Tuomi, Ilkka

Oy Meaning Processing Ltd.

Dr. Ilkka Tuomi is the Founder and Chief Scientist at Meaning Processing Ltd. Before his current assignment, he was with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville, Spain. Before joining IPTS in 2002 as Visiting Scientist, he developed research strategy for the Finnish Technology Agency and the Finland Berkeley Information Technology and Society Program.

During 1999-2001, Mr. Tuomi was visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, where he conducted research on the new dynamics of innovation networks, working with Professor Manuel Castells. From 1987 to 2001 he worked at Nokia Research Center, Finland, most recently as Principal Scientist, Information Society and Knowledge Management.

Mr. Tuomi has been involved in several European and international research projects since the 1980s. Most recently, he led the socio-economic work package of the interdisciplinary Sixth Framework "Broadband for All" coordination action BREAD. He has written five books, most recently Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the Internet (Oxford University Press, 2002/2003, paperback in 2006), chapters in 22 books, over 40 scientific articles, numerous scientific reports, and he is author of two international patents. His texts have been used as background material for the development of national, regional, and European research strategies, the World Summit on Information Society, Commission communications, and the revision of the eEurope strategy. His work has been quoted in the international press, including the Guardian (U.K.), El País (E), El Mundo (E), NyTeknik (S), Focus (D), New York Times (USA), Nikkei Information Strategy (Japan), Computerworld, New Scientist, and Business 2.0, and his research has been used to revise the editorial stylebook entry on Moore's Law in the San Jose Mercury News.