Ville Peltola works as an Innovation Director in the CTO Office team in IBM Europe. Peltola has worked in IBM ten years in various global roles and before joining IBM he has worked in two software startup companies. During the past few years Peltola has been focusing on smart cities and emerging civic innovation with open data. Peltola has extensive background and knowledge about innovation management and employee innovation programs. Two years ago Peltola launched an internal startup into IBM Finland and he also created a Finnish Intrapreneurship Society community into Finland. Peltola has been appointed to several governmental committees and working groups in Finland which involve the future of the ICT industry and ‘government 2.0′. Peltola has also been selected three times into the Top 100 IT-influencers in Finland.