Jussi´s area of expertise is in innovation and global challenges, with a specific interest in climate change adaptation and socio-economic development processes in Africa. Jussi also masters management of multi-stakeholder collaboration projects and sustainability business models.
Jussi has led tens of R&D projects around the world from intelligent clothing, digital learning environments to forecasting of epidemics and other AI-solutions.
“In a rapidly changing world, it is crucial to constantly be prepared to challenge your own favourite truths just by vague hints in the environment.”
Before Demos Helsinki, Jussi was the founder and the Head of Nokia Research Center in Nairobi from 2007 to 2013. Later in 2013, Jussi founded Fuzu Ltd., a mobile service for youth employment, which has 2 million users in East Africa. Academic background with MA in Industrial Design and studies in Anthropology and history of film.
On free time Jussi likes skiing, trail running, open water swimming and trekking with his family. Jussi is also a member of a city council in Porvoo and board member of Porvoo Energy Ltd.