Jørgen Behrens

Jørgen Behrens

Software Product Development Executive at TomTom

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Jørgen Behrens is a technology product executive who throughout his career has defined and delivered devices and software products with an emphasis on time to market, quality and commercial success. He started his career in 1994 in Fource Consulting in Amsterdam, a strategy boutique specialised in mobile communications. He jointly managed the firm from ’95 and subsequently participated in a management buy-out. In his time in Fource Consulting, Jørgen worked on strategy projects for customers such as Vodafone, Philips, KPN, O2, T-Mobile, Ericsson, Lucent, Siemens, Yahoo! and Vivendi. In 2002 Jørgen joined the executive team of Symbian in London where he was responsible for product management, strategy and marketing. There he was part of the team that grew Symbian to a highly profitable company with over 250m installed base and a 70-90% share in the global smartphone market. After Symbian had been acquired by Nokia in 2008, Jørgen joined TomTom in Amsterdam where he was a member of the executive team responsible for product development and content operations which included development of the navigation software stack used in consumer satnavs and automotive in-dash devices, development of TomTom’s cloud services, the operation of TomTom’s cloud services and data centres, the production of the digital map, traffic feeds and other navigation content as well as user interface design