Friday, April 20   8:15 – 10:00 AM

International School of Helsinki 
Selkämerenkatu 11, Helsinki

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Together with the International School of Helsinki, we invite you to the 5th annual speakers’ breakfast where outstanding leaders in their fields will explore story-telling and emotion in the age of artificial intelligence.

Hear why skillful story-telling, imagination, and responding intelligently to the complexity of human emotions are fast becoming the ‘it’ skills for the future. Learn how these competencies can sustain your employability, and give businesses the edge to compete. How can they be learned?

Scriptwriter, director and showrunner Emma Taulo will talk about how stories define the values for communities and entire countries. Why do some stories fail to catch hold and why does it matter? What can story-telling teach you about being a motivating leader in your field—and ensure that you are indispensable in the changing face of the workforce?

Saku Tuominen, co-founder of Broadcasters, one of the most successful Finnish independent TV production companies, will talk about how turning imagination into something real and instilling shared values into behavior are two skills that will keep human beings employed. A revolution in schools and in organizations is needed to take these skills more seriously.


Emma Taulo

Scriptwriter, Director and Showrunner

Emma Taulo is a scriptwriter, director and showrunner who works with new ways of storytelling in both fictional and non-fictional programming. Her work concentrates on themes and topics related to national identity, collective myths and rarely heard historical stories.

Her latest works include the drama series Seventeen (Yle 2017), which tells the story of Finnish independence, and a mobile game olivia_18, which continues the story of 1917 online. At the moment, Taulo is working on a sequel for the mobile game and a radio show about cultural identities. She shares her time between Helsinki and Berlin.

Saku Tuominen

Founder: HundrED

Saku Tuominen founded Broadcasters, one of the most successful Finnish independent TV production companies, with Juha Tynkkynen in 1989. In 2009-2010, he was Chief Creative Officer of Zodiak Entertainment, the world’s third largest TV production company, based in London. During his 20 years in television, he has produced thousands of hours of programming and created nearly 100 TV formats.

In 2009, Tuominen founded Idealist Group, a production company of ideas, whose mission is to improve the world with bold, well-executed ideas. Currently he is fully concentrated on improving K12 education globally through his education company HundrED. He has taught creativity and innovation in more than one hundred companies around the world, as well as Aalto University. He shares his time between Helsinki and Paterno, Italy.

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Jenni Isola

Director, Membership Services
+358 45 126 7343

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