Hjalmar Gislason

DataMarket, Founder & CEO

Hjalmar is a successful entrepreneur, founder of four software companies since 1996. Prior to launching DataMarket, Hjalmar worked on new media and business development for companies in the Skipti Group (owners of Iceland Telecom) following their acquisition of his search startup - Spurl. DataMarket is based largely on Hjalmar's vision to make the World's data easier to find and understand.

An online interview with Hjalmar conducted as part of the BIG Project:

Talk Title: 
Emerging DaaS business models: A case study
Talk Abstract: 

Hjalmar will provide a case study of how DataMarket's business model has evolved over time. Initially set out to build a generic data marketplace with a B2C-like approach ("Google for numbers"), the company has since become almost entirely focused on a more traditional enterprise approach. Still providing essentially the same service ("putting market intelligence data at professionals' fingertips") using the same technology, but under a very different pricing, service and sales model.
Relevant Links:

http://datamarket.com/ (corporate website)

http://hjalli.com/ (personal blog)

http://twitter.com/datamarket (company twitter)

http://linkedin.com/hjalli (Hjalmar on LinkedIn)

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