Director, Product, Off Platform Experience
David Almstrom heads up Spotify’s ecosystem integration specifically working with OEMs to drive ubiquitous music services, in charge of product management. Previously, he head up Telenor’s global Product Management function as well Product and UX for Mozilla’s content discovery journey. David has co-founded Intermediate Ventures, a boutique investment vehicle, and Tiandi Scandinavia, a leading Sino-Scandinavia engagement firm, where he acts as non-executive director
Mr. Almstrom has been active in the mobile industry in Asia since the mid 90s when he moved to China to build up Ericsson’s datacom organization. He was instrumental in the early development of the mobile internet in China and in his role as VP Business Strategy, interacting and engaging operators and content providers in understanding the value of mobile access to the Internet.
Mr. Almstrom was responsible for developing Nokia’s Qt Software business in Asia as well as building the MeeGo Ecosystem, but with particular focus on consumer electronics and mobile phone manufacturers in Greater China, South Korea and Japan from 2008 to 2012 In 2003, Mr Almstrom started up the Trolltech business with the initial focus on China and grew operations to 35 people in 4 countries with design-wins such as Sony, Samsung and Motorola.
Mr. Almstrom was based out of China, where he was relocated to in 1997 to start up Ericsson China’s Datacom business. He successfully developed the Datacom business into a hundred million dollar business until 2000 when he was promoted to Vice President of Business Strategy, Ericsson China.
Mr. Almstrom is born in Sweden and holds an M.Sc. in telecommunications from University of Linkoping in Sweden. From time to time, he also tries his journalistic talents by writing for various media, incl his own blog (blog.almstroem.se or davidalmstrom.com), preferable with a double espresso at a café somewhere. He is often featured as speaker in various conferences throughout Asia. Mr Almstrom lives in Stockholm with his wife and kids since 2012
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