Outi Kuittinen’s (M.Soc.Sci) mission is to change how people and organizations collaborate and co-create in the 21st century. She leads Untitled initiative and alliance, and is a senior expert at Demos Helsinki. Her special expertise is in building communities and partnerships of action that give change momentum. She motivates both internal and external stakeholders for real collaboration around shared visions. Outi is good at taking visions and ideas quickly into experiments that make the change a reality. She has served Demos Helsinki as the vice chair and secretary of the Board as well as member of the executive team, where her responsibilities have been HR & organisational culture and the service development of Demos Helsinki.
Outi’s core competencies are:
- building communities and partnerships for transformation
- multi-stakeholder engagement, co-creation and open innovation methodology and design
- building innovation and change capabilities, processes and culture of organisations
- purpose driven entrepreneurship, academic entrepreneurship
“The next leap in transformation of both the societies and organisations is that we learn to collaborate better with others combining our expertise, perspectives, resources and networks”, Outi urges.
For over 10 years, Outi has been building Demos from a newcomer of a few to an international thought leader of 50 employees. She has also worked in Harvard University in the US, in the Finnish Institute and Demos UK in London, and taught in Parsons School of Design in The New School university in New York, University of Helsinki and Aalto University.
Besides her work, Outi explores participatory cultures and the world of climate-friendly cuisine.