I wanted to take a moment to introduce Oskar Stål who recently joined Spotify as our new CTO.
Oskar is coming to us from the successful mobile transaction company mBlox, where he was a key part of the technical leadership for the last eight years. As the Director of Development he helped mBlox go from a five-person start-up to a global 100M dollar business. Being part of that amazing journey gives Oskar significant experience in the art of building high performing technology teams and producing scalable, robust services in a fast growing environment.
On joining Spotify he says, “The Spotify team and their accomplishments to date are amazing. Being able to join this group with the vision of bringing music to everyone is just such an extraordinarily great way to dedicate ones energy and passion”.
Oskar has always been passionate about software and technology since he first laid eyes on the Commodore 64 way back in 1986. As a teenager Oskar toured with the C64 to various competitions and gatherings for computer geeks. Even though the long hair has been cut, the C64 still comes out every now and then…