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Tor Helge Hansen

I am since 2003 the CEO of Ceetron AS. Co-founder of the company in 1996. Previously I have worked for international software companies, both at technical and management levels. Have previously held positions in Comsol AS, ViewTech AS, SINTEF, WeatherOne and Ceetron AS both in operational positions and on the Board of Directors. My education is from University of Gothenburg and University of Trondheim. I am holding a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering.


I am General Manager of Crisp Ideas, an advisory firm serving technology companies in the areas of sales, business development, strategy and funding. I have previously held senior positions with a number of leading technology companies and premier consulting firms, including with McKinsey. I spent the early years of my professional career as research scientist in the area of artificial intelligence. Educationally, I hold a Dr. Ing. degree from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, and a M.Sc. in Management degree from Sloan School, MIT, Boston, US.

Fredrik Viken

I am the CTO and co-owner of Ceetron and have been with the company since 1997. Since completing my M.Sc. at NTNU, Trondheim I have been working with design and implementation of advanced visualization toolkits and solutions, both for desktop and the web.


I'm a co-owner and Senior Software Engineer of Ceetron AS. I started working at Ceetron back in 2006 after 6 years in Kongsberg Simrad/Maritime. I hold a B.Sc. in Real Time Programming from Buskerud University College, Kongsberg and a M.Sc in Graphics, VR and Animation from Narvik University College. I've always had special interests in 3D graphics and multi-platform development ranging from gaming consoles to desktop and mobile devices. I put a lot of pride in my work and always try to become better at what I do whether it be research-, development- or management-related.

Andres Rodriguez-Villa

I joined Ceetron as senior software developer two years ago. I hold an M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from UCL (Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium), and a Ph.D. in Material Science from the Ecole des Mines de Paris (Sophia Antipolis. France). I spent most of my career in a world-leading editor in material forming simulation (forging, casting, injection molding, …) where I held various positions from solver developer to GUI developer to software engineering director. I currently operate from Ceetron’s Sophia Antipolis office and am a natural contact for our French customers and prospects.
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En mai 2016, Ceetron a mis sur le marché une interface Python vers 3D Components. En tant que coupable d’une grande partie de cet interfaçage, je me suis vu « gentiment proposer » d’écrire un blog autour de Python et son utilité pour les développeurs utilisant 3D Components. L’éditeur du blog a tout de suite donné… Read More

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In May 2016, Ceetron released 3D Components with Python bindings. When this happened, I (as responsible for quite a lot of the binding work) was tasked with writing a blog post about Python and 3D Components.  The editor of the blog bluntly told me:  “Andres, just write something marketingish about our new release”, for example… Read More

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(A nos lecteurs francophones : ce blog est une traduction / réécriture d’un post en anglais publié précédemment. Il a été créé pour rendre service à nos lecteurs de langue française.) (To our English-speaking readers: This blog post is a translation / rewrite of an earlier blog post in English.  It has been created as… Read More

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I must admit I stole the title of this blog post from Steven Rosenbaum, in a Forbes’ tech article, see http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenrosenbaum/2016/11/29/santas-vr-christmas-gift-guide/. Though his article is about consumer VR, I think he is in full alignment with most CAE industry analysts when he makes the observation that “various [technology] prognosticators have proclaimed that 2016 will be… Read More

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34th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference: trip report and reflections on the innovation processes of smaller German CAE software companies and on remote visualization

I am just back from CADFEM’s 34th Fachkonferenz zur numerischen Simulation in der Produktentwicklung.  The event took place in Nürnberg during October 5-7, 2016.  It was a wonderful event for any engineer with interest in FEA, CFD, or DEM: 700-800 CAE professionals in dark suits from major German engineering organizations discussing key challenges in the… Read More

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Interview with Ceetron CTO Fredrik Viken about Ceetron’s upcoming release of their SDK for 3D visualization for cloud-based CAE applications

By Grim Gjønnes*, Crisp Ideas AS The cloudification of CAE applications is picking up speed. Established vendors like ANSYS, Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes Simulia, as well as newcomers such as Onshape, SimSolid and FIDESYS have recently announced new cloud-based offerings, or cloud-based extensions of their existing offerings. Last year Ceetron, the market leader in 3D… Read More

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