|Fields||Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, Entrepreneurship|
|Alma mater||Chalmers University of Technology|
|Notable awards||MIT TR100|
Christopher Ahlberg is a Swedish-born entrepreneur and computer scientist. He is the CEO and co-founder of Recorded Future. Ahlberg is also an independent director of Hult International Business School, sits on the board of Swedish software corporation Apptus AB, and holds a board seat at the hedge fund Fina Technologies.
Before co-founding Recorded Future, Ahlberg was the president of the Spotfire Division of Tibco, which he founded as an independent company in 1996. In 2007, Spotfire was acquired by Tibco for US$195 million in cash. Spotfire was founded based on his research on information visualization at the University of Maryland under the guidance of Ben Shneiderman. Ahlberg earned his doctorate from Chalmers University of Technology and has worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Maryland. He has lectured and consulted extensively for industry, academia, military, and intelligence communities as well as published and lectured on computer science, psychology, linguistics, biology, and chemistry. He has been granted two software patents, and has multiple patents pending. He was named among the World's Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT Technology Review and received the TR100 award in 2002. He resides in the Boston area with his wife and two children.
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