Meet the Team

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

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Teemu Pekkanen

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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. 

Pekka Stigell

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Data warehouse expert

Pekka is an experienced data warehouse specialist. He has over 14 years of experience in designing and building data warehouses. Pekka is a certified Data Vault modeler. 

Pekka's goal is to implement data warehouse solutions that are as long-lasting as possible and based on a good architecture. 

He also has a lot of experience in reporting solutions, which helps in the understanding of information management. 

Teemu Laakkonen

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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

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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

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Testing expert

Henna is a tester in projects. She has experience in tools for manual and automatic testing. She specializes in Robot Framework.

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

Kari Natunen

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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

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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. 

Paola Åberg

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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. 

Juha Koski

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Data warehouse expert and project manager

Juha is a project manager and a data warehouse expert with over 11 years of practical experience in the implementation of organize-wide customer-specific data warehouses. He has worked as a project manager in wide data warehouse projects and has participated in defining, planning and implementation. 

In implementation projects Juha has worked with all sections of data warehouse architecture, in concept modeling, logical modeling, database design, ELT/ETL design and implementation. 

Juha has been involved in data warehouse and reporting related to healthcare for over 11 years. 

Pasi Rikala

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

Ville Stigell

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Data Engineer

Ville is an experienced Business Intelligence professional with over 10 years of experience in various reporting and data warehouse solutions. Ville is a natural in the customer interface, handles even more difficult issues professionally, and creates a positive atmosphere for the surrounding team. Ville's strengths include problem-solving skills and unrelenting work on challenging projects. 

In his previous role, Ville worked with data warehouse and reporting solutions in healthcare domain. In this position, Ville gained a great deal of experience working in the healthcare services business and saw widely the information utilization needs of small and large hospitals in Finland and abroad. 

Jari Takala

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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

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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. 

Jaakko Räsänen

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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. 

Hannu Kavakka

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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. 

Lassi Mäkelä

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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. 

Tero-Matti Kinanen

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Architect and information management expert

Tero-Matti Kinanen is an experienced professional in information management. During his career, he has been a project manager, ICT-manager, sales, production and procurement manager, head of the business unit, CEO, consult in information management and an architect.

He has skills in understanding large entireties, but he also masters knowledge of information management from modelling to databases and coding in detail.

 

Tero-Matti has an ability to establish good and trustable relationships with all those involved in projects. 

Peter Soinu

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Information management expert and project manager

Peter Soinu is an experienced IT professional. He has experience in local, national and global operations alike.

 

Strong skills in transformational management and renewal, on the management of both units and demanding projects, have created a strong foundation to perform the tasks successfully at the finish, including in challenging conditions.

 

Peter is keen to emphasise cooperation and he is an outward-oriented and solution-centric professional.

Ismo Tuononen

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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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