Tieto strengthens its Artificial Intelligence capabilities – hires AI scientist Christian Guttmann to lead Nordic innovation

Artificial intelligence is rapidly moving into businesses, and the technology is fundamentally reshaping society. To strengthen and expand its AI capabilities, Tieto has recruited Christian Guttmann, a renowned and world-leading expert in the field of AI. In his new role, Christian drives fast-growing and innovative business opportunities for Tieto’s customers.

Christian is professor (adj. assoc.) and entrepreneur with a background from world-leading scientific institutes, startups and corporations. At Tieto he seizes opportunities in the cross-section of advanced science and industry, with focus on AI, machine learning, computer science and big data.

– Christian's unique knowledge and expertise further accelerates and unleashes the significant societal and business potential in the Nordics and globally. With our team we can create AI services and solutions that benefit the society as a whole, says Ari Järvelä, head of Tieto’s Data-driven Business unit.

– Artificial Intelligence and the utilisation of data is an active part of Tieto’s vision for future growth and success. I am excited to join this excellent team at a time when AI solutions are becoming an integral part of IT services and products in all fields. I am looking forward to contributing to Tieto's growth and innovation strategy, and expand the company's Nordic leadership in AI. We are now further expanding our AI capabilities with leading scientist and technologist at the company -- I encourage talents to reach out to us, says Christian Guttmann.

Christian joins Tieto as the Global Head of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist (Vice President). He holds an adjunct position as a professor (assoc.) at the University of New South Wales in Australia, and is an adjunct researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also the Executive Director of the Nordic AI Institute. In addition, he has started and worked in many startups over the last 25 years, and in the world’s largest American and European IT companies. In his new role, Christian will continue to be deeply involved in the sciences and startup world.

Tieto has developed several AI and data-driven projects and last year Tieto and the City of Espoo initiated a unique data-driven experiment. The project consists in combining a vast amount of social and health data to analyse and identify new proactive means of targeting services to citizens and prevent social exclusion.

Resume: Christian Guttmann
2018 - Global Head of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist (Vice President), Tieto
2014 - Professor (Adj. Assoc.) Artificial Intelligence, University of New South Whales, Australia
2014 - Adjunct Researcher, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 - Board member, Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society, Sweden
2017 - Co-Chair – Sponsorship, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
2016 - Executive Director of NAII, the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
2016 – CEO and Founder, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, HealthiHabits, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 - 2016 Senior Analyst and Project Lead, IVBAR, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 - 2014 Area Lead in Health Care Analytics, IBM Research, Australia
2010 - 2012 Senior Researcher and Theme Leader iCare, Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Centre, UAE

Education
2003 - 2008 PhD in Distributed Artificial Intelligence (Monash University, Australia)
1998 - 2001 Master of Science Artificial Intelligence (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
1996 - 2001 Master of Science – Theoretical Computer Science (University Paderborn, Germany)
1998 - 2001 Bachelor Social Science / Psychology (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Other
Christian gave invited lectures and visited Harvard University and the Stanford research institute and many international leading universities. He’s a strong public speaker and has been invited to over 200 industry forums and scientific seminars across the globe on AI. In addition, he also advises international governments and company leadership on building strong AI strategies.
Christian creates IP with high impact, and has over 50 publications and patents in the field of Artificial Intelligence. He co-organizes leading international scientific AI conferences.

Follow Christian on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/guttmann/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/ChrisXtg).

For more information, please contact:
Jenni Jusslin, Media Relations Tieto
+358 50 322 1420, jenni.jusslin@tieto.com

About Tieto
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. 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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