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IT services are produced at the University of Helsinki in a centralised manner in the IT Center and in a decentralised manner in faculties and departments. The central administration has a separate IT administration unit operating as a part of the Rector's office and managing the strategic direction, monitoring, and information security of both services. The unit is run by Chief Information Officer Ilkka Siissalo who also acts as the Sector Manager of the entire IT sector.
IT administration tasks
IT Services is in charge of both the centralised IT services and the IT services produced on the campuses. It is run by Director of IT Services Eija Heiskanen. The IT Managers are in charge of their respective services.
The services are divided into three categories:
The Board, directed by its Chair and partnered with the Chief Information Officer, develops the overall operations of the IT Center in accordance with the objectives of the operations, finances and strategy of the university and the target programme of the IT Center. The Board processes the target programme of the IT Center and the related HR plan and budget. In addition, the Chief Information Officer may ask the Board to settle other necessary and extensive matters.
The IT Center's Board April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2026:
Kai Nordlund,Vice Rector, Professor, Chairman
Sasu Tarkoma, Dean, Professor, Faculty of Science
Jaakko Kangasjärvi, Dean, Professor, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Marjaana Seppänen, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Marjo Berglund, CFO, University Services
Ritva Dammert, Director of Development, Director of sector, University Services
Kati Kettunen, Director, University Services
Leo Pyymäki, Head of Development, University Services
Pälvi Kaiponen, Director of Services, Helsinki University Library
Toni Jokinen, IT Specialist, Centre for Information Technology
Jasmin Siltavirta, Student, Student Union of the University of Helsinki (1.4.2022–31.3.2024)
Christa Winqvist, Chief Information Officer, Aalto University
Pekka Kähkipuro, Chief Information Officer, Tampere University
Chief Information Officer Ilkka Siissalo
Director of IT Services Eija Heiskanen
Head of IT management Merja Eklin
IT manager Minna Harjuniemi
IT manager Jukka Hienola
Information Security Manager Kenneth Kahri
IT manager Petteri Hemmilä
IT manager Teo Kirkinen
IT manager Mika Kivilompolo
IT manager Mari Nurmi
Administration Specialist Jukka Lippu
IT Specialist Yvonne Kivi (Secretary)