Changing the Paradigm
Kolos represents an opportunity to change the paradigm of the data center industry. It’s a shift from hosting infrastructure in dense, high-cost areas reliant on fossil fuels to areas abundant in clean, renewable energy.
Data/information creation rapidly accelerating
The explosion in data creation is a global trend
Note: 1 petabyte = 1MM gigabytes, 1 zettabyte = 1MM petabytes
Data is the new oil
"Data are to this century what oil was to the last one: a driver of growth and change”
May 7, 2017
Responsible for successful product launches. Has deployed products on over 1,000 mobile device models, used by over 2 billion people worldwide, that have earned over $2 billion in cumulative revenue.
Successful exits with Mobile Clarity (2008) and Aspira Networks (2011) and has held senior management and executive roles with Ricoh Corporation, A.G. Edwards, Kyocera Wireless, and Openwave.
Responsible for two data centers in the US and Japan.
Director of Business Development
Built organizations and partnerships throughout Europe for US HW company (now EMC) that grew from $20 million to $1 billion in seven years. Established Nordic sales and partner network for a US software company (now Adobe) catering to large clients.
Serial founder for IT and med-tech companies. Was a corporate customer of data centers; worked with DC Solutions since 2011 with large international clients as focus.
Computer Science, BA
Executive, sales, and marketing at Fortune 500 companies (Discovery, Nokia, and Associated Press) and start-ups (Enpocket and Verve).
Generated $2.3 billion in sales to date with an 11x year-over-year revenue increase at Verve. An entrepreneur, investor, connector, author, innovator, and guest lecturer.
Writing a book called "The Intelligent Economy" that examines the role of artificial intelligence and the importance of green data centers for economic growth.
Resource Management, BS
Serial entrepreneur experience, from idea to scaling production industries, raising funding (€60 million equity, €25 million bank, €13 million grants), and leading and completing an IPO process.
Growing industrial companies from 80 to over 330 employees (REC Scancell) as CFO and from €30 million to €300 million in revenue base. Served as Innotech Solar Founder and CFO; took from idea to 180 employees and a €35 million revenue base. 10 years of solar experience.
Master of Business and Economics
Director of Corporate Affairs
Founder and MD of Nordic Sustainable Ventures. 12 years' experience as a management consultant; previously Executive Director/Head of Sustainability Services at PwC and EY Norway. Broad experience from advising professional investors, including several large PE, VC, and infrastructure funds.
Good political and regulatory insights and connections; has previously held several positions for the Conservative Party of Norway.