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Natalia Reen
Technical Lead, IoT Projects at City of Helsinki


Dr. Natalia Reen grew up in Tallinn, Estonia, received her first master in mathematics and mechanics from Moscow State University, MBA from Concordia&Audentes University in Tallinn, and PhD in area of Industrial management from Åbo Akademi in Turku, Finland. She has started her career as a software developer in Tallinn and continued in different IT units of industrial companies. In 2000, she moved to Finland for a new career opportunity in Nokia Networks. She also worked for Tieto corporation, Åbo Akademi University, PBI research institute. At the moment, Natalia is working as a technical leader of IoT projects in Forum Virium Helsinki, which is an innovation development unit of Helsinki City. She is specialised in IoT solutions and platforms, Smart City, Smart Mobility, Smart Energy, and other IoT-based systems and businesses.

Dr. Reen is an author of a number of articles in the area of industrial management and Smart cities, and an author of value-based pricing methodology for industrial services, described in her book “The Pricing of Industrial Services”.

As a mother of three boys she particularly values the leisure time. She is known for good time management skills that give her opportunities to enjoy time spent with the family and find some time for the hobbies, such as sailing, karate, hiking, playing piano, and cooking.

Agenda Sessions

  • Using IoT data platforms to unlock citizen focused service models

  • Smart spaces, smart citizens: Placing social value in connectivity for citizen-driven welfare transformation