Juha Kai Mattila served for over 30 years in the Defence Forces of Finland, specializing in C4ISTAR development and operations. He was one of the architects of the digital transformation of defence in the mid-2000s and orchestrated the migration of signals and C4 of the Army in early 2010.
After his retirement in 2012, Col (ret) Mattila was invited to support the digitalization of the UAE Armed Forces. He spent nine years consulting the leaders of ICT and C4 in the UAE Armed Forces.
Dr.Sc. (Tech) Mattila has been researching the digital transformation of armed forces and publishing widely on topics between cyber operations and the digital transformation of defence.