5 minutes interview #17 – Morten Emil Sørenes
November 13, 2009
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My first meeting with Morten was at School. He was a substitute teacher for us in 4th or 5th grade. The first he did was sitting on his chair and put his legs up on the desk. This might explain why I always do this… When I started in Omega I heard his name, and after seeing his face, which hadn’t change much in 15 years, I recognized him. We’ve had a lot of fun about him being my teacher. Now he’s the head of all system departments.
What where your first position in Omega? Do you remember your first day?
I started as a trainee, and in fact I had never logged on a network before. In my interview I had a major fight with this dude they had hired to perform the interviews. So I can truly say I was really nervous!
What other positions have you had in Omega? Any programming?
Once upon a time, a looong, looong time ago I was actually able to program. Never a star, but I survived. After this period as a system engineer, I think I have had almost any and all positions possible: Project Manager, Department Manager, Business Development Manager and Head of Project Systems.
What are your responsibilities as chief of system departments?
My responsibilities today are many, but I think the most important is to try to make our division an exciting and good place to work by bringing new clients and challenges to the table and increase our professionalism. Of course, at the end of the day everything cooks down to money, but I try not to focus too much on this.
Do you have any hobbies?
Hobbies? Who’s got time for hobbies? When you get family and house, life changes quite some, and time for yourself is sometimes hard to get. Therefore I started bringing my daughter on hunting and fishing when she was 3 years old, and now we make a good team. Besides this I’ve bought diving equipment and been certified to dive, I’ll try it out this summer!