Perttu Pölönen (Finland)

Disruptive technologies and its effects on societies, on VET and the Labour market

Perttu Pölönen (Finland)

Disruptive technologies and its effects on societies, on VET and the Labour market

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Disruptive technologies and its effects on societies, on VET and the Labour market

Disruption and mega trends are the buzz words of today. The world is developing faster than ever before and exponential technologies are bringing unprecedendent possibilities to every industry. What kind of pressure does it put to education, from both individual and societal perspective? What should we teach at school, what kinds of skills will be valuable in work life and have we understood the speed of change? Schools are facing big changes but therein lies a great opportunity – when nothing is certain, everything is possible.

Perttu Pölönen is an inventor, composer and an entrepreneur who has won EU’s biggest science competition for youth and studied future technologies at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. In media Perttu has been called a fearless inventor and a super highbrow, Nordic Business Forum featured him on the 25 Under 25 in Nordics and in 2014 he was given the Most Creative Finn Award. Perttu has started two edtech companies; MusiClock is a set of tools designed to help children learn music theory and 360ed is a non-profit leveraging AR and VR technologies in developing countries to boost students’ learning.

 

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