The CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Forum at Aalto Design Factory was a memorable collection of interesting presentations, enthusiastic discussions, and the unforgettable Award gala where Kenneth Ekman (CrisolteQ Ltd) received the well-deserved CTO of the Year 2013 award.
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23.1.2013 Aalto Design Factory
Kenneth Ekman, CEO of a Kokkola-based chemicals company CrisolteQ, has been chosen as the 2013 Chief Technology Officer of the Year.
Technology Academy Finland (TAF),Spinverse Oy, the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK and Sitra give this award in recognition of the work of a CTO who has made a significant contribution to the technical performance and growth potential of their company, is an inspiring leader and is actively involved in professional organisations and discussion on the role of technology.
The CTO of the Year Award 2013 ceremony will take place on the 23rd of January 2013, Aalto Design Factory, Espoo.
Nominations accepted until 15 December
CTO Forum, organized on the 19th of September by Spinverse and Technology Academy Finland, gathered Finnish technology leaders to network and exchange ideas on the role and significance of CTOs in companies. The call for nominations for CTO of the Year 2013 was launched simultaneously.
Opinion leader with long experience in energy sector
CTO Petra Lundström at Fortum Corporation has been chosen as 2012 Chief Technology Officer of the Year. Technology Academy Finland (TAF) gives the award in recognition of the work of a CTO who has made a significant contribution to the performance and growth potential of their company through technology. The winning CTO is an inspiring leader and is actively involved in professional organisations and discussion on the role played by technology in society. The CTO of the Year award is held in partnership with Spinverse Oy, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK and Sitra.
Finnish CTOs don’t plan drastic cuts in 2012 R&D budgets, but will recruit less
Over 70 Finnish companies participated in the CTO Survey 2012, which was run for the second consecutive year. The study was conducted by technology and innovation consultancy Spinverse, with Sitra, the Federation of Finnish Industries EK and Technology Academy Finland. The survey is launched at today's CTO Forum, which will also see the announcement of the 2012 CTO of the Year.
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.