redefine the next normal with us.

Future & growth

SHIFT is always about people and ideas, future and growth. This year the stage program focuses on three main program tracks: Circular Economy, AI & Digital Trust and Food Tech. These three topics are at the centre of redefining the next normal, determining how to conduct business in the future.

And more


Additions to be expected during summer

Bruce Schneier

Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Christine Bejerasco

Vice President, Tactical Defense Unit, F-Secure

Hedvig Kjellström

Principal AI Scientist, Silo AI

Cancelled: John Kelleher

Academic Leader, Technological University Dublin

Turo Numminen

Startup Investments, Sofokus Ventures

Giovanni Schiuma

Head of School of Business Engineering in Digital Management, LUM University

Megan Schaible

COO, Reaktor Education, Reaktor

Cecilie Ploug Sarp

International Business developer & Expert in Circular Economy, Azilis Advisory

Vatsal Mehta

Vice President, Solutions Engineering & Partnerships, Facebook

Kim Väisänen

Startup Investor

Riku Seppälä

Founder & Partner ,

Reetta Kivelä

Professor of Practice, University of Helsinki

Charlotte Aschim

CEO & Founder, TotalCtrl

Iida Miettinen

COB & Founder, Kamupak

Mikael Lönnroth

Founding Partner, Saari Partners

Anni Pohto

Artist, Northern Atlantis

Julianna Borsos

Chair & Founding Partner, Bocap Private Equity Funds

Kimmo Vanne

Partner, MB Funds

Kirsi Ihalainen

CEO & Founder, Kelosound

Samuli Sipilä

Partner & Managing Director, Juuri Partners

Harri Latva-Mäenpää

Innovation Director, Foodwest

Anton Johansson

Chief Financial Officer, Mycorena

Thuong Tan

Founder & CEO, Noodelist

Ville Koskenvuo

Partner, Vaaka Partners

Jyri Arponen

Senior Lead, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Oskar Levander

SVP Business Concepts, Kongsberg Maritime Finland

Taavi Erkkola

Monitoring and reporting workstream Lead, UNAIDS

Soh Kim

Executive Director of Food Design Research, Stanford University

Amanda Rejström

CEO & Co-Founder, Spark Sustainability

Juha Pietiläinen

Book publisher and translator, Terra Cognita

Tuuli Ahava

Director, Application Program, Digital Automation, Nokia

Ville Hulkko

Co-Founder, Silo AI

Risto Kuulasmaa

Coach & Founder, Omega Leader

Pia Santavirta

Managing Director, Finnish Venture Capital Association

Alf Rehn

Professor, University of Southern Denmark

Henrietta Moon

CEO & Co-Founder, Carbo Culture

Laura Pääkkönen

Co-Founder, Bonfire Agency & Bonfire Business Media

Lauri Reuter

Partner, Nordic FoodTech VC

Simo Ellilä

CEO, eniferBio

Vesa Riihimäki

Head of Startup & Growth Finland, Nordea

Elina Kiiski-Kataja

Director, Research, Ellun Kanat

Mikael Nylund

CEO, Gofore

Tuure Parviainen

Co-Founder & CEO, Volare

Paavo Räisänen

Seed stage VC investor, Maki.VC

Ilkka Kaikuvuo

CEO & Partner, Varaani Works

Anna Wäyrynen

Head of Data Insight, Digia

Henri Laine

CEO, Redono

Maria Grabowska

Manager, +Impact Accelerator, Danske Bank

Teppo Kuisma

VP, Business Development, New markets, Silo AI

Sami Koskinen

Director, Digital Transformation, Beamex

Wolf Goertz

Founder & CEO, foodsupply

Natalie Schnelle

Director Government Affairs, SAP

Facilitators 2021

Tomi Kaukinen

Founder & Keynote Speaker, Licence to Fail

Elina Lappalainen

Journalist at HS Visio, Helsingin Sanomat

Tuuli Saukkonen

Communications Strategist, Finnish Business Angels Network, FiBAN

Janne Saarikko

Food Ecosystems Evangelist, Founder Institute

Saku Sänkiaho

Senior Manager, KPMG

Nanna Hänninen

Photographic Artist, Founder and CEO, Neemo Method


Elina Holley

Visual Artist

Marjo Haapasalo

Visual artist

Jaakko Lavapuro

Visual artist

Artturi Elovirta

Visual artist

Carine Fabritius

Visual artist

COVID-19 & safety

The health and safety of you and other attendees is our priority. To ensure that the event is safe for everyone, we kindly ask everyone to follow the instructions by the operational team. We thank you for your cooperation.

At the venue, we take the official safety measures required by the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare and Regional State Administrative Agency. You’ll find signs and stickers showing the safe distance when queuing and taking part in the program. You’ll also find hand sanitizer and disposable tissues throughout the venue. 

The staff will be wearing masks for the duration of the event and we ask you to do the same thing. When coughing or sneezing, please cover your nose and mouth with a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. If you don’t have a tissue, please use the upper parts of your shirt or sleeve, not your hands.

If you have even the slightest symptoms of respiratory infection, we kindly ask you to attend the virtual parts of the festival only.Please follow the instructions given, so we can ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all.