Please join us for an informative and interactive evening where we will discuss the Finnish perspective on ‘The Future Soldier.’


What will the future solider look like? One thing is certain: soldiers will be more and more integrated with technology. They will, for example, be trained in virtual reality and have access to seamless scouting and data in real time on the battlefield.


Chief of Defence Command, Lieutenant General Timo Kivinen will provide the keynote with an inside view on the intersection of individual soldiers, technology and defence in Finland.


The evening will also include the testing of Reaktor’s gripping new virtual reality and artificial intelligence center and dinner served at Savoy. Deputy Chief of Staff and Personnel, Rear Admiral Timo Junttila and Chief of Education, Brigadier General Jukka Sonninen will also be present.

Keynote Speaker


Lieutenant General Timo Kivinen

Chief of Defence Command, Finland

Lieutenant General Timo Kivinen assumed the post of Chief of Defence Command Finland on 1 June 2017. He has held the post of Deputy Chief of Staff Strategy since 2015. Before this, Kivinen has, among other positions, held the posts of Defence Attaché in Budapest, Commander of the Utti Jaeger Regiment, Deputy Chief of Division at Defence Command Finland and Commander of the Karelia Brigade. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in 2016.

Reaktor Virtual Reality Centre


Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki


Savoy Restaurant


Eteläesplanadi 14, 7th floor, Helsinki




Tuesday, November 7, 5:30 – 8:30 PM


Cost: 155 €


*Please note that this event is by invitation only.*



For more information contact:


Kristina Sweet
+358 44 303 4203