The Internet-of-Things promised a self-sufficient world of interconnectedness, but the technology was expensive, cumbersome and limited. It also came with a range of new privacy and security concerns, hindering adoption. We saw this as an opportunity for a major constructive disruption. We created a system of small, efficient, powerful and adaptable sensors to reach an ever greater number of operational components. We also made data encryption a core priority. Finally, safe, cost efficient and sustainable operations allow people to truly unload the ordinary for more rewarding pursuits.
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.
Bengt has more than 16 years of international operations experience in the telecom industry. He has held numerous global positions within the operations area, and was Executive Vice President Global Operations at Eltek before joining Disruptive Technologies.
John has more than 20 years of global sales and marketing experience in technology. He has built and led sales teams at high-tech startups & scaleups, such as Chipcon (Texas Instruments), Energy Micro (Silicon Labs) and Airthings.
Julian was the founder and CEO of Moon Labs, a medical device IoT company until its acquisition by DT in early 2020. Before founding Moon Labs, Julian worked as a hardware and software consultant for various industries, ranging from space technology to electric vehicles.
Jørgen holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an executive MBA degree. He has 16 years experience managing the product development of world-leading AVR microcontrollers as Vice President of Engineering for Atmel Corporation. He previously held the role of CTO for an optical sensor company.
Pippa has more than 15 years of global sales and marketing experience in technology and apparel. Her expertise is growing brands and taking them to market. She was previously VP Marketing & Communications at Airthings.
Øystein has more than 15 years of experience in leading roles within the semiconductor industry. He was a co-founder and CTO in Arctic Silicon Devices and R&D Director for data converters in Nordic ASA.
OJ Winge leads Ubon Partners, together with Fredrik Halvorsen. The team has a history of transforming not only companies, but also the industries in which they operate. 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.
Erik has a strong background in the semiconductor industry, architecting the world's lowest power microcontroller EFR32 and the world's fastest growing ISM band radio ICs. This background made him believe that the challenges of IoT could be solved. In 2013 he founded Disruptive Technologies and started the journey to recruit the best people in the industry.
Geir is a serial entrepreneur. He was the founder and CEO of Chipcon and Energy Micro, two successful semiconductor companies focused on radio chips and micro-processors. Today Geir is an active technology investor, investing in Norway-based technology companies with global leadership ambitions..
Rowan Trollope is a recognized Silicon Valley leader, and CEO of Five9, a top provider of cloud contact center software. Prior to Five9, he was SVP and General Manager of Cisco’s Applications Group and a member of the Executive Leadership Team, as well as Group President of Sales, Marketing, and Product Development at Symantec.
Askel Lund Svindal is a Norwegian alpine ski racer famous for winning Olympic, World Cup and World Championship gold. Today he is a successful technology investor. Via Norselab and through A Management he brings value to the Norwegian startup scene.
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.