Evening Event:
Dinner, Debate & Digitalization






Evening Event:

Dinner, Debate & Digitalization

Inspiring event on the future of the IT sector

Danish businesses have been at the forefront of the digital revolution for decades, developing new technologies and leading the way in innovation and entrepreneurship. But is that about to change? As the rest of the world catches up to the economic potential of digitalization, not least in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, what can Danish businesses do to stay out in front?

In connection with the conference MatchPoints 2021, Aarhus University invites everyone working or interested in the tech sector to discuss the future of digitalization, in a unique event that will feature a dinner and a panel debate with internationally acclaimed professionals, politicians, journalists, and researchers.

In the context of nation-wide initiatives like the government’s “Digital Growth Strategy” (2018) and the newly launched “Strategy for Tech Diplomacy” (2021), the event will invite you to discuss and reflect on where the Danish IT sector is heading. What challenges lie ahead, and what potentials are ripe for the taking?

Topics to be discussed include:

  • In the wake of scandals about the negative influence of digitalization on democracy, how can IT businesses prevent the erosion of social trust and keep the public on their side?
  • The future of the IT sector calls for a transition to more agile forms of leadership or even entirely new forms of organization. How can leaders best carry out that transition?
  • The economy is headed into uncharted waters, with major challenges like climate change and the post-Covid recession ahead. What can the IT sector do to navigate these turbulent times and to help solve the problems we face?

The debate will be followed by a three-course dinner. Only a limited number of tickets are available, so register now for this unique and inspiring event.

DATE: 28 May 2021

PLACE: Centralværkstedet, Værkmestergade 9, 8000 Aarhus C

TIME: 17:00-22:00

PRICE: DKK 600 incl. dinner and refreshments



Evening programme


Arrival and refreshments

At 17.00, we open the doors for this unique event.


Debate on digitalization and democratic culture

The panelists will discuss the effect of digital technologies on democracy, education, the health sector, journalism and more.


  • Francis Fukuyama, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University (virtual pitch)
  • Anne Applebaum, award-winning Journalist and Author (virtual pitch)

  • Marianne Dahl, Board Member and former Director of Sales, Microsoft
  • Søren Eskildsen, COO, Trifork A/S
  • Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, Tech Ambassador, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Karen Melchior, MEP for Denmark in the European Parliament


  • Jacob Rosenkrands, Journalist at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation



Enjoy a three-course dinner with wine and coffee. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.


Marinated North Sea shrimp with pickled berries and creamy herb dressing – homemade smoked salmon and smoked cheese curds

Main course:
Stuffed organic cockerel – truffle stuffing, fried mushrooms, beets, pommes sautées with fumé sauce

Sous vide rhubarb with honey - almond crumble – white chocolate mousse – frozen yoghurt