Building secure cloud environments for the customers in Sweden

We’re pleased to introduce you to Vladimir, who is our DevSecOps guru working at the Stockholm office. On a daily basis, he helps our customers in creating safe cloud environments. We decided to ask him about his experience in harnessing modern cloud technologies for our Swedish customers.

1. Where are you from and how did you end up at Nordcloud?

I’m originally from Russia but I have lived in Sweden since 2011. Before joining Nordcloud I used to work for Ericsson as a solution architect in the systems integration domain. At some point, I realised that I needed a major change, so I left Ericsson and joined Nordcloud to work on public and hybrid cloud projects.

2. What is your role and your core competence?

When it comes to core competencies, I have 25 years of experience spanning across many roles including software developer, UX designer, product manager and solution architect. Currently I’m addicted to building modern CI/CD pipelines with security focus, so called DevSecOps. 

3. What sets you on fire / what’s your favourite thing technically with public cloud?

I really like guiding customers in the best ways to develop and support modern containers / serverless-based applications and workloads.

4. What do you like most about working at Nordcloud?

I have the full freedom to do what I believe is best for the customer, I’m not limited by specific products, services, or processes.

5. What is the most useful thing you have learned at Nordcloud?

Ultimately, ‘learned’ is not the right word being in the past tense, as I have realised we need to learn constantly in our fast-changing world of IT. Nordcloud is a community of great colleagues, who are willing to share deep technical and “how-to” knowledge and experience.

6. What do you do outside work?

Trying to help my daughters to do things right. Personally I do a lot of sport activities – alpine skiing, mountain biking, calisthenics, and table tennis.

7. How would you describe Nordcloud’s culture?

While this is not our official culture, for me personally I think it’s built around a fast paced environment, that encourages each individual to have the freedom to use their skills to help customers challenges, while always going that extra mile to find solutions.

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    A story of a busy bee from the Copenhagen swarm by Casper Bøgeholdt Andersen

    Casper works as a Sales Director in the Copenhagen office. He decided to share with us what motivated him to join Nordcloud and how it’s like to work here.

    Where are you from and how did you end up at Nordcloud?

    I’m responsible for our market activities in Denmark. Ever since I was a kid, I have always found great passion in building and commercializing topics … from creating worlds with LEGO up until earning money as a 15-year-old by organizing parties for high school students. As a 30-year-old I established software-vendor iSpoc, which I exited at the beginning of 2019 in order to try out new projects. In addition, I have co-founded three other tech startups and worked at Egmont, Siemens Business Services and the ISV-company Fischer & Kerrn (with the responsibility of creating new markets). When I heard that Nordcloud planned to strengthen the position in Denmark I saw a golden opportunity to use my skills and to take part of a promising company. Therefore, I took contact with our CEO Jan & Co. for an introduction…

    What is your core competence? On top of that, please also tell about your role and projects shortly.

    My core competency is developing, planning and executing sales and marketing activities as well as creating relationships with customers and their stakeholders. I strive to build a good atmosphere around our activities, to establish the best starting point for long-term, sustainable partnerships.

     What sets you on fire / what’s your favourite thing technically with public cloud?

    That we challenge customers to make the right decisions when they want to cloud-enable their businesses. Public cloud as a whole is democratizing the technological opportunities for organizations across countries, sectors and professional functions with – practically – limitless access to use the newest cloud-native services and to scale their activities. That’s a true game-changer and will launch a new wave in digitalization and automation.

    What do you like most about working at Nordcloud?

    Nordcloud is a small and agile business with a strong startup spirit but at the same time among the leading cloud consultancies in Europe with huge ambitions. It’s amazing to be a Nordcloudian and to work with great, highly skilled colleagues with various nationalities.

    What is the most useful thing you have learned at Nordcloud?

    Enabling public cloud via best practices and strong, market validated methods.

    What do you do outside work?

    I run in the woods or by the sea that we are living next to, and I also keep fit by biking. I enjoy being with my family and socializing with our friends. Plus, I like cooking, travelling and exploring museums.

    How would you describe Nordcloud’s culture in 3 words?

    Professional, pragmatic and progressive.

    Best Nordcloudian memory?

    I got a very inclusive and empathetic welcome when I started my journey as a Nordcloudian.

     

    Casper is also an active contributor to Linkedin. You can read his latest article on the 10 good reasons to move to Denmark here

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