Pia Erkinheimo is currently acting as a Rapporteur for the OISPG – Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (liaising DG Connect) while working full-time as Head of Crowds and Communities at TIVIT Oy – Finnish Strategic Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation in the field of ICT. Prior to these duties, she spent 5 years at Nokia, most recently as the Head of Innovation Crowdsourcing and before that in Nokia Strategy as a Senior Manager.
Pia has also worked as a Senior Manager at Capgemini Consulting and for five years she headed up the development activities of an SME, specialising in Multimedia eLearning and Mixed Reality. Pia holds an MA from the University of Helsinki, including studies at the University of Minnesota, University of California Berkeley Haas /school of Business and Aalto University, Helsinki. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Innovation Management and Crowdsourcing at Aalto University.