The people behind the technology

At Solution Seeker, we come to work every day because we want to figure out how to turn data into value.

People

  • Anders is our Principal Data Scientist and machine learning expert, and is responsible for our internal knowledge sharing. He holds an MSc from Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU with specialization in optimization. He has been working at Solution Seeker since its inception. Anders has more than 15 years of snowskate experience!

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  • Bjørn-Erik Dale

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    Bjørn-Erik is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, with particular focus on strategic partnerships and corporate development. He has over ten years’ experience as strategic and financial advisor to leading international oilfield service and technology companies within advanced software and sensors, and control-, production- and intervention systems for increased oil production. He previously served as Managing Partner at Arkwright and holds an MSc from Industrial Economics NTNU specialized in computer science, optimization and mathematical finance.

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  • Stine Torsdatter Ursin-Holm

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    Stine is responsible for our front-end development, and works on making our graphical user interface beautiful and intuitive. She holds an MSc from Industrial Economics at NTNU with specialization in optimization, and has been working at Solution Seeker since its inception. She is also our acting culture minister, making sure we have awesome social gatherings. Stine loves running, celebrity spotting and she is the most dedicated beach-bum in our team.

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  • Anders works with GPU computing, databases and software performance optimization. He holds an MSc. in Computer Science from NTNU on the topic of load balancing of applications on heterogeneous systems. Anders loves remote controlled vehicles and vessels, and builds his own drones. He is also an enthusiastic golfer.

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  • Vidar is the CEO and main founder of Solution Seeker, holding a PhD from Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU on optimization. Prior to founding Solution Seeker, he managed the short-term production optimization project at the Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry at NTNU. Vidar spends his time on spy-series and airplane trivia when he is not at the office.

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  • Sheri is the CCO, and her main responsibility is the commercial strategy of the company. She holds an MSc from Industrial Economics at NTNU with specialization in optimization, and has previous experience as a management consultant at Arkwright. Sheri is an avid yogi, a dedicated book-worm and loves heated discussions about the state of world affairs.

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  • Hanne Gjerstad Folde

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    Hanne is a data analyst and spends her days digging into production data, analyzing, understanding and explaining various phenomena. She holds a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from NTNU, with specialization in production and additional courses in computer science. A Bergen native, she loves to talk, knit and go mountain hiking.

  • Inge Sandstad Skrondal

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    Inge works on statistical methods, and is responsible for our data and parameter uncertainty assessments. He holds an MSc from the Mathematics department at UiO, and has previous experience as advanced analytics engineer at ConocoPhillips. Inge is an eternal student, a strong chess player and enjoys flat earth conspiracy theories.

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  • Ingrid Volden Smehagen

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    Ingrid is a data science intern. She is currently studying Industrial Economics at NTNU in Trondheim, specializing in artificial intelligence. She loves snowboarding and reading books, of which two of her favorites are The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo and Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.

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  • Vidar is the COO, and responsible for delivery of customer projects. He holds an MSc from Industrial Economics at NTNU with specialization in optimization, and has previous experience as a management consultant at McKinsey. Vidar loves football and running, currently holding the company half-marathon record.

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  • Bjarne is the CTO and leads the research and software development activities. He holds a PhD from Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU on mathematical optimization, and has previously performed research for BP and worked as a Senior Engineer at FMC Technologies. Bjarne loves climbing, watching Japanese cartoons, and trying out new restaurants in Oslo and abroad.

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  • Knut Viljar is a data scientist at Solution Seeker. He holds an MSc in Industrial Economics from NTNU in Trondheim specializing in optimization, and has taken additional courses in mathematics and statistics. Knut Viljar enjoys climbing, skiing and reading. One of his favorite books are The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

  • Anders is a data science intern. He holds an MSc in Industrial Economics from NTNU in Trondheim, specializing in optimization. Anders also has an interest for psychology, and has completed a one-year programme at NTNU. He is always on the lookout for cool surf spots, and if you want to learn how to complete jigsaw puzzles with thousands of pieces, Anders is the guy to ask.

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  • Ole Jørgen is a full-stack web-developer, contributing to our entire stack from databases to the front-end graphical user interface. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from NTNU, and has previously worked 4 years as a developer at Tripletex. Outside the office Ole Jørgen spends his time bouldering, or practicing juggling on a slackline.

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  • Matilda is a data science intern. She is currently studying Engineering Physics at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, specializing in Complex Adaptive Systems. When she is not working on modelling fluid fractions at the office, she is usually training crossfit at the gym. Matilda’s favorite snacks are chips, and she is excited to explore the city of Oslo this summer.

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  • Bjarne Foss

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    Bjarne is co-founder and board member, and an advisor on our technical development. As Vice President of Research, and previously a professor at the department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU, he holds extensive knowledge on control and optimization theory. Bjarne is a foodie and loves spending time at his cabin.

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  • Eva is a data science intern. She studies technical mathematics at Chalmers Technical University, and will contribute to our data science and optimization team during the summers of 2018 and 2019. Eva is a talkative extrovert and loves down-hill skiing and all adrenaline-inducing activities.

  • Christine Foss Sjulstad

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    Christine is a data science intern. She is currently studying Industrial Economics and Technology Management at NTNU in Trondheim, specializing in artificial intelligence and optimization. She will write her project and master thesis in cooperation with Solution Seeker during the academic year of 2019-2020. Christine loves Harry Potter, and holds the company record in number of views of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. She also loves to play handball and has the largest Pokemon collection of us all.

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  • Ole Johnny Borgersen

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    Ole Johnny supports our software and product development. He holds two master degrees from NTNU, one in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and one in Management. He has more than 10 years of experience with commercial grade software development. Ole loves to automate processes, even if it takes him longer than the time he expects to save on the automation.

  • Håkon Gjenstad Verås

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    Håkon is a data science intern. He holds a Bachelor in Mathematics, and is currently studying Industrial Economics at NTNU in Trondheim, specializing in artificial intelligence and optimization. He will write his project and master thesis in cooperation with Solution Seeker during the academic year of 2019-2020, exploring various challenges related to modeling production optimization problems. Besides conquering linear algebra problems, Håkon loves working out and has previously competed in a national boxing championship.

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  • Anders Aune

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    Anders is board member and advisor on business development and strategy. He has broad experience in managing tech startups, and has been project manager of more than 80 commercialization projects in his time at NTNU TTO.

Office locations

Oslo
Rådhusgata 24, 0151 Oslo, Norway

Trondheim
Sem Sælands vei 14, 7034 Trondheim, Norway

London
One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB, United Kingdom

Rio de Janeiro
Av. Rio Branco, 89/802, Centro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil