Four misconceptions about digitalization and working life
, Heidi Hammarsten
Digital Business Network brings together global key players, the latest and future topics and up-to-date information in digital business. Research conducted at Aalto University and other international universities meets the latest business cases within a global company network, providing new perspective and insight for taking organizations to an entirely new level of digitalization.
Digitalization brings complexity within organizations and broadens the spectrum of competencies needed for success. Digital Business Network is built on six cornerstones: technology, innovation, organization, strategy, data, and leadership. Over the course of the year, Digital Business Network members will gain a comprehensive view of current and future trends in digital business and a framework for understanding change with the help of world-class professors, researchers and keynote speakers.
Digital Business Network is helping its clients to move forward. Phenomena related to digitalization are discovered way before they become major players in the disruption game.
Five places per seminar available for each member organization. Additionally, limitless virtual webcast access available for all employees of the organization. Change is easier to execute when more employees have up-to-date information.
In Digital Business Network, you will get fresh insight from the latest university research knowledge combined with global company networks.
It seems that the most baffling question for managers and leaders is knowing which technologies to utilize for future success. And how should we manage these new combinations of machines and human beings? What kind of business advantage are we able to gain through blending the contemporary technology advantage with the best people skills? Digital Business Network is aiming to give answers to these questions.
Digital Business Network is for change agents – directors, business managers and experts seeking new standards and innovations for their organization in a rapidly changing business environment.
The Network is organization specific – seminars can only be attended by representatives from the member organizations.
Digital Business Network consists of six seminars held in Helsinki over the course of the year. During the day, we will always learn something completely new, and explore the themes through practical exercises.
The goal is to give participants a practical toolbox for managing transformation. Network power will be used in the learning process through group exercises and Thinkathons. Seminars are held in Helsinki city center and run from 09:00 to 15:00.
Keynotes from distinguished faculty
Toolbox for managing transformation
Group exercises and Thinkathons
Dr. Ville Eloranta is an expert in business model innovation (especially platform business models), distributed ledger technologies (especially open blockchain implementations), and design management (connecting design paradigms to management practice).
Dr. Eloranta is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Aalto University, School of Business. He is teaching future transdisciplinary professionals in International Design Business Management programs, and is also involved in the development of Network university Fitech (a transformative education endeavor of 7 biggest Finnish universities, Technology Industries of Finland, and TEK).
He is researching business models in decentralized business ecosystems, and has a solid track record of publications in top-level management journals.
Before joining academia, Dr, Eloranta worked nearly 20 years as a service designer and programmer, and design agency entrepreneur (founder of a 30-person company in 3 countries), solving digitalization challenges especially for big B2B customers.
Dr. Ville Eloranta holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management from Aalto University School of Science and Technology.
Risto Sarvas is professor of Practice and Head of the Information Networks program at Aalto University. Risto has a colourful history overlapping design, business, technology, and society.
The common denominator between these three roles is his endless enthusiasm to figure out how technology and society are intertwined: as a culture, in politics, in business, as well as in everyday life.
His research, teaching, and service design work have received several awards and much popularity.
Risto Sarvas holds a doctorate from Helsinki University of Technology in Media Technology.
Dr. 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.
Hertta Vuorenmaa is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Management at Aalto University School of Business. Her current research focuses on changing nature of work and changing people management, HRM in public and private organizations, digitalization, gender and qualitative research methods including ethnography.
Vuorenmaa is an experienced researcher and trainer. She has been working as a researcher in several large Academy of Finland funded research projects focusing on for example well being at work, people management and its various roles and gender inequalities.