Emma Jansson, Executive Trainee EVP CTO
What does it mean being a CTO trainee?
As the CTO trainee, I work in the Technology organization. Technology is responsible for Tele2’s network infrastructure, including the exciting technologies of 5G, streaming services and automation. Besides getting the opportunity to shadow and support our CTO in his work, I get to work with 800 other intelligent and passionate people on different projects within Tech. I think it is important to highlight that there were no expectations on me to be an expert within tech to manage this role when I started, what is needed is a hunger to learn quickly, and to love the fast pace of change that comes with our future technology.
Which is your favorite company value?
Fearless! You must be fearless to take on this role, where everyone really relies on you to deliver and to develop. It can be a bit terrifying at times, coming in as a newly graduate to the top management of this large and established company, but with a fearless attitude, everything is possible!
What surprised you the most when you started at Tele2?
It surprised me how quickly people started to ask for my advice, my input and perspective of different situations. It is cool to see that Tele2 really encourage new ideas, even from someone who doesn’t have the same years of experience as they have.
What is most interesting/exciting with working at Tele2?
Tele2 have high ambitions and always look to challenge status quo. This means that everyone at the company always aim for the stars in order to become the smartest telco in the world. The high ambitions and challenger attitude inspire me a lot.
What is the working environment like?
It is fun, fast-paced and challenging, which is perfect for quick development. Everyone you meet is kind and enthusiastic about their areas.
How was the recruitment process?
The recruitment process was a great start to really get to know the organization, as all the steps really mirrored the way Tele2 works. I also got the chance to meet many of the executives and the former trainees, who all provided a good understanding of the program.
How much time to get to spend with the other trainees?
I see the trainees almost every day, either for lunch, a course or the occasional after work. I really appreciate that we have each other, and that we early on built a foundation of trust and friendship.