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Torgeir Waterhouse

Director of Internet & New Media, IKT Norge

Torgeir Waterhouse plays a central role in the Norwegian debate on IT policy issues. He is engaged in topics such as internet access, infrastructure, frequencies, surveillance and law enforcement, copyright, privacy, digitalization, consumer related issues, games and gamification, the Internet of Things, smart cities, smart homes, internet management, digital skills. He is Director of Internet & New Media at IKT-Norge. There, his main focus is directed towards the challenges that industry has to face with when dealing with IT.

Torgeir used to work for The Norwegian Consumer Council (Forbrukerrådet, 1998-2008) and has also been asked to take positions in government committees on topics such as digital value creation, copyright, lawful interception, online gambling, etc. He has several board and advisory positions for organizations and companies in the internet sphere, such as the Norwegian IPv6 Forum, The Norwegian Register for Domain Names, Norwegian Safer Internet Project, Østfold University College, Faculty of Computer Science, The Great Norwegian Encyclopedia, Norwegian Digital Forum and more.

Waterhouse is also one of the founders of the highly successful Norwegian movement Lær Kidsa Koding, whose goal is to teach children in Norway to code, both in school and through private code clubs.