Meet the Team: Anders Svensson, Dev & Apps
Our meet the team series is a chance for you to gain bit of insight into who Swedwise are and what makes us tick. Meet Anders Svensson, Team Leader and Developer for our Development & Applications Team.
What’s your background?
I grew up on the west coast of Sweden, in the small town of Falkenberg. As a kid, I spent a lot of time playing table tennis and football. My avid interest in technology and computers developed during my teens. After Gymnasium, I studied and graduated at Karlstad University with a degree in Computer Science.
How and why did join Swedwise?
I’ve been with Swedwise from day one. I worked with some other of the original team before so was it big plus when starting here. Despite its relatively small size, I’ve always especially liked how Swedwise offers a lot of freedom, but entails a lot of responsibility with quite large customers. It’s the ultimate win-win for a consultant!
If you weren’t doing what you do now, what do you think you would be doing?
I think I would have been a teacher. I enjoy working with people and helping them grow. Some friends think it’s a little paradoxical I chose to work as a developer. But it’s a common misconception that development means sitting alone and knocking out code. It’s more about formulating and solving problems with other people, for other people.
What is the latest piece of technology you have been working with that excites you?
I’ve started recently working with a software for process management (BPM) named Kofax TotalAgility: A unified digital transformation platform that helps accelerate high-value customer journeys to a positive outcome. Since it’s far off from what I usually work with, it has been fun to get acquainted with it.
What do you think is the ‘next big thing’ is?
The move towards more mobility with services in the cloud will continue. This means less powerful computers on our desks and in our server rooms. Given the bandwidth that is available and the power of our mobile devices, a lot of traditional PC usage becomes redundant.
What single piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
What’s getting more obvious to me the longer I work is that the best solutions are the simple solutions. So the advice would be ”Keep it simple”.
Who do you admire?
Everyone who is passionate about what they do. It matters not so much what they do, but I think it’s very inspiring to see people get excited and engaged in their interest or cause.
Do you have any non- IT related hobbies outside of work?
I think cycling is fun, so I spend as much time as I can on the bike. It gives me a great feeling of contrast – from sitting inside the office day to get out on the roads and feeling the wind in my hair.
Thank You Anders