Saku Tuominen - Founder and Creative Director at HundrEd

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HundrED.org is a not-for-profit organization that discovers inspiring innovations in K12 education. HundrED's goal is to help improve education and inspire a grassroots movement through encouraging pedagogically sound, ambitious innovations to spread across the world.

Saku Tuominen founded Broadcasters, one of the most successful Finnish independent tv production companies with Juha Tynkkynen in 1989. They sold the company twice, both times to Sweden but to different buyers, first to MTG and then to Zodiak Entertainment.

In 2009-2010 Saku Tuominen was the Chief Creative Officer of Zodiak Entertainment, the world’s 3rd largest tv production company in London.During his 20 years in television he has produced thousands of hours of programmes and created almost 100 tv formats. In 2009 Saku Tuominen founded Idealist Group, a production company of ideas. The mission of the company is to improve the world with bold ideas that are executed well. At the moment he concentrates only on improving K12 education globally through his education company HundrED. He has been teaching creativity and innovation in more than a hundred companies around the world, and in Aalto University in Helsinki. He has also written 10 books; about innovation, the future of office work, good life, human belief systems, everyday creativity, and Italian cuisine.

At the moment he is also a board member of Royal Restaurants, the leading independent restaurant group in Finland.As a hobby he has written music criticism for over 20 years, he produces olive oil from Piantone olives in Le Marche, Italy and has won silver medal in old timers world championship in Ice Hockey in 2009 in Quebec City, Canada. He shares his time between Helsinki, Finland and Paterno, Italy, with Sara (an author), Siiri, (a daughter) and Hilma (a golden retriever).

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