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Graduate Diploma in Technology

Seize the Value of New Technologies

Graduate Diploma in Technology equips senior decision makers with the skills and competences needed to use novel technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics and cyber security, for driving organizational growth.

The program gives you the chance to deep dive into new technologies through real-life applications, and gain a better understanding of the practice, opportunities, and implications of using these technologies that are transforming your business environment.

By attending the program, you will also be better equipped for leading teams working with technologies, and be able to better lead innovation in your company now and in the future.

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Turn new technologies into real business benefits - Your enhanced competence will allow you to find actionable opportunities for streamlining and growing your organization.

Gain insight from the action - You will truly understand the operating logic of emerging technologies from hands-on workshop experience.

Learn from the best experts - Closely supported by our world-class instructors, you will learn the context as well as the latest applications and theory of cutting-edge technologies.

Contents and Schedule

The Graduate Diploma in Technology program consists of eight 2-day modules.

The face-to-face modules with experts and industry speakers are complemented by unique online modules, company cases as well as group and individual assignments during and between the program modules, which will provide immediate benefits for your work and organization.


This program prepares you to become an ambassador for incorporating new technologies into your organization’s business model and leveraging their potential value, and to discover how individual technologies function to truly understand the optimal way of linking them with your organization's existing operations.

Gain an in-depth understanding of the digital technologies and tools that are transforming your work and business environment
Learn the core concepts and operating logic of the latest technologies and their potential business applications
Discover new ways to create value with current technologies
Get a chance to tap on the expertise of a world-class faculty on your business case and current technology challenges
Develop the ability to track future technologies and their impact on business and organizations


The Graduate Diploma in Technology program is designed for top management and senior decision makers with extensive experience in the business but a lack of concrete experience of how latest technologies work.

The program is beneficial for business leaders, who want to understand beyond the buzzwords of what new technologies mean and seek a better understanding of the practice, opportunities, and implications of using the technologies that are transforming their organizations, business competition, and operating environments.


Key Faculty

Jaakko Lehtinen

Jaakko Lehtinen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University and a research scientist at NVIDIA Research. Prior to that, he spent a few years as a postdoc with Frédo Durand at MIT.

Professor Lehtinen is an expert in computer graphics and computer vision, in particular realistic image synthesis, appearance acquisition, and procedural animation.

Kari Hiekkanen

Kari Hiekkanen is 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 Industrial Internet and Digitalization of Industries. Hiekkanen is an expert on Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

Juuso Liesiö

Juuso Liesiö is Associate Professor of Management Science in the Department of Information and Service Management at Aalto University School of Business.

Professor Liesiö’s research interests lie in decision analysis and prescriptive analytics with a focus on modeling incomplete preference information and uncertainties in decision support. In these areas, he has developed novel theory, methods, algorithms, and computer software. This research has been published in leading journals in the field such as the European Journal of Operational Research, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and Decision Analysis.

The application areas of Professor Liesiö’s research include, for example, R&D portfolio selection, strategy building, infrastructure asset management, procurement optimization, supply chain planning, and production planning.

Jukka Luoma

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Jukka Luoma is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Aalto University School of Business, specializing in strategic marketing.

Professor Luoma is an expert in competitive dynamics, market-oriented strategies, and the use of models and data in organizational decision making.

He has also had visiting scholar positions at the Darden School of Business and McIntire School of Commerce, both at the University of Virginia.

Mika Pantzar

Mika Pantzar is a Professor of Consumer Citizenship in Consumer Society Research Centre at the University of Helsinki.

Pantzar is an expert in big data, large data sets of various forms (human physiology, netnography, social media etc.).

Jarno Limnéll

Jarno Limnéll is a Professor of Practice in Cyber Security at Department of Communications and Networking at Aalto University. He is also the CEO of Tosibox Ltd.

He has been working with security issues for more than 20 years, and he has the profound understanding of the global threat landscape, combined with the courage to address the most complex issues.

Professor Limnéll holds a Doctor of Military Science degree in Strategy from the National Defense University in Finland; a Master of Social Science degree from Helsinki University; and an Officer's degree from the National Defense University. Professor Limnéll has published a comprehensive list of works on security issues.

Ville Kyrki

Ville Kyrki is an Associate Professor of intelligent machines at Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation at Aalto University.

Professor Kyrki is an expert in intelligent robotic systems and robotic vision with a particular emphasis on developing methods and systems that cope with imperfect knowledge and uncertain senses.

Teemu Roos

Teemu Roos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki.

Professor Roos is an expert in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. He has developed applications of AI in areas such as mobile computing, genomics, epidemiology, quantum physics, and digital humanities.

Robin Gustafsson

Robin Gustafsson is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalto University.

Professor Gustafsson's research focuses on corporate- and business strategy formulation and strategizing in industry shifts. He is an expert in narrative strategies in nascent industries and markets, platform strategy, and strategy and organization of open research, innovation, and platforms.

Jaakko Hollmén

Jaakko Hollmén is Chief Research Scientist at the School of Science and Technology at Aalto University. Hollmén’s research focuses on machine learning, data mining, and artificial intelligence. He has a special interest in predictive analytics.

Hollmén has more than 20 years experience in data analytics, both in manufacturing industry and university research. He is a founding member of Northlet Ltd., which offers analytics services and consulting for companies aiming to improve their usage of analytical tools. In 2017, Hollmén was a key organizer of ECML-PKDD 2017 – the biggest conference in machine learning and data mining in Europe.

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