The cavnessHR Podcast by cavnessHR published on 2018-03-26T08:01:01Z Bruce Bjorklund is a senior software architect, entrepreneur, and US Army veteran. Having moved to the Pacific Northwest after a sudden military career sickness, and like a stroke of luck Bruce got his foot in the door of the video game industry at Gas Powered Games as an entry level production assistant. Upon teaching himself how to code in his spare time. Bruce was taken under the wing of then CEO Chris Taylor, where he was put in charge of his R&D projects. He then continued building games and prototypes for companies like Disney, Microsoft, and Wargaming, where his beloved gaming studio suddenly lost all contracts. Ready to move on to the next challenge. Bruce quit his dream job to chase another dream - starting his own business. After crashing his first startup within the first year, and battling personal life issues. Bruce found himself living out of his mini cooper with his wife and french bulldog. He immediately pivoted and landed himself in enterprise consulting while quickly becoming the go-to consultant for all the high profile contracts; assisting companies like Microsoft, Disney, and Concur. Bruce’s mentor, Steven Anderson, broke off to start yet another company; Sirrus7, where Bruce left Disney Interactive to take ownership of building an internet-of-things platform from the ground up - Elevat, IOT. Bruce quickly earned the title of chief architect for Elevat. Where he has played a critical role in architecting, designing and building a next-generation internet-of-things platform that has successfully raised series A, and was the driving force for over $3 million in revenue. The entire time Bruce was driving success for his clients, he was also building his next startup - Hyxus, INC, a next-generation agriculture logistics and traceability system that is planned to be released later this year.