Ari Takanen

Luottamustehtävät / cv

LUOTTAMUSTEHTÄVÄT 

Seudullinen jätehuoltojaosto (Oulu, Kempele, Hailuoto, Lumijoki, Ii, Pudasjärvi, Raahe, Siikakoski)
Puheenjohtaja 2021 – 

Jaoston tehtävänä on kunnalle jätelainsäädännön nojalla kuuluvien jätehuollon järjestämiseen, suunnitteluun ja seurantaan liittyvien viranomaistehtävien hoitaminen. Jätehuoltoviranomainen pyrkii toiminnassaan toteuttamaan kuntien tavoitteita jätehuollon järjestämisestä ja huolehtimaan tehtäviin liittyen riittävästä yhteistyöstä alueen kuntien, ympäristönsuojeluviranomaisten, jäteyhtiön ja tarpeellisten sidosryhmien kanssa.

Pohjois-Pohjanmaan Yrittäjät
Hallituksen jäsen 2021-

Keskuskauppakamari Startup-valiokunta, 2021-

Yrityskummit, neljän yrityksen kummi, 2021-

Oulun Innovaatioallianssi, Oulu
Kutsuttuna asiantuntijana ohjausryhmän kokouksissa 2017
Ohjausryhmän pysyvä asiantuntijajäsen 2018-2020

Oulun kauppakamarin kasvuyritysvaliokunta, 2019-

Oulun kauppakamarin digitalisaatiovaliokunta, 2009-

HALLITUSTEHTÄVÄT

Kielo Growth Oy, Oulu
Varsinainen jäsen 2021-
Puheenjohtaja  2020-2021
Varsinainen jäsen  2019-2020

Oulu Startup Incubator Oy, Oulu
Ainoa jäsen 2021-
Varajäsen  2020-2021  

Asunto Oy Viklatie 3, Oulu
Varsinainen jäsen  2019-2021

Kiinteistö Oy HC Villas Vierumäki 1, Heinola
Varsinainen jäsen  2019-   

Sparta Consulting Oy, Jyväskylä
Varsinainen jäsen  2018-2021  

Takanen Consulting, Oulu

Elinkeinonharjoittaja  2015- 

Capricode Oy, Kempele
Varsinainen jäsen  2014- 

Radai Oy, Oulu
Varsinainen jäsen 2013-2017

Codenomicon Ltd., CA USA
Hallituksen ainoa jäsen, 2004-2015

Codenomicon Oy, Oulu
Hallituksen jäsen 2001-2005

CV

CV - Ari Tapani Takanen

17. May 1972

Technologist, entrepreneur, startup advisor, investor, security evangelist, author of two international books, several articles, speaker at over a hundred international conferences and tradeshows, sales and marketing professional.

1991-2001 Studies at University of Oulu: Computer Engineering, English Philology, and other topics. 1996-1998 VTT Electronics, System administrator
  • Assisted several projects in special needs regarding computing requirements
1998-2002 University of Oulu, researcher in computer security, teacher of software quality
  • Built a course focused on software projects, lead projects consisting of students and collected topics for the projects from companies
2001-2015 Codenomicon
  • Founded the company in Oulu Finland in 2001.
  • 2001-2005, CEO of the company, responsible for
    sales, legal (founding documents, work contracts,
    service contracts, product licenses, shrink-wrap
    licenses, shareholder contracts), HR, finance, and USA
    sales. Responsible for raising about 10 Meur in funding from VCs and from public funding.
  • 2001-2008, Board member of the company.
  • 2005-2007, Founder of Codenomicon USA (basically
    bought a book on how to start a company in USA),
    Chairman of the board for Codenomicon USA, legal
    intercompany contracts, responsible for HR and all
    hiring related activities for sales personnel in USA,
    recruited new global CEO from USA.
  • 2005-2014 Codenomicon CTO, product strategy, key
    customer relationships and global product marketing.
    Over 20 presentations per year at global conferences,
    company seminars, international webinars, analyst
    briefings, customer trainings, partner seminars,
    author of international books and conference papers,
    legal contracts related to international resellers in
    APAC, sales trainings for personnel and partners,
    marketing evangelist on product security.
  • 2011-2014, Global marketing, eventually took
    leadership in global marketing from USA team and
    built a marketing team in Oulu Finland.
  • 2014-2015, Chief Research Officer, international
    research projects
2015-today, Founder of Kielo Growth Oy, Startup advisor, innovator, business incubator and seed investment company based in Oulu Finland.
  • Advised about 100 startups and innovation teams.
  • Pitched startups for about 20 VCs and seed investors.
  • Worked with about 10 university and entrepreneurial
    projects in Northern Finland.
  • Pitched startups for numerous large customers.
2012-today, Board member, investor and advisor: Capricode, Radai, Sparta Consulting, Rugged Tooling, Rausteel, and many others through Kielo Growth.
Presentations and training since 2014:

– presentation at DISE tilannekuvaseminaari, 2014
– presentation at Infosec Russia, Moscow, 2014
– presentation, Heartbleed, BrightTalk online webinar, 2014
– presentation on internationalization at Midnight Pitch, 2014
– ETSI Security SIG, numerous presentations 2010-2015
– presentation at VTT security seminar, 2014
– panelisti, Fujitsu Tietoturva mahdollistajana, 2014
– MATINE hankearvioinnit 2014-2015
– presentation at Secure product developent, Den Haag, 2014
– presentation at ENISA Heartbleed webinar, 2014
– Takomo presentations, 2014-2016
– numerous FISC meetings, presentations, travels, 2014-1015
– presentation at Heartbleed seminar, Finnish Embassy, Paris,
2014
– coaching on Medical devices, BusinessOulu, 2014
– presentation and demo at IAEA nuclear safety conference,
Vienna, Austria, 2015
– presentation on Medtech&HealthIT, Copenhagen, 2014
– presentation at DISE talvipäivät, Tahko, 2015
– presentation at FIHTA medtech seminar, Kuopio, 2015
– presentation at Les Assises de la Securite, Monaco, 2015
– IoT security, BusinessOulu, 2015
– IoT presentation at FISC cyber security workshop, 2015
– Internet of Things, Maanpuolustusseminaari, 2015
– pitching at H2020 Security Mission Information & Innovation,
2016
– HILLA innovation meetings, 2016
– 3x pitching at Finland Pavilion, MWC 2016, Barcelona
– startup pitching at PDACmining confenrence, Toronto, 2016
– JYKES kyperturvallisuuskliniikka, startup coaching, 2016
– mentoring and judging, Startup Weekend 2016
– Slush Investor round-table, moderator, 2016
– mentoring and judging, Startup Weekend 2017
– Venturing Reseach Challenge, mentor, 2017
– Startup Week, community building, 2017
– Startup Week, VRC, 2017
– Oulu Investor Day, 2016
– Oulu Investor Day, 2017
– Trainer, HW Marketing Workshop, StartupWeek 2017
– Kielo/Takomo anti-drone innovation day, mentor, 2017
– mentoring at Speak Up, OuluES event in Oulu, 2017
– Oulu University TUTLI sparring and mentoring, 2017-2020
– Venturing Research Challenge, panel judge, 2017
– Pitching Oulu startups at Slush, 2017
– Entrepreneurship and Funding, presentation at PRINSE, 2018
– PPY Tuottava Idea, panel judge, 2018
– Sparring University Spinouts, 2018
– Building eSports bar, 2018-2019 (failed)
– Building greentech incubator, 2018 (not started)
– Kielo Startup Incubator, presentation for City of Tampere, 2019
– Oulu Startup Ecosystem, Oulu Chamber of Commerce, 2019
– Funding and Startups, presentation for Fablab network, 2019
– Marketing strategy workshops, several startups, 2019
– Oulu Startup Ecosystem, presentation for Business Finland CEO
– Pitching for Kielo Investors, 2019
– Startup investing, presentation for Oulu Rotary, 2020
– Startup investing, presentation for Lyon MBA students, 2020
– Oulu startup ecosystem, presentation for Oulu Mayor, 2020

Recommendations available upon request on following topics:
Teaching (University of Oulu), Startup from early steps to
global business, HR and legal, National security
(Codenomicon),
Startup Strategy (Codenomicon, Capricode, Radai, Sparta
Consulting), Innovation&Coaching (Business Oulu, Kielo
Growth), Research to innovation (University of Oulu, VTT, TUT)