Keynoter Teemu Arina, click for his blog

Keynote, 04.10.2007, 09h30

Teemu Arina, CEO Dicole Ltd., Helsinki

"From Age of Speed to Age of Responsiveness with Social Technologies"

The industrial revolution changed the meaning of the word "speed" from "good luck, success, prosperity and advancement" to something that resembles machine-like mechanical speed, effectively disconnecting context from time. This thinking was later captured by increasing focus on efficiency in industrial organizations, a model that was also adopted by our educational system to meet the demands of efficient organizations of tomorrow. As we move towards a real-time economy, social technologies are shifting our thinking from efficiency to responsiveness and abilities to adapt. Context is once again connecting with time and as a result, our system is facing increasing pressures to change. What opportunities, challenges and new ways of relating will emerge?