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22 January 2018

Orchestrating for Excellence seminar; Helsinki, Finland; January 22nd, 2018

The seminar was held at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland on January 22nd, 2018 and was organized in cooperation by the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities and Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility services (AVM) ecosystem supporter Synocus Group. The seminar featured keynote speaker Professor David Teece, University of California at Berkeley, and invited participants of three ecosystems supported by Synocus Group, AVM, the logistics-focused Intralogistixx ecosystem (IXX), and the manufacturing-focused Manufacturing Excellence Finland (MEXFinalnd), as well as those interested in the development of ecosystems and dynamic capabilities.

See the program (below) for a full list of speakers:

  • 8:30 Coffee and registration
  • 9:00 Opening
    • Jarmo Heinonen, Director, Bioeconomy and Cleantech, Business Finland
    • Professor Ingmar Björkman, Dean, School of Business, Aalto University
    • Professor Tomi Laamanen, Chaired Professor of Strategic Management, University of St. Gallen
  • 9:30 Reflections on the application of dynamic    capabilities in practice
    • Professor David Teece, Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business, University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 The role of scenario thinking and forecasting tools                when meeting disruptions
    • Jari Kaivo-oja, Research Director, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku, Turku School of Economics
  • 11:30 Building a platform for sensing; case WALCC
    • Johan Wallin, Honorary Chairman, WALCC, Chairman, Synocus Group
    • Kari Lahti, General Manager, Perforamnce, Power Solutions, Fortum
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Capturing value and orchestration
    • Professor Christos Pitelis, Professor of strategy and sustainable competitiveness, University Ambassador (Business Research and Engagement), Brunel University, London
  • 13:30 Living the changes in the car industry; case Valmet                Automotive
    • Pasi Rannus, Executive Vice President, Valmet Automotive
  • 14:00 Reconfiguring; what social network theory can bring            to the table
    • Professor Kimmo Kaski, Aalto University
  • 14:30 Innovation potential in the Finnish wellbeing sector
    • Leo Kärkkäinen, Distinguished Research Leader, Nokia
  • 15:00 Concluding remarks
    • Professor Tomi Laamanen, University of St. Gallen
  • Coffee and networking
  • 16:00 End of seminar

Read more about the seminar at the WALCC’s website here.