Speaking & positions

As a former DJ (still gigging occasionally), musician and promoter, I’m very comfortable on stage. I can speak and moderate sessions professionally both in English and Finnish. In the past two decades, I’ve  given dozens of talks, chaired numerous seminars and conferences, facilitated workshops and hosted longer educational courses, both in Finland and abroad. I like to use pictures and music to add personality to presentations.

Eskelinen speaker

Here you can find my track record as a speaker (not everything, but quite a bit).

Selected events, year 2016-17

  • Smart City 360 Summit, Helsinki, 12/2017
  • Smart City Expo World Forum, Barcelona, 11/2017
  • Smart Cities, Transforming Services, London, 11/2017
  • Festival of the Future City, Bristol, 10/2017
  • European Utility Week: Digital Urban Platforms, Brussels, 10/2017
  • Smart Cities Live, London, 06/2017
  • Westminster eForum Keynote: UK tech post-Brexit, London, 07/2017
  • GEC Global Entrepreneurship Conference, Johannesburg, 03/2017
  • Connected Smart Cities Conference, Brussels, 02/2017
  • Smart City Expo World Forum, Barcelona, 11/2016
  • GERN Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016, Daegu, Korea, 08/2016
  • Smart Cities CEE 2016, Budapest, 06/2016
  • Creating Urban Tech, Berlin, 05/2016
  • World Bank:  Open Innovation in Cities, Washington, 05/2016

Selected positions, 2010 – 2017:

  • Smart London Board, Greater London Authority, 07/2017 >
  • OISPG – EC Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group, 03/2016 >
  • Nordic Built Cities Challenge, Jury & Steering Board , Nordic Innovation, 2015 >
  • Creating Urban Tech, Berlin Smart Summit, steering board, 2015 – 17
  • European Network of Living Labs, President & Chair of the Board, 2013 – 2015
  • European City of Innovation, Jury, 2015
  • Open Government Partnership Finland, steering board, 2012 – 15
  • SmartKOM project, Krakow Smart City Strategy, Steering Committee, 2013 – 2015
  • Aalto University Service Factory, steering board, 2012 -14
  • Foresight2020, “Citizen” group lead, Finnish Government, 2011 – 2013
  • City Protocol Society, Steering Board, 2012 – 2013
  • World Design Capital 2012 Helsinki, steering board, 2011 – 2013

Previous years:

Year 2015

Year 2014

Year 2013

Year 2012

Year 2011