KAIRANITES

Janne Siltari

Founder

Founder

Janne is a Kaira Clan founder. He believes a strong focus on the well-being and relationships of employees and customers is key to building long lasting partnerships. He is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and digital service industry. He has found, built and maintained an IoT Ecosystem with over 1200 Finnish companies and research centers. Janne is an executive decision-maker, Innovation and Change Management expert, as well as New Business and Process Creator. He can support his clients through project management, service design, data analytics, SW development, HW development, cloud services, business intelligence and business consultancy.

Tero Blomqvist

Founder

Founder

Tero is another founder of Kaira Clan and has an analytic mind like no other. He has a great track record of building different kinds of business ecosystems in many different areas. With his great networking and project management skills he easily gets the job done. He has co-authored two books on Smart City development and created world leading mobile products from four mobile operating systems (Nokia OS, Symbian, Linux, Microsoft Mobile OS) during his 19 years in the mobile business for Nokia and Microsoft. He now is a private investor, Ecosystem specialist, writer and Smart City expert. Not to mention an overall really nice guy. Tero truly is an expert in Smart City development. With over 100 Smart City theme related public seminars in 15 countries we know Tero is the guy to lead your city into the future.

Alejandro Santacreu

CTO/CPO

CTO/CPO

Our CTO/CPO moved to Finland from Spain in 2013. Alejandro known to us Kairanites as “Ale”, is an innovating entrepreneur at heart. He built and ran a full-stack StartUp team with 15 individuals from 8 different nationalities across 3 different countries. He has done the application, management and reporting for several multi million-euro research projects with a combination of 26 participants. Now as our CPO/CTO (he is that good we gave him two titles) we have seen first hand his professionalism in the way he encourages future innovators with his leadership skills in our Kaira Academy workshops that he runs. In his career Ale has won several awards. He won Entreprise of the Year in 2015 from Laurea University of Applied Sciences. Ale has also received a Seal of Excellence for his work with Horizon and a Catalyst Award 2016 along AMD, by the Green Electronics Council.

Outi Mattila

Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor

Outi is Kaira Clan’s Senior Business Advisor. With her excellent communication skills and business negotiations her projects always run smoothly. She has a gift for networking and IT consultancy. Outi takes on an operational management approach to her work. As a digital solutions and UX service professional, Outi has 17+ years of experience in the B2B sector in several key delivery roles. She has a strong background in team leadership, management and sales experience in product and services Go-to market. Outi never backs down and loves challenges and new opportunities. She is a Senior Team Leader and Site Manager and also acts a Senior Advisor for startups and investor. She has a strong drive to succeed and never gives up. A true Powerhouse if ever there was one! With a successful sales track record for customer growth Kaira Clan is pleased to have her as an advisor.

Juha Yli-Petäys

Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor

Juha is our Senior Business and Mining Advisor. His extensive skill set in international business and people development in B2B environment is the key to his success. Especially when serving customers or leading his team and always sees top level results. In Juha’s career he has been responsible for leading change from a product based sales model to account based selling. He also lead cultural transformation with R&D organization to move into an agile and lean product development model, which resulted in 35% faster project implementation times. With all this change he has still seen several years of double digit percentage growth of global business line. Juha is always looking for a better way to create higher customer value. His personal manta is “Fail fast, learn fast.” He knows that in order to succeed you must not be afraid to fail but embrace it on the road to success.

Samuli Junttila

Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor

Samuli is Kaira Clan’s Agricultural and Farming Senior Adviser. Samuli himself is a farmer and an agrologist who offers insight into the best farming practices in order to direct food production towards durable farming. He is a production, logistics and supply chain specialist. He has experience in soil, water and cropping system management, fertilization, planting/sowing, crop maintenance, protection management, harvesting and storage. Through his years of teaching at the technical school of agriculture, Samuli has experience with agricultural education platforms such as vertical and aeroponic farming. He actively works to boost productivity, profitability and become resilient to climate change within the agricultural community. Samuli feels by using data driven farming of things, gathering real-time information allows for real time actions that will create better agricultural solutions.

Jasmin Al Amir

Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor

Jasmin grew up in UAE and Saudi Arabia. Jasmin moved back to Finland to study at the University of Oulu and to be closer to to her Finnish family. She is now our Senior Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa business culture but also our advisor for oil, gas and maritime sectors. Having two native languages of Finnish and Arabic she offers insight into the culture. Jasmin has a masters in energy technology with experience in developing digital services for the energy, maritime and finance sectors. She is taken roles on in project management, sales, marketing as well as business development. She has executed projects for the oil and gas sector in Norway, Oman, Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia and sits on the supervisory board of bank. Jasmin is enthusiastic about genuinely understanding challenges that customers have and solving them.

Carrie Schoeller

Marketing Coordinator

Marketing Coordinator

Carrie is Kaira Clan’s marketing person. From research to branding she has it covered. Having moved to Finland from U.S. back in 1998 as a young 19 year old she has developed a deep interest in expanding cooperation between the Nordic Digital ecosystem and showcasing their expertise to the U.S. market. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Business and Administration. Throughout her career she has worked in global sales and marketing research. She is a self proclaimed analytical thinker who uses data to come up with marketing strategies for her clients. During her 7 years working on and off as a freelance market researcher Carrie became passionate about greentech and healthcare solutions for those with chronic pain. Carrie is always on the look out for green companies to introduce to Kaira Clan's network.