CV in English




M.Sc in Chemical Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, 1996

Doctor of Science (Business Administration), Aalto University, School of Economics, 2010

Work experience:


Futurist, CEO, Founder of What’s Next Consulting Oy


Executive in Residence (visiting professor) Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Amigurumi designer, Novita

Futurist at Finpro

Futurist at Nokia, corporate strategy

Researcher at Finland Futures Research Centre

Researcher at Helsinki University of Technology, department of Industrial Management

Assistant in IDBM program, Helsinki School of Economics

Other tasks (previous and current):

Writer of many books (check here)

Columnist at various Finnish and international magazines like Talouselämä, Talous Sanomat, Jade, Wired UK , Future Takes (USA)

Free-lancer journalist since 1996

Editorial board member of Journal of Futures Studies

Key note speaker in various Finnish and international conferences (topic: futures thinking, innovation and weak signals)

Co-developer of TrendWiki program

Founder of Tiedettä tytöille program (Science for girls) that encourages girls to study STEM

Amigurumi designer for Novita Oy, Finland


The Finnish Society for the Futures Studies gave an award , december 2011, for Elina Hiltunen on her long work on weak signals and futures studies.