V.P. and Head of Technology Office Silicon Valley, Ericsson
About the Speaker
Jan Söderström is V.P. and Head of Technology Office Silicon Valley at Ericsson reporting to Ericsson Group CTO. In this capacity he drives the Ericsson technology leadership work in 5G, Cloud and IOT in a collaboration with ecosystem partners in Silicon Valley. A central part in this work is the co-creation work in D-fifteen Labs, enabling partners and customers to develop and test new use cases on a real 5G network platform.
Jan has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Chalmers University of Technology, augmented with a one-year research scholarship at California Institute of Technology. He spent his early industrial career working with optoelectronic devices and optical networking at Ericsson Microelectronics, first as development manager and later as product line head. He then had a decade long engagement at Ericsson Research heading the research in IP and Cloud. During this time, he spent three years in Silicon Valley building up the Ericsson Research lab in San Jose. He started the Ericsson engagement in SDN and Openflow in cooperation with the Stanford Cleanslate project and his team also pioneered the Ericsson work on Openstack and cloud orchestration.
In 2013 Jan moved to Business Unit Networks to drive the Ericsson Cloud transformation initiative. He held the roles of Head of Product line Cloud, Head of Target Area Cloud and Head of the NFV-program until he moved to his current position in early