Senior Specialist at the Ministry of Finance, Public Sector ICT
Katja Väänänen has worked in the area of public sector digitalization since 2015. She has a master of laws degree and has previously worked on various tasks with legislative and political processes. She was part of the process that in 2017 established the Finnish-Estonian Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS), as a negotiator and preparing documents. Now she is a member of the advisory group of the organization. NIIS ensures the development and strategic management of the X-Road and other cross-border components for eGovernment infrastructure.
She is also working in strategic steering of Suomi.fi-services. Services help public and private sector organizations to create a common platform for digital services. With information policy, she works especially with ethical questions of AI and the use of data.