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Steinar Bjørnstad
Strategic Competence & Research Manager at Tampnet


Steinar Bjørnstad currently holds the position as Strategic Competence and Research Manager at Tampnet and has more than 25 years of experience from optical communication in the Telecom industry. He has been working with R&D in several companies including Telenor and Ericsson and has contributed with papers and talks to a high number of academic and industrial conferences. In his previous position he founded TransPacket, first developing the company as CEO and then as CTO, leading the development of his patented principles on latency sensitive packet switching into Ethernet products for the telecom market and contributing to IEEE Ethernet standardization. He holds 13 patents, has more than 70 scientific publications, is specialized in optical and Ethernet communication and has more than 15 years of experience in teaching at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), currently holding an adjunct professor position.