About Us

How we work  & who we are.

what we value

Our key principles, some call them values, are what guide us in our operations both in-house and with our partners and customers.

We deliver what we promise

We don't promise what we can't deliver, and we always deliver what we promised. That being said, as the past year has shown us, sometimes things are out of our control. Sometimes unexpected things happen, but whatever the situation, we never compromise with the results.

Luxury results - down-to-earth people

Sometimes we are called to save the day when most other roads have been tried. From whatever chaos we face, we always seem to come up with clarity, innovation and order. We always strive to create something that makes our kids proud to say "My mummy/daddy made this". We are proud of the results we create together with the customers, but we are not full of ourselves. Everyone can have great ideas, everyone can make mistakes.

Trust and honesty above money

Friends don't let friends down or do stupid things, even for a bigger pay day. We consider our customers, partners and team members our friends.

Work smart not hard

If there is a way to make something simpler, better and cheaper, we'll do it. If you find yourself doing repeatedly the same thing, or if you suspect there is a better way, there probably is. Look for it, research it, but let's keep things lean and experimental. What is your next experiment, and how do you know it succeeded?

Enjoy life in it's full diversity

All kinds of people and animals are close to our team's hearts (currently birds and cats are the favorites). We work closely with people from many cultures and backgrounds, and love  projects that help make the world a better place. This can mean e.g. helping in designing sustainable & smarter buildings via operational technology, teaching new skills to a wide audience through open university courses or helping the public sector in smart procurement.

Globally recognized API management knowledge

Osaango has been selected as one of the top 20 API management service providers in the world.

Osaango's founder Marjukka Niinioja has co-authored the research-based API Economy 101 book and is the "mother" of the APIOps Cycles -method. This openly licensed API development methodcurrently used around the world by companies and public-sector.

API Economy 101 - book (2019) introduces you to API Economy through research and real-world examples.  The book is available both as e-book and paperback on Amazon, Google and your local bookstore. You can also order it from our own shop!

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MEET THE TEAM!

Our core team may seem small, but we work with a large ecosystem of partners, globally.

Eve Haavisto

Project manager

Project manager

Eve is a multi-talented young professional with exceptional skills in coordinating various types of projects and events. At Osaango, Eve participates in most projects in one way or another and handles the practicalities of our learning programs.

Eve has a BSc in marketing from Aalto University and has also completed an international minor at Århus University. Before joining Osaango, Eve has worked as a freelancer in many industries. She has acquired experience in, e.g. market research, service design, event production, communications, social media marketing and non-profits.

Eve's special interests at the moment include innovative learning programs and organizations' internal communication. Eve has strong language skills and is happy to chat with you in English, Swedish or Finnish.

Gunta Krumina

Consultant

Systems & Organizations Designer

Gunta's most recent projects have taken her to develop digital customer journey's in legal services and using legal design to improve a travel-related datahub.

Gunta’s professional experience includes business development, international marketing, sales, product and project management, communications, client relationships, and journalism. She has worked in several industries and organizations in international B2B and B2C projects in Latvia and Finland. Her study background includes Master of Engineering and Biotechnology, as well as Master of Business Administration. She developed an international prize-winning marketing solution in the communications agency, and she is an active member of the OKFI Finland in the working group of social innovations.

Hanna Pikkusaari

Consultant

Smart Technologies Advisor, Speaker and Educator

Hanna’s most recent responsibilities have covered operational and property technology (i.e. OT, incl. IoT) related enterprise architecture in smart buildings, and the processes from planning and constructing to property lifecycle and continuity management. Before leaping from IT to OT, her projects varied from machine learning, web analytics and serverless big data environments to marketng technology solutions, RFID and many things in between.

Hanna has a Diploma in Leadership, BBA in IT with studies covering system development, IT ethics, leadership and management with university studies in theoretical and applied physics, geophysics, astronomy and mathematics.

Kim Salmela

Consultant

Service and Organization Designer

Kim's most recent projects have taken him to develop digital customer journey's in legal services and public traffic.

Kim's professional expertise covers service design, change management, business development, PR, marketing and product management. He has worked with brands such as Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Hyundai and Nissan on both national and international levels, creating successful campaigns and boosting brand awareness of these brands. He has also developed service models of several companies within different industries. He has an MBA in Leading Business Growth.

Marjukka Niinioja

Founding partner

API and Data Strategist, Speaker, Author and Educator

Marjukka is a co-author of a book on API economy and developed an open method, APIOps Cycles

Marjukka's recent projects have taken her to develop online courses on API and platform economy among other things, as well as designing business models and legal aspects and compliance in datahubs and other platforms. She frequently helps teams in API governance and strategy in telco, water supplies, energy as well as services and media.

Watch some of Marjukka's talks in English or in Finnish

Tessa Viitanen

Partner

Founder of Techie Stories, one of our expert partners

Tessa is a long-time professional, with expertise in pioneering enterprise and solution architectures and technical project and change management, business development, technical promotion, outsourcing/nearshoring based on risks, and product ownership with experience from Fortune 500 companies. She also has designed and deployed complex public-, hybrid- and virtual private cloud solutions, security, and compliance cloud automation within the private and public sectors successfully.

Lauri Suomalainen

Web and Automation Developer

Lauri has first joined Osaango in 2018 to help organize apidays Helsinki 2018 conference. Since then, he has been working with smaller customer projects involving content management, automation of marketing and other office tasks, web analytics, and website development. While he's still concentrating on his studies, he has had interesting experiences from working in a T-shirt printing online store to managing, training, and onboarding troops in a global online community of internet games. Lauri is fluent in Finnish and English and belongs to the Discord and Twitch generation, so you won't find his LinkedIn or Twitter here.

Juha Viinikka

Risk Management Advisor, speaker, and educator

Juha's most recent responsibilities have covered Operational and Property Technology related development and change management of security technology solutions and services, cyber security, and continuity management.  He has in total 25+ years of experience in risk management, security expert, and management positions. He has implemented insurance programs and security technology-related work as part of extensive construction and renovation projects. Juha has worked in the public sector, and in the retail and security industries.

Juha has BBA in security and risk management and Diploma in safety and security management.

Iida Peltonen

Marketing & Project Coordinator

Iida is a recently graduated bachelor of tourism management from Haaga-Helia UAS. She has previous working experience from both Finland and Spain from roles in customer service, accommodation business, handling consumer feedback and from IT- and payments support in the fast-growing iGaming-industry. In her studies she has focused in service design while specializing in competitive destinations, and she has been a part in multiple marketing and event projects taking a role in social media marketing and coordinating. At Osaango Iida will be using her hospitality-oriented business studies in upcoming projects. With Iida you can speak. Finnish, English or Spanish.

OUR LATEST case studies

Read what we have been up to lately with our customers and partners.

our Latest Posts

News, case studies, best practicies and more - see what we and our customers and partners have been doing lately

Why should you productize your APIs?
What are the benefits of productizing your APIs? Read more here!
June 16, 2021
What makes a good API product manager?
The two API gurus Marjukka Niinioja and Claire Barrett discuss the role and expectations of an API product manager and share their knowledge on how to successfully manage API products.
June 14, 2021
Osaango & KAVI – innovative, intelligent procurement
The national audiovisual institute KAVI stores huge amounts of data every year and is, among other things, responsible for the preservation of domestic films as well as television and radio programs. Artificial intelligence is a critical part of KAVI's operations. Marjukka Niinioja and Tessa Viitanen from Osaango Ltd sparred KAVI regarding their extensive operational and technological case, and the conversations tapped on e.g. artificial intelligence based solutions, innovative procurement procedures, software development processes and architecture.
May 27, 2021

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