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and white, and today it is more shades of gray. I take a more balanced view on things. I also am less impatient today.
I also think that today I have a much deeper appreciation for the purpose and values of our organization … the basic DNA for how we do things. That is something I learned, that when I was younger didn’t perhaps identify or ap- preciate at that time. I think it has to do with maturing in life.
HOW IS THAT PURPOSE, THAT
VALUE, IMPORTANT TO THE
COMPANY AS A WHOLE?
It’s inspiring for people to work for a company that has a purpose. It’s not only about making money. Many com- panies were started because they had a grand idea, they had a purpose, and as a consequence perhaps they earned a lot of money. Sometimes you may have the tendency to forget why it was started in the ? rst place.
WHEN DID YOU REALIZE THAT
YOU WERE ON A TRAJECTORY
FOR THE TOP SPOT AT DNV GL?
I have always been ambitious in my whole life. That was instilled in me by my parents: ‘be as good as you can be.’
I always wanted to work for a big corpo- ration; I always wanted to do big things.
But of course I did not visualize early on
I would have this job. About 10 years back I realized I was building some re- ally valuable experience that could help this company and bring me to a senior position.
THE ROLE OF BIG DATA IN SHIP-
PING CAN NO LONGER BE DE-
NIED, BUT “BIG DATA” MEANS 100 THINGS TO 100 PEOPLE.
WHEN THE DISCUSSION TURNS
TO THE USE OF DATA IN THE
MARITIME SECTOR, WHERE DO
YOU SEE IT HAVING THE BIG-
Photo: DNV GL
GEST IMMEDIATE IMPACT IN THE
COMING YEAR? WHY?
A lot of people talk about big data, but the key question is: what can it re- ally do for you? For us it means it will to offer digital solutions. Not to sound Of course, I didn’t anticipate the oil and self and improve. I still have that. I also help to improve safety at sea, it will help arrogant, but I think we are now far gas market to be down for so long, so have always been curious, and I’ve al- to improve ef? ciency and it will help to ahead of the competition when it comes that too is a lesson learned. ways enjoyed working with people. I reduce costs. You need to ask yourself to this digitalization journey. had that when I graduated, and I think … can this technology help you to do
TAKE ME BACK TO WHEN YOU that I still have that today. one of these things, and ideally all three.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER FIRST ENTERED THE WORK So what are some of the real, tangible (PERSONALLY) YOUR GREATEST FORCE FOLLOWING UNIVER- AND HOW ARE YOU MOST DIF- bene? ts? It will help to improve condi- ‘LESSON LEARNED?’ SITY. HOW ARE YOU MOST THE FERENT? tion monitoring, so that you are doing
There is something new to learn every SAME? I think I’ve become more humble. maintenance based on the condition, not day, you can never underestimate this. I’ve always had the drive to push my- Back then the world was more black the calendar; you can have situational www.marinelink.com 41
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