We Want More Women in Tech!
Technology companies need, more than ever, women's skills and knowledge. Broad thinking gives birth to the best products and solutions. Women in Tech activities aim to discuss how women could have a larger role in creating success stories in business and technology. Diversity brings business value!
Women in Tech is an organisation network for promoting technology careers for women. Its member companies understand the virtue of diversity and encourage open discussion and sharing of knowledge among women and men working in the technology industry. The activities of the network are free and open to all.
Women in Tech activities include monthly Breakfast Dates, that have become super popular both in Helsinki and other cities. Main event of the network is the bi-annual Women in Tech Forum that has been organised in Finland 2013, 2015 and 2017.
The next Women in Tech Week is taking place 7-11 October 2019. The whole week is dedicated to Women in Tech events and it culminates in Women in Tech Forum - an international one-day event held on the 11 October 2019 in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki. This time, Women in Tech Forum is organised under the theme “Impact Our Future”.
Women in Tech Forum and Week are organized bi-annually. Breakfast Dates are monthly and they are hosted by members of Women in Tech network.
Theme: Change Management in Cloud Transformation Journey
Time: 3.5.19 7:30-9:00
Place: Bulevardi 6 a 12, 00120 Helsinki, 7th floor ("BearingPoint" has been written to a doorbell)
Welcome to Women in Tech Breakfast Date organised by BearingPoint! Come to enjoy breakfast, discuss the interesting topic of the day and network.
"Change Management in Cloud Transformation Journey"
The main challenge for businesses today is how organizations can meet their rapidly changing business needs. Implementation of a new solution and its functionalities inevitably impacts business processes, roles and responsibilities, especially when standardizing business processes and moving them to cloud platforms. Change management takes into account people aspect and their attitude towards the set initiatives. Usage of a proper change methodology facilitates the adoption of new tools and practices and enhances user experience.
At BearingPoint’s Women in Tech Breakfast Date we will hear Annukka Tirronen, Senior Manager and Head of Cloud Transformation Services, and Petra Poikela, Senior Business Consultant. They will share change management experiences and create environment for discussion.
7:30 - 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 Introduction to the topic and discussion
BearingPoint is a global business consulting firm that delivers management and technology consulting services with a difference. In Finland, we have a special focus on delivering digital strategy and technology advisory projects. We are also trailblazers in RegTech solutions and are constantly expanding our change management offering. Our Finnish team includes 90 passionate and committed experts working at our Helsinki office.
For foundation before the breakfast, feel free to have a look at our blog post on why change management is needed: https://
The event will be in Finnish.
The sign-up for the event will open on 12 of April 10 am, when the sign-up link will be published in the Facebook event discussion. Please note, that Facebook registration is not enough.
Both men and women with a keen interest in the future of business and technology are welcomed to participate in the breakfast dates. The event is free.
Otsikko: Women in Tech -aamutreffit Salesforcen Basecamp-tapahtumassa
Paikka: Messukeskus, Messuaukio 1, Helsinki
Aika: 14.5.19, 7:30-9:00
Vuoden kiinnostavin aamu alkaa tästä!
“Is the future of Technology female? What is the role of Chief Customer Officer?”
Women in Tech -aamutreffit vierailee tällä kertaa Salesforcen vuoden päätapahtumassa 14. toukokuuta Messukeskuksessa. Sinulla on nyt mahdollisuus nähdä ensimmäisenä Basecamp-tapahtumamme "lavasteet" sekä päästä kuulemaan Salesforcen kansainvälisesti menestynyttä Chief Customer Officeria, Daljit Bamfordia.
Lämpimästi tervetuloa mukaan, kun hän avaa omaa rooliaan ja naisten tulevaisuutta teknologian maailmassa. Daljitin omin sanoin:
"What does the Chief Customer Officer do at Salesforce? Well, as with all things Salesforce, it’s not your typical CCO role. That’s the Trailblazer in me.
My role is simple, to build connections. Between our Trailblazers and our customer Trailblazers. Whether your concern is Innovation, Disruption, Thought leadership, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity, New Business Models or even (yes) CRM. At Salesforce, we are fortunate to have many companies delivering amazing solutions on our technology stack. From SME companies, to charities, to the largest global organizations. The role of technology has never been more important and it’s a conversation that top executives in all companies must be involved in and drive. Building those conversations is my focus."
7:30 Ilmoittautuminen ja aamiainen
8:00 Johdatus aiheeseen ja keskustelu
9:00 Aamutreffit päättyvät
9:15 Basecamp-tapahtuma: Aloituspuheenvuorot mm. Johanna Jäkälä, CMO, Finnair ja Victor Gibson, Global eCommerce Director, Lumene (tapahtuman koko ohjelma: https://sforce.co/2TG35cl)
Ilmoittautumislinkki aamutreffeille julkaistaan Facebook-tapahtuman keskustelussa 29.4.19 klo 9:00!
Huomoittehan, että aamutreffien esityskieli on englanti ja Basecamp-tapahtuma on suomenkielinen.
Women in Tech -aamutreffeille ovat aina tervetulleita kaikki sukupuolesta ja taustasta riippumatta.
Theme: Towards a future of 100% renewable energy
Place: Wärtsilä's office, Hiililaiturinkuja 2, Salmisaari, Helsinki
Time: 22.5.19, 15:00 - 19:00
How can we move to a more sustainable way of life as a society? In this intensive workshop, we’ll dive into the world of renewable energy and figure out together how our future will be like in 2030. Join us to see what kind of solutions are already possible in the realm of renewable energy, and most importantly, to ideate more viable concepts for the future. The topic will be observed from different viewpoints, such as: electricity production, transportation, cities and living, economy and investing, municipal influence and politics, and 100% renewable energy systems.
The workshop is organized and facilitated by the experts of Wärtsilä and Frantic. The workshop is aimed at anyone interested in the topic, no prior knowledge required.
15.00-15.30 Doors open, coffee, and light afternoon meal
Welcoming words by the organizers: Frantic,
Wärtsilä, and Women in Tech
"Towards a 100 % renewable energy future": Eleonor
Hedström, Business, Innovation Manager, Wärtsilä
Intro to the Design Game workshop method: Emma
Laiho, Lead Designer, Frantic & Katja Vakula,
Service & UX Designer, Frantic
18.30-19.00 Wrapping up the workshop and mingling
Speakers and main facilitators:
Eleonor Hedström, Business, Innovation Manager, Wärtsilä
Eleonor has many years of experience from driving innovation projects in Wärtsilä, e.g. idea management tool implementation, innovation processes, intrapreneur programs, and start-up collaborations. Eleonor’s latest achievements include forming a community among Finnish energy players and incubation of a new business function.
Emma Laiho, Lead Designer, Frantic
Emma is a solid design professional who strives to design attractive services that create new business opportunities while serving the users better. With years of experience in user research, workshop facilitation, and usability evaluation, Emma has designed services for some of the leading companies in Finland.
Katja Vakula, Service & UX Designer, Frantic
With a background in engineering, Katja is a well-rounded design professional who aims to design functional, usable and lovable services that people want to use. Katja has extensive expertise in conducting user research and facilitating workshops.
About the organizers:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
Frantic is a Finnish digital service consultancy with over 100 experts in Helsinki and Tampere. Frantic develops its clients’ digital business and customer experience through human-centered design and modern application development. Read more at www.frantic.com.
Registration will open on the 2nd of May at 12:00, when the link will be published in the discussion section of Facebook event. Please, note, that Facebook registration is not enough.
Everyone with keen interest in the future of business and technology, and irrespective of gender and background, is welcome to participate in Women in Tech events.
Theme: Digitalization in Healthcare - transforming the industry and patient care delivery
Time: 23.5.19 7:30-9:00
Place: GE Healthcare Finland Oy, Kuortaneenkatu 2, 00510 Helsinki
Welcome to Women in Tech Breakfast Date organised by GE Healthcare! Come to enjoy breakfast, discuss the interesting topic of the day and network.
"Digitalization in Healthcare - transforming the industry and patient care delivery"
Technologies such as wireless communications, edge computing, AI and IoT, which have, for long time already, been present in the consumer space, are finally ready for prime time in healthcare. The opportunities in transforming patient care delivery models are vast, as healthcare providers globally are seeking to improve patient outcomes while optimizing healthcare spending.
Karla Asikainen, Senior Global Product Manager at GE Healthcare's Mobile Digital Health business will talk about healthcare megatrends and how the new frontier of technology innovations has the opportunity to solve the dilemma of improving outcomes and optimizing healthcare spending, if done right. Introducing, the digitalized patient.
7:30 - 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 Introduction to the topic and discussion
The event will be in English.
The sign-up for the event will open on 2 of May 1 pm, when the sign-up link will be published in the Facebook event discussion. Please note, that Facebook registration is not enough.
Everyone irrespective of gender and background is welcome to participate in the breakfast dates. The event is free.
Theme: Exponential world
Location: Telia Finland, Teollisuuskatu 15, in Vallila, Helsinki
Time: 29.5.19, 7:30-9:00
Dive with Telia into the Exponential World and learn how we need to change ourselves!
You are welcome to join the futuristic Women in Tech breakfast at Telia Finland headquarters in Vallila on Wednesday 29th May from 7:30 – 9:00am.
The accelerating development of technology and digitization are affecting humans, businesses, and society at large. How do we best navigate these changes to be part of the solution rather than the problem? What questions - including the ethical - do we, as leaders and individuals, need to ask and answer, as we move into the future?
The CEO of the SingularityU Nordic Laila Pawlak will first give her keynote speech, followed by a panel discussion on the presented topics.
The session will be held in English.
8.00 - 9:00 Technology as the enabler of the sustainable future
Exponential World by Laila Pawlak, CEO SingularityU Nordic
Panel discussion with Laila Pawlak, SingularityU Nordic, Anne Larilahti, Head of Sustainability strategy, and Camilla Ekholm, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Telia
The breakfast can accommodate the first 70 guests. The sign-up for the event will open on 13th May at 10 am, when the sign-up link will be published in the discussion section of Facebook event. Please note, that Facebook registration is not enough.
Everyone with a keen interest in the future of business and technology, irrespective of gender and background, is welcome to participate in the breakfast dates. The event is free of charge.
Come and enjoy the breakfast, dive into the interesting topics of the day and use the opportunity to network with great people!
SAVE THE DATE!
Theme: Impact Our Future
When: 11.10.2019 08:15 - 19:00
Where: Finlandia Hall, Helsinki
The long-awaited Women in Tech Forum is back at Finlandia Hall on the 11th of October 2019! This year the Forum is organised under the theme “Impact Our Future” and will as usual feature many interesting and thought-provoking presentations, talks and discussions.
A more detailed program will be posted later, as well as the information about the registration.
As always, everyone with keen interest in business and technology and regardless of gender and background is welcome to the event. The event is free of charge.
06.04.2016 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Laatu kuuluu kaikille (ABB), Helsinki
13.05.2016 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Brändi rakentuu arjen tekemisistä (Ensto), Helsinki
14.09.2016 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Accelerating Digitalization (Microsoft), Helsinki
13.10.2016 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Towards better services experience (Valmet), Tampere
27.10.2016 Women in Tech -aamuteffit: Teollinen muotoilu (Valmet), Jyväskylä
28.10.2016 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Kyberturvallisempi työ ja vapaa-aika (CGI), Helsinki
08.11.2016 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Sustainability (Valmet), Helsinki
25.11.2016 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: The Future of Work in Tech (Tieto), Espoo
14.03.2017 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Sales and marketing in tech (Schneider Electric), Espoo
26.04.2017 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Diversity and Inclusion (Accenture), Helsinki
09.05.2017 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Henkilöbrändäys (Dell EMC), Espoo
16.05.2017 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Hoivarobotiikka ja älykaupunki, Turku
31.08.2017 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Opportunities of 5G (Nokia), Espoo
12.09.2017 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Technological disruption (KONE), Helsinki
27.09.2017 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Smart Energy Cluster (Schneider Electric & Wärtsilä), Vaasa
12.10.2017 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Teknologia17, Helsinki
13.10.2017 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Case ZenRobotics, Turku
16.11.2017 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Shaping the history of technology together (Metso), Helsinki
05.12.2017 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Itseohjautuva organisaatio (Reaktor), Helsinki
25.01.2018 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: AI in healthcare (GE Healthcare), Helsinki
28.2.2018 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Miten Watson voi auttaa Sinua? (IBM), Helsinki
9.3.18 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: IoT ja tekoäly bisneksessä (Turku)
27.3.18 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: palvelurobotit (Fujitsu Finland), Helsinki
26.4.18 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: palvelumuotoilu IT-alalla (HiQ), Helsinki
26.4.18 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Security in everyday life (Accenture), Tampere
5.6.18 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Making Yourself Visible (Sogeti), Espoo
30.8.18 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: virtuaalivoimala (Siemens), Espoo
13.9.18 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Teknologia tukemaan asiakaskokemusta (Frantic), Helsinki
25.9.18 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Tukiäly asiakaskokemuksen kumppanina(Qentinel), Helsinki
12.10.18 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Service design hands-on (Gofore), Tampere
17.10.18 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Finanssiäly asiakkaiden hyödyksi (OP), Helsinki
8.11.18 Daddies in Tech -aamutreffit: isät tyttärien tukena avaamassa teknologia-alan mahdollisuuksia (Teknologiateollisuus ry, Microsoft), Helsinki
16.11.18 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Culture of Innovation (Salesforce), Helsinki
22.11.18 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: eSports ja 5G - mistä on kyse? (Telia), Helsinki
12.12.18 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Service design hands-on: rapid idea prototyping (Gofore), Helsinki
21.1.19 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Artificial Intelligence: Human Talent meets Machine's Efficiency (Reaktor), Turku
1.2.2019 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Urban Insight – Mitä tekniseltä turvallisuudelta vaaditaan, jotta kaupungit ovat turvallisia? (Sweco), Helsinki
14.2.19 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Data, technology and customer experience (Salomaa Yhtiöt), Helsinki
6.3.19 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Shorter time to market - Smart supply chains in New Product Development projects (Wärtsilä), Turku
7.3.19 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Eettinen tekoäly (Digia), Helsinki
4.4.19 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Making a Sustainable Difference (Metso), Tampere
8.4.19 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Cyber Security (Tieto), Espoo
10.4.19 Women in Tech -aamutreffit: Digitalisaatio energia-alalla (Empower), Oulu
25.10.18 Women in Tech Workshop: Digital Transformation Now and in the Future(ABB, Accenture,Schneider Electric), Helsinki and Vaasa