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Kai Huotari

Panel: Participatory culture: Empowerment or embellishment?


Dr. Kai Huotari (b. 1972) has 20 years of management experience in
cultural organisations, academia and technology. Since November 2015, Huotari has worked as Managing Director at Kiinteistö Oy Kaapelitalo ( ), the largest cultural centre in Finland. Previously, Huotari has held managerial positions at
EIT Digital Helsinki, at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, and at DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival.


In 2010-2012, Huotari worked as visiting scholar at UC Berkeley School of Information. He is a member of the board of YLE The Finnish Broadcasting Company and he serves as chairman in the board of Kunsthalle Helsinki, in the advisory board of Creative Finland and in the board of Kaapelin Mediakeskus Oy.


Huotari has a doctoral degree in economics and business administration, an M.A. degree in filmmaking, and a M.Sc. degree in computer science. He has published in the areas of gamification, service marketing and social media.

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