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David Nordfors

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co-founder CEO of IIIJ and the i4j Summit. Advisor & Guest prof. Formerly: Executive Director of a Stanford Center.

Co-founder CEO of IIIJ and the i4j Summit. Advisor & Guest prof. Formerly: Executive Director of a Stanford Center.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising

Involved In

Founder

IIIJ Foundation
IIIJ
IT & Lärande (IT & Learning)

Advisor

Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
DISCERN
VINNOVA
Serendipity Innovations
EIT ICT LABS
Serendipity Innovations
DISCERN
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
EIT ICT Labs
VINNOVA

Positions

Co-Chair, Co-Founder IIIJ Foundation July 2012 - present
Guest Columnist TechCrunch March 2015 - present
Speaker, Moderator, Member of Global Agenda Councils World Economic Forum July 2008 - present
CEO and co-founder IIIJ 2008 - present
Senior Advisor Serendipity Innovations January 2011 - present
Xconomist and Guest Columnist Xconomy July 2012 - present
Advisor DISCERN 2009 - present
Advisor to the Director Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities 2009 - present
Adjunct Professor The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya December 2009 - present
Visiting Professor Tecnológico de Monterrey October 2009 - present
Silicon Valley Advisor EIT ICT Labs 2014 - 2014
Global Marketing & Communications Advisory Board Black & Veatch January 2011 - December 2013
Founding Executive Director, Stanford Center for Innovation & Communication; Senior Research Scholar Stanford January 2005 - July 2011
Special Advisor to the Director General VINNOVA July 2001 - December 2008
Founder, Publisher and Editor IT & Lärande (IT & Learning) 1996 - 1999
Director, Research Funding KK-Stiftelsen (The Knowledge Foundation) 1995 - 1999
Science Editor Datateknik 1993 - 1995
Postdoctoral Researcher, Theoretical Chemistry University of Heidelberg 1991 - 1993
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Quantum Chemisty Uppsala University 1990 - 1991

Education

Uppsala University Quantum Molecular Physics 1984 - 1990

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Donor fundraising
  • • Engineering management
  • • Leadership Training
  • • Marketing Management
  • • Non-profit management
  • • Nontraditional Fundraising
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Recruiting
  • • Social Impact
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Higher Education

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

International development • Strategic Communications • Strategic Partnerships • Innovation management • International relations

Key Accomplishments

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Vint Cerf
We worked together  •  chief Internet Evangelist, Google and Distinguished visiting scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Stanford grad.
because he sees business opportunities where others just see problems.
Jenny Bilfield
They're my friends  •  President & CEO, Washington Performing Arts. University of Pennsylvania grad.
David sees trends before they're trends -- diamonds in the rough. His intellect and inquisitiveness lead him in unexpected directions; he ha ... s the tenacity to develop an idea in detail, to test it with peers, and grow it.
John Voeller
We worked together  •  Senior VP, Black & Veatch. Previously ASME Fellow, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.
He understands that a great enterpreneur paints ideas onto a landscape that others can view, rally around and contribute to in order to crea ... te the highest value and most robust opportunities and most thorough solution set possible. This is what differentiates between an inventor and an entrepreneur. David has done this in numerous endeavors but in his latest, to garner the time and attention of people like Vinton Cerf with all of his other duties and achievements is absolutely amazing and he is only one of the luminaries David has attracted to is I4J initiative.
Jacob Ziv
We worked together  •  Technion distinguished Professor Emeritus, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
David is full of out of the box ideas and a rare ability to connect
Jacob Ziv
We worked together  •  Technion distinguished Professor Emeritus, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
david thinks out of the box and connects extremely well with other innovators
Anders Flodström
They're my mentor  •  Educational Director, EIT ICTLabs and Professor in Physics, KTH.
He has the guts and the creativity!
Paul Campbell
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Partner, CGM Analytics and Co-Founder, European Innovation Executive Forum. University of Chicago grad.
David is a great leader, passionate communicator, and brilliant.

Vint Cerf
chief Internet Evangelist, Google and Distinguished visiting scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Stanford grad.
Vint thinks big, sees people and inspires them to see themselves. King of coaching and culture.

Jerry Michalski
We worked together  •  Fostering Design from Trust, champion of the Relationship Economy. Founder, REX; Affiliate, Institute for the Future. Wharton & UCI grad.
Jerry can build a network of leaders around a new idea and make a business out of it.

Paul Campbell
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Partner, CGM Analytics and Co-Founder, European Innovation Executive Forum. University of Chicago grad.
Paul has been a successful intrapreneur in very large international companies,, like HP and Phillips. He is an excellent strategist, operati ... ve and diplomat. I learned a lot from it.

John Henry Clippinger
CEO-Co-Founder, Institute for Data Driven Design - idcubed.org and Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Very intelligent, alert. If you think about the quintessential main character scientist in q Hollywood action movie, that's how he comes acr ... oss