Dr Riikka Virkkunen is Professor of Practice at VTT with passion for industrial renewal and digitalization. She is Co-chair of the Made In Europe (MIE) Public Private Partnership and member of EFFRA and MIE boards. Currently, Virkkunen coordinates the European project ConnectedFactories 2 CSA that creates visions and pathways for digitalizing manufacturing industries. In her home country, she supports Ministry of Economics and Employment in the execution of the national Artificial Intelligence 4.0 program. She has worked in various manager positions at VTT and coordinated the Finnish Industrial Internet Forum, with circa 200 company members. Virkkunen holds a PhD in computational materials physics.