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Doctors
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Big data experience on
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fields

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Emil, a co-founder at Quva, is an enthusiastic IIoT business developer and a sales representative with the goal of becoming the best in both. He has a background in development of industrial services. Emil is also the chairman of Industrial Internet committee in Finnish Maintenance Society Promaint.

Janne is an experienced software project management professional. At Quva Janne is responsible for managing project deliveries, coordinating SaaS services, ensuring customer satisfaction, and co-creating project proposals. His customer oriented working approach and human leadership methods have given great results and kept customers happy for many years.

Tapio has experience in developing state-of-the-art machine learning solutions for international companies, e.g., in forest, steel, and mining industry. Tapio's strong background in data driven analytics plays a key role in applying modern learning algorithms for real life applications and various Big Data environments. You can view Tapio's publications and patents here.

Olli Pasanen, a co-founder at Quva, has been creating new start-ups since 2008 as a management consultant, seed investor or co-founder and always in a pretty hands-on manner. In 20012006, Pasanen acted as the CEO of Ionific Oy, a high-growth telecom and healthcare software company. Ionific was acquired by the Bangalore headquartered Sasken Communication Technologies in 2006. For Sasken, Pasanen worked as a Global Head of Sales in Telecom in 20062008.


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Board members


The growth and development of Quva is managed by a board of directors consisting of experienced heavy industry and software business experts.


The Chairman of the board, Jorma Tirkkonen, has acted in a managing position of several global business units in Cargotecs Kalmar business area offering cargo handling solutions, and in Valmet Automation offering solutions for pulp and paper industry. He has lived in North America for 12 years; first as the President of Valmet Automations US and Canada subsidiaries and later on as the President of Kalmars subsidiary with responsibility over North and South America operations. At the beginning of his career, Tirkkonen worked in Labko Oy in marketing, R&D, and as managing director. Other earlier positions include expert work for VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, and the role of chairman in FIMECCs content workgroup and in the FIMA board.

Olli Pasanen, a co-founder at Quva, has been creating new start-ups since 2008 as a management consultant, seed investor or co-founder and always in a pretty hands-on manner. In 20012006, Pasanen acted as the CEO of Ionific Oy, a high-growth telecom and healthcare software company. Ionific was acquired by the Bangalore headquartered Sasken Communication Technologies in 2006. For Sasken, Pasanen worked as a Global Head of Sales in Telecom in 20062008.

Leif Frilund is seasoned business leader with a long experience in building international businesses through innovations, expansion of production platforms and acquisitions. Since 2007, Frilund is President and CEO of the international packaging materials company Walki Group, which he joined from a position as CEO of the Swiss based process instruments firm, the BTG Group. Before that he held a number of executive positions at Ahlstrom Corporation and has worked as the CEO of Albany Fennofelt Oy. Leif Frilund has a broad experience of board memberships in European privately owned companies.

Tom Anderzén has worked in various business development positions in a number of manufacturing and finance companies, most recently as Group VP, Development and Strategy at Huhtamaki. Previously, he has also led IT organizations in several companies such as ABB and IBM. Anderzen also brings to the Quva Board experience of running and organizing continuous improvement in corporations, especially based on the Lean6Sigma methodology. At present, Anderzén acts as a board professional and serves several companies as a management consultant.

Heikki Halme is a board professional and investor. He has been in those roles in dozens of companies, both in startups as well as in already established companies. He has wide-ranging experience in several industries, such as telecommunications, healthcare, logistics, construction, construction product industry, and ICT especially. He is the founder and long-time CEO of Solita Oy, and he has also held product marketing positions at Nokia Oyj. While acting in these many roles he has acquired versatile experience in developing service businesses and in the fast changes in business and technology. Heikki is especially strong in understanding digital disruption and disruptive business models.

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Quva Oy

Business ID: 2348506-3

Address: Sumeliuksenkatu 18 B
33100 Tampere, Finland

Electronic invoice address: 003723485063

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Emil Ackerman
+358 45 2086 816
emil.ackerman(at)quva.fi

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