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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Moved back to Finland after 6 years in London


On October 1st I moved back to Finland to be closer to the family and to Fjord Nordic team, our largest studio with fantastic buzz from the 24 different nationalities, it is like a buzzing United Nations of Innovation and design. I took on a new role of Chief Innovation Officer of Fjord. Commuting from one place to the rest of the world is easier, the biggest benefit with Helsinki is simplicity of life, and fastest access to Asia. The drawback is the darkness and the lack of people, there are only 5M people, making Helsinki a gigant village, but that has distinct benefits. Most livable city according to Monocle. What exicites me most is the reboot of the country that the country got forced into through Nokia's new strategy. There is a fantastic pool of experienced talent that learned to think global through Nokia and its subcontractors, combined with a very international generation of students, not afraid to change the status quo. We have a bit of a Hippie movement emerging around entrepreneurship. The government fused the the three leading schools, the Technical university, the Business school and the Design school into Aalto University, fostering cross functional education, a bit similar to what I carved out for myself 15 years ago. The students created Aalto Entreprenurial Society and is building top notch relationships globally. There is an increasing amount of start-ups funded with clever early stage government support and internally savvy investor entrepreneurs. This enabling very interesting start-ups to emerge. There is world-class mobile, gaming, wearables, design and embedded SW talent in the area. I am sure we will see some amazing companies emerge that will change the world. In short it is great to be back, let the reboot continue.

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Christian, so long no talk. Congrats on the move and the new role!


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