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Meet the Team

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Jari Pekkanen

Jari is an experienced project manager and expert of information management who has a lot of experience in customers of public administration and private sector. Jari has a Licentiate degree in computer science and a Master's degree in accounting, as well as 25 years of practical experience in the development of wide customer-specific operative and information management solutions as a project manager, analyst and designer. Solutions of information management include sections of machine learning, Big Data, data storage, reporting solutions, cost accounting systems and management solutions (CPM). 

In his previous role Jari was responsible of public administration (state, health services, counties) tasks in customer-specific BI/DW solutions. He has experience in BI strategy and governance consulting for the finance sector and public administration. He acted, among other things, in the making of VM-funded social and health information management handbook as a technical consultant. 

Information management expert and project manager


Teemu Pekkanen


Machine learning expert

Teemu focuses on machine learning, as well as its supporting and utilizing technologies. He has strong experience in Open Source software for machine learning, such as Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, Scikit-learn etc. and various neural networks. 


Teemu Laakkonen


Full Stack Developer

For almost all of his career, Teemu has worked as a developer on projects for the Ruokavirasto and the preceding company, Mitpa. He has worked as a responsible developer on a number of projects, working in both the definition team and in implementation. 

Teemu's strengths include the rapid adoption of substance from new, previously unknown areas and the ability to act as a unifying factor between definitions and implementation. 


Miia Sorsa


Integration specialist

Miia is a technical consultant with extensive knowledge of technologies such as data warehousing, Big data, Java and various integration platforms. She has worked on many different projects in multiple roles such as application developer, analyst, technical project manager, integration specialist and data architect. 

Miia has worked extensively in carious industries and technical landscapes. 


Henna Lasarov


Software Developer

Henna is a software developer and tester in projects. She has experience in tools for manual and automatic testing. In testing she specializes in Robot Framework. Henna is also a certified OutSystems mobile developer.

Henna has previous work experience in customer service, teaching and educational assignments, and extensive pedagogical expertise. 

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Kari Natunen


CEO, Information management expert and project manager

Kari is an experienced IT manager. He has international leadership experience, business growth and new service development in a performance-driven role. He is able to establish good and trusting relationships with customers, employees and partners and can lead teams to good results. Kari has also been the leader of large-scale ICT-projects and deliveries and has consulted clients in the areas of architecture, processes and data models. 

In his previous role Kari served as provincial director in the role of vice president consulting services. He was responsible for provincial, service center tests, in-house services, both local, global and partner network for this clientele. The unit employed 60 professionals. The unit had a centralized service offering, in particular information management, billing solutions, rescue and fire fighting and product solutions reporting. Kari was responsible for reporting, analytics and big data solutions for the healthcare and municipal industries. 

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Marja Valkonen


Data warehouse expert and project manager

Marja is an expert in project management and agile development (Scrum). She has the ability to manage small, fast and easy-to-implement projects as well as large service packages. 

She is a BI expert with good knowledge and practical experience in project management, as well as consulting projects implemented using various reporting and visualization tools and in the cloud environment. She is well-versed in the following tools: Cognos Analytics, Tableau, Qlik View / Qlik Sense and PowerBI. 

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Paola Åberg


Full Stack Developer

Paola is a full stack developer with several years of experience in both modern front-end technologies and backend implementations. She also has experience in databases. 

She has been involved in several application implementation and development projects, both as a responsible developer and as part of a larger development team. 

Paola has a M.Sc. in Computer Science. In addition to her major subject, she has minor in Economics, Mathematics and Philosophy. 


Pasi Rikala


Data warehouse and reporting expert

Pasi is an experienced BI expert and data warehouse expert. He has over 20 years of experience in designing and building BI solutions and data warehouses. Pari is a certified DataVault 2.0 expert. 

In his previous roles Pasi has worked as an architect, Cognos modeler and implementer and as a general problem solver. He has provided support to his colleagues both in technical details and generally in finding best practices. 

In addition to analytics Pasi has a strong background in operating systems (various unix distros), firewalls and communications. 


Elina Sarpola


Well-being AI solutions developer

Elina is an experienced developer of analytic and AI solutions of the well-being sector. She has successfully supported the implementation of analytics and especially AI in organizations by, for example, strengthening implementation and ordering knowhow. 

Elina works as an AI "interpreter" between business and technology implementation helping to understand where AI can be utilized. In addition to interpretation Elina is an end-to-end analytics / AI solution developer, innovator, implementation coordinator, implementer and production supervisor. Also the meters for verifying the impact of AI solutions and constant improvement (aka information management) are in the spotlight. 

In addition to AI development she works in data strategy work, ecosystem and platform economy envisioning, creating new methods / concepts, research cooperation etc. promotion as well as a messenger of the possibilities of AI in several events of the industry. 


Seppo Sutinen


Data warehouse expert

Seppo is an experienced data warehouse specialist with extensive and broad experience in clients of public and private sector. Seppo has defined, designed and implemented databases for large data warehouses and associated in ETL/ELT processes. Seppo has a Data Vault 2.0 modeling certification CDVP2. 

Because of his previous work history, Seppo is easy to work with and to get along with various people as customers and in the work community. 


Pauli Rikala


Full Stack Developer

Pauli is an experienced IT generalist and has been in the business since 2007. He has experience in defining, designing and implementing a number of public and private sector information systems. 

He has a broad vision of IT solutions and is able to solve difficult and extensive problems. 

Pauli is well versed with a variety of people and is able to act in many different roles, helping the team to achieve goals and solve coming problems. 


Jari Takala


Full Stack Developer

Jari has worked on projects for Ruokavirasto and its predecessors (Elintarviketurvallisuusvirasto, Maaseutuvirasto, Maanmittauslaitoksen tietotekniikan palvelukeskus) for nearly twenty years. He has solid experience in all stages of application development. 

During numerous application maintenance and development phases, Jari has acted directly in the customer interface and has gained the customer's trust.

Jari is a M.Sc. in Computer Science. In addition to major subject studies, he has completed minor in economics and mathematics. 


Timo Viinikka


Data warehouse expert and software developer

Timo is an experienced data warehouse expert and software developer. He has experience in development and maintenance projects for several operating systems in the customer interface. He has worked as a system definer, designer, implementer and trainer. 

Timo has also worked as an expert in client interface for several data warehouse projects, designing and implementing data warehouse solutions for both database and data downloads. 

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Jaakko Räsänen


Full Stack Developer

In a short time, Jaakko has accumulated experience in a variety of jobs. He has particular experience in Business Intelligence. In this area, he has the most experience in reporting, data visualization and databases. 

Other job responsibilities include mobile app development (Full Stack), design and implementation of databases, system integration, manual testing and website implementation.

Jaakko also has experience in construction industry for a few years. 

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Hannu Kavakka


Integration expert, project manager and Scrum Master

Hannu is an experienced integration expert as well as a Scrum Master / project manager. For the past 14 yeas Hannu has worked in diverse tasks, for example in several SAP PI integration projects of the state administration.

The past work tasks have included the tasks of an ETL analyst, integration analyst, production Change Manager and technical project manager. Most familiar fields are the state administration and banking sector that was introduced in 2016. 

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Lassi Mäkelä


Data Engineer

Lassi has a master's degree in information and knowledge management and has experience in agile development as well as in Business Intelligence. In his previous work tasks he has developed different organizations' businesses and processes by utilizing data gathered in their information systems and creating easily understandable reports. 

Lassi has also studied software production as a minor subject and worked as a project manager, developer and tester in different software projects. 

Ismo Tuononen


Database expert

Ismo Tuononen has over 30 years of experience designing and optimizing databases.

Work assignments have also included implementing different applications to many different environments using a variety of technologies and languages.

In his previous role, Ismo was responsible for product development, and for optimizing the performance of product databases.

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Jarkko Kröger

Business intelligence expert

Jarkko is a data warehousing and reporting professional. He has several years of experience in BI/DW development and maintenance projects in various industries, including aspects of data storage and reporting. Jarkko has also served in administrative positions on the project for several years.

Thaks to his social nature, Jarkko is genuinely exited to be able to interact with different teams and people, solving problems to achieve a common goals. 

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Eero Sormunen

Data Engineer

Eero is still a student, but an up-and-coming IT expert. He has knowledge of several different areas, such as software development, data analytics, and data processing. He has gathered practical experience in different projects and exercises.

He is studying his master's of computer science in the University of Eastern Finland. In addition to data processing, Eero has know-how of statistics and accounting.

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Juho Nykänen


Full Stack Developer

Juho is a software developer with experience in both the most established development technologies and projects (Java, Spring, Angular, SQL), as well as modern Low Code software platforms and methods. ​


Juho has a bachelor's degree on computer science from the University of Eastern Finland. He is currently completing his Master's degree alongside his work


Matias Eko


Business Intelligence Expert

Matias is a Master’s student of information management, on his final steps on graduating. In addition to information management, he has studied information analytics and information system management. Matias has developed strong theoretical knowhow during his studies, which he is motivated to use in his work.


Through summer jobs Matias has experience from finance management and sales, which have developed his understanding of businesses of different industries and their development.

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Eemil Turunen


Business Intelligence Expert

Eemil is a computer science Master’s student at the University of Eastern Finland. As an active team member he strives to reach high-quality results while helping others to achieve as good results as possible. Thanks to further ongoing studies, he has received the latest possible knowhow in computer science.


Eemil is keen to learn and study new techniques for data visualization and data analysis in the ever-evolving world of IT.

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Lauri Kuronen


Business Intelligence Expert

Lauri, Bachelor of Mathematics, has strong analytical skills and strong knowhow in IT. The future direction will be a Master's degree in business analytics and a specialization in how to apply artificial intelligence and machine vision in business problems. In addition to mathematics, Lauri has also studied computer science and economics.

In addition to skills learned in school and free-time, Lauri has learned strong communication skills in his previous position with companies and public sector actors.

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Pekka Kinnunen


Project manager

Pekka is an experienced project manager and developer of business services. His background in business analytics gives him excellent prerequisites to understand businesses through data and good practical skills for data handling. He has used these strengths successfully with defining and implementing business needs, metrics, and operating systems of analytic solutions. Pekka has experience in developing the data management for shipment and sales processes of international machining industry, as well as public sector service management, public management, and developing data-based asset management.


In his previous role, Pekka worked for four years as an analytic expert, where his responsibilities were in developing analytics on bureau-level. In this time a cloud platform for analytics was implemented, expert service contracts were tendered out for solution development, internal expert network was implemented, as well as several analytic solutions were implemented in the form of projects. In the projects, Pekka's role was primarily to identify user needs, define assignments, prioritize tasks and ensure that goals are met.


Anna Virtanen


Data Scientist

Anna Virtanen is finishing her master’s studies of Electronics at the University of Tampere. In her studies she has specialized in AI, machine learning, mathematics, and data technologies. In addition to this, she has experience of health technology, agile software development, and academic work at the University of Tampere.


Anna is a happy team player and eager to apply the knowledge she has accumulated in her studies to practical projects in work.


Henri Immonen


Automation Expert and Full Stack Developer

Henri is a capable software developer who has worked as a developer in different industries for over a half a decade. He is an electrical engineer and he graduated from Aalto University.


In his previous roles he has worked as a backend and plugin developer near hardware, maintained server power lab, implemented integrations between customer systems, worked as a full stack developer, and been responsible for designing, developing and maintaining different bots implemented in clouds.

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Kalle Rouvinen


Front-End Developer

Kalle is a software developer specialized in developing and implementation of user interfaces, with three years of experience in working with mobile and web-applications. His passion is the implementation of easy-to-use and responsive user interfaces.


Kalle’s technical know-how is concentrated on modern web technologies and implementing applications of location information. In addition to these, he has an eye for details and vision for implementing easy-to-use and user-friendly applications.


In addition to technical know-how, in his previous role Kalle has accumulated industry know-how in the maintenance of construction and infrastructure.

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Niina Pekkanen

Niina is studying at the University of Tampere for a Master of Science in Information Management. She has software production as a minor subject. Niina also has a background in technical-natural studies.

Through her studies, she has accumulated experience in programming, databases, and various aspects of information management.

Data Engineer

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Miska Natunen


Miska is studying at Joensuu University for a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in computer science. Miska also finds competence in software robotics.

Data Engineer

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Jussi Pietikäinen


Jussi is an experienced consultant and project manager. Jussi has a strong knowledge of data warehouses and JEE, which has been accumulated over 20 years, as a rule, in public sector projects.


Jussi is a certified Scrum Master, Data Vault expert and java programmer. In education, Jussi holds a Master of Science (Computer Science).


For the past few years, Jussi has been a consultant on data warehouses.

Project manager and Data warehouse expert

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Dominik Mäkinen


Software developer

Dominik has a M.Sc. of information technology from Aalto University. He has many years’ worth of experience from relation-database-based ETL processes, Java application design, and Transact SQL programming.


He has worked as an application designer for internal services of collection and credit information services sector. In addition to this, he has knowhow of Jamstack-based (React + GatsbyJs) website development and has developed websites for Pedacom Oy. He compared different machine learning methods in his master’s thesis. Dominik is meticulous, analytical, and conscientious by nature.



Emilia Kalliokoski


Data Scientist

Emilia is a statistics student finishing her master’s studies, and her specific interest in her studies has been statistical data analytics. Minor subjects of mathematics and computer science have supported her studies, and Emilia has a strong knowhow in different methods of statistics and machine learning. In addition to this, she is studying for a health technology master’s degree.

Emilia is a motivated team player, who is always eager to learn new and ready to take new challenges.


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Oskari Mäki


Data Engineer

Oskari develops data warehouse and analytics systems with the role of data engineer and architect. He has a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert certification in Azure, and lately has worked mostly on Azure projects. Oskari has also experience in developing AWS cloud services from few years ago.


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Ville Salo


Data Engineer

Ville is a versatile and keen worker. He is currently a double-major student in University of Eastern Finland and Toyohashi University of Technology, having strong practical and theoretic knowhow of data handling and analytics, as well as AI solutions. Ville's studies are particularly focused on deep learning, as well as data interpretation.

Ville has previous work experience from exercise periods during studies, as well working in the security sector before his studies.

Ville is also a current board member of the computer science guild of University of Eastern Finland, Skripti Ry.



Santtu Kujanpää


Data Engineer

Santtu is a student of data management on his final steps to a master’s degree. In addition to data management studies, his studies have included software technology, data system management, as well as product and process data management.

Along his studies he has accumulated work experience in different software projects, as well as understanding in defining software packages.

For challenges he has faced, Santtu strives work in a solution-oriented way and strives to utilize knowhow learned in school and work life.



Markus Saloranta


Full Stack Developer

Markus is a M.Sc. of computer science, with a major in game and interaction design. He has accumulated experience with studies and hobby projects in desktop, mobile and web applications, as well as 2D/3D PC and mobile games with Unity engine.

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Juuso Paakkunainen


Data Engineer

Juuso is a keen student finishing his bachelor’s degree in computer science. In his studies he has gathered knowhow in i.a. statistics, machine learning, data analytics, and data warehouses. In the future he is planning on starting his master’s degree studies on data science.

Juuso is a strong team player and he has previous experience in customer service from sales and commerce. Along with work assignments and studying, Juuso constantly strives to develop himself in his own projects.

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Erika Natunen


Erika recently graduated with a Master's degree in Information and Service Management from Aalto University. Her degree consists of information systems science and business analytics, as well as a minor in strategic and UX design.


Previously, Erika has worked as a project coordinator at Aalto University's Information Technology Program, and as a content marketing specialist. Erika is characterized by user-oriented thinking, making her passionate about service design and problem solving, where the goal is to make services and systems work even better for the users.

Service Designer

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Tiina Kovalaine

Business Intelligence expert


Experienced BI-consultant who has participated in several data warehouse and reporting projects in healthcare, public sector, and manufacturing. As a BI full stack consultant, she has often participated in work relating the whole lifecycles of projects and done both defining and design, as well as implementing with ETL, modeling and reporting tools.


She is happy to talk to clients for different implementation methods and wants to implement a best possible solution for them. She has created data warehouses with dimensional modeling and owns a DV2 certificate. Tiina has also acted as a lead consultant in projects and managed other people. A few projects worth of experience in Azure. Projects have considered finance, HR, and activity data.


Essi Partanen

Business Intelligence expert


Essi is a master’s student of knowledge management at the University of Tampere. She has supplemented her major subject of information and knowledge management with side subjects of personnel management and occupational well-being, as well as traffic and transportation systems.


Essi is a positive and keen person. She feels that the understanding and solving root causes for problems are in the center of developing correct solutions.

Johannes Leppänen


Data warehouse and reporting expert


Johannes is a professional in data warehousing and reporting with strong knowhow of the public sector. He has competence in different knowledge management tasks in health services and education.


Due to his versatile past, Johannes can work seamlessly in either directly at the customer interface or in the background in a more technical role, depending on the task.


In his career Johannes has worked in e.g., teams of knowledge management and as an information service expert.

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Suvi Julkunen

Suvi is studying her M.Sc. of Technology in an international Science and Engineering program, with major subject of software production, as well as signal processing and machine learning as a side subject.

During her studies, she has gathered experience in databases as well as software development and testing.

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Noora Lipsonen

Data Engineer


Noora has worked on social and health care information management projects while completing her master's studies in computer science.


Noora's strengths include a diverse educational and work background, which is an advantage in understanding different industries, different people and also in effective problem solving. Noora has experience in different phases of IT projects, from initial mapping to testing and publishing. Through education, she has a good understanding of  data analytics, programming and scientific writing.

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Roope Ilvonen

Software Developer


Roope is a student, who’s in the final steps of his master’s of computer science studies. As his side subject he has studied economics. Roope has technical knowhow from different study projects and work experience from website and webstore development, as well as SEO.

In his previous role, Roope worked as a web developer, first as a trainee and later in the role of a junior developer. In his tasks he developed webstores, webstores for traveling and websites. Mainly his tasks concentrated on backend development, but Roope also worked on frontend tasks.


Teppo Pitkänen

Full Stack Developer


Teppo has worked in application development tasks related to the natural resources sector in the public sector. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Eastern Finland, in addition to which he has bachelor’s degree of agronomy and a M.Sc. of Technology.


In addition to the IT industry, Teppo has practical experience in agriculture and forestry through his own farm business. He has previous experience in e.g. bio heat production and tractor automation design.

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Jani Sironen

Full Stack Developer


Jani has worked in the projects of Finnish Food Authority and its predecessors (Finnish Food Safety Authority, Finnish Rural Development Agency, National Land Survey’s IT service centre) for over 20 years. He has strong experience from all phases of software development.

In his previous roles Jani has worked as a project manager in the systems of Finnish industrial and commercial fisheries.

Jani has an master’s degree in Computer Science. In addition to his major subject, he has a minor subject in Business Economics. Jani also has a degree in Wood Technology Engineering (bachelor’s).


Valtteri Tuominen

Software Developer


Valtteri Tuominen is a 30-year-old fellow and has a BBA of computer sciences from Tampere. Previously he has worked in part as a Junior Cloud Developer, web programmer, and system expert.

In Valtteri’s previous work tasks flexibility and learning new things have been a requirement, and these are definitely his strengths. Even if his is lacking on some of the skills required in the tasks, he has motivation to learn the required skills. To support is practical knowhow and independent working skills, he is also a team player and enjoys helping others.


Ville Miettinen

Business Intelligence expert


Ville is a soon-to-be-graduated Bachelor's student in Computer Science. Ville has worked in the IT field in teaching and programming positions. As a Master of Business Administration, he has strong financial expertise.


Olli-Pekka Tani

Data Engineer


Olli-Pekka has knowhow in patient databases of anesthesia and intensive care, as well as HR and financial systems of the public sector. Olli-Pekka has a wide range of experience in working with different municipalities and joint municipalities in the role of technical expert in implementation and development projects of data systems. Olli-Pekka has also worked as a L4-support in anesthesia (CHA) and intensive care (CCC) patient system troubleshooting and product development. Olli-Pekka has also been working closely with quality assurance.

Olli-Pekka’s strengths include problem solving, fast learning, and self-directing. In his previous work Olli-Pekka has worked in an in-house-company in the public sector, from which he has gathered good knowhow from productization and production. Olli-Pekka enjoys working at the customer interface as an expert and can explain technical issues in plain language to customers.


Jukka Immonen

Project manager


Jukka Immonen is an experienced IT manager, consultant, and project manager. He has experience in management in big international and small agile organizations. He has the ability to work with a team to deliver agreed outcomes. Jukka has led quite large and critical IT projects, including in multicultural, multi-tasking environments.

In his previous roles he has worked as a team leader, project manager, solution architect in a business development unit, and as a consultant in data-area tasks. Customers from public administration, telco sector, finance sector, retail sector, as well as from production industry. It can be seen, that he has wide range of experience from different kinds of organizations and their needs in IT.

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Jyri Pulkkinen

Project manager


Jyri has worked in several different roles in ICT companies and has a lot of experience from the IT sector for over 30 years. Jyri has been in a manager role for over 25 years, e.g. as a manager for a product unit, team leader, project manager, and as an entrepreneur. He has worked in the customer interface in several data system projects in public administration and private sector.

Jyri has extensive and comprehensive knowhow in successful lead through of software projects while ensuring customer satisfaction and strong experience in service development.

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Mika Kinnunen

Software developer


Mika is an experienced software developer who has worked in the roles of designer, programmer, expert, and software architect. His work tasks have included solving large and challenging problems and integration between different systems.

He has gathered industry knowhow especially from public administration where Mika has been designing and implementing several data systems used in public administration. In addition to this, he has industry knowhow from e.g. the social and health sector (private service providers). Mika holds a master’s degree in philosophy (computer science).


Joonas Sormunen

Software developer


Joonas Sormunen has worked in many roles, mainly in ICT industry. Previous experience he has as an instructor, high school teacher, as well as a software automation and software designer.

He works fantastically with customers and is able to create good and confidential relationships with them. Joonas is also a great team player. He is always ready to learn new work methods and techniques. whether it is a question of a development tool or client's target interface.

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Pertti Markkanen

Information management expert


Pertti is an experienced and bold developer of e-services for healthcare and social welfare. Pertti is particularly experienced in utilising various new technologies as part of the everyday life in healthcare and social welfare. For example, Pertti is familiar with developing, implementing and expanding the use of security services (healthcare’s call and security systems using positioning technology, home care security services). 

Pertti is an engineer, and he is particularly interested in advancing knowledge-based management, high-quality and efficient healthcare and social welfare services, and cost-efficiency with the utilisation of different perspectives.

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