Our people


This is us

Our company was founded in 2007 to meet the ever-increasing demand for specialised expertise in Artificial Intelligence and its applications. Since then, we have grown at a steady pace by focusing on recruiting brilliant individuals rather than just filling up empty positions. Our expertise lies in agile software development, data analysis and service design. We create products, services, and solutions by harnessing the benefits and possibilities of data, to make your business better.


What it means to be a data scientist and a software developer simultaneously & life at Valuemotive

Matias takes a look back at his career progression from a junior front-end developer into a software architect and HR rep at Valuemotive


Meet our colleagues


Jari Havukainen

Software Developer

Jari is always looking for great adventure, both off- and online. He feels right at home out in the wilderness and in the code jungle. Jari believes in building value through great code, usability and continuously developing his expertise.


Erkki Heino

Software Developer

Erkki enjoys writing clean and maintainable code – although he appreciates spaghetti on his plate, he avoids it in the codebase. As a craft beer enthusiast, Erkki unwinds by crafting and drinking beer as well as playing tabletop games.


Panu Horsmalahti

Software Architect

Panu is a software generalist and exemplary team player who gets things done quickly and with suberb quality. In his freetime, Panu plays games and lifts weights almost as big as his customer responsibilities.


Ilari Husu

Software Developer

Ilari is a great guy to work with, and he thoroughly enjoys helping others. He likes cooking, biking, and snowboarding, and isn’t afraid to take on a challenge - be it at work, or on the slopes.


Antti Järvi

Software Developer

Antti believes the key to getting the best results is constantly challenging himself and others. To balance out the unpredictability of programming, he likes to brew beer and bake mud cakes.


Antti Kiviharju

Business Controller (ext.)

Antti is always on the lookout for ways to improve business management. He is analytical and pays close attention to details without losing sight of the big picture. He believes the key to effective business models lies in thorough risk management and using exact data.


Kristian Ovaska

Data Scientist, Software Architect

Kristian is a proactive master of both data analytics and software development, and a fan of agility. After hours, he mostly likes to unwind by playing mobile and video games.


Matias Klemola

People and Competence Care, Software Architect

Matias is a human dictionary between business requirements and code. When he’s not working to minimise translation errors, he likes to experiment in the kitchen, and play the bass in a garage band.


Kristo Kurtén

Software Architect

Kristo is business-oriented and particularly interested in cloud architecture, streaming data platforms, and data-driven business concepts. With his go-getter attitude he sets an example for the entire team.


Marko Laakso

Data Scientist, Software Architect, Partner

Marko has been building models all his life, and he still gets a kick out of taming complex problems into working solutions. As a habitual museum visitor, he loves to learn, on and off the clock.


Ville Piispa

Software Developer

Ville is easy-going and easy to like, but he demands a lot from himself and others at work, and expects the same in return. He’s also an enthusiastic frisbee golfer with a musical inclination.


Pekka Lehti


Pekka aspires to be an easy-to-approach boss, who is always calm and listens to what people have on their minds. Pekka believes in constant improvement and likes running uphill to switch off from work every now and then.

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Ville Orkas

Software developer

Ville is a detail oriented software developer who loves sleuthing hard problems and always strives to deliver sustainable, scalable and most importantly clean and beautiful code. In his free time, he likes to hit the gym, play some guitar, write some proggy music and fumble around in Rocket League.

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Jere Suikkila

Software Developer

Jere's diverse background gives him the ability to go from business strategy to technical details within milliseconds. Driven by curiosity, he embraces challenges whether it is working with legacy software, scaling the bouldering wall or discovering his green thumb


Elias Toivanen

Software Developer

Elias is a scientist by training but a developer by trade. Outspoken is an adjective to best describe him. He thinks hobbits would make great programmers and tries to be one in his team: never gives up, and outwits foes when needed.


Joona Semi

Software Developer

Joona gets a kick out of finding solutions to clients’ problems, and loves the ever-changing challenges of working on different projects. His motto “Let’s crush it!” works for all issues.


Duy Nguyen

Software Architect

Duy is an open-minded and hard-working person. He is very eager to learn new tech as well as fast to adapt to a new programming language or new challenges. He loves football and hanging around with friends. During his free time, he likes to watch comedy movies, read programming books, and to play with his two sons.

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Janne Jokitalo

Software Developer

Janne has seen many software development fields and connected pieces of technology during his career. Yet it is together with the customer where he always finds the best communication interface.


Thao Pham

Business Development Trainee

Thao is a Business Development intern and is assisting in our marketing and sales department. She is a final-year double-degree student in the programme in European Business Administration, taking place in both Finland and the U.K. She enjoys cooking, watching documentaries and reading in her free time.


Igor Poltavskiy

Software Architect

Igor likes simplicity in design and uses Occam's razor in software development. He believes in a healthy mind in a healthy body and after work Igor enjoys playing chess or goes to the gym.


Perttu Salo

Data Scientist

Perttu loves distilling knowledge from data. He is passionate about turning complex into simple wherever possible. When he's not building models and software, you can find him on a snowboard, playing the guitar, or enjoying a walk in the park on a sunny day.


Could you see yourself joining our team? Check out our open positions or send an open application!