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About this webinar
Do you wonder, how does artificial intelligence (AI) impact SME’s? Or are you otherwise interested in AI and it’s future?
Welcome to Artificial Intelligence in SMEs – relatable stories and practical tools from Finland –webinar, where experts and companies will share the latest insights and experiences in adoption of AI in SMEs. Join us to hear AI stories from Finnish businesses and learn about latest instruments that are available to you and your organization in exploring AI benefits.
This webinar is organized by AI-TIE – AI Innovation Ecosystem for Competitiveness of SMEs & AI-TIE Southern Finland –projects in cooperation with Ulysseus University and Artificial Intelligence Hub operated by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. AI-TIE has supported over 100 SMEs in their quest to learn about AI and develop AI based solutions for their business. The project is supported by European Regional Development Fund, the Uusimaa Regional Council and Kymenlaakso Regional Council. More information about AI-TIE at www.aistories.fi.
The webinar was aimed at representatives of companies and organisations, educational staff and everyone interested in the topic. More specifically:
– Business and company representatives (all sizes and sectors)
– Representative/Staff of European institutions
– Academic and non-academic representatives of universities
Finland’s vision for AI and how SMEs can benefit from the opportunity
Lassi Kurkijärvi, Executive CTO, Sofigate; IT influencer
Empowering SMEs with AI: success stories, tools and the future 2030
Dr. Anna Lahtinen, Senior Researcher and AI-TIE Project Manager, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
AI on the ground: experiences of Finnish SMEs (discussion panel)
Erkki Seppäläinen, Chief Technology Officer at LINK Design and Development
Ulla Broms, CEO at Foibekartano
Keywords: aistories; artificial intelligence; AI; SME; Finland
Dr. Anna Lahtinen
Anna specializes in the transformation of work life from the perspectives of the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and new technologies, innovation management and entrepreneurship, evolution of psychological contract, gender roles and women careers. Anna has close to 20 years of industry, entrepreneurial, startup and academic experience in Finland, across Europe and globally. Anna is an internationally published scholar and a Recipient of “Academic Paper Most Relevant to Entrepreneurs Award” presented by United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She is Project Manager for AI-TIE – AI Technology Innovation Ecosystems for Competitiveness of SMEs that has supported over 100 companies in exploring AI opportunities and developing AI solutions for their business.
Erkki has over 25 years of experience in industrial development in Finland and internationally. He is Chief Technology Officer at LINK Design and Development. Erkki’s key competence is in leading multidiscipline projects that involve several stakeholders. These typically encompass complex data analysis, problem solving, priority conflicts and resourcing challenges that need to be resolved successfully. Watch here Erkki’s interview on the employment of AI in a company (English subtitles).
Jan Järveläinen works as Service Development Director for Premix Group, a mid-sized family-owned Finnish manufacturer of functional plastics. In his current role Jan is responsible for data management, aiming to foster a data-driven culture with the help of supporting processes. Jan holds a D.Sc. degree from Aalto University in radio engineering, and current topics of interest include especially the secrets of good strategy and its successful implementation.
Executive CTO at Sofigate
Lassi Kurkijärvi, Executive CTO, Sofigate, is a Finnish tech and digital transformation leader and media personality. He is an AI-TIE steering group member, who believes that in the age of AI and human partnerships leadership is more crucial than ever. His goal is to create cultures where people and machines can do awesome things together: build new business, improve the lives of others and solve problems for a finer world.
Managing Director at Powdea Technologies
Tuomo is Managing Director at Finnish company Powdea Technologies. Tuomo and Powdea team help food factories, bakeries and chemical plants in automatization of their ingredient dosing processes by engineering and presenting a customized solution for their needs.
CEO at Foibekartano
Currently acting as CEO of Foibekartano, an elderly housing care, with the aim of offering diversified experiences and services that support a “good life community» for the elderly. Prior to joining Foibekartano, Ulla worked within change leadership topics as a social and health service director in Askola municipality in Finland. In addition, Ulla possesses a wealth of knowledge from university research and rehabilitation setting. Besides work, she dedicates a lot of time to her family. She gets energized by outdoors, golf and yoga.
Facilitator: William O’Gorman, Ulysseus Innovation Hub Officer at Haaga- Helia University of Applied Sciences
Host | This webinar is organized by AI-TIE – AI Innovation Ecosystem for Competitiveness of SMEs & AI-TIE Southern Finland –projects in cooperation with Ulysseus University and Artificial Intelligence Hub operated by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. AI-TIE has supported over 100 SMEs in their quest to learn about AI and develop AI based solutions for their business. The project is supported by European Regional Development Fund, the Uusimaa Regional Council and Kymenlaakso Regional Council.
Language | English
Contact | William O’Gorman