Future Forum 2019

Hanasaari, Espoo


Upskilling the Workforce – New Opportunities for People and Organizations

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) holds huge potential for organizations of all sizes to grow their businesses through improved productivity. However, to fully reap the potential benefits, employees and managers will need re-training and upskilling to take on new processes and technology.

4IR is changing many companies’ entire revenue model and this requires new processes and a new way of thinking in the workforce, particularly focusing on multi-disciplinary teams focused on delivering the best service possible. Organizations need to think about technical skill gaps, but also about gaps in business culture, behaviours and management skills. Only a continuous reskilling approach will enable organizations and people to keep pace with the changes we experience in the digital age.


11.30     Registration

12.00    Welcome
Gunvor Kronman
, CEO, Hanaholmen

Technology – What opportunities does technology bring for upskilling the workforce?

Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman, Volvo Group, IVA and ERT
Timo Ahopelto, Founding Partner, Lifeline Ventures
Pekka Lundmark, CEO, Fortum
Anna Nilsson-Ehle, Chairwoman, Vinnova

13.30     Networking buffet and coffee

14.30     Education – Development of the education system

Anne Brunila, Chair of the Future Competence Panel, Ministry of Education and Culture
Kerstin Jacobsson, Director General, Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden
Petri Haltia, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Education and Culture
Ilkka Niemelä, President, Aalto University
Göran Sandberg, Professor, Executive Director, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

15.30     Networking Break

16.00     Business – How do companies tackle the upskilling-challenges?

Pär Lager, Board Member, Advisor, Writer
Susanne Ackum, Former Secretary of State
Malin Bendz, Executive VP, HR, Stora Enso
Karoli Hindriks, CEO and Founder, Jobbatical
Melker Jernberg, Executive VP Volvo Group, President Volvo Construction Equipment
Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of Nokia and F-Secure

17.00     Conclusions

Vesa Vihriälä, State Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, Professor of Practice, Helsinki Graduate School of Economics and former Managing Director, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)Board Member, Advisor, Writer

17.20     Cocktail Reception

19.00     End

Carl-Henric Svanberg
Chairman, Volvo Group, ERT and IVA
Pär Lager
Board Member, Advisor, Writer
Anne Brunila 
Chair of the Future Competences Panel, Ministry of Education and Culture
Kerstin Jacobsson 
Director General, Division for higher education, Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden
Vesa Vihriälä
State Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office
Kaius Niemi
Editor in Chief, Helsingin Sanomat
Helena Stålnert
Senior Advisor, Stålnert Kommunikation AB

Invitation only.

For more information: Project Manager Erik Lund, erik.lund(at)hanaholmen.fi


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