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Perttu Pölönen is a futurist, inventor and author. He has studied future technologies at Singularity University, based at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, co-founded an edtech company in Myanmar, written two books and won EU’s biggest science competition for youth. In 2018 MIT Tech Review honored him among the 35 Innovators Under 35 in Europe.

 
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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 has written two books: Future Skills and Future Identities. Future Skills brings together the skills that will help you succeed in an unprecedented and uncertain future, such as perseverance, character, compassion and courage. Future Identities explores new ways of building an identity for 21st. Perttu's books are for people who want to challenge their 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

Fall 2021
  • Salon seudun koulutuskuntayhtymä, 2.8.

  • Itä-Helsingin musiikkiopisto, 12.8.

  • Palvelualojen ammattiliitto, 14.8.

  • AstraZeneca, 18.8.

  • Academy of Brain, 25.8.

  • Valtakunnalliset sosiaalialan osaamiskeskuspäivät, 25.8.

  • Tietokirjat.fi-tapahtuma, 25.8.

  • Tampereen kaupunki, 26.8. (CANCELED)

  • Turun kaupunki, 26.8.

  • Linnan Kehitys, 1.9.

  • Otava Oppimisen palvelut, 1.9.

  • Rastor-Instituutti, 2.9.

  • Jkmm Arkkitehdit, 3.9.

  • Porvoon Yrittäjät, 5.9.

  • Helsingin kaupunki, 6.9.

  • Puumessut, 9.9. (CANCELED)

  • Kuopion kaupunki, 10.9.

  • Pelastakaa Lapset ry, 13.9.

  • Turun kaupunki, 13.9.

  • LAB AMK, 14.9.

  • Eurasian Media Forum 2021, Nur-Sultan, KAZAKHSTAN, 16.9.

  • Cursor, 21.9.

  • LAB AMK, 21.9.

  • M-Files, 21.9. (pre-recorded)

  • Newsec, 23.9. (pre-recorded)

  • EURO Skills 2021, Graz, AUSTRIA, 23.9.

  • Maaseutuparlamentti, 28.9.

  • Puhtaus, 29.9.

  • Eläkesäätiöyhdistys, 29.9. (CANCELED)

  • Gradia, 6.10.

  • Vaasan AMK, 6.10.

  • KPMG, 6.10.

  • Kuopion Kaupunkikeskustan Kehittämisyhdistys, 7.10.

  • Porin nuorkauppakamari, 8.10.

  • Helsingin Ekonomit, 8.10.

  • Helkama-Auto, 11.10.

  • Virtuaaliset sairaanhoitajapäivät, 11.10.

  • YLE / Media-akatemia eduskunnassa, 11.10.

  • Abloy, 13.10.

  • Rauman kaupunki, 13.10.

  • Uudenmaan TE-toimisto, 15.10.

  • eLearning SUMMIT Tour London, UK, 21.10. (CANCELED)

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Finland, 26.10.

  • SOK, 26.10.

  • Tampereen evankelis-luterilainen seurakuntayhtymä, 27.10.

  • Kajaanin AMK, 27.10.

  • Executive Global Network, 28.10.

  • Varma, 28.10.

  • Hoito- ja kuntoutuslaitosten liitto, 29.10.

  • JHL Ammattialafoorumi, 29.10.

  • Suomen tilintarkastajat, 29.10.

  • Helsingin kirjamessut, 30.10.

  • EcoCity Forum, 2.11.

  • NCC Suomi, 2.11.

  • Helsingin kauppakamari, 2.11.

  • Ensto, 3.11.

  • Visit Vaasa, 4.11.

  • Helsingin kaupunki, 4.11.

  • OK Perintä, 5.11.

  • A-Insinöörit, 5.11.

  • 3AMK, 8.11.

  • Kaikki liikkeessä 2030, Traficom, 9.11.

  • OneMed, 10.11.

  • Berner, 11.11.

  • Antti Ahlström Perilliset, 11.11.

  • Finnvera, 12.11. (CANCELED)

  • Kasvun ja oppimisen tuen päivät, 12.11.

  • Kokkola Material Week, 15.11.

  • Nordea, 16.11.

  • Barona, 16.11.

  • Haaga-Helia & Laurea AMK, 17.11.

  • CapMan, 18.11.

  • Kymenlaakson kauppakamari, 18.11.

  • Fisme, 19.11.

  • Verohallinto, 19.11.

  • Hoivatilat, 23.11. (CANCELED)

  • Helsinki Business College, 24.11.

  • Saimaan ammattiopisto Sampo, 25.11.

  • Kaukolämpöalan seminaari, 26.11.

  • Kajaanin kaupunki, 26.11.

  • Vantaan kaupunki, 26.11.

  • Hurmaavan Surmaava Kulutus, 26.11.

  • Kestävä Elämä, 27.-28.11. (CANCELED)

  • Warkauden Kaupunkikeskusta, 30.11.

  • Online Educa Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY, 3.12.

  • Helsingin luonnontiedelukio, 4.12.

  • Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu, 7.12. (CANCELED)

  • Helsingin Seudun Liikenne, 8.12.

  • European Social Innovation Competition, Award Ceremony, 8.12.

  • Keski-Uudenmaan Sote, 8.12.

  • CxO Show / Management Events, 8.12.

  • If, 9.12.

  • Polvijärven kunta, 9.12.

  • SKF, 9.12.

  • Eläinlääkäripäivät, 9.12.

  • CI&T, 9.12. (pre-recorded), BRAZIL

  • JM-Talot, 10.12.

Spring 2022
  • Pfizer, 14.1. (CANCELED)

  • Johtajuusfoorumi, 14.1. (CANCELED)

  • Keuda, 17.1.

  • Fennia, 18.1.

  • FCG, 20.1. 

  • Entrepreneur of the Year Gala, 21.1. (CANCELED)

  • Human Week Webinar, TURKEY, 24.1.

  • Tampereen AMK, 26.1.

  • Yrittäjät, 28.1.  (CANCELED)

  • EDUCA, 28.-29.1. (CANCELED)

  • Kainuun ELY-keskus, 1.2.

  • Tunneäly Summit, 2.2.

  • KSAO, 3.2.

  • RoboController, 10.2.

  • KSAO, 10.2.

  • Raisioaqua, 16.2.

  • Gradia, 17.2.

  • KASO, 17.2.

  • Vantaan kaupunki, 10.3.

  • Wulff Business Forum, 11.3.

  • Entrepreneur of the Year Gala, 11.3.

  • Singularity University Group, 16.3.

  • Password 2022, Tallinn, ESTONIA, 23.3.

  • Pohjola Rakennus, 25.3.

  • Kestävä Elämä, 26.-27.3. (CANCELED)

  • Fennia, 30.3.

  • PulPaper 2022, 31.3. (CANCELED)

  • Nordea, 1.4.

  • Nordea, 7.4.

  • Pfizer, 13.5.

  • Finnvera, 20.5.

  • Suomen Kameraseurojen Liitto, 21.5.

  • Revive, 22.-23.5.

  • Pielispakari, 28.5.

  • Hämeen AMK, 7.6.

  • Työterveyslaitos, 8.6.

  • FIAD / Innovation Forum for Learning and Development, SPAIN, 8.6.

  • PulPaper 2022, 9.6.

For every keynote delivered, Perttu plants a tree in Tanzania through Miljoona Puuta project. Read more here (in Finnish).

 
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2021

Future Skills Publication in the USA 

Radio program for YLE in Finland

TEDx Talk

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2022

Keynotes internationally

New translations of Future Skills

Start writing third book...

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2026

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Learn something new every day

Human Revolution

Books

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FUTURE SKILLS

Finnish inventor, composer, and futurist Perttu Pölönen argues that the next revolution is a human revolution. To counterbalance the world we digitalized, we need to develop creativity, perseverance, compassion, and curiosity—those same soft skills that give our lives meaning and set us apart from machines. What can we get from you that we can’t get from Google?

 

”Our capacity for problem solving is a vital attribute of humankind – and Perttu Pölönen has captured the very essence of what our future depends on. Future Skills is an insightful and encouraging book about what skills we as a society should cultivate in the coming years and why. Filled with inspiring personal stories and thought-provoking examples, this is a book I would make my students read. Perttu is a visionary young thinker. ” – Esther Wojcicki, Educator and Best-Selling Author of How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results

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Regarding book inquiries, contact Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Foreign rights inquiries: info@ahlbackagency.com / US edition: elina@ahlbackagency.com

 
 

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🇫🇮 Kuuntele radio-ohjelma YLE Areenassa

🇺🇸 Radio program in Finnish

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