Petter Nielsen

contributed to ICT4COP’s Work Package 3: Technology Development, by coordinating work on the design of the knowledge-based system. Petter Nielsen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo. His field of research is digital platforms and innovation in the context of developing countries and related socio-economic development.

Petter Nielsen has 10 years of experience working with research and business development in the international telecommunication industry before joining academia in 2012. Throughout his career, Nielsen has focused his research on large-scale and complex information systems (from Information Infrastructures to Software Platform Ecosystems) - how they are evolving, how we influence them, how we can govern them, the role of their architecture and how they facilitate innovation. He has empirically studied this related to content services for mobile phones and webshops in the early 2000s and later in the context of health information systems on a global scale and with a focus on developing countries. Nielsen is currently the leader of the Information Systems Research Group and a part of the management team of the HISP project at the University of Oslo and the DHIS2 software. He also has a central role in the researcher education that the Department of Informatics and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.