WE ARE SILO.AI

The story of Silo.AI began during the global financial crisis in 2009. Peter Sarlin and his research group built an AI solution to identify bank distress that outperformed all existing systems, and was onboarded by central banks and regulators globally.

In 2017, Tero Ojanperä, Ville Hulkko, Kaj-Mikael Björk, Juha Hulkko and Johan Kronberg united with Peter Sarlin under the flag of Silo.AI to bring cutting edge AI talent to organisations around the world.

WE’RE A PRIVATE AI LAB THAT

BUILDS AI FOR PEOPLE.

AI for People defines what Silo.AI stands for. We want to build a world with safe human-centric AI that frees the human mind from manual labour and empowers human creativity. We believe that this is possible by accelerating human-machine co-operation for collective intelligence.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Peter Sarlin, PhD

Machine Learning and AI expert with experience in turning research into products.

PhD in Machine Learning, affiliate with LSE, ICL and Goethe Uni & Uni of Cape Town. Professor of Practice at Hanken (Youngest in the Nordics).

Over 70 published papers, advisor on machine learning to 10+ organisations, including ECB & IMF.

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Tero Ojanperä, PhD

Versatile abilities and background
at the intersection of technology,
business and creativity.

Co-founder of Visionplus Venture Fund. Former Nokia CTO, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Research. PhD in Electrical Engineering.

Listed as the 7th most creative
person in business in 2009 by the Fast Company.

HEAD OF SALES

Kati Kinnunen

Sales and digitalisation professional with experience in leading digital transformation as well as managing sales processes and operations.

Former Chief Digital Officer at Comptel (acquired by Nokia).

Established a new venture acceleration program, boosted employee engagement, introduced design thinking.

HEAD OF PEOPLE OPERATIONS

Tuuli Suominen

Business driven HR professional with the ability to hold the steering wheel. 10+ years experience in leading various sized teams and business functions.

Wide business outlook across many roles on a global stage; all-round HR, Sales, Marketing and Operations. Certified solution focused coach.

Passionate about building company culture and leadership for a modern workplace.

LEAD ARCHITECT

Alexander Finn

Tech entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the software industry, focusing on enterprise solutions.

Held leadership positions in large international technology companies (Sun Microsystems, SAP), founded two startups (exit to Success Factors & SAP).

Member of the board and advisory board for several startups. Special focus on  delivering production quality systems at prototyping speed.

Senior Adviser & AI Strategist

John Clarke

Experience in tech and digitisation roles and projects, applying strategic thinking and executive leadership.

Former Tesco CTO, Nokia CIO and most recently Mind Foundry CEO, a AI tech spin-out from the University of Oxford’s Machine Learning Research Group.

Extensive corporate and consultancy background especially within finance (e.g. Boston Consulting), retail (e.g., Tescos) and industry 4.0.

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Henrik J. Nyman

Operations management professional with a background at Nokia and as Country Manager Finland for Optilon, a Sweden based consultancy.

PhD candidate in Information Systems.

Background in supply chain management, management science, sales, and strategic development.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Ville Hulkko

Former Silicon Valley-based AI
entrepreneur with experience in
commercializing AI-driven products,
and bringing them to international markets.

Co-founder of Valossa Labs video
AI platform, ranked as the 7th most
promising AIaaS company globally
Founder of Blackbear Incubator, Palo Alto (CA).

HEAD OF RESEARCH

Kaj-Mikael Björk, PhD

Machine Learning specialist with two PhDs: Optimisation & Information Systems.

Background in building and
training ML research teams. Director of Risklab, principal lecturer at Arcada and Assistant Professor at Åbo Akademi. Ranked as 6th Machine Learning researcher in Finland by ETLA as the only private sector actor.

BOARD MEMBER

Johan Kronberg

Former CEO and Chairman
of PwC Finland

Associated Partner, Sponsor Capital

Doctor Honoris Causa, Åbo Akademi.

BOARD MEMBER

Juha Hulkko

Founder of Elektrobit
(+1bn in combined exits)

Founder of “Äly on Tekoja” AI initiative.

Doctor Honoris Causa,
University of Oulu.

BOARD MEMBER

Harry Brade

Partner at M&M Growth Partners. Extensive experience from leading IT expert service organisations. Currently serves, e.g., as the Chairman of the Board of Nasdaq listed Siili Solutions, one of Finland’s leading IT services providers.

MBA, MSc in Industrial management

BOARD MEMBER

Mikko Leino

Partner at M&M Growth Partners. 25-year long background as a founder and CEO of Datawell Group, a leading healthcare software solution supplier that was acquired in 2015

MSc in Electrical engineering

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