Tor Odland

Transparency in the age of digital government requests

By 2020, 80 per cent of the world´s population will have a supercomputer in their pocket. Right now, governments around the world are grappling with a key question: How do we enable the growth of our digital economies while also ensuring national security and a sense of control of the online discourse?
Global telecom carriers such as Telenor Group stand right in the middle of that question, balancing the privacy of their customers with the lawful right of governments to access certain types of information.

Learn how Telenor Group, a top 10 global mobile carrier, has taken a transparent approach to striking that balance. This workshop will help delegates better understand the evolving field of digital privacy and learn how a strategic approach to transparency can provide a long-term and sustainable solution.


Tor Odland is a Vice President of Group Communications at Telenor Group, a top 10 global mobile carrier. He is a senior communications professional with significant experience from managing global technology brands, stakeholders, political relations and issues.

At Telenor, Odland is in charge of global communications strategy and reputation management. He assumed this role in December 2015, after spending two years as head of communications for the company´s operations in Asia.

Odland first joined Telenor Group as the Vice President of Group Communications in August 2011, where had a global responsibility for internal and external communications. Prior to Telenor, he was a Vice President of Corporate Communications at Opera Software from 2004.

Prior to Opera, Odland worked as Account Manager for the Hoffman Agency in London where he delivered pan-European PR programs and supported global campaigns. He has also worked as Marketing Manager for Never.no in Oslo and as an Account Executive for Storm Kommunikasjon.

He earned an MSc from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Carolina.

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