Pekka AhtonenSenior Data Scientist

Pekka brings more than 15 years experience implementing projects across various industries including healthcare, space, finance and technology. With an established track record in project management, he has led product and software development  teams, and has expert knowledge on scrum, Kanban and agile project management practices. As an experienced software developer, Pekka has developed software for weather forecasting services, the health industry, and automation

Recent highlights from Pekka’s professional achievements include developing sensor data analysis tools to monitor the operational performance of electric-hydraulic control systems for Team Japan, a professional yacht racing group sponsored by Softbank Team Japan for the America’s Cup.  He also developed new sensor data acquisition and fusion related features to the yacht’s onboard embedded software. Pekka is passionate about using data to enhance the performance of professional yacht racing.

Pekka holds a Masters of Science from the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University School of Engineering (formerly Helsinki University of Technology) and was a research associate in the Laboratory of Space Science at Aalto University School of Science and Technology. He recently completed the Udacity Deep Learning Nano Degree, which focused on machine learning.