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Crowdconvention 2011: a designer’s tale

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… had a “frank” post-speech chat (I’m relieved to report both of them came away unharmed).

Harri Holopainen, Microtask’s managing director, was our champion on a panel discussing current industry concerns (at least, those concerns people were willing to air in public). The focus was mainly on microworker rights and covered issues like low wages, unequal treatment, taxation and the lack of unionization. The consensus on the panel was that the unionization of microworkers is slowly …

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Digitalkoot: crowdsourcing Finnish Cultural Heritage

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… goal is to get players and their networks hooked to the cause of culture digitalization.

Harri Holopainen, Microtask’s Managing Director, is excited about the scope and implications of the project:

“The Internet will change the way people work. Instead of going to work, work will come to you. We decided to start with something simple, yet meaningful: type a few words to digitize your culture for later generations.”

With its enormous archives, the National Library of …

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Nordic Tech Tour: Our journey gets going

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As anyone who has ever started their own company knows, it is quite a ride. While every journey is different, all share the thrill of turning an idea into reality.

For any start-up, a key point in this process is when it pokes its head to the world. If it is mishandled, even a promising business risks having it chopped off. This is part of the reason it’s a good idea to …

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… and technology, and has written popular articles about science for 30 years.

Harri Holopainen

Harri is a serial entrepreneur and an engineer. His background is in software engineering. He is fascinated how new technologies shape our daily lives, and why the greatest innovations tend to become invisible. In his spare time Harri does woodworking and enjoys the occasional good cigar. Harri is the Managing Director of Microtask.

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… the industry. At Microtask his responsibility is new business development and evangelism.

Harri Holopainen, Managing Director

Harri has an impressive track record creating value from software and technology. His founded a technology start-up and helped it to become a globally recognized expert (later acquired by the leading technology corporation in the market). With proven intuition and an analytical mindset, Harri plays a key role in strategy, commercial positioning and product …

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