Born May 20th, 1974, Polvijärvi, Finland
Married, two children
To fully utilise my skills and passion for leading software development activities and developing company as a whole. To gain hands-on experience in a demanding working environment that provide new challenges and learning opportunities.
2022 - present Chief Growth Officer, Founder
Responsible for accelerating Exove's growth by recruiting, sales, managing customer relationships and doing high-end consulting.
2006 - 2022 Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Responsible for company strategy, execution and growth, and managing customer relations, processes, and key projects.
2011 - 2021 Chairman of the Board, Partner
Growth and strategy.
2001 - 2013 Senior Consultant, Partner
Management and technical consultation on web publishing systems, web design and project management.
Helsinki University of Technology
1997 - 2010 Lecturer, Laboratory of Media Technology
Responsible for Candidate seminar and thesis, resulting into Bachelor of Science degree.
Have lectured also several years on AS-0.1110 XML Based Description Languages, AS-75.108 Publishing Technology, AS-75.105 Basics of Publication Technology 2, AS-75.146 Postgraduate Course on Media Technology, and AS-75.4700 Postgraduate Course on Intelligent Communication Systems.
Trio Network Solutions
2006 - 2006 Project Manager
Leading product development projects, being responsible for R&D activities and product deliveries.
Continuent (former Emic Networks)
2004 - 2005 Director of Product Development
Leading engineering function, being responsible for product development projects, and developing project management and company processes. Member of Continuent's executive committee.
First Hop Ltd
2000 - 2004 Director, Product Development
Responsible for executing product development projects and developing project management and company processes. Member of technical and product steering groups.
1999 - 2000
Head Software Architect
Responsible for product and subcontracting project architectures. Participated in project management and process development.
1998 - 1999
Senior Software Engineer
Leading subcontracting projects, designing and implementing customer specific software systems. Lectured about Java, XML and object-oriented programming.
1999 - 2002 Freelance Writer
Written several articles on blogging, Internet presence, communities, Java programming, XML and dynamic content manipulation, and distributed computing to Tietokone and IT-Viikko.
SSH Communications Security
1997 - 1998 Software Engineer
Designing architecture for a military application.
Helsinki University of Technology
1999 - 2000 Licentiate of Science, Engineering
Major: Media Technology, minor: Human-Computer Interaction
1993 - 1999
Master of Science, Engineering
Major: Software Systems, minor: Media Technology
2008 - 2011 Golf GameBook
Digital scorecard and golf community.
Responsible for the architecture and development of the server platform and communication protocol, providing guidance on overall architecture.
2006 - 2007 Blyk Ad Engine
Mobile advertising system.
Responsible for technical steering and overall architecture, participated also in the user interface development.
2006 - 2007 Jaiku.com
Microblogging / activity stream service.
Designed and developed the three first incarnations of Jaiku.com web framework and application features. Participated in overall design of the service. Integrated the system to an instant messaging backend.
2004 - 2005 Continuent m/cluster
MySQL and Apache cluster.
Responsible for project execution and productisation, participated also in product steering group.
2001 - 2004 First Hop GPRS
Accelerator / Nokia Wireless Accelerator
A system to accelerate mobile internet usage.
Responsible for project execution and productisation, participated also in architecture and component design. Acted as the technical product owner and technical key account manager.
2003 - 2004 First Hop WAP Gateway
An efficient, scalable and highly customisable WAP Gateway for telecom operators.
Responsible for project execution and productisation. Acted as the technical product owner and technical key account manager.
2009 System for authentication of network usage
Aaltonen Janne, Brummer Markku, Kalliola Janne
2009 Menetelmä alkuperäisen lähettäjän tunnistamiseksi
Ikonen Teemu, Koponen Juha, Kalliola Janne, Räsänen Juhana
2008 Method for Optimizing Performance in
Wireless Networks Using SNMP Agents
Kari Hannu, Mallat Hannu, Kalliola Janne, Koponen Juha, Kari Hannu
2008 Information Gathering from Traffic Flow in a Communication Network
Kalliola Janne, Koponen Juha, Dahlblom Thomas, Aalto Markus, Lattu Tommi, Tiihonen Mikko, Wong Menghong
2007 Method and Arrangement for Integrating
an Accelerating Client into an Application
Kalliola Janne, Khashchanskiy Viktor
2007 Centralised Management for a Set of
Kalliola Janne, Dahlblom Thomas, Aalto Markus, Lattu Tommi, Tiihonen Mikko, Wong Menghong
2005 Method and Apparatus for Implementing QOS
in Data Transmissions
Kalliola Janne, Khashchanskiy Viktor
2004 Method for Optimizing Performance in
Koponen Juha, Kalliola Janne, Mallat Hannu, Kari Hannu
Several patents related to Internet, mobile advertising, wireless technologies and database clustering pending.
2021, OctDrupalCamp Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Drupal Business Survey 2021 – Analysis
2020, NovDrupalJam, Online
Digital Barnraising – Why Open Source Makes People Better
2019, OctDrupalCon, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Why Open Source Matters by Making People and Companies Better
2019, AugDrupalCamp Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Keynote: Virtual 'Talkoot' or bringing meaning to your life
2018, SepDrupal Europe, Darmstadt, Germany
GDPR for Open Technology Companies (training)
GDPR for Developers (training)
2018, MareZ Systems Webinar
GDPR Is Around the Corner - Don't Panic (webinar)
2017, AugFinnish Commerce Federation member training, Helsinki, Finland
EU Privacy Regulation on Field of Trade - How to Move Forward
2015, AprICT Expo, Helsinki, Finland
Why open technologies will displace licensed products
2015, JanMonkiGras, London, the UK
Making meaning by contributing to improve the quality of your life
2014, MayDrupalCamp Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
How to use Twig with Drupal 7
2014, MarDrupalCamp Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Growing and managing Drupal organisations
2013, MarICT Expo, Helsinki, Finland
How to Fit E-Commerce to Mobile Screens?
2011, MayDrupalCamp Sweden,
Drupal vs. the Others
2008, NovFuture of Communication,
Immediacy vs. Depth
2008, NovProject Days,
Fightning against Stiffness with Openness
2002, Mar JavaOne 2002, San Francisco, USA
Efficient HTML Manipulation for Accelerating Mobile Browsing (BOF-1518)
2001, Nov JavaOne 2001 Japan, Yokohama, Japan
Creating Mobile Services Using Java Programming Language, XML and HTTP
2001, June JavaOne 2001, San Francisco, USA
Creating Mobile Services Using Java Programming Language, XML and HTTP (TS-1404)
Tackling WAP Incompatibilites with Java Technology and XML (BOF-1405)
2001, Feb M-Commerceworld, London, the UK
Enabling the Creation of Mobile Services
Software Development and IT Skills
Agile, Kanban, USDP (RUP), CMM, tailored productisation process
Finnish - native
English - fluent
Swedish - moderate Estonian - moderate
Koodia Suomesta ry / Code From Finland
Member of the board 2015 - 2016, chairman 2016 - present.
Drupal Association Finland
Member of the board 2012 - 2014, chairman 2014 - 2016, member of the board 2016 - present
Drupal Association Estonia
Member of the board 2012 - present
Doe ry (Academic Travel Association)
Founding member 1995 - 2001, chairman 1996 - 1998.
Club for Digital Media, DOT, Helsinki University of Technology
Founding member since 1994, honorary member since 1998, chairman 1994 and 1995.
Data Guild, Helsinki University of Technology
Member since 1993, editor-in-chief of guild magazine Alkorytmi 1994, 1995, and 1997 - 1999.
Athene, Helsinki University of Technology
Alumni since 2004.
Hobbies and Interests
Contemporary literature, modern art, digital photography, ice hockey, and biking.