- Strategic appointment to drive the next generation of technologies to develop scalable solutions to help improve competence and confidence in healthcare workers.
- The new CTO will bring deep expertise in consumer-driven technology, business intelligence, and enterprise architecture.
NORWAY, Thursday 3rd February 2022
Laerdal Medical today announced the appointment of Morten Jacobsen as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Jacobsen (pictured) will spearhead the development of technologies and platforms across Laerdal development sites around the world.
Jacobsen will take the lead in Laerdal’s continued development in utilizing new enabling technologies to accelerate the organizations’ ability to reach many more learners and providers with their solutions.
“Technology is at the epicenter of healthcare education, and I look forward to working with our teams to advance our products and solutions to improve patient care and outcomes,” said Morten Jacobsen, Chief Technology Officer at Laerdal Medical.
Jacobsen most recently served as EVP CTO at Sbanken ASA, Norway’s first purely digital bank, where he led their effort to future proof their banking technology and revitalize their model for product & technology development.
Alf-Christian Dybdahl, CEO at Laerdal Medical said: “Morten has vast experience working for companies with strong customer focus and innovative technology development and he understands the challenges and opportunities in this sector. His international leadership experience will further strengthen Laerdal Medical and position us better to reach our goal of helping save one million more lives, every year, by 2030.
He added: “Quality and innovation have always been at the forefront of what we do at Laerdal. Increased focus on patient safety and growing demand for digital and virtual training for healthcare personnel due to the ongoing pandemic has seen digital solutions for training become a vital part of the healthcare training curriculum. With this new appointment, we are quickly gaining momentum in this realm."
About Laerdal Medical
Laerdal is dedicated to its mission of helping save lives. For more than 60 years, Laerdal has remained a world leader in health care education, training, and therapy solutions. Laerdal develops products, programs, and digital solutions designed to increase survival and improve patient outcomes. By implementing evidence-based solutions within the areas of resuscitation, patient safety, and global health, we address the changing needs of health care organizations and help build competence of healthcare providers, educators, and lay rescuers. Together with our partners, we believe we can help save one million more lives, every year. Laerdal is a global company in 25 countries worldwide with the head office located in Stavanger, Norway.