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Perspectives on Successful Digital Transformation

  • Seminar
  • Technology and innovations
  • University-business cooperation
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Kuopio campus, Joensuu campus and online
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You are warmly welcomed to join the event titled: 

“Perspectives on successful digital transformation” from Wednesday 8 June afternoon to Friday 10 June 2022 morning. 

The goal of the event is to bring together businesses in Eastern Finland and globally to map out how to succeed in digital transformation projects in various business fields and address current digital transformation challenges, brainstorm future requirements, and potential cutting-edge solutions.

This event is free and part of the Building Up Digital Strategists, BUDS-project, run in collaboration with six European universities.

Tentative programme

Wednesday 8 June: What are the critical components of successful digital transformation projects?

12:00-12:15 Official event welcome and objectives - Corrado Cerruti and Juho Pesonen.
12:15-12:45 Sari Hallikainen, Taustamarkkinat BGMT.
12:45-13:15 Heikki Hautala, Praecom.
13:15-13:45 Felipe Piccirilo, Deloitte.
13:45-14:15 Coffee break.
14:15-14:45  Pasi Vänttinen, KPMG.
14:45-15:30 Panel discussion 1: Key barriers of digital transformation.
15:30-16:00 Setting the stage for Day 2 Padlet / virtual working space.
16:00-16:15 Day 1 closing remarks - Group workshop learnings - Day2 outlook.

Thursday 9 June: Experiences and best practices in successful digital transformation.

09:00-09:20 Corrado Cerruti, statistics from Digital Management Consultancy in Europe.
09:20-10:00 Toni Jarimo, Kesko.
10:00-10:30 Coffee break.
10:30-11:00 Tim Wallin, Gambit Group (virtually).
11:00-11:30 Minna Nousiainen, Enfo.
11:30-12:00 Joanna Hoffren, Sollertis - From individual training to process building
12:00-13:00 Lunch break.
13:00-13:45 Arkko Siltavuori, DGK.
13:30-14:00 Tim Huygh (Virtually).
14:00-15:00 Panel Discussion 2: Drivers of successful digital transformation.
15:00-15:15 Day 2 closing remarks: the key takeaways.

Friday 10 June: How to ensure capabilities in people for successful digital transformation?

09:00-09:15 Day3 opening
09:15-09:45 Keynote speaker on digital education, digital transformation, and blended learning.
09:45-10:15 Keynote speaker on digital education, digital transformation, and blended learning.
10:15-10:45 UEF Representative.
10:45-11:00 Coffee break.
11:00-12:00 Panel Discussion 3: capabilities in people for successful digital transformation
12:00-12:30 Event closing remarks, participants appreciation, and closure.

Event locations:
Kuopio campus: CA305, Canthia building, 3rd floor.
Joensuu campus: AU112, Aurora building, 1st floor, entrance A.
Online: Link for attendance online will be sent before the event to registered participants.

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