Jukka-Pekka Suonikko | CIO
VR Group

Jukka-Pekka Suonikko, CIO, VR Group

CIO of VR Group Ltd – Finnish Railways Mr. Jukka-Pekka Suonikko has worked in Business IT Management since mid 90’s.
He has been the CIO of VR Group since 2010. During that time VR has taken impressive steps towards digitalization and new business models like turning the passenger services from desk to web.
At the same time he has led a comprehensive IT turnover with goal to focus IT to customer & business needs and changed IT to be a customer service organization.  He has also managed major  changes in VR’s IT environment as renewing all major business applications and modernizing outdated legacy.
Previously he has worked at Finnish Maritime Administration and with road logistics at Transpoint (parcel logistics, full truck loads, tank transportation) and Pohjolan Liikenne (bus transportation).
2014 & 2015 he has been a finalist to CIO of the year in Finland. He holds an MSc degree from Aalto University School of Business.


Rail Festival Day 2 15th November @ 12:45

Panel: How can rail disrupt itself? Thinking big and taking control

  • Themes include:
  • What will be the biggest technologies enabling the rail industry to innovate and change?
  • What are the biggest challenges for TOCs in the innovation sector and what are the roads to success
More panellists to be announced 

Rail Festival Day 2 15th November @ 14:20

Bringing effective digital solutions to rail

  • What are the most important technologies that can dramatically change rail for the better?
  • Getting the right people: how do you lead change from the inside out?
  • Making use of the data you already have in an intelligent way: how can this be done in an agile way?

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