About Me

I have worked professionally in the IT industry for over a decade and has since 2008 I have worked on the Microsoft platform as a Developer, Architect and Technical Product Manager. During my time at Webtop I have developed websites, portals and business applications and have been responsible for defining standards, guidelines and ensuring that best practices were followed on projects. In 2009 I developed the first version of Wizdom which today is Europe’s most widely used and fastest growing intranet on SharePoint. Today I lead the development teams and are responsible for the product development department in Webtop.

As a person I am analytical, quality aware and creative. One of my greatest professional strengths is that I have experience with the entire process of creating solutions – from concept to design, development, test and delivery. I can grasp technical details and communicate these to project participants, end-users and decision makers.

Several times during my career I have moved outside of my comfort zone. This has developed me as a person and given me the opportunity to learn something new about my personal and professional skills. I love being challenged, both personally and professionally.

A day in My life

  • 06-08: Family morning routine
  • 08-17: Managing Development Team
  • 17-18: Running or going to the gym
  • 18-21: Quality family time
  • 21-23: Getting updated on Technology
  • 23-06: Sleep

Experience

Technical Product Manager

Webtop, July 2014 – (current position)

  • Responsible for the SharePoint Intranet product
  • Part of executive management group with responsibility for technology
  • Manager of 12 developers
  • Pre-sales activities
  • Speaker at conferences
  • Internal and external training
Results:
  • The product has become market leader and is rated best product
  • The department have grown from a single team to 3 agile development teams
  • Initiated outsourcing cooperation to increase the capacity and flexibility
  • Reduced time-to-market on by introducing agile principles

SharePoint Consultant

Webtop, January 2014 – July 2014 (7 months)

  • Responsible for transforming on-premises SharePoint product to cloud product.
  • Advisory and technical sparring with the team.
  • Internal and external training
Results:
  • Launch of product for SharePoint Online
  • Created new Software as a Service business model

Freelancer

Jess Lassen Consulting, May 2013 – January 2014 (9 months)

  • Implementation of SharePoint and Office 365 for small / medium businesses.
  • Development of websites for small / medium businesses.
  • Technical Advisory on SharePoint projects.
Results:
  • Usability portal for large Danish pension company
  • Website for the Danish photo studio

Chief Architect for SharePoint Intranet Product

Webtop, December 2010 – May 2013 (2 years, 6 months)

  • Responsible for the development of a standardized SharePoint intranet product.
  • Design, development and maintenance.
  • Define standards, guidelines and ensure that best practices were followed
  • Internal and external training
Results:
  • Established a solid product platform
  • Projects based on the product was delivered with more speed and financial security
  • The product was successful in several industries (banks, schools, public sector, etc.)
  • Best financial year in company history (16 years)

SharePoint / .NET Developer

Webtop, April 2008 – December 2010 (2 years, 9 months)

  • Architecture and development
  • Support
  • Training
Results:
  • Changed the development methodology in SharePoint projects
  • Implementation of websites to several Danish public authorities
  • Intranet and Extranet for a major Danish union
  • Document Management System to a patent company.

Web Designer / Developer

Communikanten, January 2006 – April 2008 (2 years, 4 months)

  • Graphic Design
  • Frontend Development
  • Backend Development
Results:
  • Development of e-commerce website for Danish retail company.
  • Integration between ERP systems and CMS platform.
  • Migration of Lotus Notes website to new CMS platform for pharmaceutical company.

Media Graphic Designer

Scanman Group, January 2003 – January 2006 (3 years, 1 month)

  • Internships as part of media graphics program
  • Web design and development
  • Graphic design and image processing
Results:
  • Graduated and received certificate of apprenticeship