Hello NAV community,
Please allow me to introduce myself: My name is Erik Tidén, and it is an honor and a privilege for me to take on the role of General Manager, Microsoft Dynamics NAV R&D. I am excited about the prospects of working with all of you who are involved with NAV. It is a great product with a community that enjoys an industry-wide reputation for passion and excellence. I consider myself fortunate to be joining this tradition and to have the opportunity to take NAV to even greater heights together with all of you.
What do I bring to the party?
You might ask what I will be bringing to the NAV community. Well, after 20 years of experience in business software solutions, I am passionate about building great software. My recent experience includes executive roles at HP and at SAP, where I was General Manager and Global Head of Custom Development. Prior to that, I held the position of Senior Vice President for SAP CRM Development, where I was responsible for the software development of SAP’s award winning CRM 7.0 product.
What do I want from the role?
Working closely with customers and partners is a big part of why I have found my past roles so rewarding. I especially enjoy working with small and medium-sized companies. They are every bit as sophisticated as large enterprises in their business requirements, yet they have the added challenges of simplicity and ultra-low TCO.
The heart of NAV
If Vedbaek is the home of NAV, then you could say that I have already entered the NAV community, having recently moved to Denmark with my wife. The heart of NAV, however, is not in one geographical location, but wherever the partners and customers work with the product around the world.
There will be many opportunities for me to meet with you, the people of the NAV community soon, and I look forward to my journey starting with Directions US in Phoenix, Arizona on October 27th-30th.
General Manager, Microsoft Dynamics NAV R&D