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The Node Pole gears up with top industry talent – and approaches the cloud consumer

Jan 4th, 2016   Press release


[The Node Pole; 2016-01-04] Swedish data center & cloud computing cluster The Node Pole today announces the assignment of two new top-tier senior officers: Renowned innovation expert Karin Nilsdotter, as well as industrial process developer Josefin Hedberg are now onboard and will be talking green data at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan 6th through 9th. The gearing up corresponds with the growing market demand for dynamic and green data capacity delivery, as well as the upsurge in Cloud servitization.

Securing the advancement of an increasingly end user-driven data cloud is a matter of strengthening both the data capacity delivery end as well the cloud business development end of the market. The Node Pole, the largest data center region in the Nordics and the home of several global market leaders, today announces the onboarding of two new senior officers at opposite ends of this spectrum. CEO Erik Lundström comments:
“Digital infrastructure development is driven by the innovation leaders in both data capacity provision and in cloud services provision. The Node Pole is a tailored for all such innovators. In order to capture an increased interest from their respective ends into our cluster, we have managed to secure two ideal officers in Josefin and Karin, respectively”, says Erik.

Space exploration and The Node Pole expedition:

One of the new team members is Karin Nilsdotter, renowned pioneer in the commercial space travel industry, Swedish Tech Woman of the Year 2014, Future Astronaut, senior advisor, TEDx speaker, as well as co-founder and CEO of Spaceport Sweden. Karin joins The Node Pole crew today as Chief Future Business Officer – responsible for identifying strategic business opportunities, innovation synergies and new insights throughout global tech markets.

Commenting on her additional assignment and the connection between the two industries;
“Whether we endeavor into the cloud or into space, this in itself is never the endgame. I believe it’s about the journey and the pioneering spirit, about a climate for innovation, cluster of technology, diverse talent and new business that cultivates around such bold ventures…”
“…I am thrilled to be joining the fantastic Node Pole expedition and look forward to partnering with forward leaning companies seeking to capitalize on disruptive technologies, digitalization and an exponentially growing data market”, Karin says on her way to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest tech show in Las Vegas, USA.

Also joining the team is Josefin Hedberg, heavy industry development specialist, licensed and certified in both Project Management and Business Analysis, and with a history as CEO of her own Management consultancy firm, as well as Process & Project Manager for several heavy industry projects such as at Volvo Group. In her new role as Chief Operating Officer at The Node Pole, Josefin’s main task is to ensure process and cluster alignment for prospective investors, as well as to realize quality and sustainability synergies within dedicated enterprise cluster The Node Pole Alliance.
“I am excited to get to bring my skillsets onboard and to work with the fantastic tool box that is The Node Pole. Few still know just how very dynamic a service offering and the width of potential solutions which can be constructed here. Tailoring solutions with this great team is going to be a fantastic journey”, comments Josefin.

A two-pronged cloud growth:

A wide array of market forecasters predict the data center & cloud market to double in size over the next few years, with a capacity demand of over roughly 200 new mega data centers to be built throughout Europe. Derived from factors such as service cloudification, IoT and IT-integrated business modeling, today’s path for developing cloud computing services – and clusters – is a function of both physical and digital infrastructure delivery on the one hand, but also intellectual infrastructure and talent attractiveness on the other hand. Correspondingly, this calls for cluster alignment between market actors, academia and communities alike – as well as for top competence within the core team.

For inquiries, or for getting in contact at the CES during Jan 5-9, please contact:
Anne Graf
Chief Commercial Officer
The Node Pole
+46 70 530 55 80 | anne@thenodepole.com
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Press pictures:
High res pictures available here: Flickr

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Karin Nilsdotter, newly assigned Chief Future Business Officer at The Node Pole: LinkedIn

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Josefin Hedberg, newly assigned Chief Operating Officer at The Node Pole: LinkedIn


About The Node Pole
The Node Pole region encompasses four municipalities in the very north of Sweden, just by the
Arctic Circle. The cluster is as of today home to +10 data center (run by Facebook, KnC, Hydro66
and Fortlax among others).The Node Pole also encompasses The Node Pole Alliance: +80 data and
data center management companies (Schneider Electrics, Cisco, Flextronics, among others) and
has numerous global data service clients – as well as joint market and university cloud computing
R&D data center initiative SICS ICE.
The region has earned the epithet The Node Pole due to its northern position and emergence as a
global hub for data traffic and data management innovations. Sweden enjoys one of the lowest
electricity pricings in Europe and one of the world’s premiere digital infrastructures and high tech
labor forces. The region is one of the most geologically, politically and socially stable areas in the
world.