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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Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud Platform
Serverless Architecture
Microsoft Azure
Machine Learning
Web Development

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  • [August 2023 - Current] Inter IKEA Systems (IKEA)
    Consulting Product/Platform Owner

    Working as platform owner for a integration concept platform. We delivers integration concepts for a platform that enables retailers to integrate with multiple core systems.

    Skills: Technical Leadership, Architecture, Integration Patterns, Azure
  • [August 2022 - June 2023] StepStone
    Consulting Technical Leader

    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
  • [March 2021 - Current] GESHDO Now AB
    Technical Director

    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.

    Skills: Technical Leadership, Company Steering, Management, Sales
  • [March 2021 - December 2021] Inter IKEA Systems (IKEA)
    Consulting Cloud Architect

    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
  • [February 2019 - Current] Ingka Group (IKEA)
    Consulting Technical Advisor

    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
  • [April 2018 - February 2019] Ikano Bank
    Consulting Tech Lead for Public 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
  • [March 2018 - April 2018] Sony Mobile
    Consulting Cloud Developer

    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, scaleability, and low cost.

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

    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
  • [March 2017 - Current] GESHDO Now AB
    IT Consultant

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

  • [November 2015 - March 2017] Axis Communications AB
    System Developer

    Worked as a system developer. Main focus on Client-Side APIs in SharePoint On-Premise, both C# and JavaScript. Heavy usage of PowerShell.

  • [May 2014 - October 2015] Axis Communications AB
    System Administrator

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

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

    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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  • [2022] Framfot Företagsutbildning
    Ledarskap nivå 1 - Ny som chef

    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.

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

    In LTH's Information and Communication Technology program, I've gained expertise in internet tech, 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.

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

    Introduction course to web development.

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

    Introduction course to game development.

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

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

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Axel Forsberg