Ilja Summala became Nordcloud’s CTO in 2012, following a distinguished career in the IT sector. Having taken a Masters in Economics at the University of Helsinki, Ilja joined Hewlett Packard in the UK as a support engineer specializing in Microsoft products. He remained in Britain when he moved to Compaq where his focus was MS Exchange. In 2000 he began a 12-year spell with Finnish tech giant Nokia as a senior IT architect, subsequently rising to the position head of infrastructure architecture. Respected for creating and leading teams to tackle complex technical challenges, Ilja leads Nordcloud’s efforts to build a full-stack cloud-native system integrator with the goal of becoming Europe’s number one public cloud provider.