Olav Madland introduced self-driving vehicles to Norway in the spring of 2016 and has performed more than 20 demonstration of autonomous minibuses at different locations around Norway already. Olav has been a speaker and motivator for Autonomous transport solutions in Norway at many levels, for Government, universities and ITS Norway.
He has the coordination responsibility of the National Test arena in Kongsberg with autonomous transport integrated with Public Transport. The test arena is integrated with municipality, county administration and NRPA. Olav also works closely with ITS Norway and national key players like Innovation Norway and the Research Council of Norway, where he also is an expert evaluator.
Olav has an Honours degree within information technology, statistics and administration from the University of Bergen (1989), followed by a series of business management courses from Europe’s prestigious and leading business school INSEAD (1999), in Paris, France.
His background shows a balanced mix of management roles within the telecom, banking and finance sectors, specifically issuing of credit cards, acquisition and settlement of transactions. He therefore is fully aware of the complexity of working internationally, and how to migrate heterogeneous ICT platforms to collaborating solutions.