Senthil Kumar Balasubramaniam

Vice President
Bharti Airtel Ltd

Velipekka Kuoppala

Vice President Sales and Business Development
Soracom Ltd.

Vesa Olkkonen

Development Manager

Bengt Nordström


Chris Messina

Developer Experience Lead

Akiko Naka

Founder and CEO
Wantedly, Inc.

Sari Stenfors

Futurist and a strategist

Luca Decarli

General Manager - Customer Lifecycle Management
Saudi Telecom Company

Dean Bubley

Founder, Disruptive Analysis

David Ho

Chairman and Founding Partner
Kiina Investment

Stewart Rogers

Director of Marketing Technology
VB Insight

Mustafa Oyumi

Director Product Management
Communications Salesforce

Kenneth Cukier

Data Editor
The Economist

Jon Wolske

Culture Evangelist
Zappos Insights

David Meerman Scott

Sales and marketing/pr

Dietmar Dahmen

Visionary, futurologist, enricher
of brands, people, experiences

Ville Tolvanen

Digitalist & Strategy Director
- & Digitalist Network

Mike Walsh

CEO of Tomorrow

Markku Hollström

Vice President IoT Program
Elisa Oyj

Songül Ballikaya

PanIP IT Program Lead

Antonio Elizondo

Head of virtualization strategy and technology at Telefonica Global CTO

Stefan Moritz

Entrepreneur, corporate change-maker
and passionate customer experience champion

  • Nexterday North 2016
  • Nexterday North 2016
  • Nexterday North 2016
  • Nexterday North 2016


They say you are what you do not what you say you will do. The 2016 Nexterday North is dedicated to the execution and taking the ideas into action. To support this, we have invited a unique mix of business and market disruptors from all walks of business life to share their inspiring stories and demonstrate how the trick is done.

So no long-winded lectures, no PowerPoint overkill and no mumbo jumbo. Just two days chock-full of electrifying ideas that drill right into the core and reveal what really works, inspires and kicks butt. Learn how to become a perfect digital company at Nexterday North 2016.

We are again proud to work in co-operation SLUSH, the fastest growing start-up and tech event in the world. On days 3 and 4, you can learn from start-ups and their unstoppable thirst for disruption in the eye of the digital storm.

Agenda for Nexterday North 2016

Last year’s theme was to encourage businesses to rethink their strategies beyond the conventions. This year we focus in the execution: how to compete and win in the #Nexterday landscape. Come and join us to learn how some of the best minds in the business have come, seen and conquered the world.


Talk is cheap, they say. While that is not entirely true, we believe that the message carries more weight if you put ideas into concrete actions. That’s why we will introduce a new set of industry blueprints that show you how to be the ultimate digital pot stirrer.


Keynote sessions from inspirational speakers, disruptors, experienced thought leaders and bestselling authors. Industry benchmarks from CSP leaders who have taken actions and led by example. Fire-side chats with some of our most exciting business masterminds.

Industry blueprints are an always-on ecosystem gallery introducing innovative and field-proven blueprints. Customer and tech tracks with content specific for those with technology in their brain or with a customer in their heart.

Meeting factory is your place to schedule one-to-one meetings with subject matter experts or anyone whose help might become handy.

Nexterday store caters to all your Nexterday swag needs. Our Happy hour speaks for itself and transitions into the Nexterday party: the best way to keep you warm on a Monday evening in dark, cold Helsinki.

Nexterday North will also have the Always on section. It includes Industry blueprint alley, Meeting factory and Nexterday store that you can access all the time.


Registration and coffee 8:15-9:00


Break 10:50-11:20

Guided tour to blueprints Industry Blueprint Alley 11:00-11:15

Lunch break 12:20-13:30

Guided tour to blueprints Industry Blueprint Alley 12:30-12:45

Guided tour to blueprints Industry Blueprint Alley 13:00-13:15


Break 15:00-15:30

Guided tour to blueprints Industry Blueprint Alley 15:10-15:25


Break 16:30-16:45

Evening program

Happy Hour Open area 17:30-18:30

Nexterday Party Ravintola Teatteri 19:00-24:00


Coffee 9:00-9:30

Break 10:40-11:10

Guided tour to blueprints Industry Blueprint Alley 10:45-11:00


Lunch break 12:10-13:10


Break 14:10-14:30

16:00-17:10 - Continue with Customer or Technology track

Bye bye, see you in 2017 - Ari Vänttinen Lakeside 16:40-16:50

Bye bye, see you in 2017 - Juhani Hintikka Green Room 16:40-16:50

2015 Nexterday North in Numbers


Frequently Asked Questions

In November average temperature is normally around +2 C but there has been Novembers in the history with average temps of around – 3 C. Last two Novembers have been quite warm, with almost tropical averages of around +4 C.
During Nexterday North sun rises after 8 am and goes down at 16 pm, but the real feeling of the day length is less than that. November is also the cloudiest month of the year in Finland. Average time you see the sun in Helsinki is just 37 hours for the whole November.
You’ll receive a full refund if you cancel 14 days from the ticket purchase. Outside the 14 day return period, you will get a 50% refund of the registration fee you paid if you cancel by 30 September. After 30 September 2016, we cannot refund your registration regardless of whether or not you attend Nexterday North (outside the 14 day return period). However, remember that you can also transfer your ticket to someone else for free until 21 November 2016. To cancel an existing ticket, please email You are responsible for cancelling your own hotel and travel reservations.
If you can’t attend, but know someone who really wants to be here, you can transfer your ticket for free until 21 November 2016. To transfer a ticket, please email with the full name, email address, title, and company name of the new registrant as well as the full name of whom they will be replacing. Please remember that cancelling your registration does not cancel your hotel and travel arrangements. You are responsible for cancelling your own hotel and travel reservations.
Email us at to let us know you won't be able to attend. If you're transferring your ticket to someone else, please include his or her full name, email, job title, phone number, company and work address.
The preferred hotel with transportation to the event location is Hotel Indigo for which we have agreed special prices during the event. The special prices are valid until end of September, after which we cannot guarantee room availability. Please use the code "Nexterday2016" when making the reservation in the hotel through email ( or phone (+358 20 045 646). The hotel is located on the Bulevardi Street 26 in the Helsinki city centre. For more information, please see
For November, we have acquired additional rooms from Clarion Hotel. Please book using the "Nexterday2016" code by email ( or phone (+358 10 850 3820). After mid-November, we cannot guarantee room availability. For more information about the hotel, please check
Bus transportation between the central railway station and Indigo and Clarion hotels, and the event location is arranged for the seminar participants in the mornings and evenings. Public transportation to/from Hernesaari, bus 14, bus stops 1189 / 1190. The stop in center is Kamppi (10 minute walk from the hotel). A journey by taxi from Hotel Indigo to the Event center Telakka takes about 15 minutes.
From the airport to Helsinki city center
Rail ring line
The new rail ring line operates between the airport and the Helsinki City Center (railway station). Trains I and P run every 10 minutes during the daytime. For timetables, please use the Journey Planner of HSL.
A journey by taxi from the airport to the centre of Helsinki takes about 30 minutes and costs around 45 to 50 euros. The taxi stands are located right outside the arrival areas of the terminals.
From hotel to the seminar venue, Event Center Telakka
Bus transportation is arranged for the seminar participants between the central railway station and agreement hotels, and event location in the mornings and evenings. Public transportation to/from Hernesaari, bus 14, bus stops 1189 / 1190. The stop in center is Kamppi (10 minutes walk from the hotel). A journey by taxi from the hotel to the Event center Telakka takes about 15 minutes.
From hotel to Helsinki Exhibition Center (Slush)
Trams 7A, 7B, and 9 stop in front of the southern entrance of the Exhibition & Convention Centre. All of these trams go to the city centre.
All local and long-distance trains stop at the Pasila railway station, just a 300-metre walk from the Exhibition & Convention Centre. Trains from the city centre to Pasila take just five minutes.
A taxi rank can be found in front of the Southern Entrance of the Exhibition & Convention Centre. The taxi journey from the Exhibition & Convention Centre to Helsinki city centre takes around 20 mins.
You can email for help with any Nexterday North- related questions.

Nexterday North 2015 Gallery

Highlights from 2015 Nexterday North. You can see all of the 2015 Nexterday North pictures from the Comptel Facebook page.

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