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Gert Sylvest

Co-Founder & GM of Tradeshift Frontiers

Tradeshift

Copenhagen, DK

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Biography

Gert Sylvest is co-founder of Tradeshift and GM of Tradeshift Frontiers, an R&D and investment arm covering blockchain, AI/ML and IIoT and other emerging technologies.

He has extensive experience with digital, cloud based procure-to-pay and financing, large-scale public-to-private procure-to-pay infrastructures, cross-regional cloud deployments, blockchain and interoperability.

Before launching Tradeshift Frontiers, Gert led the global cross-regional network strategy focusing on platform deployment and growth in China, and as CTO of Tradeshift. Prior to co-founding Tradeshift, he was responsible for the technical design and implementation of the Danish (Easytrade/Nemhandel) and European (PEPPOL) peer-to-peer-based source-to-pay digital infrastructures, with Accenture and Avanade.

Gert holds a MSc in Information Technology and Music, specializing in real-time distributed collaboration systems.

Gert Sylvest’s Background

Tradeshift
Co-Founder & GM of Tradeshift Frontiers
Nov 2009 - Present
Copenhagen, DK
Tradeshift is an award winning company which provides a global commerce platform connecting buyers and sellers and was set up in 2005. With 12 offices globally and more than 650 people, Tradeshift connects over 1.5 million companies across 190 countries, processing over half a trillion USD in transaction value; its supply chain marketplaces contain more than 35 million SKUs.
Tradeshift Frontiers
Founder
Oct 2017 - Present
Copenhagen, DK
Tradeshift’s commercial incubator and innovation lab aims to leverage emerging technologies to build a new, inclusive B2B playing field. We believe that by using deep insight into cutting edge technology and collaborating with partners, customers, universities, and innovators, we can change supply chains and commerce for good.
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Current Board Positions

LanguageWire
Member of the Board of Directors
Jun 2015 - Present
Copenhagen, DK
LanguageWire has built a reputation for delivering quality multilingual content and superior technology solutions. They enjoy a leading position amongst language service providers globally.

Media

Supply Chain for the People: Gert Sylvest with Tradeshift
Podcast
Copenhagen, DK
Gert Sylvest discusses Tradeshift, entrepreneurship and other current topics in an interview on Supply Chain Now Radio with radio hosts, Scott Luton and Greg White.

Gert Sylvest’s Education

IT-Universitetet i København
Master, Information Technology
1999 - 2001
University of Copenhagen
Bachelor, Musicology
1993 - 1998

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