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We are Advian –
Your shortcut to success.

Gain an unfair competitive advantage with Refined Analytics solutions.

We develop your business and the supporting architecture to jointly utilize new opportunities created by location, data, and emerging technologies.

We founded Advian so that you wouldn’t have to make decisions based on guesswork in a world full of data. 

Our journey began in 2019, when a group of professionals got frustrated to see how the big words such as AI, big data and advanced analytics were misused for forced sale of consultation hours 

We are only interested in the success of your organization. We intend to only use relevant materials from the bottomless data silos, combine it with new data and together with location intelligence, build unfair competitive advantage. As our unbribable assistants, we use e.g. artificial intelligence and advanced analytics.

Meet the team

On this page, you will find our team and contact information. All email addresses are in the format:

Our pool of experts is growing all the time. In addition, we make efficient use of our partner network for deliveries. 

Janne Honkonen
CEO, Founder
+358 40 049 4492
Laura Tuomikoski
Senior Advisor, Partner
Samu Paajanen
Senior Advisor, Partner
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Jonne Hirvonen
Sales Lead
+358 50 487 1572
Ville Louko
Ville Louko
Sales Manager
+358 41 545 8559
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Niklas Ahlbäck
Data Advisor
Arsi Juote
Data Architect
Matti Karppanen
Senior Data Scientist
Eero af Heurlin
Lead Technical Advisor
Tommi Peltomo
Senior Advisor
Chris Winquist
Chief Commercial Officer
+358 50 387 8670
Omar Hassan
Machine Learning Engineer
Juha Kivi
Senior Data Engineer
Afshin Dini
Machine Learning Engineer
Sanna Haapa
Data Analyst
Jere Virolainen
GIS Data Engineer
Hieu Bui
Data Engineer
Eeva Randen
Lead Data Analyst
Petri Hirvonen
Senior Data Management Specialist
Marcell Soler Torres
Data Analyst and GIS Quality Assurance
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Nadir Bengana
Machine Learning Engineer
Riikka Hakala
Data Engineer
Sami Ikonen
Quality Assurance Specialist
Jaakko Viljakainen
Data Analyst
Otto Salminen
Marketing Lead
+358 50 329 6094
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Petteri Koivula
Data Analyst
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Pinja Fernström
People Lead
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Nandita Wager
Delivery Lead
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Jens Kreier
Senior Software Architect
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Joel Forsmoo
Data Scientist

Our Advisor

Mikko Marsio
Board Member @The Qt Company

Why Advian?

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A unique combination of business design, data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud computing and Location intelligence skills. The average experience of our employees’ is 15+ years.



We focus on your competitiveness only, achieving tangible results with sustainable solutions.



As the world develops so should you. Our ambition to build world-class solutions fuels our ability to innovate your entire operations.

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