Kimmo PentikäinenVice President Business Development at Elisa
Kimmo Pentikäinen is developing new business and leading technology transformations in Elisa Corporation. Boston Consulting Group ranked the company in 2020 globally 3rd highest-return telecom company. The market leader in Finland with the highest mobile data usage per capita in the world. His current main focus is establishing 5G business with new services, pioneering with several first in the world solutions, including 12K video, telepathology, robotics, remote control of heavy machines, 8K live 360 drone broadcasting, 3D model cloud streaming.
Kimmo’s extensive experience and knowledge over a range of fields is based on his earlier leadership in the company. He was leading the transformation to utilise AI in internal processes as mobile network operations and customer interactions. As a past startup entrepreneur, he has established for Elisa Corporation a strong startup ecosystem, the company negotiates with 600+ startups a year and has 130+ startup partnerships. While head of research, he created a network of 1400+ scientists around the world. During his responsibility for technology strategy, the company started high growth on cost efficiency as maintaining a steady increase in revenues.