Management team

Leading the Senseg experience

Paul Costigan

Paul Costigan is a leading semiconductor executive with global experience. Prior to joining Senseg, Costigan was the chief operating officer and president of the Asia-Pacific region for Movidius. Previously, he was the chief operating officer of Chipidea Microelectronica S.A., based in Lisbon. Costigan is best known as the co-founder and chief executive officer of Massana, a Dublin- and Palo Alto-based fabless semiconductor firm focused on the Gigabit Ethernet market that was acquired by Agere Systems (now part of LSI Corp.) in 2003. Costigan began his career as a GSM chipset developer for Alcatel. He holds an MSEE degree from Northeastern University and a BE degree from University College, Dublin.


Ville Mäkinen, PhD
Founder and CTO

Dr. Ville Mäkinen founded Senseg in June 2006. Having created Senseg’s initial customer base in the field of medical technology, Mr. Mäkinen went on to develop the innovations that underlie Senseg’s solution along with the growing the company. Mr. Mäkinen led the team that raised Senseg’s initial funding from Ambient Sound Investments, Avera – the Finnish National Seed Fund, and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovations. Mr. Mäkinen carried out his doctoral studies in Helsinki University of Technology in the area of signal processing, medical technology, and psychology.


Harri Kapanen
Vice President Engineering

Mr. Kapanen has 14 years of R&D experience in high technology industry. From 1998 to 2004 he worked on telecommunications network chips at Tellabs. In 2004 Mr. Kapanen transitioned to 3D graphics hardware development, and held various technical and management positions as the business group underwent three sequential acquisitions, ending up at Qualcomm in 2009. In 2010, he joined Senseg to lead R&D activities. Mr. Kapanen received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.