Career Talk with Søren Jorgensen, former CEO and Consul General of Denmark to Silicon Valley

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

12:00 pm

Encina Hall West, Room 219 Map

Sponsored by:
WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & Int'l Justice

Join us at the Handa Center's first career talk of the year with our new research fellow, Søren Juul Jørgensen. Søren has spent his career in diplomacy and working for Danish tech companies. For the past 4 years, Søren headed the Danish Innovation Center in Palo Alto as CEO and Consul General of Denmark to Silicon Valley. His work there focused on technology innovation/tech industry-related engagement supporting startups, innovation, and research.

As a diplomat with the Danish foreign service, Søren served as a press spokesman, as head of cabinet for two Danish ministers for Europe and as a negotiator of European Policy. Søren has represented Denmark as a lawyer at the European Court in Luxembourg. He also worked in business development and sales for the Danish IT company Maersk Data and for IBM. Søren has lived and worked in Brussels, Warsaw, New York and Palo Alto.

Søren holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Copenhagen and also taught law there. He is an active blogger with blogs in Danish media firms, Børsen and Mandag Morgen. Søren is a cofounder of the Tech Advisory Group at Handa Center, a co-founder of the Copenhagen LegalTech Hub, and of the recent Danish initiative Sustainary supporting SDG’s through university innovation.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Encina Hall West, Room 219 Map

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