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Risto Linturi
Works at Sovelto
Attended Aalto University
Lives in Helsinki
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  • Aalto University
    Applied Mathematics, 1977 - 1981
  • Aalto University
    Strategy & Organization theory, 2002
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林都立
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Futurist, New Growth Platforms
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I will share publicly news and viewpoints that illustrate how the world is changing. Now and then I include other items that reflect my values. I am a professional futurist, specialized in weak signals and novel business strategies. I have strong background in ICT and strategy.

Good Finnish intro to Google+ is here Plussaajille by Jaana Nyström. And an English one for you others here with Ahmed Zeesham.

CV: I started my career by designing an online service in late 70's. I then developed two real time operating systems for embedded devices and did research in modelling fault tolerant multiprocessor environments.  After two years in middle management I set up what was to become Scandinavia's largest ICT-training company and since then I have been involved in raising several successful high tech start ups. 

I have been given a Chinese name that can also be used in web-searches 林都立 if you read Chinese.

Recent involvements include Innofactor, Sovelto and Lonix.

On the sidelines I have initiated several industry-wide ICT-projects. 1993 Multimedia Yearbook, 1996 Helsinki Arena 2000, 2001 COBA, and 2009 Supermatrix.

I have been an entrepreneur from 1984, employed by our family company R. Linturi Plc. Since 2004 I have taught c. 500 development managers how to come up with Radical Innovations. I have also sat on the board of c. two dozen ICT-startup's including two that have been listed. In 2009 and 2010 I was elected Chairman of Finnet Association, an association of 29 local telco's.

My interviews have been published in several dozen TV-channels and major papers including CBS,  PBS, Granada, BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Newsweek and Time. Guest columns have appeared in Newsweek and Guardian and steady columns in Finnish computer magazines. 

I have had my moments on the global podiums with presidents, prime ministers and Nobel Laureates - I felt much like Alice in Wonderland ;-D. But all celebrities are people like you and me when seen from close by. And wisest of all people I have talked with are carpenters. They know that anything, be that castles or ideas, which are built on loose foundations, will crumble. They are often the quiet types with no need to seem bigger than they are.

I am interested in futures research, novel business ideas and creativity in business strategies, and naturally in social media. I enjoy teaching and mentoring. Hobbies include science fiction, two Irish Wolfhounds, fishing, and before the computer age I used to be a radio amateur.

Bragging rights
Two consecutive invitations to speak in the World Congress on IT. Invitation by the Director General of UNESCO to be a member in High Level Group of Visionaries on Knowledge Acquisition and Sharing. Nomination for "The most innovative broadband technology" by Financial Times in 1998.
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Futurist, Business Ecosystem Catalyst
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  • Sovelto
    Executive Catalyst, 1983 - present
  • FC Sovelto Plc.
    Director R&D, 2011 - present
  • Futurist, posting comments on robotics, 3d-printing, graphene, congitive science and other stuff changing our world or helping us understand it.
    Futurist, 2011 - present
  • Aalto University
    Program Director of Radical Innovations, 2004 - 2012
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Extensive report on 100 Radical technologies published by the Parliament of Finland contains links to 1.000 tech sources

This extensive technology foresight report - published by the Parliament of Finland: Technological change 2013-2016, was participated by hundreds of tech savvy Finns. I hope you find it interesting enough to post it someplace. It contains over 1.000 sources and detailed view on the progress of 100 fields of technology from 2013 up to today. https://www.eduskunta.fi/FI/tietoaeduskunnasta/julkaisut/Documents/tuvj_2+2016.pdf
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The future and the idea of Finland, English translation
My article where I consider how the idea of Finland fares
The article is published in the context of the forthcoming 100 year anniversary of the Finnish independence.
http://suomifinland100.fi/tulevaisuus-ja-suomen-idea/?lang=en
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> "The best idea of Finland is to be a standard bearer of progress and education. "

Well said. I believe that is where the national pride of Finland and Fins should lie at. Not in ice-hockey or long-distance running.

Culture yes, music, science, education, well-run transparent democratic civil society.

> "Anyone can acquire university-level know-how without leaving home. "

Yes, in Finland in particular. In many poorer, less egalitarian societies children can't afford to stay at home to study via internet, or even attend a school. They need to work for living from early ages.

In Finland everybody can get a high-level education if they have the aptitude for it and that is the main strength Finland has. Having reached this level I think the next challenge is to improve the quality of education with the help of educational research and new tools like e-learning. Then Finland should start exporting its know-how of education.

Being a Finn I am naturally proud of my country, not so much of it's ice-hockey team but its educational achievement. Let Finland shine as a beacon in the knowledge-based future.

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Sopimus syntyi! Valtiot kykenevät yhteistyöhön! Ranska osoittautui diplomatian taituriksi - suotta ei ranska ole diplomatian kieli!

Nyt hurraamme hetkisen! Hienoa :-D. Tämä ei toki riitä, mutta käänteentekevä tämä toivottavasti on. Tässä voi yhtyä Suomen ympäristöministerin kantaan. Viiden vuoden välein tapahtuvat kiristykset tähän ja lopuksi ylimääräisen hiilidioksidin kerääminen talteen ilmakehästä - keinot ovat olemassa, joilla saatamme jopa pysyä +2C -rajan alapuolella. Ponnisteluja se vaatii ja nyt olemme niiden alussa. Mutta palkitsevaa se on, jos saamme tällä ponnistuksella aikaan päästötöntä, halpaa energiaa. Sitä kohden kannattaa ponnistella. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/12/12/proposed-historic-climate-pact-nears-final-vote/
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Diplomats from 196 countries prepared to vote on a far-reaching climate accord that seeks to halt the rapid growth of man-made greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and prevent a dangerous warming of the planet.
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Näinkö helppoa kaikki olikin? En muista, miten lämpenemisen piti käydä tilanteessa, jossa tällä hetkellä lopetetaan aivan kaikki CO2-päästöt. Oliko niin, että tähänastisten päästöjen piti näkyä ja tuntua vielä muutaman kymmenen vuotta. 
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Here press release and link to my latest study on 
The impact of future technology on human sustainable well being!

http://www.sitra.fi/en/news/megatrends/technology-can-help-us-achieve-sustainable-well-being
While technological progress offers our society enormous opportunities, these could become threats if our structures remain too rigid.
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FDA approves 3D-printed personalized pills for epileptics 
FDA hyväksyi 3D-tulostetun lääkepillerin epileptikoille!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/08/04/fdas-approval-of-first-3-d-printed-pill-opens-up-endless-possibilities-for-personalized-medicine/
The drug is approved for treatment of certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy.
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Major new memory technology from Intel
128Gb on a single die and 1000 times faster than flash!
Yhteen pieneen siruun 128Gigabittiä - 1000 kertaa flash -muistia nopeampi - Intelilta täysin uusi muistiteknologia! http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2015/07/28/intel-and-micron-produce-breakthrough-memory-technology
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Suomen idea on enemmän hajallaan kuin koskaan viimeisen sadan vuoden aikana. Suomi juhlii pian satavuotista itsenäisyyttä. SuomiFinland100.fi on sivusto, joka Valtioneuvoston organisoimana juhlavuoteen liittyviä tapahtumia tukee. Koin haasteeksi avata kirjoitukset tulevaisuudesta tällaisella foorumilla, ja yritin parhaani. Ajattelin sopivaksi kuvata, miten tulevaisuus muuttaa Suomen ideaa. Yllätyin itse lopputuloksesta. Toivottavasti jaatte tämän, jos jaksatte lukea ja lukemastanne pidätte.

Teksti on käännetty myös ruotsiksi ja englanniksi!

http://suomifinland100.fi/tulevaisuus-ja-suomen-idea/
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Sodan tulevaisuus! Taistellaanko leluilla, somella vai prioneilla, tiedämmekö edes olevamme sodassa? http://www.defmin.fi/files/3272/Tulevaisuuden_teknologioiden_vaikutukset_turvallisuuden_haasteisiin.pdf
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Kiitos Risto tämän jakamisesta.t.Marko
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Technology policy for sustainable well-being
Raportti esittää suuren joukon syitä, miksi monet nykyiset politiikkalohkot teollisuuspolitiikasta koulutuspolitiikkaan ja yhteiskuntapolitiikkaan tulisi harkita uudelleen teknologian kehittyessä. Uhat realisoituvat joka tapauksessa, mahdollisuudet vain, jos tartumme niihin.
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Here press release and link to my latest study on 
The impact of future technology on human sustainable well being!

http://www.sitra.fi/en/news/megatrends/technology-can-help-us-achieve-sustainable-well-being
While technological progress offers our society enormous opportunities, these could become threats if our structures remain too rigid.
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Sovelto Channel - tuhansia opetusvideoita!
Local Finnish Online ICT Academy!

Perehdy tähän - tieto ja taito sormenpäihin :-)
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Miten uudet oppimismahdollisuudet voivat muuttaa työn ja talouden? Näin sen tekee Sovelto Channel. #Suomi    #digitalisaatio   #tuottavuus   #tuottavuusloikka  
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Numerous #Plutofyby  photos on #nasa  pages!
Laaja joukko  #PlutoFlyby kuvia nyt Nasan sivuilla - kannatta vilkaista! http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/images/index.html
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Always leave the audience wanting more. 
There's still some 14 weeks of data left to be sent.
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