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Speakers

Slush brings top-tier entrepreneurs, investors and media to share their latest stories, lessons and insights. More speakers will be announced every week.

Tuomas Lukka

Tuomas Lukka
Founder & Chief Scientist, ZenRobotics

Tuomas J. Lukka, Founder, Chief Scientist, ZenRobotics. Lukka got his PhD in quantum chemistry at the tender age of 20 from University of Helsinki, and continued his studies at Harvard as a Junior Fellowship recipient. Prior to ZenRobotics, Lukka has led a research group at the University of Jyväskylä, commercialized OpenGL at Hybrid Graphics Ltd.

Ville Miettinen

Ville Miettinen
CEO, Microtask

Currently the CEO and co-founder of Microtask, Wili is a serial entrepreneur and computer programmer as well as the co-founder and CTO of Hybrid Graphics, a graphics technology company acquired by NVIDIA in 2006. Wili is also a founding partner at Lots accelerator.

Joe Robins

Joe Robins
Community Evangelist, Unity Technologies

Joe Robins is a community evangelist and a developer at Unity Technologies with experience in 3D art. Joe currently undertakes a  lot of traveling and presenting Unity at events and conferences, but hopes to eventually return to game making.

Kristina Narusk

Kristina Narusk
Dev Team Lead, GrabCAD

Kristina works at GrabCAD, the Estonian-American 3D community and “Github for mechanical engineering designs”. Kristina’s job is to come up with new features for the GrabCAD community as well as to make sure the development of GrabCAD is as smooth as possible and the engineers happy.

Uldis Leiterts

Uldis Leiterts
Co-Founder, infogr.am

Uldis is co-Founder and CEO at infogr.am, the web-based infographic creator. Headquartered in Riga, Latvia and launched on February 2012, company has grown to become the largest data visualization community in world.
Jiri Kupiainen

Jiri Kupiainen
Vice President, Disney & Co-Founder, Rocket Pack

Jiri is the Co-Founder of Rocket Pack, a gaming studio that became a part of Disney Interactive Media Group in March 2011. Rocket Pack makes the Rocket Engine HTML5 cloud game development platform. Throughout his career Jiri has been keenly interested in web technologies and game development, successfully bridging the two as the CEO of Rocket Pack.

Olli Rajala

Olli Rajala
Lead Technical Director and Co-Founder, Anima Vitae

Olli Rajala is the Lead TD and co-founder of Anima Vitae Ltd. which has been the driving force in Finnish animation for over 12 years. Armed with a BA in Media Arts and a naturally technical mind Olli has been working on such things as Look Dev, Pipelines, Rendering, Tools and Plugins Dev, Problem Solving  and other tasks needing a creative technical solution.

Lasse Louhento

Lasse Louhento
Product Lead, Supercell

Lasse is a creative thinker and a game industry veteran with over 20 years experience in game development. Having contributed to a great number of game titles on console, mobile, and social platforms, Lasse now works at Supercell as the Product Lead of the Clash of Clans – one of the most successful top grossing apps in App Store this year.

Antti Laiho

Antti Laiho

Antti Laiho is from SIGGRAPH, the organization behind SyysGraph. He is a lecturer at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. Antti familiarizes students to 3D and manages various projects. Antti is also Co-Founder of Dyyni, Advertising agency located in Helsinki.

Borgar Ljosland

Borgar Ljosland
CEO, FXI Technologies

Borgar is the CEO of FXI Technologies, and a serial entrepreneur with several patents under his belt. FXI Tech is a Norway-based hardware/software company with any screen microcomputer development platform called Cotton Candy. Past life for Borgar includes working as a sheep farmer; utilizing tech to make shepherding a less physical activity for sheep farmers pushed him to study technology in the first place.

Juha Tukkinen

Juha Tukkinen
System Software Manager, NVIDIA

Juha has an over a decade of professional work experience in Software Engineering in the roles of Software Architect, Software Engineer, and Project Manager. In for Agile Methodologies and Open Source without lacking business nor common sense perspective.

Tuomas Paavola

Tuomas Paavola
CTO, Uplause

Tuomas is the CTO of Uplause, whose mission is to connect the brands and the crowd – the world’s biggest joystick – and facilitate the fun. He has a strong background in software development, software architecture and gaming.

Pyry Haulos

Pyry Haulos
CTO, drawElements

Pyry is the CTO at drawElements where he is leading the technology development team. drawElements is a company creating tools for improving the quality of GPUs. Pyry has years of experience working in all levels of the modern 3D graphics stack from hardware to game engines and applications.

Jaakko Lehtinen

Jaakko Lehtinen
Assistant Professor, Aalto University / Senior Research Scientist, NVIDIA Research

Jaakko is a Media Technology Professor at Aalto University, holding Finland’s first-ever computer graphics focused professorship. Coming from the world renowned Finnish demoscene, Jaakko’s past and continuous experience include NVIDIA, MIT and the Max Payne franchise.

Lasse Korpela

Lasse Korpela
Co-Founder, CatchBox

Lasse’s one of the Co-Founders of CatchBox, a throwable microphone intended for audience engagement. Catchbox is a soft wireless microphone that you can throw into audiences to kickstart a discussion. Lasse is experienced in running product development projects with software and embedded technologies.

Julius Tuomisto

Julius Tuomisto
CEO and Founder, Delicode

Julius Tuomisto is the CEO and founder of Delicode Ltd and acting COB for Studio Lumikuu. He is an experienced project manager, media producer and an advocator for all things open. His current projects include the volunteer computing based rendering service Renderfarm.fi, real-time motion capture and sound control software NI mate and the interactive children’s storybook concept Kinected Stories. In his spare time he VJ’s for the Finnish electronic duo Phantom.

Tomas Westerholm

Tomas Westerholm
CEO, 3D Render

Tomas is the CEO of 3D Render. 3D Render offers visualisation service solutions such as pictures, animations and 3D real time models, especially in the construction industry. Their RENDERLights real-time 3D virtual reality software enables CAD & BIM model presentations with vivid radiosity illumination even in stereoscopic 3D modes of common standards.

Jussi Marin

Jussi Marin
Co-Founder & Creative Director, Uplause

Jussi is the Creative Director at Uplause with an extensive comprehension on visual arts as well as technological procedures. Uplause gamifies live events through social crowd games acting as a sponsorship activation tool for brands.

Janne Karhu

Janne Karhu
Lead Developer, Delicode

Janne Karhu is a partner and Lead Developer for Delicode Ltd as well as one of the co-founders of Studio Lumikuu. Holding a Master of Physics degree from the University of Turku, Janne has contributed large amounts of code to Blender – the world’s most popular open source 3D suite – since joining the project in 2005.  Since joining Delicode in early 2010, Janne has focused entirely on developing software and algorithms for depth cameras.