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Diffia are the makers of Nimble. We have a strong team of medical professionals, designers, engineers and managers who want to help clinicians save time, so they can save more lives.

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Our core principals

Company values

We focus on people

Great problems are solved by fulfilled people. Therefore, our foremost priority is to take care of people both inside and outside the organisation and remove hurdles in their way of achieving their personal and professional goals.

We help others

We believe great communities are the very fabric of a society. Communities are strengthened when members actively help others around them. Therefore, we aim to build strong communities inside and outside the organization.

We are honest

We believe in being honest with ourselves and others we interact with. However, we acknowledge that honesty may some time lead to people saying things we don’t like. Therefore, we forgive and acknowledge disagreement.

We move fast

We believe the biggest source of frustration in people is stagnation. To avoid that, we move fast while disregarding the fear of failure and desire to control everything. That’s the only way to solve hard problems that are being faced in healthcare today.

We have fun

Solving complex and hard problems in healthcare are extremely challenging. We’re a bunch of optimists who believe we can improve the world’s healthcare. However, none of this matters if we’re not having fun while making a dent in the universe.

Who are we?

Get to know our team

Soheil Dabestani

Chief Executive Officer,
Co-Founder
   soheil@diffia.com
   (+47) 938 65 349
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Medical student who turned to informatics and IxDA/UX design. Combining knowledge and understanding of medicine, (e)health, IxDa/UX design, and systems development processes, makes for a potent mix of skills well suited for designing for modern e-Health solutions. Soheil is social and likable with an eye for details in user and business needs.

Dr. Petter Risøe

Chief Operating Officer,
Co-Founder
   petter@diffia.com
   (+47) 99 700 220
Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder

Medical doctor with a PhD in sepsis and extensive medical experience as a resident at Norway’s largest emergency department. He turned to entrepreneurship and designing for great digital experiences over frustration with slow, clunky systems in the healthcare sector. With statistics training from Yale and medical informatics training from Harvard, Petter ties his deep medical understanding, insights into the clinical needs and design thinking approach to develop Nimble for clinicians. Petter's full CV woudn't fit on this page.

Oddbjørn Kvalsund

Lead Software Engineer
  oddbjorn@diffia.com
Head of Technology

M.Sc. senior developer and technical architect with over 10 years industry experience in designing, building and running business critical IT-systems. Having worked for Accenture, Oddbjørn started his own company as a sought after seasoned developer before joining the ranks of Diffia. Geek, beer brewer and proud father of three.

Carl-Erik Kopseng

Senior Software Engineer
   carlerik@diffia.com
Senior Software Engineer

M.Sc. senior developer with over 8 years of professional experience working on all levels of the development stack, within a wide range of industries. Keen learner and practitioner, with solid contributions to several open source libraries, actively maintaining the Sinon library of 5 million monthly downloads, and among the top 3% contributors to StackOverflow. Solid knowledge on all areas of front-end development - with an eye for user-experience.

Błażej Pichur

Software Engineer
   blazej@diffia.com
Software Engineer

M.Sc.  in computer schience with over 3 years of professional experience as a software developer. Before joining Diffia he worked as a Ruby on Rails developer in Naturaily. Błażej is creative and has on the side built several interesting MVP applications ranging from art auctions and folk music to city sightseeing and healthy diet algorithms. He also enjoys writing technical articles from time to time. Błażej loves trekking trough highlands in Poland and Europe, and has just returned to his home town of Wrocław after an 8 months stay in Spain.

Nicolaus Klinger

Senior Software Engineer
   nico@diffia.com
Senior Software Engineer

M.Sc. software developer with over 8 years of professional experience. Nico is a full stack developer with excellent communication skills and long experience in building software for the health sector. A team player, a dedicated father and husband who brings joy to the team each morning all the way from Vienna.

Hannah Nicol

Senior Product Owner
   hannah@diffia.com
Senior Product Owner

Seasoned product owner and project manager who's passionate about learning new things and designing for solutions that simplify the day-to-day lives of the end-users. A translator between IT and business needs. Extensive managerial experience with an eye for shortening the gaps between process and organisation. Go-to person for complex and demanding processes. Very likable personality. Being half Kiwi, goal is to have her teach the team Haka.

Kristine Fry

UX Designer / Digital Designer
   kristine@diffia.com
UX Designer / Digital Designer

Kristine is a diverse designer with a fire soul for good user experiences. Kristine has a background in industrial design engineering and has for the last years been working as a design consultant. She recently decided to pursue her passion for good design solutions in the health sector and joined the team. Co-author of "Service Design and Service Thinking in Healthcare and Hospital Management"

Steffen Lien

Software Engineer
   steffen@diffia.com
Software Engineer

This fancy-coffee drinker and front-end wizard has a M. Sc. degree from University of Oslo in Informatics. Steffen has a lot of great experience from the health sector, as he has previously worked for Direktoratet for E-helse (later NHN) where he was the lead engineer of their design system. This developer is a hungry learner and has an eye for detail.

Aleksander Hausmann

Head of Compliance and Security Architect
   aleksander@diffia.com
Head of Compliance and Security Architect

Master in Digital transformation and management who prior to joining Diffia was team leader for the information security expert consultants in PwC Norge. He has previously been CISO (informasjonssikkerhetsleder) at the NATO base in Stavanger, as well as CISO and DPO (personvernombud) Sunnaas sykehus HF. Fun Facts: Aleksander has the rank of Captain and has previously won the Norwegian Championship in the medieval game of Kubb.

Esben Slaatto

Software Engineer
   esben@diffia.com
Software Engineer

B.Sc. in informatics from IFI was making user experience better for thousands of users working for VIPPS before Diffia. Esben is big fan of lean product development and he’s always pushing his team mates to do better by asking the right questions. Esben has been coaching the national team in sailing for many years and is using his skills to make us be as good as we can be together.

Erlend Steinsvik

Senior Software Engineer
   erlend@diffia.com
Senior Software Engineer

M.Sc. in informatics from the University of Southern Denmark. Erlend has worked with everything from submarine navigation systems to consumer mobile services. He’s a fast learner and eager to take on challenges in the health sector. Oh yeah, and he’s a previous professional gymnast and dancer.

Sunniva Stenmark

Clinical Customer Success Manager
   sunniva@diffia.com
Clinical Customer Success Manager

Medical doctor with experience from both general practice, general internal medicine, geriatrics and palliative care. In addition Sunniva has a passion for teaching others, and has worked at a primary school teacher in Singapore, as a sailing coach and IT instructor. In addition she has volunteerly touched upon the marketing field during her recent four year stay in Singapore.

Andreas Baakind

Senior Software Engineer
   andreas@diffia.com
Senior Software Engineer

M.Sc in informatics from IFI with solid experience in software development. After he finished his degree, Andreas gained valuable experience from his four years in Bekk consulting, and later in his role as tech lead in finn.no. He has been inspired to make a difference to the health vare system and hope to do so in Diffia. Andreas is a former first division volleyball player and an exellent team player.

Øyvind Kvangardsnes

Senior Software Engineer
   oyvind@diffia.com
Senior Software Engineer

M.Sc in informatics from NTNU with 12 years of consulting experience from Bekk and Miles consulting. Øyvind has primary been working as a software developer, but also values to do his own user experience reaserch to create a better product. Øyvind has taken his early football-career one step further into the acrobatic sport of footvolley.

Anders Engen

Senior UX/UI Designer
   anders@diffia.com
Senior UX/UI Designer

Senior designer with over 8 years of professional experience designing everything from full graphical profiles, to marketing material to application user interfaces. He is a graduate of the prestigious Westerdals School of Communications in Oslo, and has worked at Studio 3. Restaurateur and graphical artist on the side.

Jon Grov

System Architect
   jon.grov@diffia.com
System Architect

Senior technology expert and architect with extensive experience in large scale technology projects in public sector. Smart, articulate, strategic and fan of early nineties Saab convertibles.

Advisors

Dr. Ida Susanna Fattah

Medical and Healthcare Ecosystem
Medical and Healthcare Ecosystem Advisor

A physician who is deeply passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship to improve healthcare.

Kristian Fredrik 
Huseby

Board Member and Medical Advisor
Board Member and Advisor

Kristian works as an investment manager at Kistefos AS. He has previously worked as a senior consultant in Deloitte Financial Advisory, focusing on corporate finance and valuation services and holds a MSc in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Alexander Farooq

Board Member and Medical Advisor
Board Member and Advisor

Alexander works as an investment analyst at Kistefos AS. He's previously worked as a manager in KPMG Deal Advisory, focusing on commercial due diligence services. His experiences include positions as strategy consultant at PA Consulting and investment associate at Investinor AS. Alexander holds a MSc in Finance and Private Equity from the London School of Economics (LSE)

Gautam Chandna

Board Member and Advisor
Board Member and Advisor

Founder and CEO of Skiwo AS, a marketplace for skilled workers. Gautam serves as board member in Diffia and brings his entrepreneurial experience to the board room.

Peder Figenbaum

Board Member and Medical Advisor
Board Member and Medical Advisor

A practicing physician and board member in Diffia as an investor, Peder brings his deep medical expertise and knowledge about healthcare ecosystem in Norway to the board room.

Lester Solbakken

Machine Learning and AI
Machine Learning and AI

One of the top machine learning and AI engineers in Norway and among the first partners in Diffia.