World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


Lars Larsson

Lars Larsson

CEO, Varnish Software, Norway

Lars Larsson is the CEO of Varnish Software, the company behind the open source web accelerator Varnish Cache. Lars will be presenting the Varnish Paywall, the paid content solution, that is implemented in Varnish Cache. By deploying your paywall within Varnish you ensure that both your premium and regular users get to enjoy the blazing speed that Varnish provides. Compared to regular applications servers and content management systems, Varnish is often thousands of times faster, and since Varnish is very flexible and completely programmable it will allow you to have full control over the whole content delivery process. The Varnish Paywall is being used by many of the world leaders in digital media such as Newsday, News12, Schibsted Media Group as well as 90% of all Scandinavian digital media publications.

Lars has near 20 years of CxO experience developing business models and Professional Services Concepts with a focus on bringing unique value to enterprise customers who base their mission critical operations on Open Source Software.

Lars has been a part of the Varnish Software Board and Management team since the company was founded in 2010. Prior to that Lars co-founded the Scandinavia-based System Integrator Redpill Linpro Group in 2003.

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