Vice President (startups & research) in Elisa Corporation. The company is the leading telecommunications, ICT and online service company with the highest mobile data usage per capita in the world (2016). The year 2016 was the most profitable in the company’s history (EBITDA EUR 563 million) and Elisa was selected one of the best workplaces in Finland. Market value EUR 5.8 billion.
Elisa has brought several innovations first into the market with startups. The first retailer in Europe for OnePlus, SquareTrade and ŌURA. The first in Northern Europe using customer service robot and utilising artificial intelligence for reducing over 50% of manual labour in a virtual world service with Two Hat Security. Kimmo Pentikäinen has created a network of over 800+ startups and the company has over 80+ startup partnerships. Further Pentikäinen has established at the company a network of 1300+ scientists around the world with a strong impact to company’s strategy.
He is a past startup entrepreneur. In 2004 first in the world distributed images in TETRA devices. In 2000 founded Riot Entertainment’s software development, the first company to offer highly branded mobile games.
Kimmo Pentikäinen is a title holding Finnish champion in the Olympic sport of fencing and honorary president of the sport federation in Finland.
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