Hjort&arings Johan

Johan Hjortås

Thought leader and motivator

Name:Johan Hjortås
Date of birth:November 13, 1977
Address:Stockolm, 128 32, SE
A devoted and daring change leader and evangelist with extensive experience within the telecom industry and enjoys the thrill of sharing knowledge in private and public arenas. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 I was rated as role-model in the yearly performance evaluation by my manger and his management team. During my career I have always pushed the boundary of status quo, always seeking ways to improve, I have been called a maverick on numerous occasions due to my out of the box thinking and engagement. For me, it is about personal development for myself and my colleagues, together with evolve and make things happen that other deemed impossible. Proud alumnus of Singularity University since 2018 and Co-chair++ DOS initiative in Telecom Infra Project since 2019


2017 - present



Professional areal drone photography and landscape surveys with added value post photo and video editing services.

2015 - present

Telia Company - CTO Office

Chief Transport Network Architect

Developing and exploring new technologies, work with partners and peers across the industry, develop plans and drive adoption of Target architecture

Governance of end-to-end transport network architecture

2013 - present

Telia Company - SDN, Transport and Fixed Access

Senior Manager

Managing a team of ten senior network architect experts that drives the transport network evolution and transformation journey towards 2025. Focus on packet and optical convergence, automation thorough SDN, efficiency through commodity technologies and standardization.

Member of Operator council in Open Optical Packet Transport within Telecom Infra Project.

Defining the target transport architecture and roadmaps globaly

Drives supplier strategy and govern selection processes

2010 - 2013

Telia Sonera - Network resource life cycle

Process governance & vendor managment

Reporting directly to head of network development and maintenance, responsible for resource planning and budget coordination across fixed network assets globally. Vendor management and supplier strategies. Responsible for several key RFP's for major overhaul of network infrastructure and associated professional services.

2008 - 2010

Telia Sonera - Assurance

Incident manager

Maintained relationship between customer and operation center, responsible for the overall performance and delivery of assurance services by defining KPI's, OLA and SLA's. Utilized analytics tools to project trends and in-depth analysis of actual performance and root causes. Frequently engaged in extensive and sensitive reason for outage reports delivered to management team and key customer accounts.

2007 - 2008

Telia International Carrier - NOC Operations


Managed a team of five experts who were responsible for the network quality and governed the contract between NOC supplier and International Carrier. Defined SLA's, KPI's and continued improvement reporting. Contractual negotiation and staffing was essential part of the role.

Education & Corses


Certified SAFeĀ® Agilist


Exponential talent program @Singularity University


Code of responsible business conduct




Coaching and feedback


Work environment and cross-border management


Essential management


Business acumen certificate


IT/IP development program - KTH


Lean Six Sigma - Greenbelt certification


Business objects certification


Coaching and leadership


Business English with Media and presentation - Folkuniversitetet


El/Tele program - Backadahlsgymnasiet

Let's keep in touch johan @ hjortas . se