Pekka Sivonen

Pekka Sivonen, Director of Digitalization Strategy and Programs, Innovation Funding Agency BUSINESS FINLAND

In the Conference Pekka will share his visions under the title ‘Digitalisation – source for personal and corporate renewal and growth’


More about Pekka:

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: Has raised the 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. Participation in ICT2015 Workgroup. Judges internationally sw.

FROM ZERO TO HERO: Founder of Digia, a publicly NASDAQ OMX -listed mobile sw-company. Took the company from 1 person to 1.600 persons. Has  20 years 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, a open innovation accelerator of IoT.

Now responsible for 5G, Industrial Internet, Artificial Intelligence, Platform Economy and Smart Mobility programs and digitalization strategy at Finnish Innovation Funding Agency BUSINESS FINLAND.

PASSION FOR LIFE: Pekka´s passion is mentoring and coaching new and established start-ups on business-plans, clients, financing and go-to-market. He also loves cooking, fly-fishing and downhill skiing.