The people

Jan Taug, founder and CEO

JAN TAUG

Founder and CEO

  • 12 years in startup/venture: soft­ware, MedTech, game devel­op­ment
  • PhD from USA, worked with EU, OECD, UN and post doc research
  • 10 years asso­ciate professor at BI in Oslo, Insti­tute for Entre­pre­neur­ship and Strategy
  • 10 years manage­ment expe­ri­ence from Telenor Group

I have worked with tech­nology busi­nesses as a serial entre­pre­neur and venture capi­talist for more than 12 years and changed focus from “venture capital to intel­lec­tual capital”. Imple­mented my PhD work to glob­alize a telco, and built Telenor Cloud Services to 100 MNOK. Now devoted to help people and orga­ni­za­tions thrive in an increas­ingly connected world”.

Get in touch — jan[a]join21.com // +4790122900

The people

Jan Taug, founder and CEO

JAN TAUG

Founder and CEO

  • 12 years in startup/venture: soft­ware, MedTech, game devel­op­ment
  • PhD from USA, worked with EU, OECD, UN and post doc research
  • 10 years asso­ciate professor at BI in Oslo, Insti­tute for Entre­pre­neur­ship and Strategy
  • 10 years manage­ment expe­ri­ence from Telenor Group

I have worked with tech­nology busi­nesses as a serial entre­pre­neur and venture capi­talist for more than 12 years and changed focus from “venture capital to intel­lec­tual capital”. Imple­mented my PhD work to glob­alize a telco, and built Telenor Cloud Services to 100 MNOK. Now devoted to help people and orga­ni­za­tions thrive in an increas­ingly connected world”.

Get in touch — jan[a]join21.com // +4790122900

Henrik Bentzen, co-founder and COO

HENRIK BENTZEN

Co-founder and COO

  • 22 years at Telenor
  • Head of ‘Way of Work’ which was a large scale change manage­ment program in Telenor.
  • Busi­ness devel­op­ment in Telenor Cloud Services.

Over my years with Telenor I have lead, driven, and contributed to several key “digital” related change programs and invest­ments”

Get in touch — henrik[a]join21.com // +4791617721

Henrik Bentzen, co-founder and COO

HENRIK BENTZEN

Co-founder and COO

  • 22 years at Telenor
  • Head of ‘Way of Work’ which was a large scale change manage­ment program in Telenor.
  • Busi­ness devel­op­ment in Telenor Cloud Services.

Over my years with Telenor I have lead, driven, and contributed to several key “digital” related change programs and invest­ments”

Get in touch — henrik[a]join21.com // +4791617721

Carsten Helmuth Pedersen, country manager, Denmark

CARSTEN HELMUTH PEDERSEN

Country manager, Denmark

  • 12 years in process automa­tion industry and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions
  • 10 years with digital customer jour­neys on mobile and web.
  • Exec­u­tive MBA in tech­nology manage­ment, Aalborg Univer­sity, Denmark
  • Inter­na­tional busi­ness from Copen­hagen Busi­ness School and bach­elor in elec­tronics engi­neering, Southern Denmark Univer­sity
“I have great passion for inno­va­tion processes and process automa­tion. With long expe­ri­ence in both project and program manage­ment I love my projects.
13 years of product manage­ment taught me how the tiny little details drive complexity in IT systems and in the organ­i­sa­tion. Knowl­edge sharing has become a passion to me”.

Get in touch — carsten[a]join21.com // +4540601039

Carsten Helmuth Pedersen, country manager, Denmark

CARSTEN HELMUTH PEDERSEN

Country manager, Denmark

  • 12 years in process automa­tion industry and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions
  • 10 years with digital customer jour­neys on mobile and web.
  • Exec­u­tive MBA in tech­nology manage­ment, Aalborg Univer­sity, Denmark
  • Inter­na­tional busi­ness from Copen­hagen Busi­ness School and bach­elor in elec­tronics engi­neering, Southern Denmark Univer­sity
“I have great passion for inno­va­tion processes and process automa­tion. With long expe­ri­ence in both project and program manage­ment I love my projects.
13 years of product manage­ment taught me how the tiny little details drive complexity in IT systems and in the organ­i­sa­tion. Knowl­edge sharing has become a passion to me”.

Get in touch — carsten[a]join21.com // +4540601039

Mats Winther Maltby, trainee, marketing and communication

MATS WINTHER MALTBY

Trainee, Marketing and commu­ni­ca­tion

  • Expe­ri­ence from poli­tics, process industry, an outdoor clothing company and consul­tancy engage­ments.
  • Bachelor’s degree from the Univer­sity of Agder.
  • Currently finishing my master thesis about crisis manage­ment and big data.
“As a young commu­ni­cator I believe that commu­ni­ca­tion can solve most prob­lems. Combine it with tech­nology and you have a unique recipe”.

Get in touch — mats[a]join21.com

Mats Winther Maltby, trainee, marketing and communication

MATS WINTHER MALTBY

Trainee, Marketing and commu­ni­ca­tion

  • Expe­ri­ence from poli­tics, process industry, an outdoor clothing company and consul­tancy engage­ments.
  • Bachelor’s degree from the Univer­sity of Agder.
  • Currently finishing my master thesis about crisis manage­ment and big data.
“As a young commu­ni­cator I believe that commu­ni­ca­tion can solve most prob­lems. Combine it with tech­nology and you have a unique recipe”.

Get in touch — mats[a]join21.com

Hilde Iversen, JOIN21

HILDE IVERSEN

Trainee, Adop­tion programs and events

  • Bach­elor in Admin­is­tra­tion and manage­ment, Oslo Metro­pol­itan Univer­sity.
  • Special­iza­tion in subjects of organ­i­sa­tional behav­iour, HRM, strategic manage­ment, orga­ni­za­tional change and change manage­ment.
  • Expe­ri­ence from the educa­tion sector, store manage­ment, event plan­ning and imple­men­ta­tion.
“I believe passion and will­ing­ness to work enables us to achieve anything, provided with better commu­ni­ca­tion the oppor­tu­ni­ties are endless, combine it with the right tech­nology and the journey will be amazing”.

Get in touch — hilde[a]join21.com // +4790025442

Hilde Iversen, JOIN21

HILDE IVERSEN

Trainee, Adop­tion programs and events

  • Bach­elor in Admin­is­tra­tion and manage­ment, Oslo Metro­pol­itan Univer­sity.
  • Special­iza­tion in subjects of organ­i­sa­tional behav­iour, HRM, strategic manage­ment, orga­ni­za­tional change and change manage­ment.
  • Expe­ri­ence from the educa­tion sector, retail, event plan­ning and imple­men­ta­tion.
“I believe passion and will­ing­ness to work enables us to achieve anything, provided with better commu­ni­ca­tion the oppor­tu­ni­ties are endless, combine it with the right tech­nology and the journey will be amazing”.

Get in touch — hilde[a]join21.com // +4790025442