John Olav Syrrist holds a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He started his career building oil platforms, and for the last 17 years he has done consulting work within oil & energy and process industry. He is currently Managing Director for Resources in Accenture Norway which is the industry group covering oil & gas, process industry and utilities.
Project Management has always played a key role in his working life, and he has been responsible for several major technology projects. The last two years John Olav has worked with clients on their digital transformations, including use cases where artificial intelligence is a key technology enabler.