Backstage: Pekka Männistö & City Guidance Ecosystem

Backstage series present the people behind the Smart Tampere program. First up one of our newbies and the head of City Guidance Ecosystem project, Pekka Männistö.

Pekka Männistö City Guidance Ecosystem Smart Tampere


My name is Pekka and I started my work at the Smart Tampere program a few weeks back.

I work as a Project Manager of City Guidance Ecosystem project. Guidance is a significant factor in increasing the attractiveness of city centres. Guidance and sign systems are not fully utilized at the moment and Tampere has a chance to take the lead in this development. My project's aim is to create a cross-industry network and ecosystem where we create and develop innovative guidance solutions in Tampere.

Contact me if you wish to be part of this ecosystem. More information about the project you can find here: linkki

I'm a MBA Engineer by education and before Smart Tampere I worked as an entrepreneur in a company that was started as a part of Microsoft startup programme. At Microsoft I was responsible for sourcing activities of several product programs. That's where I aquired my strong konw-how in project management and product development. My freetime is spent with my wife, my three kids and our West Highland White Terrier.

Contact me at:
Pekka Männistö
Project Manager, City Guidance Ecosystem
City of Tampere
+358 50 3655 107