Who am I
I am a business and product management specialist with several years of work experience. Currently, I work as a principal lecturer in the Master Programme of Digital Business Management at Lapland University of Applied Sciences (starting 10/2021). Before that, I was a process owner at OP Financial Group managing the customer feedback and complaint processes. The previous two years, I was the leader of the Oulu office and senior product management consultant at Contribyte. Before that, I worked over 13 years at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in various research roles in close collaboration with national and international ICT companies.
My speciality is modern software development methods and practices (i.e. agile, lean and continuous development) and their use in a variety of organizations and market situations. I have extensive knowledge of planning and forecasting in software intensive businesses, such as strategic, business, product and release planning and roadmapping.
I have studied Software Business at the University of Oulu, Department of Information Processing Science. I wrote my Master’s Thesis 2006 and defended my Ph.D. thesis 2016.
As a positions of trust in society:
– Board Member of the Committee on Education and Culture at City of Oulu (08/2021)
– Deputy City Councilor at City of Oulu (08/2021).
– Board Member in the Committee for the Interface (Yhdyspintalautakunta) at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan hyvinvointialue (03/2022)