Are holds an MSc degree in Software Engineering and boasts over 30 years of experience in both development and management of development teams. As the CTO and co-founder of Tripletex, he has been instrumental in establishing it as one of Norway’s leading ERP systems, serving over 100,000 customers. Additionally, he is an avid AI enthusiast and advocate.

Recently, he has voiced his astonishment at the capabilities of AI, particularly ChatGPT’s programming skills. Meisfjord suggests that the future might not require as many traditional IT students. He thinks that while there might be a demand for developers adept at implementing AI automation in the near future, the broader IT skillset might become outdated for upcoming graduates. He opines that the future of IT won’t necessarily revolve around understanding the intricate details of how computers work but will instead focus on articulating problems and devising innovative solutions, allowing automated systems to execute them.