This development reflects Tapad’s continued growth following its acquisition by the Telenor Group in early 2016.
“Placing an engineering office in Oslo gives Tapad access to an exceptional talent pool and to a powerful network through their contacts and relationship to Telenor. The team will be working with Telenor’s business units but also external clients,” says Sigvart Voss Eriksen, Head of AdTech, Telenor Digital Businesses.
“However, the hub will not serve as an engineering arm of Telenor; all of Tapad’s operations function independently, including Tapad Oslo. Providing Tapad with its independence is also the main reason why Mesh, also a partner of Telenor, became the most optimal choice for their presence in Norway,” he adds.
A stronger Tapad engineering presence in the Nordics
Jeff Olchovy, a senior Tapad developer and one of its earliest employees, will forge the company’s Nordic engineering presence by supporting the build-out of the team. The initial hiring plan of more than 20 open positions includes such roles as Head of Engineering, Senior Software Engineers and Solution Engineers Plans for Tapad’s Nordic Region business line, including its leadership, will be announced within the first quarter of 2017.
“Given the caliber of technical talent and our extensive network in the region, Oslo was the logical choice at this stage of our growth,” says Dag Liodden, Tapad CTO and co-founder (Image below). “This enables us to continue building out our innovative team on a global scale in a region that is close to our hearts and minds.”
In collaboration with the New York-based developers, Tapad’s Oslo-based engineers will continue to advance the company’s renowned product portfolio, such as the Tapad Device Graph™. An early adopter of Scala and Big Data processing technologies, Tapad has long been an influencer in U.S. tech. Tapad today has 15 offices in six countries with more than 200 employees worldwide.