Book me to your event

This this page is dedicated to blatant self-promotion. I’ve been presenting at various events and being interviewed by different media over years (see examples at the bottom of the page). I’d be happy to do it with you, too! You can use my gmail to contact me, it starts matias.pietila. Or simply call me: +358 5050 60 201 or use the form at the bottom of the page.

This is what I’ve tried so far

  • Keynotes and presentations
  • Interviews for TV, radio and newspapers (Yle, Talouselämä, Kauppalehti, Taloussanomat etc.)
  • Podcast appearances
  • Panel discussions (as a participant and a moderator)
  • Lecturing at the university
  • Facilitating workshops for up to 70 people

In places like

  • Helsinki (duh)
  • San Francisco
  • Dublin
  • Edinburgh
  • Stockholm
  • Oslo

About topics like

  • Impactful design & data-driven design
  • From UX design to product design
  • Life after launch – keeping your product alive
  • Modern payment methods and PSD2 regulation
  • Creating smooth authentication experiences
  • Design processe: how to combine business, design and agile development?
  • Smarter prototyping
  • Best practices for digital services in the travel industry
  • Patterns for winning consumer services
  • What you should know when designing native mobile apps
  • Hybrid apps: cherry picking the best parts from web & native
  • Focusing on the essential as a product owner

Getting feedback like

  • My favourite talk. Concrete examples, no jargon. (Alma talent, Authentication 2020)
  • Humorous, capable, philosophical, and profound speaker (Alma talent, Next level service design 2020)
  • Funny and clear. Elite level business case, took data utilisation to the next level. (Alma talent, Next level service design 2020)
  • The presenter was clearly excited about the topic. You could see and hear that. The presentation was well put together. (Alma talent, Next level service design 2020)
  • Crystallised presentation, interesting case. (Alma talent, Next level service design 2020)
  • Interesting presentation, well delivered. Clearly more effort had been put to this than the other presentations. (Alma Talent, Future payments 2019)
  • Clear structure, good thinking about future payment options and the related experience. (Alma Talent, future payments 2019)
  • Rating for content: 4.6/5 (UXDX, Helsinki 2018)
  • Rating for delivery: 4.6/5 (UXDX, Helsinki 2018)
  • Enjoyed very much once again a down to earth real case of Matias Pietilä. (Data-driven design day 2018)
  • Enjoyed it. A passionate, inspiring speech. (Data-driven design day 2018)
  • Liked it due to good prez skills and concrete case study. (Data-driven design day 2018)
  • Matias rocks! (Data-driven design day 2018)
  • Top 5 of my talks so far. Very solid, good examples, nice variety of content. Nice flow. (UXDX, Dublin 2018)
  • Great tips and structure for the talk. (UXDX, Dublin 2018)
  • Great slides and examples. (UXDX, Dublin 2018)

 

Getting compensation like

Sometimes they pay me, sometimes they don’t .

Sometimes I get various kinds of gifts. This pencil-drawn portrait is propably the weirdest/coolest one (thanks UXDX!).

Seriously, though, I currently have a day job, so it is mostly about me practicing this stuff. It means you can get a good deal. I typically spend so much time preparing my materials, it makes no sense, after all.

Past public events & media appearances

8.10.2020
Posti: Presentation at Ecom Next 2020 seminar
Optimizing your mobile channel  Event page

29.9.2020
Wakaru: Presentation at Prosessipäivät 2020 seminar (Process Days)
Practical tips for data-driven service development Event page

September–October 2020
Lecturing at LAB university of applied sciences
User experience design for emerging platforms LAB

June–August 2020
Lecturing at Aalto University ITP program
User experience design (Strategy & Experience Design track) Aalto ITP program

21.4.2020
Alma Talent: Authentication 2020: Concrete tips for improving your service with a smooth authentication experience Event page

5.3.2020
Alma Talent: Next level service design 2020Case Tallink: Personalised service for loyal customers led to great resultsEvent page

26.11.2019
Digital Forum Finland @ Event centre Bank
Succeeding in the post-PSD2 world
Event page

21.11.2019
Interviewed as an expert in the E-commerce trends 2020 report by payment operator Paytrail
E-commerce trends 2020 report by Paytrail
Report link

19.11.2019
Commenting a study in a payment related article by Talouselämä magazine
Suomalaisen nettikaupan karu arki paljastui: pelkoa, harhaluuloja ja tökkivää tekniikkaa – puolet on keskeyttänyt kriittisellä hetkellä
Article link

23.9.2019
Dash Talks @ Startup Sauna
Impactful design
Event page

17.9.2019
Nets Day 2019 @ Bio Rex
Saumaton maksukokemus PSD2:n jälkeen – onko sitä?
Event page

11.9.2019
Alma Talent: Tulevaisuuden maksutekniikat 2019
Kuinka mahdollistaa saumaton ostokokemus myös PSD2:n jälkeen?
Event page

10.9.2019
Nets Dagen @ Oslo, Norway
Seamless payment experience – also after PSD2
Event page

4.9.2019
Joint Futures x Helsinki Design Meetup @ Qvik
Impactful design – case VR & Tallink
Event page

June–August 2019
Lecturing at Aalto University ITP program
User experience design (Strategy & Experience Design track) 
Aalto ITP program

16.5.2019
Presentation at “E-commerce School” at the Retail Experience fair in Kista, Sweden
Future of apps and progressive web apps
Event page

6.5.2019
Guest lecture at Aalto University Design Project 2019 course
From UX design to product design. Why you should care about the success of the product you’re working with and how to get started?
Course page

7.3.2019
Presentation at DIBS e-commerce afternoon in Oslo, Norway
State of mobile app economy in e-commerce
Event page

18.2.2019
Visiting Tuotekehityskeskustelu podcast by Timo Herttua
Discussing the role of a product owner and how to focus on the essential
Listen to the show (in Finnish)

30.1.2019
Interview for a news article by Taloussanomat
An analysis on the current state of mobile payments in Finland – MobilePay vs. Siirto
Read the article (in Finnish)

29.1.2019
Interview for a news article by Taloussanomat
Did the authorities prevent a Finnish mobile payment platform Siirto to compete fairly against MobilePay?
Read the article (in Finnish)

23.1.2019
Nordea Cash Management
Panel discussion about current topics in digital payments
See a summary of the discussion

12.11.2018
Aalto University (visitor lecture)
What they did not teach you about mobile design
https://www.aalto.fi/department-of-computer-science

28.11.2018
DIBS/Nets payments breakfast, Stockholm
How to create frictionless payment experiences?
https://qvik.com/news/design-payment-flow-mobile-user/

15.11.2018
Qvik business & beers
Presentation: Loyalty beyond cards
Moderating a panel discussion on loyalty: Tallink Silja, Musti & Mirri, Wolt
https://www.aalto.fi/department-of-computer-science

12.11.2018
Aalto University (visitor lecture)
What they did not teach you about mobile design
https://www.aalto.fi/department-of-computer-science

4.10.2018
UXDX conference, Dublin
Life after launch – keeping your product alive
https://uxdxconf.com/

18.9.2018
Savant eCommerce, Stockholm
Moderating a round table on mobile payments
https://www.savant-events.com/event/savant-ecommerce-stockholm-2018/

13.9.2018
Data-driven design day, Helsinki
Tallink Silja digital journey: smarter design decisions through data 
https://www.helsinkidesignweek.com/events/data-driven-design-day-2/

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14.6.2018

Training: Lean Startup  (Alma Talent)
https://events.almatalent.fi/lean-startup/

8.6.2018
Travel Tech Con, San Francisco
Best practices for winning travel services
https://www.traveltechcon.com/

15.5.2018
Toolbox Travel conference, Helsinki
Lessons learned from designing contextual travel companion services 
http://www.toolboxtravel.fi/kutsu-matkailun-digitalisaatio-seminaari-ja-workshop-1552018

7.5.2018
UXDX conference, Helsinki
Ensuring an effective prototyping process that aligns with all objectives to speed to delivery
https://uxdxconf.com/helsinki

18.4.2018
Authentication 2018 seminar (Alma Talent)
Case Tallink Silja: How to improve your customer experience with an SSO solution
https://events.almatalent.fi/tunnistautuminen

28.2.2018
Keynote for CXPA Finland meetup
Mobile and emerging payments
Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/MjP2/cxpa-evening-at-qvik

27.2.2018
Interview for news article by Ilta-Sanomat
Bluetooth vs. NFC as mobile payment technology
https://www.is.fi/digitoday/art-2000005587999.html

27.2.2018
Interview for news article by Finnish broadcasting company (Yle)
Mobile payments taking its first steps in Finland
https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10094786

24.1.2018
Radio interview in Juuso Pekkinen show on Yle Puhe.
Calm Technology vs. addictive technology
https://areena.yle.fi/1-4328026

18.1.2018
Presentation and moderating a panel
PSD2 and its implications to mobile payments
https://twitter.com/Qvik/status/954023034045820928

26.–27.1017
Future payment technologies seminar, Alma Talent
Apple Pay, Credit card tokenisation and mobile wallets in practice
http://events.almatalent.fi/maksutekniikat/

24.10.2017
Interview for news article by Finnish broadcasting company (Yle)
Mobile payments are a jungle
https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-9898680

24.10.2017
Live interview for Finnish Broadcasting Service (Yle) TV news
What will Apple Pay launch mean in practice?
https://areena.yle.fi/1-3824485?start=3m10s

6.–8.6.2017
Edinburgh Mobey Forum
Building winning consumer services
Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/MjP2/building-winning-consumer-services-extended-edition
Event: http://www.mobeyforum.org/events/edinburgh-member-meeting/

15.6.2017
IxDA Helsinki design meetup
No excuse – mobile payments don’t need to suck anymore
Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/MjP2/no-excuse-mobile-payments-dont-need-to-suck-anymore

19.4.2017
MePin Breakfast seminar : The future of authentication
Authentication – from a painpoint to business driver
Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1yf9vUNUkp_NHFQeGd0OV9XSDg/view

23.10. 2016
Front-end Finland meetup
Prototyping UI magic
Slides: https://t.co/KWd6VTM39J

12.5.2016
I was a judge in categories Best Mobile Service and Best UX Design in the biggest design competition in Finland, Grand One.
http://2016.grandone.fi/tuomaristo

20.4.2016
Process Days semiar (Wakaru)
Utilising Lean Startup in product development
https://twitter.com/Qvik/status/722753730370748420

21.3.2016
I was interviewed on the topic #NoUI and chat based user interfaces for a podcast Vikasietotila, published by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle)
Episode: https://areena.yle.fi/1-3368010

11.3.2016
Presentation at Qvik birthday seminar
Smart linking between mobile apps and web
https://twitter.com/Qvik/status/708288918467321856

14.2.2016
Our team won an Industryhack hackathon ”Hack the Ship” for Tallink Silja, the leading cruise ship company on the Baltics. Together with Google developer expert Jerry Jalava and Tommy Eklund we designed and developed a working proto of an interactive cruise guide for Android, including beacon based indoor positioning. https://twitter.com/Qvik/status/698856295475101696

15.10.2015
Digilife seminar (Wakaru)
Designing for Apple Watch
https://twitter.com/GeasyAI/status/654615551881383936

1.9.2015
Google Launchpad seminar
30 things to consider when designing mobile login flows
Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1yf9vUNUkp_Qmg1cFllc2Nja2c/view

23.4.2015
IxDA Helsinki design meetup
Story and data behind Yle Uutiset Uutisvahti