Risto Linturi is one of the leading telecom and futurology consultants in Finland. Many of his business concepts and ideas have spread world wide. He has lead several high tech companies to succesful growth and is currently involved with seven startups. From 1983 to 1994 he was chairman of by then the largest edp-training company in Scandinavia and between 1995 to 1998 within a consulting relationship the technology director of Helsinki Telephone Corp. initiating Helsinki Arena 2000 -project. He has also been member of several national and international committees and advisor to venture funds and large corporations.