Photo: Marie Linnér

Photo: Marie Linnér

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Business consulting, focusing on Internet of Things.
CEO and Owner

Background

I am a Swedish entrepreneur and independent adviser in general management, sales, marketing, branding, business development, M&A. My speciality is helping companies to improve their business by leveraging new technology, and my focus since 2010 is Internet of Things. I founded the IoT blog connectcompute.com in November 2011, initiated the alliance for Swedish IoT entrepreneurs, SMSE, in March 2012 and was nominated for the Mobile Initiative of the year award ”Guldmobilen” 2013. 2014 I co-founded THINGS, a co-workingspace for startups with hardware as part of their solution. I have 35 years of international ICT industry experience, including positions with Springworks, IBM, Apple, 3Com, BrainHeart Capital, 7Signals and B3IT, and board experience from a handful of companies including Evothings, Mobile Institute, THINGS, Square Publishing, Possio, April, Clue, La Yin, Calazo, Edgeware, Radionet Oy, Åkerströms, Service Factory and Excilan. I am advisor to companies like WSI and Instabridge. I was co-founder of THINGS, BrainHeart Capital, a VC devoted to wireless technologies, Brandbuilders of Sweden, B3 Connect Compute and the advertising agency Second Opinion. At 3Com I held several senior executive positions including Marketing Director Europe, Network Service Provider Director EMEA and New Business Development Director EMEA. During my years at Apple I held a number of executive positions including Country Manager Finland, Director Service & Support Nordic and Channel Strategy Director EMEA. I am a frequent speaker at international industry events, has spent a lot of time with China and was the author of the BrainHeart Wi-Fi Chronicle 2001-2005. I started The Internet of Everything Chronicle in August 2013 and have written ”What decisions makers need to know about M2M aka Internet of Things”