Tieto Talent is open for all employees, but only 10 jury selected talents perform in the finals. This year talents came from Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, India, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Latvia. As a talent from Latvia won the competition in 2009, this year the event took place in Riga.

Finalists arrived in Riga already at the beginning of the week to prepare for the show. Studio was built with stage, sound and light equipment especially for the event. More than 100 persons were involved in organizing Tieto Talent event. 

After the voting, where all Tieto countries participated online, the winner of Tieto Talent 2010 was nominated - Tieto Sweden employee Anders Ekenstierna, who performed his own composed song and played guitar.

Elmārs Gengers, Tieto Latvia Country manager: “Tieto Latvia employees, our business partners and customers, as well as children from SOS villages had a great opportunity to follow Tieto Talent event in presence. The event clearly demonstrates the scale of Tieto as a company and allows to appreciate colleagues not only as IT professionals, but also as enthusiastic performers. The event was professionally organized and it was hard to believe that performers are the same people who develop and implement IT projects in Tieto offices.” 

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