Johannes Koponen

Demos Helsinki

Johannes Koponen is researcher and Head of Foresight at Demos Helsinki. The core of Johannes’ expertise lies in strategic futures studies and development of business models through the scenario method and other futures studies methods. Johannes holds a M.Sc. (Tech.) from knowledge intensive business major at Aalto University. He also has a broad understanding in communication and media research, and is currently working on his PhD at the University of Helsinki Faculty of Communication. In addition he teaches futures studies in the Aalto University and Open University. Johannes is the co-founder and current CEO of Scoopinion that won the biggest Nordic media innovation award in 2011. In 2013, his project Herring, a computer game used to aid children’s hearing tests in three Finnish university hospitals, won a major healthcare gamification award.