Antti Vasara

Prof Antti Vasara is the President & CEO of VTT Ltd (Technical Research Center of Finland) since November 1, 2015. Antti is a technology industry executive with close to 20 years of P&L and general management experience from international companies as well as board of director experience from several public and private companies in Finland, Canada and the UK.
He is a non-executive director and member of the board of Comptel Oyj in Finland and Nexeon Ltd in the UK. Previously, he has been serving several years as a board member of F-Secure Oyj in Finland and 724 Solutions in Canada, as well as a supervisory board member of Symbian Plc in the UK. He also was Chairman of the Research and Technology Committee of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) as well as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes).
Prior to joining VTT, he was EVP of R&D services business area at Tieto Corporation. He worked for 9 years at Nokia in various P&L and product responsible roles leading business units, R&D units, sales & marketing units as well as Nokia’s corporate strategy. Before Nokia, he was the CEO of SmartTrust Ltd, a leading provider of service management software to mobile operators. Before joining SmartTrust in 2000, Prof. Vasara worked as Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Finland consulting mainly in the fields of telecommunications, electronics and pharmaceutical & biotechnology with projects in Nordic countries, Central Europe, UK, USA and Asia-Pacific. Earlier in his career, Prof. Vasara was a researcher in the field of optical communications at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland and holds one international patent.
Prof. Vasara holds a Doctor of Technology (Technical Physics) degree from Helsinki University of Technology in Finland.

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President & CEO, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
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Annual Conference

The EARTO Annual Conference 2017 will explore new ways and ideas on how RTOs can further contribute to increasing Europe's innovation capabilities and will look at what are the challenges hindering EU's innovation potential and how RTOs, industry, National and EU policy makers can work together towards more growth and jobs in Europe.

About the event

A 2-day Conference
March 29-30, 2017

Conference venue: 

Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
Arabellastrasse 5
81925 Munich
Germany

 

 

Contacts

For general information about the conference, please contact us at:

Luisa Knabe International Business Development Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

luisa.knabe[at]zv.fraunhofer.de +49 (0)89 1205-7327 Hansastrasse 27c 80686 Munich Germany