Once again, Aalto University will organise Internet Forum public lecture series with top experts from businesses, the third sector and organisations. The lecture series is open to everyone and free of charge.
Technology is developed faster and more radically than ever before in the history of humankind. Technological advances in different fields of science are dramatically changing the world, human life and society. The lecture series The future of technology and Finland will widely discuss and assess the impacts of the megatrend of our time. The lectures will deal with the impacts of technology on people’s daily life and companies’ operation, the technological trends of the future, data analytics, 5G and robotics. Perspectives related to technology and ethics, democracy, and security will also be discussed.
You are warmly welcome to listen to and discuss the topics!
Dates and lecturers
The lectures will be streamed live on Zoom and Panopto from 5:15 pm to 7 pm and they can be viewed online afterwards. During the live lectures, it will be possible to pose questions to the lecturers (only on Zoom!). The links to the recordings will be updated on this page.
The lectures are in English.
Tue 15 September
Tech Trends To Watch
Mervi Airaksinen, Managing Director at IBM
Finland for Future Generations
Jaana Tapanainen-Thiess, Secretary General, Government Report on the Future and Government Foresight Group, Prime Minister´s Office
See the recording on Youtube
Mervi Airaksinen's lecture slides
Tue 22 September
Five reasons for exponential hope
Antti Vasara, President & CEO of VTT
Technology Industries’ new normal – from COVID crisis to growth
Jaakko Hirvola, CEO, Technology Industries of Finland
Zoom link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/69246226660
Panopto link: https://aalto.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=772c9700-b9d1-434c-9dc0-ac1a00856b78
Tue 29 September
Artificial Intelligence - a tool or a threat?
Antti Merilehto, Chief Growth Officer - Houston Analytics
What should we all know about the AI we interact with?
Meeri Haataja, CEO & Co-Founder, Saidot
Zoom link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/62737038010
Panopto link: https://aalto.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=7a0828c0-3b4b-4a55-9e12-ac1a008579b3
Tue 6 October
Why diversity & inclusion matter in technology and how to advance it
Katja Toropainen, Founder, Inklusiiv
Digital trust for safe, secure and prosperous societies
Kirsi Kokko, Head of Digital Trust Program, Business Finland
Zoom link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/62754543212
Panopto link: https://aalto.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=b0248e64-cdf2-4391-acac-ac1a00858f86
Tue 27 October
Security as an enabler in technological development
Jarno Limnéll, Professor of Practice, Aalto University
Moving end user security to the cloud
Raimo Kantola, Professor of Networking Technology, Aalto University
Zoom link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/62944877960
Panopto link: https://aalto.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=38dc6aa1-c90e-4631-8527-ac1a00859ffd
Tue 10 November
Impact of Technology and Social Media 2020
Aura Salla, Managing Public Policy Director and Head of EU Affairs, Facebook
The future of data economy in Europe
Antti Kivelä, Director, Capacity of renewal, Sitra
Zoom link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/62192247933
Panopto link: https://aalto.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=72ed5751-4e9f-4e16-aa66-ac1a0085c9e2
Tue 24 November
Spooky Action at a Distance - How Weird Technology Can Help Save the World
Cristina Andersson, Entrepreneur and Tech-visionary
What really changes?
Tomas Nyström, Country Managing Director at Accenture Finland
Zoom link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/61946400569
Panopto link: https://aalto.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=d0478af6-04c2-401a-8eed-ac1a0085db5d