Tapani Savolainen

Tapani Savolainen, Dr. Sc. (Technology), helps companies in applying The Hofstede Model for Organizational Culture to achieve their strategic goals. His consulting experience includes facilitating brainstorming sessions of executive and management teams for already 20 years. His clientele includes more than half of the 100 biggest companies in Finland. Born in Finland in 1954, now living in Swizerland, he has been living and working abroad in several countries about 10 years , including Switzerland, US, UK,and Spain.

His previous working experience includes 5 years with Nokia and 11 years with Hewlett-Packard. He is a partner and advisory board member in several high tech startups. He has been a Docent of Business Process Modeling and PhD thesis inspector of strategy tools related PhD thesis at the Helsinki University of Technology and has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications in the areas of business process modeling and innovation. He has been awarded with the international “Software for Europe Innovation Award” and the “Finnish Engineering Award” for developing software tools for strategy work.