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New members join Aito Technologies board


Founder of Jaiku and First Hop, and long-time media and telecom industry expert join Aito’s board of directors

Espoo Finland, 24 April, 2009 – Aito Technologies, the innovative Customer Experience Management (CEM) solution provider for mobile operators and digital service providers, today announced the nominations of Petteri Koponen and Antti Viitanen to its board of directors.

Both members will be involved in board activities immediately. Other board members are Daniel Blomquist, Jari Mieskonen and Henri Rantalainen. Jorma Heinonen and Carl-Henrik Wallin will step down from the board but will continue as advisors to Aito management.

Petteri is currently developing new businesses at Google. Prior to his current post, he was co-founder and CEO of Jaiku, a digital community acquired by Google. Petteri has also worked as advisor and head of R&D at Blyk, and founded First Hop, where he also acted as CEO and CTO. He is also the founding chairman of Alkuvoima, a marketing agency specialised in engagement marketing.

Commenting on his board membership, Petteri said, “I’m thrilled to join Aito’s board. I see tremendous potential in the company and its product, and I believe my experience in start-ups and software business helps Aito to develop and grow its business.”

Antti is currently director at Digia, a worldwide information and communication technology solution provider. Antti has 20 years of work experience from media and telecom industries in Europe. Before joining Digia, Antti worked in RealNetworks where he was amongst other roles the general manager for mobile games in EMEA. Prior to RealNetworks Antti worked in Yahoo! Mobile, TeliaSonera, Sonera Zed, and Alma Media in various product management, product strategy and line management roles.

Said Antti, “mobile operators operate the biggest customer information databases in the world. Very often this data from various sources is not combined for optimal use. With Aito, operators can increase the daily sales and benefit from more accurate information in the critical sales and marketing planning and follow-up. I believe that my experience from both mobile operators and service providers can be utilised in Aito’s product development and sales and marketing.”

Commenting on the new board members, Anssi Tauriainen, Aito CEO said, “we’re extremely happy to get Petteri and Antti onboard. Their extensive knowledge in telecom and digital services markets, both in seller and buyer roles is definitely an asset to us. Welcome guys!”

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About Aito Technologies – visit: www.aitotechnologies.com

Founded in 2006 as the brainchild of a group of telecom innovators with network and software vendor, research and operator backgrounds, Aito Technologies, is a developer of innovative Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions for mobile operators and digital service providers.

Aito’s Customer Experience Management software, which incorporates business development and customer reporting functionality, simplifies the understanding of the customer behaviour and experience environment for mobile operators and digital service providers. The software provides key business management stakeholders with the freshest and richest end-to-end view of their customers through clear and relevant information in an easy-to-use form, within minutes, anytime. This, in turn, enables the effective deployment and execution of proactive responses aimed at optimising customer acquisition, service usage and customer retention.

In December 2008, Aito Technologies was named a finalist in the Red Herring 100 Global awards, which are given annually to the top 100 private technology companies in the world. Aito is jointly owned by the management team, board of directors, and venture partners Creandum and Conor.


For more information, please contact:
Anssi Tauriainen, Founder and CEO
Aito Technologies
Spektri Business Park
Metsänneidonkuja 6
02130 Espoo, Finland
Tel. +358 45 114 6200
Email: info@aitotechnologies.com


Publisher Contact Information:

Aito Technologies
+358 45 114 6200
info@aitotechnologies.com

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