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Erik Josefsson has a passion for Industry 4.0 and is leading Ericsson’s Industrial IoT & 5G offering to manufacturing and process industries. He is based at Ericsson HQ in Stockholm, Sweden and globally responsible the Advanced Industries Business Unit.

Erik has been active in global business development as Head of Business Innovation for Ericsson’s Business Line Industry and Society, driving commercialization of autonomous vehicles, connected buildings and 5G industrial site deployments.

Prior, Erik worked 3 years in the US as Senior Account Manager and Chief of Staff for Ericsson sales to AT&T. He was driving IoT innovation in Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, led Connected Car initiatives and was responsible for the Smart Sustainable Cities Alliance. Erik was also based in Malaysia 1 year as Head of Proactive Services for the South East Asia region.

Before joining Ericsson, Erik was Committee Member at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, did military service as Staff Sergeant at the Swedish Armed Forces and volunteered at Surfing the Nations in Hawaii.

Erik holds a Master’s degree in Business and Economics from University of Gothenburg, Singapore Management University and City University of Hong Kong.

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