2019 SPEAKERS

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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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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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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Moiz K. Malik (Nooklyn)

Moiz K. Malik is the Chief Design Officer at Nooklyn. He created the Nooklyn platform that has now helped over 50k renters find and share apartments. Moiz studied History at University, with a focus on the experience on Russian women in the 18th century. 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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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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Volker Buscher (Arup)

Volker Buscher is Arup’s Data Leader (Chief Data Officer).  He is a member of Arup’s Group Board Digital Executive, with responsibility for developing Arup wide data driven automation, services and products.  A Project Director for public and private sector clients in...

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Philipp Leutiger (LafargeHolcim)

Philipp Leutiger is Chief Digital Officer of LafargeHolcim, the leading global building materials company. Philipp is responsible for creating global initiatives in all steps of the building materials value chain to digitalize the entire business of LafargeHolcim....

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Sarah Sipilä (KPMG)

Sarah is a Director at KPMG Global Strategy Group, Proptech Lead 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,...

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Bengt Steinbrecher (LH Startup MAQER)

Bengt Steinbrecher is a treasure hunter – for the construction materials industry!As Head of Digital Partnerships, he is on the look-out for new solution to today’s key challenge for construction: urbanisation –60% of the infrastructure humanity will need by 2050 has...

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Olli-Pekka Mustonen (Newsec)

Olli-Pekka Mustonen is a partner and Head of Research in Newsec and passionate about the decision making with data in Real estate actions. He has been in the field of real estate for 8 years now handling projects from valuation to transactions process. During these...

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Vesa Ilmarinen (Platform of Trust)

Vesa Ilmarinen likes to refer himself as Chief-Digital-Officer-as-a-service. In his current postion as a Chief Impact Officer at Platform of Trust Mr. Ilmarinen is in charge of the impact the platform will have in built environment.Mr. Ilmarinen is the co-author of...

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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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Antti Pitkänen (AGILE WORK)

Antti Pitkänen is an experienced design leader, expert in leading multidisciplinary design projects through collaborative networks from strategy to implementation in the areas of spatial, product, brand and service design. He is driven by a passion to create better...

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Eero Lundén (Lundén Architecture Company)

Eero Lundén is the founder of the Helsinki-based Lundén Architecture Company. The practice engages with contemporary spatial challenges and focuses on proposing new ideas that envision the future of the built environment. Through their work, the office explores the...

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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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Sami Honkonen (Tomorrow Tech)

Sami Honkonen is the CEO of Tomorrow Tech. Tomorrow Tech is a digital product studio. One of their biggest products is DIAS, a trading platform for the residential real estate market using blockchain technology. Twitter LinkedIn Back

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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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Pekka Eloholma (Sitowise)

Pekka Eloholma is the CEO of Sitowise, one of Finland’s largest built environment consulting agencies with a strong focus on developing extensive digital services alongside the traditional building and infrastructure planning and engineering side of its business. Mr....

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Carl Christensen (Spacemaker AI)

Carl Christensen, CTO and Co-founder of Spacemaker Carl is the CTO and co-founder of Spacemaker. He holds M.Sc. degrees in both Computer Science and Business, and has 15 years of experience in digital innovation and product development. He served as a member of the...

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Anniina Saari (Aalto)

Anniina is working on a PhD examining blockchain technology in real estate. As a curious soul (who also loves to create new and enjoys getting things done), she aspires to comprehend the emerging technology’s potential beyond the hype, and understand its applicability...

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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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Lauri Pulkka (Newsec)

Lauri Pulkka is a project manager focusing on research and digitalization. He is also the coordinator of Newsec’s Automation Program and RPA Competence Center. Before joining Newsec, Lauri worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University, where he tried to make...

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Denis Petrovcic (Blocksquare)

Denis is a forward-thinking, open-minded entrepreneur with a passion for the unknown. After getting acquainted with Ethereum in early 2016 he immersed himself in studying blockchain technology and partnered up with Medius, an IT development company.In 2018 Denis...

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Tapio Rosenius (Skandal Technologies)

Tapio Rosenius is the CEO of Skandal Technologies, a new technology start-up developing Ambient Communication systems for built environment. By origin he is a Finnish designer, innovator, artist and an entrepreneur and has been working with light as a medium for...

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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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Dr. Thomas Herr (CBRE)

Dr. Thomas Herr is Managing Director and EMEA Head of Digital Innovation at CBRE. In this role he is responsible for the connection of  CBRE with the European PropTech ecosystem and the management of innovation within the company.  He started his career in the AEC and...

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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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Ina Suutari (NCC)

Ina is a young and inspiring design manager at NCC, with a growing passion for sustainable solutions in construction projects. She was able to fulfill this passion in the Kaskelantie 1 project -the largest Swan Ecolabelled residential building in Finland-, where she...

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Mikko Lietsalmi (DNA)

Mikko Lietsalmi, Director of Business Develepment at DNA Oyj, Wattinen.Mikko has a long career with Nokia in technology strategy and strategy development roles. He is also the co-founder of a start-up Oikian Solutions. Today, Mikko is leading the newly launched...

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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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Mikko Kiiveri (NCC)

Mikko is a hardcore professional of construction, with a decade of experience in residential buildings. Practical every day issues at the site and at the office are resolved with a degree in construction engineering. During Kaskelantie 1 -the largest Swan Ecolabelled...

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Rob Oomen (Madaster)

Rob has been working on circular economy for over 4 years in various occupations. Together with other experts, Rob guided multiple organizations in their transition to circular strategies and business models. Industry wise, his major expertise is in the area of...

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Sanja Hovilainen (Mercuri Urval)

Sanja Hovilainen is a Group Director at Mercuri Urval, a global executive search, professional recruitment and talent advisory consultancy. Sanja has been providing consultancy services for real estate and construction clients for over a decade. She is also an...

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Ken Wong & Julia Buchholz (Whizzl)

Ken Wong - Co-Founder & CEO20 years in software development, computer system design and data processing facilities management. Ken has created, designed and implemented tech solutions for new enterprises as well as corporates in SEA countries. Julia Buchholz...

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