I'm a serial entrepreneur, investor and open innovation evangelist. with 12 startups (total of 1200 employees) and two published books about digitalization and where we're heading.
As the founder and Executive Chairman of Open Innovation Lab of Norway I'm mentoring 42 of Norway’s leading corporations to become world class innovators. I'm also the Chairman of NorBAN (Norwegian Business Angel Network). I'm also a regular key note speaker and a columnist in Computerworld.
I'm a strong believer in the too often hidden value of Inspiration, Innovation and Insight with diverse experience from Norwegian and global corporations.
I founded Component Software Group in 1997 (now bought up by CGI) and grew that to 180 employees. Also co-founded Comperio, Integrate, Divine Nordic, Inspirator and Movation and served as the chairman of the Norwegian Computer Association from 2001 – 2003. In 2002 I was voted Norwegian Leader of the Year.
Available For: Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Oslo
Speaking Topics: Collaborative innovation, Nordic way of innovating
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