about me

who am i

I am a software engineer, a designer and an entrepreneur. I have worked in software engineering for 20 years and have over 7 years of management experience. I moved from Denmark to America 7 years ago, lived in Spain for a short while and moved back to Denmark few years ago. I am currently self-employed, working as a consultant.

experience

involvement

Senior Software Engineer

Tradeshift

Tradeshift Frontiers is the emerging technology department of Tradeshift, which does R&D in all things that has to do with IoT, blockchain, and AI. My role is that of researching, prototyping, and demonstrating uses for emerging technologies, especially with a focus on IoT. On a daily basis I work with LoRa, Bluetooth, and development of mobile, web, and backend solutions.

2018

July to December 2020

CTO

KlikKit

My role was leading a small team of 3 developers, developing the iOS BLE stack, and a backend service, as well as defining the product and managing external contractors handling Android BLE stack and hardware development. Ultimately the team wasn’t able to find funding and we had to move on.

2017

June to June 2018

Scrum Master

Shootr

Shootr is building an application that solves the issue of people switching their attention to the “second screen” - the mobile phone - when there is a commercial break in the TV show they are watching. I worked as a Scrum Master to improve both the application quality and the team process. Sadly my tenure there was cut short by personal life events that forced me to move back to Denmark.

2016

June to May 2017

iOS Software Director

Athos

As the director I have rebuilt the user experience and the engineering process from an internal prototype built by interns into a mature and well architected product built by a team of engineers using proper QA and project management procedures.

2014

June to May 2016

iOS Software Lead

Lumo Body Tech

I worked at Lumo Body Tech as a the iOS software lead and was responsible for building their Lumo Lift app which was their flagship product up until they were aquired by Seismic.

2011

November to May 2014

Senior Software Engineer

Epic Think Media

My first assignment was creating a movie review app for PluggedIn. It was described by company management as “more pixel perfect than any of our previous apps” and “a benchmark for future Brushfire apps.” My next assignment was the “Tiger Woods: My Swing” golf swing analyzer app which was named top 3 Best App of the Year in New York Times.

2010

August to October 2011

iOS Software Manager

Vodafone

With Vodafone I was head of the iOS application development department. I started out in ZYB before it was acquired by Vodafone. While in ZYB I made the first version of the social networking and synchronization application. After Vodafone acquired ZYB, I became software manager for a team of 5 developers and 2 testers working on developing iOS software for Vodafones new social services.

2008

Septemper to July 2010

Senior Software Engineer

Zmags

Zmags builds software which can convert PDF files into flash based online publications. One month before I started in Zmags their only full time developer had stopped. I ensured that proper development, test, and release procedures were established for the development department which employed 10 developers by the time I left.

2006

December to August 2008

early experience

long ago

My earlier work experience includes NeoConsult (2005 - 2006), ComX Networks (2002 - 2005) and Netropolis (1998 - 2002). Please feel free to ask if you want to know more about my earlier work experience.

interests

hobbies

biking

yoga

vegan food

puppies

On weekends, when the weather is nice, I like to go on bike rides. I will usually go up to Helsingør and back (a 90k ride) if I can get away long enough. It's an excellent opportunity to clear my mind of all the distractions of everyday life. When I'm riding a bike I cannot check my mail or respond to a Slack notification.

I tend to do yoga in the morning, not necessarily every morning or for very long. Just the asanas which I have been finding particularly challenging lately, or the ones which my body calls for. I also teach yoga at work once a week to my coworkers.

There are many reasons why one can choose to be vegan. Some do it for the animals or for their own personal health. I count myself among those who do it for the environment. Along the way, I found that not eating meat makes me more mindful, less drowsy after eating, and gives me more energy.

Finally, we have a dog named Penny. She's a King Charles Spaniel. She's cute and cuddly and makes everyones day just a little better.

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