Suomen Erillisverkot Oy
(State Security Networks Group Finland )
Heikki Riippa is a critical communication professional. During his years in Finnish National Police Forces he was acting in different roles on developing and coordinating ICT and mobile technologies. He was also coordinating the international Law Enforce technology cooperation for law enforcement agencies in EU as an ENLETS Core Group Member and NCP. He has over 40 years’ working experience (28 years in Police) in radiocommunications and information technology in different roles (operator, specialist, CIO, CTO).
Since the middle of the 1990’s, Riippa has been a member on EU Council workgroups (SCHENGEN TELECOM, LEWP Radio Communication Expert Group) and other cooperation forums for mission-critical communications (eg, Public Safety Radio Group). Riippa was also a member of the team who procured and launched TETRA network for Police and other PPDR agencies during the 1990s.
Under his supervision (CIO and director for Police Data Management Agency, 8 years) the first-generation mobile field command system was developed and implemented for Police, Fire Brigades and Military use. As a director/co-director of Police Technical Centre (6 years), among a wide range of police technology procurement and logistics, he was supervising the police car production with all necessary communication technology and ICT solutions. During his last year in the force, Heikki was working on the H2020 funded BroadMap project as a work package leader.
Heikki Riippa holds a M.Sc. from Oulu University Information Processing Science Institute (1995).
Wednesday 12 June: 9.45am-10.30am
Moving to Virve 2.0 mission-critical broadband service
In this plenary, Heikki will discuss the roadmap — including transition from narrowband services — to MCX services (mission-critical push to talk, mission-critical data and mission-critical video) in Finland and the status of the project.