Mr. Kim Väisänen successfully built the world’s leading data erasure software company Blancco as a co-founder and CEO since 1997. During his Blancco career the company captured a market leader’s position in all its major markets.
Blancco was acquired by the UK-based Regenersis PLC in 2014 for a price of €60M. When Väisänen retired from Blancco in 2015, the company had more than 150 employees working in its offices in Europe, Asia, Americas and Australia.
Väisänen has received over a dozen recognitions, awards and prizes from public and private organizations. These endorsements include the title of ‘Entrepreneur of The Year’ by Ernst & Young, the ‘Company of the Year’ nomination by Kauppalehti, OP-Pohjola and KPMG, and the ‘ICT Company of the Year’ award by Tietoviikko.
Väisänen is a well-recognized columnist and blogger for several newspapers, IT magazines and online publications in Finland. Currently he contributes to half a dozen publications and does public speaking on a regular basis. Mr. Väisänen shares his spare time between family, some sports activities and social thinking.