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Last blog post

In case you didn’t know, I’ve been posting blogs for Scania for a very long time, at least if you talk about career blogs as a phenomenon. My first post was on March 2nd, back in 2011. Since then, I’ve seen career blogging change from something only targeting Swedish graduates to becoming a global communication […]

A “productive” european tour

After the summer vacation, things got really hectic for me. I seem to be doing the same thing each year: spending the winter and spring with getting projects approved, and in the fall I get a ketchup-effect where everything happens at once. Maybe it’s my fault, maybe it’s the organization. Either way, it’s been very busy but also a lot of fun!

Summer vacation reading list for leaders

This summer, I’m supervising the work of a SSI-student. I enjoy it, it gives me the opportunity to practice leadership in a controlled fashion with few risks. So far, the actual work has been going really well – if it’s thanks to me or the student or the preparations, or all three, who knows – […]

Locally innovative, centrally robust

You may think that working with IT in Scania is confined to the central site in Södertälje, but it’s not

At the forefront of digital

The increasing competition in all markets and the need for “everything, all the time” type of information access pushes this process along. Sales, warehouse data, anything were paper is used is rapidly being replaced by something smarter and more error free.

Mobile work

Pure office workers have their needs covered already, without tablets.

Leadership, mobility and management

Here is a photo from a recent work shift I did at DemoCentre. There were students there from Linköping Uni, and I try often as I can to sneak up there and drive with them, to see what they think about Scania as a future employer.

Switching gears and goals

I’ve been juggling double roles for some time now. It’s been very challenging but it’s also forced me to delegate and prioritize – call it on the job training if you like, haha!

Structure and robustness

Managing complex services at Scania IT can be a daunting task. An IT service, by its very definition, encompasses several systems and many organizational functions. Some parts, such as incident and problem management (Scania-speak: red arrow), i.e. how to respond when a user is experiencing an error, are very structured and have a strict process […]


This year I delayed my vacation two weeks compared to the normal Scania vacation period. The reason is not important but maybe you can guess from the changed last name on my profile… A “habrovink” is swedish slang for “solving a problem by using a product in an unintended way”. My habrovink then: I needed […]