Meet the Team: David Hedström, Key Account Manager
Our meet the team series is a chance for you to get acquainted with the driving force behind Swedwise. Meet David Hedström, Key Account Manager.
What’s your interest with IT?
I have a genuine interest in using IT as a tool to accomplish things that make a difference to peoples’ everyday lives; the kind of solutions that focus on long-term sustainable (environmentally friendly) economic growth.
What is your role at Swedwise today? What’s the best part of it?
As a Key Account Manager, I get the opportunity to follow our customers’ progress. There are always new people to meet with a new story to tell. I enjoy having the chance to play a small part it helping customers positively transform their day-to-day into something that helps them with long-term success.
What are your thoughts on digitalisation and how it will affect the industries of the customers you work with? What’s the biggest misconception you have come across?
Regarding digitalisation and automation, I think it’s been a process for many SME’s to larger Enterprise organisations to cross a knowledge gap. Now we are beginning to see more and more companies realise that IT is not a cost, but an extremely effective value-creation tool for creating unique competitive advantage for them.
If you weren’t doing what you do now, what do you think you would be doing?
There was a period when I seriously considered working as a firefighter or with a humanitarian aid agency either here in Sweden or abroad.
What single piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
Learn to sometimes stop and look around and take the present in. When you run through life, you can miss out on a whole bunch of memorable moments.
Who do you admire?
People that stand up for what they believe without judging others who disagree with them.
Do you have any hobbies outside of work?
I love playing golf with my family and friends, as well as being the first to ski down a pist straight after the snow-cat has created a perfect striped surface.
Tell something about yourself others might not know about you or find surprising?
I like to sing and play the piano. One would say though, I do it more joyful than well!
Thank you David.