Building on a successful Norwegian tech industry
The building blocks for Disruptive Technologies were formed in 2013 by a group of experts with decades of experience in low-power, high-end semiconductors. Our team has since grown to include industry leaders in sales, production, marketing, and cloud computing.
From the microchips that power the sensors to the communication protocol and Cloud service that securely manage sensor data, we have innovated the entire system through patented technology to deliver unprecedented battery life in a tiny form.
Disruptive Technologies (DT) is a Norwegian tech company and the award-winning developer of the world’s smallest wireless sensors and IoT infrastructure. These tiny, robust, affordable, and adaptable sensors are designed to reach an ever greater number of operational components, making buildings intelligent and sustainable, in minutes.
Our leading-edge partners build different solutions on our sensor platform for offices, buildings, retail, hospitals, food service, and more. Together, we enable facilities managers to maximize space and keep tenants happy, pharmacists to ensure drugs don't spoil, and engineers to protect assets. From desk occupancy to smart cleaning, we're connecting people and information to deliver Connected Change™.
To turn our innovative vision to reality and deliver value to all operations, we look for individuals who are the best in their field and do not shy away from diving into unexplored technological territories.
To make our technology accessible to all customers, we go the extra mile on design, ease of use and installation and always create a “wow” factor. We partner with best in class and believe commercial success is a result of collaboration.
Our robust solution allows for the optimization of all operations, thus reducing waste across processes and saving energy. Everything we do is designed to make a difference and have a positive impact.
Providing disruptive IoT solutions and bringing value to operations can only be sustainable if we lead with honesty, integrity and transparency, and pay attention to people, planet, and profit.
Sigvart is an investor and advisor focusing on Norwegian technology scale-ups with international ambitions. He has a background working as a commercial executive in various telecom operations across Asia and Europe. In 2020, he concluded his tenure as CEO of New York based ad tech company, Tapad, when the company was acquired by Experian. He holds several board positions while running his own investment company.
Kjell is CEO of private investment companies TD Veen AS and Stavanger Venture AS. Previously, he was Regional Director Europe North at Cisco Systems and held several leadership positions at unified communications leader Tandberg, which was acquired by Cisco Systems.
Kristin has 15 years of experience in leadership and management. She is leading innovation initiatives in CX CTO at Cisco, where she was previously a board member.
Merethe is the CFO of the private investment company Firda. Previously, she was a Managing Director at Texas Instruments.
OJ Winge leads Ubon Partners, together with Fredrik Halvorsen. Among other successes, they are known for making Tandberg the leading global player within the video conferencing industry. OJ now serves as Senior Vice President at Cisco. Previously, he was CEO of Acano, an Ubon Partners portfolio company recently sold to Cisco.
Advisory Board Chair
Rick Snyder is a transformational leader who currently serves on the boards of high-tech companies. In addition to traditional board responsibilities, Rick works more closely with these companies providing C-suite coaching, business strategy counsel, and route-to-market consulting. In 2019, Rick retired as a Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems after nearly ten years with the company and over 30 years in the technology industry.
CFO, Jamestown Properties
Chris Kopecky is the Chief Financial Officer of Jamestown, a global real estate private equity company located in Atlanta, GA. Chris joined Jamestown in 2016 and oversees all aspects of the firm’s accounting, tax, compliance, information technology, and property management business units. He is also a member of the firm’s real estate, timber, Latin America, and European investment committees and is also a member of the Jamestown Foundation Board of Directors.
VP Americas Alliance Partnerships, PTC
Chris Wolff, “Wolffie”, joined PTC in November 2022 to establish a Field Alliance function within PTC Americas sales organization. Wolffie and the Field Alliance Managers help PTC sellers accelerate and expand customer value, leading complex ecosystems. Previously, Wolffie led Dell Technologies Office of Global OEM and IoT Partnerships and chaired the Dell Technologies IoT go-to-market committee, unifying Dell EMC, VMWare, and Dell’s strategically aligned businesses behind award-winning solutions.
Former SVP IoT Sales, Cisco
Chris White helped Cisco Scale from $1b to $50b through his leadership in key areas, including Enterprise, mid-markets, Datacenters, Consumer Electronics, Security, and IoT. While at Cisco, he also started their first Globalization center in Bangalore, India. Chris also served as President/CEO of $2.2b Signify NA, a smart lighting company, and as EVP/CRO of Bloomenergy, a fuel cell energy provider disrupting the global energy market.
VP Americas, Disruptive Technologies
From guiding new starts-ups to working with the largest privately held company in the U.S., Chris has successfully scaled multiple new ventures. He previously helped build Georgia-Pacific’s Connected Solution team and scale Better World Books’ e-commerce business.