SHIFT 2019 is around the corner and this year we participate in four panels. In addition, we host SHIFT attendees at AI Lounge together with the Finnish AI accelerator FAIA, where Finnish AI companies gather to discuss AI-driven business and solutions. Hope to see you at the panels and the AI Lounge!
HOW TO ONBOARD AI INTO YOUR BUSINESS? LESSONS LEARNED FROM TWO DIFFERENT APPROACHES
12:30–13:30 Westin stage
The AI journey of Finnair and that of another top Finnish company, Posti, will be shared on the first festival day at the panel entitled ‘How to onboard AI into your business? Lessons learned from two different approaches’.
The speakers include Juha Karstunen, Digital Transformation Lead at Finnair and Riku Tapper, Director of AI center-of-excellence at Posti. The panel will be moderated by Silo.AI Co-founder Ville Hulkko, who previously co-founded the computer vision startup Valossa.
AI: EDGE & AUTONOMOUS OPERATIONS
11:00–12:00 Westin stage
The second festival day starts with a more industrial and future-looking setup as the Westin stage is taken over by a panel focusing on ‘AI, Edge computing and autonomous operations‘.
Join Pauliina Kunvik, Director R&D and Product Management at Hiab, Jyri Kylä-Kaila, CEO at Epec and Jarkko Ruokojärvi, Global Business Development Manager at Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology to learn how these companies are leveraging these technologies and how they see their future. The panel is moderated by Silo.AI’s Lead AI Solutions Architect Niko Vuokko, former Director of Strategy & Business Development at Eniram (acquired by Wärtsilä).
DEPLOYING AI: ARE WE BEING HONEST ABOUT HOW HARD IT REALLY IS?
12:30–13:30 Kesäteatteri Stage
Friday continues with an awakening topic as Tero Ojanperä, Chairman at Silo.AI and Colin Shearer, Chief Strategy Officer at Houston Analytics discuss ‘Deploying AI: are we being honest about how hard it really is?’. Moderated by Alexander Törnroth who leads the Finnish AI accelerator FAIA, the panel focuses on what company leadership and boards of directors should do to transform their business systematically with AI.
CUT THE HYPE: AI TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE
15:30–16:30 Kesäteatteri Stage
Finally, the AI topic and SHIFT 2019 is closed by a keynote and panel on the current state of AI and the future developments. The discussion, entitled ‘Cut the hype: AI today and in the future’ starts off with a keynote from Yoshua Bengio, Professor at the University of Montreal and Founder of Element AI, who is considered the Father of Deep Learning.
The panel continues with Nordic AI pioneers including our Co-founder and CEO and Professor Of Practice At Hanken Peter Sarlin, Christian Guttmann, VP & Chief AI & Data Scientist at Tieto and Luka Crnkovic-Friis, CEO and Founder of Peltarion.