About me

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I am a level headed, middle aged bloke, still going strong with ambition, curiosity, vision, ideas and perspective reasonably intact. Perhaps best to let others be the judge of that.

Professions

Employed as Webmaster in Zenitel , a tech company with 70+ yrs history. Before that self self employed, as web designer, consultant and adviser. From 2007-2012 I worked in BT Global Services,  as Tower Lead, IT Specialist, Adviser and Project Manager.

In the past 2-3 decades I’ve have had a variety of both challenging and interesting jobs, nationally as well as internationally. Had the privilege of working for and with a lot insightful, talented people from all over the world. These experiences have taught me lots of things I value highly.

I’ve been Systems Administrator for many years, on a variety of platforms such as IBM, IBM/Lotus, Microsoft as well as Open Source ones. Of late focus has been more on Open Source solutions, Web applications and Content Management Services (CMS) as well as Social Business. 

Hobbies & leisure

In 2015 I returned to motorcycle riding after 32 odd years of absence. It’s been a complete blast! Twice already around in Europe plus a lot of places in Norway.  I love adventures, riding about allows the combination of several other passions, like taking pictures,  experience new things, meet people, and write about it.

Being a hobby musician I play quite a bit, making music is a passion. Of late it’s more in a resurrection state, hope to record some new stuff one day. Time will show. Else I do graphics, web design, love photography, not very good at latter but Photoshop comes to my rescue every time.

What else is there

I live in Oslo/Norway, close to mother nature. Which means easy access to woods and lakes, by foot or bicycle. In winter cross-country skiing, a favorite outdoor winter activity. Summer means biking or running, staying reasonably fit I believe is a necessity for harmony and balance in life. But all things in sensible dosages. There’s (often) a fine line between just enough and too much.

Love to read, especially good stories whether from real life or pure fantasy. As for other hobbies I tinker with photography quite a bit, something this site hopefully reflects a bit of. Also work with/make music, latter in a “reboot process” this year. I’ve written music for film/TV, Theater, Radio/TV commercials and web presentations. But it’s been a while.

Professional background

Information technology

  • Webmaster in Zenitel
  • Owner, Adviser, Web developer MeynConsult
  • IT Adviser/Consultant Tech4Hire & Aibel AS
  • Tower Lead BT Global Services
  • Senior IS Adviser & Architect Aibel AS
  • Senior IS Adviser & Architect Vetco International
  • IS Adviser & IS Architect ABB Offshore Systems
  • Service Owner ABB Group (Collaboration Services)
  • Project Management ABB Ltd. Information Systems
  • Senior Systems Engineer ABB Offshore Systems

Web, Media/Communication & Sales

  • Graphics Designer & Desktop Publisher in ABB & Vetco
  • Web Designer & Developer ABB, Vetco & Aibel AS
  • Webmaster ABB, Vetco, IT-Fabrikken & digiTALL AS,
  • Journalist & Editor Firmakatalogen, ABB Ltd & Vetco
  • Freelance Journalist, Marketing professional.
  • Department Manager Supersonic (keyboards & music computer software)
  • Composer, Arranger & Member of editorial staff Norwegian Broadcast Cooperation (NRK)
  • Talk Show Host & staff member Radio 1/The Night Radio.
  • Creative Consultant and Voice Over Artist
  • Sales Manager Lyric Hifi & BOAHS Hifi AS

More details are

elsewhere, a list of engagements or past jobs/activities can be found on my LinkedIn profile. My resume is here, click to open, right click to save.