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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.

Marko Ahtisaari

Marko Ahtisaari
Executive Vice President of Design, Nokia

Marko is responsible for user experience and industrial design at Nokia and a member of the Nokia Leadership Team. Before re-joining Nokia, Marko was the CEO and co-founder of Dopplr and the Head of Brand & Design at Blyk.

Karri Ojanen

Karri Ojanen
Director, Interaction Design, Influitive

Karri Ojanen has worked as an interaction designer, user experience lead, and concept as well as visual designer in Finland, the Middle East, Canada and the US. Currently, he is the Director of Interaction Design at the Toronto-based software startup Influitive. He is also an avid world traveller, an electronic musician, and a long distance runner who has spoken at user experience conferences in Europe and Canada.

Sami Niemelä

Sami Niemelä
Creative Director, Nordkapp

Sami is the creative director and one of the founding partners at the Helsinki based award winning design firm Nordkapp. He also lectures design at Aalto University School of Business, and is a frequent speaker at design related events in Finland and all over Europe.

Jori Lallo

Jori Lallo
Co-Founder, Kippt

Jori Lallo is the co-founder and developer of Kippt. Jori loves to build and design products and he has an healthy obsession over coffee and APIs. Before Kippt, Jori worked on communication platform Grove.io and co-founded Aalto Entrepreneurship Society.

Karri Saarinen

Karri Saarinen
Co-Founder, Kippt

Karri is a web product designer and developer. Currently he’s the co-founder of Kippt, social knowledge management platform and a recent Y Combinator graduate. Amongst other things, Karri has co-founded startup media company ArcticStartup and Rails Girls, a global movement to help learn technology and build ideas.

Ulla-Maaria Engeström

Ulla-Maaria Engeström
Founder & CEO, ThingLink

Ulla-Maaria Engeström is the founder and CEO of ThingLink. Ulla is a social media entrepreneur with an interest in design and lifestyle media, object navigation, image interaction, and the long tail markets as well as runs an alternative web-based travel agency promoting sustainable, short-distance tourism.

Duncan Lamb

Duncan Lamb
Creative Director

Duncan Lamb is a designer and entrepreneur based in Helsinki and San Francisco. Formerly a Creative Director at Nokia, Duncan led the design team behind the N9’s Swipe user interface, a fresh and natural way to create an all-screen device and a huge leap forward for user experience design at the company. Before Nokia, Duncan was Head of Product Design at Skype finding new and simple ways to help hundreds of millions of people all over the world to feel closer.