Sami Kärnä, PhD
The Parent Company
Inforglobe is a company established with the desire to create common understanding in the rapidly changing world, and not just to make profitable business.
The story of Inforglobe began in the minds of the founders Mikaeli Langinvainio and Juha Törmänen, as they became acquainted when working for the Crisis Management Initiative peace mediation organisation founded by Martti Ahtisaari. With CMI, Mikaeli and Juha promoted peace negotiations in over ten countries.
Juha's background was in applied mathematics, and his passion was enhancing people’s understanding of multidimensional matters with mathematical- analytical tools. With Mikaeli’s background in social sciences and his vast experience in crisis management, he wanted to enhance common understanding between people. These conversations in international airports and cafés laid the foundations for Inforglobe and its motto: Building common understanding.
"We want to harness technology to help people better understand each other in this complex world."
Although originally designed for the needs of peace mediation, many companies have found the software and technology beneficial in their decision-making and risk management processes.
To date, Inforglobe's software and technology have been utilised in over 15 of the world’s most challenging conflict areas. The software has been in use in negotiations between direct conflict parties, i.a. in Iraq, Yemen, and Ukraine. In addition, it has been utilised in hundreds of decision-making situations and in risk management, both within and between companies. These companies represent various fields from the construction industry to public administration and ICT. Inforglobe’s customers are, i.a. Skanska, Elisa, Sweco, Finnish Consulting Group (FCG), and AINS Group.
"Our goal is to create common understanding between people as fast and efficiently as possible."
Inforglobe's vision is to become the world’s leading technology house for building common understanding. In coming years, growth is pursued by productising the product for the Nordic countries and for the rest of the world.
"We wish to be a part of a future, where technology genuinely serves people, and not the other way around."
Media and publications
Rakennuslehti magazine: Peace negotiation methods proved an excellent asset in promoting cooperation in construction industry (article in Finnish) (24.1.2020)
Aalto University: ”What if software could foster world peace?” (7.11.2019)
Finnish Ministry of the Interiors: About Finland's ability to receive immigrants (in Finnish) (13.10.2017)
Helsingin Sanomat newspaper: Supporting peace negotiations with mathematics? A Finnish company shows how (article in Finnish) (25.6.2017)