About Us

We are a team passionate about driving change and improvements in industrial processes.


FactoryMind was born out of a meeting room in Oslo, back in 2018, after noticing an industry-wide problem: AI projects tend to stay as proof-of-concepts without adding value to actual processes. Seeing the need for a better solution, we created an AI platform tailored to the needs of the industry. Inspired by our belief that things could be done better, we set out to bridge the gap between AI development and industrial applications. Working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team and an ambitious customer in the Biomass Process industry, we transformed the concept into reality.


Our vision extends beyond optimizing operations. We at FactoryMind aim to create a more sustainable world by providing industrial operations with data-driven insights.

FactoryMind has refined the concept, added a fully connected IIoT platform, and offered it all in a “one-stop shop” AI & IoT SaaS platform.

With FactoryMind, industrial companies can leverage artificial intelligence in their operations faster, easier, and less risky.

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Industrial AI and Tech Team

Inge Grini

Interim CEO / Co-founder

A thought Leader in Industrial AI with an exceptional 30 years of sales and tech experience from IT solutions, AI and Analytics. Responsible for European Markets and overall strategy.

Melinda Johnsen

Chief Commercial Officer / sales lead

Melinda brings 17 years of leadership experience, business acumen, and expertise in industrial companies’ strategic priorities. She comes from Vattenfall, Telia, Aquafene and several tech companies.

Akos Buzinkay

Head of Engineering

Senior Industrial Platform Architect Data & AI
Background from DNV, BaseFarm and Crayon

Nilgun Grini

Global Sales Advisor

25 years experience in Tech solution sales and business development at industry-leading companies like SAP, SAS Institute, and Microsoft.

Alise Danielle Midtfjord

Data Scientist /ML specialist

PhD in AI/Machine Learning (2022)
Specialising in critical systems AI and background is within physics. Experience as a technology consultant

Santosh Kotnis

Co-founder & Head of business APAC

MBA / M.Tech. Tech Entrepreneur, and responsible for development and operations in Asia. Broad experience from IIoT solutions & Manufacturing.

Our Advisory Board

Ole Thoresen

Director of Improvements Aker Biomarine

Thought Leader Industrial AI, senior excecutive in charge of data driven improvements

Torgeir Hjertaker

Director of Operations / Fabrikkdirektør

Lead adviser in key Production facility, Advocate for useful and affordable application of AI

Pushpendra Singh

CPO & Entrepreneur

Serial-entrepreneur, business advisor and investor.

Stig Olsen, Norway

Sustainable Cost Optimization expert for Industry

Expert in Value through Insight™, and performance based contracts.



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