Valo Intranet team jump

USA 5: Working for Valo Intranet – and what’ve I been up to last few months

Reading Time: 4 minutes. This post was most recently updated on December 19th, 2017.I haven’t actually written that much about my daily work on this blog. I’m currently mostly involved with the Blue Meteorite’s North America team, and specialized in partner acquisition and support. Most of my time is spent either onboarding new partners, or supporting the old ones in their Valo Intranet deployments. And boy, is that not a lot of fun to do! Never before have I been able to work with so many talented people from so many different organizations, and that’s been both challenging and rewarding. I actually wrote a […]

USA, 4: You really, REALLY need a car to get around. Hence, Cadillac!

Reading Time: 4 minutes. This post was most recently updated on December 19th, 2017.This is the fourth post depicting me and my wife’s excursion to the USA. We are in the country to study, travel, business and leisure. Short version of the post: we went and got a car, because we didn’t have any other options. So, what’s up? We’ve been in the country for a couple of weeks. If there’s one thing, that’s become painfully clear, it’s the fact that you really need a car to get anywhere in this country. The only stores in Whitewater are Walgreens and Walmart, the latter being […]

Photo from Epic System's campus

USA, 3: Epic and local IT industry excursions

Reading Time: 8 minutes. This post was most recently updated on December 19th, 2017.This post is about our first excursion with the international student group to see Epic System’s HQ. During the first days I also walked around the town a bit in search of wall plug adapters, and accidentally made contact with the local IT industry. Getting my weird EU tech working in the States I took some tech with me to States – namely a laptop, its dock and a couple of mobile phones. I didn’t want to purchase transformers and charger for all my devices, so I took a couple of […]

Plane was broken

USA, 2: Traveling to Chicago O’Hare for Business and Leisure

Reading Time: 8 minutes. This post was most recently updated on May 15th, 2018.This is the second post about me and my wife’s excursion to USA and all the traveling we did. We’ll be spending 6 months in the country, to study, attend conferences, travel and compare the culture to Finland. Hopefully we’ll learn something about ourselves and the world along the way! Transatlantic flight The trip from Kangasala to Whitewater was definitely not a fast one. Driving from Kangasala to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Finland took a few hours, we had to wait for the flight for a couple of hours, before a 4-hour […]

USA, 1: Initial Thoughts

Reading Time: 3 minutes. This post was most recently updated on February 11th, 2017.I’m staying in the United States of America for the first 6 months of 2017 for both work and leisure. In case you’d need to contact me during that time, that’s doable by normal means (Twitter/email). Just the timeframe’s a tad different due to my location being 8 hours from Finland (-6 UTC time zone). This blog post kind of sets the initial mood and expectations for the trip. Excuse me – who’s doing what? So – we are going to United States. But why? Well, that’s a valid question. I […]