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Raghunath Koduvayur

Head of Strategic Marketing, Tieto

Europe´s leading startup event, Slush 2017 has sent out a call for solvers and we are proud to partner with them as a main sponsor again this year. Together, we will be seeking solutions to the challenges that we face as a society and the ones that our partners face in business. More

Miikka Korja

Chief Innovation Officer, Associate Professor, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Helsinki University Hospital (HUS)

The sexy media hype around healthcare big data analytics has not started to fade away, yet very few - if any - healthcare organizations have succeeded in living up to the hype. More

Nikita Akmaikin

Head of Sensor as a Service, Tieto

The Internet of Things (IoT) has grown much bigger in the last couple of years. Better sensors, better infrastructure and a better ability to analyse the data it produces have all contributed to a booming industry. However, technical limitations still hinder the effectiveness of IoT sensors in some scenarios. But very soon, one of those limitations will be removed with the introduction of Bluetooth 5 wireless technology. More

Kimmo Alaniska

Head of Healthcare, Tieto

Social welfare and healthcare technology will develop even more rapidly in the future. No system supplier is the best in the world in all ​​social welfare and healthcare specialty areas, and a large amount of new technology innovations are born in start-ups globally. More

Sofia Ekblom

Communications Manager, Tieto

When I first joined Tieto a year ago, I was sceptic towards the new office where no one had assigned seats and we were encouraged to wear badges that tracked how we moved within the building. “No way I’m putting on a tracker”, I thought and got flashbacks from George Orwell’s 1984. Well, a year later I can say that everything turned out to be a completely different experience! More

Enhanced reality is more real than it might seem

October 26, 2017. | Ksenia Avetisova, Data-Driven Businesses, Tieto

Ksenia Avetisova

Head of Enhanced Reality Lab & Strategic Innovation Lead, Data-Driven Businesses, Tieto

Augmented World Expo EU is the largest industry event in Augmented & Virtual technology. It brought dedicated enthusiasts, startups and research institutions together with corporations and large companies taking the AR & VR solutions into use in various industries. The conference provided us with valuable insights to fuel our journey with the Tieto Enhanced Reality Lab to explore the opportunities in the area together with our partners, customers and users. More

Patrik Etelävuori

Head of Concepts and Innovations - Facilities, Tieto

Nordic PropTech Summit at Epicenter Stockholm gathered the real estate industry for a day to challenge the chosen truth and start asking why are we doing what we are doing and what´s the purpose. It is commonly clear, that we need to work together to create a common platform to help clear the scattered solution jungle into user centric usable path with hopefully an excellent user experience. More

Tuukka Arola

Lead Big Data Architect, Tieto

Talk to many IT pros today and one term you're likely to hear quickly is data lakes. In an environment where the amount of information available to businesses has grown hugely in recent years, organisations need efficient ways of managing and analysing this information - and the answer is increasingly recognised as being data lakes. More

Riina Virtanen

Marketing Manager, Tieto

What happens if you put 5000 participants from startups together with like minded corporations and investors in the same room? Magic! But, how easy is it to do magic in the context of business environment? Innovation is not a trick. It’s not based on good luck. It needs hard work and self-discipline. It needs to create value to have business potential. That was one of the topics at STHLM Tech Fest - to build bridges between corporations and the startup community to enable faster innovation and accelerate business growth. More

Patrik Etelävuori

Head of Concepts and Innovations - Facilities, Tieto

Our holistic design approach to create the Tieto 2.0 Work Environment, including Technology, Space, Experience & Sustainability has now been achieved within all areas of our current scope. The rewards and achievements naturally goes to show that it is not just us talking, but our efforts and bold approach is being noticed. More

Ksenia Avetisova

Head of Enhanced Reality Lab & Strategic Innovation Lead, Data-Driven Businesses, Tieto

What does innovation mean to you? I see it as essential component of future success in business. Transformation of all industries is inevitable, and constantly ongoing, so enterprises are looking at how they can take advantage of this fact and come up with new ways of addressing their customers' needs. More

Matti Ristimäki

Director of Data-Driven Businesses in Health, Wellbeing and Public, Tieto

How to create a proactive healthcare strategy? More

Patrik Etelävuori

Head of Concepts and Innovations - Facilities, Tieto

“The planetary-scale computer fed by a trillion sensors will drive a global industrial internet”, Larry Smarr, Professor, University of California, San Diego. This is both overwhelming and exiting at the same time. More

Cristina Petrescu

Executive Vice President, Public, Healthcare & Welfare, Tieto

Artificial Intelligence is taking great strides forward. Some people associate the concept with only industrial or technological contexts. Yet, it may produce its greatest benefits for the society, especially within the public, health and welfare sectors. More

Matti Vakkuri

Head of technology, Industrial Internet, Tieto

Autonomous vehicles are a global phenomenon, and the field has taken huge leaps forward in the past 15 years. If a decade ago someone told me that we’d have cars with true self-driving capabilities in 2015, it would have been very hard for me to believe. More

Patrik Etelävuori

Head of Concepts and Innovations - Facilities, Tieto

I've discussed before how today's office spaces need to evolve in order to meet the demands of the new, digital way of working. And here at Tieto, we feel it's important to be at the forefront of this. That's why we've recently overhauled our campus at Keilalahti to be more intelligent, more empathic and more in line with the way people work today. More

Michiel Terlouw

Lead Service Designer, Tieto

The theme of Finland’s centenary celebration year is ‘Together’. As part of Tieto’s contribution to the Finland 100 celebrations, our international design community organized a two-days Design Jam with a strong focus on Inclusive Design. More

Marc Salas Martínez

Innovation Coach, Tieto

Getting a business idea from the drawing board to reality can be a long and complex process, and startups will need to overcome many hurdles along the way. Therefore, it's crucial that innovative entrepreneurs are able to access the support and coaching they need to succeed. More

Riina Virtanen

Marketing Manager, Tieto

Corporations are in a need to find new ways to speed up their clock-speed and take input from the startup world for innovation. Both sides have their own strengths. When corporations have resources, existent customer base, processes and industry knowledge, have startups fresh ideas, agility, will-power and growth-minded attitude. More

Tomi Teikko

Director, Intelligent Building, Tieto

When it comes to building maintenance, old business models are dying quickly. Traditional solutions such as contracted cleaning, where a company agrees a deal to come in for a fixed number of hours a week, are unsustainable in the long-term as they become less profitable. More

Tuomo Saramaa

Director of Strategy and Service Excellence and Member of the Management Board of ISS Palvelut, ISS Palvelut

Today's digital environment means the workplace is changing I don't just mean the way people work - though that's certainly evolving as technologies such as mobile and flexible working become more commonplace. But the actual workspaces themselves are also undergoing a revolution in order to cope with the greater demands of their users. More

Patrik Etelävuori

Head of Concepts and Innovations - Facilities, Tieto

Digital transformation affects every part of a business, and it's at the heart of what we do also at Tieto. But one area that's often overlooked is the workplace itself, as many companies still rely on the same processes and ways of thinking they did when people relied on typewriters and filing cabinets. More

Matti Ristimäki

Director of Data-Driven Businesses in Health, Wellbeing and Public, Tieto

Smart services have also become the key theme in the dialogue on citizen services. The data and possibilities already exist, but the beef is in how smart services are built and how we can make them deliver business value in an agile way. High-quality, rich data can provide valuable information to support business processes. More

Tuomo Saramaa

Director of Strategy and Service Excellence and Member of the Management Board of ISS Palvelut, ISS Palvelut

Recently, ISS and Tieto ran an innovation track at Junction - Europe's largest hackathon - hunting for new solutions for the intelligent building market. The two-day event was a great success, and I'm really excited to see how the insight we gained gets turned into real-world applications with Tieto's help. More

Taneli Tikka

Head of Innovation Incubation, Data Driven Businesses, Tieto

Although people will not be needed to do administrative supervisory work (management) in the era of robotics, people will still be called upon to provide leadership. Only people can specify and decide which types of leadership are required in each situation. More

Taneli Tikka

Head of Innovation Incubation, Data Driven Businesses, Tieto

Advanced technology – robotics and artificial intelligence – is enabling multi-levelled expert organizations to transform into organizations containing only frontline employees, experts and senior managers. This leads to flatter organizations as middle managers are no longer needed. In the future, most present organizational and management models may be thrown on the scrapheap as a result of robotics. More

Driving data innovation at Elo Data Science Hack hackathon

November 11, 2016. | Niko Reunanen, VTT Technical Research | Arttu Lämsä, VTT Technical Research

Niko Reunanen

Research Scientist, VTT Technical Research

Arttu Lämsä

Research Scientist, VTT Technical Research

Last month, we attended a hackathon organized by Elo Pension Company and Tieto - one which we were fortunate enough to get one of the additional prizes. We were chosen by Tieto Data-Driven Business unit as a team using data in the most valuable way. It was a fantastic experience and one that showcased just how exciting the possibilities for data in business are. More

Jan Ameri

Chief Innovation Officer, ArcticStartup

Jan Ameri

Chief Innovation Officer, ArcticStartup

Around 15 years ago, talk began of actively open innovation, and today more than 50 percent of Fortune 500 companies work actively together with start-ups in one way or another. Systematic co-operation through various kinds of programs has been more prominent during the last five years. More

Ari Järvelä

Head of Data-Driven Businesses, Tieto

Last night, we had a pleasure to kick off the Tieto Data Incubator with pitching competition with an amazing group of people from the international startup scene. The pitches were very well prepared, atmosphere cozy and bubbly, and I hope the whole audience felt energized after the evening. At least I did! More

Anna Koskinen

Development manager, Elo Pension Company

According to biohacker Teemu Arina we are all robots. We are programmable slaves of habit whose behaviour is based on the information encoded in us. More

Turkka Keskinen

CIO, UPM

Innovations, efficiency and sustainability guide our business. We want to help our customers to succeed with products and solutions that create a sustainable future. That's why fostering innovation and finding new ways of using data are so important to us, and why digitalization is becoming such a key part of what we do. That’s why we want to support Biofore by Digiforce! More

Some time back, I was invited to speak in our partner's m-brains marketing intelligent conference about analytics in IoT in London. Naturally, having been granted such an opportunity, I also attended the discussions around measuring the success of analytics, or preferably in this context, measuring the business value of marketing intelligence. More

Peter Koning

VP Sales, Simularity

In the recent AI thriller Ex Machina, the setting for the reclusive tech millionaire Nathan was scripted to be located in Alaska. However, one of the main set locations used in the filming of the movie was actually conducted in Norway. Can you imagine Norway – or any other Nordic country for that matter – being the scene for advanced killer robots with artificial intelligence? More

Taneli Tikka

Head of Innovation Incubation, Data Driven Businesses, Tieto

Superproductivity leans on the application of technology, so technology choices are in a determining role and they must anticipate even significant changes of direction. More

Jani Hyppönen

Head of Marketing, Industrial and Consumer Services & Data-Driven Business, Tieto

More and more brand value is co-created in an ecosystem, as agile, innovative ways of working become the norm in established companies. More

Taneli Tikka

Head of Innovation Incubation, Data Driven Businesses, Tieto

In the era of robots, organisations can be divided into four main types. Robotics can have a determining or assisting role in an organisation but in addition, cooperation in an organisation can focus either on robots or on other people. Often the winning combination will be both; teams of people, artificial intelligence and robots working together in unison. More

Data is the new water

September 21, 2016. | Ari Järvelä, Tieto

Ari Järvelä

Head of Data-Driven Businesses, Tieto

Tieto sees data as the new water – the prime driver for human experience and economic value in the future. To help Nordic companies to pursue the significant opportunities of the data-driven world, and for Tieto to reach its strategic aim of being customers’ first choice for business renewal, we have established a New Data-Driven Businesses unit. More

Intuition by definition means something that you feel is the right thing to say/do but you cannot specify the logic behind that. The importance of intuition is widely acknowledged and many leaders and business executives underline the need for intuition is their line of business. Even further, in some cases people quite openly share, when asked how they have come to a certain conclusion or why they acted in a certain way, that they’ve trusted to their intuition. More

When a machine takes control

September 13, 2016. | Taneli Tikka, Tieto

Taneli Tikka

Head of Innovation Incubation, Data Driven Businesses, Tieto

At best, an organisation in the era of robots is like a Buddha enlightened through critical thinking. It continuously searches for answers to questions: What are we doing? Which problem exactly are we trying to solve? What else or more important could we be doing? And how to lead people to the path of enlightenment, raising them to ultimately become masters? More

Tomi Teikko

Director, Intelligent Building, Tieto

In the past, one of the biggest challenges when designing and planning an office environment was that it wasn't easy to predict exactly how and when a space would be used. More

Christian Segersven

Executive Vice President, Tieto Financial Services

There is a big dilemma in the Nordic insurance sector. The Nordic marketplace has been overrun with innovation over the past few decades. As new products, services and business models have revolutionized most sectors, the Nordic insurance industry has mostly been trapped in stasis. More

Tomi Teikko

Director, Intelligent Building, Tieto

When it comes to how we work, things are changing. The old routine of the nine-to-five office day is on the way out as more employees demand the ability to choose when, where and how they do things. More

Magnus Bogren

Lead Consultant, Tieto Financial Services

Digitalization is making waves in the finance and insurance industries. Thanks to the rapid emergence of digital advice, in only a couple years we might see a radical re-structuring of the Swedish pension insurance market. But digital advice might have long lasting and foundation-shaking effects to the insurance and financial industries as a whole. More

Kimmo Alkio

CEO & President, Tieto

Digitalization has turned software and services sector as key enabler for business renewal. Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities laying ahead and announced its new strategy for 2016 - 2020 late March.  More

Sukant Panda

Head of Infra Advisory Service, Tieto

Sameer Khan

Business Consultant (MS), Tieto

Before an organisation invests in technology to draw value from data, it needs to ask: "What should this actually do for us?" More

Brains versus AI

April 6, 2016. | Taneli Tikka, Tieto

Taneli Tikka

Head of Innovation Incubation, Data Driven Businesses, Tieto

If we aim for AI that is smarter than human, then it is implied that it will at least have to surpass the human brain in one capacity or another. The brain is also the best benchmark we have available. More

Taneli Tikka

Head of Innovation Incubation, Data Driven Businesses, Tieto

Current Machine Learning and AI systems are becoming impressive and useful. Lately, as the Head of Industrial Internet for Tieto, I have seen several promising examples of systems that automatically decipher and predict faults in complex industrial systems and machinery. These systems understand language, simulate conditions, strategize and even forecast the future. This is the frontline of how industries are digitalizing and transforming. Companies that don’t embrace this new source of created value are at a serious risk of falling behind. The impacts of this technology to efficiency, customer experience and higher generated value are significant. Luckily, it is getting easier to reap these benefits too. Thresholds and requirements for investing are rapidly decreasing, and the technology in this space is also maturing. More

Taneli Tikka

Head of Innovation Incubation, Data Driven Businesses, Tieto

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is one of the most exciting possibilities for the future of software. It is also an incredibly complex field of research and very much a work in progress. It is impossible to blog about this topic without touching on the science and technology beneath it, which makes it a challenging subject to both write and read about. More

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