Girls across the Nordics find the technology and ICT industry boring and complicated, which does not bode well for meeting the challenge of the shortage of experts in the field. To counter this lack of talent, Tietoevry launches the guidebook “Being an IT girl”. The booklet provides girls aged 15-18 with practical insights into the industry and its variety of job roles and possible career paths. The aim is to lower the barrier for selecting tech/ICT as a field of study and profession.
When it comes to digital platforms, services, or products, the user experience is one of the most crucial aspects to pay attention to. After all, you don’t just design a user interface for someone to see their bank account details. Instead, you solve the problem of how to access sensitive information safely and securely, but without making the solution too complex and hard to use.
As a child, Meimona Hakim saw her father dismantle their home computer. Seeing the technology behind the computer sparked Meimona’s interest in computers and technology. Today, she is a software developer who solves problems that are invisible to many and protects the privacy of online bank users. One of her future dreams is to become an ethical hacker.
While digital technology holds the key to solving global environmental challenges and security risks, the concentration of data economy power outside Europe can also increase threats. A sustainable future requires a sovereign, responsible, and secure digital economy, with Nordic countries leading the way.
The Finnish Ministry of Finance has granted the Findynet Cooperative a three-million-euro government grant to build a pilot environment for a self-sovereign identity network. With the financing, the cooperative initiates the building of the trust network and strengthens its organization by appointing Mika Huhtamäki as Chairman of The Board and Markus Hautala as CEO.
IDC Nordic Developer Productivity and Maturity Survey clearly demonstrates that development productivity is directly correlated with business outcomes. The good news is that it is possible to improve developer productivity by increasing the organization’s overall maturity in development.
Together with Telia and Tietoevry, Finnish social innovation Startup Refugees is launching a new mentoring program to support refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in finding employment in Finland’s IT industry. This is the fifth time Startup Refugees has organized a mentoring program with external partners.