25 Fellows for 25 Years: Pekka Usva

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As we celebrate our 25th anniversary over the next month, we’re paying tribute to the women and men who helped build the success story that is F-Secure. You can experience that story here and help us fight malware in our anniversary arcade game.

Today we speak to our Vice President of Corporate Security Pekka Usva who joined F-Secure in 1995.


Where were you 25 years ago?

I graduated from high school in 1988 in my hometown Järvenpää

What’s surprised you most since you’ve joined F-Secure?

I joined the company on 12 January 1995. I’ve been growing with F-Secure Corporation and I have always appreciated the attitude where you don’t have to ask for permission to do things. You can just take the initiative and lead. That’s been always appreciated.

Also the organization is very flat when it comes to communication – there are no official channels that override prompt face-to-face discussion.

What’s your favorite piece of technology?

The big eye opener for a Nokia user like me was the introduction of first iPhone – there was no way back. Now it’s not necessarily the case anymore but I’m a hostage of the ecosystem so I’m stuck. 🙂

How will the world be different in 25 years?

Better not to try to to guess — when I joined F-Secure we barely had the Internet and cellular phones…

What’s your 25th birthday wish for F-Secure?

Back to growth.

 

25 Fellows for 25 Years

Mikko Hypponen – 1991

Jyrki Airola — 1994

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