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Wave riding @ Enquentro, Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Photo by Tarmo Laine
Wave riding in 2005 with Underground Wave 5'0" @ Enquentro, Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Photo by Tarmo Laine

 

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"Thanks for nothing, Vesku."

Dan Tynan, PC World Monday, April 16, 2007 1:00 AM PDT

How to contact Vesku?

Microsoft
Mobile Business Group Lead (Liiketoimintajohtaja, mobiili)
Consumer & Online
Microsoft Oy
Keilaranta 7
02150 Espoo, Finland

Work email: vesku .(a). microsoft . com

Mobile: +358-50-5260430

See: www.microsoft.fi

 

Other Projects

My personal blog about Windows® phones and mobility: http://mrwmf.spaces.live.com

Photo Tarmo Laine

Relaxing wave riding in Guincho, Portugal, July 2008. Photo Tarmo Laine

Photo Tarmo Laine

Old school air time at Praia do Prea, Ceara, Brazil, January 2007. Photo Tarmo Laine

Photo by Tarmo Laine

Down winder fun with friends of Vila Prea. Prea, Ceara, Brazil, January 2007. Photo Tarmo Laine

Photo Tarmo Laine

Brazilian wave hopping. Pecem, Ceara, Brazil, January 2007. Photo Tarmo Laine

Photo Tarmo Laine 2006

A Finnish lake session in summer 2006. Säkylä Pyhäjärvi, Finland, July 2006. Photo Tarmo Laine


Photo by Pentti Toivonen

Riding Finnish waves (30 knots and +7C) and thanks to Ursuk for the world's best kiteboarding dry suits
Hanko, Finland, October 2005. Photo by Pentti Toivonen

 Winter kiteboarding in Kilpisjärvi, Finland 2004. Photo by Tarmo Laine

Winter kiteboarding (snow kiting) above 70 North in Kilpisjärvi, Finland, April 2004. Photo by Tarmo Laine
 

 

PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION

Photo by Tarmo Laine

Vesku Paananen
M.Sc. (Applied Mathematics), University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Home address:
Piikkiö, Finland

Send personal and kiteboarding emails to or contact with Live Messenger: vesku (a) live . com

 

AWARDS
Mobile Entertainment Forum MEF Special Recognition Award 2004
"The Father of the Ringtone Business"

The Internationalization Award of the President of the Republic of Finland 2008
"MobileMonday community" - The Father of the Original Concept

OTHER STUFF
The founder of MobileMonday, The Open Global Mobile Special Interest Group
Vise Chairman of the Kite Division of Finnish Boardsailing Association (SPLL Kite-jaos)
Retired: International IKO Kiteboarding and Snow Kite Instructor (Ozone Leijakoulu kite school)
International Team Rider of Underground Kiteboards
Naish Kiteboarding Finland Old School Team Rider

 

Few interviews and articles:
Mobilizer.org (originally in Mpulse magazine), 2002, "Lord of the ring - meet Vesku - mobile marketing guru, kitesurfer, and - oh, yes - ring tone pioneer"
The Feature, 2002
Forum Nokia (video), 2003
Time Magazine Europe, 2004, "The Sweet Sound Of Success"

The New Yorker, 2005, "Ring My Bell"
PC World, 2007, "The 20 Most Annoying Tech Products"

Read also Mato Valtonen's WapIT's Story: Riding the Wireless Wave book to better understand the Finnish mobile (r)evolution in 1999.

 

Portillo Beach, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, Juny 2005. Photo by Tarmo Laine

Portillo Beach, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, June 2005. Photo by Tarmo Laine

 

Picture: Kiteboarding in Prasonisi, Greece. Photo by Tarmo Laine

Kiteboarding in Prasonisi, Rhodes, Greece, June 2003. Photo by Tarmo Laine

 

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