has assisted clients across public and private sector. Sophia is an engaged figure within Sopra Steria as coordinator for the Privacy expert community – managing internal as well as external events – and as a course instructor.

Welcome note:

Stine Aksnes, Director of Sustinability at Sopra Steria

Stine Aksnes is Director of Sustainability at Sopra Steria with responsibility for the development, implementation and reporting of the company’s overall sustainability strategy. Sopra Steria Group today receives international recognition for the work in reducing the company’s greenhouse gas emissions, is «A-listed» and has also achieved top score for environmental work within the company’s supply chain.

Aksnes sits on the steering committee of GoForIT, Norway’s leading arena for collaboration between academia and business, in the intersection of technology and sustainability. She previously worked as Communications & Marketing Manager at Grant Thornton with responsibility for CSR, as well as at Telenor Norge with responsibility for sustainability and communications. Her solid expertise is at the intersection of sustainability, strategy and communication, combined with ongoing board work in the same field.

Tina Syversen, Quality Manager and leader of Women At Sopra Steria network

Tina Syversen works as a test manager and loves securing the quality of different systems. She also has a passion for gender equality and is the leader of the women’s network in Sopra Steria called WASS (Women At Sopra Steria). Her hope is to inspire all women to demand their place in society, either as a leader or a subject matter expert in IT.


We are looking forward to seeing you on the 28th of February!


ODA-Nettverk er Nordens ledende nettverk for mangfold i teknologi. Vi har mer enn 8 000 medlemmer med aktiviteter i Oslo, Bergen, Innlandet, Sør-Vest og Trondheim, og 80 partnere. ODA-Nettverk har siden 2005 inspirert og bidratt gjennom større mangfold til bedre beslutninger og løsninger for virksomheter og samfunn.

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