Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Conference 2021

27.10.21 - 28.10.21

During the last years we have seen the hype around Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. In this conference we will take it one step further showing how the industry has implemented the theory into technical solutions with emphasis on use cases and business value.

The examples range from maintenance through process optimisation. We will also cover some basics within data analytics, deterministic AI and computer vision and AI. The program will cover some new concepts and theory with practical implementation examples demonstrating how far we have reached.

The conference will be relevant both to early adopters and organisations still waiting to get started with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The presenters come from the industry, academia and represent both end users, research and suppliers.

Take a look at NFEAs complete event overview

Program (the program is subject to change)

  • 09:00


  • 09:50


    Karin Sundsvik, NFEA

  • 10:00

    Creating value with AI

    Anders Bryhni & Anne Marthine Rustad, SINTEF Digital

  • 10:30

    How to achieve ethical artificial intelligence research and development?

    Jim Tørresen, University of Oslo

  • 11:00

    Good and bad use of artificial intelligence in industry

    Dr. Morten Mossige, ABB Robotics

  • 11:30


  • 12:30

    AI at TINE, beyond the hype

    Dag Madland, TINE SA & Bertil Helseth, Intelecy

  • 13:00

    Smart Furnace

    Egil Vålandsmyr Herland, Elkem ASA Technology

  • 13:30


  • 14:00

    How computer vision and AI are transforming warehousing and the supply chain

    Hafrún Hauksdóttir, PICKR.AI

  • 14:30

    Model based AI

    Prof. Emeritus Morten Lind, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

  • 15:00

    AI used to improve HAZOPS

    Claus Myllerup, Kairos Technology AS

  • 15:30


  • 16:00

    Operation of Machine Learning Systems In Mission Critical Production

    Henning Ochsenfeld, Siemens Digital Industry Services

  • 16:30

    Human-interpretable, dynamic AI with an eye for the physics

    Harald Martens, NTNU

  • 17:00

    End of lectures

  • 18:00

    Aperitif and mingling

  • 18:30

    Conference dinner at Meet Ullevaal

  • 08:30

    AI/ML from hype to hope and hurry up!

    Ole Evensen, IBM

  • 09:00

    AI at ABB: From condition monitoring towards autonomous systems

    Alf Isaksson, ABB Corporate Research

  • 09:30


  • 10:00

    ML-based crack detection in steel stuctures using drones

    André Ødegårdstuen, DNV

  • 10:30



  • 11:00

    How we use machine learning to optimize oil and gas production

    Bjarne Grimstad, Solution Seeker

  • 11:30


  • 12:30

    How to succeed with your Machine Learning projects

    Eirik Horpestad Helseth, Siemens AS

  • 13:00

    Practical use of machine learning to predict online analyze

    Per-Olav Hansen og Espen Aleksander Martinsen, Unger Fabrikker AS

  • 13:30

    Machine learning, for a better society

    Lars Horn, Skanska Digital

  • 14:00

    End of conference



Anders Bryhni, Senior Business Developer, SINTEF Digital

Sintef is one of Europes larges independent research institutes, providing applied research and research based innovation to customers and partners locally in Norway as well as across Europe. Sintef believe technology can make society better!Personally, I have an MSc in Engineering Cybernetics mixed with more than a decade of experience in software development, architecture, project management, product management, and sales. I work relentlessly to provide better ability to make decisions for norwegian and international organizations in the oil, gas and energy markets as well as manufacturing and shipbuilding.

Anne Marthine Rustad, Research Manager, SINTEF Digital

Research Manager within Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at SINTEF Digital. Been at SINTEF Digital since March 2017. Came from Aker Solutions with experience from positions as: Specialist Engineer Technology, Strategy and Business Development Manager and Senior Strategy Manager.

Dr. Morten Mossige, Senior Principal Engineer, ABB Robotics

Specialties: C, C++, Python, Embedded systems, Embedded Linux, VxWorks, DSP, Controlsystem, build (make,exe and msbuild), automatic testing of software.

Hafrún Hauksdóttir, Co-founder and CEO, Pickr.AI

Co-founder and CEO at Pickr.AI. Earlier employed et Eldor AS - Eldor Technology both as Business Development & Project Engineer and Project Manger.

Claus Myllerup, Chief Technology Officer, Kairos Technology

Experienced executive with a demonstrated history of creating value for clients in the energy and mechanical engineering industry. Strong skills in leading knowledge workers through complex business change such as organizational development, technology maturation, innovation and M&A.

Ole Evensen, Global Chemical & Petroleum / Industrial Products Center of Competency Leader, IBM

25+ years' experience from global organisations, as business division leader, technology advisor and Management Consulting Partner. In short; helping clients to develop and realize their business as well as technology strategies.Current focus is to help global Oil & Gas clients identify, explore and adopt new technologies to realize their Digital Improvement and Innovation Strategy. Digital Innovation with Line-Of-Business leaders as well as new Digital Improvement organizations.Primary industry focus is Upstream Oil & Gas, where I have project experience from Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. Projects range from preparing new E&P companies for operational responsibility, develop growth strategies and in challenging times to develop and deliver improvement and turnaround strategies.

André Ødegårdstuen, Senior Researcher, DNV GL

Hard working, structured and versatile physicist. Particularly interested in modeling and simulations, computer vision and machine learning.

Eirik H. Helseth, Senior Data Scientist / Technology Advisor, Siemens AS

Senior Data Scientist / Technology Advisor at Siemens AS since March 2019.

Lars Horn, Prosjektleder / Forretningsutvikler, Skanska Digital

Forretningsutvikling, både med tanke på nye forretningsområder / nye digitale løsninger eller FoU prosjekter. Drives av å skape nye løsninger som har et stort innslag av teknologi, og har et godt øye for å se de kommersielle muligheter i disse. Jobber også som prosjektleder for store initiativer som FoU arbeid innenfor f.eks.. maskinlæring. Fellesnevneren er å bruke mulighetsrommet digitalisering gir for å skape bedre konkurransekraft for både på kort og lang sikt.

Practical information


27.10.21 - 28.10.21


Thon Hotell Storo

Participation fee

  • Company member            kr. 7 000,-
  • Personal member              kr. 7 000,-
  • Education member           kr. 4 000,-
  • Education Non member  kr. 5 000,-
  • Non member                      kr. 9 000,-

Cancellation later than three weeks before the conference will be charged with a fee of NOK 2.000,-. Cancellation later than 10 days will be charged with the full fee. Cancellation needs to be notified in writing to be valid.

Press participates free of charge including lunch. If attendanding dinner a fee will be charged. Sign up by email:




More information will follow shortly

Exhibition / logo

Exhibition (max 3 m. length) -inclusive one participant:

  • Members kr. 12 000,-
  • Non members kr. 14 000,-

Exhibition incl. logo: – inclusive one participant

  • Company member kr. 16 000,-
  • Non member kr. 18 000,-

Exhibitors can rig up stand from Wednesday at 07:00.

Logo in the program:

  • Members kr. 5000,-
  • Non members kr. 7500,

Exhibition location: Panorama

Program Committee

  • Bernt Eldor | Kairos Technology AS (Chair)
  • David Anisi | NMBU
  • Bertil Helseth | Intelecy AS
  • Signe Moe | SINTEF Digital
  • Massimiliano Ruocco | Telenor ASA
  • Tom-Roger Stensberg | Triple-S AS
  • Karin Sundsvik | NFEA
  • Tonje Olsen | NFEA

Other information


Language: If possible prepare the written presentations in English. Each individual speaker may decide whether they wish to speak Norwegian or English, however the preferred language is English.

Presentations: A link to the presentations which we are allowed to publish will be sent to participants after the conference.

NFEA is not responsible for expenses participants may have in connection with the conference due to unforeseen events like flight cancellations etc. If we need to cancel due to Covid-19, all participants will be informed by email, and we will not charge any participation fee!