Nordic Future Innovation

Why we started NFI

All industries are experiencing significant challenges: new disruptive players, market boundaries changes, customers behaviours evolution, new challenger companies, and the next level of digitalization happening all around... We're in a continuous evolution.


With this backdrop, the networking group Nordic Future Innovation (NFI) was established in 2017. Born focused in the financial industry, but rapidly evolving to connecting all sectors. Because trust and collaboration is key to design the future, and diversity enriches all possibilities.


Our dream is to connect all companies in the Nordics, to generate business opportunities; to learn, think and do alongside each other, but also to play an active role in shaping the future, together with the most visionary players in the world. 




Former Global Head of Open Innovation at BBVA – where she designed and developed the Open Innovation project since its beginning. This experience has given her a unique understanding of both the corporate and startup worlds, needed to develop successful collaborations. She has  developed a close-knit, global network of allies and partners that have proven critical to the success of the open innovation project.


One of the worlds most known futurist and commentator on the Financial markets, and fintech through his blog, the,  author of the bestselling books Digital Bank, ValueWeb, Digital Human and Doing Digital. Chris has been voted one of the most influential people in financial technology and has been an advisor to the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.


A passionate and visionary entrepreneur with more than 20 years of banking / finance industry. Over the years she has built a tremendous Global network through her enthusiasm and engagement for Global collaboration and co-creation.

The aim of NFI is to strengthen the Nordic collaboration environment connecting multi-sector industries with multi-players across the Nordic countries  to unlock the power of innovation and bring value to the society.


Danielle has 25 years of banking experience in 8 countries: 20 years at HSBC in a variety of roles as Chief Operating Officer, Group Investor Relations, Corporate & Personal Banking, Labour Law and Risk Management. She was a Member of the Board at Landsbankinn, Meniga and Vice Chairman at HB Grandi. She is currently Member of the Board at Monerium. She is Editor and Head of the Women Network at Nordic Future Innovation.


Innovation board

Our Innovation Board will provide the direction, content and market offer of NFI. The members are all leading stars within their fields, selected on their ability to constitute a sustainable and relevant network, providing their own competence, experience and network. Our aim is that the Innovation Board will be an instrument of change within the industries.

Chris Skinner

Chairman & Co-Owner,



Cathrine Klouman


Møller Mobility Group


Luthon Hagvinprice

Head of Swedbank Innovation Community & Lab

Hege Toft Karlsen


Eika Gruppen


Øyvind Appeland




Ellen M. Hanetho

Founder and CEO,

Cercis AS


Anna-Lena Wretman




Dorthe Håhr Dupont 

Learning Lead

Nordea Group


Ronni Møller Pettersen


SpareBank 1 Forvaltning


Irmelin Stølen

EVP Value Added Services,

Rema 1000


Heiki Rautila

Head of OP Lab,

OP Financial Group

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NFI has members from all Nordic countries and expanding


Corporations, Startups, Hubs and Investors

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Fintech, Insurtech, Retail, Proptech and Big Techs

Multi-country, Multi-sector and Multi-players is the three keys for the collaboration success

In three years we have built up the largest collaboration environment in the Nordics connecting the Multi-sectors, Fintech, Insurtech, Retail, Proptech and Big Techs with Multi-players Corporations, Startups, Hubs and Investors across the Nordic countries


NFI has grown steadily both in number and in variety, having our main milestone with the inclusion of the Retailers in 2019 and Real Estate in 2020.


Main sponsors


The aim of NFI is to strengthen the Nordic collaboration environment connecting multi-sector industries with multi-players across the Nordic countries  to unlock the power of innovation and bring value to the society.


PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network of firms operating as partnerships under the PwC brand.

Nordea is a leading financial services group in the Nordic region and one of the biggest banks in Europe


Leading companies rely on a compass made from rock-solid values. Our values are driving us towards excellence, both with our employees and with our clients.


ForgeRock is a multinational identity and access management software company headquartered in San Francisco, U.S.A.


Connecting the right people


Identify common opportunities



Connect - Think - Do

In NFI we act in three dimensions CONNECT – THINK – DO

Connecting the right people – thinking and discussing common opportunities and through the DO`s dimension, focusing on delivering value added services and results through co-creations.


 The power of NFI is the people,we walk the talk built on Trust! The NFI family want to be a part of something bigger than themselves representing the Nordics as a region to strengthen our position defining the future.