Welcome, Inger Hanne
It’s a sincere pleasure to welcome our latest team member, Inger Hanne Vikshaland. She joins us from the position as Social Media Manager from the start-up IT-consultancy, Peanuts – by brilliant people. She’s joining Engage // Innovate to strengthen the company’s international growth.
Big ambitions – and even bigger expectations
Since day one, Engage // Innovate as always been about “Dreaming Big – and execute successfully”. Today we are shifting gears and accelerating further. During this month’s strategy seminar in Brazil, we’ve developed our “9 Ambitions”, our call to action for developing a series of highly diverse business models. Our “Strategy as stretch” is highly motivating and gives us tons of energy.
In this driven, high-performance environment, we hold huge expectations of Inger Hanne. This is not a job, it’s a 24/7 lifestyle. “Perhaps, the most challenging job you’ll ever hold”, we once discussed.
Multiple role ….and Head of global events
Inger Hanne will have multiple roles at Engage // Innovate. Primarily, she’ll be working on our consulting projects for clients both locally and abroad. Here, her focus will be helping our clients increase innovation and drive strategy and change. This also includes a strong focus on marketing, social media and digital business model innovation.
One of Inger Hanne’s strengths is her natural talent for speaking and workshop facilitation. She’s a natural facilitator, handling both large and complex groups with ease. As Engage // Innovate runs a large number of in-company and open strategy & innovation workshops every year, this is one of our core company skills and will be put to good use in the coming years.
Second, in line with our international expansion, she will be heading up our global marketing and events. Starting late 2014, Engage // Innovate will launch a series of open workshop and events on strategy and innovation. Oslo, Dubai and Copenhagen are the first cities we are looking at. She’s also leading up the work for our Strategy Summit, taking place in Stavanger, Norway in January 2015. Over the following months, she’ll also be heading up our upcoming “Banking Innovation Workshop” and “Digital Business Model Innovation seminar”, both taking place in 2015.
As a core part of our growth strategy, she’s leading our work with global speaking agencies. We are currently represented in the US by Speaking.com. In Europe by Speakers Academy and in Scandinavia by Athenas. Working with speaking agencies is a great way to reach interesting audiences around the world, and Inger Hanne is actively growing our network of partnerships around the world.
A great start – in Italy
While planning for the future, she’s already hands-on with several clients. During her on-boarding period, she’s been deeply involved with our work for Reckitt Benckiser in Venice, Italy. Her insights and case studies on digital and social marketing was a perfect fit for our client looking to grow their digital business.
“Case Study and examples opened our mind to the digital business world: Alibaba, Twitter, Klout, You tube, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook shall be included into our thinking while working on projects’’, and, “Eye-opening examples and high quality time spent with the team creating many digital ideas”, were just two of the feedbacks she got after the client workshop.
Inger Hanne is also a superb speaker, speaking on marketing, social media and leadership of Generation Y. ‘’My real passion is engaging with large audiences’’, says Inger Hanne. This fall she’ll be speaking at public events in Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger. While she’s scheduled for a Vienna event in February 2015.
We are very much looking forward to getting her on-board and up to speed at Engage // Innovate.