TietoEVRY Is Creating the Digital
Future for Business and Society
TietoEVRY, The IT company from Ostrava, manages and develops key systems for Scandinavia.
Finnish company culture has proved successful, says Petr Lukasík, the managing director
of TietoEVRY Czech and also Finnish honorary consul.
Why did the TietoEVRY management decide
to build one of its branches in Ostrava?
Have you implemented some Finnish
procedures or strategies in this branch?
We have been in Ostrava since 2004.
The decision to build the Czech branch
was made on the basis of analysis,
prepared by the Finnish management.
employees. Over seventeen years, we have
managed to create a stable and prosperous
base. Today, we have approximately 2,600
employees, 200 of them in Brno.
We continually implement Nordic work
culture, which is a bit different from the
Czech style, in the company. But all of our
employees have adapted to it well.
Thanks to 24,000 experts in dozens of both European and non-European countries,
the company provides services with local reach and global capabilities. Their expertise in
the ﬁeld of software and services management combines with an emphasis on Nordic
values and sustainability. The company’s main headquarters are in Finland. Their turnover
is approximately three billion euros and their shares are quoted at NASDAQ stock
exchanges in Helsinki and Stockholm.
They focused on the local market aspects,
culture, demographic and technological
procedures. Ostrava won as a place
that has the potential of extraordinarily
educated, qualified and innovative
people. Our company started with twenty
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Are you planning any expansion of your
investments in the Moravian-Silesian
region in the near future? What are your
plans for the future?
Luckily, we are one of the companies
that were only slightly affected by the
current pandemic, therefore, we expect
the company to continue to grow in
the future. We are planning to invest in
new technologies, services and mainly
competence development in the fields of
data science, artificial intelligence, data
engineering, software development and
It is known that you collaborate with
universities, high schools and even
primary schools. Are these collaborations
still active? Are you, for example,
investing in classroom equipment for
TietoEVRY permanently, actively engages
in education, mostly in collaboration with
universities and high schools. We are
trying to bring elements inspired by the
Finnish educational system, which is one
of the best in the world, to the Czech
environment. We are helping develop