Teemu Vähä-Ruka is a highly experienced Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and Co-Founder at gApplication. He holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Information Technology from the University of Jyväskylä after completing his Matriculation Examination at Kokemäen Lukio. With decades of experience in the technology industry, Vähä-Ruka has held prominent positions at numerous organizations, including Livelaboratorio Oy, Qvantel, Grain Village Studios, and Star Arcade. Furthermore, he was a Software Engineer at 3D Arts and a Research Assistant at the University of Jyväskylä.
As CDO and Co-Founder of gApplication, Vähä-Ruka's main responsibility is designing digital strategies for clients and advising them on upgrades to their current technology infrastructure. His former position at Livelaboratorio Oy as Chief Digital Officer involved overseeing the development of the company's digitalization strategies and services. In addition, he has worked as a Product Manager at Qvantel and was CEO and Co-Founder of Grain Village Studios, where he was responsible for the company's overall performance and growth.
In his previous roles, Vähä-Ruka has gained extensive expertise in digital transformation, startups, product management, and software engineering. He has a deep understanding of the software development process and is proficient in project management solutions such as Agile and Scrum. Vähä-Ruka's expertise in digital technologies has allowed him to advise companies in various sectors, including retail, finance, telecommunications, and logistics.