Vesa’s CV in English

Vesa Tiirikainen – Curriculum Vitae

Born: December 2, 1948.Married, two children.
Current position: since beginning of 2012 I work only on a request basis as a business advisor through my own company.

Education

Graduated: MSc (Aircraft Engineering), 1972 from Helsinki University of Technology.
Management Education Program 1995 (a Finnish implementation of Stanford Executive Program, run by Stanford faculty professors).

Work experience

  • Senior Advisor, Member of the Executive Team, Innofactor Plc, 2011.
  • Senior Advisor, Member of the Board, Innofactor Oy, 2010.
  • Development Director, member of the board, Visual Management Ltd, 2006 to June 2010.
  • Member of PA‘s Management Group, 1999 to 2006.
  • Partner, S.A.M.I. Ernst & Young Management Consulting Oy, 1997 to 1999.
  • Partner and Managing director and member of board at S.A.M.I. Information Technology, 1991 to 1997.
  • During 1989-1990 started importing, sales and consultancy of Executive Information Systems (EIS-EPiC from Planninc Sciences Plc.) in TT-Innovation Oy.
  • From 1984 to 1989 management consultant in TT-Innovation Oy (currently part of Tieto Corporation).
  • Managerial and expert positions in Finnair Oy between 1973 – 1984 in Aircraft Engineering, Maintenance and Business Development including Information Technology Applications. Last position included responsibility over all Finnair’s Technical Department Information Systems.

Avocational jobs

Besides my regular day jobs I have had the following avocational jobs:

  • Tietoviikko and CIO blog / Talentum Corp., 2006 to December 2010: columns, blog (about business & IT)
  • IT-viikko / Sanoma Magazines, 1999 – 2006: columns and some all-round reading about business and IT
  • Tietokone magazine / Sanoma Magazines, 1984-1999, Contributing Editor: various articles and tests about hardware and software especially in relation to personal computers
  • Mikrobitti / Sanoma Magazines, 1984-1986, Contributing Editor: tests, game programs (listed in the magazine!)
  • Tekniikan Maailma / Lehtimiehet, 1974-1984: Contributing Editor (hifi, video and microcomputers): tests, reading stories, finally for five years a column around hifi and video. At that time I also took quite a lot photos from equipment tested and from trade shows. Learned a lot about what is needed also in this site!

Writer of numerous tests and general articles in Finnish IT magazines (Tietokone, Tietoviikko, ITviikko) and a lecturer in several management conferences (IIR Finland and Tieturi). Presentation and paper at DSS-91 Conference in the USA about Finnish Experiences with Executive Systems.

Author in six books: Tiedonhallinta – arkkitehtuureista tietokannoiksi (Data Management – from Architectures to Databases), 1986, Kokemuksia relaatiotietokannoista (Experiences from relational databases), 1990, Atk-hankinnat (IT purchases), 1992 and Re- Engineering: Ydinketjut uusiksi, 1994. Writer in several S.A.M.I. and S.A.M.I. Ernst & Young yearbooks, including years 1992 (book about Time Based Management), 1993 (Re-engineering), 1995 (Strategic Networking) 1999 (Strategic Re-engineering), 2008 “Johtaja: ole IT-strategi” (Executive: Be an IT Strategist), My newest book has been published in April 2010 by Talentum with the title “IT ja parempi bisnes” (IT and better business).

Hobbies

Tennis, travel, alpine skiing, photography, writing and home renovation.