Teemu Ropponen is the Director of Sales and Business Development of MyData Global, an award-winning international nonprofit, and CEO of MyData Events and Services. The purpose of MyData is to empower individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data. Teemu’s personal mission is to help build a fair and open digital society. He is particularly interested in how personal data and open data can be combined to empower citizens, and how data and open collaboration create new business, tools for democratic participation and transparency. Before working at MyData Global, Teemu has most recently worked as Executive Director of Open Knowledge Finland, with the goal of using open data and open collaboration to create an open society. He has also worked in non-profits, government, startups, corporations and academia, in Finland and abroad. Teemu has nearly 20 years of experience in ICT work in various sectors, mainly in leadership, sales and business development and project management roles.