David Nordfors

david.David Nordfors is CEO and co-founder of IIIJ and the co-chair of the i4j Summit together with Vint Cerf. He was previously co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Communication at Stanford University. He has served on World Economic forum Global Agenda Councils and was one of the WEF Innovation 100 in 2009 . He has served on advisory boards of the Poynter Institute, Discern Investment Analytics and Black & Veatch.  He is an adjunct professor at IDC Herzliya in Israel, and has been visiting professor at Tallinn University, the Tecnologico de Monterrey, and the Deutsche Welle Akademie. He was advisor to the Director General at VINNOVA, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, where he co-initiated the national Swedish Incubator System and set up a bi-national R&D fund between Sweden and Israel for mobile applications. He was Director of Research Funding of the Knowledge Foundation, KK-stiftelsen, administering an endowment of $300MUSD, building a funding framework underwriting over a hundred innovation initiatives between universities and industry. He initiated and headed the first hearing about the Internet to be held by the Swedish Parliament. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the Uppsala University and did his postdoc  in Theoretical Chemistry in Heidelberg, Germany.

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