HEL of a business!
A podcast about technology, business and good life.
HEL of a business! is a podcast about technology, better business and good quality of life. As a testlab for the innovations and experiments heard in the podcast is Greater Helsinki – the happiest capital region in the world. Guests are influencers, experts, founders and investors from the region and the podcast offers a fresh viewpoint to all things smart.
HEL of a business! tells the quickest experiments and the most creative pilots. Try this at home!
In the first season the podcast discusses smart city related issues; what are they, what kind of opportunities they provide for companies and people – and do they make us happy? The podcast is hosted by Sonja Malin, Senior Business Advisor at Helsinki Business Hub.
Fresh vegetables grown with the help of self-learning artificial intelligence in vertical, urban farms. Sounds futuristic, but is it? In the first episode of HEL of a business -podcast Sonja Malin is joined in the studio by Kirill Zelenski, the CEO of iFarm Finland. When it comes to eco-friendly solutions in the city: Are people and industries really committed to change?
Greater Helsinki is small enough, yet big enough to pilot, and then scale up solutions. So if a solution works here, it’ll work everywhere. What are the best methods to engage the community in new projects? Everybody talks a big game about participatory design, but how do you actually pull it off? Teemu Lehtinen, CEO of KIRAHub shares his views in this episode.
The city of Helsinki has the vision of becoming the most functional city in the world. In a nutshell, it means that things should just work. Let’s say we reach that goal. Will it also result in a happy city? Does functionality equal happiness? In this episode doctor Sami Kazi from VTT shares his views.
Mobility is a central need, but more and more, being on the move causes great stress. How can we reduce that stress in the city? And how can we make sure that smart city solutions really benefit everyone? Sonja Malin is joined in the studio by Krista Huhtala-Jenks, Head of Ecosystem & Sustainability at MaaS Global.