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Meet our new CTO: T. Alexander Lystad

“I’m thrilled to take on the role as CTO of Visma”, says Alex, who started his Visma career as a software developer. Read on and get to know him, his journey thus far, and his plans for the future.

Alex is a familiar face for many of our colleagues. As a great advocate not only for technology but also for communicating his knowledge in understandable and engaging ways, his presence makes a solid mark on social platforms both inside and outside of Visma.

He’s been around the Visma block since he first joined us back in 2012. After a few years as a Technical Quality Assurer working with automated testing and delivery of one of our payroll products, Alex took on greater responsibility for our public cloud journey. In 2021, he was appointed as Director of Cloud and Engineering. Since then, he and the Cloud and Engineering department have assisted Visma companies with best practices for developing, delivering and operating cloud software.

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As Director of Cloud and Engineering, he was one of the architects behind Visma’s methodology for technical due diligence and led over 120 processes related to our recent acquisitions. Now, he’s ready for new challenges as CTO.

The public cloud journey continues

Alex credits diversity, both in terms of technology and people, for his continuing journey with Visma. He’s had the opportunity to work with a variety of technology over the years: from top modern serverless and event-driven systems to software systems that were developed way back in time. These experiences have shaped his plans for the future as our CTO.

“I’m thrilled to take on the role as CTO of Visma. We’re a leading cloud software company, and I believe Visma is perfectly set up for continued success in this rapidly changing world. I’m looking forward to working with my talented and passionate colleagues to ensure that we translate our advantages into innovative products that have a positive impact on society.”

T. Alexander Lystad

Alex and his team will ensure that Visma continues to use the latest and most advanced technology to deliver smart and secure software. He’s taken on this opportunity at a critical time and is ready to face the challenges of today’s ever-changing digital landscape. He’s already strengthened our software range and competence through introducing many new companies to Visma over the years. It’s safe to say this is merely the beginning. 

“When we give competent and passionate people freedom and support, magical things happen. I believe this is one of the core principles that makes Visma such an attractive home for software companies and people that are passionate about product development.”

T. Alexander Lystad

We’re happy to have Alex working with colleagues across different departments, Visma companies, and the board to ensure a world-class product development community. He’s always been passionate about creating innovative products, and we’re excited to see where his vision will lead us.

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