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Mikko Tolvanen

Program Director

”Having implemented a great variety of solutions successfully, being ready and capable of delivering the next big thing, impacting business for the better”.

Special skills

•Unique combination of implementation experience on Oracle, SAP and MS Navision (O365) ERP solutions

•Based on experience, adopt new areas swiftly to a level what successful program requires

•Large and complex program management, project portfolio management​ (certified PMI Project Management Professional)

•Hands on Financials consultant background (”first job”)

•People manager for 10 years, virtual people manager next 10 years.

•Risk management•Contract negotiations, legal language from business/IT perspective

•Has seen the table from both sides, customer and vendor.

Strengths

  • Driver of change with a can-do attitude​ (“attitude is everything”)

  • Ability to simplify complex issues to enable decision-making

  • Proven track record of leading large organizations and international multicultural teams

  • Good understanding of current technologies combined with business acumen

  • Comprehensive experience from different delivery models and methodologies used in systems integration programs over 20 years

  • ​Recognized to bring clarity and trust in volatile program circumstances

Relevant experience

Significant program/project delivery experience, highlights include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions; program manager hands on in ICT due-diligence, carve-out and carve-in projects

  • Program manager for vendor delivery on large R&D related PDM engagement at Nokia (2+ years, 29 consultants, up to 150 participants)

  • Extensive ERP selection, negotiation and delivery experience

  • Large PLM/SLM project deliveries to Metso, Saab, Scania, SKF etc.

  • PMO responsibility for Servigistics projects (acquisition) in Europe during transition to PTC, customers ranging from automobile to aviation

  • Global PLM/CAD training program for Nokia Networks.

  • Several projects on transferring legacy solutions to cloud (AWS, Azure and IBM SoftLayer/Cloud). Latest experience on Infor LN Cloud assessment (more next page).

Education

  • PMP certification by Project Management Institute (PMI), September 2015, currently valid until 09/2024

  • Master of Science (Bus.Adm.), International Business, University of Vaasa, Finland (1995)

  • Scholarship to the U.S., MBA Studies at University of San Francisco, McLaren School of Business (1993 -1994 )