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Talent Tampere Tampere Ambassador Toni Siukola-Kalsi

Electrical engineer

Country of Origin


Country of Residence


Where are you from?
I have born in Tampere and lived there more than 30 years. Currently I’m living together with my family at Germany in region of Düsseldorf.

What would you like to tell about yourself?
At the moment I’m balancing my life between family, work and hobbies. By having four kids with my wife I can easily ensure that my current state of the life is interesting and full of action. But lucky for us living in heart of the Central-Europe is offering so much different kind of opportunities and experiences for every part of life.

Why is Tampere the best place to live?
Most probably I’m a bit biased to answer this question, where Tampere is my real home town. But it is a small vibrant city, which has lots to offer for the people who visit or live there regardless is the item related to for environment, culture, hobbies or to the work.

Tell about your professional activities?
My background of electrical engineer has been given me nice opportunity to develop myself throughout my career. I have started my career on mobile phone business and worked on the industry almost 15 years. When I was offered on opportunity to join automotive industry area I did not hesitate to accept offer. Currently I spent my work time mainly solving on different kind of electronics subjects on Artificial Intelligence (AI) computers like self-driving cars and other autonomous devices.

What is your involvement in international activities?
I have to admit that I have been involved more than 20 years to different kind of international activities in my work life and my private life. And amount of these activities have been increased even more after moving to Central-Europe. In work environment my international activities are mostly related to electronics industry, research and development and manufacturing. In private life these activities are mostly related to different kind associations, hobbies or family life.

What is your mission as a Tampere – All Bright! Ambassador?
Basically to become ambassador of Tampere is must for me, where it is my home town and my links and relationship to the town are unbreakable.

Professionally I’m interested to help people and companies from Tampere to get their message and wishes spread to the world or in the other way round to help people and companies who are interested about Tampere and it’s opportunities to succeed in their aims.

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
The picture of the future about region of Tampere is shining quite bright on the moment. There are big growing expectations for the population and for the business areas. That together with big plans of development of city infrastructure gives the growth a good foundation to shine even brighter.

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