Ake is the founder of Intelligent Technologies, a software company with offices on two continents and a successful international sales record with multinationals. A case study focusing on profitable organic growth was written about the company. Ake's most recent venture is z-crd, a next generation payment network and service that aims at challenging the dominance of existing credit card companies. z-crd has attracted media attention and become a worldwide finalist in SWIFT's Innotribe start-up competition. In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Mr. Ohlsson has executive experience as director of the board, managing director, and country manager in the following industries: semiconductors (National Semiconductors, Temic), mobile communication (Nokia), software (Intelligent), and consulting (Cell). Ake has an MBa from IMD and a M.Sc from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and completed his master's thesis work at the University of Illinois, USA.