Education and hobbies?
Master of Science in Engineering from NTH, volunteering (Foreningen 2 Foreldre, Hadeland Ride- og Kjøreklubb), walks in the woods and fields.
Who are you and how did you become interested in technology?
Dad was a machine contractor, two older cousins got me interested in sound, stereo and electronics.
What is the most important thing you do at work?
Identifies new opportunities for Telenor, sets the direction for technology development.
What do you focus on in technology?
Mobile technology in general, radio, 5G, IoT.
Why is it exciting?
New opportunities, new challenges.
What do you think are the most interesting controversies?
How to influence the suppliers to a technology development we want
Your own relevant projects last year?
5G standardization, IoT, advice and help to Buene to develop common architecture and common solutions, points of view.
Your other favorite examples of your type of technology internationally and nationally?
Has been part of the development from GSM, 3G, 4G, now towards 5G. Fantastic development, great impact on society and how we live.
What do you think is relevant knowledge for the future?
Learn to learn. Understand the development. Identify new opportunities. Communicate and sell the opportunities to those who make the decisions.
What do we do uniquely well in Norway from this?
We have the world's best mobile network and live in an advanced mobile market. This gives us a good position for learning that can be replicated in other markets. We understand the technology quite well, but there is more uncertainty about future uses. We need to partner with other industries to open up the potential that IoT and 5G offer.
A favorite future quote?
The future belongs to the good storytellers. Quote from «Ona Fyr», Ingebrigt Steen Jensen.
Main points from our conversation?
We work with exciting technologies with a great potential to improve society, we just have to understand how we can make use of this.