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Vimana Oy (the national IT service center for counties) produces and provides Finnish counties with shared expert and development services, and also procures the required solutions both from our partners and on the open market. Although Vimana’s offices are located in Helsinki, our personnel work in many places. The company was established in July 2017.

Our mission is

  • to develop and provide solutions based on digitalization and ICT services, to support and improve the productivity and impact of our customers’ activities, and to enable the development of existing and brand-new services.
  • to enable direct service procurement for our owners, the State and counties of Finland, as a non-profit company. When procuring these services, our service center acts as a centralized procurement unit and harnesses the economies of scale afforded by our owners.

Our objective is

  • to generate savings
  • to standardize working methods
  • to provide the best expertise to all counties, and
  • to ensure equal service standards in all counties.

Design and planning work is carried out with the aid of a nationwide network of experts. Activities and services are further developed in collaboration with this network of experts and the Customer Advisory Board, by planning alternatives and involving the counties in decisions on the company’s future and tasks. Our tasks and obligations are specified in a Ministry of Finance decree.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors complies with Vimana Oy’s Articles of Association, the Government Resolution on State Ownership Policy, the Ministerial Committee for Economic Policy’s Statement on Remuneration, and other current legislation. The Board’s activities are governed by the Limited Liability Companies Act (2006/624), other legislation and official regulations, guidelines and recommendations.

The Members of the Board of Directors:

Chair Mirjami Laitinen (Ministry of Finance); Tiina Pesonen, Director of Information Management (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health); Harri Eskola, Development Director (Business Finland); Anna-Mari Ahonen, Region Mayor (Häme); Pertti Mäkelä, Director (HUS Information Management); Juhani Heikka, Director of Regional Government Reform, ICT (Northern Ostrobothnia); and Tapio Niskanen, Senior Partner (Nexec Oy).

Customer Advisory Board

“County expertise and following guidance are essential in developing the company and its services!”

A broad perspective on activities and their development through cooperation. According to Section 7 of the Articles of Association, the company shall have a Customer Advisory Board whose members and number of members will be appointed by the General Meeting. The company’s operational term is the financial year. The term of office for members of the Customer Advisory Board is two consecutive financial years, so that half of the Board members will be serving their final year in alternate years.

The Customer Advisory Board handles, among others, the following matters:

  • determining the policies and development directions for the service center’s activities;
  • service development plans and other service development-related matters;
  • service quality and customer satisfaction;
  • service pricing and pricing models;
  • the cost structure and cost development on which pricing is based;
  • other comparable and broad-ranging matters that affect the center’s provision, development and use of services beyond a single customer;
  • the Customer Advisory Board draws up a plan and objectives for its activities;
  • the Customer Advisory Board launches initiatives within the scope of its tasks;

The members of the Customer Advisory Board 

Maakunta Jäsen Varajäsen
Etelä-Karjala Toni Suihko, tietohallintojohtaja (puheenjohtaja) Aija Tuimala, muutosjohtaja
Etelä-Pohjanmaa Ari Pätsi, tietohallintojohtaja Timo Lilja, pääsuunnittelija, tietohallinto
Etelä-Savo Merja Ikäheimonen, tietohallintojohtaja Pekka Häkkinen, ylijohtaja
Kainuu Jari Väisänen, tietohallintojohtaja Ville Turunen, suunnittelupäällikkö
Kanta-Häme Johanna Tulander-Välkki, projektipäällikkö Sirpa Numari, ICT-arkkitehti
Keski-Pohjanmaa Mika Kivelä, tietohallintojohtaja Jukka Kangasvieri, pelastuspäällikkö
Keski-Suomi Juha Romula, ylitarkastaja Kari Luostarinen, kehittämisjohtaja
Kymenlaakso Tarja Nousiainen, projektipäällikkö Jussi Lehtinen, muutosjohtaja
Lappi Sirpa Hakamaa, ICT-koordinaattori Mikko Päkkilä, tietohallintojohtaja
Pirkanmaa Rami Nurmi, projektipäällikkö Tuire Sannisto, ylilääkäri
Pohjanmaa Mari Lintula, IT-johtaja Matias Forsen, tietohallintojohtaja
Pohjois-Karjala Juuso Ojasalo, ICT-asiantuntija Tiina Soininen, analyytikko
Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Pekka Kantola, projektipäällikkö Marko Niskala, projektipäällikkö
Pohjois-Savo Tarja Miettinen, sote-muutosjohtaja Toni Auvinen, digijohtaja
Päijät-Häme Arja-Tuulikki Wilén, projektipäällikkö Ville Majala, projektikoordinaattori
Satakunta Arttu Perttula, ICT-asiantuntija Taina Kilpeläinen, järjestelmäasiantuntija
Uusimaa Arja Rantanen, ICT-hankejohtaja, (varapuheenjohtaja) Mikko Rotonen, ICT-hankejohtaja
Varsinais-Suomi Tapio Järvenpää, tietohallintojohtaja Antti Parpo, muutosjohtaja
Valtionvarainministeriö Vesa Lipponen, neuvotteleva virkamies Sanna Vähänen, erityisasiantuntija

 

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