AI in Future Technologies


About this track

AI is utilized in numerous different ways and in almost every industry. It’s development is fast and possibilities limitless.

In this track we will take a look of how AI will shape the future, what do we need to take into consideration regarding its ethics, what AI can do for Smart City development and how can AI benefit your business.

Collaborative partner

AI Hub Tampere


AI for Smart City  Ethics of AI
AI in Mobility  |  Protection of Trend Technologies
Utilization of AI for different industries  |  And more…



Wednesday 29th | Room: iSense

08:30 Doors open
09:00 – 09:15 Opening speech  by Pekka Sivonen, Business Finland
09:15 – 09:45 CONFERENCE KEYNOTE, Smart & Connected Communities – Addressing cities challenges with refined data, Markus Wissmann, Director Smart + Connected Cities EMEAR at Cisco Systems 

AI in Future Tech | Room: 8

10:00 – 10:30 AI – to invest, or not to invest, that is the question, Joni Kämäräinen, Tampere University

10:40 – 11:10 Artificial Intelligence Impacting Our Life in Smart Cities, Iftikhar Ahmed, Senior Data Scientist, TietoEVRY

11:20 – 11:50 Building AI in Bank & Insurance- OP Journey since 2016, Antti Myllymäki, Head of Artificial Intelligence, OP Financial Group

11:50 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15-13:45 AI for UI: How AI technology may support human-technology interaction, Roope Raisamo, Tampere University

13:50-14:20 Autonomous vehicles – a challenge and an opportunity, Petri Kalske, Head of Operations, Unikie

14:20-14:50 Robot cars and their ecosystems,
Mikko Hurskainen, Roboride

14:50 – 15:20 Coffee

15:20-15:50 This is AI doing – applying artificial intelligence to business problems,  Heikki Sassi, Futuriot

16:00-16:30 The need for location intelligence, Tiia Palvimo, Telia

Thursday 30th | Room: iSense

08:30 Doors open
09:00 – 09:15 Opening speech by COSS ry and Open Word Hero Awards
09:15 – 09:45 CONFERENCE KEYNOTE, Application of AI in the real world, possible pitfalls in AI development and a look into Telia’s AI strategy,  Elin Allison, Telia Company

AI in Future Tech | Room: 8

10:00 – 10:30 New Interaction Paradigms in the Age of Artificial Intelligence – Human-AI Collaboration to Amplify the Mind, Albrecht Schmidt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

10:40 – 11:10 Towards customer centric operation with Data and AI, Pasi Lehtimäki, Principal Consultant, Data Analytics & Management, AI Capability Owner, Gofore

11:20 – 11:50 How to create AI-powered software to help patients and doctors and how to take regulation and ethics into account, Juha Vaaraniemi, Data Business Designer, Solita

11:50 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 13:45 Protection of trend technologies – IPR, Marjut Lattu-Hietamies, European Patent Attorney, Berggren

13:50 – 14:20 AI and cameras as traffic sensors – a case study, Marcus Nordström, Marshall AI

14:20 – 14:50 Open or shared data – challenges and opportunities, Marko Turpeinen, 1001 Lakes Avoin Data 

15:00 – 15:30 The state of the whole AI & ML sector in Europe and North America – research results from Catapult, Mikael Juntunen, CEO, Catapult

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee & networking

More updates coming soon…