Jaakko Sahimaa

Organizational Psychologist

Jaakko Sahimaa is a young, talented, and business-minded organizational psychologist. During his career, he has worked as an entrepreneur, occupational psychologist, consultant, and trainer. Jaakko works also as an advisor in multiple wellbeing start-ups. He has a passion and mission to make Finnish working life and organizations more meaningful and humane – also with the help of technology.

At SHIFT 2020, Jaakko will discuss technology as a tool to promote mental health at work. The six-hour workday, sports during work hours, free vouchers for sports and culture; companies and governments come up with incentives to enjoy life and create a healthier work-life balance. Yet more and more people end up on sick leave due to burnouts.

For preparation, think of following questions: Can technology play a role in this or does it need the human touch? What kind of problems could technology solve in our working life related to mental wellbeing? What kind of solutions are needed?


SHIFT’s climate partner Chooose has agreed to offset the speaker’s CO2 emissions for six months, including their participation to SHIFT 2020.