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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.

Timo is responsible for designing and implementing predictive analytics solutions that scale to Big Data. Timo has extensive knowledge in analytics of production quality, especially in prediction of quality and detecting quality deviations from Big Data. Before joining Quva, Timo worked as a scientist at where he designed and built distributed Machine Learning pipelines for forecasting the demand of the tens of millions of items in the retail store. You can find Timo's publications here.

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.

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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.

Jouko Virtanen has 20+ years of experience as an entrepreneur in international B2B field, selling decision-making support systems and services. His expertise in the field includes managing the Market Intelligence firm Global Intelligence Alliances (GIA) business development initially in Europe, after which he transferred to North America for 11 years, where he was responsible for the companys business in USA, Canada and Brazil. Virtanen has an extensive background in building profitable SaaS software and service business targeting Fortune 500 companies. As a co-founder of GIA, he had a significant impact on building a EUR 15 million business with 150 employees before the company was acquired by M-Brain Group in 2014. After moving back to Finland with his family, Virtanen has operated as the Chairman of the Board and active Partner for Takeoff Partners. In this capacity, he has worked with numerous growth companies as a seed investor, participating in board and advisor work.



Quva Oy

Business ID: 2348506-3

Address: Sumeliuksenkatu 18 B
33100 Tampere, Finland

Electronic invoice address: 003723485063


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