"Accelerating our digital transformation, Inge brings with him a unique combination of digital entrepreneurship, business curiosity and a large network within the digital eco-system,” says Thomas Wilhelmsen, Group CEO.
Inge have in the last 20 year been working in global tech, internet and consulting companies and have broad start-up experience from co-founding 3 VC backed companies. His focus has been mobile and digital platforms. He co-founded Soundrop in 2011 and led the process of teaming up with Spotify building a real-time web platform that enabled shared listening and collaboration in Spotify. Soundrop quickly became one of the most popular apps on the Spotify platform and the company brought in USD 5,6 million in VC funding led by Northzone. The company later sold its popular playlist business in Spotify to X5 Music, a Warner Music company.
Inge was prior to Soundrop in the internet browser company Opera Software as Head of Content and Opera Mobile Store. He co-founded and was CEO in Numo who built a global platform for aggregating phone directories. The company won the Mobile Innovation Award at Mobile World Congress and successfully launched services in 5 markets in partnership with Telco's, Nokia and SonyEricsson.
Inge started his entrepreneurial path back in 2004 as co-founder and CEO in Mobile CTI. A company who was a pioneer in smart phone apps and that created Norway’s most popular mobile app, 1881 Mobile. The company was the first to launch “see who is calling” on unknown incoming callers and won several awards for its innovation. The company was acquired by Opplysningen 1881, a Telenor company. Inge have over 10 years experience from international tech and software companies such as Telenor, Oracle, Compaq/HP, PwC Consulting. Inge is also an advisor/mentor to entrepreneurs and start-ups both in Norway and abroad. He is also co-founder and organizer for Product Tank Oslo, who is part one the worlds largest community for product managers available in more than 100 cities.
11:10 AM–11:50 AM Apr 25, 2018