Mr. Erik Ekudden

Senior Vice President, CTO and Head of Group Function Technology, Ericsson

As Group CTO and head of Group Strategy, Erik Ekudden is responsible for setting the overall strategy and direction of technology leadership for the Ericsson Group. In 2017 he re-located to Kista, Sweden, after nearly seven-year at Ericsson’s Santa Clara, California.

His experience in Silicon Valley will influence the strategic decisions and investments in mobility, cloud, AI and Internet of Things. This builds on his decades-long career in technology strategies and industry activities with leading customers and partners from 2G to 5G and beyond. Ekudden first joined Ericsson in 1993 working on mobile systems, but rapidly moved into leadership within research and development.  He has served as research area director and vice president of standardization.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

Universal Connectivity can help anyone, anywhere, in all aspects of life, realize social and economic opportunities and environmental benefits. It drives my call for all regions to invest in their digital infrastructure and my work to develop and deliver new communication technologies that are easy to adopt, use and scale.

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