Varberg, Sweden, June 12, 2024; Ekkono Solutions AB, a global pioneer in Edge AI software, has elected Petra Sundström as chairwoman of the board at the general shareholders’ meeting last week. Petra, currently Managing Director of TRATON Charging Solutions AB (TRATON being the Volkswagen HDV division with brands like SCANIA and MAN), brings extensive industrial background to Ekkono.

“I’m delighted to join Ekkono at this stage when leading edge innovation is being converted into big business”, says Petra. “I come from the industry with an extensive experience of what it takes to succeed with transformational innovation projects in these large corporations that are Ekkono’s customers.”

Prior to TRATON, Petra was Vice President and Head of Digital Offering at Sandvik (STO: SAND) Rock Processing Solutions, and Director of Idea and Innovation Management at Husqvarna Group (STO: HUSQ). Petra holds a PhD from Stockholm University and has been conducting research in the field of digitalization before starting her endeavor in the corporate world. Besides Ekkono, she is also a member of the board at the global pump manufacturer Concentric (STO: COIC).

“Petra is the perfect choice to lead Ekkono’s strategic board work going forward”, says Bengt Walerud, resigning chairman of the board at Ekkono. “We did a thorough work in qualifying the best suited person with relevant experience and expertise to challenge and support Ekkono’s management. Petra instantly won my confidence and appreciation to just that.”

Ekkono was founded in 2016 based on research at the University of Borås. As a pioneer in the space of Edge AI, Ekkono has shaped the global market together with high profile customers like Atlas Copco (STO: ATCO) and partners like Infineon (ETR: IFX). Ekkono’s unique ability to do condition monitoring of things ranging from individual ball bearing and pumps to complete ventilation systems and trucks, is the key to personalized and proactive maintenance and performance optimization throughout a product’s entire lifecycle.

For more information:

Jon Linden, Co-Founder & CMO, Ekkono Solutions AB, ph. +46-709-576 006


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Ekkono does machine learning for IoT (Internet of Things). The product, which is the result of 7 years of research at the University of Borås, Sweden, is a programmable embedded software that runs onboard connected devices – Edge Machine Learning. We make connected things smart.