Why did you decide to work in tech?
For me, it started with the Telecom business and ended up at Telia Sonera Company after my education within Microsoft technologies. I don’t have an engineering degree. Instead, I had opportunities I hadn’t loose, managers and leaders who believed in me and my abilities. Most importantly, I liked it and believed in myself. Of course, I have worked hard to prove that I am as good as anyone else.
How can you describe your current role? What’s your responsibility area?
My role today is as an EDI Business Analyst in the automotive industry. I work with EDI and specifically for e-invoices. EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange and is about integrating data between systems. I work a lot with Peppol BIS 3 format. An EU directive says that to send an invoice to the government or any other public authority within Europe, you will have to send an e-invoice. Peppol was developed for this purpose. Some countries have developed their own formats that I also need to understand.
My responsibility is to implement Peppol BIS 3 for companies, and primarily I work with B2G. In practice, this means that I will have to have full control of the specification for all formats involved to create an e-invoice in Peppol BIS 3. In this role, you also have a lot of contacts globally. I mainly have contacts in Europe. I also set up communications to the receiving part.
What career plans do you have for the future, and how do you see your further professional development?
My plan for the future is to take the opportunity to obtain more profound knowledge within EDI and e-invoicing. I will, as always, be open to new challenges and not afraid of new technic.
What can you advise for women just entering the tech?
Believe in yourself, and don’t be afraid!