IN THIS POST:
- Little philosophy of me and life (personal revelations)
- Voice of Finland 2017 pictures (behind scenes, stuff you did not see)
- Startup accelerator ecosystem (This is something investors need to visit)
- My company and first project (First OMG peek at new energy project)
- Masala intelligent eco-village project (Biggest ECO project in Finland yet)
- Closing words for this blog (The blog is up for dramatic changes)
+ This post contains a load of images.
I’m sure been given a lot of this ..
Little philosophy of me and life
It have been a while since my last post again. I’m not that good with this blogging stuff and let this be my last personal blog, maybe. This post will be interesting, and it got much pictures with it so bare with me. I think this will be a nice post, even if it’s long and filled with pictures and typos. Think of it as the last post from me in this form, until this blog melts into the endless universe of internet and disappear.
I’m old enough to appreciate life itself. I’ve really understood that it’s a pure miracle I even exist. Every single moment, I need to feel alive, need to remember to respect other life and breathe all I can in this adventure. It’s not like I’ve got another chance later. This is it. You really have to understand the miracle behind the life adventure and the fact you exist, you can talk to yourself, interact, study and experience life around you.
I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but get off too easy all my life. I’ve had too easy with work and life in general, and because there is some degree of laziness in me – I kind of never stepped out from that “easy box”. I’ve quit my job four times earlier without any contingency plan, but never quit to start my own company. Now I’ve done that too. Eight years at Helen Oy as a technical architect, working mostly with IT but also with new energy solutions and digital platform services. That was an amazing journey and found totally awesome people along the road.
The discomfort zone
This is a funny thing. I’ve been scared of experience life most of my life, I’ve never been something you could call a “normal person”. I’ve always been somehow “off track” in everything.
When I was younger I thought this was because I’m weak, then I had a few larger confrontations and came out as a winner. This was the moment I learned, I’ve just been a chicken and I really need to start living and stop running around.
At that moment, I took one life direction I still follow. I need to stand and live outside the box, because I don’t belong “in the box”. As soon as I try to get in the box I get into problems. I need to stand outside it.
The moment when you shake like you got some kind of full body tic going on, your face is red like an fire truck and have trouble speaking because of nervousness – this is the moment laws of nature and business don’t apply anymore and where the magic happens. Anything is possible in that state and that is the state you should be in if you want to break free from the hamster wheel.
Like Nike puts it .. “Just do it!”
I’m going to let my kids use their imagination, try stuff, enjoy the nature and really find their own personality and I’ll support them all the way. Love the kids so much. I really hope they will have as adventure-packed life I’ve had.
Voice of Finland 2017 Finals
This was a extremely fun experience. I’ll add some pictures from TVOF here that you don’t usually see in TV. One thing you don’t see in TV, is the studio directors work. That was AMAZING! I could go watch these shows just to see this dude do he’s job.
.. and then the real pictures
INNOVATION HOUSE FINLNAD.
I found myself in a startup accelerator ecosystem called “Innovation House Finland”, and I’m very happy to have found this place. Nice environment, coolest meeting rooms I’ve ever seen, an augmented climbing wall and very friendly and easy going people.
I suggest you visit IHF if you live in Finland or if you are visiting Helsinki or Espoo from abroad. I’m sure you will not be disappointed. I’ve NEVER seen any place, with a meeting room with a BED 🙂
I’m serious. If you have any business in Finland or you want any business in Finland, contact Katja or Petra @ ihf.fi and they will do magic for you.
My company and first project
Company intro in Finnish: http://redigen.io/yrityksesta/
My first own company and it’s main business is to help companies to navigate trough the digital storm in front of everyone of us.
Main business : Consulting. Secondary: Save the world.
The magic I have to put on the table is real life experience with everything from cuffing bad guys to designing complete new multi million services from zero to complete success. Many of my work is also completely free if the customer decides not to use what ever solutions I come up with. That’s a huge risk reducer. Don’t you think?
Next: Working title – YODA
I got 20+ years in IT, information security, technical architectures, communications etc. 8+ years in the energy-sector, 5+ years on physical security. One thing become obvious.
Now .. I’ll reveal something to you. I think there is not that many who reads my blog or even gets all the way to this part. But I’ll put a little secret up here 🙂 Now if you are in the energy-sector or interested in AI, IoT, cloud services, blockchain, renewable energy or anything even remotely related to electricity, I think now you want to read the next chapter. I’ll hide this secret in plain sight.
“The future is in small community type virtual energy companies and the traditional companies will transition to a industry only mode. Consumers will start building their own renewable energy, storage and metering on a virtual energy company you can buy as a SaaS or PaaS. This platform will also include property, health and security devices and services. 2020+ you will see vEOs emerging (= Virtual Energy Operators) and new energy companies are built in hours.”
This is the first project. Build the SaaS/PaaS for the future energy companies. I got a few aces in my sleeve I know nobody else got 🙂
I got a few similar WTF OMG projects, but now I need FUNDING and super networked INVESTORS. If you think you are one, feel free to pour money on me, it will come back in wealth and fame, with me, nothing ever goes wrong and everything is just magic adventure. 🙂 I got some insights about the platform ecosystems I’ve not read anywhere yet, I think could be interesting to anyone who want to know what future holds for us. Hint: Don’t panic about the robots and AI, there will be plenty of work for everyone. It’s just going to be easier.
But if you can’t sleep because your thinking all the time if I’m totally insane with all my world saving ideas and putting everything at play? Is there something called too big dreams? I don’t know what scares Branson, but hell yes I’m scared. I got only crazy big ideas, I’d like to have some small and easy business idea, but nooo.. Every time pure insanity. The disco inside my head just feel connected to the universe and life.
Masala intelligent eco-village project
A few years ago I got to know a very kind man named “Kari Savolainen”. This was when we were buying new storage systems from Hitachi. He was the managing director for Hitachi Data Systems in Finland. Now he is retired and have this totally AWSOME idea. Yes, it’s magnitude is a jaw dropper, but it’s pure awsomeness in its purest form.
He is going to build an entire village, 250-300 houses, all the way intelligent and economic. Local energy operator to manage the largest solar plant in Finland and build autonomous vehicles to take people to places like school, train station, market etc. Everything will be built from scratch to be 100% self sustaining ecosystem and all the intelligence you can expect from IoT, EV, autonomous vehicles etc.
Had a meeting with Kari last wednesday, and this project will be a 100Meur+ project. It’s going to be the largest single intelligent/ecology-related project in Finland ever and it’s going to be built as a exportable product for anyone to buy. Just like my Yoda 🙂
If you understand Finnish, here is who nice links, the MTV3 link contains a video interview with Kari Savolainen.
Ex-toimitusjohtaja Kari Savolainen, 65, kyllästyi ahneuteen – antaa miljoona euroa, jotta Kirkkonummen korpeen saadaan halpojen asuntojen ekokylä
I’ll try to be little more professional and stop spamming my private life to internet. I’m going to do a face lift for this site and try to get little more serious (=spell check and more professional look and feel).
If you’re not a native finnish speaker and want to read the redigen intro, just put the link in google translator. I’m sorry I don’t got the english version (yet).
Okay Branson.. I’ll try this!