Digital services

During the last decade we have made many changes, both as individuals and as businesses. We have changed the way we communicate, the way we gather and utilize information and the way we access entertainment. The digital revolution continues to evolve, with increased consumer demands for simplicity resulting in complexity for the business world. To succeed in this digital economy we must understand the interconnected web of technologies driving business innovation so that our businesses can thrive. How can we understand and utilize Cloud services? How can we effectively identify and analyze Big Data? We think we understand good User Experience design but where does the path to darkness lead?

Our Global Digital Services speakers will share industry insights into the current trends of Digital Business, where opportunities lie, how to utilize the data we already have and the dangers of toeing the line of dark design.

Serious Gaming & Gamification

Gamification is the concept of applying game-design thinking to non-game applications, making those applications more fun and engaging to drive user behavior. It has recently been cited as one of the most important trends in technology by a number of industry experts. It can potentially be applied to almost any industry to create fun and engaging experiences by treating the users as “players”. The same techniques used to design games for entertainment are now being applied to business and industry to solve problems and engage both internal and external audiences.

Early examples of Gamification include airlines’ Frequent Flier programs and high-street loyalty cards, which both serve to incentivize customers by awarding points that can be redeemed against future purchases. But things have moved on since then and we can see Gamification becoming increasingly important in Business, Industry, Education, Health, Government and just about every otherwise “serious” aspect of life.

But let’s not forget that Gamification is supposed to be fun and to be successful it requires some creative thinking. Volkswagen created an initiative called The Fun Theory to see how Gamification could influence people to undertake everyday, mundane activities.

Our global Gamification speakers will explore the recent drive for Gamifed products and services in “serious” industries such as Education and Healthcare, how your business should be preparing for Gamification and how it can be done right.

Data centers & infrastructure

Presentations by global industry experts on the fields of Data Center infrastructure and colocation services.

Everyone is talking about data centres but how many people really appreciate the significance of data centres to our lives and our businesses? With the Nordics fast becoming a data centre hotspot how can the IT industry and the wider business community support this growth and benefit from it? To move forward we need to understand and embrace the Cloud.

The Cloud. We can’t move without hearing about it but where is it? In reality it’s the global network of data centres that provide the foundation for our every day personal and business services. When we use a search engine the query travels from our computer or phone through fiber optic cables at the speed of light to a data centre and back again. All of our email communication, our YouTube videos, our social media, our online banking information, our business websites, our financial transactions and our medical information all exists in this global infrastructure of data centres and communication networks. For businesses there is little choice but to embrace the digital world or be left behind. All digital businesses create, manipulate and move data so whether we are aware of it or not the data centre industry is the base upon which we build those businesses.

To ensure the safety of our data, we must rely fully on our data centre providers to provide a high level of trusted security technology and processes so we can focus on our own business activities. Stolen data can mean a loss of customers, high recovery costs and a damaged reputation so data must be protected from physical and virtual theft. What are these processes, what are the latest technologies and by what standards are security steps measured?

Our global industry speakers will outline exactly why data centres are here in the Nordics, why they are growing and will continue to grow, why more are coming and what your business needs to know to achieve competitive advantage. In addition they will share their knowledge of the latest developments in data security, networking and hardware to allow you to ask the right questions from your vendors and service providers.

Measurement technology

Presentations by CEMIS, their partners and special guests in the Measurement Technology industry including new developments in simulators.

CEMIS - the Centre for Measurement and Information Systems is a contract-based joint centre of the Universities of Oulu and Jyväskylä, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, the Centre for Metrology and Accreditation (MIKES), and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. CEMIS specializes in research and training in the field of measurement and information systems, employing 110 measurement and information system experts. The centre’s annual funding is approximately 10 million euros.

Utilizing the combined power of our five partners we are creating leading experts in this field, new technology and new business operations by offering research and development services and a high standard of training in an innovative and international environment.

We provide the best expertise, internationally renowned research operations and new innovations to companies and research institutes who either develop or apply measurement and information systems as well as wide range of competitive services.

With strong focus and high standards, as top competence area, CEMIS has selected three crucial future technologies to focus upon: metrology, vehicle information systems and game and simulation solutions. The centre is emphasizing the development of new technology and training experts in applied areas that are crucial to the future such as the process industry (specifically renewable chemical forestry and the mining industry), environmental measurements, well-being applications (particularly sports technology), the work machine and vehicle industry and game-like applications.

CEMIS Seminar 2014

As you can see, in our lives almost everything is based on measurements. Measurements are an essential part of all decisions, no matter if it is a question of our health, industrial processes, state of our environment, sports performances, food safety or any other part of our human existence. In industrialized countries up to 4 % of gross domestic product (GDP) is used on measurements, for example in Finland this is about 8 billion euros. Without measurements we cannot operate. Benefits of measurements are multiple, even ten times as many, when compared to costs. CEMIS has recognized that.

CEMIS Seminar in Helsinki 2014 will bring together experts and leaders from industry and academia to exchange and share their experiences, present research results, explore collaborations and to spark new ideas, with the aim of developing new projects and exploiting new technologies.

The seminar will include:

• Presentations of new measurement and information technologies given by the specialists of CEMIS
• Invited speeches of two leading Finnish high technology companies and international keynote speech by Mr. Andreas Weingartner, Managing director of S:Can, Austria
• An opportunity to share best practice in the integration of technologies
• An exhibition of leading-edge, commercial technologies
• New research ideas and concepts
• Networking opportunities

For more informations on seminar as well as CEMIS expertise, services and projects please go to our website:

The Nordic Digital Business Summit 2014 has now passed and we're extremely pleased to announce The Nordic Digital Business Summit 2015, which will be held on 24th September 2015 in Helsinki's Kaapelitehdas.

Data Centers, Cloud and the Internet of Things.