A long time security and privacy advocate, Mika has applied his trade in everything from logistics and embedded systems all the way to real-time gambling.
At Smarkets he focuses on the cross-section of security, usability and compliance, with an aim at keeping things practical. An engineer at heart, he likes to automate the mundane so people can focus on the subtle. And as the DPO he helps to balance the needs of competing requirements so that both engineering and compliance are satisfied.
He knows that while everyone says they want security, in reality they want convenience. So, Mika has made it his mission to ensure the two wants are not mutually exclusive.