Talks 2012

    • World Bank Training Program for Innovation Policy for ICT; Dar Es Salaam, Helsinki and Washington. A lecture and integrated case study on innovation ecosystems: “Open Data & Value Adding partnerships in Forum Virium and ENoLL”, four sessions in 2012 and 2013.
    • World Design Capital 2012 Helsinki, steering board, 2011 – 2013; strategy team, 2010-2011.
    • Open Government Partnership Finland, steering board. May 2012 onwards.
    • Finland 2020 – the Finnish Government mid-term future foresight report, chairmanship of the theme group “Citizen Participation and Wellbeing”. The report was prepared in six theme groups. Spring 2012 – spring 2013.
    • Tartu Innovation seminar, Tartu, Estonia. Presentation “Living Labs as Innovation Ecosystems”, December 2012
    • Apps4Finland 2012 Gala, Helsinki. Moderation, opening & closing speeches (with the Finnish minister of communications, ms. Krista Kiuru), December 2012
    • “User Driven Innovation – case examples”, presentation for the team of the vice mayor, Helsinki City Hall, December 2012
    • Barcelona The Lab kick-off seminar, Barcelona, Spain. Keynote & panel, “Helsinki Smart City Strategy”, December 2012
    • Krakow Smart City conference, Krakow, Poland. Presentation “Best Practices in Smart Cities”, November 2012
    • World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO) General Assembly, Barcelona, Spain. Keynote speech “Smart Government with All”. Part of the Barcelona Smart City Expo; November 2012.
    • iMinds Creative Media Days, Ghent, Belgium. Panel moderation on Living Labs & Smart Cities, and keynote speech “Open Strategies for Smart Cities”, smart city session; November 2012.
    • Bologna Smart Cities Exhibition, Bologna, Italy. Keynote presentation  “Open Innovation in Cities” in the open innovation track, plus a pecha kucha presentation in the “Meet the City” session, October 2012.
    • EIT Experience and Living Labs workshop on Best Practices and Business Models, Helsinki, Finland. Presentation “Living Labs 2020”, October 2012.
    • City Protocol Interim Steering Board Meeting and Meeting of the Minds Conference, San Francisco, USA. October 2012.
    • World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2012 (the WSIE), Boston, USA. Presentation “Smart Cities for Smart People”, and moderation of the Focus on Finland session; September, 2012.
    • Open Knowledge Festival (OK Festival), Helsinki, Finland. Opening speech, three session moderations, and two presentations during the first ever OK Festival, a one-week event in September, 2012.
    • Planetworkshops VIIth Global Conference, Evian, France. Panel participation in the “City Innovations” session. September, 2012.
    • European Commission DG Connect consultation FIRE in Horizon 2020 (Future Internet Research and Experimentation), , Brussels, Belgium. Chairman and rapporteur on the Smart Cities consultation process. September 2012.
    • European Commission ICT Competitiveness Week, Net Futures session, Brussels, Belgium. Presentation on “Living Labs 2020”. September 2012.
    • Commission workshop on Open Innovation for Internet-enabled Services in Smart Cities and Connected Smart Cities portfolio network meeting, Brussels, Belgium. Chairman of the Smart Cities theme group. September, 2012.
    • Sino-Finnish ICT collaboration, Haier company visit, Helsinki. Session “Innovation Approaches, Design and Innovation, Living Labs”, presentation on Living Labs and Open Innovation. September, 2012.
    • Designing a People Centered Future, Creative Industries KTN conference, Helsinki, Finland. Keynote presentation “Designing the City”. September, 2012.
    • ARMI workshop on smart city solutions, Helsinki. Seminar chairman and moderation. Nine cities around the globe joint the shared seminar by using on-line technologies. September, 2012.
    • Nordregio Forum on Planning for Smart Specialisation, Stockholm, Sweden.  Keynote address on Smart cities. September, 2012.
    • NEF at Ten – An unconventional “EU Summit”, Stift Altenburg, Austria. The Network of European Foundations (NEF, http://www.nef-europe.org) 10th anniversary event. Participant and presenter. September, 2012.
    • EBERA summer school, Helsinki. Presentation “Future of Living Labs”; August, 2012.
    • ENoLL Living Labs summer school, Helsinki. Four speeches, keynotes and presentations during the event. August, 2012.
    • European Commission Future Internet PPP, stakeholder meeting and workshop, Brussels, Belgium. Presentation on Living Labs & Future Internet. June, 2012.
    • Digital Delfoi workshop, Mikkeli, Finland. Panel member in an interactive workshop. on smart cities.
    • Open Innovation Africa conference, Nairobi, Kenya. Keynote speech “Open Smart Cities” in the deep dive cities track; June, 2012.
    • Kenya Open Data Initiative KODI, Open Data Design Thinking Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya. Keynote speech on “Best Practices in Open Data”; June. 2012.
    • Open Innovation for Future Internet in Smart Cities and Communities, Mechelen, Belgium. Opening speech of the event; “Living Labs 2.0”. May, 2012.
    • The Best Cities in the World, benchmarking task tour of the Urbanism Foundation. Toronto, Canada. Several presentations. May, 2012.
    • Gallup Europe Learn@Lunch event “The use of Information and Communication Technologies and social media in politics and policy-making: For better or for worse?”, Brussels, Belgium. Keynote address. April, 2012.
    • ITU focus group on ICT innovations, Geneva, Switzerland. Keynote on “Best Practices in Smart Cities”. March, 2012.
    • Visual Communications Fair and Conference, Helsinki, networking session hosted by Elisa. Keynote on Urban Media. March, 2012.
    • AVEK (Finnish Audiovisual Culture Center) Creademo funding board, 2011 – 2013
    • Ice Breaker, the annual dinner seminar hosted by the Mayor of Helsinki; moderation and presentation on Open Data, February 2012.
    • Service Design & Innovation conference, Laurea Polytechnic, Espoo, Finland. Keynote on service design; february, 2012.
    • Digital services for Living, Ministry of Environment panel discussion, Music House, Helsinki. January 2012.
    • Eurocities and Fireball events on Smart Cities, two keynotes, Brussels. January, 2012.
    • Europoean Commission workshop on Local Digital Agenda, keynote. Brussels, January 2012.