|University of Montreal, Bachelor|
|University of Helsinki, Master's degree|
|Lancaster University, Ph.D|
Timo Arnall / Design Engaged
Jyri Engestrom is an Internet entrepreneur. He cofounded Jaiku, which grew into the leading European microblogging service and was acquired by Google in 2007. At Google Jyri was responsible for mobile applications including Mobile Calendar and the Gmail Mobile client, and spearheaded Google’s efforts in social media, starting up Google Buzz, Google Profiles, and Google Latitude. He left Google to become an angel investor and start his own new company, Pingpin. Prior to Jaiku Jyri worked as Senior Product Manager, Internet Handhelds at Nokia. A sociologist by training, he is noted for coining the term ‘social object’ to refer to photos, bookmarks, and other shareable Web content.