PERTTU PÖLÖNEN

Inventor, Futurist, Author, Speaker, Composer

Perttu

Perttu Pölönen has been given many titles, such as inventor, author, composer, keynote speaker, futurist and visionaire. In Finnish media he has been called a gentle highbrow and a fearless inventor – but deep down, he would rather not use titles at all. Perttu has an endlessly curious mind and a growth mindset, which has lead him to do a lot and learn a lot. His motto? When nothing is certain, everything is possible.

 

Book published!

*in Finnish, coming out in English

INVENTOR

Perttu  is an innovator at heart. At 15 he turned his frustration, music theory, into a simple teaching tool called MusiClock (Fin. Sävelkello). The invention was recognized internationally, followed by an invitation to the Nobel Prize 

Festivities. Awards:

  • MIT 35 Innovators Under 35 in Europe

  • 1. Prize at European Union Contest for Young Scientists

AUTHOR

Perttu's first book, Curriculum for the future, was published in 2020 and is currently at 3rd edition in Finland. The book brings together the skills that will help you succeed in an unprecedented and uncertain future. It promotes creativity, courage, compassion and curiosity.  It's a book for you who want to look into the near future from different perspectives, challenge your own thinking and discover new ideas. 

SPEAKER

Perttu is an inspiring and thought-provoking speaker. He has received excellent feedback on his ability to bring fresh ideas to disruption, evolution of work and education. As a member of the generation Z he has unique perspectives to the changes ahead and happening already. His clients include Google, IBM, NOKIA, Dell, H&M, KPMG, TCS, Accenture, DB Schenker, Finnish Government and others. 

FUTURIST

Perttu received a full scholarship to study at Singularity University, a think tank located at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, CA. He has  a profound knowledge of the future mega trends, disruption, emerging technologies and exponential mindset. At SU he also co-founded 360ed, a non-profit that takes teachers in Myanmar to exemplary classrooms around the world through VR.

COMPOSER

Perttu is a classically trained composer, graduated from Sibelius Academy. His compositions have been performed in Finland, Hungary, Japan and the USA and he has worked in international projects including World Symphony for Peace. Perttu's passion in music lies in simplicity and clarity. He turns his diverse background into interdisciplinary artwork. 

Presentation Schedule

Spring 2020
  • Munkkiniemen seurakunta, 11.1.

  • Antell, 12.1.

  • DB Schenker, 14.1.

  • Taideyliopisto, 16.1.

  • Tampereen yliopisto, 20.1.

  • Ping-studio, 21.1.

  • DNA, 21.1.

  • NOKIA, 22.1.

  • Educa-messut, Messukeskus, 24.-25.1.

  • Vaskivuoren lukio, 28.1.

  • Novartis, 29.1.

  • Jakobstadsregionens Utvecklingsbolag Concordia, 30.1.

  • OPI-päivät, 31.1.-1.2.

  • Kaseva ry, 3.2.

  • Tunneäly Summit, 4.2.

  • Keuke, 4.2.

  • Verohallinto, 5.2.

  • Eversheds Asianajotoimisto, 7.2.

  • Markkinointi ja mainonta, 8.2.

  • Hyria säätiö, 10.2.

  • Helsingin kaupunki, 11.2.

  • Joensuun yliopisto, 11.2.

  • Asiakaspalvelukokemus, Messukeskus, 12.2.

  • Alma Tech Day, 13.2.

  • Raahen koulutuskuntayhtymä, 14.2.

  • Lahden kaupunki, 15.2.

  • ––– Uganda, Africa, 15.2.–5.3. –––

  • Tech Turku Week, 6.3.

  • Tulevaisuuden lukujärjestys -kirjan julkistustilaisuus, 9.3.

  • Tampereen korkeakouluyhteisö, 10.3.

  • Uusikaupunki, 10.3.

  • PacTec, FoodTec & PlastExpo Nordic, 11.3.

  • Touhula-päiväkodit, 11.3.

  • Itä-Suomen OP-Liitto Ry, 13.3.

  • Otavamedia, 17.3. (CANCELED)

  • Google, 19.3. (CANCELED)

  • Suomen erillisverkostot, 19.3. (CANCELED)

  • Vapo, 19.3. (CANCELED)

  • Drum, 20.3. (CANCELED)

  • Würth, 20.3. (CANCELED)

  • Työ- ja elinkeinoministeriö, 23.3. (CANCELED)

  • Teachers and Trainers for the Future, Croatia, 25.3. (CANCELED)

  • Maitoyrittäjät ry, 26.3. (CANCELED)

  • Tapaturmavakuutuskeskus, 27.3. (CANCELED)

  • Vahanen-yhtiöt, 27.3. (CANCELED)

  • WasaTalent, 31.3. (CANCELED)

  • Sponsorointi- ja tapahtumamarkkinointi, 31.3.

  • Tekstiilin ja muodin päivä, 1.4. (CANCELED)

  • Helsingin kaupunki, 1.4.

  • AKL, 1.4. (CANCELED)

  • UPM, 2.4. (CANCELED)

  • Veikkaus, 2.4.

  • Pfizer, 4.4. (CANCELED)

  • Aalto yliopisto, Thought Leaders Talk, 8.4. (CANCELED)

  • Espoon kaupunki, 15.4. (CANCELED)

  • Suomen nuorkauppakamarit, 18.4. (CANCELED)

  • Nuorten ystävät, 20.4.

  • Porin kaupunki, 21.4. (CANCELED)

  • Accountor, 22.4.

  • Työtehoseura ry, 22.4. (CANCELED)

  • Turun kaupunki, 22.4. (CANCELED)

  • Elisan ylemmät toimihenkilöt, 23.4. (CANCELED)

  • Puunjalostusinsinöörit, 23.4. (CANCELED)

  • Staples, 23.4. (CANCELED)

  • Kirjan ja ruusun päivä, Suomalainen kirjakauppa, 23.4. (CANCELED)

  • Taloudellinen tiedotustoimisto, 23.4.

  • TRA2020, 27.4. (CANCELED)

  • Liikkuva ja oppiva yhteisö 2020, Seinäjoki, 28.4. (CANCELED)

  • Janssen-Cilag, 29.4.

  • Ohjaamo Hamina, 29.4. 

  • Turun kaupunki, 4.5. (CANCELED)

  • Otava Oppimisen Palvelut / Jyväskylä, 4.5. (CANCELED)

  • Metropolia AMK, 6.5. (CANCELED)

  • SAS Nordic Forum, 7.5. (CANCELED)

  • Otava Oppimisen Palvelut / Oulu, 7.5. (CANCELED)

  • HEI Schools Summit, 8.5. (CANCELED)

  • Fazer, 8.5. (CANCELED)

  • Vantaan kaupunki, 11.5. (CANCELED)

  • Stora Enso, 12.5. (CANCELED)

  • Future Learning Environment, 12.5. (CANCELED)

  • Eläkesäätiöyhdistys, 13.5. (CANCELED)

  • European Academy of Optometry and Optics, 15.5. (CANCELED)

  • Fazer, 15.5. (CANCELED)

  • Alma Talent, 19.5.

  • Oulun kauppakamari, 19.5.

  • Sitowise, 20.5. (CANCELED)

  • Tunne-seminaari, 20.5. (CANCELED)

  • DNA, 20.5.

  • Global Department Store Summit, USA, 28.-29.5. (CANCELED)

  • Caruna, 28.5.

  • Metropolia AMK, 29.5.

  • Omnia, 29.5. (pre-recorded)

  • Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu, 2.6. (CANCELED)

  • Sweco, 2.6. (CANCELED)

  • Accenture, 3.6.

  • Future Spaces, Clarion Hotel, 3.6.

  • Länsi- ja Sisä-Suomen aluehallintovirasto, 4.6. (CANCELED)

  • Orion Pharma, 4.6.

  • CDK, 4.6. (CANCELED)

  • YLE, 4.6. (CANCELED)

  • KPMG, 5.6. (CANCELED)

  • DB Schenker, 11.6. (CANCELED)

  • Otava, 11.6. (CANCELED)

  • Nokian Tyres, 12.6.

  • Metropolia AMK, 18.6.

  • Pfizer, SuomiAreena, 14.7. (CANCELED)

CANCELLATIONS ARE DUE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Fall 2020
  • Forever Living Products, 1.8.

  • Länsi- ja Sisä-Suomen aluehallintovirasto, 5.8

  • Jyväskylän lyseon lukio, 12.8.

  • National teachers conference, Latvia, 18.8. (CANCELED)

  • Finago, 25.8.

  • Future Learning Environment, 26.8.

  • Pielispakari, 28.8. (CANCELED)

  • Strålfors, 2.9.

  • Ekonomit, 3.9.

  • Wulff, 4.9.

  • Taiteiden yö (Klaukkala), 4.9. (CANCELED)

  • KEO-Karstula, 5.9.

  • Porin kaupunki, 8.9.

  • WasaTalent, 9.9.

  • FCG Koulutus, 10.9.

  • Pohjois-Suomen aluehallintovirasto, 11.9.

  • KUTU-päivät, 14.9. (pre-recorded)

  • Hei Schools Summit, 15.9.

  • UPM, 15.9.

  • Gradia, 16.9.

  • EuroSkills 2020, Austria, 17.9. (CANCELED)

  • Tampereen AMK, 22.9.

  • Ammattiliitto Pro / Tampere, 22.9.

  • Ammattiliitto Pro / Turku, 23.9.

  • Ammattiliitto Pro / Helsinki, 24.9.

  • Ammattiliitto Pro / Oulu, 28.9.

  • Lastensuojelun keskusliitto, 29.-30.9.

  • Maaseutuparlamentti 2020, 1.10. (CANCELED)

  • Wunder, 1.10.

  • Järvenpään kaupunki, 2.10.

  • RKO, 6.10.

  • K-Neste, 7.10.

  • Maitoyrittäjät, 8.10.

  • Sukupuolitautien vastustamisyhdistys, 19.10.

  • Elisan ylemmät toimihenkilöt, 20.10.

  • AKL, 20.10.

  • Eläkesäätiöyhdistys, 21.10.

  • Tekstiilin ja muodin päivä, 22.10.

  • Savosta maailmalle, 22.10.

  • Varhaiskasvatusmessut, 23.10.

  • Rinnekoti, 23.10.

  • Vahanen-yhtiöt, 23.10.

  • JHL, 23.10.

  • Espoon kaupunki, 27.10.

  • Tapaturmavakuutuskeskus, 27.10.

  • Suomen tilintarkastajat, 30.10.

  • Nurmijärven opisto, 3.11.

  • Oske-päivät, 11.11.

  • Vapo, 11.11.

  • TEQU Talk, 12.11.

  • Suomen hammaslääkäriseura Apollonia, 14.11.

  • Vuokranantajat, 14.11.

  • Finnvera, 20.11.

  • Rauman kaupunki, 24.11.

  • Tekniikan akateemiset TEK, 3.12.

 

What's next?

In 2019

  • I delivered 192 keynotes in 8 countries

  • I wrote a book – two editions sold out

  • I wrote 12 columns for various magazines

In 2020

  • I will focus on doing keynotes internationally

  • I will get my book published in English 

  • I will start a Youtube channel and a blog

In 2025

  • I am devoted to contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goals 

  • I continue to advocate human aspects in developing information technologies 

  • I will learn as much as I can – and give it all away 

 

Media

  • "Perttu the fearless." – Helsingin Sanomat

  • "A Super high-brow, Perttu 21, was chosen to go to NASA campus as the only Finn – challenge: solve humanity's grand challenges." – MTV Uutiset

  • "Perttu Pölönen became an inventor already at 15. Anybody can create an invention that changes millions of people's lives, he says." – Helsingin Sanomat

  • "MusiClock takes Perttu to Silicon Valley." – YLE Uutiset

  • "Perttu, 21, explained music theory with just cardboard and a cocktail stick." – Ilta-Sanomat

  • "Young inventor to attend the Nobel festivities." – Suomen Kuvalehti

  • "An invention turned a composer into an entrepreneur." – Talouselämä

  • "Perttu, 21, goes to NASA to solve the world's biggest problems." – Iltalehti

  • "An award in New York, next up Silicon Valley." – Helsingin Sanomat

 

Contact

Perttu will read all emails personally. Get in touch!

© 2020 Perttu Pölönen