Team & Competence
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Our core competencies are within computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine control and software development. This is coupled with competencies within customer relations, strategy and international business development.
Management and Operations
Camilla B. Nylund
20 years of experience in sales and marketing, and has been account manager for major oil companies during previous employments. Nylund is experienced in delivering complex solutions that involves improvement of work processes at customer sites. She also has experience in HR, recruitment and business development.
CTO, Founder & Chair of the Board
CEO and founder VOCA, CTO and founder of Optilift. Holds an MSc in Engineering Cybernetics from NTNU, Norway. Engedal has 20 years’ experience with industrial research and development, innovation management, commercialization and business development.
Business Development Manager
Nearly three decades of experience from introducing disruptive solutions to multiple industries. Frode has an engineering background but has spent most of his carreer commercializing products and helping people take advantage of technical solutions that significantly improves business processes.
Christian Deliler Olsen
Operations Supervisor / Electrical Engineer
Christian has more than 10 years experience as technician and electrician both on- and offshore, and special competence with EX-maintenance working with Westcon. He has also worked with installation and classification of drilling equipment for MH Wirth and NOV.
Member of the Board
Skappel is founder, partner and managing director of Stavanger Venture. Managing Director of TD Veen AS. Investor and board member in several technology companies. Kjell has previously held the position Regional Director for Europe-North in Cisco Systems and TANDBERG.
Research and Development
Research and development of the Optilift technology and solutions is performed by the team at parent company VOCA.
CTO at VOCA
Arild holds an MSc within Computer Science from University of Agder, Norway. Has extensive experience as both a software developer, team lead and product champion. Before he joined VOCA, Arild worked for more than a decade at Identec Solutions, developing track-and-trace solutions for personnel- and equipment-tracking.
Team Lead – Hardware Development
Albert has extensive experience in mechanical design of tools and products for the oil and gas industry. His background is among other from designing, testing and commissioning of drilling machines and equipment at Cameron Sense (Schlumberger).
Team Lead – Control Systems
Holds an MSc within Mechatronics from the University of Agder, Norway. Lunde is specialized within automated control of machines, utilising state of the art sensor technology. Among other, he has experience with robotics, computer vision, embedded software development and applied mathematics.
Emiel van Dam
Team Lead – DevOps & UX
Emiel has a BSc within International Game Architecture and Design from NHTV in Breda, The Netherlands. He is an experienced, pragmatic and versatile full stack developer with extensive experience within C++.
Team Lead – Perception
Terje holds a MSc within ICT from University of Agder, Norway. He is a senior software engineer with extensive experience in both embedded development, C++ and development of certification systems.
Senior Robotics Engineer
Holds an MSc within control engineering from NTNU, institute of Engineering Cybernetics (Norway) and a BSc within automation from UiO (Norway). Extensive experience from design, implementation and delivery of perception- and control algorithms for robotic systems.
Thomas has a MSc within cybernetics and robotics from NTNU, Norway and a BSc within mechatronics from University of Agder, Norway. His specialization is within modelling, prediction and control of non-linear systems.
Tor Arve Tønnessen
Tor Arve has a MSc within cybernetics and robotics from NTNU, Norway and a BSc within electronics from University of Agder, Norway. His specialization is within modelling and control of robots and vehicles.
Daniel has a MSc and BSc in mechatronics from the University of Agder, Kristiansand, and is also qualified within metal work and assembling of hydraulic and mechanical systems. Before joining VOCA, he was product engineer and later on product owner for the control system of the pipe-handler machine at MHWirth.
Senior Software Engineer
Christian has a MSc from Ecole Centrale Paris, France. He has more than 20 years experience as a software engineer within both the telecom- and oil & gas industry. He has extensive and broad experience within among other backend, databases, distributed systems, front-end, simulation and more.
Jørgen Holme Qvist
Research Scientist, PhD
Jørgen holds a PhD in condensed matter physics from QuSpin at NTNU, Norway, specializing in the field of spin-based qubits. At VOCA, Jørgen is performing research and development within AI.