Siiri Hakulinen

What Does “Being Close to Customers” Mean to a Data Scientist?

By Siiri Hakulinen on February 10, 2017

Markus, a data scientist at, develops new product features together with our most advanced customers. He gets kicks out of solving complex problems, building easy-to-use solutions, and giving aha moments to people around him.

Siiri Hakulinen

Maximizing learning at — Miikka’s story

By Siiri Hakulinen on September 13, 2016

When opened its first overseas office in San Francisco last fall, Miikka was one of the first Smartlies to start working on opening North and Latin American markets for the company. We sat down for lunch and a chat in Hayes Valley, and Miikka shared his story — a story that rather perfectly illustrates how quickly you get responsibility and how fast you can grow at

Miikka joined the company about a year ago as a 24-year-old Industrial Engineering and Management master's student, with a heart beating for tech and code, and a wish to learn sales and marketing. Before joining, he worked as a developer and Scrum Master for a small company for two years alongside studies. “There I realized that in smaller, agile teams, you have less bureaucracy and overhead, and you get more responsibility. Once I started eyeing other opportunities, I was determined to find a place where I could develop quickly through fast execution and challenging projects.”