Dr. Erkki Ormala
Dr. Ormala graduated in 1974 and received his PhD in 1986 from the Helsinki University of Technology. He was a Senior Research Engineer at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) 1974-1987. 1987-1999 he was the Secretary of the Science and Technology Policy Council of Finland. 1999-2013 he worked at Nokia as a VP, Business Environement. He was in charge of developing favourable business environment for Nokia globally. He has more than 60 scientific publications. In 1992 he led an international evaluation of the economic and social impacts of the Eureka Scheme. 1996-1999 he chaired the OECD Workin Group of Technology and Innovation Policy. In 2004 he chaired the Five-Year-Assessment of the EU Research Framework Programme covering 1999-2003. He was 2008-2012 the President of Digitaleurope. 2008-2010 he was a member of the Board of Helsinki Univerisity of Technology and a member of the Board of University of Oulu 2010-2014. In 2013 he joined Aalto Univeristy Business School as a Professor of Innovation Management.