Magnus Hakvåg is the CEO of House of Knowledge (HOK) and an expert in Innovation, IP, Standards, and Competitiveness with over 21 years of international experience, focusing on capability building and advanced applied training.

He acted as a consultative body for the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and commerce on IPR and Standards.  At present, he is the Convener for Innovation Terminology at ISO TC 279, an expert at ISO TC 37 and CEN TC 389, and a member of ISO TMBG CCCC. 

Magnus Hakvåg has participated in the European Commission's Project “Joint Initiative for Standardization - Action 3" with regards to programs for education and training on standardization and awareness of standardization”.

Through ISO TC 279 he was involved in the revision of OECD Oslo Manual 4ed 2018. 

Magnus Hakvåg originally holds an MSc. in Biophysics and Medical technology from NTNU.


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Vice Admiral (ret) Dimitrios Kavoulakos HN is a retired naval officer. He was born in Athens, Greece in February 1966.

He entered the Hellenic Naval Academy in 1983 and graduated as a Battle Officer in 1987 with the rank of ensign. He retired in 2021.

His service at sea was mainly onboard Frigates in all the echelon of duties.

His staff experience as a senior officer includes positions as Department Head of Defense Planning for the Hellenic Navy General Staff, Director for Intelligence in the Hellenic Fleet, Director for the Chief of the Fleet Office, Exercise participation consultant for Partner Countries to NATO at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium, Director for Human Resources and Organization for the Hellenic Navy General Staff, Director for Policy, Defense and Operational Planning and Crisis Management for the Hellenic Navy General Staff, Chief of Staff for the Frigates Command.

As a Flag Officer, he assumed duties as Director for the Chief of the Hellenic Navy Office, Director for Defense Planning, Strategy, Programming, and Standardization for the Joint General Staff, National Representative for the working groups and committees in the framework of European Union Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and the Committees for the Review of National Contribution to NATO Defense Planning.

His recent positions as a two-star Admiral were Commandant of the Supreme Joint War College (2020 – 2021) and director of the Branch for Policy, Strategy, Defense Planning, International Relations, Interoperability, and Transformation of the General Staff for National Defense (2019 -2020). 

He served in Command positions at sea as Commanding Officer of Patrol Corvette KARTERIA, Commanding Officer of the Frigate SPETSAI, and Commander of the 1st Frigate Squadron (6 Frigates – 1 Supply Ship).

He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School of the US Navy, in Monterey, California.

Additionally, he graduated from all career schools within the Hellenic Navy, as well as schools related to Antisubmarine Warfare in Greece and the United States.

He is a graduate of the Staff Officer School of the Hellenic Navy War School, the Supreme Joint War College, and the School for National Defense.

He is fluent in English and has elementary knowledge of French.

He is married and has one son.

Valentina Kordi is a Certified Mindset & High-Performance Coach for Executives, Teams & Entrepreneurs, International Motivational Speaker, TEDx speaker and an author. She has 10 years of experience as an Executive & Business Coach having coached businesspersons and C-level executives from SME up to big multinational companies such as Microsoft, Novartis, Coca-Cola, Nissan Motor Corporation, Biomarin Pharmaceutics, Unilever, Sephora, and others worldwide to achieve their corporate and professional goals, build their leadership skills and manage effectively changes in individual and team level, by changing their mindset and behaviors, after having worked herself for 15 years as an Executive in multinational companies. Her book «Success is a mind game» has become a best-seller.

She studied Business Administration in Newport University of California, holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from City Unity College, is a Ph.D. Candidate Doctor of Philosophy in Conscious Business Ethics at the University of Sedona and is studying at the moment for a MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. In addition, she studied Success Conversion Coaching in Express Coaching School in Canada and Strategic Intervention Coaching in Robbins-Madanes School of Tony Robbins in the USA. She is a Harvard Business Review Advisory Council Member, an International Coaching Federation (ICF) member and Affiliate Coach member of Institute of Coaching McLean/Harvard Medical School.

In 2020, she is listed in ICAP Group’s Leading Women of Business in Greece for 2020 and recently she was awarded with the International Women of Courage 2021 Award from the International Human Rights Advisory Council, a member of the United Nations Global Compact (the largest global corporate sustainability initiative created in 2000 by the United Nations), which is dedicated to Mother Teresa. In December 2021, she received the Brainz 500 Global Award by Brainz Magazine and was honored to be listed on the list of 500 Companies and Influential Leaders, who are recognized for their entrepreneurial success, achievements and dedication to helping others of among exception business personalities of the world.




Colonel (ret.) Dieter Schmaglowski joined the Federal Armed Forces in June 1974 and was subsequently trained as an engineer officer. Following the basic officers' training and the completion of his studies in Business Administration at the Federal Armed Forces’ University in Hamburg in 1978, he served as a platoon leader and subsequently as a company commander in different German Army engineer units.

From October 1986 to September 1988 he attended the General Staff Officer Course at the Command and General Staff College (Führungsakademie) in Hamburg, Germany.

Follow on assignments included:

G2 Staff Officer German Territorial Southern Command;  G3  Operations Staff Officer, Operations and Plans Branch, NATO HQ CENTAG;  Battalion Commander Engineer Battalion 330;  Plans Officer and Assistant Branch Chief, Plans Branch German Army Staff;  Branch Chief Constructed Simulation Branch, National Simulation Center (NSC), Ft. Leavenworth, USA;  Branch Chief Modeling and Simulation Branch, German Army Training, Doctrine and Development Command (Heeresamt);  Director of Staff 1 (GE/NL) Corps;  Branch Head, Planning Coordination and Support & Deputy Director Operational Preparation Directorate (OPD), Oeiras, Portugal;  Branch Head Joint Branch, NATO Standardization Agency, NATO HQ Brussels.

In October 2014 he assumed the position of Branch Head Policy & Coordination Branch and Deputy Director NATO Standardization Agency (in 2015 transformed into the NATO Standardization Office).