Petri Kutvonen A man in his sixties with glasses and a beard in a suit and tie.

Retired Information Technology Manager and Head of the Computing Facilities Group · Department of Computer Science* · Faculty of Science* and Process Manager of the IT for Science Group · University of Helsinki* · Helsinki · Finland

Short CV

I have been working for the University of Helsinki since 1975 until 2019 (43 years, 9 months). I have worked in various positions, but most of the time, I have been in charge of the computing facilities of the Department of Computer Science. I have also been involved in the administration of the University of Helsinki on various levels.

My goal has always been to provide computer science researchers, teachers, and students with the best possible tools — both software and hardware — to accomplish their tasks.

With my late friend Ilkka Hai­kala, we accomplished numerous interesting projects, including

Some other interesting events during my career include

I was awarded as Knight of the Order of the White Rose of Finland* by the Finnish president Sauli Nii­nistö on 6 December 2012.

I am married to Lea Kutvonen*, and we have one daughter.