Guest speakers 2011

Morten Hansen

Head of Economics Department, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga


Morten Hansen is the Head of Economics Department, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, the Vice-President of the Latvian European Community Studies Association (LECSA), the Research Associate at BICEPS and the Research Fellow at the Centre for European and Transition Studies (CETS) at University of Latvia. He was formerly with EuroFaculty, University of Latvia and has resided in Latvia since 1994. He holds an MSc in economics from Aarhus University, Denmark, where he specialized in econometrics.




Uldis Pāvuls

Partner at Energise, Ltd


Uldis Pāvuls holds Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from Stockholm University and Ph.D. in Psychology from University of Latvia. From 1996 till 2007 he worked as a Human Resource Consultant at Fontes Latvija Ltd and together with colleagues he helped to improve Human Resource Management functions in large scale companies in Latvia. In 2007 he founded Energise Ltd. whose main goal is to help managers to establish an effective learning environment in their companies. Uldis Pāvuls is also a Team Work lecturer at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.



Zigurds Zaķis

Co-founder of Domino BBDO, Riga, Strategic Planning & Digital Director at Instinct BBDO Moscow


Zigurds Zakis has always been in between Strategy and Creativity. Co-founder of two creative companies. Formally Strategic Planning and Digital Director, but in fact involved in most of the aspects of communication. Curious about wide range of issues and disciplines in the business and around it. Strongly interested in all changes and opportunities that Digital Revolution and development of Social Platforms brings to our lives, society and creative industries.





Pāvils Jurjāns

Pāvils Jurjāns, SIA “Brain games” Director, chairman of the board


Entrepreneur, IT expert, open knowledge, science and philosophy freak. Pavils Jurjans’ love in board games evolved from the natural curiosity of how our minds work. A game is like a genuine specimen, isolated from its complex natural context, put in a Petri dish and faced with an experiment — played by human mind. We get to know ourselves better when we acknowledge that we engage in game playing more often than we notice.