Open World



Why Custom Software Should Be Open source, Open Data Business, Open APIs Boosting Business, Open Real-Time Interfaces in Transport and Traffic, Digitalization… There are plenty of sessions available on openness to explore and to learn about at Mindtrek 2017! As one of our core events, Open World will offer you a wide range of speeches and presentations. You will hear examples where utilizing open source code has transformed business models in traditional companies, as well as cases in which it has enabled growth and internationalization.


Come learn about the potential greatness and business opportunities provided by open technology solutions. The benefits of open tech can be reaped by businesses, governments, and educational institutions alike. This broadens collaboration and accelerates the creation of value across industries. Open World empowers us and increases transparency, allowing us to efficiently utilize all the data available for improving our businesses, as well as our society.



For whom

This event is for those interested in Open Source, Open Data or Open APIs who believe in sharing information so that others can modify it for alternatives uses or improve it. Open World brings together people from the private and public sectors to show us how we can all benefit from openness.



 Wednesday, September 20th 

10:00 – 10:45 Conference Keynote Steven M. LaValle, Huawei Technologies: ”Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: Where is it All Going?”
11:00 – 11:30 “Digitalization”, Markus Mannio, Tieto
13:00 – 13:30 “Why The Ecosystem Strategy is Your Most Important Strategy –How to Use Your Own, Open and Partner Data” Matti Saastamoinen & Laura Avonius
13:45 – 14:15 “Case Stories: Open APIs Boosting Our Business” Erno Launo & Roope Suomalainen
15:00 – 15:45 Conference Keynote Simon Giles, Accenture: “Will Smart Cities Ever Live Up To The Hype?”
16:00 – 16:30 “Shake It Up: FOSS as a Force for Culture Change” Karsten Gerloff, Siemens
16:45 – 17:15 “On Open Source: Happy Employees and a Better World – Case Chilicorn Fund” Sebi Tauciuc, Futurice
17:15 – 17:30 Open World Hero Award Ceremony

Thursday, September 21st

09:45 – 10:30 Conference Keynote Brie Code, Tru Luv Media: “The End Game”
10:45 – 11:15 “Why Custom Software Should Be Open Source” Panu Kalliokoski, Solita
12:45 – 13:15 Open World (TBA)
13:30 – 14.14 Conference Keynote Carol Chen, Red Hat: “Openess in The Culturally Diverse World and Communities”
14:30 – 15:00 “Jenny – Enabling People to Concentrate on Meaningful Conversations” Teemu Kinos, Get Jenny
15:45 – 16:15 “Open Smart City IoT” Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts, Ann Fournier & Alex Gluhak