Marko Ahtisaari is an entrepreneur, designer, and investor. He has led product design at Nokia, where he was responsible for both hardware and user interface design. Prior to his time at Nokia, he was CEO and co-founder of Dopplr (acquired by Nokia in 2009) and part of the team at Blyk, the free ad-funded mobile network. He has held board positions at Artek and F-Secure, and has served on the jury of the Prix Ars Electronica and the DA&D Awards.
He is on the programme committee of O'Reilly Solid and the Advisory Committee of WITNESS. Ahtisaari studied philosophy, economics, and music at Columbia University, where he became a lecturer and fellow of the faculty in the Department of Philosophy. He also performs music professionally as a bassist and composer.