Updated: January 28th, 2013


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Name: Tapio Levä
Mobile:   +358 50 571 0073
Date of Birth: March 25
th, 1983
Place of Birth: Helsinki, Finland           


My mission is to become an ICT professional with strong technical, analytical and leadership skills. I am heading for achieving this goal by improving my knowledge in postgraduate studies at the Aalto University in the field of techno-economic research on Future Internet.


2009 –                     Aalto University, Department of Communications and Networking

Doctoral student, Network Economics research group, 60/60 ECTS done, average grade 4,48.

2009 –                     Aalto University, School of Economics (HSE)

Student for BSc in Economics, 65/180 ECTS done, average grade 4,13.
Major: Business Technology, Minor: Management

2002 – 2009            Helsinki University of Technology (TKK)

Master of Science (Tech.), Degree programme in Communications Engineering, average grade 4,07. Major: Networking Technology, Minors: Telecommunications Management; Interactive Digital Media. Master’s Thesis title: Scenario Analysis on Future Internet, grade 5.

2006 -2007             Technische Universität München (TUM)

Exchange student. Studies of Computer Science, Communications Engineering and German language

1999 – 2002            Mäkelänrinne Senior High School

Matriculation examination, average grade: Laudatur.


2008/06 –                Aalto University, Department of Communications and Networking

Doctoral student. Techno-economic research in the field of Future Internet.

2006/05 – 09           Nokia, Technology Platforms

Seasonal trainee. I was part of the performance testing team and participated in daily testing activities with Nokia S60 products. During the summer I also evaluated automation tools for performance testing.

2004 – 2006            Department store Stockmann Helsinki, department of mobile phones and cameras

Shop assistant. My area of responsibility was Nokia products.

2002 – 2008            Suutarila Comprehensive School Upper Stage

Substitute teacher. E.g. Math, IT, German and English


Finnish (native)
English (fluent)
German  (very good)
Swedish (good)


Local scouting group Töölön Siniset

Treasurer 2006-2008, chairman of the board 2004-2005, board member 2000-2003, 2009. As the leader of our local group (70 members) I developed my skills in leading an organization. I have also led various projects, e.g. summer camps, hikes, fund-raising events, etc.


I played basketball in the junior teams of YMCA Helsinki for eight years until the age of 19. In high school I attended morning practices three times a week. Nowadays I play in a 3rd division team called HNMKY Los Pakilas Lakers. I’m also the coach and the manager of the team.


2003 – 2004             Karelia Brigade I/03 and Reserve Officer School, course 222

Rank: second lieutenant