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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

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.

  • Sipoon kaupunki, 5.2.

  • Espoon kaupunki, 9.2.

  • RoboController, 10.2.

  • KSAO, 10.2.

  • Gradia, 17.2.

  • KASO, 17.2.

  • Metso Outotec, 8.3.

  • Boliden Harjavalta, 10.3.

  • Vantaan kaupunki, 10.3.

  • FCG, 11.3.

  • Wulff Business Forum, 11.3. (CANCELED)

  • Entrepreneur of the Year Gala, 11.3.

  • Tampereen kaupunki, 12.3.

  • Rinta-Joupin Autoliike, 17.3.

  • Sanoma Pro, 17.3.

  • Aava & Bang, 18.3.

  • European Commission / Digital Education Stakeholder Forum, 22.3.

  • Password 2022, Tallinn, ESTONIA, 23.3.

  • Singularity University Group, 23.3.

  • Rinta-Joupin Autoliike, 24.3.

  • Tekniikan akateemiset, 24.3.

  • Koulutusavain, 25.3.

  • Eduskunta / Nuorten parlamentti, 25.3.

  • Pohjola Rakennus, 25.3. (CANCELED)

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

  • Raisioaqua, 30.3.

  • PulPaper 2022, 31.3. (CANCELED)

  • Mehiläinen, 2.4. (CANCELED)

  • A-Insinöörit, 4.4.

  • Sweco, 5.4.

  • Nordea, 7.4.

  • Fortum, 7.4.

  • Iin kaupunki, 9.4.

  • Newsec, 12.4.

  • Nordea, 12.4.

  • Yrittäjät, 23.4.

  • Porin kaupunki, 25.4.

  • Alma HRD Tech Day 2022, 26.4. (CANCELED)

  • Teknologian kehittämiskeskus VTT, 28.4.

  • Vantaan kaupunki, 28.4.

  • Etelä-Suomen Media, 28.4. (CANCELED)

  • Fennia, 29.4.

  • Etelä-Suomen Media, 4.5. (CANCELED)

  • Lab AMK, 10.5.

  • Pfizer, 13.5.

  • Siili Solutions, 13.5.

  • Salon kaupunki, 17.5.

  • Kaakkois-Suomen AMK, 17.5.

  • Satakunnan AMK, 17.5.

  • IT Management Conference, Tallinn, ESTONIA, 17.5. (pre-recorded) 

  • Keypro, 18.5.

  • Eläkesäätiöyhdistys, 19.5.

  • Haugen-Gruppen, 19.5.

  • Finnvera, 20.5. (CANCELED)

  • Suomen Kameraseurojen Liitto, 21.5.

  • Revive, 22.-23.5. (CANCELED)

  • Atria, Stockholm, SWEDEN, 24.5.

  • Valmet, 25.5.

  • Life School / FILA, 25.5.

  • Pielispakari, 28.5.

  • F-Secure, 1.-2.6.

  • Latvian Ministers of Education and Science, Riga, LATVIA, 3.6.

  • Ahlström Capital, 6.6.

  • Hämeen AMK, 7.6.

  • Valtioneuvoston kanslia, 8.6.

  • SSAB, 8.6.

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

  • Työterveyslaitos, 8.6.

  • Humap, 9.6.

  • Lejos, 9.6.

  • Pfizer, 10.6.

  • Aalto Women in Business, 14.6.

  • Huawei, 15.6.

  • Prizztech, 16.6.

  • KONE, 21.6.

  • Kuutamolla, MTV3 / SuomiAreena, 11.7.

  • Tietoevry / SuomiAreena, 12.7.

  • Forssa-Areena, 28.7.

Fall 2022
  • Nokian kaupunki, 8.8.

  • Hämeen AMK, 18.8.

  • Pohjola Rakennus, 19.8. (CANCELED)

  • Viitasaaren kaupunki, 20.8.

  • Tosiboxi, 25.8.

  • Kittilän kunta & Levin  kunta, 30.8.

  • Kotkan Nuorkauppakamari, 2.9.

  • Nokian kaupunki, 3.9.

  • Forssan ammatti-instituutti, 5.9.

  • Työtehoseura, 8.9.

  • Handelsbanken, 9.9.

  • Mehiläinen, 10.9.

  • Kymenlaakson Korkeakouluyhdistys, 13.9.

  • Bayer, GERMANY, 13.9.

  • Lapin AMK, 14.9.

  • YTK, 14.9.

  • SOK, 15.9.

  • Keskuskauppakamarin liikennepäivä, 15.9.

  • Assistenttipäivät, Tallinn, ESTONIA, 16.9.

  • Helsingin kaupunki, 22.9.

  • A-Insinöörit, 22.9.

  • Helsingin kaupunki, 28.9.

  • Helsingin Jyry, 28.9.

  • Suoma, 30.9.

  • Kestävä Elämä, 8.-9.10.

  • Helsingin kaupunki, 12.10.

  • Finnish Fluid Power Association, 13.10.

  • Fondia, 13.10.

  • Karelia AMK, 26.10.

  • Säästöpankki, 27.10.

  • Wulff, 27.10.

  • Kauppakamari, 1.11.

  • PAM, 1.11.

  • Osuuspankki, 9.11.

  • Syöpäsäätiön tiedegaala, 19.11.

  • Mediatalo Keskisuomalainen, 22.11.

  • FCG, 24.11.

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

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

Rights sold to the USA (World English), Turkey, South Korea, Portugal, Hungary, Armenia.
Regarding book inquiries, contact Elina Ahlback Literary Agency: 
 info@ahlbackagency.com

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Media

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🇫🇮 Kuuntele radio-ohjelma YLE Areenassa

🇺🇸 Radio program in Finnish

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