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Alexandra Larsson is currently the Chief Information Architect and Head of Ecosystem Facilitation at Combitech. Combitech is a technology consultancy of about 1800 people fully owned by Saab Group – the defense and security company. Her main role today is a senior digitalisation advisor for digital transformation and how to leverage the platform economy as an incumbent enterprise organisation.

She served as full-time commissioned officer in the Swedish Air Force for over 20 years. She achieved the rank of Major (OF-3) and serve a reserve officer right now . Her roles include Strategic Architect Information Management, Technical Lead Concept System for Intelligence and Security and staff officer at the Armed Forces Headquarters Procurement & Training Command and the Intelligence & Security Branch. Previously she served as the Concept Lead at the Joint Concept Development and Experimentation Centre (JCDEC) in Enköping responsible for developing information and knowledge management methods and supporting technology.

She has a background from a a front-line fighter squadron working with training fighter pilots in academia as well as mission planning and electronic warfare. She also has completed bachelor level studies in Political Science at the University of Lund in southern Sweden.

Her experience in using EMC Documentum started in 2006 when it was first introduced at the JCDEC. Since then the experimentation platform has grown significantly and is now a fully service-oriented architecture with EMC Documentum as a core component together with other Enterprise software. Alexandra has spoken at several events such as the Swedish Documentum User Group, Momentum 08 in Prague, Futurum Conference in Stockholm dec 2009, Apache Lucene Eurocon 2010 in Prague, EMC World 2010 in Boston and Computer Sweden ECM Conference in 2011.

Alexandra is also one of the two women serving in the Swedish Armed Forces with a background as a transsexual woman. To read more about her personal story see her personal web page: www.alexandra.st

Alexandra – not ”Alex” please

Being in the Enterprise Content Management business means that we all care about metadata and tagging. So do I, but also from a more personal perspective. It is important for me that people  call me ”Alexandra” and not ”Alex”. I know that people sometimes pick short or petnames for people maybe because it is easier to say it or so, but for me it is important to have a name that is feminine. Alex is also a name that is on the Swedish list of so called gender-neutral names. Since I struggled so long to be the woman I am today I do not want people to wonder if this person called Alex could be a man before they have even met me. That makes it harder for me to be who I am.

Thank you so much for understanding!

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  1. Hello,

    I have been following your tweets and blog for a bit now, very interesting, and wonder if I can put a link to your blog from mine?

    Thanks!
    James

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