October 29th 2019
Messukeskus Helsinki

Think Center

Think Center is a physical location between the Campuses and features three key areas:

  • Open Innovation Ecosystem
  • Corporate Citizenship & Education
  • IBMers Insights

In parallel with the Campus stage and Think Tank agendas between 11 AM and 3 PM the Think Center hosts a number of guests.

They are Open Innovation Ecosystem partners, representation from IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility and University Affairs programs and IBMers, who share their experiences and insight about IBM culture, inclusiveness and its significance and some exciting career stories.

Open Innovation Ecosystem

Open innovation is about reaching out and getting external ideas into an organization to improve and accelerate its ability to develop new products and services. Open innovation is also a way to take internal innovations to market through external channels. Come and meet our open innovation ecosystem partners.

  • crEATe Innovation Ecosystem - Orchestrated by VTT, Fazer and IBM and open to actors interested in new business opportunities around food and eating.
  • Healthcare Innovation Cluster - Innovation Ecosystem facilitated by IBM and part of Business Finland's Smart Life Finland program.
  • Disruptive Technologies Innovation Hub by IBM and the University of Jyväskylä - Hub is providing a collaborative incubator for students, researchers and local businesses to innovate and is focusing on the application of advanced technologies such as cybersecurity, the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and blockchain.

Meet the Experts!

During the day at 11.00-15.00 you can meet our Open Innovation Ecosystem host and partners at Think Center!

  • crEATe Innovation Ecosystem
    Heli Diaz, Fazer Food Services
    Kyösti Pennanen, VTT
  • Healthcare Innovation Cluster
    Mika Pirttivaara, Rapid Action Group
    Miikka Kiiski, Business Development Executive, IBM
  • Disruptive Technologies Innovation Hub
    Pasi Korpela, Ecosystem Developer, IBM
    Konsta Rönkkö, Client Technical Specialist, IBM

Corporate Citizenship & Education

IBM makes advancements in technologies, like artificial intelligence, cloud, blockchain, quantum and cybersecurity, that are changing the world for good. We help communities take on challenges big and small. We bring the power of technology, resources, and people to help with initiatives around the world, from education to health to resilience. IBM is not only making technology responsibly-technology free of bias in AI and technology made with sustainable practices- but also, technology that positively impacts individuals, communities, and the world.

Education has always shaped our future. More and more we see how education is being transformed by technology to create new teaching models and inspire new ways of thinking, more adapted to our constantly changing society. We bring the best in talent and technology to help people and communities succeed. Engage in IBM Global University Programs. The road begins here.

Meet the Experts!

Come and visit the Think Center at 11.00-15.00 when you can meet all the experts! More detailed agenda below.

Corporate Citizenship & Education session

11.00 - 15.00

GoodTech / Smart for good / IBM@Universities
Maarit Palo, Director of Government Affairs and University Relations, IBM

11.00 - 15.00

New AI skills acquired
Students from Postipuu School Class 6B will demonstrate how to use AI in real life - with IBM Volunteer Satu Siltala


IBM Research
Michael Osborne, Manager Privacy and Security, Global

IBM Corporate Service Corps
Leveraging IBM's technologies and solutions to help communities address complex issues


Developing a community and its ecosystem in Romania
Merja Rushe, IBM


Clean India Movement and impacts on the livelihood of Wastepickers in Indore
Danilo Laurindo, IBM


Indian Environment Ecosystem activities
Anne Koljonen, IBM

Leveraging your potential – IBMers insights

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. At IBM, work is more than a job - it’s a calling. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Learn how IBMers are making an impact on their clients and their own career.

Meet the Experts!

You can meet and greet IBMers at 11.00-15.00. IBM’s Women Leadership Council members and other women business networks are also there to share their expertise on helping everyone to leverage their potential in a world of inclusion. You are most welcome to visit and expand your networks also from 16.15 onwards and discuss how diversity brings value.

Leveraging your potential – IBMers insights session

11.00 - 15.00

Meet and greet IBMers
Tiina Vartiainen, Talent Acquisition Partner, IBM

11.00 - 12.00

IBM at Scale: International Engagements
Rami Ahola, Global Leader, Electronics Industry Center of Competence
Massimo Nardone, Executive Security Consultant, OT/IoT/IIoT Security Leader
Anne Koskenkylä, Managing Consultant, Business Manager, SAP

12.00 - 13.00

Put the Client First: Sales at IBM
Annika Virta, Security Services Sales Lead
Kimmo Sorala, Brand Sales Manager, System Storage
Jouni Huttunen, Senior Security Specialist, Technical Sales

13.00 - 14.00

Leveraging young talent through IBM Programs
Jaana Embrich-Hakala, Developer Trainee
Henri Nuottonen, Security Software Sales, IBM Sales Graduate Program
Minh-Hai Nguyen, Business Designer, Business Manager – Hiring to IBM Services Associates Program

14.00 - 15.00

Unite to get it done now: Delivering Client Experience
Anna-Maria Kapanen, Project Manager, Business Manager
Mikko Mäkelä, Senior Information Technology Architect
Juhani Suhonen, Client Executive, Public Sector

16.15 - 18.00

Leverage the networks - Diversity brings value!
Heli Laitila, IBM Women Leadership Council
Piia Simpanen, Women in Tech
Janna Lipiäinen, Mothers in Business
Venla Pouru, Aalto Women in Business

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