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NewFormat AB - About Us

Standards make the world work

    NewFormat AB was founded by Kent Åberg to offer solutions
    based on open standards for business benefits.

    NewFormat makes information permanently accessible, searchable,
    readable and reusable for the future and for as many people as possible.

    We leave no file behind.

    In 1969 Kent started his career as a lighthouse keeper(!)
    on the island of Gotska Sandön in the Baltic Sea,

Kent Åberg - Gotska Sandön, main lighthouse, 1999-07-20 - Picture

    followed by formal education and professional training:

    • Certified Upper Secondary School Engineer / Telecommunications Systems,
      Thorildsplan's High School, Stockholm

    • Degree in Scientific Computing, Solna

    • Military Service, Swedish Defense, Signal Troops, Non-Commissioned Sergeant

    • Master of Science Degree in Engineering/Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering,
      with a special profile of Biomedical Engineering and Information Technology,
      from Linköping University

    • Programator (now Capgemini), 1977--1984, Consultant/Technical Programming

    • Ericsson Information Systems, Workstation Division,1984--1986
      (Nordic Distributor for Sun Microsystems)

    • Sun Microsystems, 1987--2009, Business Development, Education & Research

    • NewFormat AB, 2008--....

    Kent is a strong advocate of the use of open and implementable standards and
    has for many years pursued the struggle for "open IT solutions" and thereby
    made it possible for enterprises, the public sector and organizations in
    Sweden and elsewhere in Europe to save many millions by deliberately
    choose vendor-independent ICT.

    The result of this work is now manifested through the broad acceptance and use of
    open document formats for office documents, the Open Document Format (ODF) and
    the Portable Document Format (PDF), and in the deployment of alternative software
    solutions in use by the public sector, thousands of schools, organizations and
    enterprises around the world.

    Kent Åberg is since 2014 Liaison for
    PDF Association Scandinavia Chapter.

Kent Åberg bild, low res

    For information on alternative open solutions and services,
    please send e-mail to:
    or call +46 (0)70 631 53 01.

    NewFormats värdegrund

    NewFormat believes that the only standard worth supporting is an Open Standard.

    Open Standards provide the following benefits:

    • They enable integration across disparate contexts and systems.

    • They can be implemented and deployed on a variety of environments.

    • They improve the market ecosystem by driving both commoditization and
      innovation and mitigating adoption risks.

    • They enable and enhance interoperability.

    • They drive prices down by allowing competing implementations.

    • They enable greater substitutability among the products that adhere to them.

    • They provide a level of protection against economic and legal uncertainty,
      as the process by which they're developed is clear about intellectual property rights.

    What it means for our customers:

    Consumers and customers who selects a solution based on Open Standards
    chooses to stay away from vendor proprietary environments.

    Successful Open Standards define a common technology baseline that
    encourages vendors to compete with the very best implementation.

General Terms & Conditions

Addendum: Terms & Conditions for training and consulting assignments

Private engagements:

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Djurgårdens IF Football Club
for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (DIF Hff)

Engagements by Kent Åberg:
Club Member: 1999-2016
Member of the Board of Directors: 2000-2014
Elected Chairman of the Board: 2005-2014
Honorary Member: 2016-->
Awards: "Årets Djurgårdare 2010"
"Most Honorable Member of Djurgårdens IF of the Year 2010"

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Djurgårdens Supporters Club

NewFormat AB
Smörblommegränd 14, SE-165 72 Hässelby (Stockholm), Sweden
tel:+46 (0)70 631 53 01

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