What did you do previously in your own enterprise?
I am Tuomas Maukonen, an ICT professional with a good experience in ICT outsourcing for SMS companies. I have worked as a self-employed entrepreneur in this field for 12 years. I started at Protacon in May 2017 because I wanted to focus on a narrower area of responsibility and work as a member of an expert team.
What did you do in your company before?
As entrepreneur, I provided ICT services for around twenty SMS companies, ranging from user support to management consultancy and from CNC data transfer to cloud services. I offered customer support in general computer skills, such as problems related to the use of software. Management consultancy included, for instance, budgeting for the following year and drawing up development plans.
How did you arrive at your present ICT Project Manager job?
The company sale agreement was made with Protacon in the spring and I was employed by Protacon at the same time. This was a win-win situation for all parties enabling my customers to benefit from the resources of a large company, Protacon to get satisfied new customers and me to specialise. For the time being, I concentrate on taking care of old customers and integration between companies. One of the advantages when changing to a larger company is that you will get many nice colleagues and a possibility to evolve in career or change from one job to another, without changing the employer.
How do you recover from work?
I spend my leisure time mainly with my family consisting of six members puttering around the house and garden. We like to go boating, hiking and wandering in nature. When I have more time, I go to a motorcycle trip or a longer journey with my friends.