Program and Speakers

Morning session: Opening of the Conference – Key note by Carl Haglund – “Change Ourselves” by Jane Morgan

During the day: Two tracks of presentations and a parallel Agile workshop

Afternoon session: Key note by Jaakko Eskola – “one for the road” presentation to prepare you for after-conference life – closing


Carl Haglund – a Finnish politician, former chairman of the Swedish People’s Party and the former Minister of Defence – is running a big project in his current position as the CEO for the Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group; constructing a second-generation €1bn biofuel refinery in Ajos, Kemi, Finland. In his keynote Carl will touch various aspects of Change – from change in public sector to change in energy sector and “his project” – as well as the personal aspect of change in his own career.


Jaakko Eskola – Wärtsilä CEO – will give a keynote on “A global leader in a changing world”. How the world is changing, how Wärtsilä changes and how the projects and project management at Wärtsilä change.


Jane Morgan, Senior Consultant & Coach with International Institute for Learning (IIL), will discuss how being open to and willing to not only embrace, but to actively seek out opportunities for change ourselves, makes us more agile and effective at managing transformational change projects. “Change Ourselves! –Becoming more effective Change Agents through our Own Personal Journeys of Change”.


Tuomas Paasonen, Tuomas Paasonen, Lead recruiter at Futurice

In his presentation Tuomas will describe how the company culture can drive results. He speaks based on his own experience – having moved from the “software development side” to HR function. How do courage and openness show in the company culture? How do you lead by giving freedom? .. and drive for results?


Elina Laine, supplier manager of Stockmann Plc

In the Conference Elina will speak about how they went live with a new distribution centre with 100 employees, brand new warehouse management system, and new warehouse automation system. This is a major change. For Stockmann’s in-house logistics this changed everything: processes, ways of working, working times, teams, supervisors… In her speech Elina will tell how they prepared for the change, how they managed it, and did they survive.

Tuomo Haukkovaara, Vice President, Solutions, IBM Nordic will speak about ‘Entering into the next era in Information Technology: Cognitive.’

Olli Seppänen, Professor, Operations Management in Construction at Aalto University is doing research on several “hot topics” in construction, like Big data, Mobile solutions, Digitalization, etc. We’ll get his view how construction projects are Changed.

Ville Rautio from Elisa Appelsiini brings us their view on digitalization.

Did you already hear about “Project Management 3.0”? You did or did not.. in the conference we have a presentation on this ;=)

We’ll also have several case studies – projects and project management – presented by speakers like Asko Kauppi from Zalando.