Board of Directors 2021-

Jukka Mönkkönen

(b. 1959) PhD (Pharmacy), CSC Board Member since 2019, Chair 2021-

Jukka Mönkkönen is Rector of the University of Eastern Finland. He previously served as Academic Rector, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Professor of Biopharmacy at this University. He has also worked as a post-doc researcher at the University of Wisconsin (USA) and a visiting fellow at the University of Aberdeen (UK).

Key concurrent positions of trust: University Properties of Finland Ltd SYK chairman of the board; North Savo OP-bank, board of administration member.

Riitta Autere

MA, CSC Board Member 2021-

Riitta Autere is Ministerial Adviser at the Ministry of Finance Finland with responsibility areas of information policy, public sector information management steering operations, and open data issues. Previously she has been appointed as Senior Specialist at the Ministry of Environment with responsibilities in strategic steering of environmental information and knowledge management, as well as different tasks for information and knowledge management at the main governmental heritage agencies. Autere participates legislative drafting and transposition and implementation information management related EU Law.

Key concurrent positions of trust: a member of the secretariat of the Information Management Board of Finland in 2020.

Tua Huomo

(b. 1969) PhD, MBA, CSC Board Member 2020-

Tua Huomo is Executive Vice President of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. She is leading sustainable products and materials business area, which is focusing on industrial biotechnology, food solutions, industrial chemistry, biomaterial processing, and products, knowledge-driven design, and industry digitalization. Huomo has previously worked at VTT in ICT and microelectronics sectors and software industry in different roles. She has also worked for several years at EIT Digital being responsible for European-level research and innovation activities for cloud and big data technologies and applications.

Key concurrent positions of trust: Board member of Academy of Finland and Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries.

Hannu Kemppainen

(b. 1964) Licentiate of Technology, CSC Board Member since 2021-

Hannu Kemppainen is Executive Director (Strategy) and Member of the Leadership Team for Business Finland. His main responsibilities include Business Finland’s strategy, foresight, business intelligence and impact evaluation functions and strategy-based management systems. Prior to his current role Kemppainen held several different leadership positions at Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.
Hannu Kemppainen holds a Master of Science in Technology degree in Technical Physics and Licentiate in Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.

Key concurrent positions of trust: Permanent Expert for the Business Finland Board of Directors; Member of the Economic Policy Committee of Service Sector Employers Palta.

Petri Myllymäki

(b. 1962) PhD, CSC Board Member 2021-

Petri Myllymäki is a professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the Department of Computer Science of University of Helsinki, Finland. He is currently the Director of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), a joint research institute of University of Helsinki and Aalto University, and the vice-Director of the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI). Prof. Myllymäki has over 30 years of experience in AI research, and he has held numerous positions of trust in research-related committees and organizations. He is a co-founder of several spin-off companies, and his applied research has lead to a number of fielded applications and patents. He is a member of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and Finnish Academy of Technology.

Key concurrent positions of trust (a member of the following): Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Finnish Academy of Technology, Finnish National Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence and Digitalisation, National Committee for Research Data Management, Board of the Nokia Foundation, Coordination Committee of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS).

Matti Sarén

(b. 1976) PhD (Computational material physics), eMBA, CSC Board Member 2021-

Matti Sarén is Rector and CEO of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. His previous positions include vice-rector of University of Oulu and Chief engineer and Chief Technology Officer in Bittium Biosignals and Metso. Sarén has been founder and advisor of several startups based on measurement technology and machine learning.

Key concurrent positions of trust: Co-chair person on rector’s conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene, board member of Allied ICT Finland, board member Prometec.

Laura Vilkkonen

(b. 1968) LL.M. with court training, CSC Board Member 2021-

Laura Vilkkonen was appointed Director General of the Data Department at the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications in September 2016. As Director-General, she is a member of the Ministry’s Management Group and her responsibilities include directing the Data Department’s work and ensuring its effective operation. The Department is divided into the Data Business Unit, Automation Unit and the Safety and Security Unit, and is entrusted with matters relating to transport safety, automation and robotics, information security and the protection of electronic communications, as well as questions relating to data economy.

Ms. Vilkkonen gained a Master of Laws degree in 1993, followed by a threeyear-service in the District Court of Salo. Since 1996 she has held various specialist and executive positions in several Finnish ministries. During her career as a public servant, she has led and taken part in some of the largest legislative projects in the fields of transport and communication policy.

Key concurrent positions of trust: National Emergency Supply Agency, member of the Board

CSC's Managing Director Kimmo Koski acts as the secretary of the board.