Sampo Hietanen is set on changing how the world moves. He’s the founding CEO of MaaS Global, a fast-growing company from Finland that intends to lead the revolution to change the 10 000 billion euro transportation sector. MaaS, Mobility as a Service, means that instead of buying a car people buy all the transportation they need as a service package and operate it through a smart phone. MaaS Global is backed by mobility giants like Toyota, Transdev and Karsan and is currently taking the world city by city.
Besides leading what is probably the most promising company in a massively potential business area, Hietanen is a sought after speaker on the future of mobility and the necessity of open ecosystems with over 1000 presentation on these topics under his belt. His presentations and persuasion has already changed lives of many, and MaaS is currently transforming from a concept and a business model to a movement to take back our congested cities and to radically reduce the ecological load of transportation on the planet.
Sampo’s vision for the future is partly technological but fundamentally human: “The technology is already here. All we need to do is figure out our customers’ dream, and build the services to match it.