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The best of times happens now

Right now is the most exciting time I’ve worked at Tieto.

Simon Kavanagh / August 07, 2019

If I ask myself what it is about Tieto that attracts me most, I find there isn't one single thing. It's partly the flexibility. I've written code (poorly), tested (adequately), been an agile coach (bravely, at the time), led a development department (briefly) and now steer Design and Innovation.

Life at Tieto, as I know it!

I have been able to try different hats until I find one that fits me and that's pretty amazing. It's also partly the industry we're in. Healthcare, Welfare and Education are fantastically interesting domains. There are so many opportunities here for making a genuine difference to people's lives. Whether it's professionals who use our applications (teachers, doctors, dentists, radiologists, case workers, homecare nurses) or citizens who benefit from a better, more efficient service.

When you work in this area you sometimes forget this is a stock market listed company (though only sometimes). It's also the Tieto people. I expect most companies brag about the unique energy of their employees, as if there is a type of person who works only there and nowhere else. That's silly of course.

The people I've worked with in Tieto are a mix of all sorts, but universally highly talented. They have deep engineering skills, excellent business insight, creative imagination and most of all an insatiable thirst for new ways to do things and new products. Things don't stand still at Tieto, and while of course there are ups and downs, it's never boring.

Change is the only constant

Right now is the most exciting time I've worked at Tieto. There are major technological, demographical and cultural upheavals impacting our business and we're engaging directly with them head-on, rather than covering our eyes and pretending they don't exist or don't apply to us. While no one really knows exactly what effect these upheavals will have on Tieto, I'm certain I want to have a say in it.

Now we are looking for more talented people in Norway, see all open positions.

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Simon Kavanagh
Head of Innovation and dLab, Tieto Norway

With over 20 year experience working with healthcare IT, Simon is now heading Innovation in Tieto Public Sector. He’s passionate about raising awareness around the ethics of technology, and the impact technology has on people’s lives. He’s originally from Ireland but has been living in Oslo for the past ten years.


Simon Kavanagh

Head of Innovation and dLab, Tieto Norway

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