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Henri Kärkkäinen

Senior Azure Specialist

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Henri Kärkkäinen

Senior Azure Specialist
Henri has been working with Azure for almost 5 years now, mainly focusing on the managed Azure concept but is no stranger to the hybrid environments. He has good knowledge about different Azure services from IaaS to PaaS. Henri has worked as a specialist and as a consultant to help customers to move and utilize Azure services.


henri.karkkainen@zure.com

Mikko Itämäki

Senior Consultant

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Mikko Itämäki

Senior Consultant
Mikko has over 16 years of experience in the IT industry. He has been working with Microsoft cloud and on-premises technologies for his whole career. In recent years Mikko has helped companies to modernize their infrastructure/environments with cloud technologies. The aim is to find more efficient and scalable ways to do things without forgetting security and cost-efficiency. Mikko has also a lot of experience in securing the high availability of business-critical systems and infrastructures.


mikko.itamaki@zure.com

Matias Näveri

UX & Service Designer

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Matias Näveri

UX & Service Designer
Matias puts together the mindsets of Design, Agile, and Tech, mixed with empathy, business thinking, and a healthy drive. He serves others in the middle of development teams, customers, and end-users. Valuing those people, their knowledge, and feedback, as it’s that shared trust and collaboration that makes him stronger and ensures value to any size project.


matias.naveri@zure.com

Jukka-Pekka Lehtinen

Azure Developer

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Jukka-Pekka Lehtinen

Azure Developer
Jukka-Pekka has been coding for 15+ years. While experienced in many technologies, he is most familiar with the .NET stack. Currently focusing on cloud architectures and PaaS solutions.


jukka-pekka.lehtinen@zure.com

Tero Isoranta

Data Specialist

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Tero Isoranta

Data Specialist
Tero is an experienced hands-on expert with designing and implementing cloud BI solutions. Currently, he is especially interested in machine learning in Azure and architectural design on data-related solutions.


tero.isoranta@zure.com

Ville Lehmusmies

Azure Data Engineer

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Ville Lehmusmies

Azure Data Engineer
Ville is a data professional who loves to refine raw data to useful knowledge. Last years he has been working with Microsoft data stack and focusing on the reporting end of the data management process.


ville.lehmusmies@zure.com

Erkka Puusti

Design Lead

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Erkka Puusti

Design Lead
Erkka is a solution designer, a facilitator, and a creative technologist, with an emphasis on the creative side. His focus is on user-centric design and development and in Agile teamwork facilitation.


erkka.puusti@zure.com

Jukka Koskelin

DevOps Engineer

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Jukka Koskelin

DevOps Engineer
Jukka has over 20 years of experience in IT-business, mainly in the finance- and public sectors. He has worked with Microsoft technologies since 2008, and for the last six years with infrastructure and CI/CD-pipelines. Jukka knows Azure DevOps intimately and is especially excited with the automation possibilities of cloud environments.


jukka.koskelin@zure.com

Ilkka Lehto

Service Design Lead

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Ilkka Lehto

Service Design Lead
Ilkka is an experienced, user-centric, and open-minded software professional with broad experience of Microsoft Cloud. Ilkka’s greatest strength is in detecting, understanding, and defining business problems and then actively driving solution development.


ilkka.lehto@zure.com

Mark “Macke” Törnqvist

Azure Solutions Architect

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Mark “Macke” Törnqvist

Azure Solutions Architect
Mark has been nerding on for 20+ years as a specialist, consultant, trainer, architect, etc. He's currently working at Zure's Continuous Services team, helping clients to get to the cloud in a fashionable manner. Mark worked previously at Microsoft, helping customers and partners with Azure Infrastructure related things.


mark.tornqvist@zure.com

Tuomas Hara

Azure Developer

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Tuomas Hara

Azure Developer
Tuomas has 12+ years of experience working as a software developer, consultant, and architect. He is a Microsoft certified Azure developer and a solutions architect. His strongest areas of expertise lie in back end development and CI/CD automation.


tuomas.hara@zure.com

Natasha Overell

UX and Service Designer

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Natasha Overell

UX and Service Designer
Natasha is a multidisciplinary designer, with a passion for humanizing technology in a way that positively benefits both the user needs and business goals.


natasha.overell@zure.com

Antti Riksman

Azure Developer

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Antti Riksman

Azure Developer
Antti's career started in the world of building automation. From there he moved to use Microsoft technologies as a Software Developer. In total, he has six years of experience which four with .NET. Currently, Antti is interested in applying lasting architectural approaches in development.


antti.riksman@zure.com

Kristina Viikari

Finance Manager

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Kristina Viikari

Finance Manager
Kristina is a financial manager with a positive attitude. She's not scared when it comes to the crunch. She has work experience from many different areas and has always had the drive to promote her career. Numbers have always been close to her heart, and her motivators are helping others and being successful. She is responsible for financial management at Zure and she keeps everything tied together. Through numbers, she creates growth and success for Zure.


kristina.viikari@zure.com

Pekka Wallenius

Frontend Developer

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Pekka Wallenius

Frontend Developer
Pekka has over 5 years of experience working in the web industry developing web sites and applications. He enjoys creating reliable and robust UIs and creative problem solving.


pekka.wallenius@zure.com

Ville Tähkävuori

Azure Developer

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Ville Tähkävuori

Azure Developer
Ville's career began in the process industry, where he developed software with .NET-technologies. After a few years, he started using Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions. He has accumulated about 4 years of experience and now focuses on backend development and monitoring solutions.


ville.tahkavuori@zure.com

Iiro Vanninen

Azure Developer

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Iiro Vanninen

Azure Developer
Iiro has accumulated about 5 years of experience working with .NET technologies among other development and administrative responsibilities. He has a full-stack skillset with a specialty in backend development. Iiro has a passion for writing good, maintainable code and creating software that he can be proud of.


iiro.vanninen@zure.com

Adrian Simionescu

Azure Developer

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Adrian Simionescu

Azure Developer
Adrian has worked for over 14 years as a software developer and architect. He has built solutions for both businesses and consumers. His experience is composed of Microsoft related technologies like Azure but he also familiar with AWS technology. His biggest enjoyment is backend development, but all areas and challenges are welcome!


adrian.simionescu@zure.com

Pekka Rajanen

Azure Data Engineer

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Pekka Rajanen

Azure Data Engineer
Pekka’s career in IT business started from industrial automation. During more than 10 years of career, he has participated in demanding projects all the way from requirement management to end-user training. Currently, Pekka is interested in Azure data engineering and home automation.


pekka.rajanen@zure.com

Ville Hytönen

Azure Developer

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Ville Hytönen

Azure Developer
Ville has over 10 years of experience working as a .NET developer. He has had a chance to build many kinds of projects in the public sector and the private sector with .NET and web technologies. Topics that make Ville's socks spin at the moment are around Azure cloud service and modern web-technologies.


ville.hytonen@zure.com

Pieter Vandenheede

Founder of Zure Belgium

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Pieter Vandenheede

Founder of Zure Belgium
With almost 20 years of experience in IT as an architect, developer, and team lead, Pieter has worked on numerous projects. He has experience in platform, system and solution design and project management.

+32 47 983 8313
pieter.vandenheede@zure.com

Glenn Colpaert

Founder of Zure Belgium

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Glenn Colpaert

Founder of Zure Belgium
Glenn is a Microsoft Azure MVP. He has over 10 years of experience working with Microsoft technologies. Currently, he’s focused on designing and building secure, scalable cloud-based solutions on Microsoft Azure.

+32 47 777 4304
glenn.colpaert@zure.com

Juho Heikkinen

Azure Developer

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Juho Heikkinen

Azure Developer
Juho has over five years of experience in software development. He has been working on the public and private sectors with multiple technologies and platforms. He is interested in many areas of IT-technology.


juho.heikkinen@zure.com

Alpo Nopanen

Azure Developer

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Alpo Nopanen

Azure Developer
Alpo has 10 years of experience in developing web applications in companies of different sizes. His skills include both backend and frontend development. He has been using Microsoft technologies in some form or another almost his whole career.


alpo.nopanen@zure.com

Timo Piironen

Azure Developer

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Timo Piironen

Azure Developer
Timo has 20 years of experience in designing and implementing software systems for private and public sector companies, with Microsoft technologies of course. He has worked in eg. architect, developer, and team lead roles. Timo is interested in to develop backend systems on the Azure platform.


timo.piironen@zure.com

Kimmo Puranen

Azure Developer

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Kimmo Puranen

Azure Developer
Kimmo has been in the role of developer over 20 years focusing on technologies provided by Microsoft. Over time he has been familiarized both in web, backend and also integration development. Recently, Kimmo's been interested in microservices and related technologies and design patterns.


kimmo.puranen@zure.com

Riku Pirttinokka

Azure Specialist

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Riku Pirttinokka

Azure Specialist
Riku works with Zure's Continuous services. He has a bachelor's degree in engineering in information and communications technologies. Riku has several years of experience in various kinds of support positions and he is an Azure certified professional. He has interest to understand things as a whole, that’s why he tries to keep his expertise up to date from Iaas to Paas. He is also not afraid of on-premises technologies. With his knowledge, he tries to find better solutions to the big picture.


riku.pirttinokka@zure.com

Olli Kari

Domain Lead

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Olli Kari

Domain Lead
Olli has over ten years of broad experience from the IT-Business and software delivery projects. In the last five years, Olli has solved the challenges of his customers exclusively with Microsoft cloud technologies in a senior role. Olli is considered as one of the nicest consultants in Finland.

+358 44 320 1217
olli.kari@zure.com

Mikko Knuuttila

Azure Developer

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Mikko Knuuttila

Azure Developer
Mikko has over 15-year experience as .Net Developer. He also has an experiment working as an Architect in various software projects in which he has designed Integration Architecture and Software Architecture for Software Systems. Mikko has designed implementations and implemented them as a developer.

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mikko.knuuttila@zure.com

Aleksi Autere

Senior Consultant

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Aleksi Autere

Senior Consultant
Aleksi has over ten years of experience in IT business using Microsoft technologies. He has been concepting, planning and delivering services in Finnish enterprises his whole career. Last six years Aleksi has been solving customers’ business problems with Microsoft Cloud -platform.

+358 50 490 8592
aleksi.autere@zure.com

Pasi Huuhka

DevOps Architect

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Pasi Huuhka

DevOps Architect
Pasi has over 6 years of experience working with Microsoft products and has a broad knowledge of Azure services ranging from IaaS all the way to serverless offerings. During his time in the industry, he has worked as a cloud architect, developer, systems administrator, and a project manager. Pasi is currently focusing on DevOps, cloud automation and application development on Azure.


pasi.huuhka@zure.com

Ari Ijäs

Senior Consultant

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Ari Ijäs

Senior Consultant
Ari solves the needs and challenges in business processes and IT environments with modern cloud technology. He finds suitable technologies and recommendations on how to design and implement secure, robust and cost-effective solutions. Ari has worked with Microsoft technologies since 2001.

+358 40 833 1264
ari.ijas@zure.com

Joni Moilanen

Azure Developer / Architect

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Joni Moilanen

Azure Developer / Architect
Joni has over 20 years of experience in Microsoft technologies. He has architected and developed in projects of various sizes - especially on the backend side. He has also experience in training and product development. In addition to interest in Azure PaaS-solutions, his passions are C#, .NET, SQL Server, and Azure DevOps.


joni.moilanen@zure.com

Iiro Airaksinen

Azure Developer

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Iiro Airaksinen

Azure Developer
Iiro has been working over 17 years as a developer, designer and application architect in multiple demanding software projects and applications. Iiro has extensive experience in working with enterprise-level, global software systems. He has used Microsoft development stack for his entire career in software development. Currently, he’s designing and implementing solutions on Microsoft Azure.


iiro.airaksinen@zure.com

Anssi Sandelin

Azure Developer

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Anssi Sandelin

Azure Developer
Anssi has over 10 years of experience in developing web and mobile applications. He has a strong background in backend development, but for the last few years, his main focus has been on frontend, mobile and Azure technologies.


anssi.sandelin@zure.com

Ville Rajala

Azure Data Engineer / Architect

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Ville Rajala

Azure Data Engineer / Architect



ville.rajala@zure.com

Lauri Peltonen

Azure Developer

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Lauri Peltonen

Azure Developer
Lauri is an IT professional who is specialized in Microsoft's tools. He started his career in 2007 and is strongest at backend development. Before Zure he has worked both abroad and in Finland in different development and project management roles.


lauri.peltonen@zure.com

Janne Hakkarainen

Azure Developer

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Janne Hakkarainen

Azure Developer
Janne has 10 years of experience in software development using Microsoft's technologies. During this time he has worked as a developer, project manager and as a team leader. He is experienced in all phases of software projects from requirement definition to implementation. Current interest includes Azure and machine learning.


janne.hakkarainen@zure.com

Tuomas Tattari

Azure Developer

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Tuomas Tattari

Azure Developer
Tuomas has over 10 years of experience in designing and building software solutions. Previously he's worked with cloud-based SaaS applications and analytics. Now he's focusing on Azure.


tuomas.tattari@zure.com

Sami Laitala

Azure Developer

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Sami Laitala

Azure Developer
Sami has over 10 years of experience of designing and developing web applications. He is an expert in frontend development and he is really interested in functional programming and Azure.


sami.laitala@zure.com

Okko Oulasvirta

Principal consultant

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Okko Oulasvirta

Principal consultant
Okko has over 15 years of experience with Microsoft technologies. He is very knowledgeable about the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM & DevOps), Service Management and Enterprise Cloud Architectures.

+358 40 778 7028
okko.oulasvirta@zure.com

Lauri Lehman

Data Scientist

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Lauri Lehman

Data Scientist
Lauri has a PhD in quantum information, and his interest is the extraction of valuable insights and building of intelligence on top of large data sets.


lauri.lehman@zure.com

Juhani Markkula

Azure Developer

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Juhani Markkula

Azure Developer
Juhani has worked on IT for over 10 years as a developer, architect, consultant and a CTO. He has the most experience on Microsoft technologies, and now he focuses on Microsoft Azure.


juhani.markkula@zure.com

Joonas Westlin

Azure Developer / Architect

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Joonas Westlin

Azure Developer / Architect
Joonas has built systems with Microsoft technologies since 2015. He is a Microsoft Azure MVP. He is an experienced trainer and one of the world's most active gurus on Azure AD questions in Stack Overflow.


joonas.westlin@zure.com

Joni Virtanen

Azure Developer

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Joni Virtanen

Azure Developer
Joni has over 5 years of experience of software development projects. He has designed, implemented and administered complex web-based systems. Now he focus on Microsoft Azure.


joni.virtanen@zure.com

Monica Vikman

Marketing Manager

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Monica Vikman

Marketing Manager
Monica is the voice of Zure. Google tools and social media are especially close to her heart.

+358 40 085 6814
monica.vikman@zure.com

Janne Pasanen

Azure Developer / Architect

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Janne Pasanen

Azure Developer / Architect
Janne has nearly 15 years of experience in working with demanding software projects as a developer, consultant, architect, designer/lead designer and business analyst. Janne has a far-ranging experience of developing products.


janne.pasanen@zure.com

Annika Ahonen

HR Coordinator

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Annika Ahonen

HR Coordinator
Annika is the right hand of the company, improving our quality of life with a positive attitude.

+358 50 468 5840
annika.ahonen@zure.com

Jaakko Nikko

Principal Consultant

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Jaakko Nikko

Principal Consultant
Jaakko has been working on IT issues for over 20 years. He is an experienced consultant with a broad range of deep Azure, Office 365 and overall Microsoft experience.

+358 40 843 7717
jaakko.nikko@zure.com

Pontus Weckström

Azure Developer

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Pontus Weckström

Azure Developer
Pontus has over 15 years of experience in IT, he's worked both as a developer and systems designer with small and large IT systems. Pontus is continuously learning new technologies and developing his expertise. His current focus is new frontend technologies and Microsoft Azure.


pontus.weckstrom@zure.com

Sami Ovaska

Azure Developer / Architect

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Sami Ovaska

Azure Developer / Architect
Sami has worked in product and software development projects for large and small companies using Microsoft technologies for over 20 years. He has experience in different roles ranging from developer to director, his passion is both in backend and frontend development and naturally Azure. He is currently focused on new Azure services and React.


sami.ovaska@zure.com

Ville Toni

Azure Developer / Architect

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Ville Toni

Azure Developer / Architect
Ville has 10+ years of development experience with large online stores among other areas. His special expertise includes UI-development, web usability and performance.


ville.toni@zure.com

Olli Alopaeus

Azure Developer / Architect

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Olli Alopaeus

Azure Developer / Architect
Olli has worked in IT on a wide scale of technologies and different systems since 2005. He holds high quality applications that bring added value to users, application lifecycle management and solving technical problems close to his heart


olli.alopaeus@zure.com

Ilpo Toni

Azure Developer / Architect

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Ilpo Toni

Azure Developer / Architect
During his 15+ years in IT, Ilpo has attained a wide array of Experience, including productization of market data, information management, solution sales, agile development, legacy systems and DB administration. His favourite task is pragmatic problem solving with modern software development tools and methods.


ilpo.toni@zure.com

Rami Keski-Honkola

Azure Developer / Architect

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Rami Keski-Honkola

Azure Developer / Architect
Rami is interested in finding solutions that enable designing and developing projects to reflect the projects quality and usability requirements. He has wide experience in developing for the desktop, browser and the cloud on Microsoft technologies. Rami has over 10 years of experience in systems design and development.


rami.keski-honkola@zure.com

Pasi Taive

Azure Developer / Architect

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Pasi Taive

Azure Developer / Architect
Pasi has almost 20 years of experience in both small and very large IT systems. He's worked with projects and products as a developer, architect and technical project manager. Resolving business challenges efficiently with modern systems is close to Pasi's heart.


pasi.taive@zure.com

Joona Puurunen

Creative Director

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Joona Puurunen

Creative Director
Joona is a passionate creative professional with diverse experience in concept design, UX/UI design, graphic design and branding.

+358 40 731 3876
joona.puurunen@zure.com

Mika Varjonen

Azure Developer / Architect

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Mika Varjonen

Azure Developer / Architect
Mika has been a developer and an architect on Microsoft technologies since 2001. He is an expert in creating demanding and scalable distributed systems. Mika is passionate about new technologies, and he can most often be found listening to the latest technology podcasts. He's also built Windows 10 Universal Apps.


mika.varjonen@zure.com

Juval Nadav

Domain Lead

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Juval Nadav

Domain Lead
Juval has over 15 years of IT experience. He sees the IT development field from multiple points of view, since he has worked as a tester, developer, specialist, consultant and an executive. Before joining our group Juval developed BI-solutions on Microsoft stack for the largest companies in Finland.

+358 40 778 2021
juval.nadav@zure.com

Jarno Tikka

Azure Developer / Architect

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Jarno Tikka

Azure Developer / Architect
Jarno has fifteen years of experience from demanding software projects. He is an experienced architect and developer that's specialized in Microsoft Azure-projects.


jarno.tikka@zure.com

Markus Manninen

Business Development Director

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Markus Manninen

Business Development Director
Markus has a diverse experience from the IT-industry ranging from product and project to service business. Markus is in charge of business development at Zure. He's happy to receive your RFIs and RFPs.

+358 50 449 7719
markus.manninen@zure.com

Sami Lavikko

Coding Technology Officer

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Sami Lavikko

Coding Technology Officer
Sami has spent over 15 years in the IT business in various positions. He has experience with large on-line systems, infrastructure, programming, design and management.

+358 50 394 6588
sami.lavikko@zure.com

Sakari Nahi

Coding Executive Officer

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Sakari Nahi

Coding Executive Officer
Sakari is responsible for the quality and vision of Zure. He is a Microsoft Azure MVP. He has over 15 years of experience in designing and implementing demanding software development projects.

+358 50 368 7782
sakari.nahi@zure.com

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