John Markus Lervik


Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

John Markus Lervik is the CEO of Cognite. He co-founded Cognite in January 2017, and under his leadership, the company has grown to a global industrial software company with locations in Europe, Asia, and the US. Cognite serves as a strategic technology partner for energy companies such as Aker BP, OMV, Wintershall Dea, and Saudi Aramco, helping them scale their digital transformation efforts with data-driven solutions that increase production, revamp maintenance routines, and boost sustainability initiatives. Throughout his career, John Markus has channeled his passion for liberating data and innovating with technology into companies that revolutionize the ways we work. He co-founded Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) in 1997 and served as CTO until Microsoft acquired the company in 2008. He then took the position of VP of Enterprise Search at Microsoft before leaving in 2010 to found the software company Cxense, which was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2014. John Markus was in 2005 recognized by Forbes as a member of the E-gang for his pioneering work in the technology sector. He was named Technology Leader of the Year at the Norwegian Tech Awards 2019, chosen by representatives from Norwegian industry, universities, governmental organizations, and professional associations.

Sessions With John Markus Lervik

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 12:45pm - 01:15pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 06:45 pm - 03/mar/2021 07:15 pm


    Digital Transformation: Shaping the post-COVID recovery

    Panel Digitalization
    The energy industry has focused strongly on digitalization in the last few years and companies have invested significantly in advanced analytics capabilities, remote operations, and other forms of digital technologies and work processes. These digital transformation efforts have proved resilient at maintaining business continuity and performance in a challenging operating and market environment over the past year. Looking forward, the dual pressures of raising efficiencies (both capital and operating) and lowering emissions will push digital transformation even harder. What different digital strategies are companies following and is the pandemic changing these? What buzzwords of recent years (e.g., Big Data, Block Chain, Digital Twin, Industry 4.0) became concrete and are delivering value? What are the emerging areas of digital transformation in the mid-term?