Hello, I'm Thomas
I have a passion for high-tech engineering and Internet services helping to create useful services for businesses as well as enabling people to develop, educate and enjoy themselves for the future.
KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
I started my journey in Sweden educating myself thinking about becoming a chemist at first, but I got hooked on computers and electronics. I switched and got a MSEE degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm specializing in digital signal processing and radio antennas. Later added, MBA from SMU, TX.
Mobile Radar System
I did my military service and got an education from RMS, Lv6 as Technical Sergeant on portable radar and anti-aircraft missile systems.
My first job was at Ericsson where I got a personal desire to explore the world. So, Switzerland, USA, Norway for work locations and traveling to a number of countries around the world. I got my first domain and designed my first website in 1996, two years after having used internet at work with the Mosaic web browser and a Sun workstation. I sold the site after 4 years and understood early that internet would change everything and thereafter, I have been hooked on the net and internet services. I started using cellular phones in 1992 having used AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Telia, Telenor and Tele2 and have used more than a dozen phones from Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, SonyEricsson, HTC, Samsung and Sony.
I like cars, food and exploring interesting places, two of my cars below:
I have many years of experience from business development, marketing, sales, new product development, collaboration and systems solutions. Having seen many times how companies get lost, lack of simple processes for how to reach the goals, lack of collaboration, lack of simple but smart tools, lack of focus due to too many people involved, I decided to start a business advisory and consulting services company for Virtual CxO Services.
Agent and Broker Services - Representing your company (export/import), Financial & Investment opportunities, Managing professional outsourcing projects
Consultative Sales and Marketing - Inbound and Outbound sales and marketing. Sales through partners, resellers and distributors. Social media marketing and selling & Product Management.
International Business Development - Do you want to get a breakthrough into new markets and expand your business internationally? Cooperation with experts for local and foreign market development.
Areas of Experience
IT / Software / Technology: Mobile and Web Services, Cloud Services and Data Centers
Professional Services: Agile and traditional project management of software development and outsourcing projects, Management consulting services, Operations management
Telecom / Wireless: GSM, 3G, LTE, 4G, Wifi infrastructure and solutions
- Strategy planning execution
- Team building
- New customers
- New markets
- New solutions
- Operational efficiencies
- Project management
- Cost reduction strategies
- Financial oversigt P&L
Do you feel the need to;
Get a breakthrough into new markets?
- What will happen if you don't?
- We can help you to get there by cooperating with experts for local and foreign market development and investment agencies
Digitize and improve your business processes with new IT services?
- Do you know what your competitors are doing?
- We will guide you to the best sourced IT companies and optionally manage the project
Get sales and marketing aligned for your company needs?
- What if you could close twice as many customers or double your leads?
- We can engage your company with sales enablement, inbound marketing, consultative sales and account based marketing
We work with the best partners, the best suppliers and do not commit to a customer unless we can guarantee customer satisfaction.
Get in touch with us for discussion about what you would like help with! Why wait, use the value of a no cost first analysis.
Large corporations: Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Huawei, Internet Service Poviders, Nokia, Qualcomm, Telcos (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, DT, Vodafone, Telenor, Telia, KDDI, NEC/NTT Docomo).
SMB and Startup companies: Citat, Doodlelab, Doubleawe, Foodeon, Intersoft Technologies, iPowerUp, IPUnity, IT Outsourcing companies, Kinemo, Meridian marketing, Unicel Technologies, Vyyo
Advisory and research companies: ChangeWave, GLG, Society of Industry Leaders, The Network of Advisors.
Startup organizations and VC:
Churchill Club http://www.churchillclub.org
European Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Stanford University http://www.europeanentrepreneursatstanford.com/
Fenwick & West https://www.fenwick.com/pages/mountain-view.aspx
GABA (German American Business Association) http://www.gaba-network.org/
Mobile Monday https://www.mobilemonday.us/
Mobile Monday Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Monday-Silicon-Valley/
Piedmont Avenue Consulting http://www.piedmontave.com
Plug and Play Techcenter http://plugandplaytechcenter.com/
SAP Labs https://www.sap.com/corporate/en/company/innovation/sap-labs.html
Silicon valley Bank https://www.svb.com/
Silicon Vikings http://siliconvikings.com/
SVPMA (Silicon Valley Product Management Association) http://svpma.org/
657 Oslo http://www.657.no
GIEK (Garantiinstituttet for eksportkredit) http://www.giek.no
Innovasjon Norge http://www.innovasjonnorge.no
International Chamber of Commerce Norway http://www.iccnorge.no/
Oslo Business Region http://www.oslobusinessregion.no/
Oslo Science Park (Forskningsparken) http://www.oslotech.no/forskningsparken
ALMI Invest http://www.almi.se/Almi-Invest/
Bolagsverket (Swedish Companies Registration Office) http://www.bolagsverket.se/en
Business Sweden http://www.business-sweden.se/Export/
Kista Science City http://www.kista.com/
RISE - Research Insitutes of Sweden https://www.ri.se/divisioner/rise-ict
Skatteverket (Swedish Tax Agency) http://www.skatteverket.se/servicelankar/otherlanguages/inenglish.4.12815e4f14a62bc048f4edc.html
STING - Stockholm Innovation and Growth http://www.stockholminnovation.com/en/
Stockholm Impact Hub http://stockholm.impacthub.net/
Stockholm Tech http://stockholmtech.se/
Stockholm Tech Meetup https://sthlmtechmeetup.confetti.events/
SUP46 - Startup People of Sweden http://sup46.com/
Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth https://tillvaxtverket.se/english.html
Verksamt.se (Goverment Agencies Business Portal) https://www.verksamt.se/en/web/international/home
Thomas Lidforss International has business associates in major areas around the world, such as; Dallas, Helsinki, London, Montreal, New York, Oslo, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Shanghai, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo.
View or download "Value-Centric Networking Flyer for Thomas Lidforss" here.
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