Digitalization is a megatrend that cuts across industries, and the Kuopio region is riding this trend with a strong ICT ecosystem and the development of digital services. Businesses in this field provide solutions for data analytics and business intelligence, in addition to cloud-based service solutions and programming expertise.
ICT companies in the Kuopio region, such as Tieto, Enfo, Istekki and Vincit, are long-standing firms that are highly recognized both in Finland and abroad. Industrial digitalization provides a strong local customer base for ICT businesses in the region. Kiho, a company developing work management systems, is on a strong growth path and already serves a hundred Finnish companies.
The investments in new study programmes in information technology and data science at the Savonia University of Applied Sciences and the University of Eastern Finland will deliver new skilled human resources to meet the growing needs of ICT businesses in the region.