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"It is overwhelming"

Published: 8 November 2016

Olov Renberg is chief operating officer of BehavioSec.BehavioSec develops security systems for companies such as US military and several of the world's largest banks and has offices in Sweden, England, Holland, Germany, Hong Kong and the United States. One tip he gives to students of today, is to visit the university's library.

Olov Renberg, 34, now lives in Stockholm but is originally from Harads in Norrbotten. He studied Bachelor Programme in International Business Administration at Luleå University of Technology 2002-2005 and then began as a project manager at Idéhuset, which aimed to help students to entrepreneurship. At the same time, he co-founded the company BehavioSec.

- I'm very proud to become Alumnus at Luleå University of Technology. It's overwhelming! It shows that people believe in what we do, says Olov Renberg, who today is chief operating officer of BehavioSec.

BehavioSec is an IT security company that deals with biometrics; to analyze a user's behavior on the screen to verify the person's identity.

In conjunction with the award ceremony of the Alumnus of the Year at Luleå University of Technology,  Olov Renberg told, that his years as a student at Luleå University of Technologhy meant a lot to him because of all the new and interesting people he came in contact with and got to know. He gave high praise to Luleå as a city for those who want to start a business after graduation.

– Luleå has probably the best conditions for those who wants to start a business. Here are extra big commitment and you can get really good help, said Olov Renberg.

He knows why he likes to go to work every day.

– It is that I believe we are doing something that is needed. We want to make security simple and accessible for the whole world. We secure the world's largest banks and authorities. It's an incredible privilege to work with it. And I have the privilege to meet and socialize with successful leaders in the world, it's super hard to be a good leader. My strength in my profession is that I do not heisitate so much, I just go for it, said Olov Renberg.

Olov Renberg hope that he as one of the year's alumni can help to inspire and encourage students to dare to pursue their business ideas. Luleå and Norrbotten is close to his heart and he visits Luleå University of Technpology quite often.

- When we represent the company, we are always talking about Luleå. When British bankers visit Luleå, it is awesome to be able to show them all the snow and be able to just pointing out and say "Take a look overhere, this is Facebook's data center."