Pekka Ahtonen

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Pekka is from Helsinki, Finland, working as a Systems and Software Engineer for his first America’s Cup. His past experience includes working in Research & Development in space technology and medical technology. Pekka had worked with General Electric as a lead software architect and at university developed algorithms to detect land and water for space-borne satellites’ radar imaging. He is no stranger to the ocean either, having sailed as a bowman in the Copa del Ray in 2015. Outside of his work, his hobbies include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and triathlon.