Tor Rolfsen Grønsund is a Research Fellow with Iserv Computing and the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, where he also serves as Assistant Professor of entrepreneurship. He is chair of the Digital technology group at Tekna, Norway's largest society for graduate technical and scientific professionals, counting 73 000 members. He studied Innovation and Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Informatics at the University of Oslo, including studies at Boston University Questrom School of Business. His research interests lie at intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship, and deep technologies, currently focusing on the implications of datafication and algorithmic intelligence for strategizing in international trade.
With one foot in both worlds—academia and industry—Tor has been on a mission over the past years to change the way entrepreneurship is taught. His work on startup innovation methods has been adopted by Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Harvard Business School among other companies and startup programs. Tor has ten years of experience from technology ventures and digital strategy capacities alongside developing entrepreneurial courses at the University of Oslo, BI Norwegian Business School, and Westerdals Oslo School of Art, Communication and Technology. Since his two first ventures, one crowdsourcing WiFi networks and the other an open source operating system repurposing computers for millions of people, he has kept the open source ethos and put co-creation at the center of his work.