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In the seventh of our series of interviews with a range of business leaders, Christian Tang-Jespersen shares some of his thoughts on Technology and Disruption, specifically, what the next big technological shift is likely to be, and also some considerations for 3D-Printing related companies with regards to levels of desired value chain integration and other competitive advantage implications.

Christian is currently the Executive VP at AMS AG (SWX:AMS), a publicly listed company with a current market capitalisation of over $7B. Previously, Christian was the President & CEO at Heptagon Micro Optics, a Jolt Capital portfolio company that was ultimately acquired by AMS. Prior to this, Christian also served as

  • COO at Hymite
  • Senior VP at Jabra-GN
  • Director at Flatfrog
  • Director at Zacco

 

An overview of AMS

Employing around 11,000 people worldwide, AMS serves more than 8,000 customers across 4 main areas, optical sensing, imaging, environmental sensing, & audio sensing. The company develops and manufactures high performance analog semiconductors, sensors, sensor interfaces, power management and wireless solutions for customers in the consumer, industrial, medical, mobile communications and automotive markets.