Bente Kalsnes

Bente Kalsnes is a communication advisor at Origo is a Norwegian social network which offers people digital tools for blogging, image sharing and social calenders. Origo is also the community tool for 53 local and regional newspapers in A-pressen, a Norwegian media concern. Kalsnes writes a technology column for the Norwegian weekly Morgenbladet, and before joning Origo, Kalsnes worked as a freelance journalist in Brussels, writing about technology and the EU. She has a Master of Arts degree in communcation technology from Georgetown University, Washington DC. She is one of the founders of, a Brussels-based consultancy company in the intersection between politics and technology. You can read her blog at and you can follow her on Twitter at @benteka.