10:00 Doors

10:20 Opening
Welcome words | Turku Business Region | Kari Sillanpää
Moderator of the day: Åbo Akademi | Sepinoud Azimi
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment | Mika Lintilä
City of Turku | Niko Kyynäräinen

10:45 AI situation in Finland and overseas
National Artificial Intelligence 4.0 programme | Jussi Herlin
Business Finland: Digital Mission | Janne Järvinen
Silo AI / FAIA: New Nordic State of AI report pre-launch (release date 8.11.) | Niko Vuokko
The Canadian AI Ecosystem | Peter Kurzwelly

12:00 Lunch break

13:00 Industrial examples, Maritime
Groke Technologies | Pontus Boström
Awake AI | AI applications in maritime logistics | Jussi Poikonen
Cargotec | How AI is reshaping energy recommendations and guarantees at Kalmar | Tomi Krogerus

14:00 Industrial examples, Health Tech
Privasa | What health professionals need to know about synthetic data | Tapio Pahikkala
BCB Medical | Bringing data to life | Jussi Salmi

14:20 Coffee and networking

15:10 Industrial examples continue
FAIR – Finnish AI Region (EDIH) | Kalle Toivonen

15:30 Interesting AI cases
a.i.mater Oy
ATR Soft Oy
HeadAI Oy
Lingsoft Group Oy

16:15 Panel discussion | Can AI slow down business growth?
Jussi Poikonen | Awake.AI
Jussi Salmi | BCB Medical Ltd
Sepinoud Azimi | Åbo Akademi University
Jussi Herlin | Kone Oy
Janne Järvinen | Business Finland
Niko Vuokko | Silo AI

17:00 Cocktails and networking

18:00: Side event: Turku.AI meetup at SparkUp
Quantum computing – the next big leap in computing?
Speakers: Michał Jankowski and Anton Nykänen


Meet the speakers

Jussi Herlin
Chair of the Artificial Intelligence 4.0 programme

Serves as Executive Vice Chair of the Board of KONE since 2021


Janne Järvinen
Business Finland

Janne Järvinen has over 25 years of national/international experience in lean/agile leadership, innovation, digitalization, and software engineering. He has work experience from various positions in software industry from programmer to VP Engineering in small and large software companies.


Peter Kurzwelly
The World’s best open AI ecosystem, and how the Nordics can leverage it

Peter Kurzwelly is a serial entrepreneur and business developer with 10+ years of experience working with startups and tech companies. He believes that the AI toolbox can help people and organizations solve some of our most challenging problems, and to do so we need to collaborate and build new partnerships. He is currently responsible for developing strategic partnerships for AI Sweden in Canada and works with supporting Swedish organizations in understanding how they can create value with AI.


Kalle Toivonen
City of Helsinki

Kalle Toivonen works as a Senior Specialist in City of Helsinki’s Economic Development division. Kalle’s focus area is to lead the digital testing platform theme which includes especially development projects in the field of new tech. At the moment the portfolio includes thematic of smart mobility, AI, air quality and 5G networks. Currently, Kalle is also acting as a coordinator and main contact for the FAIR EDIH.


Tomi Krogerus

Tomi Krogerus is working as a senior manager of the analytics & AI team at Cargotec’s Kalmar business area that offers cargo handling equipment and automated terminal solutions. The team is providing data based insights and analysis as well as developing data based services like Kalmar Maintenance Remote Support by using the data collected from the industrial equipment and other data assets of the company. The team is supporting the strategic development of Kalmar in the areas such as sustainability, electrification and digitalisation.


Jussi Poikonen

Jussi Poikonen, D.Sc.(Tech.), is a co-founder and vice president of AI and analytics at Awake.AI, where his team develops predictive analytics, machine learning models, and optimization algorithms for the Awake.AI smart port platform. Dr. Poikonen is also an adjunct professor of microelectronics at University of Turku, Finland and has published over 80 research articles on telecommunications, emerging technologies, and neuromorphic computing.


Niko Vuokko
Silo AI

Dr. Niko Vuokko, Chief Technical Officer, heads Silo AI’s product development, technology, and Silo AI site leads. He is actively involved in company strategy and business development and specializes in data-driven B2B. Niko holds an olympic medal in mathematics, PhD in data science, and a broad background in software. Niko is a former Director, Strategy and Business Development at Eniram, and he has co-founded, advised, and sat on the board of several digital startups.