Head of Data Research and Innovation Sector, Data Policy and Innovation unit European Commission
Kimmo is Head of Data Research and Innovation Sector at the Data Policy and Innovation unit (CNECT.G1) at the European Commission – DG CONNECT. Since 2000, he has been working in the practical implementation of European research and innovation programs in various technology fields: natural language processing, statistical data processing and modeling, interfaces & interaction, and more recently, AI and big data.
He is currently working with stakeholders from industry, administrations and civil society to create a functioning market and re-use infrastructure for all kinds of data, especially for the purpose of powering trustworthy and ethically sound AI systems. This requires coordination and seamless interplay of policy, regulation and a mix of relevant technologies, including high-performance computing, IoT, machine learning and language technologies.