HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Conference

Thank you for attending the 2019 event.
We look forward to seeing you again 26-28 May 2020!

Helsinki, Finland
June 11-13, 2019

Mr. Risto Linturi


Risto Linturi built his first computers in 1970's. Some of his ideas have since then influenced home banking, smart homes, digital cities and broadband internet architectures globally. As a futurist and public speaker he has been influential nationally in Finland creating technology assesment tools and analyzing the societal impact of technology for the Parliament of Finland, several ministries and Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. He has had a number of management positions and he was twice elected to be the chairman of Finnet, a group of 27 telco's.

Linturi was a keynote speaker in 2000 World Congress on Information Technology. His interviews have been published in major media in over 20 countries including ABC, CBS, BBC, Granada, New York Times, Fortune, Wired, Newsweek, Time, Guardian, Wall Street Journal. His recent interests cover various aspects of healthcare and he has been a frequent speaker in national helth care seminars promoting the potential of radical technologies in restructuring how we diagnose and heal patients, take care of the elderly and organize healthcare.

Linturi has been a member in UNESCO Inforights Committee of European Experts, Australian Virtual Opportunity Congress and numerous national steering groups and organizations. In 2007 Director General of UNESCO invited him to join UNESCO High-Level Group of Visionaries on "the Future of Knowledge Acquisition and Sharing" in order to create the UNESCO Kronberg Declaration.

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