Mikko Annala leads Demos Helsinki’s Governance Innovation team. His job is to ensure that governments are prepared to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of 21st Century.
In his daily work, Annala and the team push governments to think and act beyond the boundaries of obvious. He has gained in-depth understanding of governments and their machineries through working in various domains of governance and cultural contexts, such as Finland, Sweden, Australia, Estonia, Latvia and the United Arab Emirates. Among many other efforts, Annala has been integrating experimentation to national policy making process; adding long-term aspects to budgeting processes; and designing learning programmes for building Next Era capabilities for employees from various different governments.