I am the CITO of the Future Cities Catapult in London. I started my career as an architect, but have drifted from the physical city to the digital city. I am an expert in smart cities, user driven design and open data.
I am the vice-chair of the fast growing international Open & Agile Smart Cities network - cities devoted to building a harmonised smart city solutions market through open linked data, open APIs and experimentation culture. I'm also a council member and former president of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), a global network of almost 400 innovation labs.
I am a semi-professional speaker and event moderator, speaking regularly all over the world.
Previously I've worked as the founder and CEO of the Forum Virium Helsinki city lab, as the director of the Media Centre Lume of Aalto University, as the program director of the Helsinki 2000 Capital of Culture, and as an entrepreneur in the music and cultural events sector, leading the PopZoo Promotions production company.