The science of DIG is expected to attain an internationally recognized level and to increase the effectiveness of digital innovations for business.

For this to be achieved DIG is honored to be reviewed and advised by a strategic board of directors with highly skilled members from partners and a distinguished scientific advisory board.  

DIG board of directors and management team 2020
DIG board of directors and management team 2020

DIG’s Executive Board of Directors

Jørgen Taalesen

SVP Innovation Jørgen TaalesenGjensidige, Chair

MSc in Political Economy, BI Norwegian Business School


Vice rector for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Malin ArveNHH

PhD from NHH Norwegian School of Economics


Municipal director Tor CorneliussenBergen Kommune

Msc in Economics and Business administration, NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Daniel Grønquist

SVP Strategy Daniel GrönquistTietoEVRY

MSc in Computer Science, KTH- Royal Institute of Technology

Olav Folkestad

CEO Olav FolkestadBEKK

MSc in Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


Director Organization and Member Geir Jostein Dyngeseth, COOP Norge SA


CEO Ivar Horneland Kristensen, Virke

MSc in Economics and a MBA in Global Seafood from NHH

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Vice President, Telenor Research, Dagfinn Myhre, Telenor 


Director for Development Mona Skaret, The Norwegian Tax Authorities and Administration   


Director Communication and External Relations Geir Mikalsen, NHH


Dean and Professor Ingrid Schjølberg, NTNU

Rune Skjelvan Foto: KPMG

Partner and Manager Advisory Rune Skjelvan, KPMG

DIG Advisory Board

Yasemin Kor

Professor Yasemin Kor, Cambridge, Judge Business School.
Dr. Kor's research focuses on the intersections of strategy formulation and renewal, top management teams, and corporate governance. In her research, she examines how organizations differ in ways in which they manage and govern their resources and capabilities. She has done industry-based research on firms in the medical devices industry, biotechnology industry, professional service firms (law firms), food and beverage industry (conventional and organic food producers), transportation industry, and international social ventures.


Stephen Vargo

Professor Stephen Vargo, Hawaii, Shidler Distinguished Professor and Professor of Marketing at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. 
Dr. Vargo has articles published in the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Service Research, MIS Quarterly, and other top-ranked journals. Professor Vargo has been awarded the American Marketing Association’s Christopher Lovelock Career Contributions to the Services Discipline Award for teaching, research, and service that has had the greatest long-term impact on the development of the services discipline, and the Harold H. Maynard Award, and the AMA/Sheth Foundation Award for his contributions to marketing theory. He has been named to the Web of Science's "Highly Cited Researchers" list (top 1%) and identified one of the "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds.


Tim Keiningham

Professor Tim Keiningham, St. Johns. 
Dr. Keiningham received the American Marketing Association’s Christopher Lovelock Career Contributions to the Services Discipline Award for teaching, research, and service that has had the greatest long-term impact on the development of the services discipline. Dr. Keiningham has authored/edited nine books and his research has been accepted in top-tier journals in marketing. His research has received several awards.


Quy Huy

Professor Quy Huy, Insead.
Dr Huy’s field is strategy. He is known as a leading world scholar in linking emotional intelligence and strategic performance. Originally trained as an electrical engineer then in corporate finance. His managerial career covered three main areas: (1) systems and software engineering; (2) sales and marketing (3) corporate finance, where he dealt with institutional investors and credit rating agencies and worked on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and turnarounds of firms with turnover up to 10 billion dollars.


Michela MilanoProfessor Michela Milano, University of Bologna.
Dr. Milano does research on computer science at DISI. Her research activity concerns Artificial Intelligence with a particular focus on decision support and optimization systems covering both theoretical and practical aspects in application fields as energy, mobility, computing, policy-making, and sustainability. She has given many tutorials and keynote speeches in the major international conferences on Artificial Intelligence and coordinated many European, Italian and regional projects.

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