M-Files Executive Named 2016 CTO of the Year in Finland

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M-Files CTO, Antti Nivala, Recognized as an Inspiring Leader and for Active Role in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry

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Leveraging technology to solve practical business problems and to help companies become more successful has always been a passion for me, and I'm fortunate to work with a dedicated group of individuals at M-Files who share this passion.

M-Files Corporation, a provider of solutions that dramatically improve how businesses manage documents and other information, announced that Antti Nivala, chief technology officer (CTO) of M-Files, has been recognized as the 2016 CTO of the Year in Finland.

The CTO Forum selection jury, consisting of members from Finnish technology industries, selected awardees from two categories: SMEs and large corporations. Antti Nivala from M-Files was recognized as the CTO of the year in the SME category, and Ilari Kallio from Wärtsilä was named as the CTO of the Year 2016 in the large corporation category. In the awardee election, the emphasis was put on radical innovations.

M-Files is an innovative software company that enables businesses to find, share, and secure documents and information quickly and easily, even in the most demanding, compliance-driven industries. Wärtsilä is a corporation that delivers power solutions for the marine and energy markets.

"This year's winners are individuals who have made great contributions to their companies with their radical product innovations," said professor Yrjö Neuvo, chairman of the selection jury. "The companies are also demonstrating international growth."

”It's an honor to be recognized by the CTO Forum as the CTO of the Year in Finland," said Antti Nivala, CTO of M-Files Corporation. "Leveraging technology to solve practical business problems and to help companies become more successful has always been a passion for me, and I'm fortunate to work with a dedicated group of individuals at M-Files who share this passion."

In his role as CTO since 2012, Antti Nivala has driven the product development of M-Files. From 2005 to 2012, Nivala served as the CEO of M-Files, which he founded. M-Files has quickly grown into a market leader in the enterprise content management (ECM) and information management industries due in part to Nivala's vision and contributions to the company. M-Files has received many acknowledgements because Nivala's efforts, with one of the most prestigious distinctions being the Millennium Distinction awarded by the Technology Academy of Finland.

About M-Files Corporation
M-Files enterprise information management (EIM) solutions eliminate information silos and provide quick and easy access to the right content from any core business system and device. M-Files achieves higher levels of user adoption resulting in faster ROI with a uniquely intuitive approach to EIM that is based on managing information by "what" it is versus "where" it's stored. With flexible on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployment options, M-Files places the power of EIM in the hands of the business user and reduces demands on IT by enabling those closest to the business need to access and control content based on their requirements. Thousands of organizations in over 100 countries use the M-Files EIM system as a single platform for managing front office and back office business operations, which improves productivity and quality while ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards, including companies such as SAS, Elekta and NBC Universal. For more information, visit http://www.m-files.com.

M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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