Board and staff

Board 2023–2024

Janne Kalliola, chair
Chief Growth Officer, Exove

The founder and former CEO of Exove, Janne has steered Exove since 2006 to the current day, with some 100 employees. Before Exove, Janne was the head of product development at Continuent and First Hop, where he first started as a senior software developer.

An active member of the global Drupal community, Janne is an open source enthusiast and a long-time board member of Finnish and Estonian Drupal associations. He is also a member of the board of governors at the Association for Finnish Work. In his spare time, Janne makes his three kids’ sporting activities possible, and acts as a referee in lower-division ice hockey leagues., +358 40 558 1796

Antti Järvinen 
Head of Sales, ALSO

Antti started his career at a local bookshop at age 16 as the head of computer games. Before joining Jimm’s PC-Store in 2003, he worked at a local home electronics company as the head of purchase and sales of computers and devices. Before becoming CEO in 2011 (until 2021), Antti took an active role in the development of business, resource planning and customer service processes. 

The eldest of an entrepreneur family, Antti studied information management and graduated from Salo Commercial College in 1997, and later received an eMBA from Turku School of Economics in 2014. His personal interests include golf, working out and sports cars.

Petri Koivula
Dev lead, Fraktio

Miikka Kostian 
CEO, Kooders

As the Joensuu-based CEO of Kooders, Miikka still finds time to code. He founded Kooders in 2013 while still studying, to secure an internship as part of his engineering studies.

Miikka’s mission is to make things possible for others by providing all kinds of content for the Internet and to encourage people to chase their coding dreams. He has also been involved in founding a local club enabling low-threshold possibilities for playing ball games in the Joensuu area. In his spare time, Miikka is a meat-eater who moves from one air-conditioned space to another, finding yet another excuse to sit in front of the screen.

Satu Lapinlampi 
CEO, Hiottu

Before becoming the CEO of Oulu-based Hiottu in 2013, Satu worked in communications and – a long time ago – in social services.

In her spare time, Satu is interested in films, handicrafts, books and lazing about. In her opinion, the latter also covers fatbiking and road biking, as they are perfectly suited to lazy people who cannot be bothered to hike or bicycle in the traditional, heavy way.

Mikko Paltamaa
CEO, Konsepto

An entrepreneur and software designer in a small remote company focusing on websites and online commerce, Mikko has experience from online communications since 2002 and entrepreneurship since 2005. He has managed and participated in hundreds of different projects and successfully served more than 200 clients from private and public sectors as well as NGOs. Mikko’s specialties include online marketing and website UX, design, development, optimisation, content management systems, and project management.

Fighting climate change, promoting ecology and equality issues, open source, good company culture and good life are important to Mikko. Childcare, gaming, audiobooks and hobby programming take up his spare time.

Jonna Ranta
Customer Success Manager, MeKiwi

Jonna is an empathetic person who is interested in people and who enjoys working together. Jonna is a geneticist, who became a laboratory manager, marketing specialist and customer success manager. She has a passion for technology and how it can be used for the benefit of humans. Jonna finds herself in her dream job when she can help customers to develop their businesses with VR/AR solutions, as well as more traditional software and applications. In addition to people, Jonna loves the outdoors, and enjoys walks in the forest and downhill skiing.

Jesse Raitapuro (deputy)
Entrepreneur, Digiaargh 


Johanna Berlin, communications officer
Entrepreneur, Digiaargh

Johanna is a writer, writing instructor, and entrepreneur who studied creative writing but found herself working in the it-industry. The most fascinating thing about communications according to Johanna is that there is always something to improve.

Besides working as the communications officer in Code from Finland, Johanna is a board member at the Settlement of Jyvälä and a member of Keski-Suomen sanataideyhdistys Rapina.

Johanna is passionate about equality issues and spreading mental health awareness. In her spare time she reads, writes, and enjoys the nature with her dog Kuisma. /