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Hi, my name is Ann Sjökvist.
I’m positive by nature and was obviously born with an Inquiring Mindset that has helped me find solutions to all kind of obstacles.
I believe the only function that a problem/obstacle has is to be solved.
Never loose a Holy Curiosity – Albert Einstein
I am very thankful to three persons at former Nixdorf Computer who gave me the opportunity to start my IT career in Finland. Markku K, Markku S, and Kim F – these men are great by heart. Thanks to them I started as a programmer, and then was transferred to support, even though I actually didn’t know the Finnish language that well. Recommend this if you really need to learn a new language and fast.
Since then, I have been blessed with the opportunities of working in many different roles like Analysts, System Analysts, Software Test Engineer and Test Manager, Customer Care/ Support, Project Manager, Integration Specialist, SaaS Production Manager, Oracle Certified DB Specialist, COO. My experience as a COO introduced me to Sales and Marketing, which I found is very inspiring. Also opportunities to find new innovative solutions make my day.
I love helping customers find good solutions. H2H business is my cup of tea.
My Oracle trip started with an Oracle6 book, that I bought in Sydney 1995. My actual work with Oracle started as a programmer for software on an Oracle7 database. Since then I have been working on every version till Oracle12c. My road with 12c started in late 2013, so still much to learn.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein
Once my passion – shooting & hunting
Shooting and hunting was for very long time a huge passion in my life, and my goal was Sydney 2000 in Moving Target.
Achievements in Sports/Moving Target: European Champion, European Team Champion, bronze medal in World Championship.
With hard, passion and pioneer work in moving target women/girls finally got an own shooting class in 1993, but the dream of an Olympic Event for women was never fulfilled. Moving Target event was also removed for men after Sydney 2000.
This Gold medal was almost taken away from us, since two other teams made a protest to the jury; the reason “a girl was in the Swedish Team”. Luckily back than there were no rule against girls/women participating. Soon after this incident competitions started to get a “for boys/men only” tag.
At a Finnish Championship in the late 80s, I wasn’t allowed to shoot the final, since I was a woman – even though my result was the same as the winner of the competition before the final.
Soon after this, a group of men in Finland sent a letter to the Finnish Shooting Association, saying “girls/women are not able to shoot 60 shots, since they don’t have the strength (even though a tiny girl shoot like a man)“, so they should only shoot 40 shots, and shall not be permitted to shoot among men.
After all this fuzz, it didn’t take long before women/girls had its own event, and could only shoot 40 shots. And the first European Championship for women was held in Brno, Czech Republic. This gold medal is very special to me.
All struggle for women’s rights to shoot Moving Target eventually paid off – Now they have their own events in WC and EC. – Is this cool or not?
Take Care, Stay Well, and enjoy the Challenges Life Brings!
Turku July 2015