It’s one thing to imagine the future of audio, quite another to actually build it. Joined by guests from music, business, and tech, Spotify’s Gustav Söderström delves into the art and science of product strategy and development. Hear lessons from inside the world’s most popular streaming audio service, as told by the people who built it.
Backstage and our open source bet. Guests: Jeremiah Lowin, Pia Nilsson, Tyson Singer.
08: How do you get into a new game — when you’re late
Podcasts — the first second product.
09: Changing the game
Building the audio formats of the future.
Hosted by Gustav Söderström
Chief R&D Officer, Spotify
Gustav Söderström is Spotify’s Chief Research & Development Officer. He oversees the product, design,
data, and engineering teams at Spotify and is responsible for Spotify’s product strategy.
Mr. Söderström is also an entrepreneur and investor who has founded and sold startups in the technology
space, including 13th Lab, a computer vision startup that he co-founded which was acquired by Facebook’s
Oculus in 2014. Mr. Söderström also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of messaging
startup Kenet Works which was acquired by Yahoo!, where he has previously worked as director of product
and business development for Yahoo! Mobile from 2006 to 2009.
Mr. Söderström holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of
Technology and was voted the KTH Alumni of the year in 2019.