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Oyvind Vik
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Attended University of Houston
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It's official! We are one of best places to work in Houston as chosen by employees, according to Houston Chronicle! Thank you everyone for making Omega such a great place to spend our day! 
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Using the same information technology the same way as everyone else gives you no competitive advantage
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Work life is not bad in New Orleans #teched2013 
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Does the Influence Curve breed Complacency?
Most colleagues in the project management profession are familiar with what is often referred to as the Cost Influence Curve. Put briefly it documents the decreasing level of control to influence project costs as the project evolves in time. The best description of this concept was written by the late Stanford professor Boyd C. Paulson, Jr. In 1976 he wrote a landmark article in the Journal of the Construction Division (American Society of Civil ...
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The classic IT Enterprise Systems implementation includes a team of in-house personnel from the functional side as well as IT, a software vendor who provides the software product, and a
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Did you know you can use @Bing(yes, Bing!) to Stay Up to Date?
http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141105003530-16907278-using-bing-to-stay-up-to-date
One of my colleagues in the industry asked me a while back how I stay up to date on industry news. At the time I wasn't doing anything special to stay up to date; I got insights from my network, read
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Are you rewarding your current customers, or are you giving them the worst possible deal because they probably don't go through the hassle of shopping around? Let me tell you about my latest experi...
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#comcast crooks want $50 for a modem we supposedly had from 2005, and $400 for a dvr we returned that they failed to record #fail
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Glad all is well again. :)  If you ever need anything in the future, I'm here to help.  Enjoy what's left of the summer! 
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Worth the wait... #teched2013
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I'll probably sell the RT. Been playing with the Pro for about an hour, and I really like it!
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How to resolve the online privacy concerns...

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According to a recent survey cited by Microsoft 85% of Americans are concerned about their online privacy, yet few take action to alleviate their concern. Although Microsoft's step to educate consumer...
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Occupation
Technology Executive exported from Norway now located in Houston, TX
Employment
  • Omega Project Solutions
    President, present
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Øyvind Vik
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Simplifying technology to make us effective
Introduction

I am a technology evangelist on a quest to simplify technology so that we become more effective in what we set out to do. I believe technology done right makes us better humans:

"Technology is what separates us from the Middle Ages; indeed it is what separates us from the way we lived 50,000 or more years ago. More than anything else technology creates our world. It creates our wealth, our economy, our very way of being." - Arthur, W. Brian.

I lead a team of 75+ software engineers and oil and gas project management professionals to streamline major energy companies’ project management capabilities using information technology.

I speak Norwegian, English and Spanish and have 15+ years global expertise from major oil and gas companies. 

Bragging rights
2014 Houston Fast 100, Glass Explorer, 2013 Houston Business Journal's Best Places to Work Finalist, 2012 Houston FastTech 50, Global Energy MBA, Project Management Professional (PMP)
Education
  • University of Houston
    Global Energy MBA, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Bergen
    Information Science, 1992 - 1996
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