A former British submariner for ten years , Carl worked in real estate and asset management in senior roles, with and for some of the largest Insurance companies in the world, he completed Chartered institute of banking and insurance examinations and then in 1995 co-founded a group of companies in the UK, providing services to corporate and individual investors. Following a health scare, he moved with his family to Finland in 2008 and has been heading up the Invest in Kainuu team and IT services sector at Regional development company Kainuun Etu Oy for the last six years, leading the Kajaani DC cluster and was one of the lead actors in the attraction of CSC , Herman IT Oy, Ebsolut Oy (IBM Spektri) to Kajaani.
Carl continues to work with his team to attract further FDI, DC and IT business cases to Finland and Kajaani.
Supported by a strong team of FDI,DC, IT, Digital services professionals, Carl is confident that Finland is well placed to grow the National Data Centre and Digital business proposition through the National Knowledge intensive cluster DIGITICE
Porter was right – Developing a national Data Center & Digital Business cluster from the ground up.
A Proud Welcome to the second NDBS and a quick look in the mirror. Michael Porter defined clusters as, “geographic concentrations of inter-connected companies, specialised suppliers, service providers and associated institutions operating in a particular field”. In this session Carl will ask “what has progressed in FInland?” and challenge understanding of the quadruple helix.