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Gisli Olafsson
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Disrupter! Humanitarian Advisor @ NetHope. Partner @ Beringer Finance. Author of The Crisis Leader - Author of The Crisis Leader

Partner & CEO USA, Beringer Finance

Gisli has been active in the IT industry for over 30 year, ever since he sold his first program at the age of 14. He worked for 10 years at Microsoft, where he was involved in product development, sales, technical evangelism, and most recently as a trusted advisor to national governments and international organizations on the effective use of technology in their operations. Gisli’s deep understanding of technology, his long-time software product development expertise, and his extensive network inside and outside of the technology industry enables him to quickly provide value to technology companies.

Gisli also has over 20 years of experience in responding to disasters around the world and is considered one of the leading authorities on the use of technology in crisis situations. Gisli sits on a number of committees and boards related to the use of technology in international disasters and is a sought after speaker at conferences and workshops worldwide. Gisli has also over the past 15 years worked closely with the startup community and is an advisory board member and member of board of directors of numerous startups.

He has been on location in all major natural disasters globally in the last decade, among other the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the 2014 West-Africa Ebola outbreak, and the 2011 Japan tsunami, being responsible for coordinating the ICT aspects of the response efforts.

Business Sector: Finance , Investment Banking
Looking For: Initiatives to Invest in, Investors
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