Episode #29: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Saku Tuominen an idealist, entrepreneur, innovator, creative director, executive producer, restaurateur, author, keynote speaker, an olive oil producer and right-wing (in ice hockey). He is of the firm belief that for all the challenges for Education, the solutions exist and we must find them. As founder HundrED he helps schools change by seeking and sharing scalable innovations in K12 Education. The ambitious goal is to be the world leader in this field. Saku is sure that step-by-step the change will happen, every child is different, so is every teacher, every school, every community and every country. The problems we face in the world must be solved, globalisation and partnering with stakeholders across the world is a necessity. He hopes to have every child's dream of quality education come to life.
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Saku Tuominen founded Broadcasters, one of the most successful Finnish independent tv production companies with Juha Tynkkynen in 1989. They sold the company twice, both times to Sweden but to different buyers, first to MTG and then to Zodiak Entertainment.
In 2009-2010 Saku Tuominen was the Chief Creative Officer of Zodiak Entertainment, the world’s 3rd largest tv production company in London.
During his 20 years in television, he has produced thousands of hours of programmes and created almost 100 tv formats.
In 2009 Saku Tuominen founded Idealist Group, a production company of ideas. The mission of the company is to improve the world with bold ideas that are executed well. At the moment he concentrates mainly on improving K12 Education globally through his education company HundrED. In addition to this, he is a co-founder and creative director of Financier Group, a quality-driven restaurant group based in Helsinki.
He has been teaching creativity and innovation in more than a hundred companies around the world, and in Aalto University in Helsinki. He has also written 12 books; about innovation, the future of office work, good life, human belief systems, everyday creativity, decision making and Italian cuisine.
At the moment he is also a board member of Nordic Hospitality Partners, one of the leading restaurant groups in Northern Europe.
As a hobby, he has written music criticism for over 20 years, cooks daily, produces olive oil from Piantone olives in Le Marche, Italy and has won a silver medal in old-timers world championship in Ice Hockey in 2009 in Quebec City, Canada.
He shares his time between Helsinki, Finland and Paterno, Italy, with Sara (an author), Siiri, (a daughter) and Hilma (a golden retriever).
Information from the website http://sakutuominen.com/