Meet Morten Rasmussen

Studying: Business Intelligence 
Position: Junior Business Intelligence Consultant
Employed since: June 2016
Fun fact: I can deadlift more than 250 kg

MY BACKGROUND

I was born and raised in southern Jutland. Between school and computer games, my big passion has always been sailboat racing. When I was younger, I competed in several different dinghy classes before switching to larger boats. I later turned to coaching and for five years, I coached some of the best youth sailors in Denmark.

The competitive racing is limited nowadays, but if you have a sailboat that needs its sails trimmed, let me know – otherwise, I’m sure we can find something else to compete in.

Morten Rasmussen

WHY I WANTED TO WORK FOR DC

I wanted to work with business and IT, and in DC I could do exactly that. DC is born digital in every sense of the phrase and I found that very alluring. Further, being as early in my career as I am, I wanted to work in a place where change is embraced rather than feared – and where better to find that than in a company that is one of Denmark’s best examples of successful entrepreneurship?

It’s a pretty cool combination of having to understand the ever-changing world of energy trading and knowing how to work with different software and programming languages.

Morten Rasmussen, Junior Business Intelligence Consultant

WHAT I DO

I used to work in Trade Support but recently switched to Business Intelligence. In Trade Support, I supported the traders, dispatched power across Europe and developed tools to assist both trading and dispatching.

Now, in Business Intelligence, I help to ensure that traders, dispatchers and pretty much everyone in DC have the data they need, when they need it, to do their job most effectively.

MY TYPICAL WORK DAY

My job is to deliver the right data, at the right time, to the right people. So that’s what I try to do. With the help from my talented colleagues, the Microsoft BI stack, and a whole lot of time spent Googling answers, I work with development and maintenance of solutions that extract, transform, load and present data to people across all DC teams.

To do this, I spend my time on a mixture of analysis and development. This means that most days, I will be around the business asking questions and specifying requirements before finally sitting down by my desk to develop a solution. It’s a pretty cool combination of having to understand the ever-changing world of energy trading and knowing how to work with different software and programming languages.

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THE BEST PART OF MY JOB

Data is the backbone that drives all decision-making in DC. Without it, there is no accounting, no risk management and no trading. Without data you’re just another person with an opinion, and well, opinions aren’t exactly known for supporting strong decisions.

This means that my job matters – a lot! – and I really like that. I like working with IT, but I don’t want to be disconnected from where the money is made. My current position allows for exactly that. I get to work with some of the most cutting-edge business intelligence technologies, while keeping close in touch with the business.

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