Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen is one of the three Co-Founders of DAIN Studios and the CEO of DAIN Studios Finland. She has long experience in heading up large Data and Analytics functions in global companies.

At DAIN Studios, Ulla has developed and executed Data and AI strategies for many different companies and industries. Her passion is to take companies to the next level using Data and AI.

Before DAIN Studios, as Vice President for Consumer Analytics and Insights at Sanoma Corporation, Ulla established and led the Analytics Center of Excellence, a 45-person unit operating in Finland and the Netherlands serving Sanoma’s media and learning business.

Before Sanoma, Ulla led Nokia’s global Consumer Analytics Department with 30 data scientists, providing support in sales and marketing, supply chain, and product analytics to Nokia’s 70+ operating countries.

In 2013, while at Sanoma, Ulla was nominated the Information Leader of the Year in Finland.

In March 2018, Business Insider named Ulla as one of the “32 coolest and most influential women in Nordic Tech.“

Ulla holds a PhD in Economics (with a focus on Econometrics) from the Helsinki School of Economics/Aalto University.

Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen

Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen

Co-Founder and CEO of DAIN Studios Finland
Studio Helsinki

Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen

Co-Founder and CEO of DAIN Studios Finland
DAIN Studio Helsinki

Why do you like working at DAIN Studios Helsinki?

"Many of us have a background in data & analytics at large companies, so we understand their challenges well. Meanwhile, we are small and agile ourselves - we can decide and carry out things quickly. Consulting as an industry is interesting as you get to meet so many different customers and projects. My days are never boring. "

If you could solve one problem using data and ML, what would it be?

"The first thing coming to my mind is the current pandemic. I'd like to use data from people's medical records, family composition, movements, etc. to identify the vaccination order that would minimize the spreading of the pandemic effectively."