Mikko Rusama is the first Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at the City of Helsinki. As CDO, Rusama leads Helsinki’s digital transformation and created a digital roadmap that best supports implementation of the Helsinki City Strategy. Rusama drives both local and global partnerships that support the strategy, and to learns the best practices to ultimately share what his team has learned.

Rusama has over 20 years’ versatile experience within the development of digital services and products, from start-ups, to large corporations and  public sector.  He has held several different positions from coder, deployment and QA manager, to different leadership positions.