Henna Virkkunen

Member of the European Parliament

Henna Virkkunen is a Finnish Member of the European Parliament and a member of its largest political group, the EPP. In the European Parliament, she is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN).

She has previously served as a member of the Parliament of Finland, and as minister of education, local government and transport.

Virpi Mäkinen

Enterprise Architect, MBA, Finnish Government ICT Centre Valtori

Virpi Mäkinen works for the Customer Experience at Finnish Government ICT Centre Valtori. Her main responsibilities focus on ensuring customers’ needs are forwarded to service design and development. She has also worked as the Head of Architecture Unit for both business areas (Common Non-Business Related Services and Security Network). Valtori’s current interest areas look to cloud services, on the other hand security (especially cyber security) form a self-evident core of the whole business. Mäkinen also participates as Valtori’s representative in Euritas Joint Advisory Group (European Association of Public ICT Service Providers).

Mäkinen started Enterprise Architecture work for the City of Vantaa 2012-2017. She worked for the Finnish Board of Customs over a decade and played a key role in standardizing Cross-Border Regulatory Agencies data and integration globally. Mäkinen has also worked for private logistic companies and a conglomerate corporation.

Peter Jaspers

Partner, Bergmann Attorneys at Law

Peter Jaspers advises domestic and international clients in their business transactions in Finland. With his result-oriented mindset and extensive experience in cross-border business, Peter is a trusted partner for companies that need to get things done.

Peter has special strengths in M&A and financing transactions. He also has a strong track record in supporting bidders in public procurement procedures and advises our industry clients in their day-to-day corporate matters.

Mirva Antila

CEO, DigiFinland Oy

Mirva Antila has extensive experience of leadership and organisational development roles in the fields of digitalisation and technology. She finds the many advantages and opportunities offered by these areas, such as improved customer experiences, especially inspiring. Antila considers the significance of diverse teams as an obvious resource for the development of digital services, and empowering such teams is at the core of her leadership and management work. Antila sees the safe utilisation of data as one of the major social focal points of promoting digitalisation. 

Ville Sirviö

CEO,  Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) & entrepreneur

Ville Sirviö is the CEO of the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS), a non-profit developing digital government infrastructure, best known for the X-Road® software. Having international experience in leading businesses ranging from start-ups to Nasdaq listed companies, he is also a board professional and advisor and keynote speaker on cross-border digital cooperation. 

Henry Kylänlahti

CISO, Apotti Oy

Henry Kylänlahti works for Oy Apotti Ab as CISO. He has extensive experience of information and cyber security in telecommunications, banking & finance, retail and public sector.

Janna Salokangas

International host & entrepreneur

Janna is a global host and entrepreneur hosting high level events around the world bringing the right people together to the right place at the right time.

As a people person Janna understands the power of human connection. She has a dynamic, empathic and natural sensibility that makes her a fascinating presenter.

Reidar Wasenius

Author,  Educator,  Business Developer

Reidar Wasenius is one of the top speakers and moderators in Finland. He is an experienced professional in communications and business development. He has been working in the tech sector since 1984 and his past employers include Samsung,

Nokia (twice), Digital Equipment Corporation and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation TEKES (now: Business Finland).

Reidar was the Managing Director of the Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) 2017-2019 and is now the Chief Creative Officer of Breaks Finland Ltd. Reidar has the Finnish voice heard by more people than any other one. It can be heard in telecom operator messages in Finnish phone networks since 1992, in the public announcements on board Finnish trains since 2014 and in the automated telephone services of many government agencies, municipalities and cities throughout Finland.

Veijo Terho

Chairman of the FDCF Board

Veijo Terho has long career in datacenter business sector and now working in Ficolo Ltd as Customer Success Director.

Experiences in Public Sector and private owned companies like Telia, Tieto and Nokia have contained multiple data center projects around Scandinavia to either build or renovate existing data centers in service owner, customer and technical specialist roles. Energy saving and recycling has been close to heart when looking this business sector services.

Mikko Aho

Member of the FDCF Board

Mikko Aho is a data center enthusiastic who is one of the founding members of FDCF and been on the board since the beginning. He is also the chairman in the SFS ISO working group: resource efficient data centers. Mikko has recently been concentrating to promote the possibilities of green revolution in the data centers, which can be achieved by utilizing the heat recovery.

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