Markus Kalliola

Project Director, Health data 2030, Sitra
Kuva: Miikka Pirinen
Kuva: Miikka Pirinen


Markus Kalliola works as Leading Specialist in the focus area of IHAN® – Human-driven data economy. His primary area of responsibility is EU lobbying. However, don’t be surprised if you meet him in events related to the digital ecosystem in the bioeconomy, IHAN’s technology workshops or handing out ice cream at Sitra’s exhibition stand. Markus is eager to take part in everything that helps us to achieve the common goal, human-driven data economy.


Markus has a Master’s degree in technology and has been engaged in digitisation projects and other challenging projects for more than 10 years. With his experience as an entrepreneur and an EU official, he understands both practice and the directives.

Earlier Markus worked in Sitra’s Isaacus project enhancing the secondary use of well-being data in Finland and creating the operating model for the new data provider Findata.

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Markus wants to make his mark both on the running path and in society. In his opinion the world is filled with good principles and beliefs but they do not materialise often enough. He forgets all this though when he plays with his two little daughters. This reminds him of whose future Sitra works for.

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