Surf House Helsinki



Are you tired logging into online meeting after meeting after meeting after meeting?


Meeting face-to-face with someone else is a fundamental mode of human interaction. That’s why the Digital Tsunami Summit won’t go online!

The Digital Tsunami Summit is limited to 250 leaders

who want to understand what the new normal looks like post COVID:

  • How will the future of AI, 5G and other emerging technologies impact our lives?

  • Why transform your business and how to quickly execute strategy changes in the digital economy?

  • How can you create an agile value-driven culture and organisation?

The Digital Tsunami Summit is a non-profit platform and Think tank to answer and discuss the big questions of the 4th wave of the Digital Tsunami.


"We will meet again!"

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

PROGRAM 10.9.2020

Morning - The Digital Tsunami

08.30 - 09.00 Doors Open

  • Registration begins

  • But first, coffee!

09.00 - 09.20 Surf's up!

  • Welcome words

  • President Tarja Halonen: Future of Work

09.20 - 09.40 Keynote: The 4th Wave of the Digital Tsunami 

  • Timo Savolainen, CEO and Founder, Digital Tsunami Summit

09.40 - 10.15 Keynote: 35 Minutes from the Future

  • Markku Wilenius, Dean, Dubai Future Academy

10.15 - 10.45 Meet & Greet

10.45 - 11.15 Keynote: Take The Industry Into a New Era

  • Milla Saaristenperä, Business program director, KONE corporation

11.15 - 11.45 Keynote: Business Ecosystems Are The Future

  • Alexander Yin, COO at ePassi, CFO at TCG, Board Director at Eficode


12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

Noon -  The Operating Model 

13.00 - 13.30 Keynote: Artificial Intelligence Goes Heavy Industries

  • Pekka Viljakainen, Chairman of the Board of Zyfra

13.30 - 14.00 Keynote: Enterprise Agility

  • Olli Salo, Patner, McKinsey & Company

14.00 - 14.30 Meet & Greet

14.30 - 15.30 Roundtable discussions & networking

How can ecosystem-based business models boost innovation?

  • Facilitator: Jyrki Suokas, Senior Lead, Sitra

  • Made possible by: Sitra

Leadership in Digitalized Organizations

  • Facilitator: Mikko SäreläD.Sc. (Tech), Advisor on Industrial and Innovation Policy​

  • Made possible by: TEK


Digitization is challenging (human resources) management

  • Facilitator: Sari Salojärvi​, Senior Executive Search Consultant, Certified Business Coach

  • Made possible by: Henry

Prerequisites for the success of a strategic project

  • Facilitator: Mikko Saastamoinen, CEO, Kumura

  • Made possible by: Kumura

How small and agile businesses can benefit from uncertain times

  • Facilitator: Jussi Järvinen, Managing Director, Konsulttiverkko

  • Made possible by: Konsulttiverkko

How to outsmart the new norm in the way we work?

  • Facilitators: Johanna Majakangas, ICT-manager, MPY & Jaana Paananen, Service Desinger, MPY 

  • Made possible by: MPY

Risks and opportunities in the new business environment

  • Facilitator: Teppo Kattilakoski, Founder and CEO at Granite

  • In co-operation with: Granite

Which business process or workflow would you like to automate? Let’s draw inspiration from a real-life case example and build a future dream

  • Facilitator: Mirva Sainiemi, Business Partner, Sofigate

  • Made possible by: Sofigate

15.30 - 16.15 Keynote: Board of director as dirigent of business transformation

  • Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, Chair of the Board of Directors of Posti, Altia, BoConcept, TCM and as a board member of SAS AB, Harvia, Broman and several other companies.

16.15 - 16.30 Meet & Greet

16.30 - 18.00 Dinner

Evening -  The Beach Party

18.00 - 19.00 Surf Bus Panel Discussion

  • Antti-Jussi Suominen, CEO, Holvi

  • Sampo Hietanen, CEO, Maas Global

  • Pia Erkinheimo, Director - Power of Data, The Finnish State Development Company - Vake

18.00 - 23.00 Palm trees and eternal summer provided by Fennia makes this is the ultimate getaway:

  • True escape from the outside world where you can revitalise and relax.

  • Here you can discover great ways to care for and insure what matters most: your people, your business and you.

  • You can try surfing or just come to chill out and experience an authentic beach-club atmosphere with top DJs.

It is going to be epic!



Discussion themes

Digital Tsunami, Covid-19, New Normal and Leadership


Antti-Jussi Suominen

CEO, Holvi

Sampo Hietanen

CEO, Maas Global

Pia Erkinheimo

Director - Power of Data, The Finnish State Development Company - Vake


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Timo Savolainen

CEO and Founder of the Digital Tsunami Summit.

Timo Savolainen acts as a Board Member of Granite Partners Ltd. and as a Senior Advisor at Sofigate.

Mr. Savolainen is widely known by his nickname, Digi Punk Rocker. He is a visionary and the main author
behind the book: Surfing the Digital Tsunami - a playbook for contiunous business transformation.

Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae

Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae acts as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Posti, Altia, BoConcept, TCM and as a board member of SAS AB, Harvia, Broman  and several other companies.


She has been identified as the most influential business woman in Finland 2019 and among 10 most influential NED women in Denmark 2019.

President Tarja Halonen

Tarja Halonen was the 11th President of the Republic of Finland 2000-2012.

President Tarja Halonen is a member of many organizations and networks in Finland and abroad.


She has particularly close contacts with the UN and she also works with the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Pekka Viljakainen

Chairman of the Board of Zyfra.


Mr. Viljakainen is widely known by his nickname, Bulldozer. His reputation and track record for handling very complex governance and political topics inside large international organizations related to enterprise digitalization earned him this nickname.

Since 2012, Pekka has been actively engaging. with the Skolkovo Foundation as Senior Advisor to the President. 

Dr. Alexander Yin

COO at ePassi, CFO at TCG, Board Director at Eficode.

Alexander is passionate about business and technology, and he holds a PhD degree in microelectronics and computer engineering.


Alexander is CFO at TCG Group whose portfolio companies include Eficode, ePassi, Sulava, etc.. TCG's portfolio company ePassi, where Alexander is COO, has established strong cooperations with Chinese tech companies Alibaba and Tencent, and has brought their payment solutions to Nordic countries on a large scale. 

Milla Saaristenperä

Business program director, KONE corporation.

A smart, connected, and future-proof elevator experience makes buildings more user friendly and attractive to everyone, and cities better places to live. KONE DX Class elevators redefine the elevator experience with built-in connectivity for improved people flow – helping to create an experience that connects on every level.


Milla leads the global program in KONE which introduced DX Class elevators with a range of digital services in 2019, and lift KONE from equipment business towards platform business.

Dr. Markku Wilenius

Dean at Dubai Future Academy. He is also Professor of Futures Studies at University of Turku and he also holds the position of UNESCO Chair in Learning Society and Futures of Education.

His primary interest is in understanding the opportunities and challenges that could arise in the future and bringing this crucial foresight to the attention of society and organisations across the world. He has been a member of the prestigious Club of Rome for 10 years.

Olli Salo

Olli Salo is a Partner at McKinsey & Company. 

He has led dozens of enterprise agility transformations in the Americas, Asia, Asia–Pacific, and Europe within the telecommunications, banking, retail, high-tech, and mining industries.


These transformations cover business and technology throughout an entire organization, touching strategy, structure, processes, people, and technology elements of the operating model.

Olli has published multiple articles and white papers on enterprise agility and leads McKinsey’s global efforts to develop knowledge in this area. 

You don't want to miss out on this opportunity!


The Digital Tsunami Summit is an exceptional business
and technology conference: 
"Not the biggest, but the BEST business conference of  the year!"
Timo, CEO & Founder Digital Tsunami Summit
Five-star experience
We take you to a fascinating place
where the space itself is already an experience.
We say "NO" to compulsive selling and
inspirational-only speeches.
At the end of the day
the five-star experience comes from
unique stories and concrete content
that you can get only
by participating in the event.
Learn. Share. Repeat.
Here you can learn and enhance your professional skills
and experience innovative talks.
Share your own knowledge and
participate in interactive roundtable discussions. 
After this 1-day event
you'll have concrete hands-on tools 
how to lead continuous business transformation
Meet and greet
Here you can meet and greet without
interruptions and red tape. 
Limited and registered max. 250 attendees
representing all levels and sectors of the industry.
The event is a great opportunity for F2F networking with
like-minded peers for future collaboration. 
The best things in life are free!
Are you ready? 
You don't want to miss out on this opportunity!

Arrival Instructions

Mall of Tripla, floor P4 (Down Under)
Firdonkatu 2B, 00520 Helsinki, Finland

When inside Mall of Tripla, take an elevator to floor P4 and follow "DOWN UNDER" signs.

If arriving by car, drive directly to parking floor P4.

Not the biggest, but the best business conference of the year.
You don't want to miss this!


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At the Digital Tsunami Summit

 you'll see some of the coolest cars around.  

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reserves the right to make changes to the programme and the speakers.