Risto Kaikkonen

Director, Health and Wellbeing Division

Risto Kaikkonen is experinced in Public sector reforms and private sector new business in the field of Health and Wellbeing. He has worked as head of unit, a responsible researcher, project and development manager in the National Institute for Health and Welfare. Today he works as a Director of Health and Wellbeing division in Solita Oy. Solita a digital transformation company driven by data and human insight
Risto has great knowledge of the dataresources and metadata: Surveys, Registries, Biobanks and other datasets. He also has experience with Finland’s concrete steps to make healthcare data accessible in close co-operation with key data authorities. During the past 15 years he has also been leading and participating policyboards and steering groups in several big projects in Finland and in Europe. Risto has also published papers creating new algorithms in the field of Health and Wellbeing. His hobby on spare time is to coach football and teach in University of Helsinki.

My Sessions

Health Data Accessibility


Accessibility in Finland and Denmark Casandra Grundstrom, University of Oulu Connected Health is an overarching theme for accessibility to change the landscape for future healthcare industry. In this model, data is intrinsic to shape a holistic proactive approach to healthcare. This session will compare and contrast accessibility findings in their research for both industry and public […]


MyData kansallinen keruualusta (Finnish Language Session)


We have collected population based Surveys for decades in Finland. Mostly by Statistics Finland and National Institute for Health and Welfare. Moreover, other public sector institutes need interaction platforms to get the data from citizens. In Finland the most of the data collection concerns the patients health records after the contact in social / healthcare. […]