|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, born 1968, 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 founded his second company, Recorded Future, in 2009 and sold a majority stake in the company in 2019 for US$780 million to Insight Partners, and remains as the CEO.
The US Patent Office has granted issuances to several of Ahlberg's applications for 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.
While Christopher Ahlberg on LinkedIn indicates an address and phone number in Moscow, Russia, that address and phone number are listed by more reliable sources as belonging to the Embassy of China, Moscow. His company, Recorded Future is headquartered near Davis Square, Massachusetts.
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The threat intelligence company is opening a second office in addition to its current headquarters at 363 Highland Avenue in Somerville, with the goal of building a “campus” in the Davis Square area, according to CEO Christopher Ahlberg.