International serial entrepreneur with 25-year experience and success in building up new businesses and companies. During the last 10 years, Mr. Perälä has founded companies in Finland, Denmark, UK, Germany, USA and UAE; and exited successfully from 3 of the ventures so far. He focuses on sales, new business development, business modeling, scaling up, fundraising and strategic partnership creation.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mr. Perälä was a senior exec at Nokia, Jabra, and Coloplast for nearly 15 years. As CEO of Web of Trust, he grew the company to over 140 million users, and closed deals with Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yandex, and Mail.ru.
Topic of speech
Data-driven competence development
How do you monitor the impact and effectiveness of competence development in your organization? How do you link learning and training activities with organizations business development initiatives? How to turn knowledge capital into a visible asset in your balance sheet?