Ossi Piironen is Senior Researcher at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Policy Planning and Research Unit. He holds a PhD in political science, the thesis on socio-political quantification and international datasets. He has published in various peer review journals and has several years of experience in teaching global governance and methodology of political science at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His latest co-authored book (with Tero Erkkilä) “Rankings and Global Knowledge Governance: Higher Education, Innovation and Competitiveness” was published in 2018. His current responsibilities include foresight activities as well as analysis of new technologies’ impact on foreign policy and diplomacy.