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Finnish companies that do data science

I should start by saying that I have shamelessly poached this blog post from a LinkedIn thread started by one Ville Niemijärvi of Louhia Consulting in Finland. In my defence,  LinkedIn conversations are rather ephemeral and I am not sure how completely they are indexed by search engines, so to me it makes sense to sometimes highlight them in a slightly more permanent manner.

Ville asked for input (and from now on I am paraphrasing and summarising) on companies in Finland that do data analytics “for real”, as in data science, predictive analytics, data mining or statistical modelling. He required that the proposed companies should have several “actual” analysts and be able to show references to work performed in advanced analytics (i e not pure visualization/reporting). In a later comment he also mentioned price optimization, cross-sell analysis, sales prediction, hypothesis testing, and failure modelling.

The companies that had been mentioned when I went through this thread are listed below. I’ve tried to lump them together into categories after a very superficial review and would be happy to be corrected if I have gotten something wrong.

[EDIT 2016-02-04 Added a bunch of companies.]

Louhia analytics consulting (predictive analytics, Azure ML etc.)
BIGDATAPUMP analytics consulting (Hadoop, AWS, cloud etc.)
Houston Analytics analytics consulting (analytics partner of IBM)
Top Data Science analytics and IT consulting
Gofore IT architecture
Digia IT consulting
Techila Technologies distributed computing middleware
CGI IT consulting, multinational
Teradata data warehousing, multinational
Avanade IT consulting, multinational
Deloitte financial consulting, multinational
Information Builders business intelligence, multinational
SAS Institute analytics software, multinational
Tieto IT services, multinational (but originally Finnish)
Aureolis business intelligence
Olapcon business intelligence
Big Data Solutions business intelligence
Enfo Rongo business intelligence
Bilot business intelligence
Affecto digital services
Siili digital services
Reaktor digital services
Valuemotive digital services
Solita digital services
Comptel digital services?
Dagmar marketing
Frankly Partners marketing
ROIgrow marketing
Probic marketing
Avaus marketing
InlineMarket marketing automation
Steeri customer analytics
Tulos Helsinki customer analytics
Andumus customer analytics
Avarea customer analytics
Big Data Scoring customer analytics
Suomen Asiakastieto credit & risk management
Silta HR analytics
Quva industrial analytics
Ibisense industrial analytics
Ramentor industrial analytics
Indalgo manufacturing analytics
TTS-Ciptec optimization, sensor
SimAnalytics Logistics, simulation
Relex supply chain analytics
Analyse2 assortment planning
Genevia bioinformatics consultancy
Fonecta directory services
Monzuun analytics as a service
Solutive data visualization
Omnicom communications agency
NAPA naval analytics, ship operations
Primor consulting telecom?

There was an interesting comment saying that CGI manages its global data science “virtual team” from Finland and that they employ several successful Kagglers, one of whom was rated #37 out of 450000 Kaggle users in 2014.

On a personal note, I was happy to find a commercial company (Genevia) which appears to do pretty much the same thing as I do in my day job at Scilifelab Stockholm, that is, bioinformatics consulting (often with an emphasis on high throughput sequencing), except that I do it in an academic context.

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Finnish companies that do data science

  1. Hi, In Fonecta we do predictive, propensity, stats, mining, etc… Also we take great care to present results in the format that business needs to understand and react to quickly. We are very comfortable in the application of data science for companies, meaning, results, results, results. If you want more information please do contact me.

  2. Thanks for curating the list, it’s a little clearer than the original thread…

    I was really surprised to learn how many companies in Finland are involved in data science, even though the concept has multiple interpretations.

    On the other hand, I have also been surprised how few companies (worldwide!) are offering commercial bioinformatics support. The market isn’t marginal though, and it’s growing all the time. And for all bio-curious data scientists reading this, we’re hiring: http://genevia.fi 🙂

    • Mikael Huss on said:

      Thanks for your comments! Totally agree on both the apparent breadth of DS in Finnish companies (although Finland has traditionally been quite strong in ML academically) and on the commercial bioinformatics support issue. Genevia seems like a really cool company.

  3. Tieto has extensive Business Intelligence and Customer experience departments, and capabilities and customers on all the mentioned areas, such as data science, predictive analytics, data mining and statistical modelling.

  4. Teradata

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