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Speakers at SEPM 2015


Moderator - Nils Randrup, Managing Partner, Rockwave

Nils Randrup is Managing Partner/CEO of Rockwave Group that provides management consulting, executive training, and business development. Nils is also Adjunct Professor at AVT Business School where he teaches marketing and strategy.


Nils has extensive professional experience within sales/marketing, business strategy, communications, learning and development, collaboration engineering, and executive education. He has worked with a range of companies such as Nestlé, Maersk, Shell, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Siemens, Deloitte, Kellogg's, Arla, Carlsberg, Lego, and many more.


Nils has supplemented his commercial experience being part-time associate/adjunct professor, speaking at various business schools and universities, including Emory, Georgia Tech, Lund University, and Copenhagen Business School. He has also written a range of books and articles (The Case Method, Strategic Decision Making, The Art and Science of Persuasive Business Presentations, among others).




Gunnar Larsén, Vice President Products, 7digital

Gunnar is an experienced leader in product, business, and content development with over 15 years of international experience from the music, game, and mobile industries. At 7digital, Gunnar leads a team that defines and drives the company's product portfolio for consumers as well as business-to-business customers.


Gunnar joined 7digital from Dolby in August 2013 where he had served as its Content Services Director in EMEA. Prior to Dolby, Gunnar held key leadership positions at companies such as WiMP (now Tidal) and RealNetworks/Rhapsody, and was product manager for the first ever mobile game that won a BAFTA award: SMS Chess for Sony Ericsson P800.


Originally from Sweden, Gunnar has for the last 20 years called Germany, the US, and now London his home.




Giuseppe Terrano, Content Acquisition Manager, Bastei Lübbe AG

Giuseppe Terrano joined Bastei Lübbe in 2014 as Content Acquisition Manager in charge of buying English and German publication rights for their digital publishing programme.


He started his career in Italy with the Mondadori Group as Account Manager for several of their brands until he moved to Germany in 2010. At AbeBooks/Amazon in Düsseldorf he was responsible for the Italian online market place for new, used, and antiquarian books. He then spent two years working for Samsung EU in Frankfurt as Business Development Manager in charge of content licensing for e-book applications on mobile devices and was responsible for partnerships with publishing houses and content providers throughout Europe. Giuseppe Terrano holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Communications and a Master of Arts in Publishing.




Camilla Hessellund Lastein, Founder & CEO, Lix Technologies

Camilla Hessellund Lastein is founder & CEO of Lix Technologies. She comes from a background in economics at Aarhus University but left to become an entrepreneur. Camilla has received a scholarship from WeLoveStartups and has won several start-up prizes; recently she became national winner of Best Newcomer in Nordic Startup Awards 2015 and is nominated for the award "IVÆKSTprisen 2015 – Året unge håb" (GROWTH award 2015 – Young hope of the year).


While Camilla was majoring in economics at Aarhus University in Denmark, she found that her student life consisted of carrying around five to six books every day, each book ranging around 1,000 pages. Camilla frequently found herself thinking that there had to be a better way to study without being crushed under the weight of one's textbooks, carrying around 1,000-page tomes to and from class on any given day.


Camilla started her own company in 2013 under the name Unipegma and later changed the name to Lix Technologies. Having started Lix from a deep need of her own, she has captivated the textbook publishing industry in Denmark, with her sights already set on expanding to markets outside Scandinavia by mid-2016.




Lars-Erik Larsson, Chief Executive Officer of Acapela Group

Lars-Erik Larsson has an impressive business growth record in the IT industry and has, among others, worked with organisations such as Unisys and Global One. He joined the speech technology industry in 1999 as Senior Director at L&H where he was responsible for establishing and developing the company's presence in the Nordic region, as well as managing sales and marketing operations in the area.


First appointed as CEO of Babel-Infovox in 2002 (that later became Acapela Group Sweden) he was appointed CEO of the whole Acapela Group in December 2007. By successfully managing the company's growth within innovative speech and voice driven ecosystems and relying on a strong and experienced team he has put Acapela at the forefront of voice personalisation and branded it among the top 1000 companies worldwide. 




Colin Lovrinovic, Chief Content Officer, oolipo

Colin Lovrinovic is an experienced digital manager who has spent the past 9 years in the international media business. He has worked in digital marketing for companies such as Amazon, Red Bull, and Universal Music.


Before joining the publishing industry, he headed global licensing for Simfy, Germany's first music subscription service, where he was involved in strategic partnerships with leading brands such as Coca-Cola and Telefónica O2. Colin joined the independent publishing house Bastei Lübbe two years ago and was responsible for the growth of international sales of their multi-language portfolio of apps, e-books, and audio books in markets such as the US, UK, China, and Latin America. Colin recently moved to the Bastei Lübbe-supported start-up oolipo that is reinventing fiction for mobile platforms. He currently acts as Chief Content Officer.


Colin holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Business and an M.A. in Music & Creative Industries Management and is pursuing an MBA part-time at Mannheim Business School.




Martin Schorling, Senior Lab Agent and Strategy Lead, Innovation Lab

Martin Schorling is a strategy facilitator and innovation agent. He has facilitated innovation processes in Denmark and abroad for Siemens Wind Power, APC/Schneider Electric, Krifa, Aarhus University, Intel, Dong Energy, Coop, Aibel, TDC, Norwegian Petroleum Society, among others.


Martin's experience with entrepreneurship and his semi-nerdy interest in start-ups, technology, and disruptive business models, have lead him to specialise in upgrading organisations to act within the new digital paradigm.

Martin is Senior Lab Agent and Strategy Lead with Innovation Lab and active partner in the portfolio companies Sputnik5, Digital, and Norwegian VONA.




Thomas Madsen-Mygdal, CEO & Co-founder, 23

Thomas Madsen-Mygdal was just 17 when he started his first major IT company, Mondo, that became a successful Danish hosting company for numerous emerging websites. He is an entrepreneur and angel investor who supports a multitude of European startups. His portfolio includes Copenhagen-based Podio, Socialsquare, Berlin-based ezeep, among others.


Today he is founder and CEO of 23 – a company that makes tools for visual sharing on the web. He is also founder and organiser of the world-famous Reboot conference. Thomas' business card must resemble a small book: Entrepreneur, serial entrepreneur, parallel entrepreneur, angel investor, chairman, board member, mentor,  organiser – the list goes on and on. His young age notwithstanding he has received countless once-in-a-lifetime achievement awards, but that doesn't seem to stop him: Designer, "internet hippie", digital thinker, digital thought leader, activist, most likely the first blogger in Denmark, etc. 



Catch up on SEPM 2014

See the program for SEPM 2014

Mar 12, 2019

Will we see you at London Book Fair 2019?

Mar 07, 2019

In these times of constant innovation, how do you maintain good relations with your stakeholders? Meet us at London Book Fair 2019 and find out how.

Feb 28, 2019

How are you handling the digital challenges in publishing? Are you taking advantage of new business areas in the market?

Jan 22, 2019

New year, new solution? Simplify complex contracts and royalty calculations with our solutions and be in control of your assets!

Jan 18, 2019

With Schilling's CRR solution and Author Portal you can manage and improve your author relations, while saving time and money!

Jan 11, 2019

Meet us at NOT 2019 and hear more about Schilling's Author Portal and our other solutions!

Dec 19, 2018

From all of us here at Schilling we wish you and your colleagues a merry Christmas and a happy new year! Please not that our office is closed from 24 to 26 December and from 31 December to 1 January. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.

Oct 08, 2018

Does maintaining good author relations take up too much of your time? Meet us at Frankfurt Book Fair on 10-14 October 2018 and hear more!

Sep 18, 2018

How do you improve your author relations? Meet us at Göteborg Book Fair 27-30 September 2018 and here more!

May 16, 2018

How is technology really changing the playing field?
Listen to the interview with Thomas Terney about artificial intelligence and robotics here.

May 02, 2018

"Publishers face two big challenges. One is structural and one is technology-based".
Listen to the interview with Mads Holmen here.

Apr 25, 2018

Blockchain allows us to timestamp information that can be used in a database. Listen to the interview with Deanna Macdonald.

Apr 18, 2018

What does the future of human life look like with the use of emerging technologies?

Listen to the interview with Britt Wray, Author and Media host.

Apr 11, 2018

"The problem with the publishing industry is that it is very path-dependent. They do what they've always done!"

Listen to the interview with SEPM17 moderator, Alexander Avanth.


Feb 27, 2018

"We need to redesign classrooms, so children can take ownership of their own learning using online and offline tools". Hear the interview with Aditya Prakash here

Feb 15, 2018

How does your business work hand in hand with technology? Listen to the interview from SEPM17 with Adam Lowe, founder of an immersive storytelling platform that uses different multimedia.

Dec 13, 2017

Schilling wishes you and your colleagues a merry Christmas and a happy new year! We are closed from 24-26 December and from 31 December to 1 January.

Nov 30, 2017

A huge THANK YOU to all who participated at the Scandinavian Executive Publishing Meeting 2017!

Nov 21, 2017

How will our children use technology in the future to learn and play at school? Join us at #SEPM17 and hear one of the new exponential mindsetters in the publishing industry, Aditya Prakash, introduce Skidos Labs – an award-winning creator of children's educational apps.

Nov 15, 2017

Who among the new industry-changing mindsetters should publishers pay attention to? Hear Adam Lowe, co-founder of ‘unrd', inspire us at #SEPM17 with his stories through text messages and multimedia in real time.