Speaker Spotlight: Karoliina Kettukari

Speaker Spotlight is your chance to get to know the ESPC22 Speakers! Find out what projects they are most proud of, advice, tips, their favourite films and more!

Introducing Karoliina Kettukari, MVP

Karoliina Kettukari is a Modern Work Leader, Advisor and Microsoft MVP whose passion is to empower every employee with smart use of digital technology.

Karoliina’s speciality is developing teamwork and internal communications with the help of Microsoft Teams. Karoliina inspires customers to take advantage of the full potential of Microsoft 365 – in the end, it’s all about excellent employee experience.

Karoliina loves to share knowledge and learn from others, and she speaks actively at conferences and user groups. Community rocks!

Please recommend one ESPC22 Session (you can’t pick your own 😊)

I’d recommend Tracy Van der Schyff’s session How Autonomy in the Modern Workplace has Changed the Way We Work, Forever. Tracy always has amazing stories to tell!

Can you briefly discuss a project you are most proud of?

I’m the happiest when I see a real, long-term change in customers’ ways of working. It can be a small “Heureka!” moment when a team I coach discovers the full collaboration potential in Microsoft Teams. Or a large-scale digital communication strategy roadmap that is transforming from PowerPoints and (virtual) post-it notes to real actions within the organisation.

What is your favourite film?

I enjoy watching Christmas movies right from the beginning of November. All those mediocre Hallmark and Netflix versions with a mug of glögg and a set of gingerbread biscuits – perfection! Die Hard is reserved for Christmas day.

What is the best career or life advice you have received to date?

Sharing is caring Surround yourself with smart colleagues, a multitalented team, an expert community – then you’re never alone.

Have you any tips on receiving a MVP status?

Find the thing you’re really enthusiastic about in the Microsoft scene. Find your own ways of expressing yourself – be it blogging, speaking at conferences or making videos. Be you!

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