Appointment in Tieto’s Leadership Team

Tieto Corporation        STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE        27 March 09.00 EET

Tieto appoints Markus Suomi (MSc, Software Engineering and Industrial Economics) as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of the company’s Leadership Team as of 1 April.

Suomi will drive collaboration and co-innovation with global technology partners as well as fast adoption of the latest technologies for the benefit of Tieto and its Nordic customers.

Markus Suomi joins Tieto from Business Finland (previously Finpro), where he was CEO for the past four years. Prior to Business Finland, Suomi served in various software development, technology management and leadership roles at Nokia, the Finnish company Flander – which later merged with Chinese Symbio Group – and the startup Web of Trust.

“As more and more industries feel the disruptive force of digitalization, it’s great to join Tieto – a company that is uniquely positioned in the Nordics to support its enterprise and public sector customers and co-innovate new businesses together with them. I look forward to ensuring that Tieto’s technology strategy and execution is tightly synchronized with the global technology landscape, for the highest value for Tieto’s customers,” says Markus Suomi.

“Markus brings over twenty years of international experience both from starting up new and re-inventing existing businesses. His experience is particularly strong in product and technology development, driving new business models and customer experience. Markus will play a key role in quick adoption and scaling of the latest technologies at Tieto to deliver competitive advantage to our customers in a rapidly evolving and digitalizing business environment,” says Kimmo Alkio President and CEO.

Markus Suomi will report to President and CEO Kimmo Alkio.

For further information, please contact:
Kia Haring, Head of Global Communications: kia.haring[at]tieto.com, +358 40 765 3700

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Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems.

Headquartered in Finland, Tieto has over 14 000 experts in close to 20 countries. Tieto’s turnover is approximately EUR 1.5 billion and shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com

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Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. Headquartered in Finland, Tieto has over 13 000 experts in close to 20 countries. Tieto’s turnover is approximately EUR 1.5 billion and shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com

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