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IN FINLAND

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FRANK KORSSTRÖM
Country Managing Director, Finland Nordic Managing Director

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 1998

ABOUT FRANK | Frank Korsström, country managing director for Finland (2006–) and managing director for the Nordic region (2007–), joined Accenture in 1998 as a partner. Prior to joining Accenture, he worked in Finland, Sweden and France as a consultant. Frank possesses over 32 years of consulting and industry experience, and during his 18-year career with Accenture, his responsibilities have spanned many industries, though with a particular focus on Industrial Equipment and other Products sub segments. In his current role as the managing director for Finland and the Nordics, Frank is focusing on positioning Accenture as a thought leader and go-to partner in the field of digitalization as a means to boost growth.

Frank graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology with a M. Sc. in Engineering in 1983. He also holds an MBA degree from the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | I see a bright future for all companies, public bodies and their employees embracing the vast opportunities in the field of digitalization. With the exponential ICT development around the corner, it is only our imagination that sets the limits for what can be achieved. Be open and join the movement!

PASI KOIVUNEN
Deputy Country Managing Director

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 1990

ABOUT PASI | Pasi’s educational background is in Economics and Computer Science; he has graduated from the University of Jyväskylä. Pasi joined Accenture in 1990 and has been working with numerous clients in banking, insurance and capital markets industries as well as with public sector organizations. Pasi has extensive experience in management and technology consulting, IT strategy, systems integration, outsourcing and off-shoring engagements across the Nordics and Europe. He has a great track record in leading large local and international client teams as well as Accenture organizations. Pasi is the deputy Country Managing Director for Finland and the Technology Consulting Lead for Financial Services in Nordics.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | Digitalization and new service models continue to be the key drivers for the Financial Services industry. Organizations face increasing pressure to transform their IT operations, processes and capabilities to meet the demands of rising customer expectations, tighter competition and new innovations. Huge opportunities exist for those who succeed in this. At the same time, financial sector organizations are struggling in maintaining and renewing their old legacy environments. Fast time to market for new services and focus on customer journeys are key success factors. Fintechs with their new innovations, robotics and artificial intelligence continue to impact the whole industry going forward.

SILJA JALOVAARA
Managing Director, Technology

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 1995

ABOUT SILJA | Silja leads today Accenture Technology in Finland—the powerhouse that provides Application Services for clients. During her 20 years at Accenture, Silja has worked for various clients in Germany, Switzerland, the USA and Finland. Her client experience ranges from industrial companies to defense and life sciences. Silja is experienced in leading business application implementations and change journey at client organizations through enabling new IT solutions. Her specialization is on SAP technologies, specifically on the introduction of cloud based software solutions in hybrid architectures. Silja’s extensive practical experience is supported by her engineering background and degrees in applied mathematics, operations research, and industrial management. Leading diverse teams in cross-cultural settings is close to her heart.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | I am enthusiastic about the ongoing transformation into New IT. With the vast amount of opportunities that digitalization provides, clients have huge business potential by being fast movers and disrupters of current models. Intellectual curiosity and constant learning are required. At the same time, this places high demands on organizations in terms of speed of change and ability to successfully take and manage risks. One of my favorite quotes is: “An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises” (Mae West). A rapid and agile delivery of new capabilities “ounce by ounce” is the road to future.

KARI KAARIO
Managing Director, Digital, Nordic

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 2009

ABOUT KARI | Kari joined Accenture in 2009 from a management consultancy where he worked as a partner for eleven years. During his 30 years in business, he has always worked with sales and marketing related topics. Kari has had a keen interest in CRM-related business issues from the early 90’s, when he started to work with direct marketing and telesales in a multi-channel environment for IBM. Since then Kari has worked with a number of industries focusing on creating value with an “outside in” perspective to increase customer understanding for higher profits. He has written several books about the subject and has been a keynote speaker on international forums. Kari is passionate about client work and delivering value through new digital channels, products, business models and more effective ways of working. He is also a true believer in team work with clear roles and responsibilities to strive for the best results.

Kari holds a master's degree in International Marketing from the Helsinki School of Economics..

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | Digitalization continues to drive business opportunities as well as threats. Companies must renew their capabilities to be able to compete against both traditional as well as new competitors. Keeping up with digital disruption can’t be done with organic development only. Most companies need to consider M&A activities as well as hiring external help to boost development and to close the competence gap. Finally, one must be able to cannibalize one’s own business before someone else does it anyway.

VILLE-MIKKO KANERVA
Managing Director, Operations

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 2009

ABOUT VILLE-MIKKO | Ville-Mikko is passionate about technology and what it enables. He views everything through the eyes of an architect and a strategist: How everything is structured, how it works—and how it can be made to work even better. During his career, Ville-Mikko has consulted IT and business leaders across industries in strategic technology and IT topics, defining and executing large-scale transformations. He has spent most of his career with technology strategy and enterprise architecture, but in recent years his focus has shifted into Cloud and IT infrastructures, driven by the profound transfer away from legacy technologies and business models towards public cloud services.

Ville-Mikko holds a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Management and IT from Helsinki University of Technology.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | Rotating into the new. Entire industries are being fundamentally changed by digitalization enabled by Cloud, resulting in new business models, innovation and technical advances. Traditional IT providers are struggling with their core businesses. True Cloud providers, like Accenture, who build on the new foundation will be successful in innovating with their clients and prosper with them.

Automation will continue to drive up productivity—crucial to us in Europe with our aging populations—both in business processes execution with robotics, as well as in IT, with agile DevOps practices and tools in the cloud.

I am excited to be leading a business that combines the innovative foundation from cloud, strong consulting and transformation capabilities to help our clients rotate to the new, and unmatched capability to operate our clients’ business processes, cloud applications and digital infrastructure. There’s nowhere else more exciting to work than at Accenture, with analyst-recognized cloud leader capabilities and partnerships with SAP, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and many others.

V-P LAPPALAINEN
Managing Director, Communications, Media & Technology

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 2009

ABOUT V-P | V-P Lappalainen is the Accenture Communication, Media and Technology (CMT) industry lead in Finland. He has over 20 years of broad experience working within the CMT industry, including various communications, high tech and media companies. He graduated in 1992 from the Aalto University in Helsinki, and after having worked five years in the high tech industry he joined Accenture in 1997 and became Partner in 2005. V-P is passionate about the CMT industry, and how the digitalization continues to change the ways people live and interact, and how businesses innovate, compete, connect and transform in entirely new ways.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | The CMT industry includes Communications (i.e. telecom operators), Media & Entertainment (Content providers, Distributors/broadcasters, Gaming etc.) and High Tech (Internet, Social/Software, MedTech, Network etc.) businesses. These companies are in the core of the digital disruption that is transforming businesses and value streams across the world. New business models and competitive strategies are being introduced by combining new capabilities (AI, big data, cloud, IoT, webscale, VR/AR, block chain etc.) with digital content and connections into innovative service offerings providing exceptional customer experiences. This creates enormous business opportunities for companies and people that are embracing the new, thinking disruptively and connecting to build winning ecosystems and partnerships between businesses and individuals.

PEKKA VANNE
Managing Director, Strategy

ABOUT PEKKA | Pekka has a 20 years of experience in strategy consulting and is currently leading Accenture Strategy in Finland. Pekka has extensive experience helping companies develop and implement their strategies, achieve step changes in their performance and transform their operating models. His recent projects have focused on growth and digital strategies, acquisitions and merger integrations, company-wide operating model change—as well as profit improvement programs. Furthermore, Pekka has been working with functional improvement programs in the commercial function, operations, procurement as well as support functions.

Pekka holds a MSc (Eng.) degree from Aalto University, School of Science as well as an MBA from INSEAD.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | The future looks very exciting as digital is bringing significant disruption across industries. In his role as Finnish country lead for Accenture Strategy, Pekka is aspiring—with the support of Accenture’s market leading digital service design, data analytics and agile IT capabilities—to help Nordic and Finnish companies to transform to the digital era, create new business models, new services, achieve a step change in internal efficiency and create new agile ways of working. By working in close partnership with our clients, our goal is to further strengthen our position as the #1 player in digital strategy and transformation and be a talent magnet for professionals aspiring for a career at the intersection of strategy and technology.

PEKKA MATTILA
Managing Director, Resources

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 2009

ABOUT PEKKA | Pekka has a master’s degree in Technology and an eMBA from Oulu University. Before his consulting career at Accenture, Pekka had long industrial career and worked in various management roles in production, supply chain management and business development areas. Since joining Accenture, he has worked in Resources business unit mainly with Accenture’s metal, forest and utility clients developing operating models and supply chain operations and managing large business transformation programs. Pekka started his current role as Resources industry country lead in January 2016.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | Our clients in the Resources industry are going through significant transformation to meet the intense global competition and other ongoing changes in their markets and operating environments. With our deep industry expertise and our global delivery network, Accenture can support our clients to manage critical business transformations—and continuously improve their operations to build profitable and sustainable future together.

KYÖSTI PEIPPO
Managing Director, Financial Services

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 1997

ABOUT KYÖSTI | Kyösti’s educational background is in Helsinki School of Economics. Before joining Accenture in 1997, he worked in consulting and retail industries. Currently Kyösti is leading Accenture’s Financial Services business in Finland. Under his leadership, Accenture has grown to be one of the leading consulting, technology and outsourcing providers for the Finnish Financial Services industry. In addition to his broad experience in operating with major Nordic Financial Services institutions, Kyösti has a long successful track record in various consulting, large business and IT transformations, outsourcing, process development and leadership positions.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | Digitalization continues to be the key driver for the Financial Services industry. Themes such as Fintech, regulation and automatization including robotics become more and more visible. The increased focus on partnering with Fintech start-ups and a continued emphasis on removing friction from the customer journey will be significant trends. Everyday bank with ecosystem will be one key to win the market.

MARKO RAUHALA
Managing Director, Health & Public Service

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 1999

ABOUT MARKO | Marko leads Accenture Finland’s Health and Public Service practise which partners with leading government and healthcare (private and public) organisations to innovate and deliver digital solutions to provide better citizen experience, increase efficiency and deliver better outcomes for citizens and patients. We specialise in defence, public safety, electronic medical record renewal, cyber security and technology consulting. Since joining Accenture in 1999, Marko has worked with various Finnish Healthcare and Public sector organisations in management consulting, sales and large program delivery roles. His specialisation is on Operational Excellence, Epic EMR implementation and digital health.

Marko holds degrees from Henley Management School (MBA) and University of Helsinki (Psychology).

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | I am passionate about how Health and Public Services can be transformed by digital technologies and how they can improve the quality of life for citizens and patients and at the same time make services more affordable and accessible. Analytics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality will be powerful tools to deliver outcomes that we cannot yet imagine, and they will fundamentally change how services are delivered as well as how government organizations and jobs will look like in 10 years.

ARI TORPO
Managing Director, Products

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 1995

ABOUT ARI | Ari joined Accenture in 1995 and has since served clients in the telecom, industrial and retail sectors. Currently Ari leads Industrial Equipment, Retail and Consumer Goods industry in Finland as well as Accenture’s Nordic Automotive and Industrial Equipment business. Ari is an expert in IT-led business transformation and driving change in global organizations. He has been leading a number of major global ERP programs resulting in successful implementations in more than 70 countries on all continents. His long ERP experience serves as a sound basis for him to help Finnish industrial manufacturers and retailers to succeed in global competition by introducing automation and digitalization benefits and to improve their operations and boost sales. This is done by continuing the business transformation to fully utilize the possibilities provided by integrated business systems.

Ari holds a master’s degree in Automation, Robotics and Industrial Economics from the Helsinki University of Technology.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | Industrial manufacturing and retail are living through a massive revolution of digitalization. As an automation and robotics engineer, I am dedicated to drive Accenture’s Internet of Things agenda to help my clients to move to new areas whether they are integrated engineering and manufacturing, automated supply chain operations in warehouses or even mobility tools for the future connected field engineer. In all these cases, the new solutions are based on connectedness, analytics and intelligence.

MIKKO JAAKKOLA
Finland Finance Lead

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 2007

ABOUT MIKKO | Mikko joined Accenture’s finance team as Business Controller in 2007, and in 2011, he started in his current role as the Finland Finance Lead. Prior to his employment at Accenture, Mikko established career in the business control functions of leading companies in IT and petrochemical industries in Finland.

Mikko holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Vaasa and a Master of Political Economy degree from University of Sydney, Australia.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | Digitalization is a key theme also for internal support functions. During the past few years, the nature of work in finance functions has changed rapidly and profoundly from traditional “number crunching” towards a business advisory role. The change is largely due to the digitalization of core finance processes as well as the fast development of methodologies for data handling and analytics. This is an exciting time to be part of a team of finance professionals working to optimize business both for Accenture and our clients.

ANU TUOMOLIN
HR Director

JOINED ACCENTURE IN | 2006

ABOUT ANUnbsp;| Anu graduated from Hanken School of Economics in 2000. Prior to her role in Human Resources, she gained ten years of management consulting experience of which four years abroad. Anu is a strong executor with a good analytical business grasp and has proven track record of leading and motivating people and building high performance teams. She is curious about organizational culture and its impact on employee engagement and leadership development through new methods and next generation HR.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | The area of Human Resources is evolving and professional services companies like Accenture need to be able to follow that evolution. We need to be able to offer even more personalized career experiences to our employees. Culture, values and leadership play a significant role when choosing employment. Our Talent Ambition 2020 is to be the best place for the most highly specialized talent on the planet. Human Resources is the key player in creating the environment of being the employer of choice.

CAMILLA LINDFORS
Marketing and Communications Lead

ABOUT CAMILLA | Camilla is a business-oriented and ever-curious Marketing and Communications doer and leader with a passion for great storytelling. With close to 20 years of experience from demanding positions and working with multinational and Finnish brands, Camilla leads a top-notch team of enthusiastic marketing professionals with the goal of creating inspiring conversations between Accenture and all its stakeholders, be it clients, potential clients, partners, job candidates, influencers or the general public.

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON | As all areas of business, also marketing and communications are going through a digital transformation, which brings Accenture fantastic new engagement opportunities. Even in the face of this disruption, however, an impactful story remains the foundation for any memorable conversation. Accenture is full of great stories and examples of how the teams – together with clients and our growing network of Open Innovation partners – learn, innovate, and co-create business success. Camilla’s team focuses on bringing these stories alive to build Accenture’s brand both externally and internally, be it as snackable pieces on digital channels, video stories on the company intranet, or highly personalized customer journeys leading to world-class experiences.