Sofie Lindblom is an Innovation Expert, Diversity Champion, Speaker, and Writer. She has a M.Sc in Engineering and Media Technology from Linköping University, Sweden. Sofie is the CEO and Co-founder of the global innovation platform ideation360. Prior to this role she was the Global Innovation Manager at Spotify. Sofie has a big passion for the startup ecosystem, innovation and diversity, this has led her to board positions in Womengineer, Silicon Vikings and most recently Business Sweden. In 2014 she received Microsoft’s award “IT girl of the year” for her work to break down stereotypes and inspire more girls to choose a profession in technology. In the same year she founded her own company Sofster for passion projects and consulting.
In 2015 she gave two TEDx Talks: “IT girls are the new it girls” about challenging stereotypes and “All that glitters is not gold” about finding your passion by pretending to be a prototype. In 2016 she was awarded one of the top 111 most influential women in Business, one of the top 101 super talents, most up and coming people in Sweden and most recently awarded “Digital Influencer of the year”.