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Paula Salmi

Senior Managing Consultant

“Experienced ICT-professional leading transformations and integrating people, processes and technology”

Special skills

  • Organizing and leading large and complex transformation programs in global and international multivendor environment

  • Strong leadership skills to lead people in the challenging organizational changes

  • Outsourcing

  • Vendor Management

  • Contract Negotiations

  • Strategic Communications

  • Governance practices Communications to all stakeholder groups from the technical level up to the board members

  • ICT development management and portfolio management processes

Strengths

  • Setting goals, planning and managing actions to accomplish them is my special skill. I am a practical team player, who is a supportive leader. I coach my team and delegate accordingly to drive my team to its best effort

  • Fluent English and communications skills with the global vendors

  • Vast experience helps to understand the big picture, to be able to focus on the relevant actions

Relevant experience

  • Proven track record organizing and leading complex ERP programs, ICT transformations, IT services and people outsourcing and M&A activities in the international and global companies.

  • Organizing and leading PMO functions and professional teams

  • Leading Organizational Change Management activities in strategic changes to get people onboarded

  • End-to end ICT processes development from demand and portfolio management to the continuous service management

  • Developing and integrating ICT processes with business functions to integrate people, practices and technology

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering, IT Technology, Helsinki Business Polytechnic 2003 – 2005

  • Vocational Qualification in Business Information Technology, Helsinki Business Polytechnic 1987 - 1989

  • Graduate Ressu High School 1983 - 1986

  • Supplementary education: JoKo Executive, Helsinki School of Economics courses, University of Jyväskylä courses, and many others

  • ICT-Academy, CIMP Certified ICT Management Professional