Disruption is one of today’s hottest buzzwords. Disruption and continuous renewal are the norm, and changes are occurring at increasing speed. At the same time, technology or products are no longer the sole basis of competitive advantage. Rather, companies are looking into a future where customer experience is king, and technology is its subordinate.
A company’s CTO is often the least known member of its board, but their significance is growing strongly. Global competition is inescapable, and new products must reach the market and begin delivering sales fast.
Pirkka Palomäki, F-Secure nominated as CTO of the Year 2011
Technology Academy Finland, in cooperation with Spinverse, has named Pirkka Palomäki, F-Secure's Chief Technology Officer, as CTO of the Year 2011. Palomäki has played a significant role in turning F-Secure into a global technology leader in the data security sector.
CTO of the Year Award 2011 announced, nomination period starts
A survey of almost 100 Finnish Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) has found that 70% plan to recruit more personnel in the coming 12 months. The survey was conducted by technology and innovation consulting firm Spinverse and launched at the CTO Forum on 16th December 2010. The CTO Forum also saw the announcement and opening of nominations for the 2011 CTO of the Year Award.