Svein-Egil Nielsen

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.
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Where’s the hype in IoT now?

By Svein-Egil Nielsen October 12, 2022

IoT Hype & Reality’ was the title of a 2019 presentation I made at a Global Semiconductor Alliance event just before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. At that time, I recall some tech journalists were still wondering out loud if the IoT would ever happen, and I was arguing that it was already well underway.

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Topics: cellular IoT, Bluetooth Low Energy, Sustainability

The IoT is the new normal

By Svein-Egil Nielsen February 24, 2021

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

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Topics: healthcare, cellular IoT, Bluetooth Low Energy

COVID-19 battle inspires rethink on IoT privacy

By Svein-Egil Nielsen September 16, 2020

The critical need for contact tracing as part of the battle to fight the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the IoT revolution by helping to break down opposition to why, how and where personal data is used.

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Topics: healthcare, Bluetooth Low Energy

Why AI is set to reshape the IoT

By Svein-Egil Nielsen July 8, 2020

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. Proper data management starts by processing information at the edge to filter, refine, and then prioritize what’s sent to the Cloud. AI is the best tool for the job.

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Topics: cellular IoT, AI

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