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New Executive Vice President at SINTEF ICT

Morten Dalsmo (47) has been appointed as the new Executive Vice President at SINTEF ICT.

Dalsmo has almost 20 years of experience working in R&D, delivery and sales of advanced automation and ITsolutions. He arrives at SINTEF from a position as Client Leader & Executive at IBM, where he initially was globally responsible for leading the development of IBM´s upstream oil and gas solutions portfolio,, and subsequently responsible for a strategic client in the oil & gas sector.

Prior to his time at IBM he was employed for 16 years at ABB – initially as a Scientist, and then later as Deputy Research Manager at ABB Corporate Research AS. He subsequently occupied the posts of Senior Advisor, Product Manager, Head of Section and Head of Department at ABB AS. From 2008 to 2012 he headed ABB's Integrated Operations Department.

In 1997, Dalsmo obtained a Ph.D. in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU. Prior to this, in 1992, he graduated from the former NTNU (then NTH) with an M.Sc. in the same field.

He has occupied a seat on the Board of the Norwegian Society of Automatic Control (NFA), on the council for the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU, on the Board of the IO Centre at NTNU, and currently sits on the programme committee for the SPE Intelligent Energy Conference.

Dalsmo is married with two children. He was born in Arendal and currently lives in Oslo.

As the head of SINTEF ICT, Dalsmo will become a member of SINTEF's Group Management team. SINTEF ICT is one of eight research institutes at SINTEF. It employs about 280 people and has an annual turnover of approximately NOK 400 million.

"I'm looking forward to welcoming Morten to SINTEF", says Group President Alexandra Bech Gjørv. "With his extensive technical background and experience from two of the world's leading suppliers of digital systems and automation, he will be a key contributor towards elevating the digitisation agenda across the entire SINTEF organisation and further developing SINTEF ICT as a highly effective institute", she says.

Dalsmo plans to take up his position as Executive Vice-President at SINTEF ICT on 1 July 2016.

He replaces Aage Thunem (64), who will be leaving the post after 25 years on SINTEF's Group Management team. Thunem will continue to work at SINTEF on issues including the commercialisation of research results.