Announcing 2018 Frontier Conference’s morning keynote speaker: Jens Festervoll.


Festervoll is a Senior Advisor in Corporate Innovation at Statoil, as well as Statoil’s Corporate Liaison for the Techstars Energy Accelerator hosted in their Oslo office.



  • DATE: Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • TIME: 8:15 AM
  • TOPIC: Cross-Industry Learning – A Driver for Innovation


Festervoll will be discussing:

  1. Innovation – hype or hope
  2. Digitization – opportunity or disruption
  3. Industrial interconnectedness accelerating, making innovation an imperative


See the agenda for the rest of the day here.



Festervoll has 17 years of experience in the energy sector as a consultant and professional across the energy value chain, primarily in oil and gas. He has worked as a Program Manager to set up Statoil’s recently established Digital Centre of Excellence. Prior to that, Festervoll was Vice President for Corporate Strategy in Statoil. In addition, he has held a number of positions from gas trading, business development and analysis in Norsk Hydro and Statoil. Festervoll has a keen interest in innovation, digitalization and change management; and holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Oslo and University of Essex. Festervoll sits on the Board of Subsea Valley Cluster, a Norwegian Centre of Expertise technology cluster delivering world leading engineering from subsea to space.




Techstars Energy is a global mentor-driven accelerator for innovators and entrepreneurs aspiring to shape  the future of energy.  The Accelerator is a partnership between Statoil, Techstars, KONGSBERG, and McKinsey & Company giving the participating start-ups access to a unique network to drive their business forward. Learn more about the partnership here.