Diffia er et av Norges raskest voksende e-helseselskaper med formål å levere moderne digitale tjenester til helsepersonell og pasienter på landets sykehus. Med utgangspunkt i solid kunnskap om medisinens og sykehusenes verden designer vi løsninger sammen med leger, sykepleiere, terapeuter, pasienter og pårørende. Dette gjør vi helst ute i felt gjennom brukersentrert design og agile metoder. Ved bruk av den nyeste teknologien jobber vi trinn for trinn mot å levere intelligente og gode brukeropplevelser som gir verdi og mening for våre sluttbrukere.

Om Diffia

Who are we?

Våre ansatte 

Diffias utviklingsteam består av designere, teknologer, ingeniører og leger som jobber tett på helsepersonell for å lytte til, observere og forstå deres behov. Deretter følger kontinuerlig forbedring og grundig testing på sykehusene.

Soheil Dabestani

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

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 likeable with an eye for details in user and business needs.

Petter Risøe

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

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

Head of Technology
oddbjorn@diffia.com

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

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

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 Developer
nico@diffia.com

M.Sc. software developer with over 8 years of professional experience with health software development. He has a strong interest in medicine, and in his neuroinformatics master thesis he studied language production in the brain. In addition he holds a degree in simulation engineering, and this combination has made him exceptional his field. Nico is living in Austria where he has a huge passion for music and he is av well known DJ in his home town, Vienna. Nico is a team player, a dedicated father and husband who brings joy to the team each morning.‍

Hannah Nicol

Release and Test Manager
hannah@diffia.com

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.

Jarle Fagerheim

Senior Software Engineer
jarle@diffia.com

Jarle is our highly intelligent iOS-expert . Not only he finished his bachelor in informatics in two years, but he has touched upon an impressive variety of studies: Teaching, theology, psychology, languages, astronomy and church music! The latter has lead into his other current job as organist of the methodist church at Grünerløkka. Jarle gained valuable experiences from Oslo University's Centre for Information Technology, where he was engaged in health research. On the side, Jarle is fascinated by astrology and occasionally writes about political ecology for Harvest Magazine.

Aleksander Hausmann

Head of Compliance and Security Architect
aleksander@diffia.com

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.

Erlend Steinsvik

Senior Software Engineer
erlend@diffia.com

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

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.

Øyvind Kvangardsnes

Senior Software Engineer
oyvind@diffia.com

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.

Haimanot Tekie

Software Developer
haimanot@diffia.com

Haimanot has previously worked for Finn, Nets and Møller Mobility Group. She’s motivated by supporting those that help others, through building our Nimble tool. Haimanot was born in Ethiopia, grew up in Eritrea, and moved to Norway at the age of 16. After learning Norwegian and completing high school she realised that the universal language of coding would open a world of possibilities, which led her to studies at OsloMet and later UiO. Haimanot is a proud mother of two, and passionate about volunteering at the church that both she and her husband are a part of. Her motto is to always say 'yes' to an invitation to try new stuff.

Camila Sanhueza Holven

Designer
camila@diffia.com

Camila has a Master of product design from NTNU Trondheim, and has enjoyed working as a consultant at Making Waves for customers such as Ruter, Bufdir and Posten. Now she has found her way to Diffia through her desire to see her designs spinning into life, in combination with a personal wish to improve user experiences in healthcare. Camila enjoys the urban lifestyle in Oslo, meeting friends in cafés, going to concerts or spending time in a park training her new puppy. She has friends and family all around the world, loves to travel and speaks four languages!

Vetle Slagsvold Støre

Strategy and project manager
vetle@diffia.com

Vetle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University College London and a master’s degree from the University of Oxford's Internet Institute. He has previously worked as an intern with Google and trainee for the Norwegian Embassy in Jordan. He also spent a year in Berlin and a couple of months in Lisbon, working part-time turning old camper vans into mobile homes for surfers. Prior to Diffia, he worked as a cybersecurity and risk consultant at PwC. Fun fact: Vetle enjoys woodworking and building stuff, and has demonstrated his creative skills through making his own backgammon and chess sets. Good to have you onboard our team‍

Hans Henrik Urdahl

Product lead
hans.henrik@diffia.com

Hans Henrik has been studying the tiniest of things and has achieved a Master in Nanotechnology from NTNU. After his degree, he started working for PA consulting, and was responsible for training and implementation of telehealth equipment in the primary health care sector through the National program for welfare technology. Later Hans Henrik joined If insurance company as product developer and later product owner, before he returned to our health tech field.Hans Henrik is a huge fan of fantasy litterature, political discussions and the italian cuisine. It is also interesting to observe that while he is born and raised in Bergen, there's no clue of that in his dialect! ‍

Who are we?

Styret

Kristian Fredrik Huseby

Chairman of the Board and Advisor

Kristian works as an investment director 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 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

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

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.

Petter Risøe

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.

Soheil Dabestani

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 likeable with an eye for details in user and business needs.

Who are we?

Rådgivere

Jon Grov

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.

Lester Solbakken

Machine Learning and AI

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