Elina Hiltunen aloitti 23.9.2015 Ylen Prisma Studion vakiovieraana. Syksyn aikaan Elina tullaan näkemään aina silloin tällöin Prisma Studiossa kommentoimassa eri aiheita. Käy kurkkaamassa tästä Prisma Studioiden antia.
Elina Hiltusen perustama Tiedettä tytöille hankkeen tarkoitus on tuoda luonnontieteitä lähemmäksi tyttöjen maailmaa. Hankkeessa esitellään mm. kuuluisia naistieteilijöitä, tehdään videoita eri tiedekokeista ja jaetaan stipendejä tieteestä kiinnostuneille tytöille. Hankkeen sivut löytyvät täältä .
Elina ja Kari Hiltusen Teknoelämää 2035- Miten Teknologia muuttaa tulevaisuuttamme kirja on herättänyt kiinnostusta eri medioissa. Esimerkiksi Helsingin sanomat kirjoitti kirjasta jutun, samoin monet muut sanomalehdet ja aikakausilehdet. Viimeisimmässä TIEDE lehdessä ilmestyi kirja-arvio. Sen voi käydä lukemassa täältä. Teknoelämää 2035 … Read More
Elina’s book: Foresight and Innovation is now available in Amazon. You can buy it here. Summary of the book: Foresight and Innovation: How are Companies Coping with the Future? is a concise guide for readers that are interested in their personal … Read More
Elina työskentelee vuonna 2013 osa-aikaisena professorin sijaisena Aalto Yliopiston taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulussa. Työtehtäviin kuuluu mm. opetusta ja lopputöiden ohjaamista. Elinan titteli on “Executive in Residence”, mikä liittyy yritysmaailman osaamisen tuontiin korkeakoulumaailmaan. Konsultointi What’s Next Consulting Oy:ssä jatkuu kuitenkin tavalliseen … Read More
Elina Hiltunen on puhumassa Prisma Studiossa ostamisen tulevaisuudesta. Katso linkki tästä ohjelman esittelyyn.
…löytyy tästä linkistä. Haastattelussa Elina puhuu kirjastaan “Matkaopas tulevaisuuteen”.
Pekka Wahlstedt kirjoittaa Talouselämässä seuraavan arvostelun Elinan kirjasta Matkaopas tulevaisuuteen. Elina Hiltunen: Matkaopas tulevaisuuteen. Talentum 2012. 351 sivua, 67 euroa Tulevaisuudentutkimus on hankala ala. Miten voidaan tutkia ja ennustaa tulevaisuutta, joka on avoin ja ennennäkemätön? Tulevaisuudentutkija Elina Hiltunen myöntää, että … Read More
Matkaopas tulevaisuuteen kirja on viimein ilmestynyt. Matkaopas tulevaisuuteen kirjasta on kirjoitettu Talentumin sivuilla seuraavaa: “Selkeä opas niille, joita kiinnostavat tulevaisuuden muutokset, niihin varautuminen ja tulevaisuuden tekeminen. Kirja käy läpi ennakoinnin peruskäsitteistön ja -tekniikat, mm. trendit, villit kortit, heikot signaalit ja … Read More
Elina Hiltunen toimii yhteistyössä saksalaisen TrendOne yrityksen kanssa, joka tuottaa kansainvälisen laajan ennakointiverkostonsa avulla trendiraportteja maailman muutoksista. Hiltusen kautta voit tilata TrendOnen tuotteita: trendiraportteja ja käyttöoikeudet laajaan mikrotrenditietokantaan Trendexploreriin. Tietokantaan saa myös haluttaessa testisalasanat, joilla pääsee katsastamaan tätä trendiaarrearkkua. Lue … Read More
tiedoite Tulevaisuuden tutkimuksen seuran sivuilta: ” Vuosikokouksen yhteydessä julkistettiin vuoden 2011 Tulevaisuuspalkinnon saajat: tohtori Ele Alenius, KTT Elina Hiltunen sekä KTT Markus Vinnari. Onnittelumme! Kiitos teille paremman tulevaisuuden sekä tulevaisuudentutkimuksen puolesta toimimisesta! Lisäksi julkistettiin vuoden 2011 Tulevaisuusteko-huomionosoituksen saajaksi Tulevaisuuskylä-hanke. Seura … Read More
Elina was asked by Intels futurist Brian Johnson to little bit imagine what the future of ICT could be in 2050. While she is not much of a drawer or an artist, she had some ideas what the life could … Read More
Elina Hiltunen osallistuu Oravanpesään, jota voisi kuvata vaikka yrityshautomoksi. Oravanpesään osallistuu pieni joukko toisilleen suht koht tuntemattomia ihmisiä, jotka suljetaan mökkiin metsän keskelle pariksi päiväksi (noin suunnilleen). Päivin tuloksena syntyy pari yritystä. Toisessa näistä siis omistajana Hiltunen. Lisätietoja: http://www.oravanpesa.fi/etusivu/
This is a column written by me (Elina) about potential of waterbusiness. I found this column also linked to the page of international centre for water management services. Thanks CEWAS people 🙂
Here is one of my columns about the anticipation of the future in Kemppi ProNews magazine: Elina’s column about futures
Tästä linkistä voi käydä lukemassa jutun Elina Hiltusen, eli allekirjoittaneen työstä ja ajatuksista tulevaisuuden suhteen. Toimin osapäiväisesti Finprossa senior foresight specialistina, mutta jatkan yhä luento ja koulutustyötäni What’s Next Consulting Oy:n parissa. Koen, että tällainen useammassa organisaatiossa työskentely antaa minulle … Read More
Työhyvinvointikampanja Halimaanantai (www.halimaanantai.fi) kampanjoi 15.11. Helsingin Narinkkatorilla klo 8-10.00. Elina haastaa mahdollisimman monet blogin lukijoista mukaan toivottavamaan töihinmenijöille hyvää työpäivää ja jakamaan muutenkin hyvää mieltä ihmisille. Voi Hyvin lehti on tämän kampanjan pääyhteistyökumppani. Paikalla myös Riitta Uosukainen ja Haliberni koirat. … Read More
can be found here. The title of my PhD thesis is: Weak signals in organizational futures learning, and I did it at Aalto University, School of Economics, faculty of organizations and leadership (Finland). The thesis goes through various definitions for … Read More
Elina Hiltunen has succesfully defended her PhD thesis named: Weak signals in Organizational Futures Learning at Aalto University, school of Economics (faculty of organization and management), 22nd June,2010. The thesis consists of 5 articles. Three of the articles focus on … Read More
Elina Hiltunen has been commenting about how the world could look like in 2020 in IET magazine. Read the the story here.
Elina Hiltunen is having her speech about weak signals and anticipating the future from the business intelligence point of view in the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit 2010, February, London. See here the brochure of the summit.
Elina kirjoittaa nykyään Talouselämässä kolumneja (varoitus: välillä pilke silmäkulmassa!!). Seuraavista linkeista pääsee suoraan kolumneihin. Kolumni Lidlin kolamainoksesta Kolumni ennakoinnista Kolumni sosiaalisesta mediasta Kolumni työssä jaksamisesta
Some days ago, in a seminar of Endero and their innovation management officer program I volunteered when five people were asked to step in fron t of everybody. Jim Solatie, and innovation couch totally surprised the five of the volunteers, … Read More
If you are interested in futures a good place to visit is European Futurist conference, which is arranged yearly in Lucern. The topic of the next conference is: Visioning 20.20- Escaping the Age of Stupid. These issues are on the … Read More
What’s Next Consulting Oy jatkaa taas toimintaansa, koska Elina Hiltunen on päättänyt siirtyä Nokian futuristin paikalta takaisin konsultiksi. Mieli on täynnä uusia ideoita arvokkaan Nokiakokemuksen jälkeen. -If change never happened, there would not be butterflies-
If you are interested in reading more about weak signals, please check my new (old ) blog: http://www.future.vuodatus.net I have continued writing about future and weak signals there.
I just got myself a new mobile phone E71 and of course I have to try it for blogging. I really like this qwerty keyboard and surfing with this phone is ok too (previously I have not surffed with cellphone). Currently I … Read More
Slow movement is gaining interest all over the world. It includes for example slow food, slow cities and slow travelling- all of them including performing slowly. What I did not know that my new computer belonged to the trendy category of slow … Read More
My son has a “toy day”every week at the day care. That day the kids are allowed to take toys from home to the daycare. Last week my 4 year old son wanted to take his toy gun to the daycare- and … Read More
My career as a researcher and enrepreneur is coming to the end today (at least for some time): I am changing jobs. From tommorrow I will be working at Nokia and thinking about future of the world and mobile business … Read More
I am, as a consumer, confused. Every time I think I know something (based on some study) it appers that there comes out another study that is giving the opposite results. For example, I thought that diesel cars are more … Read More
Next to juice squeezing machine and fresh oranges, in the hotel breakfast table in Sweden, I spotted a pack of C-vitamin for guests. Here is a picture of that.
In Finnish we have quite a lot of words that we have adopted from English. Usually, people try to translate a new word first to Finnish, but usually the word stays as it is in the original word, specially if … Read More
I have started a new hoppy: doing woodwork. I just build a climing frame with slide and a cottage for my two hyperactive children. While doing woodwork I have familiarized myself in shopping at hardware stores (almost as well as … Read More
Finland, unfortunately, lacks behind when it comes to trend of ecological and ethical consumption. You can see it for example from the selection of coffee that is served in various restaurants and cafeterias. In Finland it is not a common … Read More
Here’s a video of my home office’s robot vacuum cleaner and the guardian dog of What’s Next Consulting. They are getting quite well together, or what do you think. Just quess which one of them is shouting äiti (mom) in … Read More
I spend once again my holiday in Finland’s dear neighbour country: Sweden. And of course, spotting oddities is my obsession. So here are two case examples of Swedish waste management from both extremes. Here’s an example of poor waste management: a litter box … Read More
I have been writing in my latests posts about couple of cases of coming of “black and white”. One case example was a shop at Arlanda airport selling only black and white items, the next case was canned peas, tomatoes … Read More
Again, from Japan the news of the innovative robots keeps on astonishing me. The newest one is a shopping robot- that does the shopping for you. Read here a nice story from PinkTentacle blog.
This ad was spotted in Southern Finland local bus. The ad was about running shoes: Karhu. What is the weak signal here is the text in the ad: technology inside. Even though that ad probably hinted to the complex and … Read More
Chili appears to be a new emerging trend in Finland. Chili is added to most weird stuff- like ice cream, chocklate and bread. Here are some evidences of the new coming of chili. Image: Chili-pineapple-orange ice cream Image: Chili-pineapple bread
Today in one grocery shop I spotted another product line that used black and white to differentiate itself from others. These cans of beans, tomateos etc. were colored only with black and white.
In the era of mass production, mass consumption, masses of stuff and shops that sells them there are some ways to differentiate oneself. Just focus on two simple colors: black and white, like this shop in the picture is doing. The shop … Read More
From (eller från på svenska) Trollhättan I took a taxi to the Gothenburg airport very early in the morning yeasterday. I had a really cool taxi driver. I will name her Mrs. Volvo (Even though the taxi she was driving … Read More
At Trollhättan I stayed at hotel Scandic Swania that really seemed to emphasize being an environmentally friendly hotel. Some of those signals appeared in the form of wooden made items (symbolizing somehow environmentally friendly in people’s minds). Forks and knives … Read More
I am, as women usually, a fan of nice shoes. In WFSF conference I noticed wonderful pair of shoes that one Hungarian futurist lady was wearing. Here is the picture of these shoes (An a weak signal spotter I just take … Read More
Today I have learned that AtiNegaar is a word that Iranian people use for future, more precisely for painting the future. For this piece of information I did not travel all the way to Iran but I learned as participating the conference … Read More
Having a presentation is one of the best ways to learn. During the couple of years I have had many opportunities to have my presentation about weak signals in different forums and companies. The questions and comments from the audience are … Read More
It is nice to notice that I am not the only person with problems in spelling (specially with foreign languages). This sign was spotted at construction work place at Estonia. With almost perfect Finnish it warns about the sharks at the … Read More
A science book for kids. Topic: poo. Spotted from Suomalainen kirjakauppa.
A sign on a wall of the most boring bar I have ever been….
Some old ads from Valio (Finnish big dairy) where I visited today having a lecture. The cutest of all tells that “We serve here only cream (Finnish Milk propaganda office)” . Times have really changed!! I pegged the people in … Read More
Some time ago a news about a radio station for dogs appeared blogs around the world. The radiostation was located in Thailand. A similar type of miracle was spotted at Helsinki: an ad about radiostation for kids, Nappularadio (miracle= a new thing … Read More
From the topic of this post you might think that I am against recycling. No, I am not. Actually I am enthusiastic what it comes to recycling specially at home. I just think that in Finland recycling for citizens is … Read More
Image: Gaming African Catchment game, Turku 2008. Two weeks ago I had a nice opportunity to participate African Catchment Game session in Turku. The teachers or managars of that game came all the way from South Africa to teach our … Read More
Why shoud learning be boring when it can be fun and inspirating? What I am enthusiastic about is gaming, specially Monopoly. Last year when planning a business foresight course (for about 6th time) to Korean business people coming to Finland … Read More
In Turku University there is a new educational program for kids: Kids university. They have interesitng lecutres by top scientists for kids about various stuff like space, bacteria and history. The lecutres are aimed for 7-10 years old kids. Kids have … Read More
Leasing or part time ownership is something big in the future I think. Leasing could be one good solution for decreasing material consumption from the environmental point of view. Of course the success of leasing depends much on the good business ideas … Read More
One of my friends, working in a big Finnish company, told me with enthusiasm in her voice that she has just made a first VOIP call. Since that she has only used VOIP calls when calling her business parners. Actually, … Read More
Customizing is a really hot trend that is noticed by various manufactures and retailers. You can for example buy customized lap tops today with various colors and patterns but of course there is nothing like making your pimping by yourself! There … Read More
You probably remember the documentary of Mc Donald’s: Supersize me. The documentary was full of critique to the culture of eating a gigant unhealthy meals. Fast food, specially hamurgers and related food, is a big trend in the world and supersizing … Read More
Today I was having a lecture in an advertising agancy Family Inc’s 4 year birthday party. Besides of me there was another speaker, Brand Building Expert Minna Anttonen from Ben&Jerry’s, which is still a quite unknown ice cream brand in … Read More
NTT in Japan has started to sell device that transmits data across the skin of human body and lets the user to communicate with other electronic device by just touching them. NTT considers this device called FIRMO to be useful … Read More
Could a group of a computer game players win a Nobel price for finding medicine for HIV or malaria? Possibly in the future if a game called FoldIt manages to gain success and harness the power of smart players all … Read More
Picture of a toaster spotted at Kodin1 Anttila, a store selling furniture and all other stuff.
Now in Finland it is time for bicycling. The weather starts to be so warm that you will even enjoy bicycling. A couple of weak signals concerning bicycles came into my mind. Another one of them I read some days … Read More
Greetings from England, again. This time I visited Lego and had a wonderful possibility to interview their experience and innovation manager Cecilia Weckström. Lego truely is an exceptional case in using crowdsourcing or open source innovation. They use in their … Read More
Today I was recording a BBC Culture Shock show at YLE (Finnish radio station) facilities at Helsinki. I am happy to have been a trusted person for two programs to spot weak signals from Finland. In the recording studio there … Read More
Today I have visited British Telecom facilities in Ipswich, England and I had a wonderful opportunity to interview futurist Dave Brown about anticipation of futures in BT. Dave told me BT’s ways to look at to the future and their … Read More
Today I visited Tapiola, a Finnish insuarance company. I spotted an interesting “weak signal” : in a presentation session a computer of the company started to show screen saver images. In this case the images were cartoons about strategy of … Read More
In Finland we have a famous and “branded” poem writer, Tommy Taberman (who is also a member of our parlament). He is famous for his love poetry- and nowadays his poems are used for various products: wine glasses, sheets and even … Read More
While visiting the housing fair last weekend I spotted interesting version of saunas. As we all may know Finns are grazy people when it comes to sauna. In the good old times women gave birth to babies in saunas. In … Read More
Image: This chair locates in the lobby of Fujitsu. This fabulous Ball Chair was spotted for a lobby of Fujitsu, Helsinki. This chair has something extra in it: a computer installed in it. By pressing a button you can get … Read More
I visited last week Glitnir, a bank that which offers universal banking and financial services. In the front desk, where visitors signs in, there were some small gifts for visitors. They had for example pens, and chewing gum. Surprisingly they … Read More
Image: Matching colors and patterns. Picture from housing fair, Helsinki
I like to walk in cities with my camera or cameraphone with me. What I specially look for is small stickers in walls, escalators, streetlights, or where-ever. These stickers have usually some story to tell. Speccially interesting stickers are the ones … Read More
What is going to happen to libraries in the future when the books will be available in electric form and music can be found as bits from Internet? Well, libraries will lend other stuff like clothes, toys, handbags, babyclothes- and even … Read More
Image:Emotiv Epoc Neuroheadset. Image from http://emotiv.com Brain computer interface (BCI) is something that will become more than reality in next 50 years. Actually the first neuroheadset will be lauched soon (late 2008) by Emotiv Systems. In the future it might be possible that … Read More
As a futurist I follow very much blogs to find out new things and emerging issues in life. I do not follow blogs that are mainly focused on personal experiences of life (diary type of blogs), but I do follow … Read More
In Helsingin Sanomat, last friday there was an interesting article about new trends of death. As an example one woman was showing her own coffin that was waiting for her passing away in her lobby at her home. She also … Read More
Australian Cascade brewery located in Tasmania has started to produce green beer called Cascade Green. Do not worry: the colour of the beer in still normal, but the beer is environmentally friendly, 100% carbon offset (weak signal number one). The company announces … Read More
Is there an ethical mobile phone? some person was asking in a column in Helsingin Sanomat today. “No there is not”, answered Päivi Pöyhönen from Finnwatch , an organization that is interested in how ethically organizations operate. Ms. Pöyhenen axplained that … Read More
I was reading a very local news paper called Avaalehti. It is focused on telling small events about my home town and some of the cities nearby here in Southern Finland. I was very surprised to notice an ad about Hollywood … Read More
When starting my own business I have been questioning about how to do everything in practise. I needed business cards, and I asked my colleague who had just made a new ones to him where did he print those cards. … Read More