HELSINKI,  JUNE 6th & 7th, 2018

Intelligent technology is no longer just for real estate, it’s for humans too! 

To not get lost in the digitalisation buzz and forget about the end value industry leaders & pioneers give you the human centered steps to smart digitalisation at Nordic Smart Building Convention.

Industry Stage Program
PROPTECH 2025 Program


Wednesday 6th

09:30 – 10:10 | Networking & Coffee

10:10 – 10:20 | Welcome by HUB13

10:20 – 10:50 | OPENING KEYNOTE: “REDI – Living Experience Platform
Speaker: Dr. Arto Huuskonen, Director, digitalization and services at SRV
– Exploring the new business model
– From squared value to intelligent value

10:50 – 11:20 | CASE: “The greenest shopping center in Europe (that keeps getting greener)”
Matti Karlsson, CEO at Sello
Ville Stenius, Business Director for Building Performance & Sustainability at Siemens
– Sello: A Holistic approach to energy efficiency, from transportation to land use & lighting
– Retrofitting smart & green isn’t an obstacle, it’s a dare to innovate
– There’s more value to be had than just saving pennies in energy consumption

11:20 – 12:00 | DISCUSSION: “Retrofitting intelligence: The challenge of getting smarter”
Moderating: Ken Sinclair, Founder at
In the discussion:
Kirsi Simola Laaksonen, VP, Audit & Business Process Improvement at Citycon
Jan Mattsson, Sales Director at Schneider Electric
Miimu Airaksinen, Managing Director & CEO at RIL
Vesa Ilmarinen, Program Director, Platform of Trust at Suomen Tilaajavastuu

– Retrofitting smart solutions to campuses
– Familiriasing the users with intelligent environments
– IoT enabling smart in “dumb” buildings

12:00 – 14:00 | Networking Lunch

14:00 – 14:30 |INDUSTRY KEYNOTE: “Designing smart with the people for the people”
Speaker: Daniel Sundlin, Partner at Bjarke Ingels Group
– How digital pioneers ensure their winning culture from ground up
– Using narratives to engage tenants through out the design process
– Dedicated communications with the client, user and consultants as the cornerstone of a smart human centered building

14:30 – 15:00 | INDUSTRY KEYNOTE: “Digitizing construction inside out”
Speaker: Tuomas Särkilahti, CEO at Skanska
– Building Information Modelling (BIM) has become business as usual in design management. We need to ensure that the value of BIM is fully utilized in the project execution phase.
– Skanska aims to increase utilization of digital tools in order to improve operational efficiency and safety on site.
– Through digital connectivity and collaboration workers and sub-contractors have better access to information and are able to enhance production.

15:00 – 15:20 | Coffee & Networking

15:20 – 15:50 | KEYNOTE: “You can’t manage what you don’t measure”
Speaker: James McHale,
– Sensing the Built Environment: Everything from Humans to Full Automation.
– Closing the Feedback loop. IoT could be the buildings central nervous system.
– Why we need technology and why we must get the balance right.
– Human-Centric Design

15:50 – 16:30 | DISCUSSION: “Repurposing intelligence: Network infrastructures become a platform for smart cities”
Moderator: Jaana Pelkonen, Smart & Clean Foundation
In the discussion:
Leonid Iakovlev, Lead Developer at Nokia
David Vasquez, Director of International IoT Business Development at Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Pekka Koponen, Director of Smart City Development at Forum Virium

– You’ve already got everything you need: how you can utilize the existing network infrastructure
– Smart for the sake of smart isn’t worth it: So what’s the added value?
– What’s the scope of possibilities with repurposed intelligence?

*We reserve the right to changes

Thursday 7th

08:30 – 09:00 | Networking Breakfast

09:00 – 09:20 | CASE: “K-Kampus – new ways of working”
Speaker: Jussi Mantere, Head of CX & Design at K-Group
– K-Kampus as the catalysator for change
– Co-located work solutions
– K-Kampus is built for the partners and stakeholders as well

09:20 – 10:00 | DISCUSSION: “Empathic, healing & anticipatory buildings”
Moderating: Ken Sinclair, Founder at
In the discussion:
Antti Ruuska, Co-Creation Manager at VTT
Henry Lawson, Senior Market Research Consultant at BSRIA
Ken Dooley, Technology Director at Granlund

– The physical and psychological implications of smart buildings
– Anticipating users’ needs for friction-free UX

10:00 – 10:30 | Coffee & Networking

10:30 – 11:00 |INDUSTRY KEYNOTE: “Alexa Everywhere”
Speaker: Max Amordeluso, Chief Evangelist EU Alexa Skills Kit at Amazon

– How the Alexa community creates more and more delightful experiences for customers every day
– How Alexa helps people with their daily lives in so many ways
– What we mean by Alexa being truly everywhere

11:00 – 11:30 |KEYNOTE: “New digital facility services”
Speaker: Teemu Hausen, Business Area director, Digital Facility Services at Granlund
– Data collection and analytics
– Building process know-how based services
– How to utilize digital twin in building technical services

11:30 – 13:00 | Networking Lunch

13:00 – 13:40 |INDUSTRY KEYNOTE: “Smart environments for humans”
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Ampofo, Founder & Director at Semantica Research & Digital Mindfulness
– Current smart environments operate on a machine level and do not understand people
– New paradigm: smart environments can operate at a human level
– New technological innovations (AI, Emotive Computing) and advances in scientific disciplines (neuroscience, psychology) will demonstrate this to be possible

13:40 – 14:10 |DISCUSSION: “Transparency and the Digital Twin: What it means to be seen”
Moderator: Ken Sinclair,
In the discussion:
Ken Dooley
, Technology Director at Granlund
Jussi Hirvelä, CIO at Senate Properties
People-Powered Buildings see through our transparency and cry for interaction
– Transparency is an important element in extending new smart building value
– By enhancing this relationship between building owners and vendors, both enterprises and people who occupy buildings will reap significant benefits

14:10 – 14:40 | INDUSTRY KEYNOTE: “Castellum, becoming the digital industry leader”
Speaker: Mattias Nyström, CDO at Castellum AB
 Why should one of Sweden’s largest real estate company care about becoming the digital industry leader
Castellums vision of what’s next in the world we operate
– C
oncrete tips, for both large and smaller companies and organizations, on why, how and what we do to transform Castellum into the digital industry leader

*We reserve the right to changes

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Wednesday 6th

10:30 – 12:00 “VC’s and accelerators on the rise in PropTech”

10:30 – 10:50 Ilkka Ruotsila, Senior Advisor at NTF Ventures
10:50 – 11:00 Q&A and comments

11:00 – 11:20 Rick Aller, COO at 720 Degrees
11:20 -11:30 Q&A and comments by Jarmo Lumpus

11:30 – 11:50 Jarmo Lumpus, COO & Co-Founder at CubiCasa
11:50 -12:00 Q&A and comments by Rick Aller

12:00 – 12:20 Networking Break

12:20 – 12:50 Panel Discussion: “Human centered design and Building IoT – finding room for both”
Moderator: Ken Sinclair,
Elisa Rönkä, Siemens
Henry Lawson, Senior Market Research Consultant at BSRIA
Kimmo Ruotoistenmäki, CEO at Cozify

12:50 – 13:10 Fireside chat: “Reaching the full potential of smart environments: How do we get from here to there?”
Thomas Beyerle
, Catella Property Valuation GmbH
James McHale,
Ken Sinclair,

13:10 – 13:30 Platform Keynote: “IoT Platforms: Linking new value in smart buildings”
Speaker: Kimmo Ruotoistenmäki, CEO at Cozify
– Retrofitting and the benefits of combining the old with the new
– How to address heterogenous and immature IoT standards?
– How to use data for value creation?
– Case study: Cozify in apartments and offices

13:30 – 15:00 “Next Generation Property Portfolio and Asset Management”

13:30 – 13:50 Hannu Rantanen, CEO & Co-Founder at Assetti
13:50 – 14:00 Q&A and panelist comments by Markus Asikainen & Hannu Käki

14:00 – 14:20 Markus Asikainen, CEO & Co-Founder at Exquance
Automated valuation models (AVM) in commercial real estate
14:20 – 14:30 Q&A and panelist comments by Hannu Rantanen & Hannu Käki

14:30 – 14:50 Hannu Käki, CEO at and
“Silent selling in a marketplace – Case Commercial Real Estate” 14:50 – 15:00 Q&A and panelist comments by Markus Asikainen & Hannu Rantanen

Thursday 7th

10:00 – 11:30 PropTech Keynotes: “Digital Property Transactions”

10:00 – 10:20 Daniil Aal, Business Development Manager at EstateGuru
10:20 -10:30 Q&A and panelist comments by Rudi Skogman & Kalle Salmi

10:30 – 10:50 Rudi Skogman, CEO & Co-Founder at Blok
10:50 -11:00 Q&A and panelist comments by Kalle Salmi & Daniil Aal

11:00 – 11:20 Kalle Salmi, CEO & Founder at
11:20 -11:30 Q&A and panelist comments by Daniil Aal & Rudi Skogman

11:30 – 12:15 Networking Lunch

12:15 – 12:30 Salesforce for the Construction & Real Estate Industry:
“Digitalize property’s entire life cycle”
Speaker: Ilkka Nousiainen, Account Executive at Salesforce

12:30 – 12:45 Partner Keynote: “IoT as the communication interface for building automation”
Speaker: Aki Kalajainen, Sales & Marketing Support, Building Automation at Beckhoff Automation Oy

12:45 – 13:00 Networking Break

13:00 – 13:30  PropTech Keynote: “Nordic Proptech Startups Creating the Vision of 2025”
Speaker: Lauri Kokkila, Investment Manager at Inventure

13:30 – 14:00 PropTech Keynote: “Data & AI”
Speaker: Jarmo Lumpus, COO & Founder at CubiCasa

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Venue Address

Itämerenkatu 21
Ruoholahti Shopping center, 2. floor
00180 Helsinki, Suomi

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