EDI expert Christer Johansson joins iCore
There’s no such thing as “I hate Mondays” for iCore’s new integration consultant Christer Johansson. He has worked with business integration for the most part of his life at big companies like Volvo, ICA and Swedish Match. Christer is specialized in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and hopes to bring joy and a keen eye for details to iCore.
Hi there Christer, why did you join iCore?
“I have known and worked with iCore for many years. I know that like me, they value competence and friendly colleagues. So, when I wanted to try something new, I asked iCore if they were interested – which they were!”
What do you hope to bring to iCore?
“Above all, expertise in EDI and digital commerce. I have worked with integration since the 80s with big companies like Volvo, Scania, ICA and Swedish Match. EDI might not be the trendiest technology – it’s been around for 30 years – but there are still many businesses that use it. For example, it’s common in the food and retail industries.
On a more personal level, I have no tolerance for low quality. When launching an integration project, there’s nothing worse than immediately facing issues after everything has been set up.”
What are you looking forward to the most?
“I have always valued teamwork and competent, friendly colleagues, which is why I think iCore is a great place for me. I will work in a team of about seven or eight consultants, helping clients in different businesses. I look forward to being responsible for and following the entire workflow – from the first meeting, to proposal, production and delivery. And then keep servicing the client, helping them grow and learn new things. I enjoy the ʻhands-onʼ approach in projects.”
What do you value most in a workplace?
“The joy of working. It is important to laugh and enjoy each other’s company. Integration is a fun and flexible world. We create the best solutions as teams, it is a great way for me to do what I do best and get help from others when needed. I really enjoy going to work, there’s no such thing as ʻI hate Mondaysʼ for me.”