Speaker Details

Martin Bäckström
Head of Technology and Portfolio


Martin Bäckström possesses over 20 years of ICT experience with strong track record in managing technology, solution and product developments, business developments, and industry positioning and partnership.


Martin is responsible for leading ICT technology convergence and fostering co-operation between industries in areas such as Software Defined Infrastructure, Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics, Automation, Digitalization, and IoT. Prior to this position Martin joined Smart and PLDT in Manila, Philippines, as Chief Technology and Information Advisor for several years. His previous positions in Ericsson include being head of Radio Technology Development, Principal designer for GPRS and Packet PDC, and CTO for Ericsson APAC Innovation.


Martin has been actively participating in ICT technology evolutions from 2G, 3G, to 4G and 5G and actively leading engagements related to standardization and open source projects to drive for convergence and harmonization.       


Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.


Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.


With more than 110,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.