“I see the future in your eyes, in your mouth, in your hands. I see the future in your tear drops, in your laugh, in your risen eye brows. You paint the future with the colors of the unicorn and light.”
Katja Tukiainen, visual artist
We invited 118 guests, our clients and corporate connections, to join us for our Anniversary Dinner in October at Winter Garden, restaurant Sipuli in the heart of Helsinki. The dinner was served with new ideas and experiences for all senses. The unique vegetarian dinner was designed by a young talent Toni Toivanen. During the evening we brought to the stage thought-provoking performances challenging us to think about the way businesses must be reborn in the 21st century.
We asked our clients, alumni and guest stars of the dinner how they see and think ahead about the future. Here’s what they said.
”“Year 2025 is actually not so far away. The older you get, the faster time flies. I see myself being focused on the working life as my children are on their own and grandchildren are probably not yet around. Urbanisation and digitalisation have shaped the everyday life in many ways: we live closer to each other having less square meters/person and have new kinds of digital services available that make our lives easier. That gives us more valuable free time helping us to cope in the working life longer and to postpone the retirement.”
Hannele von Hertzen
Senior Legal Counsel, SRV Group Plc, D&I Alumna
”“Legal work will change significantly by 2025. We will not be replaced by robots – they only work in preset manner. Other lawyers should not be our biggest fear either. The challenge we will face will be artificial intelligence and non-lawyers having unprejudiced attitude towards law. Those of us who accept that the change is happening will survive. And those who make the change happen will be the winners.”
Legal Counsel, Futurice Oy, D&I Alumnus
”“I see a society, richer with critical and indispensable empathy. We celebrate our increased sensibilities that have taught us about ways of being in the world, ways we have not previously experienced or valued. Art has become one important platform for practicing such mental and intellectual abilities. This radical affective change has helped us to survive the new kinds of threats targeted at the future of this planet, which science and technology alone cannot solve.”
Artist-researcher, Doctor of Arts Candidate,
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture
”“In the blink of an eye, I can see my future ahead of me. As a millennial lawyer, I believe that our social networks and the connections we establish will increase in value. My strength is in listening to others and understanding them in an empathetic way. As technology evolves, human encounters will be even more appreciated.”
D&I Trainee 2017, will be joining D&I as an Associate in August 2018.
”“I can do anything! I hope my mom has bought me a fancier phone by then…and that the phone will function as a Harry Potter-type portkey to my game worlds so I can goof around with my Pokemons! I hope I can do multiple cartwheels, travel to faraway places and cure cancer.”
1st grader in elementary school who plans to become both a trumpetist and a game developer.
”“In the 21st century companies influence the world more than ever before: from how we get our knowledge and how we eat, to how we interact with one another and how we treat this planet and its resources. We are good at measuring financial performance but not the impact of our actions.
Together with my new company, The Upright Project, I am building a new type of quantification model for net impact of companies, measuring what companies actually achieve. The idea is to bring together negative and positive impacts in various categories to estimate their net sum. Yes, we compare apples to oranges. The aim is to make the trade-offs we face every day transparent, and thus enable better decision-making for all of us.”
Engineer and impatient action woman,
CEO / Chief Evangelist of The Upright Project