Aalto Alumni Meet-And-Greet in New York on 27 April 2018

The Executive Director of the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, Marko Salonen, hosted about 20 Aalto University alumni on April 27th at the Finnair offices for the second Dean’s meet-and-greet event organized in New York City. The event was organized in order to create an Aalto alumni community also outside of Finland and keep the alumni engaged with Aalto University in a number of ways.

During the event, the alumni heard about the developments of Aalto University from the Dean of the School of Business Ingmar Björkman, and keynote speeches from Professor Matti Rossi and Executive in Residence Henry Tirri. The Keynote speakers discussed opportunities and pitfalls of blockchain technology. The alumni raised many questions concerning the future trends of the blockchain technology, including the increased use of tokens as organization-specific currencies.

The evening continued with discussion and mingling after the official program of the evening.