Consultant, Board Professional, Author
Jyrki Kontio
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I am a software entrepreneur, consultant and an active board member.

One of my earlier position was a professor of Software Product Business at Helsinki University of Technology. My areas of expertise (i.e., areas of both research and industrial experience) include

  • software capability development,
  • software business models,
  • risk management,
  • software business planning and strategies,
  • productization of software and software -related services,
  • management of the software enterprise,
  • internationalization of a software company,
  • technology and due diligence reviews,
  • software process improvement, and, finally,
  • leveraging software architectures.

I get a kick out of making an impact and doing this well.

My research activities have included knowledge-based systems, COTS based development, and software measurement.

Before my university position, I spent over 20 years in software and telecommunications industry, including 15 years at Nokia Corporation in research and managerial positions. I have also been a senior researcher at the Experimental Software Engineering Group at University of Maryland (1994-1996) and completed my doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Professor Victor R. Basili.

I have a Ms.Sc. degree in Business Administration (MIS) from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in (1987), and I completed my Licentiate in Technology degree (1995) and Doctor in Technology degree (2001) at Helsinki University of Technology, both of the latter degrees were awarded with honors.

I have been actively involved in the software engineering and software business research communities, I have been a member of several program committees, and have published a number of academic papers.

Details of my experience and capabilities are available on the links on this page.