Event cancelled

The health of our employees, our partners and our clients is our primary concern as we closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation. As a precautionary measure, we have decided to cancel the IBM Data and AI Summit event planned for 17th of March in Helsinki.

While awaiting a new opportunity to be able to meet you please find some good reading below around Cloud Pak for Data, AI and how to gain value from data wherever it resides.

If you have questions don't hesitate to contact johanna.backman@fi.ibm.com

Accelerate your journey to AI

Data and AI Summit  is the leading event for learning how IBM Data and AI solutions can be applied in any organization. It features multiple tracks of content that convey best practices and success stories to help you learn how you can unlock the value of your data and accelerate your journey to AI.

Customers and Business Partners can attend to learn how they can drive smarter decisions, formulate more effective strategies and achieve better business outcomes with analytics and AI.

At this event you will:

  1. Understand the possibilities ahead for taking advantage of data and AI
  2. Get hands-on with the latest solutions around data and AI
  3. Expand your network and meet the people who are turning AI vision into reality

Susara van den Heever

Principle Data Scientist & Program Director, IBM Data Science Elite

Susara van den Heever’s passion is using maths & engineering to make the world a better place.  She builds, leads & grows teams that help people and businesses be more efficient, save time, manage resources better, or even make better environmental choices.  Her career spans many industries: from helping a beer producer create a better supply chain, to ensuring fair allocation of bandwidth to telecom providers, to helping energy companies create sustainable production.  A major highlight for her was being part of building the Smarter Cities Technology Center at IBM Research Ireland, where she and her team focused on a single goal: make cities a better place to live.  Later, she brought her innovations to market, as offering management lead for the IBM Decision Optimization portfolio.  Today, she continues her path as Principle Data Scientist and Program Director of the IBM Data Science Elite (DSE) team.  She loves the dynamic and multi-cultural DSE environment, sharing knowledge, continuously learning and innovating, and most importantly: focusing on improving the world around us by leveraging expertise in mathematics, combined with the latest technology. Susara holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.  She has filed a number of patents, published in peer-reviewed journals, received a Research Division award for her work on Smarter Cities, and is an OpenGroup-certified Distinguished Data Scientist.

Susara van den Heever

Riku Ahlroth

Cloud Sales leader, IBM Finland

Riku Ahlroth is the sales leader for cloud business for IBM Finland. He has a strong background in software sales and has been a sales leader for more than 10 years. Riku has an MBA from University of Warwick, UK and Bachelors degree from Mikkeli Polytechnic.

Riku Ahlroth

Frank Ketelaars

IBM Cloud Pak for Data Leader, Europe, IBM

Frank Ketelaars leads and actively works in a European team focused on IBM and open source analytics solutions, including Spark, Hadoop and Real-time Analytical Processing on private cloud. In his capacity, Frank also leads the European technical community and participates in customer and business partner engagements across all industries.

Frank has fulfilled various national and international assignments, being involved both in pre-sales and consulting assignments focused on application development, data warehousing, database replication and big data analytics. Developing applications and advanced analytics that fulfil needs for business still moves the needle for him.

Frank lives in The Netherlands and has over 25 years of experience in the information technology area.

 

Frank Ketelaars

Agenda

Morning sessions

Time Session Speaker
08:30-09:00 Registration & Coffee  
09:00-09:10 Opening & Welcome Riku Ahlroth
Cloud Sales leader, IBM Finland
09:10-10:00 Opening Keynote Address: Viva the AI Revolution!

The AI Revolution is powerful, unstoppable, and affects every aspect of our lives. It is fueled by data, and powered by AI practitioners. With great power comes great responsibility: to bring trust, sustainability, and impact through AI. Learn how IBM could help you not only succeed, but lead, in the AI Revolution
Dr. Susara van den Heever
Principle Data Scientist & Program Director, IBM Data Science Elite
10:00-10:30 Bring AI to Your Data with IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Today’s successful enterprises must juggle many different cloud vendors. How do you run consistent Data and AI initiatives in a multicloud world? It’s possible with Cloud Pak for Data. Our cloud-native Data and AI platform not only leverages innovative Watson services, but brings the power of Watson to AWS, Azure, and other major cloud providers. Learn how Watson Anywhere can help you implement, unify, and scale your AI efforts to take your business to the next level.
Frank Ketelaars
IBM Cloud Pak for Data Technical Leader Europe, Data and AI, IBM
10:30-11:00 Coffee break  

Breakout tracks

Collect & organize

Time Session Speaker
11:00-11:40 Data Governance in the age of AI

For organizations, data governance is often a “Tale of Two Cities.” Business leaders need to run a profitable business, but also need to reduce risk by conforming to ever-evolving laws and regulations. In the words of Charles Dickens: “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” However, with the help of DataOps, organizations can create a business-ready data foundation. Join this session to learn how you can leverage DataOps in your organization to increase efficiency, data quality, findability and governing rules in order to provide an automated, self-service data pipeline to the right people at the right time from any source. See how to unlock the value of your data by optimizing decisions and time at every level of your organization so you can put AI to work.
Marc Haber
Offering Manager – Watson Knowledge Catalog, IBM
11:40-12:05 Guest speaker – to be announced  
12:05-12:30 Db2, The AI Database, And Managing Data Efficiently in a Hybrid Cloud World

Learn how to modernize data architectures, avoid lock-in and drive economic value across a hybrid cloud data architecture with the AI database that both leverages and supports AI.
Kyösti Laiho
Head of database sales, IBM Europe
12:30-13:30 Lunch break  
  Hands-On Sessions  
13:30-14:45 To be announced  
14:45-16:00 To be announced  
16:00-17:00 Closing & Networking & Mingle  

Analyze

Time Session Speaker
11:00-11:40 Build and Scale AI with Trust and Transparency by Automating Your AI Lifecycle

While 90% of businesses view AI as the transformational technology of our time, more than 80% acknowledge significant challenges to its successful adoption—data complexity, talent scarcity and a stagnant culture. However, we know AI is not magic. As an executive with deep domain expertise, you can overcome these challenges and put AI to work. Attend this session to learn how to leverage your experience and lead the highest value AI initiatives that improve sales, optimize operations, and free up your employees to focus on for higher value work.
Gianmaria Leo
Manager – Operations Research, Data Science & AI, IBM
12:05-12:30 AI osana talouden- ja liiketoiminnan suunnittelua

VAASAN Oy on toteuttanut integroidun liiketoiminnan ja talouden suunnitteluratkaisun IBM Planning Analytics -ohjelmiston avulla. Viimeisimpänä kehityskohteena on ollut tekoälyn hyödyntäminenosana ratkaisua.
Joonas Alasaari
Business Controller, Vaasan Oy
12:05-12:30 Optimize It: Put Math and AI to Work to Simplify Complex Decision Making

From medical research to self-driving cars, from personal assistants to product recommendation engines, the impact of machine learning is all around us. When organizations combine the power of machine learning with Decision Optimization technology, they can realize dramatic improvements to business-critical tasks that have a real impact on the bottom line. Decision Optimization leverages advanced mathematical and artificial intelligence techniques to solve decision-making problems that involve millions of decision variables, business constraints and trade-offs. It provides a powerful technology capable of taking analyses and predictions as input, considering millions of simultaneous decision parameters and resource constraints, and generating plans, schedules, and next-best actions that optimize business KPIs. Join this session to learn how Optimization + Machine Learning = Innovative solutions.
Gianmaria Leo
Manager – Operations Research, Data Science & AI, IBM
12:30-13:30 Lunch break  
12:30-16:30 Vintage room

Q&A session for IBM Planning & Cognos Analytics
Janne Lind
Software Specialist and Ali Duran, WW Presales technical leader, Planning Analytics
  Hands-On Sessions  
13:30-14:45 Data Science for Decision makers  
14:45-16:00 Intelligent Maintenance Prediction – combine machine learning and decision optimization and deploy a sample application  
16:00-17:00 Closing & Networking & Mingle  

Infuse

Time Session Speaker
11:00-11:40 How Watson Reimagines Your Future with Intelligent Workflows

Many applications and vendors tout the promise of AI, automation technology like RPA and advanced analytics. The question is: where can they be put to work to drive real value? This session will provide a behind- the-scenes look at where and how these technologies are coming together to enhance mission critical workflows, and the outcomes they're driving. Through the lens of professions – including law, compliance and customer care – we’ll hear what these adopters are learning and what they’re setting their sights on next.
Nicole McCallum
Global Watson AI Sales Leader, IBM
11:40-12:05 Miten tehdään “Next Level” Chatbot – Case OP Jaakko Sävilammi, Chapter Lead, OP
12:05-12:30 The Next-Generation of Planning & Forecasting with IBM Planning Analytics and IBM Cognos Analytics

Your finance team can't be agile with a manual, error-prone and fragmented FP&A process. To ensure you're prepared to react to market volatility in real time, you need the ability to synthesize information from all data sources, uncover trends, and deliver insights faster than ever. Attend this session to learn how an automated, flexible planning solution helps finance leaders focus on driving business forward, instead of being stuck looking back.
Janne Lind
Software Specialist, IBM Finland
12:30-13:30 Lunch break  
12:30-16:30 Vintage room

Q&A session for IBM Planning & Cognos Analytics
Janne Lind
Software Specialist and Ali Duran, WW Presales technical leader, Planning Analytics
  Hands-On Sessions  
13:30-14:45 Watson Assistant Search Skill: AI for complex self-service – Espen Thielesen  
14:45-16:00 Build a machine learning model with Watson Data and AI – Espen Thielesen  
16:00-17:00 Closing & Networking & Mingle  

Venue

Huone Jätkäsaari
Länsisatamankatu 16, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

Be greener and use public transportation.

Tram number 8 takes you directly to HUONE. The tram stop is called ‘Crusellinsilta’ and is located right in front of HUONE. Tram number 9 also stops ‘Saukonpaasi’ just a short walk away.

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Don’t hesitate to reach out. If you have a question about this event contact johanna.backman@fi.ibm.com