Ottar Hovind

Ottar Hovind is currently Director of Simula Innovation AS. Hovind has several years of experience from various privately held companies and as a lawyer both in the in the law firm Ræder, and through his own legal practice. He previously served as COO of Simula Research Laboratory. Hovind is a graduate from the Law Faculty at the University of Oslo, and has received a Master of Commercial Law from the London School of Economics.

 

Per Selbekk

Per, a Managing Director at WCP, has more than 30 years of experience in the telecoms and IT industry. He has advised tier 1 telcos across the globe on new and innovative product and services, BSS and OSS applications, customer experiences, etc. Per has also worked with several smaller start-up companies advising on growth strategies.

As a VP at Nokia he was responsible for the development of the Symbian Operating System managing over 2,200 in more than 15 locations across the globe.  Prior to this, Per was IT Development Director at the mobile operator Three UK for 4 years and CIO roles for telecoms provider Carrier1 and UUnet as well as positions in management consulting. Per has since the end of the 90’s extensively and successfully utilized offshore resources to augment his development and support teams from India, China and Easter Europe.

 

Thomas Falck

Thomas Falck is currently chairman of Investinor AS and board member of Kongsberg Automotive ASA. Falck has broad experience from a number of listed and privately held companies and has been the chairman of NVCA (The Norwegian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) and board member of EVCA (the European Association of Venture Capital and Private Equity).  Mr. Falck has significant management experience including as CEO in the listed company Q Free ASA, as CEO of Visma Marine ASA and as Managing Partner in Verdane Capital IV AS/Verdane Private Equity AS.  Falck has received an MBA from The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, and he is a graduate of The Norwegian Naval Academy and The Norwegian Defence University College.

 

Tom Darell

Tom is an experienced executive and consultant – he worked as a strategy and strategy implementation lead consultant in Gemini Consulting across industries, and later headed the Telecom and Media practice of Capgemini in Norway. He held several senior management positions in Ericsson, most recently as business unit head of software and systems integration in Asia. Since 2015 he has been the managing director for Avaya in Norway, a Silicon Valley based communications solutions provider. Tom has a well-rounded profile and extensive international experience from technology, telecom and IT companies. From a functional perspective Tom has gained deep experience within strategy, sales and sales management, operational excellence and business transformation.