Embrace Lifelong Learning

Meet our Technical Trainer Michaela Vikman! As a cloud trainer she helps external and internal customers learn about and succeed in public cloud.

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

I am probably one of very few technical people who did not come to Nordcloud because of public cloud, instead I came looking for a training job. Once I started learning about public cloud I of course got completely hooked; starting out with Azure, then moving on to AWS and finally adding also GCP to the mix.

I grew up in Pietarsaari and then moved to Turku to study chemical engineering. After graduating I started working in a telecommunications company in Espoo and spent 18 years there before coming to Nordcloud. So everything IT related I have learned on the job and as I have had many different roles over the years I see myself as a good example of embracing lifelong learning.  

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

My core competence is technical training, meaning that I deliver AWS and GCP courses for our external and internal customers. Sometimes those courses are held in Helsinki where I am based but I also spend a lot of time travelling and delivering public and dedicated courses in the Nordics and the UK. In the last year most courses have been virtual, which has been a new and interesting experience for me.

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

The fact that it is available for anyone. All the major providers offer possibilities to try things out for free or with very little money so anyone can give it a go. For companies the most efficient way to train a lot of people is usually through training courses, but e.g. unemployed people who maybe cannot afford instructor led training still have many other ways to learn.

What do you like most about working at Nordcloud?

I love that I get to spend my working time doing what I like the most: learning new things and then passing on that knowledge to others.

Also I really appreciate the freedom that I have when not delivering courses. Of course I have targets regarding what I need to have done by when, but how and when I choose to work is up to me. A side effect of this is that I might not get out of my pyjamas until lunchtime.

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

Seeing the difference that training can make in a company has been very rewarding. Continuous learning is very valuable both for the company and the individual and Nordcloud offers employees possibilities for training and certification with certification bonuses as an additional source of motivation. 

Especially on the dedicated customer courses where everyone is from the same company I also see how powerful it is when people get a common terminology and knowledge base to move forward with. Also from a non technical perspective the courses add value in that they bring people together in the same room for several days and encourages discussions that would not take place during a short meeting.  

What do you do outside work?

Outside work I love hanging out with my husband and friends and relatives. I also like doing sports and try to work out at least once every day. And of course there can never be too much eating and sleeping.

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

Open, relaxed and positive.

Best Nordcloudian memory?

The 2017 summer party at Allas Sea Pool. Coming from a large company it was pretty amazing to work for a company where everyone in the Helsinki office could fit into the same sauna. As the company has grown a lot since then we now need bigger venues for the parties but we continue to have fun together.

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    Helping Customers Reach the Cloud Benefits

    Get to know Klas and his story! With strong background in change and product management in IT, Klas Erikson started at Nordcloud as a Cloud Advisor and is nowadays heading Nordcloud’s delivery and operations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark from our Stockholm office.

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

    I am from Stockholm, Sweden and have been working most of my career in Telia here in Stockholm. I left Telia after the organisation had, yet another time, changed and I felt I needed to try something completely different. I had already started talking with my old colleague working for Nordcloud and was fascinated by a company in such fast growth. 

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

    My core competence is very large scale change management and product management in IT. I have worked as a program owner, initiated growth and finally brought one of the biggest infrastructure migrations and consolidations in the Nordics to an end. Here at Nordcloud I have been working as a cloud advisor and conducting presales and bid work as well as in assignments with project management, strategy, migrations, etc. Also, I have been acting as country manager for Norway and have recently assumed the role as head of delivery and operations in Scandinavia.

    This is all about ensuring we have the right people with the right competencies to match the customer engagements we have. We can do this either through our own staff in Scandinavia or by getting help from talented employees from other parts of Nordcloud.

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

    I like the technical drive in Nordcloud, it is truly a technically built company. If you know the right things you can achieve stuff that would require loads of more people otherwise. I am also overwhelmed by the speed of innovation from the hyperscalers. Their speed and scale will make it unnecessary to provide IT in any other format.

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

    NC is a bit of a rough diamond. There is so much growth and so much competence around. Great to be able to hear very competent colleagues presenting and explaining things in their fields. At the same time Nordcloud is not “ready” yet, what worked when there were fewer people, won’t necessarily work when there are more. How to handle that is an exciting challenge.

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

    I have moved much more into the sales area and direct customer contact. That besides learning all about the usage of the cloud are my greatest takeaways so far. 

    6. What do you do outside work?

    I have a dog and three kids and I am a soccer trainer for one of them, my 11 year old daughter. That and trying to keep in shape myself, pretty much takes care of any spare time.

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

    Tech-oriented

    Informal

    Intense (as in borderline chaotic due to the growth)

    8. Best Nordcloudian memory?

    Great presentations for Norwegian Air Shuttle when we show all the knowledge in the company and what it can provide for the customers.

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      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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          Ensuring the Growth through Talent Acquisition

          Marko leads our global team of talent acquisition professionals and plays an important part in ensuring that we have a strong talent base with the right skillset. Talent Acquisition team is there to make sure that – thanks to having skilled tech experts and other Nordcloud pros – we are able to deliver high-quality solutions to our customers.

          Among many other things Marko is appreciated by his positive can-do attitude, human approach and team play spirit – he’s always ready to deliver and you can 100% trust he’s there with you. Here’s his story!

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

          I have a long background from HR and recruitment related roles from mainly larger global organizations. So, when I was given a chance to join Nordcloud in spring 2018 I was eager to hop onboard to a frontrunner operating in public cloud industry. The strong growth mindset combined with agile ways of working helped my decision to join. Naturally very talented and easy-going colleagues proved my decision was right 😉

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

          As an HR person working with people and supporting the growth of our business is naturally in the core of everything, we in Talent Acquisition do. My own core competence is within Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding. Engaging with talented candidates across the globe is naturally very important and something I find very valuable to me and the company. 

          In my current role as Global Talent Lead, I’m responsible our Talent Acquisition functions. Luckily in this role I’m also able to roll my sleeves and support our business in their concrete recruitment needs. Also all the development projects, big and small related to TA are on my agenda. Very cool!

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

          Being an HR person, I’m looking at things from a bit different “HR”-angle. The thing that sets me on fire is engaging with people externally and internally. Technically the most inspiring thing for me is the sheer speed the public cloud scene is evolving and changing constantly. New features in the systems and the ways we can bring added value to our clients amazes me every day.

          What do you like most about working at Nordcloud?

          The number 1 for me has been sharing my days with and learning from the talented colleagues in the company. No matter the country or role, everyone is very skilled and hardworking and bringing their best to the table in all occasions. This combined with the fact that Nordcloud is a very easy company to enter, everyone is warmly welcoming you to the team. Though not a start-up company anymore but the fact the startup mindset is still somewhat present in a good way (problem solving attitude, how to improve the processes and how to make a difference every day). Me like! 

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

          First of all, during my tenure In Nordcloud I’ve learned to know very talented new colleagues. From Talent Acquisition perspective I’ve learned a lot about how to scale up recruitment to make a difference and to support the growth of our company and business in the best possible way. 

          What do you do outside work?

          Having 2 kids (10-year old boy and 8-year old girl), wife and 2 dogs – family life comes as a high priority quite naturally. Whenever having time, different types of sports (crossfit, cycling, skiing, etc) are also very close to my heart. 

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

          Open, Honest and Collaborative

          Best Nordcloudian memory?

          Those numerous after-works with colleagues after a hard day’s work. Just to sit back and relax 😉

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            Leading Azure team in the UK by Harry Azariah

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            Harry Azariah joined UK Azure team almost 1,5 years ago as Senior Cloud Architect, and was quickly promoted to lead the local Azure team. Here’s his Nordcloudian story. Enjoy!

             

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

             

            I’ve lived in South London my whole life. I had been following Nordcloud for couple of years and then my ex colleague who had joined Nordcloud was talking about how great it was and he invited me for a chat with the team.
            After the meeting, I was really interested in joining and contributing to the success and the vision of the company.

             

            2. What is your role and core competence?

             

            I am the Azure team lead in the UK; I have come originally from an infrastructure background but have been working with Azure for the past four years. Doing everything from solutions down to implementation.
            My role in the team is to ensure quality in all UK lead Azure engagements and to build a strong team culture through social events and group activities.

             

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

             

            I like our dynamic, young, modern thinking – we build processes in a new way compared to big consultancies and system integrators etc. I also like our general flexibility and that we are not managed from top down; everybody can contribute and influence.

             

            4. What’s your favourite thing with public cloud?

             

            Constant change, always things to learn and new stuff to play with.

             

            5. What do you do outside work?

             

            Socialising, watching sports, occasionally playing sports. I’m also a massive foodie so naturally cooking and eating are too of my favourite past times.

             

            6. Best Nordcloudian memory?

             

            I have a lot of good (and fun) memories from our social team evenings (Christmas party, leaving or welcoming parties etc).

             

            Harry is one of our UK Technical interviewers, and if you like his story and can imagine working closely in his Azure team, have a look at our openings here!

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              A Series of Fortunate Events

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              Meet Mika Haapsaari who is working as a Senior Azure Cloud Architect at Nordcloud! Mika is one of our senior pros and his responsibilities include leading one of our Azure teams in Helsinki. Here’s his story.

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

              I’m originally from a small town in Western Finland. After I decided to study IT, I wound up in Tampere, which I still like to call my “spiritual home” – now I’m part of the Nordcloud HQ right here in Helsinki! 

              Me ending up at Nordcloud is actually a pretty strange series of fortunate events, which could be a whole separate story on it’s own. I was actually never “supposed to” end up working with the cloud to begin with – I studied networking and software development in college – but, long story short, after meeting the right people almost a decade ago, getting into Azure from the very beginning and then Reeta from our recruitment calling me at a really opportune time, here I am!

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

              I like the big picture stuff. Designing the architecture from the ground up on a detailed level alongside with the customer is what I like to think is my strong suit. My role currently is to work as a technical lead for one of our major accounts. Not to forget the getting-your-hands dirty technical stuff as well.

              3. What’s your favourite thing technically with public cloud?

              This is a tough question actually, there’s so many things to choose from. I love the different options you have for automation, everyone can pick and choose the tools you would like to use for building the automation workflow and it will work just as well as the one next to it. Public cloud in general is a really interesting field because there’s a lot of new stuff coming out all the time. There’s new possibilities every week to do things differently that you necessarily did not know existed the week before!

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

              There could be a lot of things listed here as well, but the #1 thing I would bring up is the level of support you get while working here. In my career I’ve mostly been working as a one-man wolf pack (yes, that’s a timely reference to pop culture) and working with such skilled colleagues is a little new to me. But here, whether you need help with anything, there is always a person ready to help or point you in the right direction.

               5. What do you do outside work?

              I read that Paul is building space suits in his spare time, and now I wish I had something as cool to share with you.. 

              I love to travel as much as I can. While I’m waiting for my next trip, I like to participate in some social activism. These days I am on the board of my labor union plus I try to be active in a certain political party. Elections are the best! If I want to just de-stress, I play videogames 😎

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

              Open.

              Trusting.

              Fun.

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                Expert of two platforms

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                Our AWS and GCP Cloud Architect Nico is part of the DACH team and is one of the colleagues who are working remotely. Recently he was chosen for hero of the month after our customer gave him great feedback, so we decided to introduce him and his story.

                 

                1. Tell us a bit about your background. What have you done before coming to Nordcloud, did you have experience with consultancy? How did you end up at Nordcloud in the first place? 

                Before Nordcloud, I worked in a midsize consulting company for about nine years. Mainly it was about the integration of enterprise applications in customer environments. The applications mostly helped with record management and content services. So I helped in the first wave of digitalization – from paper to digital documents. After the years, the problems in the projects were always the same: Lack of modern processes and modern infrastructure. Cloud seemed to be the enabler for both. While looking for a way to work with Cloud fulltime, I found Nordcloud on the AWS Summit Berlin in 2018.

                2. How would you describe your daily work (how do your days look like, how often do you travel,..)? What are the challenges in your job in your opinion/experience?

                My work differs a lot every day. Sounds challenging, and it is! But in an entirely positive way. I work very closely with my customer to help them on their Cloud Journey. The work can be something technical, a tool choice, or just helping the customer with their internal processes and barriers between departments. How often I travel is up to me and depends on the situation and the topic at the customer. Mostly this means traveling for two days a week. If there is an exciting summit or partner event, it can be more.

                3. You are also supporting the recruitment in Germany as a technical interviewer as well as checking the technical solutions before the technical round. What is important from your perspective when it comes to the technical skills?

                While checking the technical solution I take care of three aspects: First is how “cloudy” the solution is. Which tools are used, how automated it is, which services are used. Because we are consultants my second part of the review process is the why behind the solution. What are the arguments why the solution is designed like it is. Does it make sense for the given requirements? Last but not least: How good is the solution presented? Is there a powerpoint or other kind of documentation provided.

                4. Nordcloud offers a lot of flexibility to its employees in terms of home office/remote work. Besides the colleagues in Munich (where we have an office) a lot of you guys are working also remotely. How (often) do you interact with your colleagues and what are the advantages (or maybe also disadvantages) of working completely remotely?

                I’m a complete home worker because I live in the north of Germany. Besides traveling to the customer, of course, and sometimes to the Munich office. If I want to, I can go to a workspace in every bigger city in Germany. 

                Nordcloud is perfectly equipped for this kind of work mode. Modern tools like Slack and Google G-Suite help a lot. The company culture is vital here: Everybody is open to inform and communicate.

                Advantages and disadvantages really depend from person to person. For me, a home office means creating a perfect work-life balance. But you should be aware that you need to work and therefore motivate yourself. There is nobody else who pushes you out of bed. 🙂

                5. Your company is also encouraging the technical employees to develop your expertise further and grow and is providing you the budget to do the certifications. Also, we are very active in the community (sponsoring events, Meet ups,..). Could you please tell us a bit more about that?

                Sure, I’m using these possibilities a lot. I was able to achieve several certifications within the last year. Nordcloud helped me here with providing tools for learning and of course, with great colleagues to answer questions. Besides this, I was able to step a bit out of the comfort zone and hold some talks at different Meetups and the AWS Community Day. With this, we can help the Cloud Community and make it easier for new people to jump on the Cloud train.

                6. What has been the most challenging/exciting/amazing things so far that has happened to you at Nordcloud?

                I think working with a new cloud platform was quite challenging. In the end, the basics are the same, but customers want us also to be aware of the details and possible traps. Exciting is to see how customers transform on their way to be cloud-native. It is challenging for them, but we are here to help. 

                7. What do you do when not working/what are your passions? 

                In my spare time you can find me on any kind of vehicle with wheels: road bikes, motorbikes and some times cars.

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                  Quirky Humour and Make the World a Better Place Spirit

                  Meet our UX Developer Tuire Peurala from Nordcloud’s design studio Intergalactico! 

                  When I was a kid, my interests were on science. I started my studies in Helsinki Uni with chemistry and steered my way through some biochemistry and physics to computer science and finally to front-end development and design. I’ve been working in a couple of product companies and landed to consulting a few years ago at Nordcloud which at a time was SC5.

                  Currently I’m working with a client on telecom business, designing their customer service portal. My favourite part at my work is the process of understanding complex systems and making things easy and useful for the end-users. I’m keen on having the users voice heard.

                  Working at Nordcloud has brought out the possibilities of public cloud for me. It’s inspiring to understand that we can easily take into use quite sophisticated tech (like for example image recognition and other AI related services) to our projects.

                  At Intergalactico (our design studio) I’m surrounded with a great bunch of colleagues with tons of experience and proficiency, quirky sense of humour and quite a lot of “Make the world a better place” spirit. Our studio has a culture of sharing and continuous learning and some of the best moments for me at Nordcloud have been learning new stuff together.

                  Ok, there’s been also some great moments when we have been really engaging in a team effort to build great services and some other memorable moments involving jacuzzis.

                  Outside of work I like to be on the move, be it in nature camping or in the city seeing the latest exhibition at Amos Rex.

                   

                  Interested in learning more about our design studio Intergalactico and their creatives with superpowers? Check Intergalactico’s website and visit their Medium blog!

                  Tuire and other Intergalactico team leads are looking for more UX Developers and UX Designers to their warm-hearted team.

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                    Unlocking the Cloud Operating Model

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                    Our Cloud Advisor Petri Pekkarinen works at the Helsinki office and his main responsibilities are to consult customers about public cloud strategy, operational models and governance. You might know him from our blog as he has earlier written about how Cloud Center of Excellence Supports Continuous Transformation and Right Partners Are the Key to Digital Transformation Success.

                    Here’s his story.

                    Cloud Advisor Nordcloud

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

                    I’m from Helsinki, Finland. I started my career roughly 15 years ago in telecommunications industry and then moved on to traditional datacenter marketing and solution sales. Roughly 3 years ago I realized my whole career has been very product driven and products alone don’t make a change – people do.  So I made a move service provider company and consulting, but even there I felt I was not able to make a big enough impact. 

                    At Nordcloud I have reached my goal and here I’m really able to help organizations transform and modernize their operations.

                    2. What is your core competence?

                    I’m always looking forward and always trying to find ways to improve in everything. I believe my background in business, product management and IT contributes strongly on my ability to see the big picture and areas where Nordcloud’s customers should improve.

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

                    It is definitely the global scale. Public cloud puts everyone on the same line, no matter what is the size of your company. Public cloud significantly reduces time-to-market for new products and effortlessly makes them available for everyone around the world. Thanks to public cloud, competitive landscape is dramatically different to, say 10 years ago, and traditional companies are forced to rethink the way they are operating in order to remain competitive against more agile competitors. 

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

                    At Nordcloud I have an opportunity to cowork and learn from very skilled teams and individuals and deliver world class services.  

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

                    Well, to start with, I didn’t have public cloud experience, so I pretty much started from scratch. But it was a positive surprise to realize physical datacenter infrastructure and infrastructure in cloud are not very different in terms of architecture and components, so it didn’t take long to get up to speed. The real learning for me is around devops, agile development methods and technologies. 

                    I’m still learning and most likely learning will never stop. That’s another great part of working at Nordcloud!  

                    6. What do you do outside work?

                    My family keeps me pretty busy (in a positive way), but when I have personal free time I enjoy going to live concerts and movies. I’m also passionate Liverpool FC supporter and in general I’m watching the Premier League football almost every weekend. I also like to read informative and educational books.

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

                    This one is easy to question to answer. Open, collaborative, agile. 

                    8. Best Nordcloudian memory?

                    AWS Summit 2019 in Stockholm. It was really great to hear Guido Partels (Managing Director, Nordics & Baltics) thank Nordcloud for outstanding cooperation during his opening keynote.

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