Jessica Ekdahl

Strategy Manager

What do you do at The Techno Creatives?

I’m a strategist which means I act as a bridge between design, development and clients long-term strategies. This involves securing that the product strategies are aligned with the clients’ long-term strategies (or R&D strategies). It can also involve driving project efforts in defining scope, assessing feasibility of product strategies, planning, executing and reporting.

What were you doing before you came to work at The Techno Creatives?

I’ve been working as a management consultant for the past 4 years. My main experience has been within industrial firms in various IT projects involving transforming processes, IT sourcing, data analysis or developing IT strategies. 

What do you find to be the biggest difference in your daily experience now and before you worked at The Techno Creatives?

A key difference for me is the creative freedom and experimental culture that is encouraged here. I’m also amazed at how quickly an idea can be converted into a digital or physical product. Further, I also value that each project team is composed of different skillsets from design, development and strategy. For me this contributes to a dynamic and interesting working environment but I also believe it allows us to effectively support clients in carrying out a full product development journey, from idea to market. 

What do you find to be an important factor in your work culture?

I value the mix of cultural backgrounds and skillsets since it gives us different perspectives and challenges us to continuously learn from one another. The fact that we usually have a dedicated project team per client means we’re allowed to take responsibility for the end-to-end client relationship but also contributes to a team-centric and collaborative work culture.

Mention three things you like besides work?

I love travelling with friends, experiencing new food cultures and outdoor adventures in nature, such as surfing and cross country skiing. I also enjoy practicing different forms of yoga since I find it’s a nice way of balancing a busy lifestyle.