Juha Ristolainen


I am a 38-yo software craftsman and agile technology leader working as Delivery Lead for the world's largest leisure travel company, TUI Group. I run the mobile software delivery across all our source markets with a 40 strong cross-functional Mobility Hub team.

Before TUI I worked as a Technology Director for Futurice Ltd. in London.

My main work description was delivering awesome apps and services to our customers as project lead and chief architect. In the past I have also acted as a mentor to some of the guys at our Tampere-office and have volunteered in a mentoring program for international students in Tampere-area.

I have 16 years of professional software development experience in various areas. I am interested in and work with all the relevant mobile smartphone platforms and write software for them. Usually when there is a new platform I am there trying it out on day 1. That goes for all the current mobile platforms like Windows Phone, iOS and Android.

Currently my main focus is on building apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone using Xamarin but I also work with Windows 8. Cross-platform is close to my heart from my Qt-background as well so when I have some extra time I am also looking into Sailfish OS, Ubuntu Touch and BlackBerry 10. I also work with Microsoft Backend technologies on Azure. I am a proponent of functional reactive programming and like to develop my apps using Rx whenever possible.

I am a Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Master, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Nokia Developer Champion (2x), Qt Ambassador, Nokia Qt Certified Specialist, Nokia Qt Certified Developer, ISEB ISTQB Foundation level certified tester and more...

In my spare time I like to also volunteer on all kinds of community events. I have been involved in organizing multiple conferences and hackathons like MeeGo Summit Tampere and Devaamo Summit.

  • Work
    • Futurice Oy