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Charlotte Svensson ~ Sweden

Charlotte is what you might call an Intrapreneur. Her expertise is to drive organizations’ technological development and structure, in order to respond to future needs. She is driven by the desire to constantly improve her greatest ability is to get things done.

In her current role she is responsible for Digital Business Development and IT and is also a member of Bonnier News’ senior management team, reporting to the Business Unit Director/CEO. Her remit includes spearheading and implementing digital progress, both strategically and operationally.

Prior, Charlotte was responsible for IT and development of Dagens industri, Dagens Nyheter and Sydsvenskan. She was a member of the management team, reporting to the Business Unit Director/CEO. Her role incorporated development, operations and support. In addition, she had responsibility for the governance of outsourcing suppliers.

Her remit included the management and development of DN’s IT department. It was all about the transformation of a small, fragmented department into a proactive business-related IT unit. Achievements included: the development of a new IT strategy, an increase in the quality of user response, a significant reduction in costs as well as improvements in operational stability. Charlotte was appointed CIO of the year in 2012 Sweden as a result of this transformation.