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Helsinki, , Finland


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Pål Krogdahl is a CTO & Banking Industry Technical leader for IBM in the Nordics, a public speaker & author, a father and a racing car driver. A seasoned technical leader with a proven track record and experience in taking advantage of the latest technologies to deliver tangible business outcomes with a focus on digital transformation and the emerging platform economy.

His career in IBM started with a focus on the dotcom boom in early 1998, and he has maintained a focus ever since on the alignment and synergy between the corporate world of BigTech and the ever changing world of startups. Having kicked off a number of his own startups and had his share of failures, As a competent Business Architect with a strong technology foundation, Pål is experienced and sensitive to the skills required in driving successful time critical activities within budget in a changing world whilst managing expectations and stakeholders at every level.

In a world continually disrupted by technology and business models, it is increasing critical to maintain a clear understanding of both industry trends and technology. As such Pål Krogdahl sits as a member of the IBM Academy of Technology Leadership team focused on the future technologies and business models that will impact his clients within banking and financial markets on a global scale, and engage with them on a daily basses as a trusted adviser with repeated success in delivering strategic solutions with a show not tell mantra. He also, act as an advisory to the Nordic FinTech community with a focus on the platform economy and co-creation with Big Tech and existing banks to drive tangible business value for their customers.

One of his key strengths is his focus on delivering tangible business value and leadership in developing sustainable teams and solutions. His ability to build rapport and credibility with clients is an asset in both marketing and in performing engagements.

Pål Krogdahl is also one of the co-hosts for the podcast Fintech Daydreaming @