Tuomo Haukkovaara

Tuomo Haukkovaara, Vice President, Solutions, IBM Nordic

In the Conference Tuomo will speak about ‘Entering into the next era in Information Technology: Cognitive.’

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cognitive Systems are entering into multiple businesses. These systems understand also unstructured data, like video and free format text; can draw conclusions from the data; and instead of programming they learn and will be teached. This will be the next, third era in Information Technology that is comparable to the first era of IT with tabulating and calculating systems and the second era with programming which we still mostly live in.

Cognitive Systems will introduce fundamental changes into Project Management and system design. In the presentation Healthcare will be used as an practical example of usage of Gognitive Systems.


Tuomo is currently working as the Vice President for IBM’s solution Business in the Nordic Region. His area of responsibility covers all IBM’s cognitive solutions, like Watson Core, Watson Customer engagement, Watson Health, Watson IoT (Internet of Things), Watson FSS (Financial Services Solutions). In addition all the software based solution areas, like Analytics and Cyber Security as well as industry specific solutions belong to his responsibility.

Tuomo has made a long career at IBM covering multiple responsibilities from customer representative to managing significant business units both nationally and internationally. Prior to the current position he was General Manager of IBM Finland responsibility from January 2011 to January 2017.

Tuomo Haukkovaara has a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.

Positions of trust:
AmCham – Chairman of the board
Teknologiateollisuus ry (Finnish Technology Industries Association) – Member of the board
DIGI.FI (IT industry group within Finnish Technology Industries Association) – Member of the board
Huoltovarmuuskeskus (National Emergency Supply Agency ) – Chairman of ICT pool
Suomen Laatukeskus ry (Excellence Finland) – Member of Advisory Board
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – Member of Advisory Board