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04/06/2005  “Seeing the Invisible”

Ola Ahlvarsson, the well known European Internet business guru, joins the faculty of the Executive MBA Program at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. To highlight this event, Ola will conduct the seminar for Baltic executives on 22 April 2005 in Vilnius, “Penki kontinentai” Conference Center.

Back in the 15th century Leonardo da Vinci was drawing equipment and devices that seemed impossible. Despite the resistance and skepticism of the others da Vinci’s ideas came true – for example, the helicopter.

Symbol of Impossible Machinery used in Executive MBA of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga characterizes the common feature our students and the Professors have – the ability of Seeing the Invisible.

Ola Ahlvarsson has pioneered European Internet business back in 1997 and is well known in Swedish and European business community as kick-boxing IT entrepreneur. He has been involved in development of about 70 new enterprises across Europe, the US and Asia, is the World’s kick boxing champion and holds the black belt in karate.

Ola Ahlvarsson joins the faculty of Executive MBA Program of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and invites Lithuanian business community to discuss development of business ideas in light of recent technological developments.

Program of the seminar:

8.30 – 9.00 Registration, coffee.
9.00 – 9.15 Opening of the Seminar. Dr. Anders Paalzow, Rector of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.
9.15 – 10.45 “The future is already here.” Ola Ahlvarsson, E-Strategies Professor of the EMBA Program.
10.45 – 11.30 Coffee, discussion.

About Ola Ahlvarsson

Ola Ahlvarsson, CEO, and co-founder of Result.

Ola has a background as a successful entrepreneur working mainly with early start-ups. He co-founded several companies within new media and pioneered European Internet as a co-founder of Boxman 1997.

Ola is now the CEO of Result ( an international network of business coaches founded in June 1999. Result offers international new media experts in 16 countries helping entrepreneurial ventures move success from country to country. To date, Result has been involved in approximately 70 launches across Europe, the US and Asia.

Ola was named in the "Top ten leading European internet entrepreneurs 1999" by the Wall Street Journal, in a similar list in January 2000 by Business Week (front cover) and in May 2000 by the Financial Times. Ola was invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos where he was elected "Global Leader of Tomorrow". Ola is a frequent speaker at international conferences and school including speeches at Harvard Business School, World knowledge forum in Seoul, the „Global Internet Summit" and the "European Online Publishing Conference". Ola is the chairman and main shareholder of Torget, Sweden’s largest e-commerce portal. Although resident in Stockholm, Ola spends most of his time living in airplanes and hotels.

Ola holds an MBA from the University of Stockholm, has a black belt in Karate and a World Championship gold medal in kickboxing.

Organizer of the conference: Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Executive MBA Program.

Location: Conference centre “Penki kontinentai” in the new skyscraper “Europa”. Konstitucijos av. 7, 31st Floor, Vilnius.

Timing: 22 April 2005, from 9:00 to 11.30

Participation Fee: none

Registration and
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