Movers and Shakers Interview With Jukka Riivari - CEO of Mirasys Ltd

Published: 3 Nov 2008

Helsinki, Finland based Mirasys develops and supplies the software that helps organisations to efficiently manage information captured by digital video and CCTV cameras. It was founded in 1997, remains privately owned, and recorded turnover of just under €7 million in 2007. Mirasys software manages over 220,000 video surveillance cameras across the world. It employs over 50 members, based out of offices in Finland, Germany, Spain and the UK. It also has a network of sales partners across the rest of Europe, and in North America and Asia.

Jukka Riivari - CEO Mirasys Ltd.

Whilst at Nokia, he was appointed to the board of Meridea Financial Software and in 2003 helped the company meet its initial investment plan milestones to becoming a web and mobile banking company.  In 2004 he left Nokia to become CEO and President of Meridea, an organisation recognised by Red Herring as one of its Top100 companies. Jukka Riivari is now serving as the CEO of Mirasys Ltd since August 2007.

F&S: Can you provide a brief introduction to Mirasys and the products/services it offers?

Mirasys: Founded in 1997, Mirasys is an open platform IP video surveillance software vendor, catering to the hybrid and IP-only video security market. We supply software for the entry and enterprise use of recorded video, and if needed, package it for specific built-integrated network video recorders that are fully supported and maintained by us and our partners. Our solutions cater from a stand-alone video recorder with 2-4 cameras to enterprise-wide distributed system with hundreds of recorders and thousands of cameras. Largest installed clients have a video surveillance “hub”, recording close to 1,000 cameras in production.

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