Public lecture series: Internet Forum

How does digitalisation affect our everyday life, business, society and security? Join our public lectures to hear guest speakers from the industry and institutions discuss the hottest topics on digitalisation
Aalto University / Verkkoturvallisuus ja -luottamus / photo: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Aalto University will organise a series of public lectures that will focus on the different aspects of digitalisation, with all of its possibilities and threats. The lectures are open to everyone free-of-charge and they can be followed online. Participation does not require signing up in advance. The lectures will be held in English.

You can join the lectures at Aalto University Otaniemi campus at Hall AS2, Maarintie 8, starting from September 17. Each lecture can also be viewed either via a live stream or at a later time online. Link to the online lectures:



Topics and guests

TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER at 17.15-19.00

The Digital University
Kati Hagros, Chief Digital Officer, Aalto University

Aalto University has set itself an ambitious goal: we aim to be an acknowledged European leader in digitalization research and practice by 2022. What does digitalization mean in university context? What have we learned on the way? What should be done in Finland to truly capture the opportunities of digitalization in the universities?

Digital Security
Jarno Limnéll, Professor of Practice, Aalto University 

The accelerating development of technology will significantly affect security and how to prepare for threats related to it. A comprehensive understanding and control of security is more and more amplified, with the digital and physical worlds understood as a whole. In the era of technology, even the responsibility of individuals and ethical questions are emphasized.


Tuesday 24 September at 17.15-19.00

Digital Business
Sanna Pekari, Chief Digital Officer, Normet

Fanfare for the Common Man
Topias Uotila, Senior Vice President, Managed Cloud, Nordcloud 

Tuesday 1 October at 17.15-19.00

Leadership in Digitalization
Marko Luhtala, Digital Expert, Ajantasalla

Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence and Finland
Aleksi Kopponen, Advisor of Digitalization, Ministry of Finance

Tuesday 8 October at 17.15-19.00

How we create a digital business?

Cyberdefence now and in the future
Catharina Candolin, Defence Command, Finland

Tuesday 29 October at 17.15-19.00

Digitalization - threats and opportunities
Mikko Vastela, CIO, Lähitapiola Group

Data Economy
Jyrki Suokas, Senior Lead, Sitra

Tuesday 12 November at 17.15-19.00

Digitalization - building strategies, products and services
Ville Kolehmainen, DK&A

Digital business of Finnair
Katri Harra-Salonen, Chief Digital Officer, Finnair Oyj

Tuesday 26 November at 17.15-19.00

Digitalization - legal-technical-commercial perspective
Mika Huhtamäki, Suomen tilaajavastuu Oy

How GDPR is affecting to Digitalization?
Juha Oravala, GDPR Specialist, D-Fence Oy

More information

Jarno Limnéll

Jarno Limnéll

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor of Practice
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