Jyrki Koskinen is in charge of IBM’s University Relations in Nordic countries and External relations in Finland. His ambition is to develop knowledge, information and service society for welfare in cooperation with academia, government, other companies and non-governmental organizations.

Jyrki Koskinen has thirty years career in business and IT development having special areas of interest in business strategies, especially e-business, organizational change and transformation, IT strategies, IT management and business process development.

Jyrki has experience in retail, telecommunication and insurance. Before joining IBM he worked in managerial positions for PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting, Kesko, Anttila, Tieto, VTT Technical Research Centre of  Finland and Nokia.

Jyrki graduated with Master of Science in Computer Science from Turku University specializing in systems engineering and modelling in 1979.

Jyrki has been an active member in Finnish Government’s Information Society initiatives and he is the chairman of the board of COSS, National Centre of Open Source Solutions.