Gjerstad brings to his role extensive experience in innovation, product development, and management from many leadership positions in Microsoft both in Seattle and Oslo, startups, and then in Powel. The latest as a Chief Technology Officer in Powel, responsible for R&D, Cloud, and AI.
“We are very pleased to welcome Kevin to Volue. His deep knowledge about innovation and technology, combined with industry insights, will be an important asset to Volue," says Trond Straume, CEO of Volue.
Volue is an international technology company established in March 2020. In 2019 Volue had MNOK 800 in pro forma operating revenues, 500 employees, and more than 2,000 customers in 44 countries.
Technology and expertise enabling a green transition
The green tech company is built on decades of history and strong market positions held by the companies in the Volue group: Powel, Wattsight, Markedskraft, and Scanmatics. One of the main ambitions of the company is to create an industrial platform enabling the green transition from fossil to renewable energy. Gjerstad is delighted to take the role of Volue leading technology and product development.
“I am very optimistic about the combined capabilities and potential of Volue and how we are using technology to solve some of society’s most important challenges – especially the shift to renewable energy and smarter management of precious resources,” says Kevin Gjerstad.
The companies in the Volue group combined have many decades of experience in domains and industries. A high priority in the CTO’s work will be to pull together key technologies and services into and onto a common Volue platform such that we can achieve agility and scale.
Passionate about building a Volue platform
“Kevin is passionate about building a Volue platform and impressed by the technology already present in Volue. I am confident he will guide us on building the technology roadmap that will release our potential,” says Straume.
The industrial platform will give Volue the integration, agility, efficiency, and scale to build and deploy business value to customers – both to existing customers in existing markets and those in new markets.
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“We have much to learn about our new, combined capabilities and customer segments so a key focus will be to get a total overview of what we have as a foundation for the Volue platform roadmap,” says Gjerstad.