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How to cultivate a culture of innovation in your development team?


Erik Björkman

Erik Björkman

CEO & co-founder

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In this episode of Breakfast Bar Podcast Series, Oleg Sadikov, the co-founder and CEO at Devico & DeviQA, sits down with Erik Björkman, CEO & co-founder at Stella Sleep, to dive into the dynamic world of AI technology and sleep app development. Discover the importance of mentorship, the impact of structured leadership, and the critical role of non-consensus ideas in cultivating a culture of innovation, as well as gain insights into talent acquisition, the challenges associated with IT outsourcing, and the unique characteristics of the tech industry in Sweden. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, seasoned business leader, or simply curious about the intersection of AI and app development, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Erik’s diverse experiences in broadcasting, sales, and marketing across multiple countries.

  • Creating a meditation and sleep content app, exploring the challenges and triumphs.

  • How to utilize OpenAI's API and the potential applications of AI in the industry.

  • Advancements in creating personalized experiences for parents and children.

  • Juggling CEO responsibilities, fatherhood, and educational pursuits.

  • The impact of mentorship and structured leadership on fostering innovation.

  • Hiring in the tech industry and challenges of IT outsourcing.

  • The distinct features of the tech landscape in Sweden.

  • Key takeaways from the entrepreneurial journey, AI integration, and leadership experiences.

  • Advice for companies considering IT outsourcing.

Join the Breakfast Bar to listen to engaging discussions guided by a prominent industry expert who willingly imparts a treasure trove of knowledge and experience.

Oleg Sadikov


Oleg Sadikov

Co-founder and CEO at Devico & DeviQA

As a tech entrepreneur and founder of Devico and DeviQA, Oleg excels in shaping business strategy, forging partnerships, and driving innovative transformation.

Erik Björkman


Erik Björkman

CEO & co-founder

Erik Björkman is a versatile professional with a background spanning finance, entrepreneurship, and leadership roles across international markets.

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