Erkki Savioja

Erkki Savioja (MSc. Computer science) is the managing director of Finnish Software Measurement Association, FiSMA.

He has more than 20 years’ experience of working within banking software in different roles.His previous occupation was in Fidenta Oy where he worked in quality assurance and project management professions.

IT standards, software process improvement and measurement are among his interest areas.


Timo Pyhälahti(M.Sc. Senior expert) has since 1995 developed satellite remote sensing data processing systems and integrated EO data to other information and modeling systems.

As extension to EO product validation activities, he has recently been involved in systems architecture design and citizen observation techniques to facilitate open data access in national Envibase project.

He has been involved in various international projects, BALMON (ESA) and GISBLOOM (EU Life+) as recent examples.


 Juuso Salmu


Juuso Salmu (M.A.) is the Sales Manager at Dimenteq Oy, an IT company specializing in GIS and database-solutions.

Currently he is responsible for domestic and international sales of the cloud-based GIS-crowdsourcing and citizen participation SaaS Harava TM. He also has several years of experience in operating a subsidiary of a global company and business development in the US, Asia and Europe in the field of biotechnology and life sciences.

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Markku Heinonen, Master of Administrational Sciences, is the Development Director of City of Lappeenranta, Finland.

Heinonen has long experience in the field of local administration and strategical planning. He is working in the Mayors Office. Lappeenranta was nominated among the finalists of WWF's Earth Hour Global City Challenge in 2014. Heinonen is in charge of development of Green and Innovative City and promotes networking between the city administration, state, university, business, EU and international contacts.

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