Program

The theme of the alumni day is ”Brave New Work – the future of business school graduates” and it will be discussed from different perspectives with the School’s alumni, academic community and other influental societal actors.  

The seminar will be held in the main building of Aalto University School of Business, Runeberginkatu 1416.

The language of the session is indicated in brackets (in English (EN), in Finnish (FI)).

12:00 – 13:00

Registration in the Entrance lobby

13:00 – 23:00

Business 3.0 showroom

Room: C239 (2nd floor)

 

During the entire alumni day, you have the possibility to learn more about the School of Business building project and discuss with the project’s key persons. During the dinner, you can also meet, among others, the School’s Dean in the showroom.

13:00 – 14:30

 

“Brave New Work — the future of business school graduates” main seminar

Room: Assembly hall / Juhlasali

 

Welcoming words (EN)

Ingmar Björkman, Dean,
Aalto University School of Business

Keynote: ”Brave New Work – the future of business school graduates” (EN)

Casper von Koskull, President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Nordea Bank AB (publ)

Panel discussion: “Ekonomien työn tulevaisuus” (FI)

Moderator: Vesa Puttonen, Professor of Finance, Aalto University School of Business
Panelists: Taavi Heikkilä, Chairman and CEO of SOK Corporation, Casper von Koskull, President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Nordea Bank AB (publ), Heikki Malinen, President and CEO of Posti, Kristiina Mäkelä, Provost and Professor of International Business at Aalto University and Marianne Vikkula, Previous CEO of Slush

14:30 – 15:15

 

Coffee break

Venue: Entrance lobby and restaurant Rafla

15:15 – 16:15

Parallel sessions, part 1.

 

Egoistisesta keulakuvasta nöyräksi palvelijaksi – Murros johtajan roolissa (FI)

Room: Assembly hall / Juhlasali

Tilaisuudessa pohditaan, miten johtajiin kohdistuvat odotukset muuttuvat ja millainen johtajuus tuottaa positiivisia tuloksia tulevaisuuden organisaatioissa.

Olli-Pekka Kauppila, Assistant Professor, Aalto University School of Business

Smart contracting – the new environment of business (EN)

Room: Amer Sports, A-401

Smart contracts, based on self-enforcing computer programs, are disrupting the markets in banking, capital markets and many other industries, especially those adopting platform economy structures. But all contracts are not perfect as concerns consent for the lawfulness of interactions being automatized. There is no room for alternative interpretations because a machine does not really understand in the sense of a state of mind with all its possible variations, even code language. In agreements fixed onto the blockchain technology on the basis of a human mistake, fraud or at a gunpoint, for example, execution would be inevitable. For legislation, it is now the perfect moment to learn to understand smart contracts and come to grips with its effects.

Matti Rudanko, Professor, Aalto University School of Business, Maria Claudia Solarte-Vásquez, University Lecturer, Tallinn University of Technology, Helena Haapio, Contract Innovator, Lexpert Oy, Petri Aukia, CEO, Codento Ltd., Nina Rudanko, Executive Director, Fintech Finland Association, Jenni Hakkarainen, doctoral student, University of Helsinki and Jorma Yli-Jaakkola, Counsel, Borenius.

Walking a thousand miles in their shoes: the imperative of developing a deep understanding of consumers and competitors in contemporary marketing (EN)

Room: A-304

While the accelerating accumulation of data and data processing technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence) provides increasing opportunities for understanding consumers and competitors, these tools cannot fully replace ‘softer’ methods that generate deep insights about different market actors. This session discusses recent advances in (soft) methods for developing rich and nuanced insights about consumers and competitors. We focus on methods that systematize the process of thinking from the point of view of other people—in particular, consumers and competitors—in order to craft creative strategies and marketing.

Jukka Luoma, Assistant Professor, Aalto University School of Business & Eric Arnould, Visiting Professor, Aalto University School of Business

Syökö Fintech rahoituksen alan työpaikat? (FI)

Room: Wihuri (Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto), C-350

Tässä tilaisuudessa professori Vesa Puttonen haastattelee Jaakko Eteläahoa, Antti Suhosta ja Antti Beltiä Fintechin vaikutuksista rahoitusalalla.
Onko Fintech muoti-ilmiö vai muuttaako se rahoituksen työmarkkinat pysyvästi?

Vesa Puttonen, Professor, Aalto University School of Business, Antti Suhonen, Professor of Practice, Aalto University School of Business, Jaakko Eteläaho, Director, Nordea Corporate & Investment Banking & Antti Belt, Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Shifting gears – thriving in the fourth industrial revolution (EN)

Room: SOK, A-301

Looking at the trends that define the fourth industrial revolution, the unique human skills which will increasingly determine our competitiveness, and designing new ways of living and working to ensure individual and business success.
Will technological progress lead to mass unemployment and drastic wage decline?
Will the productivity growth be driving of well-paid jobs?
What are the new tasks created by automation?

Matti Liski, Professor Aalto University School of Business, Annastiina Hintsa, COO, Hintsa Perfomance & Antti Kauhanen, Chief Research Scientist, ETLA

Pätevätkö toimitusketjujen johtamisen tutut opit uudistuvassa toimintaympäristössä? (FI)

Room: Fazer, C-331

Uudet teknologiat ja geopoliittiset muutokset muokkaavat toimitusketjuja radikaalisti. Vieläkö toimitushallinnan tutut ja tutkitut teesit pitävät paikkansa muuttuvassa ympäristössä? Tule mukaan keskustelemaan aiheesta logistiikan alumnien ja professorien kanssa.

Katri Kauppi, Associate Professor, Aalto University School of Business, Katariina Kemppainen, Professor of Practice, Aalto University School of Business, Johanna Lampinen, COO, Demos Helsinki, & Jyrki Vainionpää, CEO, Adven Group

16:15 – 16:30

Moving to the next parallel session

16:30 – 17:30

Parallel sessions, part 2.

 

The future of work and the work of the future – myths and powerful predictions (EN)

Room: Marila

Some of the questions reflected upon during the session can be stated as follows: How are work and leadership adapting in the digital era? Is there such a thing as the fourth industrial revolution? Does creative disruption prevail and do organizations survive as they are and still be able to innovate and create competitive advantage? What is more important now and in the future: experience, competence or potential? How can organizations and countries manage and attract talent?

Riitta Lumme-Tuomala, Head of Growth, Aalto University Executive Education

Changing nature of work – Changing people management? (EN)

Room: Juhlasali

This session discusses digitalization of work and what it means for people management. We will critically reflect on various aspects of the changes using latest research results as well as practical aspects from organizations.

Hertta Vuorenmaa, Postdoctoral researcher, Aalto University School of Business & Riitta Silvennoinen, CHRO, Aalto University

Talouden ammattilaisen haasteet digitaalisten teknologioiden toimintaympäristössä (FI)

Room: SOK, A-301

Mitä mahdollisuuksia ja uhkakuvia Big Data, AI, ja IOT tuovat yrityksiin ja sen myötä talouden ammattilaisen työnkuvaan?
Miten talouden ammattilainen tukee digitaalisen aikakauden liiketoimintaa – sen strategista ja operatiivista johtamista?
Mitä uusia taitoja talousjohtajan / Business Controllerin / tilintarkastajan tulee nyt kehittää?

Juhani Vaivio, Professor, Aalto University School of Business, Teemu Malmi, Professor, Aalto University School of Business, Lasse Niemi, Associate Professor, Aalto University School of Business, Timo Torkkel, Partner Head of Development and Innovations, KPMG Finland & Henri Harmia, Head of B2B Strategy, Telia Company

AI x Markkinointi (FI)

Room: Amer Sports, A-401

AI x Marketing paneelissa pohditaan tekoälyn hyödynnettävyyttä markkinoinnissa nyt ja tulevaisuudessa. Lisäksi paneelissa keskustellaan siiitä, miten markkinoinnin ammattilaisen työnkuva muuttuu tekoälyn vaikutuksesta. Paneeli koostuu akateemisista tutkijoista sekä yritysedustajista.

Juho-Petteri Huhtala, Postdoctoral Researcher, Aalto University School of Business, Kaija Snellman-Manninen, Director, IBM Finland, Petri Salo, Digital Services Leader, PwC Finland, Markus Ståhlberg, CEO, N.RICH, Jukka Sundquist, Managing Director, Nordic Morning Finland

Bisnesanalytiikan tulevaisuuden näkymiä (FI)

Room: Wihuri (Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto), C-350

Nopeasti kasvavat tietoaineistot, lisääntynyt laskentateho, uudet algoritmit ja käyttäjäystävälliset mallinnusteknologiat tuovat jatkuvasti kiinnostavia mahdollisuuksia analytiikan käytölle liiketoimintapäätösten tukena. Mitä tämä kehitys edellyttää tulevaisuuden kauppatieteilijöiltä ja johtajilta? Tule mukaan keskustelemaan aiheesta analytiikan alumnien ja professorien kanssa.

Pekka Malo, Professor, Aalto University School of Business, Eeva Vilkkumaa, Professor, Aalto University School of Business, Juuso Liesiö, Professor, Aalto University School of Business, Timo Kuosmanen, Professor, Aalto University School of Business, Anssi Käki, Manager, UPM, Pirja Heiskanen, COO, Futurice & Veli-Pekka Heikkinen, Head of Portfolio management, eQ Asset Management Ltd.

17:30 – 17:45

Moving back to the Assembly hall (Juhlasali)

17:45 – 18:30

 

Dean’s School Update and Announcement of the Alumnus/a of the Year

Room: Juhlasali

 

School Update (EN)

 Ingmar Björkman, Dean,
Aalto University School of Business

Review of the School’s history (EN)

Eero Kasanen, Professor, Emeritus,
Aalto University School of Business

Speech of the Alumnus/a of the Year (EN)

An active and honored alumnus/a of the School

18:30 – 20:30

 

Dinner

Venue: Entrance lobby, Upper lobby / restaurant Proffa

 

At the buffet dinner Fazer will serve you a menu with flavours of the early autumn, a glass of sparkling wine and two glasses of wine with drink vouchers. Special diets are served in the Upper lobby (next to Nokia hall). You can enjoy your meal also in restaurant Rafla and in the 2C corridor, where there are a limited number of seats reserved for those in need.

For those who have purchased a table in advance, the buffet dinner is served in restaurant Proffa. For access to restaurant Proffa, blue stickers will be handed out with the nametags to those who have booked the tables and their entourage.

You can purchase more drink vouchers during the entire day in restaurant Rafla, and from 20:30 onwards also in restaurant Proffa.

20:30 – 23:00

 

Bolton Avenue, friends and drinks

Venue: Restaurant Rafla

 

After the dinner we can enjoy the musicality of our alumni via Bolton Avunue Big Band at Rafla restaurant. You have the possibility to buy more drink vouchers and the bar is open all night!

23:00

After party at Maxine

 

No need for the evening to end here! #tb to studentlife!
The official after party venue is Night club Maxine in Kamppi Center, 6th floor. Free entrance to all Homecoming Day guests.

 

 

 

All information is subject to change.