The founding team has been a part of shaping the marine industry with the world’s first situational awareness solution for vessels, the world’s first remotely controlled commercial vessel (tug) and the world’s first autonomous commercial vessel (ferry).

Our story

Karno Tenovuo, Co-founder and CEO of Awake.AI, realized that smart ships cannot interact with the rest of the logistics chain, unless the needed digital interfaces and machine learning models will be developed and linked to an open platform. He and the founding team also saw the increasing environmental issues in maritime logistics. These insights led the four founders to start working with port authorities, port operators and cargo owners who want to be forerunners in maritime digitalization.

Lack of transparency and poor communication among all port stakeholders were identified as key challenges and there was a clear market need for a collaborative and data-driven platform.

Awake.AI was established in October 2018 to create a software platform for port digitalization and autonomous shipping.

Leading the digital revolution in Maritime Logistics

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Sami Kaksonen

Sales

+358 50 514 7169

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Anssi Lappalainen

Sales

+358 40 595 1831

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Chris Kruger

Sales

+358 45 329 2554

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Justina Li

Marketing

+358 50 462 3977

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Karno Tenovuo

Co-founder, CEO

+358 40 579 9552

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Jussi Poikonen

Co-founder, AI & Analytics

+358 50 309 1497

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Kimmo Kummala

Co-founder, Engineering

+358 50 486 7143

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Simo Salminen

Co-founder, Product

+358 45 132 1530

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Tiia Kalmi

People

+358 44 546 7662

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Jari Ijäs

Design

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Uolevi Holmberg

UX & Design

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Vaklin Angelov

Project Management

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Petra Virjonen​

Data Science

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Eero Lehtonen

Data Science

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Jonatan Wiik

Algorithms

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Mikko Hakila

Machine Learning

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Mikko Timoharju

Software Engineering

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Kari Virtanen

Software Development

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Sami Jalo

Software Development

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Juuso Häkli

Software Development

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Petri Aarnio​

Software Development

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Santeri Kääriäinen​

Software Development

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Jan Kinnunen​

Software Development

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Jaan Taponen​

Software Development

Raimo Hilden

Cyber Security

Senior advisors

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Petri Niemi

Senior Advisor

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Jorma Heinonen

Senior Advisor

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Mikael Mäkinen

Senior Advisor