Close this search box.

CEO Breakfast Roundtable

Building a better future: How can tech companies lead the way on sustainability?

Thursday, April 7 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM

Epicenter, Mikonkatu 9, Helsinki

Event Details

What is the role and responsibility of tech companies when leading the change that is needed for a more sustainable future? How can they create real value and positive impact in Finland and globally?

We invite you to join your peers at an exclusive CEO Breakfast Roundtable, chaired by Sami Holopainen, Managing Director of Equinix Finland. Stefan Lindström, Finland’s newly appointed Ambassador for Digitalization and New Technologies, will also join us to discuss the role of the government and regulation when creating a competitive business environment for sustainable business.

During this roundtable the CEOs from large international technology players and smaller, innovative challengers will discuss

  • What are their concrete sustainability practices now and what will they do in 5-10 years’ time?
  • What is their vision for a sustainable future and what will be the role and responsibility of technology companies?  
  • What is the Finnish government aiming to do and how should they work together with business for maximizing the positive impact in Finland and globally?

Join us to this insightful conversation!

Event Partner

Event Speaker

Sami Holopainen

Managing Director, Finland at Equinix

Sami Holopainen is a known industry leader in the market. He has 20 years’ experience in ISP and Data Center business – since first dial-up ISP’s came to the public’s knowledge in the early 1990’s. In 2002, he founded datacentre operator Tenue Oy and became its CEO in 2006. Since 2012, Sami has been focusing his attention to the data center industry and successfully grown Equinix’s presence in Finland, connecting Western European markets to Russia, the Baltic region and Asia. Specialties include data center business development and deployment, cloud computing, business development and making things happen.

Stefan Lindström

Ambassador of Digitalization and New Technologies

Stefan Lindström is the Finnish Foreign Services first Ambassador of Digitalization and Technology. He is a trade and networking expert with experience in branding, business promotion and building successful partnerships. His passion about emerging opportunities of technology, digital transformation and innovation and how this can benefit our society drives his work. He never accepts the world as it appears to be, and encourages everyone to dare to see what it could be.

Prior to this assignment, he worked as Consul General/Ambassador at the Finnish Consulate General in Los Angeles, as Deputy Director at the MFA in Helsinki, as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Finnish Embassies in Lisbon, Portugal and Jakarta, Indonesia. Before that, he was the adviser to the undersecretary of state at the MFA in Helsinki, Finland and served with the Finnish missions in the USA and in India.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Lindström worked as legal adviser for the European Commission in Brussels and as a research assistant at the London School of Economics.

Mr Lindström has a Master’s Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Master’s Degree in International Law from the Åbo Akademi University.

For more information contact:

Rosa Thurman

Director of Foreign Affiliate Services and Sustainability

+358 45 699 5997