NEW AREA MANAGER – SYSTEM & APP @Hisland Solutions

2021-02-04 18:00:00

We are excited to announce that Hisland Solutions are fortunate to welcome Maria SJÖSTRÖM as our New Area Manager System & Applications. Maria will support as well as build her successful (S&A) team helping our clients with System & Applications, IT Management and other related opportunities as well as challenges in Hisland’s journey towards SMART CITIES. Maria brings +20 years of experience to the Hisland family from a career in large corporation companies (Sigma, Volvo Group, Ascom Wireless Solutions, Volvo Cars). Prior to Hisland, Maria worked at Sigma for 3 years as a consultant manager, leading a team of experienced project managers and agile leaders.

Marias career

Maria started her career after her master thesis as a Testing and Material Engineer and worked the last years as a Purchasing Quality and Manufacturing Engineer for all interior surface materials. After Volvo Cars she moved to US and joined SW & Applications Company (IMI) where she developed to a C-level team member, acting as overall responsibility for strategic planning, development, maintenance, and support of IMI's application portfolio. The application portfolio consisted of different solutions (Customer Relationship Management, Order Management, Demand Management, Replenishment Management, Collaboration Management, Warehouse Management and Service Management) on different platforms and was sold separately as well as integrated solutions. After IMI she joined Ascom Wireless Solutions where she acted as Head of Product and Quality Management and Manager Special Projects. In her pursue of personal growth and development she joined Volvo Group.

As an employee at Volvo Group, for 9 years, where she had various assignments and led various teams, primarily in Business Development and Project Management. For the first 6 years she worked at Volvo IT in Customer Relations & Sales as Global Account Manager (GAM) for Volvo Logistics and for Volvo Buses. The GAM roles were global roles with overall responsibility for the customer relationship, primarily in the Process & IT (CIO)

organizations, all sales and all IT deliveries from Volvo IT and the management of a global customer team with commercial and delivery responsibility. She was also Key Account Manager (KAM) for the City of Stockholm for a period with responsibility for the business' development and profitability, customer relations and deliveries.

In her last years at Volvo, Maria had various Project and Program Manager assignments. Her last assignment was as Program Manager for Volvo Buses' Embedded Software (ESW) program. The purpose was to establish a model-based development process for Volvo Buses' EE system to better handle increased complexity and flexibility and meet safety requirements according to ISO 26262. The initial approach was traditional waterfall but then changed to agile approach with SAFe as framework.

Prior to that, assignment as Volvo's Project Manager for ElectriCity in Gothenburg, a cross-functional collaboration with partners from industry, research and society. Within the ElectriCity, solutions were developed, tested, demonstrated, and evaluated in relation to sustainable, attractive public transport and thereby create new opportunities for future travel and urban development.

About Maria

As a person Maria is goal oriented and focus on the overall picture and business value. Great leadership style with a positive mindset and enjoys the evolution of new technology together with the need to help people grow and develop. Limitless in her willingness to drive change and collaborate with business partners in complex organizations and multi-cultural environments. Besides spending time with her family and friends, she also has interest in travelling, music, alpine skiing and boat life.

Maria holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a focus on marketing and material technologies.

Hisland CEO and founder, Jörgen Björk, says quote: 

Maria is a key person in our journey towards becoming a Solution Provider towards SMART CITIES. With her in depth knowledge of large project like electricity we believe she will contribute with the knowledge our customers needs together with closing the gap our customer are experiencing within System and application and IoT opportunities. We are proud and inspired to call a Senior player like Maria a Hislander.

Welcome Maria to Hisland Solutions!

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