Knut Meyn, some words about me

I am a level headed bloke, a half-nerd, maybe a little bit more than half nerd, with a strong passion for technology in various forms.

Professional life

Knut Meyn 2018In the past decades I’ve had both challenging and interesting jobs, nationally as well as internationally.  It’s been a privilege to work for and with lots of insightful, talented people from all over the world. These experiences have taught me things I value highly.

I have background as IT Systems Engineer, working on platforms from IBM, IBM/Lotus, Microsoft, plus various Open Source ones.

Since the dawn of internet focus has also been web services and platforms, web applications, search optimization and content management systems.  

Hobbies & leisure

2015 I returned to motorcycle riding after 32 odd years of absence. It’s been an absolute blast! During the 3 (to date) last summers I’ve crisscrossed Europe and Scandinavia.  Coming years will bring more adventure. Riding about yields a combination of several passions, taking pictures,  experience new things, meet new people, and write about it.

Being a hobby musician I play quite a bit, music is a key passion. Of late it’s more in a resurrection state, hope to record new stuff one day and play with other people. 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 I do cross-country skiing, a favorite outdoor winter activity. Staying reasonably fit I believe is a necessity for harmony and balance in life. But all things in sensible dosages. There’s 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

  • 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

  • Webmaster in Zenitel Group
  • Owner, Adviser, Web developer MeynConsult
  • 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

More details

Can be found on my LinkedIn profile. The resume is here, click to open, right click to save.