Markku Niemi

Markku Niemi

Director Business Tampere Oy

Markku Niemi (M.Sc Tech.) has over 20 years of experience in the international ICT industry. He has been one of the key persons in WLAN and Wi-Fi standardization, the development of technical specifications, and the optimization of WLAN technology for mobile devices.

He was part of the team that defined and founded the Wi-Fi Alliance and acted as a secretary for the ETSI BRAN standardization forum for several years. He has long experience in leading international R&D projects.

At the moment, he works as a Director for Smart City development at Business Tampere and refocuses on capitalizing on the opportunities that digitalization, AI, IoT, and wireless technologies offer for the cities.