Elina Hiltunen is a futurist, D.Sc. (Business administration) and M.Sc. (chemical engineering). Forbes has listed her as one of the 50 leading female futurists in the world.
She is an experienced key-note speaker that has delivered hundreds of lectures about various topics of the future in Finland and abroad.
Elina has experience in working as a futurist at Nokia, Finland Futures Research Centre and Finpro (Finnish trade promotion association).
She has also worked as Executive in Residence at Aalto University, ARTS. She has had a company of her own, What's Next Consulting Oy since 2007. As an entrepreneur she has been working for multiple organizations as a consultant, who aims to make organization more prepared for the futures.
Elina has written / co-written 12 books altogether. Four of them are about the future. Two of the future books have been translated into English as well. Also her PhD thesis about weak signals was written in English.
Elina is also an active columnist in various business and technology magazines, and she has been participating in Finnish Broadcasting company YLE's science themed tv series.