2020 SPEAKERS

Klaus Nyengaard (LetsBuild)

Klaus is CEO of LetsBuild, which he co-founded in 2013. LetsBuild is a 120 man company based in Copenhagen & Brussels, which helps the Construction industry to digitize & analyze their on-site activities. Previously Klaus's entrepreneurial and company building...

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Anne Stenros

Dr. Anne Stenros is a leading design strategist and creative leadership mentor. She is former CDO of City of Helsinki and Design Director at Kone Corporation. Her passion is creative leadership and strategic design. She is curious about the future of cities,...

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Eva Geitel

Eva Geitel is a project architect at ALA Architects, a studio specialized in public buildings and future oriented concepts. She is also the former Vice President of the Finnish Association of Architects, SAFA. Besides practicing architecture, she is also passionate...

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Vesa Harju (Helen)

Vesa Harju (VP, Smart Buildings) is an engineer and a change manager with versatile experience in building technologies, starting up new energy businesses and pushing the industry for smarter energy solutions and better indoor conditions. Buildings and energy systems...

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Charlie Morrow (MorrowSound)

Charlie Morrow is a composer, sound artist and sound specialist, poet, publisher, graphic artist, event organiser and much more. His innovations and patents in immersive sound method have led the rapidly expanding field of environmental sound analysis, planning,...

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Patrik Etelävuori (Newsec)

Patrik has multifaceted expertise encompassing business needs, corporate culture, digitalization and technology as well as people experience. With a human-centred approach, Patrik has brought meaningful change across ever-growing, dynamic organizations from defining...

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Pirjo Jantunen (Helen)

Pirjo Jantunen develops low-carbon energy solutions at Helen, Finnish energy utility, as Business Development Manager. She works especially in the field of energy efficiency services and decentralised heating solutions for buildings. Pirjo’s passion is to improve the...

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Pirita Näkkäläjärvi (Helen Ventures)

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi works as an M&A Director at Helen Ventures. Pirita has a dual role: she is responsible for Helen’s mergers and acquisitions, and she also does startup investments at Helen Ventures. She has had a long career in M&A, and strategy development...

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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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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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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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Eero Puurunen (Sitowise)

An architect and senior environmental expert at Sitowise, Eero is a trailblazer in linking design with analysis. He has developed flexible, parametric methods for analyzing environmental performance of buildings and cities throughout his more than 15 years of design...

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Markus Nieminen (Sponda)

Markus is a result-oriented business leader in Sponda Ltd, with 20 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate, Property and Facilities Management. He has worked with a variety of Global customers including Shell, IBM, Deutsche Bank, P&G, Microsoft and Citigroup...

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Jukka Hautala (Reslink)

Jukka Hautala, is the CO-Founder and CEO of Reslink Solutions Finland and UK. Company specializing for field force processes mobilization and digitalization. Jukka has 20 years of experience from this field and during the years 11 countries delivered and more than...

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Pekka Honkonen (Honkio)

Pekka Honkonen is CTO and Founder at Honkio Oy. Pekka is a true technology guru who has design 3 award-winning mobile services, and 2 of these has won 1st prize at Slush. He has developed a flexible and smart technology platform, called Honkio. The capabilities...

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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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Jarkko Moilanen (Platform of Trust)

Jarkko is a long term API and Platform Economy professional with PhD degree (2017) built around a network-driven economy. He is known as the Doctor of Developer eXperience and API Economist ("APItalist) and he currently acts as the Chief Development Officer at...

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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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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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