"Today, I work as a business developer at SSAB. I combine strategic planning and market insights on a global scale to make business decisions that contribute to the company's vision of a stronger and more sustainable world," says Anton Källström.
From an early age, Anton Källström realised that the combination of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship is important for human development. After high school, Anton decided that he wanted to pursue a career in the industry, and the best way to achieve that goal was to start the industrial engineering and management program at Linköping University.
"When I began my studies at the university, I had the privilege of interacting with a diverse community of humble, intelligent, and ambitious individuals. At LiU, I experienced a collaborative environment that promotes knowledge exchange, creativity, and personal development," says Anton Källström.
Anton recalls that when he was choosing a university, the industrial engineering and management program at Linköping University stood out because it encompassed technology, economics, and management. Additionally, he had heard good things about the university.
Anton explains that the program during his studies was more than a typical engineering education. He mentions that the program provided students with the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in practice.
"We worked on real business cases, collaborating with large companies from various industries, which provided us with the right foundation to shape a meaningful future."
Anton's interest in business development, advanced technology, and the Swedish automotive industry led him and his co-author to conduct their thesis work at Volvo Cars' headquarters in Gothenburg.
"The result of our thesis work gave us a deeper technical and business insight into product development projects and how different teams collaborate in large agile organisations. After that, we decided to publish our work openly so that others around the world could benefit from our findings and contribute to society's development."