As Ericsson’s CTO, Erik Ekudden is responsible for setting the overall group strategy and technology direction for Ericsson. His focus for the group is on strategic decisions and investments in 5G and 6G mobile systems, cloud, artificial intelligence, security and Internet of things. This builds on his decades-long career in technology strategies and industry activities with leading customers and partners. Ekudden first joined Ericsson in 1993 working on mobile systems, and rapidly moved into leadership within research and technology. He has served as research area director and vice president of technology strategy, standardization and industry. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).