Dr. Aleksi Aaltonen is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems. He has over twenty years of experience in digital innovation as a management scholar and successful entrepreneur. He joined the Fox School from Warwick Business School, United Kingdom.
Dr. Aaltonen uses quantitative, qualitative and computational methods to study new forms of organizing and innovation in digital economy; his research has been published by top academic journals such as Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Organization Studies and Journal of Information Technology.
Before academia, Dr. Aaltonen worked for private and nonprofit sectors designing, building and managing digital services for organizations such as Nokia, and the Crisis Management Initiative founded by the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari. In 2012, he cofounded and helped to raise 1.7 million euros funding for an activity tracking app Moves. Apple chose Moves as the Best App of 2013 in the Fitness Revolution category, and the company was acquired by Facebook in April 2014.