About Me

Passionate about IT since childhood, I've set my foot in many facets of the business: building datacenters, clouds, and software, managing teams and projects, and overseeing technology strategy and presales. Always interested in learning about everything human and technical. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, good food, and movies.

Contact Details

Jarkko Kovala
[email protected]
+358 40 5358638
Jaguar at IRC (IRCnet and EFnet)



Magic Cloud Oy October 2021 -

Building the next generation cloud

Team Manager, Monitoring Services

Telia Cygate Oy May 2021 - September 2021

Managing a highly-skilled team of engineers responsible for our monitoring platforms

Team Manager, Systems

Telia Cygate Oy December 2020 - April 2021

Managing two teams highly-skilled professionals maintaining and architecting our most critical technology platforms

Lead Technologist

DataCenter Finland Oy February 2018 - August 2018

Pre-sales and product management for managed services, managing subcontractors and tech vendors.

CTO, ICT Services

Vincit December 2015 - January 2018

Building and delivering managed infrastructure and devops services, with a focus on cloud infrastructure for software development.

CTO, Partner

Javerdel Oy November 2014 - December 2015

Building a successful technology strategy for managed infrastructure services and transforming the organization for the cloud.

Technology Director, Partner

Javerdel Oy June 2010 - November 2014

Building and delivering very successful managed network services, data center & service operator network architecture design.

Service Manager, Partner

Javerdel Oy May 2009 - June 2010

Delivering managed network services, creating and leading a team of specialists.

Network Architect

Javerdel Oy January 2006 - May 2009

Designing data center and customer LAN & WAN networks, managing delivery projects.

System Specialist

Javerdel Oy April 2001 - January 2006

Developing software for hosting automation system, Linux system administration.

Software Developer

OpenMobile July 2000 - April 2001

Software development for an Open Source mobile messaging gateway system.


University of Helsinki

Master of Science, Computer Science June 2020

Networked Systems and Services specialization. Advanced studies in distributed systems, cloud and IoT. I did my Master's thesis on cloud platforms for IoT.

University of Helsinki

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science September 2019

Basic and intermediate studies in Computer Science. Minor subjects in Math and Statistics.


  • You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

    Steve Jobs
  • It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

    Sherlock Holmes
  • Don't find fault, find a remedy: anybody can complain.

    Henry Ford

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