Henrik, who are you?
Hi, I am Henrik a Customer Success Engineer at Forkbeard. I’ve been born in Japan and only a few months old we moved to South Korea for a few years before heading back to Norway. Just a few years later we decided we hadn’t had enough of South Korea, so back we went. After another stint there for a total of seven years, we decided five years in Dubai would be our next adventure. Finally moving back to Norway again I settled down for approximately 18 years and it was my time to shake loose the travel bug and moved to Ireland for a few years. Not saying my travels are over, but as the saying goes “Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.”
What did you do before you started working at Forkbeard and how does this experience benefit your current role?
Through the years, I’ve had lots of different roles. Chiefly among those was as an Air Surveillance Officer in the Royal Norwegian Air Force, Customer Coordinator at Telenor Digital, and an Order Support Specialist at Apple. Always having been interested in technology and my studies within UX Design, as well as experience in customer support, is great for the Customer Success Engineer role at Forkbeard.
What drew you to Forkbeard?
Where do I start? It’s a small company with an amazing idea and vision. Being a small company, you get a chance to chip in on many levels and truly get great insight and understanding of the entire company, as well as an immersion that is difficult to find. The opportunity to be part of the innovation and what I believe is the next big thing in technology is truly incredible.
What’s the best thing about working at Forkbeard?
We’re like a big family and it’s amazing to see how we pull together and can all contribute in our own way. As mentioned, everyone chips in and the diversity in the workday is a great motivator.
What does your typical day look like at Forkbeard?
There is no typical day! And it’s exactly how I like it. All from a full day of meetings to a day on the phone/computer or out on an installation. You never quite know what might be waiting for you the next day.
How will Forkbeard help you with both your personal and professional development?
With such a small close-knitted group of people, I’m learning all sorts of things. Insights into how others work and their different perspectives. It helps me see things in a different light and is something I will take with me in the future.
What’s the coolest place you’ve traveled to?
There have been so many cool places through the years. One that easily springs to mind though was a wadi (in Dubai a valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the rainy season) trip. I was young at the time but camping out in the desert with no artificial lights in sight, a campfire and seeing the stars at night and jumping into pools of water in the middle of the desert is a memory I won’t forget soon.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I’m a bit of an all-rounder. I’ll go to the pub with mates, play squash (almost made the junior national Norwegian team back when I was young and energetic…), watch some series and movies, read, go for trips, downhill skiing or just procrastinate the day away with reddit or YouTube and a hot cup of chocolate.
And finally, anything you’d like to say to the reader?
The Forkbeard indoor positioning system is going to revolutionise the way we work indoors. Join the movement and get involved! Maybe we can fix a demo-kit so you can test the potential yourself? Get in touch, we’d be happy to have a chat.