Erika Hedblom started working for Sandvik 20 years ago with simulation of materials processing and has held several positions within Sandvik such as head of the modeling and simulation department, technology and maintenance manager for PU steam generator tubing and delivery manager engineering solutions for the stainless service department. She Currently holds the position as head of Sentusys Intelligent Tube Systems, a new business line developing and selling IoT systems for material monitoring.

Erika was born and raised in the small town Gällivare, situated above the arctic circle in Sweden. She has a MSc in mechanical engineering and Tekn. Lic. in FE-simulation of multi-pass welding from Luleå University of Technology.