Kaisa Spilling, (MSc. Econ., IDBM) works as Development Manager, driving living lab development at Forum Virium Helsinki. She is a change maker with 10+ years expertise on innovation management, business development and design thinking to co-create sustainable smart cities. She holds a MSc. in Economics with extensive professional experience from marketing communications and branding, as well as design of digital services. She is a skilled catalyst and accelerator of public-private collaboration, and has been leading the creation and scale-up of Agile piloting programme, a development method for smart and sustainable solutions, used in the Finnish cities. She is a steering group member in Nordic Smart Cities network. Having lived in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, she is Nordic at heart and passionate about co-creating urban futures.