Jan Arild Audestad

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Adjunct professor A122 900 49 817


Information society and security and nettwork security


I am adjunct professor at HiG, and have been involved with the master study in information security ever since the idea came up in 2001 for creating such a study at Gjøvik. Since 2002, I have been professor at HiG, first as full professor and later as adjunct professor.
I am also adjunct professor at NTNU, Trondheim since 1993. There I have been teaching courses in distributed processing, access and transport networks, tele-economy, and strategy at master level an PhD level.
I am retired from Telenor where I worked for 37 years, first in research and later as adviser for the top management of Telenor on techno-economic strategies. One big challenge was to convert the company from monopoly to a major participant in a competitive market.
Altogether I have more than 40 years of experience in telecommunications where I have worked in almost every corner of the field: radio communication, fixed and mobile satellite systems, terrestrial land-mobile and maritime-mobile systems (e.g., GSM), digitalization of the Norwegian network, intelligent networks and platforms for distributed processing, protocol design, information security, sensor networks, and strategy and economics of telecommunications.
I have had several positions as chairman and vice-chairman of international standardization and research groups in ITU (International Telecommunications Union), ETSI (European Telecommunications Standardization Institute), ESA (European Space Agency), INMARSAT, and EURESCOM.
My formal training is in theoretical physics and mathematics.