Meet the tutors of DWS 2022 

As Digital Wellbeing Sprint 2022 is just around the corner, it is time to introduce our amazing tutors who are steering the process during the Sprint.  

Ashrika:

I’m Ashrika, Test Automation Engineer, Bug Bounty winner, motivational speaker, and observer. Currently, working as a Lead Test Automation Engineer in Accenture, whose role is to understand & map clients’ requirements/enhancements to the product and implement solutions that effectively resolve problems or provide improvement.” 

-What are the special superpowers that you are going to utilize during the Sprint? 

Listening, Observing, and taking good Decisions with others as a tutor are the superpowers that I’m going to utilize during the Sprint. 

 –Complete the sentence: I know we have had a successful Digital Wellbeing Sprint when… We follow the Sprint book guidance properly and share our experiences with fellow students.


Viljami:

I’m Viljami, a first year Master’s Degree student at Laurea studying Service Innovation and Design. I’ve taken part in many service design projects over the past year or so but this role that we as tutors have in the Digital Wellbeing Sprint is a new experience for me. I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of the project participants and getting started!”  

-What are the special superpowers that you are going to utilize during the Sprint? 

My special superpower is listening and hearing what is being said. I plan to use this superpower to help the students reach their goals for this project in a timely, but also fun way.  

Complete the sentence: I know we have had a successful Digital Wellbeing Sprint when… 

At the end the students feel a sense of accomplishment, ownership and pride in the work that they have done over the course of a few short days with people they are meeting for the first time. 


Arifa:

I am Arifa, a Software Engineer working at Accenture, having 6 years of experience working in IT industry. I am good at building real working projects from scratch. I like to learn about new things and write about them in the form of blogs. I am also a mother of one. If I am away from my worktable then I am just fulfilling my daughter’s demands”. 

-What are the special superpowers that you are going to utilize during the Sprint? 

During the sprint, I will be unleashing my superpowers such as motivation that can help the students to find their inner qualities, planning well will prepare us for the demo day, managing time so we are not distracted and be focused on completing the task. Providing a comfortable environment so that everyone can be themselves and contribute to the task. 

Complete the sentence: I know we have had a successful Digital Wellbeing Sprint when… 

The students who participated have learnt the best on how to plan and complete designing a service with minimal required features during a given time. Companies who were part of the sprint are astonished at what could be achieved in such a short duration. Finally, the tutors have learnt to manage students to be focused so that at the end of the day, a DWS day specific goal is achieved. 


Tiina:

”I am an MBA student in Haaga-Helia specializing in Digital Business Opportunities. I have a background in supportive and administrative roles in different organizations. I am very interested in how digitalization affects us and how we can benefit from it in sharing ideas and knowledge, as well as working and spending time together. 

-What are the special superpowers that you are going to utilize during the Sprint? 

I am not afraid to tackle new and unfamiliar challenges in an organized fashion. 

Complete the sentence: I know we have had a successful Digital Wellbeing Sprint when… 

We have made new connections, learned new things and have been part of creating new ideas. 


Yash:

I am Yash, a Team Lead, chef, dream achiever, motivational speaker, and soon-to-be leadership coach. My Journey begins in 2015 and since then I have enjoyed many different positions throughout my career in product strategy, planning, development, testing, and technical sales. I enjoy meeting new people and hearing new perspectives. Reach out if you want to talk to me about emerging tech, and creating software products.

– What are the special superpowers that you are going to utilize during the Sprint? 

 Engaging and collaborating with others to achieve a goal is the superpowers that I’m going to utilize during the Sprint. 

– Complete the sentence: I know we have had a successful Digital Wellbeing Sprint when… 

  We encourage our teams and fellow people to do good with proper guidance. 


Laura:

I am a student in Laurea and about to graduate from MBA program of Service Innovation and Design. I have also Master`s degree in Anthropology. I have strong growth mindset; I absolutely love to learn new things and go beyond of my comfort zone to take up intellectual challenges.” 

– What are the special superpowers that you are going to utilize during the Sprint? 

Ability to solve problems on the go and diligent approach to achieve the goals. 

– Complete the sentence: I know we have had a successful Digital Wellbeing Sprint when… 

The participants can recommend the experience to their peers, and they will sign-up the Sprint of 2023. 


Liisa:

I’m Liisa. I study two master’s degrees, Health Business Management in Metropolia and Future-oriented Project Management in Laurea at the same time. I am transitioning to the IT industry from the health care industry. ” 

– What are the special superpowers that you are going to utilize during the Sprint? 

Unfortunately, I do not have any superpowers unless being a stay-at-home mum and a double master’s degree student counts. It gets pretty hectic sometimes…. Maybe I will utilise my skill of handling stressful situations and deadlines 😃 

– Complete the sentence: I know we have had a successful Digital Wellbeing Sprint when… 

 New innovations and ideas have risen. 


The entire DWS team is excited to start working with the student teams and partner organisations. Let the fun begin!