Bjrön Backe
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An interview with our new project manager Björn Backe

Published: 24 March 2020

CDT is very happy to have a new project manager in our team!

Tell us a little bit about your background?
I have a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in Computer Aided Design from Luleå University of Technology. Before applying for the position here at CDT and Process IT Innovation I was working as a consultant in the area of project management and mechanical design at Sigma Industry East North AB.  

You will combine you position as a project manager at CDT with a position at Process IT Innovations. What will you be doing there?
Both at CDT and at Process IT Innovations I will work as a project manager and support current ongoing projects. 

What made you apply for the position at CDT? What are you looking forward to working with?
I applied for the position at CDT because of my interest in AI and data analytics in general. It is a new field for me, I enjoy working in research and innovation environment and are looking forward to this challenge.      

Which projects will you be work in and what will you do more specifically?
At CDT I will work in the Applied AI DIH North project where I will be involved in implementing demand-driven AI innovation pilots / cases. At Process IT Innovation, project management in Digi Process and Midih will be a part of my assignments.     

We have heard that you are Chairman of the Board in Luleå Salsa Club. Tell us more about that!
Yes! I have been dancing Salsa for approximately 12 years. I and some salsa friends founded the association for almost 3 years ago and now we are around 50 members. We started the association because there was a lack of social dancing events in Luleå. We now have social dancing events on regular basis at kulturcentrum Ebeneser in town.     

Finally, what else do you like to do in your spare time?
I like training and run an outdoor gym facility, Strandfysiken Luleå, together with my partner. I also have a past as a mechanic and enjoy working on cars and motorcycles. 

Thank you, Björn. CDT is very happy to have you with us and welcomes you to our team!