July 22, 2019

5 Questions With…Timo Similä

5 Questions with Timo Similä

1. Where were you/what did you do before working at Seriously?
I’ve worked across various roles in data analysis, such as academic research, professional services, product development, and technical sales. Most recently, I led the data science team for the Nokia Software business group.

2. What is your current role at Seriously?
I lead the data science team in the Helsinki office. We work closely with the game development team and analyze Best Fiends data. Our work enables data-driven decision making and automation in game development and gameplay, which helps make the game even more fun to play.

3. What’s your favorite part about your job?
I’m excited about the scalability of our business and the size of the opportunity at hand. Data analysis already plays an essential role at Seriously and can potentially make a big difference in the company’s future growth. We’re constantly analyzing data to think through how to improve the game for our players. I’m amazed by how much we can accomplish with our small but highly skilled team. Learning and succeeding with my colleagues makes me very happy!

4. Who is your favorite Fiend or Slug and why?
First, I thought it must be Tim because his name is almost the same as mine. Not to mention he is a unique Fiend and a pretty cool looking earthworm. But alas, more in-depth data analysis revealed the truth, and as it turned out the other Fiends think Tim is best used as a distraction and that whatever he talks about doesn’t make sense. Therefore my choice is now JoJo, who has excellent leadership skills, acts as the backbone of the team, and is independent. She is also beautiful!

5. When you are not working at Seriously or playing Best Fiends, what do you enjoy doing?
I have two kids who keep my family and me rather busy. I’m also the assistant coach of my son’s soccer team. When I’m not spending time with my family, I like reading, jogging, and doing outdoor activities, like working in the garden.

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