Mikko Rusama

Nexus Transform

Managing Partner and Digital Futurist

Nexus Transform

Mikko has over 20 years of experience spearheading digital transformation initiatives across public and private sectors. Throughout his career, he has held strategic leadership positions, successfully guiding and motivating both local and international teams in fast-paced environments. Driven by the potential of technology to create positive societal impact, Mikko’s proven track record of success includes:

โ–ช ๐‹๐ž๐š๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‡๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข: As Chief Digital Officer, he spearheaded the development and implementation of digital services to improve citizen experience and government efficiency, managing large-scale projects encompassing business process and IT outsourcing.

โ–ช ๐’๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐…๐ข๐ง๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐’๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ฉ๐ž: As a member of the national working group for technology strategy and policy, Mikko played a pivotal role in defining Finland’s technology policy. His contributions were recognised with a nomination as one of the Top 100 IT Influencers in Finland.

โ–ช๐†๐ฎ๐ข๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ญ ๐…๐จ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐•๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐‡๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข: Chairing the board, Mikko led the development of a new digital strategy focused on leveraging data and AI capabilities to support a smarter and more sustainable Helsinki. He fostered strong collaboration between public and private entities, ensuring the scale up of impactful innovations.

โ–ช๐‹๐ž๐š๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ: Prior to his public sector roles, Mikko held leadership positions in Sanoma Digital, Sulake, European Game & Entertainment Technology and Finnplay Technologies. This experience was marked by his adaptability and ability to drive digital innovation in diverse settings.

A highly skilled leader with expertise in project and program management, IT strategy, and business process outsourcing, Mikko holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering and an MBA.

Specialties:
โ–ช Digital transformation
โ–ช Public & private sector innovation
โ–ช Public Private Partnerships
โ–ช Smart cities
โ–ช E-government
โ–ช Business process optimisation
โ–ช Data & AI strategy
โ–ช Digital service design
โ–ช Public policy & technology
โ–ช Sustainable technology

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