Past Events by Digi Platform
Events and Services 2020
Yrjö Neuvo Jubilee Seminar
"Education, research and innovations -- Predicting the unpredictable". Recorded talks available!
Autonomous Systems Talks
A series of talks on the future (and present) of autonomous systems: Recorded talks available!
KAUTE talks x Aalto University — Data-driven future
Aalto University and KAUTE Foundation invites you to a virtual online event on Wednesday 9 December 2020 at 9.00–10.30. Join us for an insightful and inspiring morning!
Digi Event Support
Digi Platform sponsors Aalto community events. Learn more and apply here!
Events and Services, 2019 and older
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Connecting the Dots: An AI Exhibition 26.11.2019-15.1.2020
How is artificial intelligence used in art, science and design? What is artificial intelligence anyway? Hopefully more than blue androids, and less than singularity. We shed some light to modern AI with this partially interactive exhibition, now catalogued online.
Sensors at Aalto: Co-innovation and Partnership 22.10.2019
In this event intended for researchers, we discussed co-innovation projects with Business Finland and industry.
Health & Behavior Data Symposium 26.4.2019
Technology has made it possible to study people’s behavior at an unprecedented level of detail. The advent of mobile devices and sensors allows both passive and active individual-level data collection. This opens opportunities for research, particularly in the fields of health and human behavior. High-resolution data can be collected from devices as diverse as mobile phones, wearables, social media platforms, and online surveys.
Keynote speakers: Ciro Cattuto (ISI Foundation) and Heli Koskimäki (Oura & University of Oulu)
Symposium talks available online
Digi Breakfast: Digitalisation in Manufacturing 4.4.2019
Digital technologies are disrupting the manufacturing industry. For Finland and the whole Europe to stay competitive, we have to add unique value to our products, processes, services – and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing.
Aalto X Reality After Work 23.10.2018
This Digi & Experience after work event gathered virtual & augmented reality developers, artists and researchers under one roof.
Keynote speakers: Daniel Landau, Antti Peuhkurinen (Varjo Technologies)
Digitalization of Built Environment: BuildingSmart BIM Breakfast 9.6.2018
The panel discussed global trends and their implications for the future of construction and built environment.
Panel members: Vishal Singh (Aalto), Aarni Heiskanen (AE Partners), Arto Kiviniemi (Univ. Liverpool), Lauri Koskela (Univ. Huddersfield), Rafael Sacks (Technion), Trond Bugge (Kairos Future), Otto Alhava (Fira), Tiina Talvitie (Lehto Group)
Digi Breakfast: Blockchains – a Transformational Technology? 7.6.2018
The Digi Breakfast on blockchain technology discussed the essential possibilities of blockchains for the whole society, aiming to scale down the hype.
Speakers and panel members: Pekka Nikander (Aalto), Martti Mäntylä (Aalto), Arto Laikari (VTT), Markus Hautala (Tieto), Henna Virkkunen (MEP), Matti Hellqvist (Bank of Finland), Timo Seppälä (Aalto)
Digi and Experience event: Games and Gamification 12.4.2018
What is the future of the gaming sector? Speakers discussed what games and gamification can offer to other industries--as well as how professionals in the sector can make their business flourish.
Speakers: Juho Hamari (Univ. Tampere), Perttu Hämäläinen (Aalto), Gerardo Iniguez (Next Games), Irina Mihailova (Game Industry Global Network), Virpi Tuunainen & Yong Ding (Aalto), Chris Thür (Yousician)
Digi Breakfast & Mechatronic Circus: Digital Twins and IoT 5.4.2018
Digital twin refers to a real-time digital replica of a physical asset, process or system that can be used for life-cycle management such as product development or predictive maintenance. Availability of IoT data is now radically expanding the capability of digital twins.
Speakers: Martti Mäntylä (Aalto), Petri Asikainen (Konecranes), Petri Kuosmanen & Kari Heikkinen (Aalto), Antti Tuomela (Aalto Properties), Sanna Syri (Aalto), Laura Juvonen (Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation)
Subsequently, students presented mechatronics projects in the Mechatronic Circus exhibition, such as a dewatering device for nanocellulose, a heart function measurement hospital bed, and a crane condition-monitoring robotic.
Digi and Living Breakfast: Autonomous Mobility 30.1.2018
What are the possibilities to apply innovative technologies for transport automation now and in the future?
Speakers: Päivi Haikkola (DIMECC One Sea Ecosystem), Pentti Kujala (Aalto), Mikko Lepistö (ABB), Claudio Roncoli (Aalto), Olli Lehtilä (Ministry of Transport and Communications), Yu Xiao (Aalto), Jyrki Kasvi (MP)
Digi and Experience breakfast: Virtual and Augmented Reality 14.12.2017
Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR, AR) meet in the busy intersection of computer graphics, vision, and human-computer interaction. This event showcased existing VR/AR research, demos, and art in Aalto and elsewhere.
Speakers: Vinh Truong (Umbra Software), Jukka Huiskonen (Fake Production), Lily Diaz (Aalto), Eero Tiainen (Aalto), Yu Xiao (Aalto), Charles Woodward (VTT), Antti Oulasvirta (Aalto), Tuukka Takala (Aalto), Juho Kannala (Aalto), Antti Karttunen (Aalto), Sari Tähtinen (Magime project)
Digi Breakfast: Process Automation in Transition 30.10.2017
Automation, driven by information and data, will be at the heart of the next industrial revolution--but it won’t be automation in the form that we know it today. What are these transformative technologies in process industry?
Speakers: Jyrki Ovaska (UPM Kymmene), Ian Craig (IFAC), Simo Säynevirta (ABB), Riku Jäntti (Aalto), Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela (Aalto)
Digi Breakfast: AI goes industry 12.9.2017
How can we use Finnish world-class expertise to help the local industry obtain competitive edge? How can business be part of developing the next generation of artificial intelligence?
Speakers: Samuel Kaski (Aalto), Antti Honkela (Aalto), Henri Vuollekoski (Aalto), Aki Vehtari (Aalto), Ilona Lundström (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland), Pekka Sivonen (TEKES), Matti Aksela (F-Secure), Jouni Seppänen (Reaktor)
Digi Breakfast & Mechatronic Circus on Industrial Internet 6.4.2017
The industrial internet is one of the most important disruptive technologies at the moment, both in Finland and worldwide.
Speakers: Hannes Päivänsalo (Aalto), Antti Tuomela (Aalto Properties), Martti Mäntylä (Aalto), Janne Öhman (Siemens), Laura Juvonen (Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation)
Mechatronic Circus: students exhibited their projects, such as an unmanned drone that can measure peat moisture, and a small-scale bioreactor for tissue engineering!
Aalto Digi Matchmaking 23.3.2017
Data-driven Services and Cyber Security: industry and research highlights.
Presenters from Aalto: Jussi Rintanen, Tom Bäckström, Stavros Tripakis, Xiao Yu, Jonathan Strathl, David McGookin, Edward Mutafungwa, Stephan Sigg, Jesse Yli-Huumo, Teemu Kämäräinen, Teppo Niinimäki, Iiris Sundin, Paul Blomstedt
Speakers: Mikko Hyppönen (F-Secure), Jarno Limnéll (Aalto), Jaakko Särelä (Reaktor), Samuel Kaski (Aalto), Jouni Peltonen (Kone), Timo Seppälä (Aalto)
Make it Digital! 18.8.2016
Digitalization is a transformative force that affects today's and tomorrow's industries, economics and society, at all walks of life. This event prepares you for the digital future of tomorrow.
Speakers: Martin Curley (Intel Labs), Timo Vuorensola (film director), Leo Kärkkäinen (Nokia), Juha Teljo (IBM), Aki Siponen (Microsoft), Jari Saramäki (Aalto), Kristiina Söderholm (Fortum), Jaakko Lehtinen (Opus Capita), Ashish Kumar (Aalto), Synes Elischka (film director, media artist), Tomas Hedenberg (Fastems), Liisa Pesonen (Natural Resources Institute Finland), Ville Kyrki (Aalto), Jaan Praks (Aalto), Maive Rute (European Commission)
Make it Digital! 26.4.2016
What are the opportunities that digitalization offers? The cases introduced and discussed in this workshop focused on themes such as Industrial Internet, Cyber Security, 5G Wireless, and Big Data.
Speakers: Paolo Palumbo (F-Secure), Raimo Kantola (Aalto), Ville Suur-Uski (Supercell), Samuel Kaski (Aalto), Timo Ali-Vehmas (Nokia), Heikki Hämmäinen (Aalto), Tero Hottinen (Wärtsilä), Petri Kuosmanen (Aalto)
Digi Breakfast on Mobile Cloud Computing 28.1.2016
Mobile Cloud Computing is the combination of cloud computing, mobile computing and wireless networks to bring rich computational resources to mobile users, network operators, as well as cloud computing providers.
Speakers: Antti Ylä-Jääski (Aalto), Matti Siekkinen (Aalto), Sasu Tarkoma (Univ. Helsinki), Heikki Hämmäinen (Aalto), Jukka Ylitalo (Ericsson), Hannu Flinck (Nokia)
Digi Breakfast on Big Data in the Industry 2.12.2015
Data science is an emerging discipline that aims to provide the underlying theory and the necessary tools to cope with the data revolution. The discipline builds on techniques and theories from many fields, including mathematics, statistical learning, machine learning, data engineering, decision analytics, signal processing, visualization, and high-performance computing.
Speakers: Petri Myllymäki (HIIT), Aleksi Rossi (Yle), Kimmo Valtonen (M-Brain), Markus Ojala (Smartly.io), Petri Kärkäs (Supercell), Matti Vakkuri (Tieto)
Digi Breakfast on Cyber Security 29.10.2015
Business cases and research examples on Cyber Security.
Speakers: Jarno Limnéll (Aalto, Insta Group), Tuomas Aura (Aalto), N Asokan (Aalto), Jan-Erik Ekberg (Trustonic), Mika Lauhde (SSH Communications Security)
Digi Breakfast with EIT Digital 29.9.2015
Digi Breakfast on Digital Health 7.9.2015
Digital Health combines the digital and genetics revolutions, affecting health, healthcare, living, and society.
Speakers: Terhi Kajaste (FiHTA), Tero Silvola (BC Platforms), Raimo Sepponen (Aalto), Juho Rousu (Aalto)
We make it Digital! 3.3.2015
Speakers: Kati Hagros (SVP Development, Kone), Martti Mäntylä (Aalto), Keijo Heljanko (Aalto), Philip Dean (Aalto), Esko Penttinen (Aalto)
Event visitor, Blockchain Digi Breakfast
The speakers were all very knowledgeable & I learned a lot—thank you!