Perttu Pölönen has been given many titles, such as inventor, author, composer, keynote speaker, futurist and visionaire. He’s at the intersection of technology, art and science. Perttu is a classically trained composer by education, however, he has also won the biggest science fair in Europe, the European Union’s Competition for Young Scientists. Perttu has studied at Singularity University, a think tank located at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. While in California, he co-founded a non-profit, 360ed, that develops AR apps for the education sector in developing countries – the company is run and operated in Myanmar.
Perttu’s own invention, MusiClock, is an example of how a personal challenge can be turned into an internationally awarded and patented invention. The MusiClock mobile app became #1 music app in over 10 countries. MIT Tech Review has honored Perttu Pölönen among 35 Innovators Under 35 in Europe. In January 2020 Perttu’s first book, “Curriculum for the future”, was published in Finland and the first edition was sold out within the first weeks. In Finnish media Perttu has been called a gentle highbrow and a fearless inventor. Perttu believes human aspects and multidisciplinary thinking will be fundamental in the future, to counterbalance technological advancements.
Perttu Pölönen is an inspiring and thought-provoking speaker who fosters optimism for the future. He talks about the challenges and the possibilities regarding information technologies, disruption, future of work, education and ethics. Perttu has received excellent feedback on his ability to encourage his audience to think bigger. The world is open to those who understand the evolution of technology. When nothing is certain, everything is possible.
Perttu’s clients include Finnish government, Ministry of Finance, Nokia, Fiskars, Board of Education, Nordea, Alma Talent, A-Lehdet, Osuuspankki, Asianajajaliitto and others. Perttu’s insights, enthusiasm and energy has received only praising reviews.