360 Team Leader
I’ve worked at Skillfinder for just over a year focused on the permanent recruitment of creative professionals in the Swedish Digital Media, Gaming, Streaming & FinTech markets. I currently manage a team of consultants; who like me have a keen interest in both the sectors that we work in and finding strong talents for our partners.
What games am I playing right now?
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | Marvels Spider-Man
Games I’m highly anticipating:
Last of Us Part II | Ghosts of Tsushima | Marvel’s Avengers | Cyberpunk 2077
I’m a self-proclaimed Marvel geek – and have an interest in all things Marvel; especially the films. Feel free to test my knowledge, but don’t bother asking me about anything D.C related.
I started my career in recruitment in 2015 working within the German & Swedish Markets. Over the course of 5 years I have managed teams of up to 20 people, held Training Manager positions and built up long-lasting relationships with many different companies across my markets. In the last year I have specialised in building a brand-new market for Skillfinder across a few different sectors in Sweden, namely FinTech, Gaming and Digital Media.
Sweden – Game Studios – FinTech – Start-ups – Streaming – Digital Media
Stockholm – Europe’s start-ups' powerhouse
Stockholm – Europe’s start-ups' powerhouseSpotify, one of the world's most popular audio streaming platform with more than 200 million users worldwide, Klarna, the payment solution and Mojang, the company responsible for creating Minecraft. Despite the fact that they all operate in a different industry, they have one thing in common: all of them were born in Stockholm, not to mention Skype which is Sweden's first unicorn.To have a full picture of Stockholm's position in the tech world, it is worth taking a look at how Sweden's capital looks in comparison with other cities. According to the World Economic Forum, Stockholm is among the 20 most high-tech cities in the world and 2nd European city after London (World Economic Forum, 2017). Sweden is the home to more than 8,000 start-ups. Borrowing the words of Jonathan Forster from Spotify: I'd be very worried for an investor if Sweden wasn't on their road trip (The Telegraph, 2015). There is no doubt that Stockholm plays a key role in the world's start-ups ecosystem.That being said, Stockholm is a must have on the list when considering relocation. It is a vibrant, diverse and stylish city. Furthermore, Sweden offers an outstanding work culture providing a true work-life balance.My company specialises in IT recruitment (mainly Java and .NET) across the Nordics countries, focusing on Stockholm. I work alongside superb consulting, start-ups and product companies. Whether you are already in Stockholm and looking for a new challenge or considering relocation, feel free to reach out to me to explore your options. If you run a company or are involved in hiring processes, I would be more than happy to discuss your current recruitment requirements. Contact details: Milosz Jagusztyn +44 20 3763 9527Sources:World Economic Forum, 2017, These are the 25 most high-tech cities in the world,viewed 24 June 2019, <https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/08/these-are-the-25-most-high-tech-cities-in-the-world>.The Telegraph, 2015, How Sweden became the startup capital of Europe, viewed 24 June 2019 <https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/11689464/How-Sweden-became-the-startup-capital-of-Europe.html>.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Why now?
Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Why now?I've never really delved deep into the world of Robotic process Automation (RPA); I was always under the impression that it was simply a workflow tools often withheld to manage more repetitive tasks and activities in the workplace.With AI and Machine Learning making a huge impact in enterprise businesses around the globe in recent years, and an increasing openness to using AI for decision making, specialists are now using Machine Learning to help those same "Robots" notice changes in behaviour and spot patterns allowing them to handle more and more complex tasks in the workplace.Speaking to a few senior managers in Data Science and Analytics departments in large companies across the Nordics, I've been made aware of an ever increasing need for skilled RPA developers with experience in BluePrism. This has prompted a personal interest in further understanding the evolution of business process automation; from the 1970's when people used computers for rudimentary automation to now, when people are creating robots that can adapt to change and automate activities in a constantly changing environment.BluePrism's Global ExpansionIn the past 18 years BluePrism has gone from being a small start-up based in the UK to a multinational corporation with 6 offices across the United States, 4 in Europe and 5 in Asia. It wasn't until 2016 when BluePrism became a public company, and 2017 when they released a cloud-based version of their software that the business really took off.This sudden growth allowed them to make yet another change in 2019 with the addition of a new AI engine, and now they've announced the opening of a new office right in the heart of my market; Stockholm.I'm excited to see how the introduction of this office space further impacts the RPA landscape in the Swedish capital.Robert Ekstrom the Vice President for Northern EMEA said this in his most recent interview"We already have a strong footprint in the Nordics and have seen more than 100%growth in these countries." *Recruiting in RPAI've spoken to a handful of RPA developers, managers and Data Scientists who work alongside teams of automation specialists - and asked them why they feel RPA has become such a focus for many banks, financial consultancy and large enterprise businesses in the recent years. Most of the answers were congruent; since arrival of A.I and Machine Learning in business around the world the full potential of RPA has been unlocked with many jumping on the bandwagon in the past 2-3 years.A large percentage of the developers that I've either seen or even spoken to only really had around 2 years of experience with RPA let alone with BluePrism or UiPath (another popular RPA platform) with many only sitting down to get their first BluePrism certifications in 2019.Some have estimated that the current RPA industry is worth $2.3billion, and that it could grow by 90% to roughly $4billion in the next 3 years. *If people think that the RPA, A.I and Machine Learning market are booming right now, I think that they've seen nothing yet.If you are an RPA specialist looking for a change of environment, a hiring manager looking to increase the size of your team or somebody that is simply interested in learning more about RPA - please don't hesitate to reach out to me as I'm always open to having a chat about the market. Brad HarrisRelated Links/Source* Blue Prism Continues Global Expansion Opening New Office in Sweden - Blue Prism* RPA and AI will be commoditized productivity tools within 5 years - Paul Sawyers, - 22/06/2019* Forbes - 21/12/2018 - Top Six AI And Automation Trends For 2019www.blueprism.com