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Finland Friday on Digital Solutions for the 4th Industrial Revolution

November 8, 2017


The next Finland Friday, organized by the Embassy of Finland in Singapore and SF100SG, takes place on Friday, 17 November 2017 from 1.30 pm to 6.00 pm. We will talk about several technologies and industry verticals, all of them promising good opportunities for joint innovation and business creation activities.


Participants will be an interesting mix of experts and leaders representing Singaporean and Finnish companies, government bodies and research institutions.


If you are interested in participating the event, please contact riku.makela@formin.fi at the Embassy of Finland.




1:30pm Registration & networking coffee


2pm Welcoming words by Ambassador Paula Parviainen


Digital Platform Economy – Summary of a report conducted for Finnish government
Mr. Riku Makela, Counsellor, Innovation and Trade Affairs, Embassy of Finland


Examples of disruptive solutions boosting the renewal of industry verticals (incl. IoT - internet of things, 5G - fast secure data transfer, AI - artificial intelligence, VR - virtual reality)

  • Massive IoT - Building shared success in Internet of Things, Mr Vafa Shams, Country Director, Australia NZ SE-Asia, Wirepas

  • 5G as an enabler, Mr Guillaume Mascot, Nokia


Users of technology: Examples of what is happening in different verticals and use cases (health, wellness and sports, maritime and ports, traffic and mobility, energy and environment)

  • Integrated Digital Delivery of Healthcare Facilities, Dr. Norman WU, Director, Healthcare Infrastructure Projects Division, MOH Holdings

  • Accelerating digital solutions in power industry, Mr Janne Lautanala, Wärtsilä


Dialogue Session: Panel discussion about future role of platforms and ecosystems enabled by digital technologies. Panelists:

  • Dr Wong, Chief Technology Officer, Healthcare Infrastructure Projects Division, MOH Holdings

  • Harri Hyvönen, Director, Strategy and City Development, City of Jyväskylä

  • Vafa Shams, Country Director, Australia NZ SE-Asia, Wirepas

  • Salla Pyyny, Service Business Designer, Palmu

  • Ted Jankowski, Head APAC, PlugIT

  • Ender Jiang, Founder, Hiverlab

Preventive medicine in elite team sports
Tiina Laitala-Leinonen, Adjunct Professor & ATC, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku



Networking Cocktails & Discussions on action stations:

  • PSA unBoxed: ports

  • MOHH: healthcare infrastructure


  • Government Technology Agency: smart nation- Smart city activities in Finnish cities Jyväskylä, Tampere and Turku

  • PlugIT: charging of electric cars

  • Wärtsilä: power sector

  • Hiverlab: AR/VR 

  • Wirepas: IoT

  • Nokia: 5G


  • 6pm Closing


Venue: Huone Events Hotel, 3D River Valley Road, #03-01 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023


Dress Code: Office Attire


Finland Fridays take place in November 2017 to link Finnish and Singaporean knowhow in key sectors of cooperation. The purpose is to wrap up the anniversary year celebrations of Finland’s 100 years of independence and to extend the bridges beyond 2017. 


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