Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing our society more radically than ever before. Listen to top experts from IBM, Facebook, VTT, Accenture and other organisations discuss this topic in online lectures that are open to everyone! You will find all lecture recordings now on Youtube.
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.

All lecture recordings can now be viewed online on Youtube!

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 Internet Forum – 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. The lectures are in English.

You are warmly welcome to listen to and discuss the topics!


Lecture recordings

Tue 15 September  

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Tech Trends To Watch
Mervi Airaksinen, Managing Director at IBM
Lecture slides (pdf)

Finland for Future Generations
Jaana Tapanainen-Thiess, Secretary General, Government Report on the Future and Government Foresight Group, Prime Minister´s Office 

Tue 22 September 

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Five reasons for exponential hope
Antti Vasara, President & CEO of VTT
Lecture slides (pdf)

Technology Industries’ new normal – from COVID crisis to growth
Jaakko Hirvola, CEO, Technology Industries of Finland
Lecture slides (pdf)

Tue 29 September 

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Artificial Intelligence - a tool or a threat?
Antti Merilehto, Chief Growth Officer - Houston Analytics
Lecture slides (pdf)

What should we all know about the AI we interact with?
Meeri Haataja, CEO & Co-Founder, Saidot
Lecture slides (in Figma)

Tue 6 October 

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Why diversity & inclusion matter in technology and how to advance it
Katja Toropainen, Founder, Inklusiiv
Lecture slides (pdf)

Digital trust for safe, secure and prosperous societies
Kirsi Kokko, Head of Digital Trust Program, Business Finland
Lecture slides (pdf)

Tue 27 October   

Security as an enabler in technological development
Jarno Limnéll, Professor of Practice, Aalto University           
Lecture slides (pdf)  

Moving end user security to the cloud
Raimo Kantola, Professor of Networking Technology, Aalto University

Tue 10 November

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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

Tue 24 November

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Spooky Action at a Distance - How Weird Technology Can Help Save the World
Cristina Andersson, Entrepreneur and Tech-visionary
Lecture slides (pdf)

What really changes?
Tomas Nyström, Country Managing Director at Accenture Finland
Lecture slides (pdf)

More information

Jarno Limnéll, Professor of Practice, Aalto University
[email protected]
+358 40 5276173

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