Hello, and welcome to my blog! My name is Kjetil, and I work as a Business Intelligence consultant at Capgemini in Oslo, Norway. I’ve started this blog because I’m very enthusiastic about the things I do for a living, and I very much enjoy sharing and writing about things that I’m enthusiastic about.
I thought long and hard about what kind of name would be appropriate for the type of content I plan on putting out, and I realised that I didn’t want to restrict myself to things that only have to do with specific disciplines or technologies.
The common denominator for everything that I do is data. It’s not necessarily Business Intelligence or Data Science, it’s not necessarily machine learning, it’s not necessarily SQL or Microsoft Power BI or Azure or any other specific technology – but it always has to do with data in some shape or form.
Therefore, I landed on the rather unimaginative name Kjetil Åmdal’s Data Blog, which I realize is almost childish in its simplicity and literalness (especially in my mother tongue, in which it actually sounds completely asinine …), but at least does not really exclude me from writing about anything in particular.
I could even write about some of the other things I enjoy that are unrelated to my work, such as cooking and exercise, as long as I make it about data – which is more or less what I tend to do with everything anyway. My academic background is in business and economics, but I’m an IT guy at heart and I’m not afraid to get down and dirty with analytical tools and code.
I hope the aforementioned keywords and explanation sets some expectations for what kind of content I plan to provide, what form it will take and what level it will be on. I make no promises about the diligence with which I will put out content, but you can be certain that if I’m doing something fun that I want to share and can think of some way to make it interesting to somebody other than myself, it will make its way onto the blog.