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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
Employment
  • 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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Unbelievable - according to FBI hacker got control of a plane
Airplane entertainment system connected to the piloting system, hacker was able to gain control of the engines through the entertainment system - according to Feds
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/05/16/chris-roberts-fbi-plane-hack-one-world-labs/27448335/
A computer security expert hacked into a plane's inflight entertainment system and made it angle sideways by telling one of the engines to go into climb mode. He told the F.B.I. he had hacked into planes "15 to 20 times," according to court documents first made public Friday.
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Shocking. I +1d  your post not because I think what happened was great but because I think people should know about it. Thanks
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Laajennettu todellisuus 150$ miljardin liiketoimintaa 2020. Thing2Data -konsortion määritykset tarjoavat tavaratiedon sisällön laajennetulle todellisuudelle. Konsortiohanke kokoontumisajovaiheessa. Ilmoita minulle, jos olet kiinnostunut. FB-ryhmässä IOT Dream Team julkaistaan kevään mittaan lisätietoja ja otetaan ideoita ja toiveita vastaan. http://fortune.com/2015/04/25/augmented-reality-virtual-reality/
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According to Digi-Capital, the augmented reality market is projected to generate $120 billion in revenue, compared to just $30 billion for the virtual reality market.
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Toi on iha HELVETIN kallis
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AIhetta robotiikasta - ensin huumorilla ja sitten pohdintaa, vievätkö robotit meidän työt vai lisäävätkö ne itse asiassa tasa-arvoa.
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This years MIT Top Ten Technologies listing is refresingly good
MIT:n vuoden 2015 läpimurtoteknologioiden to ten -lista erinomainen!
http://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2015/
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100 radical technologies described, their social impact evaluated and a method for evaluating the social impact of radical technologies presented - published by the Parliament of Finland
http://www.eduskunta.fi/triphome/bin/thw.cgi/trip?${APPL}=erekj&${BASE}=erekj&${THWIDS}=0.20/1424185160_347&${TRIPPIFE}=PDF.pdf
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Best article on driverless vehicles I have ever read
Shows how we should not get stuck with small objections, but look at the larger picture. This article is a major rebuttal of the most common objections to driverless cars. https://medium.com/@mitchturck/i-find-your-lack-of-faith-in-autonomous-cars-disturbing-c5f249e9e623
I am not a smart man. I mean, I get on alright, but there’s no mistaking my role as the comic relief when flanked at a t…
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3D-printed food by Michelin starred chef!
Ravintolassa tarjolla Michelin-tason kokin suunnittelemia 3D-tulosteita!
http://english.astroawani.com/lifestyle/pop-restaurant-london-serve-3d-printed-foods-60213
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Quadcopter was star performer in student celebration!
Hyvä teksti nelikoptereista HS NYTissä http://nyt.fi/a1305952737705
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iPhone medical Top Ten!
iPhone-ultra, ECG, retina scan etc. http://internetmedicine.com/2012/12/14/top-ten-medical-uses-of-the-iphone/
The iPhone has many uses and application in the field of medicine, to either have an original role as a medical device, or to amplify, or enpower another device
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Driverless car beats amateur ralley champion
Robottiauto voittaa kokeneen rallikuskin rata-ajossa. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11410261/Driverless-car-beats-racing-driver-for-first-time.html
Scientists predict motorists could soon be transported by autonomous cars with the driving skills of Michael Schumacher
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