by Oliver Pilgerstorfer, CMO at IFS
As many in the business software world will attest: managing the company-wide deployment of an ERP platform is a serious business. Yet Bjarte Haugland, Area Head for IT/IM at Norwegian engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contractor Apply, not only managed the successful implementation of IFS Applications, his passion and drive to make every part of the system work optimally for all users made him an obvious IFS Challenger Champion.
I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Bjarte to ask him some questions and see what makes him tick.
What's your role at apply?
My current role is Area Head for IT/IM. I am responsible for Application Services, IT Operation, Digital Solutions and IM Development.
Most of Apply's improvement projects and technical requirements are run through my group as we have company-wide responsibility for application management and digitalization. We also have overall responsibility for IT operations and security, where the operational side has been outsourced to an external service provider.
Describe yourself in 3 words
I would say ambitious, passionate and reliable.
Ambitious because I always want to be in the place where things happen