Axel Forsberg

Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results.

In my consultant roles, I work with technical leadership. I enjoy helping my clients explore new and exciting opportunities in the realm of cloud computing, with a specific focus on serverless cloud components. I have extensive experience working with the major cloud platforms, and I am well-versed in the latest technologies and best practices in this field. I am passionate about helping my clients leverage the power of the cloud to drive innovation and accelerate their business growth. As a technical leader, I am responsible for providing expert guidance and support to my clients, helping them to navigate the complexities of the cloud and make informed decisions about their strategy regarding tech. I am committed to delivering outstanding results and providing exceptional value to my clients.

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Google Cloud Platform
Amazon Web Services
Web Development
Serverless Architecture
IT Architecture
Microsoft Azure
Office 365
SharePoint 2013/2016
SharePoint Infrastructure
Machine Learning

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  • Product/Platform Owner
    August 2023 - Current
    Inter IKEA Systems - RPIC

    Working as a platform owner for a team that delivers integration concepts and operates an integration platform. The concepts and the platform empowers IKEA's product teams to deliver solutions enabling retailers to integrate with multiple core systems.

    Skills: Technical Leadership, Architecture, Integration Patterns, Azure
  • Technical Leader
    August 2022 - June 2023
    StepStone - Emerging Tech

    I worked as a technical leader for StepStones innovation lab. Our focus was on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and immersive tech (augmented reality, virtual reality, and the metaverse). As a technical leader, I was responsible for providing guidance and support to our team of engineers and researchers as they explore the potential of these technologies and develop innovative solutions. I have a strong background in computer science and a deep interest in the field of artificial intelligence and its applications. I worked at the forefront of these cutting-edge technologies and helped StepStone to unlock their full potential.

    Skills: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, GCP, Cloud Run, Firestore, Node.js
  • Cloud Architect
    March 2021 - December 2021
    Inter IKEA Systems - Kitchen Planner

    I worked as a cloud architect on the AWS platform for the kitchen planner project. In this role, I was responsible for designing and implementing the cloud infrastructure for the project, ensuring that it was scalable, reliable, and secure. I had extensive experience working with the AWS platform, and I was well-versed in the latest technologies and best practices for cloud architecture. I was passionate about helping our team achieve success and delivering exceptional results. As a cloud architect, I was dedicated to ensuring that our project was well-positioned to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the cloud, and I was committed to helping our team leverage the power of the AWS platform to drive innovation and accelerate the customer's business growth.

    Skills: Architecture, Technical Documentation, AWS, Serverless, Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, Neptune, Node.js, React
  • Technical Advisor
    March 2019 - Current
    Ikano Bank - Cloud Support

    I support the customer with cloud related tasks. Such as development advisory, migrations, developing smaller solutions and manages cloud environments.

    Skills: AWS, Serverless, Cost Optimization, Terraform, Jenkins, Git, C#
  • Technical Advisor
    February 2019 - Current
    Ingka Group - Edge Engineering

    I work in an innovation team where we explore the potential of Google Cloud Platform, machine learning, and other exciting technologies. As a member of this team, I am responsible for conducting research and experimentation, identifying new opportunities and applications for these technologies. I find it fulfilling to work in a creative and collaborative environment where we are encouraged to be innovative and challenge the status quo. This type of environment allows me to explore new ideas and possibilities, and to push the boundaries of what is possible. It is a stimulating and rewarding way to work, and I enjoy being a part of it.

    Skills: GCP, Serverless, Cloud Run, Cloud Functions, Firestore, Node.js, ML/AI, Go, Hugo, Git
  • Tech Lead
    April 2018 - February 2019
    Ikano Bank - Super Fast Web

    I acted as the tech lead for a team of three developers. Together, we built the world's fastest bank website, utilizing a serverless architecture on the AWS platform. Everything was optimized for speed, security, and simplicity. As the tech lead, I was responsible for providing guidance and support to the team, ensuring that our project was delivered on time and within budget.

    Skills: AWS, Serverless, Lambda, API Gateway, S3, Cloudfront, DynamoDB, Cognito, .Net, C#, APIs, Vue.js, Hugo, Git
  • Cloud Developer
    March 2018 - April 2018
    Sony Mobile

    In this short term assignment, I built a platform for handling web based campaigns. The platform was developed using a serverless architecture on AWS infrastructure which bodes for stability, availability, scalability, and low cost.

    Skills: AWS, Serverless, Lambda, API Gateway, .Net, C#, APIs
  • SharePoint Architect
    March 2017 - March 2018
    Axis Communications AB - Galaxis

    Performed a SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016 migration/cleanup, utilizing PowerShell scripting. A simple database move was not suitable due to legacy code causing upgrade issues and I had to extract the content from the databases and recreate a cleaned version of the content and solutions in the new environment.

    Skills: SharePoint, PowerShell, C#, MSSQL
  • Technical Director
    March 2017 - Current

    I am currently working as the Technical Director at GESHDO. In this role, I am responsible for providing guidance and direction for our company wide technology strategy, managing our team of managers, and supporting our sales efforts. I am also a member of our leadership team, contributing to the overall direction and growth of our company. I have a strong background in technology and a deep understanding of the latest trends and best practices in the field. As the Technical Director, I am dedicated to helping our teams achieve success and delivering exceptional value to our clients. I am committed to driving innovation and fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

    I started out as a IT consultant at GESHDO. During my time here I have pivoted from mainly hands-on assignments involving cloud development and infrastructure to more hands-off and high level technical roles. However I still keeps up with the latest trends in technology by continuous learning.

    Additionally, I have managed a delivery team known as the A-Team, consisting of ten consultants. This role further honed my leadership and managerial skills, contributing to my comprehensive expertise in the technology sector.

    Skills: Technical Leadership, Company Steering, Management, Sales, Consultancy
  • System Developer
    November 2015 - March 2017
    Axis Communications AB - Galaxis

    Worked as a system developer. Main focus on migration from server-side to client-side APIs for SharePoint On-Premise.

    Skills: C#, JavaScript, PowerShell, MSSQL, TFS, Git, Jenkins, TeamCity, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016
  • System Administrator
    May 2014 - October 2015
    Axis Communications AB

    Worked as a system administrator for Windows servers mainly. Managing deployment, monitoring and maintenance of different systems. Large focus on SharePoint farm administration.

  • Software Test Engineer
    June 2013 - April 2014
    Axis Communications AB - Galaxis

    Worked as a software test developer introducing automated test for a web platform. Wrote documentation and implemented different test in both C# using Coded UI and PowerShell.

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  • Ledarskap nivå 1 - Ny som chef
    Framfot Företagsutbildning

    In the course, I had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in acquiring knowledge, tools, and models that have significantly boosted my confidence in my new role as a manager. Through this training, I learned how to effectively set, track, and achieve established goals using goal-oriented management techniques.

    The course also provided me with valuable insights into how I can engage my team members in our collective goals through coaching and development discussions. I acquired the skills to conduct productive meetings, meaningful development conversations, successful salary negotiations, and to navigate difficult conversations with finesse. Additionally, I learned strategies to effectively manage the unique challenge of overseeing my former colleagues and handling challenging situations with ease.

  • Information and Communication Engineering Technologies.
    2008 - 2014
    Lund University

    In LTH's Information and Communication Technology program, I've gained expertise in internet technology, security, and design, plus software and digital skills. I've learned to bridge tech and human needs, preparing for a future in IT innovation. This program covers advanced communication systems, security, and user perspectives, making me ready to shape IT's future.

    This program is at the core of today's information society, providing a dynamic education on rapidly evolving information processing methods. It equips students to engage with and lead technological advancements.

  • Web development with HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.
    June 2012 - August 2012
    Umeå University

    Introduction course to web development.

  • Game development with C# and the XNA toolkit.
    June 2012 - August 2012
    Gotland University

    Introduction course to game development.

  • Application development for Android.
    June 2011 - August 2011
    Mid Sweden University

    Learnt the Android platform and how to develop and implement applications for it.

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  • 100SwedishNative
  • 90EnglishAdvanced

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Axel Forsberg