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Ilkka Kautto


Program Manager, Operations & Process Improver

Location: Espoo, Finland



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Certified Scrum Product Owner



Ilkka KauttoInnovative leader and improver of operations quality. Precise business and financial goals deliverer. Successful team builder. Skilled negotiator and expert of IT-vendor space, partering, out-&-cloud-sourcing. Trusted program & portfolio advisor. Lean driver with Agile and Lean Six Sigma knowledge - and ITIL.

Work experience

Nokia, Program Manager, Senior Process Developer
December 2005 - April 2013,
Success building for several IT-programs. Special strengths in business need conversion, vendor relationship and stakeholder influencing. Accurate technical and financial program planning using lean iterative approaches. IT-program performance measuring and key program reporting to IT management (IT Scorecard) to address improvement points in program operations. Process improvement for global sales & marketing activity portfolio. Business needs conversion. Other duties: Introducing agile and lean principles in program operations. Vendor selection and sourcing model mentoring. Program and project model development. Influencing ITs accrual management and testing service offering.

TeliaSonera, Program Office Manager, Project Manager
March 2000 - December 2005,
Management of TeliaSonera’s Global IT-portfolio after Telia and Sonera merger. Participation in IT Scorecard development. Portfolio included Internet channels, infrastructure operations, financial, customer relation and product management systems. Quarterly Country Management Sync focusing post-merger IT synergies and savings as well as syncing IT offering with business goals. CEO’s special project for strengthening Sonera’s B2B sales lead management with a mobile solution. Several Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) mobile service projects for business customers. Other duties: Project management mentoring, project methodology and operational development (SW development operations).

SCC/Viatek - Viasys, Software Engineer
September 1996 - March 2000,
Lead developer for a software module used in planning road and street projects. Project management. Customer relations and trainings. Participation in balanced scorecard development.


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