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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 consulting company B3 Connect Compute and the IoT blog connectcompute.com in November 2011. I 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 34 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, mSolve Partners 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”