My Story

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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.

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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.

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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:

My 1985 Corvette in Dallas, Texas

My 1985 Corvette in Dallas, Texas

My BMW M3 in Dallas, texas

My BMW M3 in Dallas, texas

Company History

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.

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.

Professional Services and Technology Areas

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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

Creating Business Value

Focused Leadership:

  • Strategy planning execution
  • Startups
  • Team building

Corporate Growth:

  • New customers
  • New markets
  • New solutions

Optimized Performance:

  • Operational efficiencies
  • Project management
  • Cost reduction strategies

Increased Profitability:

  • Financial oversigt P&L
  • Contracts
  • Outsourcing

CEO, CSO, CMO, CPO & CIOs

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.

Take Action!

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.

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Experience from:

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:

Silicon valley:

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/
Open https://opensiliconvalley.org/
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/

Blumberg Capital http://blumbergcapital.com/
Plug and Play Ventures http://plugandplaytechcenter.com/
Vision Capital http://www.visioncapital.com/

Oslo:

657 Oslo http://www.657.no
GIEK (Garantiinstituttet for eksportkredit) http://www.giek.no
MESH http://www.meshnorway.com
IKT-Norge http://www.ikt-norge.no/
Innovasjon Norge http://www.innovasjonnorge.no
International Chamber of Commerce Norway http://www.iccnorge.no/
Oslo Business Region http://www.oslobusinessregion.no/
OsloTech http://www.OsloTech.no
Oslo Science Park (Forskningsparken) http://www.oslotech.no/forskningsparken

Stockholm:

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

Business partners

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.

Who is Thomas Lidforss?


Thomas has immense knowledge of telecom and networking technology at various levels. While designing and architecting a technology solution, I found that he can quickly get into the details while always keeping a bird’s eye view of the problem.
— Sai Manapragada - CTO Picongen Wireless
 
Thomas is fast, hardworking, accurate, knowledgable and a pleasure to work with. I recommend him fully.
— Malcolm Lawrence
 
Thomas is a visionary. Somebody who recognizes opportunity where none has existed and leads others to success. He is somebody anyone involved in consulting needs to know.
— Bill Vick - Entrepreneur and Business owner
 
5 stars wireless technology expert! Thomas is one of the most regarded experts since more than 10 years in the field of wireless technology and more generally massively scalable IP infrastructure. His work experience both with Cisco and startup companies has made him keenly aware of the environment he evolves in. Thomas is also a generous person with a very unobstructed soul allowing him to gain much deserved respect from his partners and co-workers. I strongly recommend Thomas when it comes to selling and deploying cutting edge technologies. Thomas often became an expert before most business technologist did and continue to do so.
— Nicolas Fodor - CEO SetNet
 
Through frequent contacts with Thomas, I have come to appreciate his profound knowledge of the telecom and software industries and his firm grasp of both business and technology issues.
— Anders Hemre - CEO Interknwowledge Technologies
 
Great to be part of Thomas’s trusted network! Always a pleasure to be professionally associated with a consummate professional of great caliber! Highly recommend to all others. Thank you.
— Steven Burda

Company Information

ConsultativeDog, XQlinx and XQmarket are services of Thomas Lidforss International Ltd which will relocate and re-register in an EU country in 2018.