Svein Egil Nielsen


Trondheim, Norway


Chief Technology Officer & Director of Strategy


Svein-Egil Nielsen is Chief Technology Officer & Director of Strategy at Nordic Semiconductor. He holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and Bachelor of Engineering honors degree in Computer and Electronics Systems from University of Strathclyde. He joined Nordic Semiconductor in 2001 as Director of Sales and Marketing, followed by R&D Director from 2005-2006. Between 2007 and 2010, Mr. Nielsen served Innovation Norway as their Director of San Francisco and Houston offices, promoting Norwegian technology. In 2010 he returned to Nordic as Director of Emerging Technologies and Strategic Partnerships.

Latest Posts

I've argued before that the IoT is more than hype. In fact, there is no question today that the IoT has gone mainstream.

Massive hype to massive IoT

During the pandemic, the IoT was pivotal in keeping countless businesses and organizations functional in a locked-down world. And it’s not an overstatement to say that before the arrival of vaccines, the IoT helped the world survive the pandemic.

Where's the hype in IoT now?

Covid-19 has put a rocket under global IoT adoption as governments, businesses, and organizations have turned to technology to remain viable.

The IoT is the new normal

By building the enormous network of wireless sensors that forms the IoT, we’re generating more data than ever before. More data promises better decision making – but only if we don’t drown in information first.

Why AI is set to reshape the IoT