Tele2 IoT Talks


CEO, Tele2 IoT

Rami Avidan

Rami is heading up the IoT/M2M business for Tele2, in a shared leadership with Ingrid Wistrand. The two of them started up Tele2’s engagement in M2M and IoT in 2012, and have since established Tele2 as a leading player in the space.

Rami is a serial entrepreneur and has created companies in many various industries among others IT Security, Finance and Telecoms. Rami has a deep understanding of the Telco industry with a specific focus on the M2M/IoT industry, primarily due to the fact that he co-founded and ran the Wyless Group of companies for several years.

Rami joined Tele2 in 2013. His strengths include strategy and vision as well as strong leadership skills. Rami holds two M.Sc´s one in Finance as well as Management from Regents University, London, UK.

Deputy CEO, Tele2 IoT

Ingrid Wistrand

Ingrid is heading up the IoT/M2M business for Tele2, in a shared leadership with Rami Avidan. The two of them started up Tele2’s engagement in M2M and IoT in 2012, and have since established Tele2 as a leading player in the space.

Ingrid is approaching 20 years’ in the telecommunication industry, working in various managerial positions in mobile operators, telecom vendors and as a management consultant.The last five years she has spent with Tele2. Her specialties include strategic thinking, business analysis and operational management with strong people skills.

She has an M.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg Sweden and University of California, Berkeley in the US.

Vice President & Head of IoT Strategy, Nokia

Karl Bream

Karl Bream is the Vice President and Head of the Internet of Things Strategy at Nokia.  In that role, Karl focuses the company’s investments and resources towards the most significant opportunities for growth in the Internet of Things ecosystem.

Prior to that role, Karl was a Senior Partner and Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Alcatel-Lucent.  Karl was one of a the architects of the company’s Shift Plan, which turned around the profitability and the cash flow of the company and resulted in a quadrupling in shareholder value.  During this time, Karl also developed the growth plan for the cloud platform and software business at Alcatel-Lucent.

During his 20 years in the networking and communications industry, Karl has also held positions in sales and marketing, strategic business development and mergers and acquisitions for AT&T, Avaya, and Lucent Technologies.

Karl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from George Washington University and an MBA from The Stern School at New York University. Karl is an active supporter of several local non-profits and social ventures in and around New York City and frequently travels internationally to build housing for the homeless in the most challenging geographies.

CEO, HiQ Gothenburg

Jerker Lindsten

HiQ is Sweden’s leading developer of transformative digital innovation. HiQ simplifies everyday life trough digital innovative solutions. Mr. Jerker Lindsten has long experience and a vast knowledge of the IT business and marketing, is a well-renowned board member both in Sweden and other countries and a sought after speaker.

He is a highly dedicated CEO that is able to combine compassion for his employees with a strong vision and business driven mentality.

President & FD, Telit

Yosi Fait

Yosi Fait currently serves as President & FD and a Member of the Board of Directors at Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT). Mr. Fait is a Certified Public Accountant and has held a number of executive positions with private and public companies. His previous roles with listed companies include CEO of both the Alony Group and H&O. Mr. Fait  served as the CFO at Pelephone Communications Ltd, the first cellular operator in Israel. Yosi began his professional career as an accountant with Ernst & Young Israel.

CEO, Key Telematics

Clive Killops

Clive is the CEO and a co-founder of Key Telematics, a global leader in industrial IoT software. He has over 15 years director level experience in the telematics and technology industry. Clive has a financial background and is a frequent speaker at technology events.

Chief Foreign Affairs, Safe4 Security Group AS

Svein Ingebretsen

A ”visionary” within the digital security field, with broad international experience over the last two decades within telco and security. Background from business & product/solution development, IT(technical), infrastructure, design, security, device management, mobile industry, security industry, retail and enterprise, marketing and pre-sales.

CTO, Tele2 IoT

Stephen Bryant

Stephen is a pioneer in IoT and all things digital working as CTO of Tele2 IoT, an orchestrator of connectivity and connect solutions globally. His career has been all about building platforms before platforms were a thing for MVNEs, IoT connectivity and real-time analytics and machine learning.

Stephen has worked with many of the largest and most prestigious enterprises to build globally available business and life critical connectivity into their brand.

Global Business Development Manager, Cisco Jasper

David O'Hara

David leads business development in Europe for Cisco IoT Cloud, the world leading cloud based connectivity management platform (acquired by Cisco in March 2016). His role at Cisco is to consult Mobile Network Operators on how they can best monetize IoT and leverage Digitization through the Cisco-Jasper Control Center and additional Cisco IoT Services and Solutions. David held Sales Management roles in Vodafone Global Enterprise and Vodafone M2M. David is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and holds an MBA in Marketing and Innovation.

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