Esko Reinikainen

The Satori Lab, Co-Founder

Esko Reinikainen is the Co Founder of The Satori Lab, a Cardiff based startup that helps organisations navigate change. Their primary mission is to learn how to deliver brilliant public services in the connected age and to share what they learn. The change he is most concerned with is the complex transitions required when society undergoes a transformational paradigm shift, in this case from the Information Age to the Connected Age. They are also the hosts of ODI Cardiff, the Open Data Institute’s network node in Wales. He has been called by turns ‘a heretic’ and ‘a visionary leader with a social conscience’. Over his career he has spent time in the military, as a theatre director, in cultural administration, as a local government officer, and more recently dabbling in various innovation roles and hacking disciplines. Drawing on a range of intellectual resources from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) to Aalto University (Finland) and collaborative practice in international networks, he is developing tools, methods and processes that help organisations undergo radical change. If you need to understand how the confluence of complex adaptive systems, agile development, user centred design, data maturity, culture transformation, and radical innovation matter to the survival of your organisation, you may just want to invite him for lunch…

Esko Reinikainen can be seen in:

Algorithms & Data Literacy Hall H
15:15-16:30 Thursday