Johan “Julf” Helsingius appointed as Chairman of Board of Directors

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BaseN, Global IoT Operator, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Johan Helsingius as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors as of May 23, 2016. He has served as a board member since 2002.

Johan Helsingius founded the first major commercial ISP in Finland, EUnet, and co-founded the first pan-European ISP, EUnet International. He held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at largest pan-European IP Carrier KPNQwest. He has received the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Pioneer Award and serves in the GNSO Council of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

“Julf is uniquely qualified to lead our industrial strength Board”, says Pasi Hurri, Founder, President, CEO and largest shareholder of BaseN. “His broad technological understanding and entrepreneurial mind are especially valuable now when we strongly boost our global spime operations.”

In addition to Mr. Helsingius, Mr. Berndt Karsten, Mr. Jan Inborr and Mr. Mika Salonen were appointed by the Annual General Meeting to continue in the Board of Directors.

About BaseN

BaseN, established in 2001, is the inherently scalable computing Platform for hosting billions of spimes, the core objects of the Internet of Things. Spime is the permanent logical brain and memory of any physical Thing. BaseN currently handles close to one million spime transactions per second, and enables the transformation from physical products to intelligent services in any industry.

Media contact:

Pasi Hurri, CEO, BaseN, pasi.hurri(at)

Johan Helsingius, Chairman of the Board, BaseN, julf(at)

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