February 2016

Changes in Bitville's organisation

Bitville's CEO Antti Keurulainen is starting a full-time research project, in effect from February 1, 2016. Mr. Keurulainen will be researching the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to human learning in Professor Tapani Raiko's deep learning research group at Aalto University, with the intention of writing a Licentiate thesis on the topic for the Department of Computer Science at the Aalto University School of Science.

Jouko Ranta has been nominated as CEO, effective from February 1, 2016. Jouko Ranta has been working at Bitville for over ten years, the last two of which he has been acting as Bitville's Deputy CEO. Throughout the years, he has been one of the mainstays of the company, with in-depth knowledge of Bitville's policies, culture and clients.

Simultaneously, Bitville is strengthening its executive functions and Board of Directors. From February 1, 2016, Bitville's Board of Directors will have two members: Antti Keurulainen, Chairman of the Board, and Antti Hannula, Board member. Mr. Hannula, LLM, MBA, has extensive experience in working with ICT companies of varying sizes. He has also written a dozen books on the topics of board governance and ownership, worked as a venture capitalist, and been a member of the Board of Directors of over 50 companies.