The Journey Begins

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Let me introduce myself. My name is Paul Magnar Øverby, and I’ve consulted in architecture with integration focus at enterprise level, for many years. During this time, I have experienced first-hand how important both integration and enterprise architecture capabilities are when it comes to enabling digital business. At the same time, I’ve experienced how hard it can be for business and IT to communicate around these critical success factors. Managing such challenges is becoming increasingly important to reach digitalization goals, and as a response to this need, I started Actors to offer my services focused on guidance to digital business.

I work with business leaders, IT management and development teams as a strategic advisor on how to achieve digital business results. This means effective change management to the level of not only optimizing existing business through automation and analytics, but enabling bimodal capabilities, and innovation. My work involves practical focus on culture and values, business process management, enterprise architecture, DevOps process governance and modern technology platforms.

I am educated Cand. Mag. in programming from the University of Oslo, Norway, and have been working with system development for almost 20 years now. My specialization has been within the field of integration, and the later part for my career I have focused on architecture and strategies for closing the gap between IT and business. In this context I’ve been counseling customers in large projects for well-known Norwegian companies, such as Hydro, Bertel O. Steen, REMA 1000, OBOS and Kongsberg Defence to establishing enterprise architecture principles, governance processes, integration strategy and platforms for digitalization.

On the technical level I mostly work with solution architecture for the Microsoft product stack and Azure cloud. Azure integration services for Hybrid Integration platform (HIP) implementations, and specifically Azure Service Bus, Logical Apps and Azure Functions for Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) – all part of a service-oriented architecture utilizing REST/JSON endpoints and exposing them through API Management.

Customers and colleagues know me as structured, devoted and goal-oriented. I’ve been an active initiator of community efforts both inside and outside my workplace; such as the Norwegian BizTalk User Group (NoBug). Alongside my described profession as a consultant, I’ve also been responsible manager for a team of 10-20 employees for many years.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if these topics are relevant to you and your company, and I will gladly discuss your potential next step.

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