About us

Anzyz is a Norwegian based Artificial Intelligence company, which uniquely integrates supervised, unsupervised and manual rule based learning through our NLP technology, Anzyz Corpus Cube Linguistics (CCL™). Anzyz CCL™ stems from innovations led by Professor Ole-Christoffer Granmo at the University of Agder. Granmo and Svein Olaf Olsen co-founded Anzyz Technologies in 2014.

Meet the core team

We come from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines working towards a common goal to bring next generation AI solutions to our customers.

Kristian Hernes


Ole-Christoffer Granmo


Sundara Rajan Subramoniam


Ole-Johan Meyer Melin


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Asgeir Mjøs Blakseth

Customer Success Manager

Simon Fjeldsaa


Håkon Langnes

Head of Technical Unit

Jakob Engfeldt

Marketing Manager

Claudia Zwahlen

Social Media Manager

Board Members

Harald Furre

Chairman of the Board

Harald is the CEO of Kilden Theater and Concert Hall in Kristiansand. Previously he served as the Mayor of Kristiansand city and as State Secretary at the Ministry of Local Government.

Svein Olaf Olsen

Co-founder and Board Member

Svein Olaf is co-founder and former CEO of Anzyz Technologies, he has an extensive career as entrepreneur spanning over various industries.

Ole-Christoffer Granmo

Co-founder and Board Member

Professor Ole-Christoffer Granmo is the founding Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) at the University of Agder (UiA). He develops theory and algorithms for systems that explore, experiment and learn in complex real-world environments.

Ingvar Grannes

Board Member

Chief Executive Officer at ReStone AS. Ingvar has extensive experience in senior positions within large energy companies such as British Petroleum (BP). He has a successful track record as angel investor and industry advisor focused on technology startups.

Kaja Smith-Kielland Kjellesvik

Board Member

With an MBA from the Norwegian School of Management Kaja has experience with the entire spectrum from startup companies to company acquisitions. She has a rich career especially from shipping and brokerage, as well as her own investment activity.

Oddvar A Fosse

Board Member

Oddvar has +30 years career as Managing Director, Chairman of Board, Board Member. He is an active investor for several technology startups in Norway. Oddvar's philosophy is to enter pre-venture, to advise around business strategy.

Special Advisors

Steinar Nyrud

Domain Expert Legal

Steinar has more than 25 years of experience with M&A work, litigations, corporate governance, negotiations and compliance activities in an international environment. Steinar has extensive e-discovery experience.

Joakim Bakke-Nielsen

Domain Expert Legal

Business minded lawyer and arbitrator with a degree in Law and in Business and Administration. Joakim is actively advising Anzyz to help align business requirements with technology.

Ole Christian Ruge

Business Developer DACH (Deutschland - Austria - Schweiz)

Ole Christian is the CEO of DENOVA IMPULS AS along with 30+ years’ experience in business development. Ole Christian is helping Anzyz to develop the German speaking industrial market.

Ajay Bhuptani

Tech Startup Investor

Ajay has been investing in Tech Startups for over a decade and has advised and mentored various start-ups in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia while maintaining deep relationships with VCs, Tech Funds, Startup Platforms and Investors.