Jyri Engestrom

Co-founder, Jaiku

Jyri Engestrom
Jyri Engeström is founder of Jaiku, a service that brings people closer together by enabling them to share their rich presence. Jaiku members share presence messages on the Web and mobile phone by text messaging and using a mobile application.

Before founding Jaiku, Engeström worked for Nokia and helped to shape the company's Wi-Fi device offering. He also actively engages in conversation about technology and society, and is often recognized for introducing social objects as an alternative way to conceptualize social networks.

Engeström hosts Aula, an event that attracts an international audience to his native country of Finland. He blogs at www.zengestrom.com.

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