Marika Lindström has broad experience in various leadership positions in the IT landscape. She has been heading units in both delivery positions in consulting companies as well as in customer organizations where all development has been in-house as well as fully outsourced.
As a summary, she has worked in leadership positions on both sides of the table which gives her the benefit to understand the landscape from customer as well as vendor perspective.
Marika motto is to be part of the solution, not part of a problem. The red line in her leadership style is to ensure that the team and colleagues can perform their work efficiently and with targets without forgetting that it should be fun and meaningful.
In her current position as Paulig’s CIO her main task is to transform the current traditional IT to be able to better support both efficiency and growth in Paulig by harmonization, data and digitalization means.
Riaan Dreyer is the Chief Information Officer at Islandsbanki, one of the 3 largest banks in Iceland. He has more than 20 years of IT experience in a variety of industries. Before joining Islandsbanki, he was the CIO for Transactional Banking at Standard Bank, operating across 18 countries in Africa and Europe, as well as various companies within the FinTech and Technology landscape such as SAP and Meniga. He has worked in Africa, United States, Australia and Europe Mr. Dreyer holds a degree in Actuarial Science, a post graduate degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Information Technology.
During his studies in the Helsinki School of Economics Juha started his career in IT as an entrepreneur within web area. And he has never looked back. Juha loves learning and enabling other people. He has more than two decades of experience from different areas within IT and financial services and has successfully navigated multiple cultural and technological changes in organizations of different sizes. Latest of these have been the full system replacement and the agile journey within Aktia.
Elisabeth Stjernstoft is an experienced senior business executive with a demonstrated history of delivering business results in the Pharma & Health Care, Retail & e-commerce as well as Telecom industries.
In her current role as CIO at Humana Group, the leading Nordic Care Company, Elisabeth Stjernstoft drives the organization’s Digital Transformation Agenda to enable people to have a good life, regardless of preconditions, with all the opportunities that digitalization and the rapid technology development bring – a necessity for the society to be able to meet the growing and increasingly difficult needs of Nordic welfare.
Ms. Stjernstoft has a number of awards such as Sweden’s best IT director (Management Events), one of Sweden’s five best digital projects (CIO Sweden), Sweden’s best e-commerce & omnichannel (Retail Awards), IT director blogger of the year and one of Sweden’s 101 super talents (Business Week).
Janne is an accomplished digital business leader with more than 20 years of professional experience in leading organizations like Accenture, Avanade, Wärtsilä and Nokia. Currently he works as the Chief Ecosystem and Technology Office at TMFG.
Throughout his career, Janne has successfully established and grown innovation programs, delivered projects and established operational capabilities in Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions. He has also been involved with several major digital transformation projects in high tech, manufacturing, retail and telecommunication industries.
As a recognized innovation leader and Industry expert, Janne had the opportunity to speak about Innovation and Information Management topics in a number of public events, television and media in Europe and Asia Pacific.
Janne owns a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Majoring in telecommunications technology) from Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland).
Teemu Salmi has more than 18 years of senior and executive leadership experience in a variety of industries. His past roles have covered executive leadership positions in the telecom industry and leading sales, as well as leading delivery and transformation of large business. In his most recent role, prior to joining Stora Enso, Teemu was Ericsson’s SVP IT & Cloud in the Region Middle East and North-East Africa.
As CIO and Head of Digitalisation Teemu is accountable for the Stora Enso Group level strategy and execution of all IT services as well as the strategy for Group Digitalisation. Additionally, he is accountable for keeping the Group process development together.
Paulius Nomgaudas has been head of VGTU IT Center since 2017. Focusing on the digitization and optimization of university services and processes, he has implemented many projects. He believes IT goal is to help and offer ways to get the most out of IT solutions.Paulius' career as an IT manager began working as a programmer.
Later he worked as a systems analyst, project manager, programming manager.VGTU is the largest technical university in Lithuania and has formed a strong team of IT professionals who currently provide services not only within the university but also to other higher education institutions and business companies.