Featured Citizen – Joakim Kedbrant


It is with great pleasure that we welcome Joakim Kedbrant to Cortex City!

We got the chance to sit down and talk with Joakim for a few minutes, asking him some questions about his background and what excites him about our growing city.

It turns out that Joakim brings a very solid management and leadership experience with him to the city, and that seems to be a trend — we attract lots of leaders, thinkers, engineers, marketers, and other crazy people. And except for an absolutely pitiful choice of hockey team to root for, we were unable to find any major character flaws in this energetic and dynamic citizen.

So, Joakim, tell us a bit about who you are.

First of all, thanks for letting me pass the city gates! 

I like big hairy challenges and to work with likewise. I represent lifelong and continuous learning, and of course Brynäs IF. Did i mention that I have a passion for ice-hockey, carpentry, windsurfing, my wife and 3 lovely boys? In any case, I am totally into specifics like leadership, system thinking, making connections, strategic design, implementation, business transformation and people — and why they behave like they do. And, after (too) many years of thinking — I have started a project to create a cloud based management system as a framework for organisations to move from A to B.”

Sounds interesting, and it would be great to hear more about this management system sometime.  Let’s talk about your background and strengths. What sets you apart from others, in your opinion?

“Well, I possess the rare ability to hone in on large strategic objectives while also paying attention to the finer details. I have more than twenty years of executive management experience in different endeavours, and a huge pile of passion invested. I see myself on the level in life where I combine the beauty of design thinking and doing. For living, I run my own consulting company (named Ideation — idea to implementation), since 3 years back.”

Alright, with that background I think you’ve found the perfect place to live, right here in Cortex City.  Final question; what do you expect from the city, and what can other citizens expect from you?

Cortex City seems to me like a fresh and at same time casual community to share and learn things in life — which suits me well. I’m looking forward to the journey ahead, walk the streets of the city, and to get to know new citizens and neighbourhoods. By the way, some additional business would be a nice side-effect a long the way. All in all, I have a good feeling about this.

Well said, and we’re delighted that you’ve decided to move in here. Everyone, join me in welcoming Joakim to Cortex City!

Bjorn “The Mayor” Karlsson

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