Ödgärd is passionate about having the users of cars in focus as we create the digital customer offerings of the future, enabling changing business models, adding subscribing and sharing to traditional car ownership.
Digital services and software are already a large part of the customer offering of the modern connected car, and are growing rapidly in importance for the user experience. They play a vital role in everything from finding and ordering a car, to functions such as digital information and entertainment in the car itself, to advanced driver support and autonomous functions that keep users safe and comfortable.
Prior to her current role as CDO, Ödgärd was Vice President of Vehicle Software and Electronics at Volvo Cars.
Before joining the automotive industry and Volvo Cars 3 years ago, Ödgärd worked for 20 years in telecommunications in Ericsson in Sweden and Silicon Valley, in positions ranging from product development to leading large scale software development organisations.
Ödgärd holds a Master of Science Degree from Chalmers University of Technology and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).