Pekka Sivonen

Executive Director, Digital Transformation of Finnish Industries

Kirsi Pulkamo, Jaana Sinipuro, Taneli Tikka, and Pekka Sivonen – Make it happen!


BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: Has raised the second to most private equity funding in Finland, 38 million euros in two rounds. 3+35 million.

RECOGNITION: Has been selected as the Entrepreneur Of The Year in Services in Finland by Ernst &Young in years 2004, 2005 and 2006.

RESPONSIBLE VISIONARY: Chair of Finland 2030 Future Committee for Corporate renewal. Chair of Finland Platform Economy Roadmap. Member of national AI strategy workgroup.

FROM ZERO TO HERO: Founder of Digia, a publicly NASDAQ OMX listed mobile software company. Took the company from 1 person to 1.600 persons. Has 20 years of experience in mobile software and 35 years as entrepreneur.

CREATOR: Previously Executive in Residence position at Aalto University Center for Entrepreneurship as the Head of AppCampus, a three year global acceleration program funded by Microsoft and Nokia, then heading health-tech startup accelerator VERTICAL in collaboration with Samsung and Sonera. Co-Founder of HealthSPA ecosystem and IndustryHack IoT-accelerator. Now responsible for digital transformation of Finnish Industries at Business Finland, the Finnish Innovation Funding Agency.

My Sessions

Make it Happen

Main Stage

In this session we will hear from the conference partners how they are making the new human centric personal data reality. The slogan for MyData conferences and the global community is “Make it happen, make it right”. The future practices around personal data management should become sustainable from business perspective as well as distinctively different […]

Main Stage