Ekana Innovation

Passion for First

Posts Tagged ‘helsinki’

Idea Nomads Met the Office Nomad

Posted by Janne Saarikko on September 23, 2009

Today was yet another great day.

Last week I was informed by @aku in Qaiku about onizou Idea Nomads visiting Helsinki. I wrote them a mail, and soon we had a meeting arranged.

The meeting took place at Netprofile office (yep, Office Nomad host this month) and was a bit special since there was no agenda for the meeting. It was not a problem though.

The discussion was lively, it was such exciting to hear about how onizou had studied both urban nomadism and true nomads during their journey. Gladly onizou had lot of interest in the officenomadism and open organization thinking. This was a discussion that brought me many new ideas for both officenomadism and also Ekana way of working.

After the meeting we continued to browse the city for some design, electronics and more coffee. Oh, and helped onizou to get connected with some more people.

I really enjoyed the meeting today and hope to start some new cool projects with onizou in the future.

To get an idea about the people behind the idea nomads, you can check out the video we recorded today.

Good luck with your journey, let’s keep in touch! :)

Posted in Blog, Office Nomad - Toimistonomadi, Social Networks, Uncategorized, WOM | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Nokia Piloting Shopping Mall Mobile Applications

Posted by Janne Saarikko on April 21, 2009

I was walking back from a customer meeting through Kamppi mall in Helsinki, when I noticed a stand with Nokia Research Center logo.

I started streaming with my E71 and walked in for this interview

The interview is in Finnish only, and here’s a short description of key points.

Nokia Research Center is piloting mobile shopping catalogue with WLAN-based location services. The application gives you details onshops and special promotions. Eventually you will be able to login with your Facebook credentials and share your location with your friends within the mall.

Since GPS are not functional inside, the mall is using a network of WLAN access points to figure out where you and your people are.

Very interesting indeed.

Posted in Blog, Internet, Mobile, News, Social Networks, WOM | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Tramterview with Kai Lemmetty of Floobs

Posted by Janne Saarikko on April 20, 2009

This is the latest tramterview from last Friday. I was taking a tram to YLE (Finnish BBC) strategy seminar and Kai Lemmetty of Floobs was riding with me.

In this short tramterview he talks about what Floobs is up to nowadays, tells me about the cool things they do with soccer leagues such as Spanish premier league La Liga  in Europe .

The audio quality is not the best, I’ll have to work on that to improve it. E71 works perfectly in doing these ad hoc clips, but still looking forward to see N97 enter the market.

Who would you like to see tramterviewed? There are lot of interesting people in Helsinki, and I see most of them quite often. If you would like to see and hear your online contact, let me know and I’ll catch a tram with them!

Posted in Blog, tramterview | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Interactive window shopping and gaming experience

Posted by Janne Saarikko on March 18, 2009

This is so interesting. On my way home yesterday I heard a voice across the street calling: “Hey bypasser! Come closer and touch the screen!” I saw a window of a shop having a screen with this guys face smiling. I had to run across and look further…


(edit: WordPress – Ovi are not very good with each other.

This link should get you to the video.

Your task is to break the bubbles while the time is running. For each section, there is a book under it, and you are awarded 10% off the price of that particular book. The call to action is “walk inside the bookstore and get 10% off from these three books”.

It’s really simple, but it seems to be attracting people, since there were some 16K games played (dunno the timeframe). This is not a high-traffic pedestrian street. In better location with more addictive gaming experience (toplists etc) it would be collecting crowds, I reckon.

I anyone knows who did this applications, please let me know. I want to talk to you!

Posted in Blog, Brands, guerilla marketing, Innovation, Social Networks, WOM | Tagged: , , , , | 1 Comment »

What on earth is Tubethlon?

Posted by Janne Saarikko on October 23, 2008

Right. I had a very lively lunch today with some really cool people I’ve learned to know through Jaiku. During the lunch we were talking the silly stuff, just to entertain ourselves.

Started talking about crazy and SO NOT event that we should organize. And to continue the story I said “yeah, let’s call it Tubethlon Helsinki or something”.

The discussion continued in Jaiku, and after Googling I realized that word “Tubethlon” does not exist anywhere! Stupid me, went straight ahead and reserved the .com domain for it.

Now, out of stupidity, I have possession of www.tubethlon.com but no idea what to do with it.

What is Tubethlon? What should I do with the domain? Or we actually, there was a group of three that came up with the idea.

Confused…

Posted in Blog, first, Internet, Social Networks | Tagged: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

CarrotMob Finland’s first strike a huge success!

Posted by Janne Saarikko on September 29, 2008

CarrotMob Finland, a.ka. Porkkanamafia, proceeded with it’s first ever Finnish strike last Saturday. The target was a restaurant and bar called Juttutupa, situated close to central Helsinki.

Restaurant Juttutupa had promised to invest 51% of the additional revenues from a normal saturday evening in improving it’s energy efficiency. This will be done together with energy consumption specialists provided by CarrotMob Finland.

As a result of the event, hundreds of people were lining to get in Juttutupa on Saturday. Everyone were in a good mood and enjoyed the positive way of supporting anti-climate change movement. It’s not quite common to listen to a group of people seriously thinking about how they could spend more of their own money in this restaurant!

Total of €3362,94 (around US$5000) from the revenue will be used for the improvements. Preliminary talks indivacate that the money should be used for replacing the several dozen light pulbs with energy saving ones and replacing the kitchen equipment with more environmental ones. Also, some kitchen process improvements will be made in order to be more efficient.

The event gathered a major coverage from most of national and local media, including Helsingin Sanomat (#1 newspaper in Finland), all major TV news channels and numerous other publications.

To gather the feelings from this extraordinary event, please see the pics and videos.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/porkkanamafia/

http://jaiku.com/channel/CarrotmobFinland

http://www.vimeo.com/1831507

http://www.nelonen.fi/videot/uutisvideot/default.asp?video=5554&newpage=1&c=1

http://www.nelonen.fi/videot/default.asp?video=5555&c=1

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Nokia Open Lab 08

Posted by Janne Saarikko on September 10, 2008

I have a great priviledge to attend a global Nokia workshop on mobile future. The event is called Nokia Open Lab 08 and it will be focusing on mobile future and co-creation of media.

There are several ways to follow the event online. I personally will be posting on Jaiku channel http://jaiku.com/channel/Nokia and so will many others, I believe.

More info from Nokia site http://events.nokia.com/openlab/

There’s pretty much fuzz going on about this, so let’s hope this will be a good one!

Posted in Innovation, Internet, Mobile, Social Networks | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.