|Nationality||Swedish / American|
|Alma mater||Chalmers University of Technology|
|Known for||Spotfire, Recorded Future|
|Fields||Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, Entrepreneurship|
Christopher Ahlberg is a Swedish/American computer scientist and executive. Ahlberg is the co-founder and CEO of Recorded Future, as well as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Hult International Business School..
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.
The US Patent Office has granted Ahlberg numerous patents, as well as pending patents, primarily in software. He was named among the World's Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT Technology Review and received the TR100 award in 2002. Ahlberg is also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
He resides in the Boston area with his wife and two children.
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