Svenn Owe Haugland

Svenn Owe Haugland

Chief Product Officer, Bergen

Heads up StormGeo’s product team. Having held a variety of StormGeo management and board positions, including 10 years as CTO, MD of Seaware AB and VP of Shipping, Svenn Owe is a forward thinker on strategic direction and product innovation.’

Svenn Owe’s Story

“My life’s ambition has been to revolutionize the weather industry and bring targeted weather advice into core corporate daily decision making.”

Svenn Owe was part of the start-up of the European Private Weather Industry and StormGeo. With a PhD in Meteorology and a background working at several research institutes, Svenn Owe was part of the first 1990s wave of utilizing the growth of the internet to attract specific clients with targeted and relevant weather content.

Svenn Owe took on the role as StormGeo’s first CTO and developed our first products and production systems. In this period, StormGeo grew to be the leading high-quality provider of weather forecasts for the demanding offshore Oil and Gas sector, and also became market leader in the renewables trading sector.

“With a background from the Norwegian Special Forces, my focus is straight forward: failure is not an option and success comes to those that work the hardest.”

Having been a TV weather presenter himself, Svenn Owe also led the development of revolutionizing the way weather was presented on TV and on the internet, for instance in partnership with Vizrt delivering systems and solutions worldwide.

Svenn Owe was VP of Shipping when StormGeo acquired AWT, and he went on to play an instrumental role in the joint strategic advances made in the following period.

“The recent technology advanced in marine transportation, with the dawn of autonomous navigation coming upon us in parallel with IOT and cloud opportunities, sets the stage for a revolutionary way to optimize the complete marine eco-system in real time.”

Education

Svenn Owe holds a PhD degree in Meteorology

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