Nordic Smart Building Convention is supported by an advisory board of highly regarded industry professionals. The board advises the Nordic Smart Building Convention project team on strategic choices regarding the events concept, such as target group policy, selecting speakers as well as the development of the program.

Ken Sinclair
Founder, Publisher & Owner at

Ken Sinclair is the founder / publisher / owner of, an online magazine and web resource providing the news as well as connection to the rapidly evolving industry that automates and implement truly intelligent, integrated buildings. Ken has authored numerous industry articles on internet integration and convergence for several international magazines. They are extremely proud of the thousands of industry articles they have published on their website. All these articles and interviews, which originally seemed a little like future watch, have become the new reality shaping our industry.

Heikki Ihasalo
Professor of Practice at Aalto university & Senior Advisor at Granlund Oy

Heikki Ihasalo is as a Professor of Practice in Smart Buildings at Aalto University and a Senior Consultant at Granlund.  Before his current job, Heikki has worked at ABB and YIT in several service development and management positions. In addition, he has been a Visiting Researcher at University of California Berkeley.

Aarni Heiskanen
Construction Innovation Agent at AE Partners Oy

Aarni has worked for architectural design companies for 15 years, and started as an Internet entrepreneur in 1998. In the 2000s he has been developing online services for A/E/C companies at AE Partners. He has participated in hundreds of projects over the years.

Aarni is a business book author, blogger, and podcaster. His award-winning blog is AEC Business (, and the podcast with the same title is on iTunes and other podcast platforms.

He has written several articles for leading construction industry and project management publications. He has also done presentations for IT, project management, and AEC professionals.

Ken Dooley Senior Specialist – Digitalization at Granlund Oy

Ken Dooley is a Senior Specialist in the area of Digitalisation at Granlund. He has approximately 15 years’ experience as a consultant in the built environment and has worked in London, Sydney, Dublin and Helsinki.

His current role in the innovation and development department involves research, lean experimentation and the develpoment of Granlund’s future products and services. The focus is mostly in the areas of end user solutions, energy, circular economy, IoT, big data and AI.
He is also completing his doctorate at Aalto University and research topic is environmental innovations.

Urban Mill

Venue Address

Urban Mill
Betonimiehenkuja 3 E,
02150 Espoo, Finland