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Data, Analytics and AI for Leaders

Competitiveness Through Leading with Data

Data, analytics, and artificial intelligence are rapidly changing the world and creating new opportunities and demands for novel solutions. Current debate focuses primarily on future prospects and threats, but how should these aspects be defined and taken into account in strategies and operating models? And what can we expect from the future?

The Data, Analytics and AI for Leaders program contains two modules that last between 2 to 3 days. The module in November provides a comprehensive and strategic perspective on modern analytics and its uses. The training days combine strategy and theory with practical analytical examples. After completing the module, you will have gained an understanding of the importance of analytics, how data is used to create value, and the prerequisites for excellent analytics.

The April module provides a practical and comprehensive overview of artificial intelligence, various technologies and their impact on business and management. Led by leading researchers in the field, the program focuses on issues such as the applications of artificial intelligence, the prerequisites for its implementation, new business models, and future skill requirements.

The Autumn module will be organized in Finnish. If you start in Spring, all modules are held in English.

Program Information in Finnish


After completing the program, you will have an excellent understanding of artificial intelligence, data, and analytics, and how they affect your business. You will understand the fundamentals and applications of the most typically used technologies and the strengths of both humans and AI. You will know what executives can demand from business data and learn how to identify the basis and requirements for building a data-driven business environment and culture of analytics.

Master key concepts related to artificial intelligence, data, and analytics
Learn how to identify, build, and organize your company’s analytics maturity level
Understand the challenges and opportunities created by AI for businesses – and how to take these into account in your business model and strategy


This program is intended for senior executives and business developers. It is suitable for people whose focus is more on business development than on technology.

The program is suitable for CEOs, business managers, development managers, digital managers, strategy managers, CFOs and CIOs, and many other roles.

Contents and Schedule

This training covers the key themes concerning data, analytics, and artificial intelligence that are crucial for every leader. The program delves into the business opportunities created by various technologies, knowledge management, data strategy, and data visualization.


The duration of the program is five days. In addition to the contact days, the program includes case examples, group work and assignments, articles, and constant interaction throughout the modules. You will also be eligible to participate in the “Essentials of Data and Analytics” and “Introduction to Digital Transformation Technologies” online courses.



Henri Schildt

Henri Schildt is a tenured professor with a joint appointment at the Aalto University School of Business (Management & Organizations) and the School of Science’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Management.

His research interests span technology strategy, organizational change, and strategy process (with specific interest in reasoning under uncertainty and the use of data analytics). He is currently heading two research programmes on data-driven management and the management of digitalization in Finnish manufacturing companies. Henri Schildt completed his PhD at Helsinki University of Technology in 2007.

Kari Hiekkanen

Kari Hiekkanen is a Research Fellow at Department of Computer Science at Aalto University. He has extensive experience in various IT management and leadership roles in R&D and management consulting.

Hiekkanen has over 20 years of experience in combining IT and strategy in various industries. He has a solid knowledge of IT management practices, enterprise architecture, and IT governance both, as a practitioner and, as an educator. His research interests include the industrial Internet and digitalization of Industries. Hiekkanen is an expert on machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence.

Pekka Malo

Pekka Malo is Associate Professor of Statistics and Business analytics at Aalto University School of Business.

Malo’s key areas of expertise are machine learning and artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, semantic information retrieval, statistical natural language processing, and multiobjective optimization.

Pekka Malo has a Ph.D. in Economics from Aalto University School of Business 2007. In addition, he holds a Master's Degree in Mathematics from University of Helsinki and a Master's Degree in Finance from Aalto School of Business.

Tomi Kauppinen

Tomi Kauppinen is Head of Aalto Online Learning and a Docent of Media Technology at Aalto University.

His passion is to create, study and teach information visualization, spatial thinking, cognitive systems/artificial intelligence & online/blended learning design.

Program Fee and Registration

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