Nordic Domain Days

Meet the Netnod team at the Nordic Domain Days 2023!

Date: 8 - 9 May 2023

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Meet up with the Netnod team during the Nordic Domain Days. If you have any questions please send an email to

Miguel Alktun

Global Account Manager, Business Development - DNS & Netnod Time

Miguel Alktun joined Netnod in February 2017. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Stockholm and over 25 years experience working in the technology industry. 

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Björn Strömgård

Björn Strömgård

Product Owner

Björn joined Netnod in December 2021. His role includes managing and developing all Netnod products. 

Prior to joining Netnod, Björn worked for Tele2 and Telenor. He has15 years experience working with product management and business development focusing on datanet services and APIs.

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Magnus "mem" Sandberg

Senior Systems Engineer

Magnus has worked at Netnod since 2009. He has a background in Unix administration roles and has also worked with IT strategy for several years. Magnus works on the operations team at Netnod and has, among other things, been involved in DNS statistics related projects.

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Lars-Johan Liman

Senior Systems Specialist and co-founder

In 1996, Lars-Johan was one of the co-founders of Netnod and has worked there ever since. He holds an MSc in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm where he also worked as a Senior Systems Specialist, focusing on the operation of IP networks and Unix systems. Lars-Johan is an expert in DNS and an experienced speaker. He works globally with protocol specifications and management of the DNS system. He has held positions in organisations such as the IETF and ICANN. Lars-Johan currently serves as chair of the Customer Standing Committee (CSC) at ICANN, which audits the work of Public Techinical Identifiers (PTI), the ICANN affiliate that, among other things, administrates that DNS root zone. At a more local level, he works with the planning of Netnod operations of infrastructure systems. In addition to his work at Netnod, Lars-Johan gives courses in DNS and how the Internet works all over the world. 


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Shujie Zhang

Shujie Zhang

Systems and Network Engineer

Shujie joined Netnod in February 2016 as a member of the operations team. Shujie has worked as a system administrator at Chas Visual Management while studying. His role at Netnod is to handle configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of network equipment and servers.

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Mattias Ahnberg

Head of Architecture and Development

Mattias "Ahnberg" Ahnberg joined Netnod in January 2018. Prior to Netnod, he worked in the leadership team for Spotify IT where he focused his efforts on running the team responsible for the global deployment of Spotify’s internal networks and office infrastructure. 
Ahnberg has over 20 years experience in the technology and Internet industry where he has gained a deep technical knowledge of architecting, building and operating Unix-like systems as well as networking and security in large-scale complex environments. On top of the technical foundation, Ahnberg is passionate about change and working with improvements to help create high-performing functional teams as well as helping teams and individuals grow.

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Patrik "paf" Fältström

Patrik "paf" Fältström

Technical Director and Head of Security

Patrik joined Netnod from Cisco in 2012. 

Previously, Fältström was a distinguished engineer at Cisco, technical specialist at Tele2, systems manager at the Royal Institute of Technology, researcher at Bunyip Information Systems in Montreal and a programmer in the Royal Swedish Navy. He has been working with UNIX since 1985, DNS since 1987, and been involved in Internet related standardisation since 1989, both in Sweden and worldwide.

Fältström is one of the editors of the standards of Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) and E.164 number mapping in DNS (ENUM) created in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and was one of two area directors of the applications area for five years, followed by being a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) for three years and member of ISOC Board of Trustees 2006-2009.

Regarding Internet Governance issues, he was in 1998 a member of the gTLD Policy Oversight Committee that discussed the gTLD process, a process that later turned into ICANN. After the WSIS process, in 2006, he was involved in the creation of the Internet Governance Forum where Fältström was a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group for three years and then advisor to the Chair for two years. He has been an appointed advisor to the Swedish IT Minister since 2003, member of the ICANN Security and Stability Committee since 2005 and it's Chair since 2011. In 2014 he was appointed to the Research Advisory Network of the Global Commission of Internet Governance. He is and has been a member of numerous other advisory groups and investigations related to the Internet, both public and private sector including: ICANN, Packet Clearing House, Telio, HotSIP,Yubico, Swedish Regulator PTS, Telia-Sonera International Carrier, Tele2, .SE, Swedish and USGovernment and the European Commission.

For more information about Fältström and the projects he has been involved in visit this page

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