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.
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.
I have recently joined Ceetron as senior software developer.
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).
All of my previous career took place in a spin-off of Ecole des Mines, a Ceetron client, which has now become a world-leading editor in the FEA field of material forming simulation (forging, casting, injection molding, …) During this period, I held various positions ranging from developer to software engineering director, in which I gained significant experience in the development of both solver and GUI modules of FEA packages.
I currently operate from Ceetron’s Sophia Antipolis office and am a natural contact for our French customers and prospects.
Beyond my professional activities, I am involved in promoting international education in an association. Being both American and Spanish – and living in France – the subject is important to me and I enjoy volunteering to enhance the next generation’s linguistic skills.