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Sari Stenfors    

Futurist & Strategist

Sari has founded over 20 new businesses. In addition, she is an advisor and a board member for several start-up companies focused on innovative business ideas. She has over 15 years of executive experience in health care, retail, advertising, entertainment and ICT sectors. Her PhD in Business from Aalto University is in the field of Strategic Management and Business Technology. Her 15 years of consulting experience concentrate on strategy level improvements in client organizations. She is especially keen on disruptive business concepts and teaches Innovative Entrepreneurship in fragile countries, such as Afghanistan.

Sari’s academic work on the use of Business Technology has been published in various academic journals, for example the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Organization, and Journal of Productivity Analysis. Sari is passionate about strategy tools and has been working in the field of fuzzy logic, neural networks, operations research, mathematical modeling and statistics since the 80s. Her newer hobbies are around blockchain technology and AR/VR/MR.

Sari is passionate about helping our society to take a leap to the future. She believes that we can use the emerging technologies to create change for good. For three decades she has been doing anthropological studies in cyborg colonies. She designs tools and systems, which create both more effective and more fulfilling organizational behavior and happier humans.

Sari has been actively teaching and working on e-learning and new teaching methodologies for over 20 years. She has taught MBA, MSc and PhD-level courses in strategic management, risk management, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, artificial intelligence and new learning methodologies. Read about Sari’s approach to teaching from “The Handbook of Experiential Learning and Management Education”.

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