Linnéa Källgård previously animated games in the area of digital advertising and communications in London. But after a few years, she wanted to find something that was more long-term.Search our jobs
A few friends encouraged her to apply to work at Tietoevry. Now, just over ten years later, she is involved in a number of projects at the technology and consultancy company.
“Tietoevry is a large company that provides systems of key importance to society in the fields of municipal services, finance, health and social care. One example is an operation planning tool that has to work as smoothly and quickly as possible. Such important projects are a big reason why it’s so enjoyable to work here,” says Linnéa.
Please could you tell us a bit about your job?
“I like solving problems using technology. When we do a project, we work together with the client’s business operations to identify the problems that need to be solved. This could involve customer service telling us what customers say each day, or that we shadow a person to gain insight into how the service works in real life. This allows us to define a solution that fulfils a need.”
Could you tell us about your current project?
“I am working in a collaborative project, HSB Living Lab, which conducts research about the future of housing. The building, located in Gothenburg, has 16 occupants. It is good to work with research sometimes, because it entails completely different kinds of questions. In the business world, there are often short horizons and tight deadlines. I am very pleased to be working in this project.”
You are also running the Min Ekonom project; what does that involve?
“The idea is that digital money should be as easy to understand as cash. The project, which I run together with the Örebro County Administrative Board, is funded by PTS. We are doing it in collaboration with Fellingsbro Folk High School and people with intellectual disabilities. But we don’t do it just for them; 70,000 people a year suffer from an acquired brain injury that leads to impaired ability to understand numbers. We want to help them. It doesn’t actually require much stress for our ability to understand to be reduced, so comprehensible digital money benefits everyone.”
What is the next step?
“We have just completed the project report for PTS and are working on a minimum version of the service that we can launch. First as a beta version, so that we can gain further user insights, then with the goal of a wider launch during the year. Our original idea was to work with partners, preferably one or more banks, but this has been difficult to achieve. So, we had a rethink and are testing other approaches and solutions.”
What do you get from it personally?
“I think we all need to take responsibility. We have an ambition in Sweden to be really good at digitalisation, so we need to help each other with this. The opportunity to get deeply involved in projects that are beneficial to society is the reason why I still really enjoy working at Tietoevry after ten years here.”