Meet the team

Our multicultural team operates in Finland, Puerto Rico, Estonia and Dubai. Our ranks consist of purpose-driven developers and visionaries, supported by advisors with backgrounds in both pedagogy and business.

We are also building a community of Student Ambassadors - students to be early adopters of our AI-based EdTech software. If you would like to leave your mark on the democratization of learning while gaining valuable co-development experience, get in touch!

Elja-Ilari Suhonen

Position: Head of R&D and Innovations Email: elja.suhonen@shouldersofgiants.fi

Elja is purpose-driven individual who doesn't leave any opportunity for self-development unturned either in business or in his personal life. His way of working is collaborative and coaching-oriented which means that he loves to passionately share his know-how and insights to colleagues around him, not only to accelerate collective learning but also to push the potential of people around him to the next level. As a leader Elja believes that EQ overrules IQ. In his free-time he enjoys wide variety of hobbies from making music to reading books and doing sports.

Marjanah Sadiq

Position: Chief Operating Officer Email: marjanah.sadiq@shouldersofgiants.fi

Expert on international business. Leadership and management as core of her heart when it comes to business development.

Ari Kaukiainen

Position: Head of Sales and Partnerships Email: ari.kaukiainen@shouldersofgiants.fi

Ari Kaukiainen has been working with various sales projects both in Finland and internationally. Ari is a startup enthusiast and he has earlier experience in working for startups. In his spare time Ari teaches freediving and dabbles with music.

Pete Stockley

Position: Chairman of the Board Email: pete.stockley@shouldersofgiants.fi

A Learning IT Systems Specialist with a pedagogy first approach, a problem solving attitude and a passion for keeping things simple.

Joona Tontti

Position: CPO Email: joona.tontti@shouldersofgiants.fi

A genuinely enthusiastic self-developer, always seeking for ways to improve himself or the lives of others. Studies Computer Science at the University of Tampere and applies the latest knowledge and know-how immediately to his work. Enjoys reading and drawing in his free-time.

Johannes Jolkkonen

Position: Marketing Manager Email: johannes.jolkkonen@shouldersofgiants.fi

An engineering student in Lappeenranta University of Technology, Johannes believes effective communication skills are a key aspect in life – whether professional or personal. Now he is using these skills in our marketing, with an aim in the future to become a back-end development professional in Machine Learning. Outside of the office, Johannes balances his spare time between salsa dancing, Wing Chun -kung fu and drawing.

Haroon Iftikhar

Position: Software Engineer Email: haroon.iftikhar@shouldersofgiants.fi

Haroon is a determined Software Engineer with expertise in VR, AR, AI, Game, Mobile, Server & Drone Programming. He has worked on numerous projects from all fields of the tech universe and is always looking to pick up new skills sets to help his rumination on solutions to real world problems.