2020 SPEAKERS

Ari Vanhanen (Colliers)

Ari Vanhanen, M.Sc. (Engineering), is the CEO of Colliers International Finland, a leading commercial real estate services organization. Ari has over 20 years of experience in ICT and B2B outsourcing business. During his career, Ari has worked in several managerial...

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Alberto Zorrilla (KPMG)

Alberto joined KPMG on October 2018. Since, he has been working on Cyber Security Testing, Red Teaming and Industrial Cyber Security. Before joining he had been working on “purple team” engagements, doing both secure infrastructure architecture, secure deployment and...

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Erika Salmenvaara (Antilooppi)

Erika Salmenvaara leads Antilooppi, a Finnish real estate owner, on its sustainable growth path as Head of Sustainability and Property Management. Erika is a customer-centric and experienced real estate professional. She believes that technology and data will help...

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Ibrahim Imam (PlanRadar)

Ibrahim Imam is a Co-Founder and  Co-CEO at PlanRadar. Ibrahim leads the company and growth strategy and all related go-to-market teams at PlanRadar ranging from Marketing and Acquisition to Sales and Channel Management. Ibrahim founded, together with Sander, five...

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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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Riikka Sievänen (KPMG)

Dr. Riikka Sievänen coordinates KPMG’s Sustainable Finance and responsible investment services in Finland. in her work, she supports institutional investors and financiers with ESG at various stages including property. Riikka has been leading KPMG’s Global Sustainable...

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Henrik Svanqvist (TMPL)

Henrik Svanqvist founded Tmpl Solutions in 2015 with the ambition to improve cities and residents lives with the help of modern digital technology. Building on over 25 years of experience in the property industry,  Henrik has held several positions at Skanska Group, ...

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Maija Ilmoniemi (RecoTech 2020 host)

Maija Ilmoniemi is a Finnish journalist, presenter and radio and event host. She has worked e.g. for the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) and currently as a freelancer and entrepreneur. Maija is a versatile professional, an artist and entertainer whose most...

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Joseph Zawaideh (Levitate Technologies, Inc.)

Joseph Zawaideh is VP Marketing & Business Development, Co-Founder at Levitate Technologies, Inc. Joseph has 25 years of experience and leadership roles in six startups in the wellness, health and safety and medical device industries.   He holds a Bachelor of...

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Juhani Strömberg (Seedi)

PhD Juhani Strömberg has acted for the last 6 years as a business angel, board professional and executive advisor. Prior that he had a long career on corporate senior management and board levels in the IT and logistics service industries.   At the moment Juhani is...

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Anssi Salonen (Spacent)

PhD Anssi Salonen is currently walking his talk, as being a part of Spacent. He started as the first CEO of the company and now looks after day-to-day operations from COO position. Earlier Salonen was involved strongly in Finnish proptech scene working in the team to...

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Asbjørn Søndergaard (Odico A/S)

Asbjørn Søndergaard is the co-founder and CTO of Odico A/S. Asbjørn is an entrepreneur of robot-based architecture and is internationally recognized as an expert in advanced robotic construction and building materials. In his role as development manager and technical...

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Jyrki Keinänen (AINS Group)

Jyrki Keinänen, D.Sc. (Tech.), is the CEO of AINS Group and an open-minded driver of the real estate and construction industry development. He speaks and works passionately for better construction, alliances, digital solutions and customer & community value. AINS...

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Ditte Lysgaard Vind (Lendager)

Ditte is a renowned circular economy and design expert and author of A Changemakers guide to the future and managing partner of Lendager; The Circular Way – a strategic consultancy and part of Lendager Group. Furthermore, Ditte is a member of the Executive Board of...

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Kalle Salmi (Kodit.io)

Kalle Salmi is the Founder and CEO of Kodit.io, the leading iBuyer startup in Europe with a mission to make buying and selling homes fast, simple and safe. Backed by the leading European and US investors such as Speedinvest, Schibsted, FJ Labs...

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Leopold Neuerburg (Building Radar)

Leopold Neuerburg founded the construction technology company in 2015 together with Paul Indinger. The two are still managing directors of Building Radar today. Prior to that Leopold studied at the LSE (MSc), Cambridge (PgD), CDTM (HD) and LMU (BSc). Before Building...

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Martin McGloin (Airthings)

Martin McGloin is the Product Manager for Airthings for Business, a comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring and insights solution for commercial buildings. Airthings have developed a range of wireless and battery operated IAQ devices, recently recognised by...

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Rudi Skogman (Blok)

Rudi is one of the co-founders and the CEO of the Finnish real estate startup Blok. He’s been a visible figure in the Finnish startup scene for the past 11 years, organising events big and small. Before founding Blok, he spent 5 years building the tech conference...

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Niko Karstikko (BobW)

Niko Karstikko is a seasoned tech entrepreneur reinventing the hospitality industry as Co-Founder & CEO of Bob W. Backed by NREP, byFounders VC, Kaamos and other leading real estate and venture capital investors, Bob W offers a fresh and sustainable alternative to...

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Robert Lann (Sensative)

Robert have been in the enterprise IT domain for +23 years. First decade with Capgemini in various assignements and customer projects. Then in different public organisations, including the swedish central bank (Riksbanken) and five years in the central digitalisation...

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Erkki Ahonen (Visma Tampuuri Oy)

Erkki Ahonen has been working At Visma Tampuuri for the past 3 years. Currently he works as Manager, Partnerships and ecosystem at Visma Tampuuri. He is a real estate professional with experience in property maintenance business, real estate management business,...

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Juha Raitanen (Visma Tampuuri Oy)

Juha started working at Visma Tampuuri (previously Talokeskus Yhtiöt Oy) in 2014 as Business Unit Director and in June 2018 he was appointed as Managing Director of Visma Tampuuri. Previously Juha was a co-founder of Festum and has been working in the software...

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Jan-Kristian Westerlund (IISY)

Jan-Kristian Westerlund is a partner at the digital engineering company IISY and the Chief Commercial Officer for their Indoor-Climate-Management-as-a-Service product Freesi. It is the most scalable turnkey solution for preventing indoor climate problems and for...

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Rick Aller (720°)

Rick Aller is the Co-Founder and CEO of 720°, the world's first Indoor Climate AI platform. 720° is utilized by hundreds of organizations to analyze Building IoT data to improve occupant comfort, well-being and performance while addressing their ESG targets. Rick is a...

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Ivan Nokhrin (Wiredhut)

Ivan Nokhrin runs a boutique digital advisory and proptech portfolio management firm Wiredhut. He is focused on building a professional global network around the topic of technologies in real estate. Ivan has in-depth knowledge of the B2B business processes in the...

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Petter Bengtsson (Zynka)

Petter Bengtsson is the CEO of Zynka Group. With its vision to digitalize the built environment, they are delivering digital twin services throughout the entire lifecycle of a building. Among there customers are some of the largest commercial and industrial real...

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Tomi Ventovuori (Colliers)

Tomi Ventovuori PhD is a forerunner in digitalising the real estate industry. Tomi has over 20 years of experience in property business including mid to large size organizations, sales, corporate development and business management, operations and strategy. Tomi is...

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Pablo Roldos (Estabild)

In the last few years, the construction industry has been experiencing an unprecedented shift towards technology adoption. New tools and modern technologies are being embraced by folks executing the work on the field. Thanks to this, the information captured at the...

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Katrine Larsen (hococo)

Katrine is a co-founder at hococo, a support and communications platform that connects tenants and landlords. With a clear vision on where the future tenant experience is heading, hococo strives to give property administrators a tool that simplifies their daily...

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Lars Groth (DinGeo)

Lars has been working with geographical data centered around an address for more than a decade. Firstly creating professional tools digging into dwelling register and statistical databases to analyse customer databases and creating target groups for companies. Since...

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Viktor Vitell (Egain)

Viktor has an entrepreneurial background from the IT industry and over 20 years of experience from global companies and startups.  With a clear focus on how Proptech can propeller sustainability, he now leads the thought leadership as CMO of Egain, backed by the...

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Andreas Fryden (Estate Logs)

Andreas Frydén is the CEO of Estate Logs, a leading property management platform. He has over a decade of experience in Real Estate Investment and PropTech across the Nordics and the US. Andreas thinks the world should be running more sustainable buildings through a...

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Jason Whittet (AWS)

Jason works for AWS as the Digital Innovation Lead at the Arizona State University Smart Cities Cloud Innovation Center. He previously led Smart Cities efforts for 100 Resilient Cities at the Rockefeller Foundation and held smart cities roles at GE, ATT and IDC...

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Alf Rehn (University of Southern Denmark)

Alf Rehn is a globally noted thought leader in innovation, trends, and creativity; a sought- after speaker, an author and a columnist, as well as a well-regarded commentator on leadership and organizational culture. He has held the Chair of Management and Organization...

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Rhea Claus (Lane)

As Chief Client Officer at Lane, Rhea is dedicated to making sure the customers are getting the most out of their workplace experience. A Techstars alumnus and active member of the tech community, Rhea is passionate about developing and fostering connections and...

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Zach Aarons (MetaProp)

Zach Aarons is an award-winning PropTech investor, best selling author, professor, and speaker who has been a pioneering thought leader at the forefront of real estate technology for over a decade. In 2010, while working as a Project Manager for internationally...

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Pim van Wylick (Planalogic)

Pim van Wylick is an architect, innovator and entrepreneur. He is the founder of THE FORM FOUNDATION. and Planalogic. As an advocate of interdisciplinary research and collaboration, he likes to think outside the conventional framework. Trained as an architect, and has...

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Lisa Bolte (RealValue)

Lisa Bolte is an entrepreneur based in France. After working in multiple countries like China and the United States, Lisa considers communication as the critical factor to usher innovation in today’s business environment. She has worked for the last 10 years in...

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Stefan Scheuerle (Sensorberg)

Stefan Scheuerle is an industry veteran of the telco industry. Starting as a consultant with Ericsson he later managed the first ever UMTS contract in Europe for Huawei back in 2004. After that he then mainly worked in leading positions covering the Vodafone Global...

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Caro Lundin (Creative Director & Co-Founder, ARC Club)

Caro is a Swedish citizen, practising in London since 2008. She is an alumna of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and previously an Associate Lecturer in Architecture at Oxford Brookes. She co-founded and ran Sundae Studios for 6 years, an architecture practise...

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Ashish Mohite (Hyperion Robotics)

Ashish is an architect and Phd researcher with more than 8 years of experience in 3D printing space. He is the co-founder and Chief Design Officer of Hyperion Robotics, where he takes care of technology and design innovation.  With more than 10 years of experience...

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Wasim Rashid (Orbit Technology)

Wasim Rashid (b.1971) is an expert in new business models, technology driven product development and has worked extensively with digitalization of business models in large companies. Prior to joining R8, he was Executive Vice President Norwegian bank,  DNB. He has...

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Ulrik Branner (Let’s build)

Ulrik Branner - Boardmember and Executive of LetsBuild (formerly GenieBellt). After more than 20 years working with technology from a commercial angle, Ulrik entered Construction in 2014. He forms part of the executive management of LetsBuild - a 5 years old ConTech...

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Rick Bawcum (Crosswalk)

Named one of the DC-area's Top Association Tech Gurus, Rick Bawcum is the CEO / Founder of Crosswalk, the first agile API to network Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) MasterFormat®, Uniformat®, and OmniClass® classifications with the world’s building...

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Gavin J. Gallagher (Property Investor | Entrepreneur)

Gavin collaborates with corporate occupiers in the design, development and operation of highly productive work environments that resonate and engage with a younger workforce. He is responsible for the running of EastPoint, an established business park with 50+...

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Andrew Baum (University of Oxford)

Andrew Baum is Professor of Practice at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Professor Emeritus at the University of Reading. He is Chairman of Newcore Capital Management, a real estate fund manager focussed on alternatives, and advisor to several...

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