Multi-talented Essy Dahlin is passionate about innovation in all shapes and forms and is one of our top "imagineers".
Use three words to describe yourself: Passionately creative strategist and visionary.
Tell us a bit about your background: Creativity has always been a strong motivator for me. MacGyver is my role model, and the mindset that everything can be solved, I take on whatever problems show up along the way.
My professional life started at the technical frontier, with multi-layered programming, and I steadily gravitated more towards operations development and strategy. With experience in everything from change management to CRM, in both private and government-controlled businesses, I have a solid foundation to stand on when I enter a new project. My creative streak gets full expression in the digital era we live in. There are always new ways to apply technology that can benefit business and society. The possibilities for current and future technology are infinite; all we have to do is apply it in meaningful ways.
My career at Sogeti: At Sogeti I have found the strategic arena I want to work in, and I am now part of the Sogeti Digital Advisory Services network. It is exciting to drive development forward both for our clients and internally at Sogeti. In a stimulating environment, filled with fantastic colleagues with different areas of expertise, I create solutions, from initial idea all the way to launch. I want to make a difference, and with fun and challenging projects where I help clients to initiate or continue with their digital work, I feel that I do.
What are you most passionate about in your area of expertise? If I have to choose one area, I have to say innovation. To have the courage to think innovatively is just so deeply ingrained in everything I do. However, innovation isn’t just about finding new flashy products and services, it’s also about truly transforming an organization, bringing it from an often deeply rooted and traditional way of doing things to becoming a competitive player in the market, that is agile enough to be able to adapt to a rapidly developing world. The greatest challenge in digital transformation isn’t getting a future-proof technical platform in place, it’s enabling change for the individuals who make all the large and small decisions in the organization.
What is a typical workday like for you? Every day is unique. There is always something new and exciting happening. I travel quite a lot between different cities in Sweden, which suits me very well, since I thrive when I get to meet different kinds of people and visit different kinds of environments. Challenges work on me like catnip works on cats.
Why have you chosen to work at Sogeti? With the deep technical competency that is present at Sogeti, we have the opportunity not only to help our clients succeed in the digital transformation of their business, but also to help them in executing this transformation. Getting to follow our customers from vision to reality is a fantastic journey that also shows that we are serious in our vision. We don’t abandon them when a roadmap has been established – we are with them all the way.
Sogeti is a company that acts as an enabler for its employees.Taking on initiative is encouraged and innovative ideas for development can be implemented. Core values such as Entrepreneurial, Trust and Fun, aren’t just empty words; they truly permeate the entire company. Sogeti allows our clients and me to rise through the skies together.
Name: Essy Dahlin
Title: Digital strategist, Change Manager, Business Developer
Year of birth: 1980
Location: Norrköping, Sweden
Family: Husband, 3 children and 2 cats
Hobbies: Adventures of any kind! Rock climbing and outdoor living occupies most of my spare time