Ulf Ewaldsson has been Senior Vice President, Group CTO and Head of Group Function Technology at Ericsson since February 1, 2012. In September 2016 he took on the additional responsibility for the group strategy and its team members.
In this role, he is driving the development of 5G and future technologies as well as the company’s overall strategy. Ewaldsson is the chairman of Ericsson’s Research Board, a board member of the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, TM Forum and Assa Abloy.
He is involved in the European strategic work regarding ICT and Telecom taking part in the European Cloud Partnership Steering Board and the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC) headed by the European Commission in Brussels.
Because he is able to describe complex technology and industry evolution in simple, everyday terms, he has been a popular speaker at events such as Digitalisierung und
Industrie 4.0 – Germany (with Angela Merkel), World Economic Forum, Mobile World Congress in both Barcelona and Shanghai, and Broadband World Forum.
Ewaldsson was Head of Product Area Radio at Ericsson Business Unit Networks from 2007 until 2012. In that position, he was instrumental in helping create some of the products that reflect Ericsson’s technology leadership, such as HSPA and LTE in the radio access network, the multi-standard RBS 6000, and the antenna-integrated radio unit.
He has more than 20 years of experience in product management, industry development and customer relations, which has taken him to leadership positions at Ericsson in China, Japan, Hungary and Sweden.