Jamil Qureshi

Specialist on the mindset & attitude for high performance

Jamil Qureshi’s knowledge is in the area of optimising human potential comes from his experience of working with top performers in the world of sport and business, many of which have been in the top ten in the world in their chosen profession, and indeed in a few cases, number one.

In 2006, he was appointed the first-ever official golf psychologist to the European Ryder Cup team. The team made history in winning by a record-equalling margin. Since then he has had a significant influence on the world of golf, he has worked with over 22 golfers inside the World Top 50. Ranked amongst the most influential figures in British sports in 2009, Qureshi was voted into the top 100 powerful men in golf by his international peers.

He has also worked successfully with English Premiership football clubs, Formula 1 racing drivers, England cricketers, fighter pilots, and medical teams. His work with business leaders in many different countries, has helped executives and their teams fulfil their potential by orchestrating change and performance programs. He is one of the few external experts chosen to work with Astronauts on the NASA space programme.

Qureshi has developed and delivered management and leadership programs at board level for Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard, Emirates Airlines, Serco, Orange, and Royal Bank of Scotland. He has worked across LBG Group Operations on the ‘journey to world class’ and other areas within Lloyds Banking Group, and has also led change management teams himself, re-setting standards at Marks and Spencer and with the Post Office to create The Post Office Way as they separate from Royal Mail.

He has lectured widely at business schools in the US, UK and China through Ashridge, Fordham Business School and Qing Dao University. Qureshi is also a world recognised speaker on all aspects of the psychology of performance, psychology of leadership, leadership attitudes, improving people, cultural change techniques, and employee engagement.

Having spent fifteen years working with the world’s elite, he is in a genuinely unique position to define ‘the difference that makes the difference’. Qureshi shares with his audiences his practical insights into the psychology of attaining high performance as an individual or team.

Veli-Matti Mattila

President & CEO
Elisa, Finland

Since 2003, Veli-Matti Mattila has been the President and CEO of Elisa, biggest Finnish telecommunications, ICT, and online service provider serving over 6 million consumer, corporate, and public administration organization subscriptions. Before that, Veli-Matti was the CEO of Ericsson Finland and he held various positions in the Ericsson Group in Finland and the USA. He’s currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc., a Member of the Board of Directors of The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (Etla) and Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA and a member of a Board of Directors Service Sector Employers Palta. He holds a M.Sc. (E.E.) from the Helsinki University of Technology and an MBA at UCLA.

Elisa is a pioneer in telecommunications and digital services. We serve approximately 2.8 million consumer, corporate and public administration organisation customers, and have over 6.2 million subscriptions in our extensive network. Cooperation with Vodafone and Telenor, among others, enables globally competitive services.

Our core markets are Finland and Estonia, and we also provide digital services for international markets. Elisa’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. In 2018, our revenue was EUR 1.83 billion euros, and we employed 4,800 people. As a responsible Finnish market leader, our operations are guided by continuous improvement.

Our brands include Elisa, Elisa Saunalahti, Elisa Videra, Elisa Santa Monica, Elisa Automate and Elisa Smart Factory. Cooperation with Vodafone and Telenor, among others, enables us to offer globally competitive services. We also offer digital services to the growing international markets. This portfolio includes e.g. visual communication services, entertainment services and cloud-based IT services.

Elisa’s over-136-year history is characterised by looking for something new and by challenging the prevailing approaches to benefit our customers. Elisa’s way is to systematically improve efficiency and quality with excellent results. Our highly engaged personnel, a strong learning culture and innovations drive continuous development increasing both customer satisfaction and a positive impact on society, as well as unique financial performance.

Dr. Samuel West

Learning from Innovation Failure
Lessons from the Museum of Failure



Dr. Samuel West is a licensed psychologist and has a PhD in Organizational Psychology. His research focuses on creating climates for innovation by encouraging experimentation and exploration. In 2017 he founded the Museum of Failure showcasing over a 100 innovation failures from around the world. The aim of the museum is to stimulate productive discussions about the important role of failure for innovation and to increase organizational acceptance of failure. The touring exhibit has been to Sweden, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Shanghai and a permanent museum will soon open in Spain.

The Museum of Failure is a collection of failed innovations that provide unique insight into the risky business of innovation. The stories of the museum items are used as a backdrop to explore the theme of learning from failure, such as:

  • understanding importance of acceptance of failure
  • improving organizational learning from failure
  • establishing a team climate of psychological safety in which it is safe to take meaningful risks.


Tommi Uitto

President of Mobile Networks

Tommi Uitto is passionate about developing mobile broadband networks and seeing his customers thrive as they deliver an ever better mobile customer experience and create the Internet of Things. As the head of Nokia’s Mobile Networks Business Group, Tommi is shaping not only our industry, but society itself by bringing 5G to the market. His previous roles include leading worldwide sales of MN and heading Nokia Networks’ business in West Europe. Having joined the industry during the heyday of 2G/GSM, Tommi played a part in introducing and rolling out 3G and LTE technologies. He was in charge of the LTE Radio Access business line at the time 4G services were first launched in Korea, Japan, and Scandinavia. Tommi holds Master’s degrees from the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, and Michigan Technological University, U.S.. He is based in Finland and has also lived in the U.S. and France.

Nokia creates the technology to connect the world. We develop and deliver the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally. Our customers include communications service providers whose combined networks support 6.1 billion subscriptions, as well as enterprises in the private and public sector that use our network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives.

Through our research teams, including the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs, we are leading the world to adopt end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure and capable of revolutionizing lives, economies and societies. Nokia adheres to the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with social purpose, quality and integrity.

Marcus Thornley

CEO of Play

Marcus Thornley is the CEO of Play – a fast-growing, London-based tech startup that uses gaming approaches and experience-design to drive; engagement, habit-formation and behavioural change at work. A former journalist, Marcus has 15 years experience in mobile products; eight of which have been spent in games. Prior to Play, he led development teams at Mind Candy in London, and at Electronic Arts in LA and San Francisco.

Play is an award-winning digital development studio spun out of the games industry. From making some of the world’s most loved games (The Sims, FIFA, Moshi Monsters), the team now works on platforms and services that realise human potential and meaning at work. Play is built on the belief that gaming approaches can be used for more than swiping virtual candy – but to create playful experiences that inspire. Totem is Play’s lead product. Totem is a social-lead employee engagement platform, that has recently won UK Govt. funding, and is used internationally by the likes of; Vodafone, PwC, AWS and EFQM.

Having founded Temporall, Thomas now helps organisations develop culture as a strategic lever for transformation. Positioning culture as a strategy leads to an increase in performance and supports successful digital transformation.

He took his own enterprise cloud product from concept to go-live in 12 months and united a world-class team to create a digital native organisation that is continually transforming – successfully. Thomas is an expert in the business use of machine learning, digital technologies, leadership and the complexities of operating in multiple markets in times of unprecedented change.

Thomas and the Temporall team are now supporting progressive business leaders in understanding how to capture quantitative, qualitative and ‘network activity’ signals from employees that positively impact the bottom line. He strongly believes that every organisation is unique and has the power to choose their own destiny. He has a humanistic approach to life and work.

Thomas is a highly regarded keynote speaker and has had articles published on FastCo and Medium and he featured in the Financial Times series “Meet the Career Changers”. He is an accredited executive coach and has sat on the Technology Advisory Board for one of the UK’s leading banks. Thomas is on the Advisory of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), and a Board member at TCES Group.

Vesa Immonen

CEO, LocalTapiola Real Estate Asset Management Ltd

LocalTapiola Real Estate Asset Management Ltd is engaged in private equity fund management, RE asset management mandates and relating guidance and consultancy. Assets under management are €2.5 billion.  Corporate responsibility has always been one of the corner stones of our company.  Our vision is to come the most responsible asset manager in Finland.