Android Keynote – a Platform for Developers and Business (Tampere)


COSS, New Factory and Android Aalto organize a free afternoon seminar for all interested in Android development and business. Topics include business, technological and legal aspects around Android. Seminar is supported by The Centre of Expertise Programme.

Event Details

Date: November 23rd from 13:45 to 19:00
Venue: New Factory, Väinö Linnan aukio 15, 3rd floor, Tampere
Registration: (SOLD OUT)

Wifi: There’s a public wifi for the attendees
Twitter hashtag: #androidtre

Please see the map below to locate the venue and parking garages nearby.

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13:45 Registering and coffee
14:15 Why Businesses Want Android HTML5 and Hybrid Apps by Paul Houghton, Futurice (video, Paul’s 14 minute introduction to mobile application development in another event)
14:45 Targeting Android with Qt by Espen Riskedal, (Slideshare)
15:30 Break
16:00 Legal View on Android Market by Kai Erlund, Krogerus Attorneys Ltd (PDF, 260 kt)

  • Contracting opportunities and pitfalls
  • Recent development on patent wars
  • Outlook on future trends

16:30 Android Aalto: Experiences from a community by Marcos Tong, Android Aalto (Slideshare)
16:45 Panel discussion – Great Android UX Alternatives

  • Moderator: Paul Houghton, Head of Mobile Development at Futurice Ltd
  • Espen Riskedal, Co-founder at
  • Tommi Mikkonen, Professor at TUT, Department of Software Systems
  • Tom Yates, Technical Lead at Packetvideo Ltd
  • Andrew Knight, Senior Software Engineer, Digia Plc

17:30-19:00 Food, drinks, open discussion


Paul Houghton, Head of Mobile development, Futurice Ltd

Paul Houghton is the Head of Mobile development for Futurice. Based out of Helsinki, Paul is involved in customer projects, does Mobile Java training around the world as a Nokia Certified Trainer, and frequent speaker on Android and HTML5 mobile business side. Paul has been focused on mobile application development and the telecom industry for the past 15 years including work as a Business Analyst in Sonera and co-founding several innovative companies. Paul studied Electrical Engineering in the US before receiving MS Industrial Management and MBA degrees from TKK/Aalto University.


Espen Riskedal, Co-Founder

Espen is the co-founder of, a software company that focus on mobile apps development. Prior to founding Cutehacks, Espen worked at Trolltech and Nokia for eight years and was the teamlead for the Symbian and the Windows Mobile port of Qt. Espen likes burgers and beer, and plays Minecraft.




Kai Erlund, Attorney, Counsel & Co-head of Tech group, Krogerus Attorneys Ltd

Kai Erlund specialises in intellectual property and technology law. He has worked for several years both as an attorney and as an in-house counsel (e.g. in Helsinki based law firms and software vendors such as Oracle and Symantec). He has negotiated and executed a variety of technology agreements both in Finland and abroad.




Marcos TongIT Specialist, Nokia Siemens Networks and event organizer collaborator, Android Aalto

Marcos Tong is IT Specialist at Nokia Siemens Networks and event organizer collaborator at Android Aalto. Marcos has been involved in a number of mobile software development projects, mainly for the Android platform. As part of NSN, Marcos has been working in the analysis and architecture of machine-to-machine business for the Telco industry, and has been involved in mobile health projects. As part of Android Aalto, Marcos has been participating actively in the community, developing and contributing in the organization of events. Marcos is an enthusiast of android and development of mobile apps and services in general. Marcos graduated in 2003 of Bachelors of Computer Systems Engineering from Monterrey Tec and in 2009 of Masters in IT Management from Turku School of Economics.


Tommi MikkonenProfessor, TUT, Department of Software Systems

I work as a full professor responsible for distributed and mobile software. My research interests include mobile systems, web programming, distributed systems, software architectures, and aspect-oriented software development, as well as their different combinations. I am an active member of two research teams in the institute, Practise and DisCo. Moreover, during my recent visit at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, I have participated in the development of Sun Labs Lively Kernel. I have been pioneering the teaching of mobile software development in Finland since 2002, and the classes have been transmitted to a number of different universities.


Tom YatesTechnical Lead, Packet Video Ltd

Working as a Technical Lead of two teams working on a multimedia application for a major European operator targeting Windows Phone 7 and Android devices from several major OEM’s. Responsible for interfacing directly with customers (Operators and OEM’s), attending meetings with clients and providing an on-site technical presence when required, as well as design and implementation of the applications themselves and organising the teams’ work and tasks. The main areas of technical expertise are: Video and Audio Codecs, Flash, C#, Windows Phone, Android, Java, RTSP Streaming, DLNA, .Net, Silverlight, Expression Blend.


Andrew KnightSenior Software Engineer, Digia

Andrew Knight is a relatively new face to the mobile industry, having moved to Finland a few years ago to study at the University of Tampere. Andrew specializes in mobile UI, doing cross-platform development at Digia. He is especially interested in novel interaction techniques, information visualization, as well as adhering to (and enhancing) web standards. In his free time, he enjoys the Finnish nature and trying out new microbrews.


Ixonos is an information and communication technology services company creating innovative solutions for mobility, social media and digital services. Together with our customers, we develop products and services which let people enjoy inspiring digital experience, anyplace, anytime.

Futurice is a software agency that offers consulting, design, development and training to help its customers develop their digital business. Futurice builds both consumer and business-critical enterprise  services for customers from a wide variety of industries, including telecom, media, banking and insurance, retail and logistics. Founded in 2000, Futurice is headquartered in Helsinki, with offices in Tampere and Berlin. Want to learn more? Head on over to

Elisa Corporation is a leading Nordic communications services provider and publicly listed in the Large Cap segment of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Elisa has operations in the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Russia. We serve some 2 million consumers regionally and around 150,000 enterprises and entrepreneurs internationally, offering a wide range of subscriptions with services.

The Centre of Expertise Programme lays the ground for diverse innovation activities in which high-level research is combined with technological, design and business competence. The programme is a tool for regional innovation, which contains ready-made operating models and networks for the national and international markets. The programme offers networks and services for companies, universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutions.


COSS (the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions), founded in 2003, is a national development agency for open source business ecosystem in Finland and number one gateway to Finnish open source. COSS promotes the development and adoption of managed and sustainable open source solutions in various industries and public sector.

New Factory is a place where ideas can be processed into products and services to meet various needs. It is also a place where specialists from different fields come together to pool their ideas and knowledge, to work together and to generate new services, jobs and well-being. We encourage people to think outside the box and help pool different skills and competencies. Demola, Protomo, Suuntaamo and StartupStairs are engine rooms of New Factory.

Android Aalto is an open community for people interested in Android development around Finland. Aalto refers to the Aalto University of Helsinki, where the events are held. The Android Aalto office resides inside the Aalto Venture Garage, a place kindly provided and supported by the Aalto Entrepreneur Society (AaltoES). The events take place also at the Aalto Venture Garage (
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