Ilkka Tuomi

Founder and Chief Scientist of Oy Meaning Processing Ltd., Founder and Chief Scientist of Trinity Access Programmes


Ilkka Tuomi is Chief Scientist at Oy Meaning Processing Ltd. He has written five books, chapters in 23 books, over 40 scientific articles and numerous scientific reports. His texts have been used as background material for the development of national, regional, and European research strategies, the World Summit on Information Society, European Commission communications, and the revision of the eEurope strategy. Mr. Tuomi has been a member of the European Commission’s Socio-Economic Expert Group on Information Society, as well as an expert member in several of the Commission’s working groups, ranging from Internet security to digital identity, ICT-enabled learning, open-source models and policies, computing futures, scientific e-Infrastructures, regional innovation systems, and future mobile technologies. He has been an executive board member of the Finnish Information Society Forum, and twice nominated member of the Scientific Council of the Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA).

Before his current position, Mr. Tuomi was with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies. From 1987 to 2001 he worked at Nokia Research Center, Finland, most recently as Principal Scientist, Information Society and Knowledge Management.

His recent work includes development of a handbook of foresight in universities, development of next-paradigm information society scenarios for the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, and drafting the vision for the European Commission’s high-level Information Society Technologies Advisory Group that advises the Commission on strategy, objectives and priorities in the IST area.

He is a reviewer for several EU projects in the area of technology-enabled learning, with total volume of over 33 million euros, and member of the editorial boards ofEuropean Journal of Education and First Monday, a peer-reviewed online journal focusing on the information society and the Internet. His most recent book is Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the Internet.