CIO of VR Group Ltd – Finnish Railways – Mr. Jukka-Pekka Suonikko has worked in Business IT Management since mid ‘90s.
He has worked as CIO of VR Group since 2010. During that time VR has taken impressive steps towards digitalization and new business models such as turning the passenger services from desk to web.
At the same time IT of VR Group has turned from traditional IT department into customer service organization. He has also managed major changes in VR’s IT systems as renewing all major business applications and modernizing outdated legacy with cloud technology.
Previously he was in charge of IT in Finnish Maritime Administration (government authority w. ice breaking and pilotage services) and in Transpoint (parcel logistics, full truck loads, warehousing, tank transportation) and Pohjolan Liikenne (bus transportation).
2014 & 2015 he was a finalist to CIO of the year in Finland. He holds an MSc degree from Aalto University School of Business.