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Fall is here, and many organizations have had to come to terms with the fact that remote work and various other working arrangements are still the way to go for the foreseeable future. I hope you’ve been able to draw on the experiences from the past spring and summer to find the groove and navigate the challenging circumstances. Once again – if you’re struggling with any of this, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We're here for you.

In the September edition of FutuConnect, we’re proud to highlight Meltlake, the latest addition to the Futurice family of companies. Among other things, we’ll also share our recent points-of-view, one of which focuses on the mobility industry, and the other on emerging technologies that are likely to impact the way business is done in the future.

You'll also find a new section that lists our upcoming webinars and remote events. We've been organizing plenty of those over the past couple of months and there are plenty more on the way, so you can expect to see this featured in future editions as well.  

We’ll be back in October with another issue with a more specific industry focus – stay tuned!

Pekka Lehtinen
Editor, FutuConnect




Futurice launches a new subsidiary, Meltlake

We recently had the pleasure to announce the launch of Meltlake, a new Futurice family company focused on helping organizations get the most out of their investments in Microsoft solutions. While Futurice remains tech-agnostic, With long-time Futurice alum Timo Hyväoja at the helm, Meltlake strives to help companies utilize Microsoft technologies in the smartest way possible to make everyday work more efficient and drive growth.

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In case you missed it...

Bets for the Future


Our bets for the future

If you had to predict, what kind of future would you bet your money on?

This past June, our team of experts focused on emerging technologies introduced our bets for the future, a set of crowdsourced insights on futures that technologies will shape. It’s not your run-of-the-mill trend report, but rather our educated guess of which bets you can make today are likely to pay off down the road. Have a read!

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Rethinking Mobility


Rethinking Mobility

Data and ecosystems are unlocking a whole slew of new opportunities within the mobility industry – and as hyperbolic as it may sound, their impact may end up being comparable to the invention of the combustion engine. In our new point-of-view paper, we take a look at why and how companies in the mobility sector should embrace data and ecosystem thinking in order to stay relevant in the market.

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Upcoming webinars and remote events

To cope with the current circumstances, companies have had to adapt their event plans and pivot into a full-on webinar mode – and we’re no exception. For your convenience, below is a selection of webinars, remote events and courses hosted by Futurice in the coming weeks. No time like the present to sign up!


Smarter energy grid maintenance


Smarter energy grid maintenance and development for a more resilient future

If there’s one thing 2020 and Covid-19 have taught us, it’s the importance of being able to rethink, retool, and reprioritize on the go in a changing operational environment – or resilience, as we like to call it. As Jan Herrmann points out, this holds true in many different areas, including the energy sector, where smarter grid maintenance plays an important part in ensuring that the energy infrastructure can withstand unexpected situations.

If the energy sector is close to your heart, be sure to check out the rest of our related content as well!

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Recommended reading


How we plan to rebuild in the post-covid economy


Eeva Raita of Futurice: How we plan to rebuild in the post-Covid economy

In her recent interview in Authority Magazine, our Head of Strategy & Culture Eeva Raita recounts some of the valuable lessons she has learned during her career, and reflects on new opportunities and ways to bounce back in the post-Covid economy.

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How to run a remote design critique


How to run a remote design critique

Review sessions – or critiques, as they are known in the biz – are an important part of design work. But being forced into remote working mode makes things trickier across the board and rules out several trusty tools typically used in critique sessions, such as printouts and post-it notes. In his blog post, our Senior Designer Pekka Puhakka shares some useful guidelines to make it easier to adapt to the remote setup and get the most out of critique sessions under the current circumstances. Many of them also translate nicely into other remote workshop and meeting contexts – take a look!

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