Towards a More Human Focused and Sustainable Built Environment

20.11.2019 /// Train Factory /// Helsinki

(The day before Slush)

RecoTech is designed to answer the burning question of why we should keep our entrepreneurial eyes on Proptech.

“Last years event was the best run event I have ever been to!! Let’s do this!”

- Duke Long -


Mike Butcher (TechCrunch)

Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch. He has been named one of the most influential people in tech by The Daily Telegraph, The Evening Standard and The Independent newspapers. British GQ magazine has named him one of the 100 Most Connected Men in the UK....

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Duke Long (Duke Long Agency)

Duke Long is a world-renowned PropTech promoter, commercial real estate broker and owner of the Duke Long Agency. Duke shares his views on real estate and construction industry disruption, what and how to develop. Perhaps no one screams louder the need for tech to...

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Dror Poleg (Rethinking.RE)

Dror Poleg is the Founder of Rethinking.RE, where he briefs and advises real estate and technology clients on the impact of technology on real estate assets. His clients include multibillion-dollar companies and organizations such as British Land, Dubai Holding,...

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Annie Cosgrove (WeWork)

Annie Cosgrove is a Senior Researcher at WeWork. Her team uses data science and social science to better understand how workplaces influence people's happiness, productivity, and connection to their community. In particular, they focus on the social dynamics of the...

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Christine McDannell (Kndrd)

Author of The Coliving Code and Co-Founder of Kndrd. Christine McDannell is passionate about all things Coliving. She is the Co-founder of Kndrd, the first Management software platform and global directory for Coliving. She is also the Founder of Kindred Quarters in...

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Natalia Rincon (CHAOS)

Natalia Rincon, is the Founder and CEO of CHAOS. The company started under her leadership in 2015 and since then CHAOS has become the forerunner in developing insights and forecasts for city development and real estate.She is an architect and computer science...

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Harley Courts (Nooklyn)

Co-founder and CEO @nooklyn. Harley built a team of 450 people to fix the experience of finding apartments, rooms, and roommates. He is a vegan, skateboarder, surfer and proud father. Nooklyn is the leading platform to find an apartment or roommate in NYC Twitter...

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Tal Friedman (Foldstruct)

Tal Friedman(B.ach,M.eng) is an architect and construction-tech-entrepreneur active in digital and automated construction. His work explores new possibilities for transforming the built environment through the innovative use of materials and design algorithms for...

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Nikki Greenberg (Women in PropTech)

Nikki Greenberg is the Founder of Women in PropTech, the leading global industry group for individuals with an interest in innovation and the future of real estate. She entered the property industry through her established career in architecture working with Lend...

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Roelof Opperman (Fifth Wall)

Roelof Opperman is a Principal and Co-Lead of the PropTech Investment Group at Fifth Wall, a Los Angeles-based venture capital fund focused on the Built World. Roelof focuses on technology and innovations within the multi-family, office, and hospitality real estate...

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David Malott (AI SpaceFactory)

An architect of skyscrapers and future cities, David Malott is the CEO and Chief Architect of AI SpaceFactory. Since founding SpaceFactory in 2017, David has piloted the growth of a global startup making headlines for its award-winning NASA 3D printing technology. He...

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Wouter Truffino (Holland ConTech & PropTech )

Wouter is known as a one of worlds’ thought leaders in PropTech. He is a serial entrepreneur as founder of Global PropTech and Holland ConTech & PropTech. Global PropTech brings together innovative corporate real estate and the very best PropTech companies on a...

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Carol Tallon (Property District)

Carol Tallon, CEO of communications agency Property District, specialises in Public Consultation for urban development. With more than 15 years across the planning, construction, property and proptech sectors, Carol has worked with government departments, industry...

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Sarah Sipilä (KPMG)

Sarah is a Director at KPMG Global Strategy Group and has over ten years of experience in strategy consulting. Her key areas of expertise include corporate and business strategy, market entry and growth strategy, organizational transformation, digitalization, and...

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Håvard Haukeland (Spacemaker AI)

Håvard is the co-founder and CEO of Spacemaker AI, an aspiring global category leader in AI for construction.As an architect at large, multidisciplinary, market leading firms (Link, Element, Spacegroup), Håvard developed some of Scandinavia´s largest, new urban...

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Gonzalo Sanchez Slik (Brickblock)

Gonzalo Sanchez Slik is the Head of Investor Relations and Business Development at Brickblock Digital Services. Gonzalo has worked in the US, China, and now Germany, with different startups by helping build teams, connect clients across foreign markets, and raise...

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Liisa Rohweder (WWF Finland)

Liisa Rohweder is secretary general of WWF Finland. She is PhD on sustainable development (2010). At WWF she has had several international responsibilities such as: Chair of the WWF Global Arctic Programme, Chair of the WWF Living Himalayan programme, Chair of WWF...

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Jan Garde (The Embassies)

Founder and Chairman of THE EMBASSIES OF GOOD LIVING. A global co-living brand that changes the way we perceive and experience later life. It will manifest as a global network of premium residences for the 60+ demographic, where quality of life will be paramount. “In...

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Joel Särkkä (Renta)

Joel Särkkä has his background in technology and IT leadership, before transferring over to construction rental. He firmly believes that we have not even started to scratch the surface on the ways that Technology can better our everyday lives. He is currently the CIO...

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Eelis Rytkönen (NCC)

Eelis Rytkönen is an enthusiastic project surfer and team player who is interested in socio-technical systems in change. His roots are in the academia, having defended his doctoral research on university campus management dynamics. Currently he works as an Urban...

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Elisa Rönkä (Siemens)

Elisa Rönkä is Business Development Innovation Manager at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, based in Zürich. With her passion for service design and user experience, she fosters the transformation of building technology towards a people-centric and value adding instrument...

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Tomi Lehtinen (Netlet)

Co-founder at Netlet, a company whose mission is to advance circular economy in the construction industry by offering simple, profitable and useful ways to get rid of excess material. Tomi is an approachable generalist with wide experience in construction, spanning...

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Bruce Oreck (Aalto)

U.S Ambassador to Finland (2009-2015), Executive in Residence at Aalto University. Bruce Oreck served as the United States Ambassador to Finland from 2009 until 2015. During that time, he also served as the Chairman of the State Department’s League of Green Embassies...

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