Lars Olof Kanngard- a viwe of his background and Mr. Kanngards CV.

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Lars Olof Känngård, born in Stockholm on the 
eight day of October in the year of 1956.

Lars Olof Kanngard or as we write it in Swedish Lars Olof Känngård, a national of Sweden, has been involved at executive level in planning and implementing electronic systems, routines and development concepts since the early 1980s. However, his professional involvement in highly sophisticated IT solutions began already in mid-1970s.

A summary of some of Mr. Känngård’s wide-ranging achievements are identified below:1978: Developed the first security system for distribution of home video cassettes, launched in Scandinavian by Pressbyrån, as well as all Shell service stations and major radio / TV outlets.

1982: With a team of programmers, launched the first public E-Mail system (BBS) in Sweden – CompuText.. This was the first free public BBS Service with mail and electronic conference system in "Europe". Later sponsored by Digital Equipment, with VAX-computer systems.

1985 – 1989: Founded Voicemail Svenska ab and IFF - The Institute For The Future, with both a social focus as well a focus on building up public voice related services. Jointly with partners such as Ericsson and Scandinavian Airline System (SAS), we were the first to launch customer applications via the use of touch-tone and rotary telephone. During this time, also co-founded Voicemail Association (VMA), of which all European PTTs are still members.1988: Implemented the first real public outsourcing of a governmental service for the social security system in Sweden. 

1989 – 1992: President for ESSELTE VOICE AB, a division of ESSELTE INFO. Launched the 900 and 800-services with Audiotex Voice Response Services in 9 European countries. Started up larger Fulfillment Centers, which handled complete transactions and functions for the customers, such as order, customer support, telemarketing, as well as market research and public surveys. All the work and system solutions, in most cases, were based on DEC Digital Equipment. All the public Voicemail, Audiotex and Voice Response centers were between the early 1980s up to 1989 fully built on Pdp1184 and VAX. Built up back-office utilities including software and educational programs for staff to train them to handle research from remote centers regarding  consumers’ media behavior on a daily basis. 1993 – 1996: Built up infrastructure for Telitel’s (the first Pan-European tele-operator) IT operations, as well as building infrastructure for corporate and public outsourcing. Innovator and main driving force behind GTi / Electrum, one of the owners of Telitel AB, in Sweden.

1996 – 1998: Founded and started up Trendit Research Sweden ab, the first market and consumer research and survey company with a full-fledged IT solution. The system solution, designed by Mr. Kanngard was developed by a team of programmers covering telephony, with operator-controlled voice function and software which allowed TV broadcasting companies to bring in graphical animations into the studio direct from a remote center, where they conducted the survey.1982 – 1998: Involved in regional planning programs for municipalities, as well in the development phase of the European Commission’s program for thinly populated areas.1998 Established McGordons Ltd in Cyprus. As the first industry project, we was trying to start up a mineral water factory in Dubai, UAE, but after a number of hurdles, I needed to put the project aside and focus on consultancy work.

1999 General Manager / Advisor for the local Dubai based Telecommunication Company AXIOM TELECOM LLC a subsidiary to The Al Bannai Group of Companies. I developed a new business strategy and laid the ground for building up a chain of Axiom outlets in Dubai, ended my terms at the end of the year.

In early 1999 I also worked hard to try to get Dubai to see their potential to become a hub for pre-paid transactions, stored value, based on a innovation from a close friend, Mr. Albert Weintraub, Miami USA, who has developed and launched e-lysium and my own conceptual innovation, the d-dollar. You can read more about e-lysium at or Mr. Weintraub is also one of my mentors whom I have known since early 80th and greatly supported my efforts here in Dubai.

If you are interested to get a glint of a new age a new era, which in due time will become the largest payment method, maybe as soon as within 10 years after that this was written, do visit McGordons web portal and read more about what was proposed already in 1999.

A new millennium.

2000 Innovated VeriSite™ and then later on joined the great initiative DIC -Dubai Internet City, as Business Development Manager in a consultancy role. I also tried to lift in my innovation VeriSite™ as part of an a business concept innovation DiDRA, se further information DIC was meant to be an IT HUB, in-between East and West, but after that the management shifted the strategy also changed and today DIC has become a more traditional real-estate operator.

During my time in Dubai, I have also headed up a task for the Victory Team, a local but worldwide well known offshore boat racing team. Owned by the Dubai Government, there I have helped the team to start to get professional sponsor contract in to support the teams efforts. In my missions I was also appointed to secure Victory Team as a trade name and was also responsible to file a Domain name dispute case at WIPO - the case was another VICTORY for the Victory Team. The Norwegian guys who had made all this problem, become just another Norwegian joke.

These are some of the business concepts innovations I have worked with under the umbrella of McGordons Ltd and from 2002 also McGordons LLC.

From 2001 the larger trading activities and the broader development of a new global organization which will become the parent operation of a global eHUB concept, empowered by the e-lysium system, has kept us more then busy.

2004 was a year when the business concept innovation surrounding the e-lysium started to take shape and become the foundation to what we now is planning to create as e-lysium Int'l Co Ltd.

Do you want to reach Lars Olof Kanngard, send an e-mail or you can find all the contact details under McGordons facts page. We recommend that you choice the link to McGordons E-Portal and from there click on Company, if you have entered this page via a direct link from Internet or a search engine, the top of the page (frame) would than not be seen at this time. If you see the buttons on top and the logo of McGordons, than you can select the direct link, just for your convenience and best viewing performances of this web site.

Do you want to visit our Village Project in Sweden, Bullerbo, with remains from the Ice Age which now been transformed into the IT-Age and the @-Age.


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