Speaker Profile

Keynote Speaker & Architect


Anni Laurila

Architect (M.Sc., Aalto University)
Singularity University alumni, GSP15

Deputy Manager of WSP Urban Architecture
Keynote speaker, host, coach & panelist
Entrepreneur (founder of two companies)

Global Impact Challenge Finland, Winner 2015
Global Impact Challenge Finland, Organizer 2016 & 2017

World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper
Climate Leader (Al Gore’s Climate Reality Training)






Upcoming Speeches

7.3.2019 Vuoden Huiput, Clarion Helsinki
12.3.2019 JYSK, Olo Garden Helsinki
15.3.2019 Finland’s OECD Membership 50th Anniversary, Finlandia Hall
2.4.2019 Finland’s Forest Certification 20th Anniversary, Clarion Hotel
4.4.2019 NOPSA National Education Seminar, Scandic Tampere
16.5.2019 Fortum
31.5.2019 Helsinki Business College
6.6.2019 HSL Suvipäivät
13.6.2019 ALMA Talent
1-3.7.2019 EU Youth Conference
4.9.2019 Adecco, Future of Work
6.9.2019 PC Pinus Oy & Wisdomic Solutions Oy
12.9.2019 PLOOTU, Plåt 2019, Metal in Architecture
23.9.2019 Seinäjoki ES
3.10.2019 iLOQ
8.10.2019 TAO, Turku-Maarianhamina
22.10.2019 Avainlippu, Suomalaisen työn liitto
24.10.2019 Vantaan Energia
30.10.2019 Ilmastopaneeli
31.10.2019 Aberdeen Standard Investments
12.11.2019 Architecture for Common Good
18.11.2019 Paikkatietomarkkinat
19.11.2019 Kalajoen kaupunki
25.-26.11.2019 High-Level Conference on the Data Economy





Keynote speech, Future of our Built Environment

Jan 2019

Event for building industry leaders and city decision makers



fall 2018

How do you combine technology that is evolving at an enormous pace, and buildings and that should last for decades


Panel on how companies can change our society

fall 2018

Ellun kanat Rytmihäiriö -seminar

Our built environment is made for our time, although it will remain in the reality of our future generations.
- Anni Laurila


Keynote speech & panel at Ruka, Northern Finland

fall 2018

Entrepreneurship seminar for leaders of different cities and companies

video: slides of the keynote speech


Hosting an event on the future of information technology

fall 2018

at Science Center Heureka


Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Training

fall 2017

Climate speaker training
led by Al Gore in Pittsburgh, USA

CTO Forum

fall 2017

Facilitating a workshop
about exponential growth
for Finnish CEO's and CTO's


SU San Francisco Leadership Forum

fall 2017

Invited as a SingularityU GIC leader presenter/panelist to San Francisco, USA


Marian sairaala

fall 2017

Invited to give an autobiographical speech with the topic
'Story of a Global Shaper'



spring 2017

in Swedish. TV show "Työelämän uudet kuviot - The Future of Work, Ep. 3/6. Creating jobs with care and world improvement. Tuomas Enbuske and Märta Westerlund examine the human side of employment in the future."


Host & Judge of

Global Impact Challenge 2017

spring 2017

Hosted the event and was a judge at the competition. Invited Pekka Haavisto to give a keynote speech.


Panelist at the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs

spring 2017

Topic: Safety and the digital revolution


WEF Davos Studio Helsinki,

at OP Pohjola Headquarters

spring 2017

Speech about SingularityU & launching GIC 2017 at Davos Studio (World Economic Forum satellite event in Finland)


Architectural development of Vallila,
at Vallila Interior Headquarters

fall 2016

Speech about architecture and development of Vallila's industrial area, i.e. with Deputy Mayor of Helsinki A. Sinnemäki

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Impact Coach at

Aalto University

spring 2017

For Impact Iglu Business Challenge at Startup Sauna


GIC Finals 2016, previous winner's speech
at Astoria Ballroom

spring 2016

Speech at Astoria Ballroom

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Key Lessons about Entrepreneurship
at Boost Turku

spring 2016

Speech at the Turku startup hub for female entrepreneurs, topic: Key Lessons about Entrepreneurship

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Tulevaisuuden Tähdet,

Lahden Sibeliustalo

fall 2015

"Tulevaisuuden tähti" panelist, about the future of Finnish design at Suomi100Forum


NASA Ames Research Park, Silicon Valley

fall 2015

Pitching at NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley, California


SingularityU NASA Ames

fall 2015

Speech at NASA Ames on pollution issues and solutions in China


Global Impact Challenge Finland 2015 Winner

spring 2015

Pitched an idea to impact a million lives with technology, won seat to SingularityU worth $ 29 000