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Jonas Kjellberg Speaker

Jonas Kjellberg

Chairman of the Board at Nornorm, digital transformation speaker and co-creator of Skype

Jonas Kjellberg: Biography highlights

Jonas Kjellberg is a digital transformation keynote speaker, co-creator of Skype, author, and investor. As co-creator of Skype, he worked as Managing Director (equivalent to a CEO in the U.S.), helping generate 90 percent of their revenue stream. Currently, Kjellberg runs Gear Up Ventures, a company that focuses on implementing the innovation and entrepreneurship model set out in his book Gear Up.

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Jonas Kjellberg Background

Jonas Kjellberg is the co-creator and former managing director of Skype. A serial entrepreneur, he has served as CEO and founder of Campuz Mobile (acquired by Vodafone) and Optimal Telecom, (part of Tele2). Jonas has also been vice president of Bertelsmann for Lycos Europe, CEO and partner of Wyatt Media Group, and head of the online business area for Investment AB Kinnevik. He also founded Player.io (which sold to Yahoo) and was Chairman of the board of iCloud, which sold to Apple.

When not running companies, Jonas lectures at Stanford University and Stockholm School of Economics on the topics of entrepreneurship and how to create a winning sales culture.

Jonas talks focus on how product, sales, and profitability must interact in order to create a successful business. Organizations today face new demands as customer satisfaction is becoming more and more transparent with users increasingly sharing their experiences.

When not lecturing, Jonas is an avid investor and coaches entrepreneurs through BCG Digital Ventures, a corporate investment and incubation firm, and his company Gear Up Ventures, which implements the innovation and entrepreneurship model set out in his book Gear Up.

In addition to co-authoring Gear Up: Test Your Business Potential and Plan Your Path to Success, he has co-authored Gear Up: Bring Business Opportunities to Life and Business Creation. He is currently working on two new books about Social and Creative Entrepreneurship.

Jonas has an MBA from Uppsala University and an engineering degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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Jonas Kjellberg at Misk Global Forum 2017
Jonas Kjellberg at Misk Global Forum 2017
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The Story of Skype, Jonas Kjellberg, Co-Creator, Skype
The Story of Skype, Jonas Kjellberg, Co-Creator, Skype
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