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Risto

Risto Reinikainen Hungary

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Risto Reinikainen has an extensive 20+ years’ career in international project and program management in both government and private sector. He has been running large line organizations in the telecom industry with more than 700 professionals working for him.
Past few years he has been deeply involved in implementing Lean/Agile methods in practice. Currently, Risto is heading the Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE), which is implementing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in a large organization. The center is responsible for creating the vision and roadmap, training the people, supporting the start of Agile Release Trains (ARTs), starting the new portfolio management work and implementing the new development model.
Risto has extensive experience in mentoring and tutoring individuals and professionals who want to learn about implementing SAFe. His qualifications include the SAFe Program Consultant certification.

experience

Telia Finland

Head of Lean Agile Center of Excellence 2016 - Present

Heading the Lean Agile Center of Excellence, which is implementing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in Telia Finland. The center is responsible for creating the vision and roadmap, training the people, supporting the start of Agile Release Trains (ARTs), starting the new portfolio management work and implementing the new development model. Enterprise Lean-Agile Coach, SAFe Transformation Coach.

TeliaSonera Finland Oyj

Head of IT Transformation 2015 - 2016

TeliaSonera Finland Oyj

Head of Enterprise Services 2008 - 2014

I was heading the B2B activities within TeliaSonera’s Customer Operations/Customer Channels organisation. My unit had at it's largest around 700 persons in 13 locations around Finland and was responsible for delivery, management and support of ICT-services and solutions to more than 100 000 corporate and community customers. Together with my Customer Care, Delivery, Communications Services, Professional Services and Support departments we worked in close cooperation with various subcontractors and vendors both in Finland and abroad.

TeliaSonera

Vice President, Managed Voice and Applications 2007 - 2008

The delivery and production of B2B services were combined together into Managed Voice and Applications unit serving all Nordic and Baltic customers. The unit was distributed in about 40 locations in Sweden and Finland with around 270 persons in Sweden and 140 persons in Finland and was responsible for all TeliaSonera’s Managed Datacenter services, Contact Center platforms, Alarm and Remote Metering services, incident management and subcontracting in these areas.

TeliaSonera Finland Oyj

Head of Special Programs 2004 - 2006

I was the program manager for TeliaSonera’s strategic development program, which was reaponsible for consolidating many of our CRM, ERP and billing systems into Oracle EBS and Geneva Billing platforms.

Certifications

SAfe Program Consultant (SPC4)

Educations

Scaled Agile Inc

Safe Program Consultant (SPC 4) 2016 - 2016

Teknillinen korkeakoulu-Tekniska högskolan

Lic.Tech 1994 - 1996

Cranfield University

Master of Science (MSc) 1994 - 1995

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