You’ve probably read about designers being the next management consultants. Well, that’s what I do. I help companies envision, define and build new products, and design and coach the change needed to make them reality.
My daily work fluctuates between creative direction, strategy, consulting and getting my hands dirty with creative work and making sure every one of our designers are able to do the best work of their career. Sharing successes, owning mistakes and that kind of stuff. I am deeply in love with what I do.
In the past, my work has taken me all over the world from Silicon Valley to Hyderabad and back, and the results have been recognized worldwide with both awards and design patents. I’ve also had the honor, and the priviledge to speak at events all over the world, lecture at Aalto University Business School for over a decade, co-found IxDA Helsinki in 2008 and co-chair the Interaction 16 -conference in Helsinki, March 2016.
Past public speaking and lecturing commitments include:
Product Design Camp Helsinki
EDACY Product Design Bootcamp, Dakar, Senegal
EDACY Talks, Dakar, Senegal
Interaction 17, New York
Interaction 16, Helsinki (co-chair, host)
Interaction 12, Dublin
Urban Design London (a Transport for London initiative)
Next Conference in Hamburg
Thingscon in Berlin, twice.
BMWi Guggenheim Labs Berlin
Arkitekturens Grannen Gothenburg
Corporate: Microsoft, Finnish Public Broadcasting Corporation Yle, Handelsbanken, Kesko and others. Full speaking references available on request.
In his spare time Sami likes to ride bicycles (always one too few), obsess about perfect cup of coffee, travel and enjoy quality time with his family. This website again, it wants to be a blog and portfolio when it grows up.