Sami Laine



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    Personal profile

    Artistic and research interests

    My academic interests cover widely topics of data management and socio-technical systems. For example, data and information quality, decision support systems, enterprise software systems, human-computer interaction, and workplace studies. From methodological point of view, my research approaches focus mainly to data management topics particularly from constructive and applied perspectives.

    Other skills

    I have worked in data management practitioner, consultant, researcher, and teacher roles for 20 years in several business sectors. During these years, I have been an active advocate promoting quality and ethical perspectives in data management and business decision-making. I have also been a long-time president and a board member of DAMA Finland ry and a program committee member of the MIT CDOIQ Symposium. Currently, I am a senior advisor to Aalto University Executive Education helping to organize the first ever CDOIQ Nordic Symposium at Helsinki, Finland.

    As a data management practitioner, I have a wide knowledge about concepts, methods and practices of information management as well as technologies related to analytics, business intelligence and data warehousing. In my work, I usually combine a broad set of best-practices from the fields of Software Engineering, Data Management, User Centred Design and Enterprise Architectures. My strengths are in translating business requirements to technological solutions and vice versa.

    Leadership in research work

    I have lead research activities funded by Business Finland in a stock listed digitalization service company Siili Solutions Oyj. I planned the research project and helped the company to acquire the funding with Turku University lead consortium project - AI Governance and Auditing (AIGA).

    During the project, we contributed to the shared consortium deliverables and delivered own company specific scientific contributions. For exampe, we developed and published an assesment method for trustworthiness of AI systems. The project improved Siili's brand visibility in AI landscape, improved internal capabilities in several service areas and lead to me being nominated for DAIR Awards AI Ethics Professional of the Year 2022.

    The project continued my networking with DAMA International and MIT CDOIQ professional networks with active knowledge sharing and organizing joint events. This collaboration lead ultimately to the CDOIQ Nordic Symposium for Aalto University Executive Education.

    Role in the preparation of funding applications for a research group

    I have written several national consortium applications from a scratch to the final submission and gotten several times hundreds of thousands euros funding for academic as well as company projects. My role has been innovating application topic, conceptualizing research themes and tasks, acquiring external funding partners, drafting project plans and budgets and writing application contents.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    External positions

    Senior Advisor, Aalto University Executive Education

    Mar 2023 → …

    Competence Lead, Siili Solutions Oyj

    Jul 2017Mar 2023

    Tribal lead, Siili Solutions Oyj

    Jun 2017Nov 2015

    Consultant, Siili Solutions Oyj

    Feb 2015Nov 2015

    Project manager, Medbit Oy

    Jan 2010Jul 2011

    System specialist

    Jan 2008Dec 2009

    Systems analyst, Turku University Hospital

    Mar 2005Dec 2007

    Assistant, University of Turku

    Aug 2003Jan 2005

    Research assistant, University of Turku

    Mar 2002Jun 2003

    Study adviser, University of Turku

    Aug 2001May 2002

    ICT-Trainee, University of Turku

    May 2001Aug 2001


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