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LU alumni make the Tech50 list of the most influential people on the Swedish tech scene

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Congratulations to our alumni who have been named on the Tech50 list of the most influential people on the Swedish tech scene by (Här är Tech50 – de mest inflytelserika inom tech 2022).

Five Lund University alumni have made it on this prestigious list for 2022, which highlights those who have made strong contributions to the development and visibility of technology and digitalisation. They engage, educate, inspire and fund.

The list has been determined by representatives for IDG and Techsverige.

At the Tech Awards Sweden in Stockholm on 22 March, one person from the list will be awarded as having made the biggest impact in the past year.

Here are the 5 LU alumni who made this year’s list:

Daniel Akenine, National Technology Officer at Microsoft
Microsoft’s technical spokesperson has influence over more than just technology, whether as an adviser to the government or as a debater and speaker. Nowadays he is even a writer in the field of architecture.

Helene Barnekow, CEO at Microsoft Sweden
Leads one of the industry’s heaviest companies, which has just increased its imprint on Sweden even more with the inauguration of its Swedish data centres. In April, she is leaving the CEO position for a new career as a leadership consultant. Furthermore, she has a strong focus on gender equality and sustainability.

Johan Magnusson, Professor at Gothenburg University
Researcher, educator and driver in digitalisation with a special interest in the public sector. He contributes with important insights and tools for Sweden’s IT leaders.

Katarina Berg, Chief Human Resources Officer at Spotify
Human Resources Officer at one of our most influential employers in tech. Spotify has been a driving force in the efforts to develop the workplace of the future, where employees are now given the right to work from wherever they want.

Staffan Helgesson, General Partner at Creandum
Well-known venture capitalist who was in early on many of the companies that make up the Swedish tech wonder. It has also been clear that Creandum wants to invest in Sweden from Sweden.

Tech50 is part of Tech Awards, which will take place at Sergel Hub in Stockholm on 22 March. There they will also appoint the person on the list who made the biggest impression in the past year, and hand out prizes in another five categories.
The Tech50 list is presented in alphabetical order and should not be construed as a ranking. Members of the jury for the Tech Awards as well as employees at Techsverige and IDG have not been considered for a place on the list for reasons of conflict.


February 24, 2022

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