Who is Kevin?
My name is Kevin and I currently live in Stockholm. I have three citizenships (Canada, U.K and Swedish) but consider myself a Canadian at heart. I grew up in a little town called Alexandria (google it😊) but have lived in many places around the world, like New York, Venezuela, Korea, Glasgow, Vancouver, Halifax and Toronto. I enjoy being in new cultures as much as I can be. I have a Sambo, a dog named Seven, and am expecting my first baby in early March. I enjoy reminding my Swedish colleagues of which country is ‘actually’ the greatest hockey hotbed on the planet (yes, its Canada).
What did you know about TIQQE before you started?
I knew that they were a young, fast-growing company focused on AWS. I have also worked with Tiqqe peoples in the past who were all high performers.
Why did you want to join TIQQE?
Tiqqe has a wide variety of skills, experience and cultures. Whether I am working on an IoT initiative with a Senior Architect or mentoring a ‘newbie’ in how to run an agile project, I enjoy these different types of challenges that will inevitably come my way with such a dynamic group.
Getting more experience in AWS and Cloud was a big factor and I also like the simplicity of Tiqqe’s offering. Everyone knows what Tiqqe does, what they are good at, and what they don’t do. This transparency with clients and aligned focus internally was compelling.
What is your role at TIQQE?
Towards customers, my skills are generally used earlier on in the project lifecycle than most of my Tiqqe teammates. Whether it’s process, policy, people or systems analysis, I analyze the as-is and identify a to-be state that addresses our client needs. You could think of me as a Business Process Analyst, Data Scientist and/or wearing the traditional Project Management hat during implementation. When its time to develop the solution (the hard part) I hand that over to the Tiqqe wizards and help ensure that the projects run smoothly.
Internally, I will be a part of the strategy team and am entrusted to mentor and coach in analysis and project management best practices.
What are you looking forward to in the nearest future?
Number 1 is for Corona to be over. From a work perspective, just to meet my team, get started on projects and learn as much as I can in AWS and from my teammates and customers.
Thank you Kevin and welcome to TIQQE!