Jaana Sinipuro, Data Lead, Sitra (Helsinki)

Jaana Sinipuro, Data Lead, Sitra (Helsinki)

jaanaJaana Sinipuro is the Leading Specialist at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. Sitra is a future fund that collaborates with partners from different sectors to research, trial and implement bold new ideas that shape the future.

As a Project Director for the “Isaacus – Digital Health Hub” Jaana has a broad perspective on digital business platforms for Social Welfare and Healthcare. Isaacus will combine well-being databases and their users in a seamless and safe manner and offer single-point access to unique Finnish Data Reserves. The work is done in extensive collaboration with the public and private sectors and NGOs. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and Statistics Finland are among the organizations involved. The project began in September 2015 and will be completed in autumn 2017.

Before joining Sitra, Jaana worked as Senior Advisor at SAS Institute. She is a certified Enterprise Architect with 20 years of working experience from advanced analytics and business intelligence both from private and public sector. During her years at SAS she had a variety of different positions – ranging from Performance Management Consultant to Senior Advisor for Healthcare promoting data-driven healthcare practices. Jaana has stated in several publications that Big Data and Analytics will transform the Future of Health Care. She is passionate about Citizen-Centric Health Data Design.

Jaana is doer, who loves to think and discuss, visualization is the must. One of her long-time customers described her following: “What is essential in the life is not to survive in the storm, but how to dance in the rain. You’ve always been good in that; since our first meetings you have always been present, joyful, professional, inspiring and humane.”

Jaana enjoys country living and sailing in Finnish Archipelago. On Twitter you’ll find Jaana and Isaacus @jsinipuro #HealthDataDesign #isaacus @sitrafund