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2013-2014 Content, Business and Technologies minor @ Aalto University

During the 2013-2014 academic year, I have been the head of the Content, Business and Technologies (CBT) minor study program at Aalto University. CBT prepares the students to understand creative industry project management and processes, as well as leading and managing projects. During this year, the first year of the program, I was involved in setting up, promoting and running CBT, and also in teaching the main course of the program – Art, Technology and Business.

The CBT study program follows a hands-on approach and prepares the students to generate innovations for the cultural and creative industry sector. In particular, the program concentrates on media, ubiquitous computing, cross-media, creative sector services and customer relations. The study program is organised in collaboration with the Departments of Media (Aalto ARTS), the Department of Media Technology (Aalto SCI) and Department of Marketing (Aalto BIZ), and is coordinated by Aalto Media Factory. The first edition of the CBT program started in January 2014. After a selection process, 10 students were chosen across different Aalto University schools.

In the CBT program, students can choose from 15 courses from the participating schools (ARTS, SCI and BIZ). There is one compulsory course – Art, Technology and Business. The course consists of two parts, one per semester. The first part covers important topics in the intersection of management with art, design and technology, such as: design management, innovation, service design, agile development, social media and business, entrepreneurship, ubiquitous computing, art and business, games production, and cross-media. It relies heavily on guest speakers relevant to these topics – invited speakers have been: Iñaki Amate (Fjord), Christian Lindholm (Koru Labs), Markus Koljonen (ex-Futurice), Richard von Kaufman (Zipipop Freud), Heidi Tikka, Petri Ikonen (Electronic Arts), Nelli Lähteenmäki (Health Puzzle / Startup Sauna) and Sami Kallinen (YLE).The second part of the course will be essentially project-based – the students will develop a group project, involving planning, designing and launching a new digital product or service.


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2013/05 Crossmedia Organisation and Process @ Baltic Film and Media School

In 6 and 7 May, I was a guest lecturer at the Crossmedia Organisation and Process course, at the Crossmedia Production MA of the Baltic Film and Media School, Tallinn.

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2012/12 Crossmedia Project Management @ Baltic Film and Media School

Between October and December 2012, I taught the Crossmedia Project Management course at the Crossmedia Production MA of the Baltic Film and Media School, Tallinn.

Aims of the course: To provide knowledge and tools for the management of cross media projects, and to aid students in managing the crossmedia projects they will develop in the course of their Masters program




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2010/07 Multimedia Project Management @ Baltic Film and Media School

These are the topics for my lecture today at the “New Media and Innovation Management” Workshop, organized by Tallinn University’s Baltic Film and Media School and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

The theme of the lecture is Multimedia Project Management, which will be centered around a generic new media project proposal.


2008/02 Interaction Design lectures @ Hyper Island, Sweden

Hyper Island Karlskrona 19/2/2008


Hyper Island Stockholm 20-21/2/2008


In February 2008, I was invited to give a series of lectures on Interaction Design at Hyper Island, a leading Swedish new media institute, with programs in Stockholm and Karlskrona. The invitation came through the company I was working at the time, digital agency Fjord. I was impressed by the way the Hyper Island programs were organized, with extensive industry connections. I was also positively impressed by the facilities (very modern and flexible in Stockholm, a renewed world heritage site in Karlskrona), and by the drive, motivation and creativity of the students. The Karlskrona lecture took place 19/2/2008, the Stockholm lectures 20-21/2/2008.