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Michelle Cañada

Business Developer Trainee, Tieto

If you asked me how I became interested in Tieto, I would probably surprise you with my answer. It all started when I was in my second year of studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, one of the biggest schools for engineering in Sweden, where women make up around 30% of the student population. In fact, it is no big secret that the gender distribution in technical education is lopsided to say the least. More

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Johanna Ehrby

Project and Delivery Management trainee in Financial Services, Tieto

As my first six months at Tieto draws to a close, I have begun to reflect on my relatively short time in the company, and I have realized that I have learned a great deal. More

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Niina Hokkanen

Summer Trainee – Sales and Marketing Assistant, Tieto

I remember that one May morning as it was only yesterday: I sat in a lobby of Tieto Keilalahti HQ and waited for my first day of summer internship to begin. I felt extremely enthousiastic as my five months wait was finally over: at last it was the time to change the scenery from uni’s library and lecture halls into bustling and inspiring office life (which in this case is better known as #tietolife). More

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Jutta Ruotsalainen

Finance trainee, Tieto

Communication is something you hear people talking about every day. It’s also a word you’ve probably heard so many times that you’ve stopped paying attention to it. But what does communication really mean? More

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Weizhen Ma

Solution Architect, Tieto

Data – the thing that horrifies one and inspires the other. For me it’s an opportunity to develop new products and services for the future needs of our clients. In this blog I will share my experiences in service design team at Tieto Customer Experience Management unit. Continue further to explore the journey behind building the Customer Interaction Engine (CIE). More

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Sofia Ekblom

Communications Manager, Tieto

When I first joined Tieto a year ago, I was sceptic towards the new office where no one had assigned seats and we were encouraged to wear badges that tracked how we moved within the building. “No way I’m putting on a tracker”, I thought and got flashbacks from George Orwell’s 1984. Well, a year later I can say that everything turned out to be a completely different experience! More

Generation IT

October 31, 2017. | Sandra Wallin, Tieto

Sandra Wallin

GenT trainee, Financial Services , Tieto

For my generation, IT is a natural part of everyday life, which means we are always interacting with digital solutions in some way. I personally have always been interested in new technologies and digitalization, so pursuing a career in IT felt natural, even though I majored in business administration at university. More

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Sanita Tripane

HR Generalist, Tieto

When I posted my Tieto Talks idea on our intranet last summer, I never would have imagined that in less than one year I would be hosting the first Tieto Talks in Latvia. There I was, standing in front of my colleagues and welcoming them to an event I felt strongly about. I was so happy and proud – my hard work had paid off. More

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Aparna Bochare

Aparna Bochare, Tieto

My journey at Tieto started over two years ago, when I joined the Salesforce Services team in the Cloud Born Enterprise Applications unit. At our unit, together with our technology partners, we help customers get the most out of SaaS solutions for core enterprise processes, be it human resources or sales. But what does it mean for me and what is it that excites me during my work days? More

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Jan Kyncl

Jan Kyncl, Tieto

Companies, partners, customers, inventors, research companies and many others – they all make up what we in IT refer to as an “ecosystem”. Tieto’s definition is as follows: “An ecosystem is a group of companies together creating value to customers through developing and aggregating repeatable solutions. Tieto both builds and orchestrates ecosystems, as well as engages in existing ecosystems orchestrated by others.” More

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Rabii Hamwii

Rabii Hamwii, Tieto

In 2011, when the Syrian war broke out, I faced an extremely tough decision. To stay and join the military, or abandon my family and sales career and flee the country. More

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Daniel Penfold

Daniel Penfold, TBWA Helsinki

I’m not lucky enough to work at Tieto. But I have been fortunate enough to get a glimpse into the open source culture experienced daily by Tieto employees. So far it’s been a masterclass in reciprocity and approachability. More

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Veronika Kiseleva

Product Marketing Trainee, Tieto

What others call “outside my comfort zone” is a comfort zone for me. I love exploring the unknown and embarking upon new adventures. I was extremely happy to join Tieto’s Generation T (GenT) program at a time of such cultural and strategic change, and I was determined to embrace all the dynamics that the program offered me. More

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Simon Kavanagh

Lifecare Chief Designer, Tieto

According to Workday I began my journey at Tieto on May 1, 2005. That's 11 years, 10 months, 20 days (and counting). More

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Nina Ylistö

HR Specialist, Tieto

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I’ll never forget the words on the poster that I bumped into in the hall at my university as a soon-to-be graduate. There I stood, without a day of HR experience, but determined to step into the unknown and aim for a career in HR. Two years later, with roughly a couple of years of HR experience (in recruitment and more broadly within the employee lifecycle) the opportunity arose to join Tieto’s HR team. More

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Ashwini Kabade

Business Analyst, Tieto

November 2012: It was a bright and shiny morning in Pune. I was waiting with equal measures of excitement and nerves, ready to start my first day at Tieto. I wasn’t sure if I'd made the right decision by joining the organization. More

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Janne Herkama

Business Development Director, Tieto

Cloud and digitalization are changing businesses fast. Most Fortune 500 organizations are building digitalization capabilities right now. For us IT vendors the speed of change is happening at a lightning pace. More

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Isabella Seege

Business Developer, Tieto

My journey at Tieto began around two years ago in Helsinki when I joined the Generation T (GenT) trainee program. During my trainee year, I was given the chance to gain invaluable industry and IT knowledge while expanding my network throughout the organization. This proved to be extremely important since, even though I didn’t realize it at the time, I would end up spending the following two years abroad in Sweden as an expatriate. More

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Baiba Niparte

Offering Manager, Tieto

In the last week of February 2017, my unit at Tieto Riga, Retail Payments and Cards, had its first biannual meeting of the year. There’s usually one conference in spring and one in autumn. Since I joined Tieto in autumn 2013, I’ve participated in eight such meetings, taking a different role in each. More

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Kathrine Bygren

Business Developer, Tieto

I knew going into the GenT trainee program that the opportunity to work abroad was an integral part of the experience. From a personal perspective I’d be 7,805km away from my home office, get to spend 55 days in India, and be joined by 5 fellow Swedish trainees on my adventure. I was heading to Pune, India! More

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Nikki Kononov

Web Developer, Tieto

“He who controls information controls the world!” - Dr. Stephen Franklin, Babylon 5 (1994) Firstly, rest assured that we’re not trying to control the world through information and data here at the Data-Driven Businesses (DDB) unit of Tieto. What we are doing, however, is striving to bring value to the end user by visualizing data in a way that enables meaningful analysis and agile reactive capability. More

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Garima Mishra

Senior Test Engineer, Tieto

What do you think of when you ponder the benefits of certifications (be they technical or domain)? We all know they are a good way to boost your resume. But how about the value of certifications in terms of personal learning and knowledge enhancement? More

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Sanita Tripane

HR Generalist, Tieto

Ever feel like your problems are so large that they are like a maze, with no end in sight? And that you are the insane mouse trapped inside that maze? More

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Miikka Myyry

Technical Specialist, Tieto

When you are given the chance to hop in a time machine and take a spin back to the past, I guess the first thing that springs to mind is to give your younger self some tips on how to get rich by investing money, or revealing the correct lottery numbers and hitting the jackpot. More

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Tuomas Jokela

Software Developer Trainee, Tieto

Last year, I was hired as a Summer Trainee at Tieto, working as a Software Developer. I'd just finished my third year of IT studies at Tampere University of Technology.  More

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Angela Kristiansson

Employee Engagement & Project Workday CMO Lead, Tieto

So, we were asked to drive a culture change process for our Workday implementation… but the provider didn’t offer a Change Management (CM) service. What did we do? Stick to the traditional waterfall model? Or invent an agile CM approach that fully embraces the dynamic nature of the final product? We went with the latter – after all, we love a challenge! More

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Tuomas Haikonen

Facility Project Assistant, Tieto

Juho Salokangas

Sales Manager, Tieto

What will you do in approximately 3 months, on June 1, 2017? More

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Andrea Kolmodin

Junior Sales Manager, Tieto

Just like several other writers here, I started my career with Tieto in September 2016. I'm a GenT-trainee at Financial Services in Sweden, with a position in sales. More

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Shailendra Jain

Sales Manager, Tieto

I’d been waiting with bated breath ever since I discovered that Tieto was building a new workplace in Pune. More

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Aleksander Johansen

Business Analyst Trainee, Tieto

Having returned from Tieto’s onboarding program in Helsinki, I embarked upon my first challenge as an employee. Alongside my fellow trainee Benedicte, I was asked to conduct a market analysis for our main financial segments with the intention of mapping the market size and opportunities. The result was a big data-based analysis for all of the major corporations in Europe, as well as the world’s largest banks. More

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Get ready to be Slushed

November 28, 2016. | Kirsi Hellsten, Tieto

Kirsi Hellsten

Head of Talent Acquisition, Tieto

We're superexcited about our upcoming participation in Slush 2016. Winter is coming - and what better way to stay nice and warm than by taking part in all the awesome collaboration and co-innovation that happens at Slush. We've been planning every detail of our appearance and our program for months now...and it's almost time to spring into action! Two whole days crammed full of interesting, inspirational, engaging topics and trends to enthuse over. More

Victoria Saravas

Junior Bid Manager, Tieto

I can't believe it's been two months since I joined Tieto! The sheer amount of introductory sessions and training programs that have been prepared for us shows just how well we're being cared for. More

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How to challenge perspectives?

November 16, 2016. | Simon Olson, Tieto

Simon Olson

Project Manager Trainee, Tieto

My name is Simon and I am a graduate trainee in Tieto Healthcare and Welfare Sweden. I have always been interested in innovation and strategy and recently I was faced with the task to shadow my closest manager for one day. I got excited but I wanted to take it one step further so I contacted our CEO Kimmo Alkio and challenged him on open culture. More

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Yamit Viitaoja

Sales Lead, Tieto

Say ‘IT company’ to the person in the street and what is likely to come to their mind? Maybe a faceless and bland organization that has nothing to do with everyday life. Well, that’s the exact opposite of what Tieto stands for. More

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Ludvig Erlandsson

Trainee, Tieto

So, there I was, climbing the stairs at Tieto Stockholm office, on my way to the introductory day of the Gen-T program. I had no idea what to expect and, to be honest, I was a little nervous. As a recent marketing graduate from the business faculty at Lund University, I'd made a decision that most of my classmates hadn't even dreamed of - I was going to forge a career in the IT industry. More

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Sophia Boleckis

Head of Employee engagement, Tieto

Those aren’t just empty words: the core motivation behind the entire journey towards our new headquarters is the enhancement of the employee experience. More

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Benedicte Aas Glad

Business Analyst, Tieto

I have just started my journey as a GenT trainee at Tieto together with 25 GenT colleagues from Finland and Sweden. More

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Mikko Babitzin

Development Manager, Service integration and management (SIAM), Tieto

It was about the day Lordi stepped into the spotlight in the European Song Contest. The day that was not supposed to happen. That day, I signed with Tieto. I was looking at a project manager career path but it turned out to be much more. To quote Lordi: Hard Rock Hallelujah! More

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There has been a lot of discussion about whether remote work is more efficient than traditional office stuff.  More

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What is inspirational leadership like?

June 29, 2016. | Janne Weander, Financial Digital Channels, Tieto

Janne Weander

Project Manager / Consultant, Financial Digital Channels, Tieto

I was about to write a short story of role models and inspirations. You know, people like Richard Branson (whom I actually met once!) or Tony Fernandes. Both of them had taken a large amount of risks while trying to fulfill their professional and personal goals. More

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Sophia Boleckis

Head of Employee engagement, Tieto

We are living exciting times at Tieto. Not only do we have a new strategy and a new organizational structure, but we are also about to move to our new office in Keilalahti, Espoo, Finland. More

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Jenni Santalo

Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Tieto

The Mothers in Business (MiB) network visited my workplace at Tieto a couple of weeks ago. I had just started my maternity leave, but I followed the event on Twitter and Facebook. And I thought that social media captured just what it is like working for Tieto. More

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Valtteri Ranta

Partnering and Business Development Trainee, Tieto

After starting as a Tieto trainee last June, I’ve had the opportunity to work broadly in different projects and with many excellent Tieto employees. During this time, I’ve learnt a ton and gained more confidence. The most valuable thing I’ve picked up at Tieto also has to do with confidence: share your ideas as soon as you can. More

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Riding the IT learning curve

February 16, 2016. | Beatrice Palmgren, Tieto

Beatrice Palmgren

Business Development Trainee, Retail, Tieto

How did I manage to convince my future boss that I had an idea of what IT was? Sure, I did take a couple of programming courses and I do have a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. However, had they placed me in front of a computer to pull off some cyber magic, they would have realized that they had picked the wrong person.  More

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How my job has changed since 2007

January 22, 2016. | Jan Kyncl, Tieto

Jan Kyncl

Head of Work Load Automation Services, Tieto

Today’s IT companies transform continuously. In order to keep pace with the competition, Tieto has also changed a lot. Our customers demand higher quality at lower prices – and delivered by fewer hands. These challenges have led to new technologies, such as cloud, as well as to offshoring, automation, and staff cuts. Teams work more globally and some of them are even remotely managed. Simply put, the only thing that stays is change. More

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Toni Kainulainen

Solution Consultant, Tieto

A role model is an abstract concept. People that I look up to are likely to be completely different than the role models my friends have. So I had to ask myself – how do I define a role model and what does it take to be one? More

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Ready, steady, go – or fail?

December 21, 2015. | Marjo Ylitolva, Tieto

Marjo Ylitolva

Solution Manager, Team Lead, Tieto

"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." –Edwin Land More

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Juha Lauritsalo

Customer Executive, Tieto

The reason for my existence – in my working life, at least – is to enable, support or improve our customers’ businesses by means of Tieto’s services, and in such a manner that the business engagement is profitable and sustainable for both parties. As simple as that? Well, not quite. If it were that simple, myself and my colleagues would already have been replaced by machines. I hope that doesn’t happen anytime soon because I am quite happy with what I do, thank you very much. More

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Kari-Pekka Pirinen

Bid Manager Trainee, Managed Services, Tieto

I feel confident in saying that innovation might be the only continuous source for competitive advantage, as it is the only source that can create new, unique and valuable resources. For me, innovations tend to bring to mind scientific breakthroughs and disruptive innovations that have shaped the world dramatically. However, most innovations are actually minor and have less influence.  More

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Anna Laaksonen

Project Manager, PCoE, Tieto

Digitalization is a buzz word of today. The word is thrown into conversations and articles, and companies strive to appear as trailblazers in this arena. But what does it mean? How does it affect me and my work at Tieto? How does it affect my surroundings? How to make the right decision on what creates value? More

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Marja Leena Pinomaa

Marja Leena Pinomaa, Head of Enterprise Feedback Management, Acting Head of Customer Experience and Insights, Tieto

“Mom, I have an important thing to share with you. Please listen to me!” “Darling, please give me a second! First I need to finish this.” “No, mom. Now! I need you now! NOW! Do you hear me?!?” More

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The time of our lives

November 13, 2015. | Niko Hurskainen, Tieto

Niko Hurskainen

Manager, SAP Analytics, Tieto

Good time management is the key to achieving a work-life balance. It means finding the best way to divide your time between the handling of existing tasks, committing to new ones, and simultaneously taking care of yourself and your relationships. More

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Time to Take Control

November 6, 2015. | Mikko Virta, Tieto

Mikko Virta

Bid Manager, Managed Services, Consulting and Sales support, Tieto

To me, time management in a nutshell, means how you actually spend your (work) days. In this blog text I am concentrating on time management in the workplace, but the presented tips and viewpoints can also be utilized in private life too.  More

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Carita Lehtonen

Project Manager, ECM, Tieto

We are living in the era of endless possibilities. Our work is seldom tied to a certain time or a place, which enables us, for example, to travel around the world and meet more people than ever before. Virtual meetings and chat services also expand these opportunities even further. It seems that most of our days are so full of action then, that the one commodity there is never enough of, is time. More

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Sofia Bressler

Online Producer, Tieto

So a half-year has passed and we have done four Bubble Sessions. And I must say, this is seriously one of the most challenging and fun roles I’ve ever had. We’re doing something different, new and challenging. And when it comes to producing talks that are dynamic and energetic - I’ve learned a lot. More

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Continuous learning has always been the prerequisite for success, for both companies and individuals. What is different today is that people are exposed to endless amounts of information, regardless of the time, channel or location. In addition, the innovation phase is much faster, resulting in new solutions, concepts and ideas done at a pace that no one can keep up with. More

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Jenni Santalo

Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Tieto

For companies it´s hard to get their messages through and reach the persons they desire to. How to ensure that those persons you want will receive your message? This is how we did it with our Bubble session think-tanks. More

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The innovation factor

October 16, 2015. | Henri Böhm, Tieto

Henri Böhm

Project Management Trainee, CSI, Tieto

At Tieto, I feel truly privileged to work with so many talented people.  I have witnessed great individual triumphs, as well as people succeeding together in finding the best solutions and overcoming possible obstacles. Each day is different from the other; dynamic situations occur and small goals are achieved. Managing a project is really a creative process: you get to learn, guide the others, communicate and implement strategies accordingly. More

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It is hard to believe a year has passed since Tieto’s new brand identity, Changing Perspectives, was launched. In addition to all the changes a new brand identity brings to an organisation in terms of advertising collateral and even new faces, we have also experienced a mental transformation. More

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Natural networking

October 8, 2015. | Diana Filippovits, Tieto

Diana Filippovits

Associate Business Consultant, Tieto

Networking is an oft-heard buzzword in today’s career development. Every career adviser you meet has the same overarching message: “Go reach out and network your way to the top.” However, many don’t specify, what this actually means or how it is done. More

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Manish Kumar

Head Offering Management & Customer Enablement Consulting, Tieto

I once read that the best way to kill innovation in an organization is to implement a corporate innovation program. Something like this would simply ensure that the true innovative spirit of an individual gets drowned out by corporate bureaucracy. So my initial thought when I first heard about Tieto SPARK was 'not another initiative to get us to be innovative’! The reason I use the words 'my initial thought' is that actually being part of the overall process changed my mind. More

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No ‘silo mentality’ here

September 17, 2015. | Lauri Kaipainen, Tieto

Lauri Kaipainen

Business Consultant Trainee, Tieto

Companies with large service and product offerings are often made up of several sub-organizations that each have their own business targets. If internal business units feel the need to compete against each other, there is an increased risk of people succumbing to a so-called ‘silo mentality’ and starting to act only in their own self-interest.  More

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Digitalization is slowly reaching the majority of businesses also in the Nordics. I have been working on the front line of these changes, witnessing how hard it is to adapt to the changes that digitalization brings within the organization with new thoughts, tools, and ways of working. More

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Anne Mikkilä

Business Navigator, Application Development and Maintenance, Tieto,

I still see networking as human-to-human, contact, even if we can now talk about virtual networking as well. While digitalization is all around us, and as a Tieto employee I see myself as part of shaping the digitalized future, it is definitely the human aspect of business that makes working life rewarding and fascinating. More

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Rosa Virtanen

SAP Sales Trainee, Tieto,

I have to admit that before I came to Tieto, my understanding of the organisation’s open source culture was rather limited. But during our orientation days, after almost every speaker mentioned open source culture, I quickly realised that it is the foundation of how Tieto does business. More

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Anna Pulkkinen

Product Manager Trainee, Tieto,

As a participant of Tieto’s Generation-T trainee program I’ve had the chance to work both with my trainee colleagues in training modules around the Tieto offices and with my colleagues in my home office in Kuopio on a daily basis. Consequently I’ve come to know Tieto quite well: the energy industry from my daily work and in a wider perspective through the trainee program.  More

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Marja Seppä

SAP Project Manager Trainee, Tieto,

I started my career here at Tieto’s SAP Service Area in the beginning of this year. Even though it has only been just a few, yet intensive and fun months, I have had the privilege of getting acquainted with many fascinating people from several strategically important locations around the world.  More

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Teemu Toivonen

SAP Trainee, Tieto,

Currently the IT industry is going through strong changes. The changes originate from shifting business logics, revenue models and evolving technology. The main aspect from this blog’s perspective is the need to respond to the evolvement of technology. New technologies, such as moving to cloud services, require organizations to be able to learn. More

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Sophia Boleckis

Head of Employee engagement, Tieto

A couple of weeks ago I had a rather unpleasant customer experience when fetching two cakes I had pre-ordered. It so happened that the bigger cake I had ordered hadn't arrived, but the young woman at the bakery was not at all sorry about that, but instead was happy to provide me with two smaller cakes to make up for the large one that had not arrived. More

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Niina Lappalainen

Junior Sales Manager, Tieto,

Where does a company’s success really spring from? This question has probably existed as long as business has been done. When discussing this, the conversation often turns to the importance of commitment.  More

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Isabella Seege

Junior Sales Consultant, Tieto

I started working at Tieto as a sales trainee in the Financial services Insurance unit just a few months ago. Even though I am social and I knew I have a lot to give, I was really nervous about my first day, wondering about everything from A to Z. More

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Elina Rintala

Sales manager, Tieto

"I would have preferred my daughter to become a lawyer, doctor or a teacher", says my mother. Don't get me wrong, I love my parents and they have always supported me when it comes to my career and education. However, they find it hard to understand what I do for a living as a Sales Consultant at Tieto. More

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Jonas Bergqvist

Senior Solution Architect, Tieto

Time passes fast and in this post I will write about how I work to quickly produce solution definitions for my customers and colleagues. In return I would like to know how you do it. More

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Elina Rintala

Sales manager, Tieto

On December 8th nearly one hundred current Tieto employees and alumni joined in to spend an evening together. This was the second Alumni evening organized in Helsinki with the idea to give former and current colleagues a chance to catch up, network and hear what's new at Tieto. More

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Jonas Bergqvist

Senior Solution Architect, Tieto

IASA GlobalIASA Logo is the premier association focused on the architecture profession through the advancement of best practices and education while delivering programs and services to IT architects of all levels around the world. More

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Marja Leena Pinomaa

Marja Leena Pinomaa, Head of Enterprise Feedback Management, Acting Head of Customer Experience and Insights, Tieto

Recently I joined a couple of workshops in which we looked outside in and tried to find out what the intended experience we want our customers to have, and how we would like them to feel when they are interacting with Tieto as a company and with Tieto’s employees. More

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Elina Rintala

Sales manager, Tieto

On November 12th, the main building of Aalto School of Business and Economics in Finland was buzzing with excitement as over 3,000 students and 60 companies participated on the annual ARENA career fair. Just like last year, Tieto also took part in this busy event. More

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The project management event of the year, Projektipäivät 2014 & Nordnet 2014 was held 11.-12.11. at Espoo Dipoli in Finland. Tieto was widely represented as a platinum partner.  We held many great presentations and seminars during those two days including Taneli Tikka's keynote about Transformational Leadership. More

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