The technology, strategy and design company Solita has invited Innov8rs, the world’s number one community for corporate innovators, to Finland this autumn. Finland’s first Innov8rs event will take place in Helsinki on 5 September.
Innov8rs is an international community of more than 35,000 professionals in the field of business development. The network organises events around the world. In addition to Helsinki, other cities hosting Innov8rs events this year include Shanghai, New York, Vancouver, Tokyo and Austin.
“Innov8rs events have been held all over the world, and they are very well known among innovation leaders and professionals. Constant development and innovation are vital to future success. Our aim is to build an even stronger community of professional innovators in the Nordics. We’re extremely happy to co-host this event in Finland for the first time, and we invite renowned Finnish companies to share their wisdom,” says Business Designer Mikko Väätäinen. Väätäinen himself was one of the invited speakers at Innov8rs Paris. Solita helps its customers solve business challenges by combining expertise in service design with excellence in technology and data. Solita has also successfully collaborated with Innov8rs in partnership with its customers.
“As an advanced high-tech country, Finland and the Nordics have the potential to become a world leader in the development of new business operations, products and services. In our interactive events, we focus on innovation strategies, as well as concrete cases, tools and operating models,” says Hans Balmaekers from Innov8rs.
Speakers at Innov8rs Helsinki in September include Steffen Knodt, Director, Digital Ventures at Wärtsilä Corp; Line Lyst, Group Director, Head of Innovation at Ramboll; Kristian Luoma, Head of OP Lab at OP Financial Group; Rashmi Kasat, VP, Head of Digital Business Development, Digital Garage at Metso; David Hengartner, Head of Intrapreneurship & Innovation Lab Manager at Swisscom; Aleksi Issakainen, Senior Vice President, Design at Solita, as well as author and innovation strategist Tendayi Viki, whose best-known works include The Corporate Startup and The Lean Product Lifecycle.
Solita Oy, Business Designer Mikko Väätäinen, tel. +358 40 750 4464, mikko.vaatainen[a]solita.fi
Innov8rs, Hans Balmaekers, hans[a]innov8rs.com