I’ve spent my entire career in tech, from witnessing the rise, fall, and rebirth of dot.com in Silicon Valley, to building solutions on web 2.0 and the social internet, and now into the intelligent web. I’ve worked with startups, large companies, and everything in between, and always attack any problem with an entrepreneurial mindset. I usually say that I spend my working life helping small companies become bigger companies, and big companies think more like small companies.
Entrepreneurship and Startups
I love startups, and people trying out new takes on old problems (or new problems, for that matter). I’ve started companies, and have been a part of multiple startups in varying capacities, and I’ve been a part of an innovation and startup incubator for a number of years, where I’ve helped quite a few companies get off the ground. I’ve also held loads of talks about entrepreneurship and innovation culture and mindset.
Technology and Innovation
I’ve part of the tech community since the early dot.com days, where I worked in Silicon Valley. I have had the joy of working both in some of the leading tech giants in the world, for my own companies, and as a consultant, helping to drive technology development and adoption in global industry leaders.
Futurism and #techoptimism
I’m generally a tech optimist, with what Peter Diamandis would call an “abundance mindset”. The world isn’t perfect, but on almost all key parameters, it is safer and better than it used to be. And we live currently in the most exciting time of human history, with new scientific and technological advances paving the way for an even better world. I try to both drive that change (my way of making a dent in the universe), and to spread the spirit of tech optimism whenever I can.
Diving and marine conservation project
I’ve been a scuba diver for more than 20 years, and currently hold both instructor and technical certifications. I’ve participated in scientific and documentation expeditions, including shark projects in the Red Sea, a manta ray project in the Maldives, and wreck mapping in the Mediterranean and Baltic Sea. I have also been part of projects that serves to raise awareness and interest in ocean-based activities, such as the one to Jordan that the picture below is from, where we helped them raise awareness of the diving the country offers.
Me diving on the wreck of an M42 Duster anti-aircraft tank off the coast of Aqaba, Jordan. Not a bad way to spend a day. Photo by Thorbjörn Gylleus.
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