June 25, 2012 by

This blog features trends and how-to articles in the realm of open source technology and systems integration. Whether you implement technology solutions for startups, small businesses, government or nonprofit organizations, I hope you will find ideas and solutions in my posts that will help you in one way or another. Please share your comments.

The inspiration for my posts comes from my drive for continuous improvement and perfection of systems. Here I filter out and synthesize what I am learning by closely following forums and technology news about new technologies, devices and systems. Over the years I’ve worked with most aspects of Internet and voice related technologies, including:

  • mobile systems (WWAN)
  • LANs and WLANs
  • WANs
  • security, including firewalls and VPNs,
  • open source projects,
  • custom and shrink-wrapped software development and deployment,
  • hardware installation and configuration,
  • VoIP, and
  • all the “common” desktop, server, and mobile operating systems.

My Experience

I have over 15 years of professional experience in business development, IT management and deployment. My expertise includes IT strategy, requirements documentation, network architecture, security assessment and software development. I have a solid understanding of Internet and mobile technologies. To all projects I bring hands on experience in conducting technology assessments, vendor management, lifecycle analyses of applications and systems, network design and administration, as well as project management. I have a strong drive to understand, automate, simplify, refine, scale and develop technology into new products and features. I am passionate about efficiency and the environment, which has led me to tinker with low-power equipment to improve solutions.

Today, I work as a senior consultant for a San Francisco-based technology consulting firm that offers analysis, implementation and maintenance of integrated networking solutions, supporting internal and external communications for Bay Area businesses. Before my current position, I was CTO and co-founder of a startup. Prior to that I developed technology solutions for real-time traffic and transportation systems (also known as ITS, or Intelligent Transportation Systems). In business school at the University of California, Berkeley, my studies focused on technology in business. I am a native of Sweden and have lived and worked in the United States since 1997.

Why Open Source?

I love building and creating. In my spare time, I spend countless hours researching, thinking about and testing different technologies. My curiosity and drive to innovate has led me to explore and use open source whenever possible. Open source solutions allow me to experiment and do more, and I find that the communities are friendly and helpful. My goal is to develop IT solutions that are cost effective, efficient and more accessible. I like to challenge conventional thinking, as I think it allows us to see and think about things from different perspectives and discover balanced solutions.

Technology As A Tool

Correctly used technology has the power to allow people and organizations achieve more than they ever thought possible. But, when not understood or incorrectly used, it can sometimes create problems and frustration. By sharing thoughts, ideas, and solutions on this blog, I strive to make a contribution to the greater good.

If you have comments, criticisms, or corrections to anything I publish here, feel free to make your voice heard by commenting on my posts. Please don’t hesitate to contact me by sending a message.

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