Matti Vesala: “Make noise. Tell stories. Be social.”

Matti Vesala is a Business Executive with Sofigate . He has a track reacord of over 12 years in leading sales and delivery of global IT services. Over the years he has witnessed the evolution of the core IT and the revolution of digitalization, especially in the telecommunications and media industries. He is passionate to find out how future digitalization and “robotisation” will be managed and how we will transform our leadership to maximize the benefits of digital and social businesses. In a short interview we posed a few questions about the importance of diversity and about knowledge management. Here are some insights he shared with us to share with you. Matti is one of our distinguished speakers at the conference.

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Diversity – A Blessing or a Curse?

Diversity at the workplace is a widely discussed topic. It is a well-known fact that diversity is a good thing and brings the best out of teams. At the same time, we also recognize that this same diversity causes misunderstandings and conflicts. So is diversity a valuable asset, or is it a huge risk after all?

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Building on Diversity Matters!

There are many good reasons for companies to increase gender diversity in their work force. Increased gender diversity can be a business boost in addition to being socially “the right thing to do”. The potential positive impacts apply to individual organizations and to a nation. Organizations succeed when they make the best use of all the skills available, whatever the background of the individuals (age, gender, education etc.)

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Innovation Track: The Human Touch of Innovation

Ville Karkiainen, Director of Culture and Transformation Programs at Hay Group, will use IDEO as a showcase of how Creativity and Design Thinking are used to transform customer experience. Ville goes beyond product design and demonstrates the actual process behind Innovation while providing insights to some of the “organisational” pre-requisites for implementing an Innovation culture within organizations.

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