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Artificial Intelligence “Rock Star” joins Crayon Group

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New hire reflects Crayon’s deep investments in AI and Machine Learning

(OSLO, Norway) -- Crayon Group Holding ASA (OSE: CRAYON), a leading global software management and IT consulting company, today announced it has hired artificial intelligence (AI) expert Elin Hauge as part of a strategic development program to create a world-leading AI and Machine Learning practice.

“Elin is a highly renowned and experienced AI advisor and ‘evangelist’ and we are enormously excited to have her join our existing AI & Machine Learning team,” says Rune Syversen, Crayon Founder and CEO. “Her experience will accelerate the capability and profile of our already impressive AI and ML practice to the benefit of all our global customers.”

With a presence in 24 markets worldwide, Crayon already invests heavily in AI and its existing team of about 50 data scientists, data engineers, and AI advisors is projected to expand to around 500 over the next two to three years.

“As part of our strategic development plan we are establishing AI centers of excellence in multiple markets, such as in South-East Asia, Middle East and the US” says Trond Lutdal, Crayon’s AI lead. “We see that the market is transitioning from curiosity and interest to project commitments from C-Level leadership and management to actually start their transformational AI journeys.”

Hauge comes to Crayon with several years of experience in value creation from emerging technologies. She is a well-known and highly regarded thought-leader, speaker and strategic advisor who focuses on demystifying artificial intelligence to assist enterprises in implementing AI solutions to create transformative organizational impact.

“I am looking forward to working with the very skilled, forward-thinking AI team at Crayon,” Hauge said. “I will help customers create solutions that give real business value and work with partners to create outstanding solutions for our customers.”

Crayon’s strong data science and AI team and experience makes it a leading AI advisor for customers across the world in their efforts to reap the benefits from big data, analytics, AI, and machine learning, covering everything from confined proof of concepts to larger AI transformation programs and executive leadership counseling.

For more information about our AI and Machine Learning developments, contact our AI Center of Excellence.

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About Crayon:

Crayon Group Holding ASA is a leading IT advisory firm in software and digital transformation services. With unique IP tools and skilled employees, Crayon helps optimize its clients' ROI from complex software technology investments. Crayon has long experience within volume software licensing optimization, digital engineering and predictive analytics, assisting clients through all phases of the process of a digital transformation. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the company has approximately 1,300 employees in 43 offices worldwide..

For more information contact:

Melanie Coffee

PR and Media Relations Director

Melanie.coffee@crayon.com

+47 46 74 8648