Sentido Enterprises has deep expertise in a number of fields, including Emotions Technology (facial expressions recognition, micro expressions recognition, group emotions), Smart Textiles, Nanotechnology, Machine Vision, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health, to name a few.

Aki Bräysy

Founder, Director of Business, Partner, Chairman of the Board

It’s said Aki has some strange magic in him, in the way he’s able to inspire others and create successful ventures out of thin air. Although he’s been in sales and project development in different sectors for 16 years, he’s getting ever hungrier for finding new innovations. This is how Sentido came to life.

Aki’s motto is “people first”, and he sees people and appreciation of others as the most important parts in any business venture. It’s no wonder few can match the skill that Aki has in finding talent and expanding his already huge network of contacts.

Toni Kuparinen

CEO, Tech Advisor, Partner

Toni obtained his PhD in machine vision from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. After the graduation, he focused in commercializing research results in healthcare solutions and real-time quality control applications for process industry. During that time, he learned the value of customer experience and gained great insights from previously unexplored business development. He has passion in understanding customer needs and transferring those into a feasible solution even with limited resources and tight schedules. Similarly, Toni has a great understanding on team work, and is able to turn individuals’ ambitions and backgrounds into fantastic results. Although a hard worker, Toni never forgets to keep a smiling face.

Tommi Kallonen

Software Engineer, Partner

Tommi’s passion with software started in early nineties with Basic language on Amiga. Since then created networked applications for consumers as well as professionals as end users. After getting his Masters degree in IT Tommi worked for several years at the university working with user centric mobile services with non-typical user groups. Later he has shifted his focus from native to web applications and has worked in both startups and established IT companies as a full stack developer.

Tommi excels in developing large scale data-driven web applications with current technologies, and puts these skills to great use here at Sentido.

Elina Ilén

Chief of Smart Textiles & Wearable Electronics, Partner

Elina has deep knowledge on functional and smart textiles and electronics integration technologies.
She has spent 20 years in international teams doing R&D on said areas, from designing concepts to managing projects and supply chain for mass production. She has a doctoral degree in Material Science and E-Textiles, and owns five patents in Smart Textiles and wearable technology.

As a professional, Elina is a challenge seeker. She has a compulsion to help people and create product innovations that improve user’s health, well-being and safety in their daily routines. She sets the bar high for herself and her team members, and as such, upholds the forward-thinking and challenge-seeking work culture at Sentido.




Tapio Saarelainen

Military Science Expert, Partner

Tapio is what you’d call an expert. He’s a docent in the area of Adaptive Sensor Systems, doctor of Military Science and a Finnish Army Major / Research Staff Officer. Since 2009 Tapio has published twenty-seven academic papers on topics such as information warfare, military command and control systems and free space optics. Oh, and he has also written five books.

As the foremost specialist in the world on above-mentioned topics, Tapio spends a bulk of his time speaking in conferences around the globe.

Onni Hietalahti

Legal Advisor, Partner

Onni is the legal mind in Sentido. His role is to work out the details on sales and partnerships, as well as any IPs that come up during development.

Jukka Evälahti

Senior Advisor, Partner

Jukka has a lifetime of experience in business deals, development projects and networking. Although thoroughly professional, Jukka’s most visible qualities are his sincereness and positive energy.