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Frode Finnes Larsen

Frode Finnes Larsen

Chief Technology Officer, Distribution Innovation, Norway

Mr. Frode Finnes Larsen is CTO at Distribution Innovation AS, a Schibsted Media Group and Amedia company. He started his career as a rocket scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. He is an experienced speaker and has 20 years' experience with technology management, innovation and transformation. He also advises startups and is currently advising a global drone/UAV company. Since its start in 2001, Distribution Innovation has digitized the whole distribution value chain of the media companies. Not only for its owners, but has over 90% of the market in Norway and Sweden, near half of the market in Finland and is expanding to Europe. Their software is used by thousands of carriers every night. Distribution Innovation is behind utilizing the last-mile distribution to overnight deliveries of food and breakfasts. And has created solution to send parcels from the front door through the last-mile network or integrations to online shops. Distribution Innovation is doing business development in relationship with customers, enabling their business with new technology like machine learning, IoT/smart mailboxes and blockchain. During Mr. Larsen time at Distribution Innovation, he and his colleagues have launched Europe's first voice service with payment, built the first blockchain-based logistics platform in the Nordics, started with digital locks, deployed secure delivery boxes and moved into the cloud. Mr. Larsen has studied electrical engineering and a masters of management.