Risto Linturi is the initiator of Thing2Data consortium. Thing2Data aims to create an universal platform, where diverse things can have individual identities. Thing2Data allows regular things to be identified by various different tagging schemes and data attached to the identified things can be utilized by all kinds of applications. The platform is open and it addresses MyData questions in a role-based manner solving the question on how to handle information that partially belongs to several people. Risto Linturi is a futurist, entrepreneur, and two time speaker in World Congress on IT. His views and inventions have been reported by major media in five continents.