Brain games master Ksenia, great mandolin player Raul, and Telema table tennis teamTelema people are smart. Ksenia Vetserinina, our tester, was a member of the Estonian team at the XIV World Championship of "What? Where? When?" mind and memory game. The championship took place in November 2016 in Armenia. 54 teams from Russia, USA, Canada, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and many other countries competed.
Telema people are musically gifted. On November 21, Estonian Folk Dance and Folk Music Association awarded Saku Mandoliinid as Folk Music Group of the Year 2016. Our developer Raul Tõniste has been a member of that mandolin orchestra for 4 years, almost since its founding. Saku Mandoliinid is the flagship of Estonian mandolin orchestras, with active concert programmes and many fans.
Telema people are sporty. In October, Telema team won 3rd place at Kalev's Grand Slam for Estonian companies in table tennis (last year Telema was first). Our CEO Hele Hammer and Sales Manager Kalle Kuuspalu made the podium also individually. Participation at Telema’s internal tournament three years ago in 2013 inspired Kalle to start playing table tennis regularly. Now he practices 4 times a week, competes twice a month and has climbed to the first half of the Estonia’s table tennis players’ top.
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Telema team reinforced by 7 new specialistsIn August 2016, Telema strengthened its sales and customer support teams. IEVA ŠEVELJYTE joined our Lithuanian team and ARTŪRS GRIBULIS our Latvian team. Both of them are experienced salespersons. In Telema their main responsibility is holding and developing customer relations, as well as spreading EDI knowledge on their markets.
ÜLLE PANI started in August as a customer support specialist in our Tallinn office. Ülle’s long-term experience in Nokia and Tieto enables her to quickly respond to our customers daily inquiries and requests and offer user guidance.
In October, Telema hired another tester ANASTASSIA ARHIPOVA. She is vigilant and busy with application and software testing, making sure that Telema services are always bug-free. BIRGIT SANNAMEES joined Telema in October as a product manager. Her experience in multinational corporations and public sector institutions will bring value to Telema’s product managers team. Birgit is responsible for keeping an eye on Telema VMI and 3PL products.
ERKKI MUUGA joined in November as the product manager for Telema EDISupplier and EDIBuyer products, our key products. Telema product management team will benefit from Erkki’s energy, interest in smart IT solutions and startup experience.
And in December, Telema Product Management team was even more strengthened with KARL HALJASMETS. In his product portfolio, the first product will be Telema MMT - our mobile sales force management tool. He will also start working on the new product master data project. Karl’s international studies and interest in journalism will bring a fresh approach to the whole team.
Warm welcome, once again, to all newcomers!
|IEVA ŠEVELJYTE||ARTŪRS GRIBULIS||ÜLLE PANI||ANASTASSIA ARHIPOVA|
|BIRGIT SANNAMEES||ERKKI MUUGA||KARL HALJASMETS|
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Up close and personal - Eva Kiisa
|Name Position||Eva Kiisa |
Telema Office Manager
|illustration by Arminas Žilaitis, Telema IT Project Manager|
|What makes you unique?||I still belive in magic!|
|What one thing would you take with you on a deserted island?||A good friend as I get bored easily :)|
|What did you wanna become when you were a kid?||Sales clerk in a grocery store - to make sure my family would get all the goodies.|
|What’s on your playlist?||Lots of very good music - mainly electropop and indietronica, like Lorde „Glory And Gore“ & MS MR „Bones“|
Eva is Telema’s guardian angel. Multitasking runs in her veins and she pulls it off effortlessly. She is motherly caring arriving with a freshly baked cake on a gloomy Monday morning. And expertly sharp training Telema eFlow users. No wonder she is the only one who has received the “Employee of the Year” award more than once. She is so worth it :)
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