M-Files, a Tampere-based company specialising in information management solutions, is constantly recruiting new ICT professionals. There is fierce competition for the best professionals in the international information management business.
The company's headquarters are located in Tampere for a good reason:
“In Tampere, we can recruit people who have exactly the skills we need,” says Miika Mäkitalo, CEO of M-Files.
In the future, Tampere3 will be able to offer even wider sets of skills, as students are able to build their degrees according to their own interests.
Putting Tampere on the ICT map of the world
“Talking about becoming the Silicon Valley of Europe is not an exaggeration because Tampere is an attractive environment with the potential to become an international business incubator,” continued Mäkitalo.
Many other successful and growing IT companies, such as Solita, Gofore and Vincit, also operate in Tampere. The high-quality educational opportunities in the area brings new businesses and investments to the Tampere region.
“We must now raise our level of ambition – we have to aim for the top in Europe and the world instead of just talking about becoming the best in Finland,” Mäkitalo envisions. The information management companies operating in Tampere have already done things which outdo many top universities and companies in the world.
Coders also need business and interaction skills
Apart from coding skills, Tampere3 can offer many skills necessary in the ICT field. Information management professionals need to be able to understand their clients’ needs: especially communication skills, process control and understanding design are increasingly important.
“The best possible scenario is when information management professionals know how to interpret and sell their own ideas. An increasingly diversified education guarantees that we can cultivate ideas and make them benefit our clients in concrete ways,” Mäkitalo sums up.