Christopher Ahlberg

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Christopher Ahlberg
Born Sweden
Residence United States
Citizenship American
Nationality Swedish
Fields Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, Entrepreneurship
Alma mater Chalmers University of Technology
Known for Spotfire
Notable awards MIT TR100

Christopher Ahlberg is a Swedish-born entrepreneur and computer scientist.[1] He is the CEO and co-founder of Recorded Future. Ahlberg is also an independent director of Hult International Business School.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] He has been granted two software patents, and has multiple patents pending.[5] He was named among the World's Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT Technology Review and received the TR100 award in 2002.[6] Ahlberg is also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.[7] He resides in the Boston area with his wife and two children.


  1. ^ "TR35 Young Innovators". Technology Review. 
  2. ^ "Hult Business School Board Members". Hult International Business School. 
  3. ^ Gardner, W. David. "Tibco Acquires Spotfire For $195 Million". Information Week. 
  4. ^ "Executive Profile". Businessweek. 
  5. ^ "O'Rielly Strata Conference". O'Rielly Strata Conference. 
  6. ^ "2002 Young Innovators Under 35". Technology Review. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "IVA". Retrieved 2016-08-07. 

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