The short history of

Janne Lohvansuu

Born in middle of Finland, Janne Lohvansuu studied media and radio journalism. In 1996, Lohvansuu founded his first company, Internet Consultants Helsinki.

His company launched one of the first classifieds portals in Finland, Kotimonitori.fi. After startup period, he joined Key Partners, a new media agency based in Helsinki soon becoming a household name for numerous large scale customers, such as UPM-Kymmene, Huoneistokeskus and Sanoma corporation. After years of heavy growth and acquisition by TJ Group, Lohvansuu became Design Manager for the corporation. Company went public in Helsinki Stock Exchange (HSX) in 2001.

In 2002, Lohvansuu joined Visual Systems (a part of Tieto) to form a usability services portfolio for the growing interest of customers. Usability services were quickly rolled-out to all the business areas of Tieto, to ensure the success of digital initiatives for organizations such as Nordea, OP Pohjola, Kesko and KELA.

Addition to over 100 UX projects delivered during years in Tieto, Lohvansuu became active figure in preaching and lecturing about user experience. As a course director in Aalto University during 2008-2010, he produced and tutored three years of highly hands-on UX courses for post graduates.

In 2009, after a year as a manager in Accenture’s digital strategy practice, Lohvansuu left corporate world to became a managing director and partner of User Intelligence Finland. User Intelligence was started in 2002 in Amsterdam and has offices both Netherlands and Finland with 35 user experience professionals.

Combining research and design to produce winning digital services, Lohvansuu has grown the Helsinki office into a 10 person digital consultancy. Within 3 years, company have served major Finnish companies and international customers such as DNA, eBay, Pohjola, Nokia, Bosch and Finnish Innovation Fund.