Christian Guttmann


Vice President, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence and Chief Artificial Intelligence and Data Scientist, Tieto; co-founder, Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII)


photo: Gabriella Kepinski

photo: Gabriella Kepinski

Christian Guttmann is a German-Australian scientist and entrepreneur whose expertise was honed at world-leading scientific institutes. He has more than 25 years’ experience working for the world’s largest IT companies (including IBM, HP, Ericsson, and British Telecom) as well as starting and working at several startups in the AI, healthcare, and data spaces.

As the Global Head of Artificial Intelligence and Chief Artificial Intelligence and Data Scientist at Finnish IT software and service company Tieto, Christian now seizes opportunities in the cross-section of advanced science and industry, with a focus on AI, machine learning, computer science, and big data. Tieto has developed several social-impact focused AI projects. Last year, for example, it partnered with the City of Espoo to launch a data-driven experiment that combined a vast amount of social and health data to analyze and identify new proactive means of preventing social exclusion.

Christian holds an adjunct position as a professor at the University of New South Wales in Australia, and is an adjunct researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also the co-founder and executive director of the Nordic AI Institute (NAII), a global alliance dedicated to using AI and machine learning for social and economic prosperity in the Nordic countries and beyond.

Christian has written and edited seven books and released more than 50 publications. He holds several patents.