Heidi Kuusniemi is a professor in computer science and director of the multi-disciplinary research platform Digital Economy at the University of Vaasa in Finland. She is also a part-time research professor in satellite navigation at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute of the National Land Survey of Finland. She has a M.Sc. degree in information technology (with distinction) from 2002 from Tampere University of Technology, Finland. Her doctorate thesis “User-Level Reliability and Quality Monitoring in Personal Satellite Navigation” was examined in 2005 at Tampere University of Technology. Part of her doctoral research was conducted at the University of Calgary, Department of Geomatics Engineering. In 2017, she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s GPS Laboratory. In 2016, she was named as one of the top 50 inspirational women in the Nordic technology sector 2016. She has worked in research and development within positioning technologies for over 18 years. She is an Adjunct Professor in satellite navigation and positioning technologies at Tampere University and Aalto University in Finland. She serves as a member of the council of natural sciences and technology at the Academy of Finland and in the scientific advisory committee for GNSS (GSAC) at the European Space Agency. She was also the president of the Nordic Institute of Navigation (NNF) in 2009-2019 and serves now as a member of the NNF board. Her research interests include GNSS reliability monitoring, GNSS interference detection and mitigation, self-contained sensors, indoor positioning, IoT, new space and the role of localization in the digital economy.