About me

Being an IT-professional with long experience of both ICT, organizational relations and journalism to mention. With education within electronics and several branches of the ICT industry, I embrace challenges outside the much-spoken-of “comfort zone” to gain new knowledge and skills.

When challenges are succeeded – repeat the process.

As of fall 2015 I have completed a bachelor degree in information science (BASV-INFO) at the University of Bergen with focus on software development and motivational- and organization psychology. As of spring 2018, I completed bacherlor in work- and organizational psychology (BAPS-AOP) at the same university.

I have been awarded with the MVP since 2014 and enrolled as a Microsoft OneDrive Expert in 2017. I have been a frequent speaker at various local seminars, TechDays Sweden, at Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC) and Ignite. Challenging the everlasting exponential curve of the technological development, I also lecture and perform key-note speeches at seminars and conferences.

Also recognized as Microsoft Windows and Devices for IT MVP

Biography

Alexander Solaat Rødland

  • Technology advisor
  • IT-professional
  • Microsoft MVP
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

Work Experience

  • Present2017

    Consultant

    Innofactor, Mobility and user experience consultant at Innofactor, Bergen - Norway

  • 20172009

    Technology Advisor

    Askøy kommune, Management, customer services, Active Directory services, Touch and portable devices management, key-note speaker

  • Present2004

    Technology journalist

    ITpro.no, Research, interviewer, reviews, online publications

  • 20082005

    Engineer

    Institute of Marine Research, Maintain and service electronics for oceanographic research purpose

Education & Training

  • BAPS-AOP 2018

    Bachelor Programme in work- and organizational psychology

    Univerity of Bergen, Norway

  • BASV-INFO 2015

    Bachelor Programme in Information Science

    Univerity of Bergen, Norway

  • MCTS 2010

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

    Exam 70-680: Windows 7 Configuration

I recommend Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface is not just your everyday tablet – it’s a full-worthy computer.

Being an IT professional means that you should transform technology found in the daily lives of those who work in business.

Delivering state-of-the-art hardware together with the purest version of Windows out-of-the-box is an unbeatable combination that let you and your business focus on what matters most to you.

During my time as a technology adviser for my former employer, the municipality of Askøy in Norway, a part of my job was to ensure that the municipal employees and citizens got the best experience of the technology available.

Honors, Awards and Highlights

  • March 2018
    Microsoft MVP Global Summit
    MVP Global Summit is a multi-day event that is hosted in Bellevue and at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

    With a large catalog of technical sessions and a variety of networking opportunities, the MVP Global Summit enables MVPs to connect with other MVPs, build relationships with Microsoft product managers, and provide feedback on Microsoft products and technologies.

    • December 2017
      Microsoft OneDrive Expert (MODE)
      You have been identified as one of the top IT pro influencers in the world due to your knowledge and impact on the IT pro community around Microsoft technologies.The MODE program was launched (…) as an effort to not only drive global awareness and value of OneDrive and SharePoint, but to help influencers like you build community (…) around these key technologies
      • May 2017
        Founder and speaker: MVP Dagen
        Together with Olav Tvedt, the co-founder of MVP dagen. A community event hosted by ITpro MVPs, for ITpros in Norway. The event is strongly inspired by theNorth-American MVP Day, by Dave and Kristal Kawula
      • January 2017
        Microsoft Windows and Devices for IT MVP
        Received Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for showing technical expertise and sharing support and passion for Windows and Devices for IT.

        An MVP are selected after showing great commitment to help others with Microsoft technologies, sharing of information and knowledge about Microsoft products in various forums, both online and offline.

      • November 2016
        Microsoft MVP Global Summit
      • September 2016
        Speaker: Ignite Atlanta - Multiple sessions
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        Hosting a total of five sessions and recording one podcast, I covered topics like client storage management, mass-OSD on modern devices as well as thinking new when it comes to imaging of modern devices
      • February 2016
        Speaker: NIC Oslo - Surface Pro & Book explained
        Featuring MVP Olav Tvedt, the two of us are tearing down the different details and features from the latest state-of-the-art devices from Microsoft
      • January 2016
        Microsoft Windows and Devices for IT ITpro MVP
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        Received Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for showing technical expertise and sharing support and passion for Windows and Devices for IT.

        An MVP are selected after showing great commitment to help others with Microsoft technologies, sharing of information and knowledge about Microsoft products in various forums, both online and offline.

      • November 2015
        Microsoft MVP Global Summit
        MVP Global Summit is a multi-day event that is hosted in Bellevue and at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

        With a large catalog of technical sessions and a variety of networking opportunities, the MVP Global Summit enables MVPs to connect with other MVPs, build relationships with Microsoft product managers, and provide feedback on Microsoft products and technologies.

      • October 2015
        Speaker: TechDays Sweden - Microsoft Surface is Commitment Excellence Intelligence and Focus
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        MVP Magnus Haglund and myself presented a session focusing on business needs and personal efficiency, demonstration how the Surface family and its sibs really are changing the game plan in schools, banking, retail, health care and public sector as we speak.

        It’s not really about technology at all, it’s all about how technology is used to leverage and innovate life. Our focus on the usage of technology rather than technology itself by highlighting customer cases and or scenarios that the audience can relate to.

      • May 2015
        Speaker: Ignite Chicago - Connected standby and mobile connectivity
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        So what is mobile connectivity and connected standby? Giving an in-debth insight of the secrets behind Surface and Windows operating systems
      • February 2015
        Speaker: NIC Oslo - Optimizing Surface deployment and connected standby
        Teaming up with MVP Olav Tvedt and giving an technical explanation to what makes Surface to thedelicate enterprise device for your business.
      • January 2015
        Microsoft Surface ITpro MVP
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        Received Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for showing technical expertise and sharing support and passion for Surface.

        An MVP are selected after showing great commitment to help others with Microsoft technologies, sharing of information and knowledge about Microsoft products in various forums, both online and offline.

      • November 2014
        Speaker: TechDays Sweden - Shaping the Future using the Microsoft Surface family
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        MVP Magnus Haglund and myself presented a session focusing on business needs and personal efficiency, demonstration how the Surface family and its sibs really are changing the game plan in schools, banking, retail, health care and public sector as we speak.

        It’s not really about technology at all, it’s all about how technology is used to leverage and innovate life. Our focus on the usage of technology rather than technology itself by highlighting customer cases and or scenarios that the audience can relate to.

      • November 2014
        Microsoft MVP Global Summit
        MVP Global Summit is a multi-day event that is hosted in Bellevue and at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

        With a large catalog of technical sessions and a variety of networking opportunities, the MVP Global Summit enables MVPs to connect with other MVPs, build relationships with Microsoft product managers, and provide feedback on Microsoft products and technologies.

      • October 2014
        Speaker: How ICT changes everything
        As one of three speakers talking about IT Security where my subject was ``How ICT changes everything``.

        Some of the topics was the development on social media, how some of the big companies use us as a merchandise - selling information about us, how we interact on the internet and how to be aware of safety issues on the internet.

      • January 2014
        Microsoft Surface ITpro MVP
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        Received Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for showing technical expertise and sharing support and passion for Surface.

        An MVP are selected after showing great commitment to help others with Microsoft technologies, sharing of information and knowledge about Microsoft products in various forums, both online and offline.

      • March 2013
        Keynote speaker: What will the future eCommunity be like
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        How can the public sector become more user-friendly and increase the quality of their services? How can we facilitate a smart and efficient use of ICT in society?

        In today's society the residents puts increased demands on services in Norway. Earlier, we were the leader in digital services internationally, but compared to other European countries, Norway is currently far behind in digitization degree. This is a challenge every single sector, municipal and agency can not or should resolve on its own.

        Full digitalization means much more than being able to download the form from the website and it places high demands on organizations and employees. How can the public sector become more user friendly and enhance their services? Or how can we facilitate a smart and efficient use of ICT in the society? There is no need to reinvent the wheel again - take a chance and learn from those who have already overcome obstacles.