His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark spent a few days in San Francisco this week to attend the Denmark Bridge CEO summit from 11 and 13 June.
As patron of the Denmark Bridge Association, the Crown Prince had the opportunity to attend presentations and debates at the summit and also to get involved with networking sessions. The summit brought participants together to learn and garner new insight into various business models, gaining access to knowledge, networks and capital in Silicon Valley.
The focus of the Denmark Bridge Association is to bring together Danish and American companies interested in technology and development in order to provide opportunities for the fostering of corporate business and development.
With on-going activities on both sides of the Atlantic, members are able to rethink business models along value chains and work with like-minded counterparts in other countries to gain education and understanding of critical business technologies.
As a primary hotspot for technological innovation there is much to be learned from the community of high-level strategic networkers. Non-profit Denmark Bridge was founded on an acknowledgement of the importance of strategic networking in order to understand, adapt and develop disruptive innovation. They therefore strive to create close ties between Danish businesses and the disruptive environment of Silicon Valley, as this is a key way to strengthen these businesses ability to integrate emerging technologies into their plans and, as a result, scale them accordingly.
While in California the Crown Prince also met with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who was a presenter at the summit.
The notoriously active royal, who has participated in marathons and Ironman challenges, kept up his training regime even while travelling. In a picture shared on the Danish Royal Family’s official website, Crown Prince Frederick is shown smiling as he completes an uphill run with fellow summit participants including Danish Trade Minister Brian Mikkelsen.