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News breaking: 2017-05-18

Jukka Vakula benoemd tot algemeen directeur Salo IoT Park Ltd

SALO, Finland-(BUSINESS WIRE)- M. Sc. (Tech.) Jukka Vakula (42) is benoemd tot algemeen directeur van Salo IoT Park Ltd, een vastgoedbedrijf dat is opgericht door de gemeente Salo en lokale investeerders. Salo IoT Park bezit faciliteiten voor productontwikkeling en productie op het industrieterrein Meriniitty van Salo. Deze locaties, die eerder onderdak boden O&O-teams van Nokia Mobile en Microsoft Mobile, worden omgevormd tot competentiecentra voor industrieel internet en vermarkt onder de merknaam Salo IoT Campus. De heer Vakula komt over van Technopolis Plc, waar hij werkt als directeur voor de metropoolregio Helsinki.

'Jukka Vakula heeft precies de brede zakelijke kennis die Salo IoT Park nodig heeft. Naast zijne expertise in vastgoed weet hij ook hoe dienstverlening op de werkplek moet worden georganiseerd en hoe men een levendige werkgemeenschap creeert en onderhoudt', zei Petri Olkinuora, bestuursvoorzitter van Salo IoT Park Board.

Jukka Vakula Appointed as Managing Director of Salo IoT Park Ltd

SALO, Finland-(BUSINESS WIRE)- M. Sc. (Tech.) Jukka Vakula (42) has been appointed as Managing Director of Salo IoT Park Ltd. Salo IoT Park Ltd is a real estate company founded by the City of Salo and local investors. Salo IoT Park Ltd owns product development and production facilities at Meriniitty industrial area in Salo. These premises, which earlier housed Nokia Mobile and Microsoft Mobile R&D teams, are being transformed to become an industrial internet competence center and are marketed under Salo IoT Campus brand. Mr Vakula moves to Salo IoT Park from Technopolis Plc where he serves as Director, Helsinki Metropolitan Area Operations.

- Jukka Vakula has exactly the extensive business know-how that Salo IoT Park needs. In addition to expertise in real estate business, he also has knowledge of how the workplace services should be organized and how to create and maintain a lively working community, says Petri Olkinuora, Chairman of Salo IoT Park Board.

- I see Salo IoT Campus as a brilliant platform for building something new and as an opportunity to combine Salo's world-class expertise and international IoT players. Salo IoT Campus will be an active and top-notch meeting place for both. Salo IoT Campus will become an international level expertise center that will meet the most challenging demands of customers, says Vakula, who will start in early August 2017.

- I'm looking forward to developing the Salo IoT Campus right from the start. I will bring with my experience in both service and real estate business, Vakula continues.

Salo IoT Campus has a modern and versatile office, research, training and production space under one roof of 90,000 m2. In addition to providing suitable premises, the campus also focuses on services and in particular support for business development. To this end, an industrial ecosystem of industrial internet and knowledge-based companies, educational establishments and researchers will be set up in the area. The aim is to build Salo IoT Campus as well-known and widely used "shopping center" for industrial internet knowledge.

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Contacts

For more information:

Salo IoT Park

Petri Olkinuora

Chairman of the Board

+358 400 333 256

or

Jukka Vakula

Managing Director (3/8/2017)

+358 40 761 7287