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.