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Tampere Ambassador: Jawid Ahmadi

Where are you from?
I am from Tampere and I have become naturalized Finnish citizen for half a decade. Before, I lived at north and south regions of Finland.

What would you like to tell about yourself?
I am an internationally oriented and open-minded person who loves travelling, exploring and networking. I love to help people, especially, when they are new in the society. I have experience in speaking half a dozen of languages that inspire me feel as a citizen of the world. I have lived in various countries worldwide so, I have good experience in cross-cultural relationships.

What makes Tampere special for you?
Finland is a country that happens between east and west civilizations. And Tampere as a one of the biggest cities of the country, gives me a picture of cross-civilizations. Tampere makes it possible to see the whole cultures of the world in one place. Tampere follows a constructive plan for the future, which provides reliability for the business and innovations. Tampere has introduced new technologies worldwide, and it will bring about new innovations continuously. Life is well-managed, and families can concentrate on their business certainly in Tampere. Nature provides the highest opportunities for outdoor activities in Tampere. Tampere is the silicon valley of the Europe.

Tell about your professional activities?
In Tampere I fulfilled my MSc. studies in Software Engineering, and I have worked here as an IT expert for several years. I participate in start-up events and open source seminars in Tampere.

What is your involvement in international activities?
I have lived and studied within international organizations always. I have helped new residents of Tampere to get know about the city. I have joined international conferences and seminars which were about society and technology. I am actively using social media to share my knowledge with the people.

What is your mission as a Tampere - All Bright! Ambassador?
To help people get aware about the innovations in Tampere. To help people know about the quality of education and the provisions of ground for the education in Tampere. To make the tourism popular, with representing the best experiences of Tampere worldwide. To help small businesses become popular by utilizing my professional knowledge.

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
Tampere is a popular city already, and the city is growing continuously. With the implementation of smart city project, I see a great scale in business in Tampere.

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