Events

Women in Tech events aim to provide fresh insights into the technology industry. We want the events to be a natural place for Networking, Learning and Inspiring.

Upcoming events:
WiT Breakfast Dates

Women in Tech Breakfast Dates are hosted by the member organizations of the Women in Tech network and are free and open for everyone.

When: May 19th, 2022 at 8 AM

Where: Hybrid event: Zalando Tech Hub, Helsinki or live steam

Registration: Register for free here

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Join our first ever WiT Talks event!
 
WiT Talks with Zalando: Career opportunities in tech
Thu, May 19 I 8 – 10:45 AM
 
We are so thrilled!
Our morning event will be filled with sharing career stories, talking about the diverse opportunities working in tech can offer and how randomly one can end up in the tech world. Along with a Q&A and panel talk, we will – of course! – enjoy breakfast and network as well.

More good news?
This is a hybrid event! We have 70 available spots at Zalando Tech Hub in Helsinki and a quality live stream for anyone interested.
 
Read more about the speakers and the programme and register for free here.

When: May 25th, 2022 at 8:30 AM

Where: Eteläesplanadi 8, Helsinki (Columbia Road Office)

Registration: Register for free here

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A community-led organisation needs no managers

Wednesday, May 25th 2022

08:30 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00 Discussion
🔸 Karoliina Jarenko
HandyMandy of Future Worklife, Organisational Consultant
🔸 Sirkka-Liisa Rotinen
Managing Partner, Columbia Road
🔸 Melissa Alasalmi
Software developer, Columbia Road

 

We’d like to warmly invite you to a discussion about community-led organisations where self-organising teams run the show and decisions happen locally. 

Together with Karoliina Jarenko, a researcher of organisations and Sirkka-Liisa Rotinen from Columbia Road we dive deep into the topic to understand how these kinds of organisations work, and what kind of structures are needed and if it is possible to scale a community-led organisational model.

We’ll also hear from Melissa Alasalmi what it’s like to work in this kind of an organisation from the employee’s perspective. If you’re interested in hearing ways to bring self-organising and community-led approaches to your job, want to hear inspiring examples from organisations that have gone from hierarchical to community-led and get a chance to talk to Karoliina, a real global thought leader on this topic, this event is for you!

The event takes place at Columbia Road Helsinki office at Eteläesplanadi 8 where we can fit 50 of you comfortably. 

We will send a confirmation of registration to all registrants personally to make sure there is enough room for everyone. 

When: May 31st, 2022 at 8 AM

Where: Deloitte Siltasaari office, Salmisaarenaukio 10, 00180 Helsinki

Registration: Register for free here

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WiT x Deloitte: Live Breakfast Date  
 
You are warmly welcome to join the Women in Tech Breakfast with Deloitte to discuss how technologies
enhance our organizations and lives – the future is human. 
 
Live Event at Deloitte Salmisaari office: Tuesday May 31, at 8.30–9.30 am.  
Breakfast will be served before the event at 8.00–8.30 am.  
Address: Salmisaarenaukio 2, 00180 Helsinki 
 
Deloitte’s annual Tech Trends report spotlights trends that are likely to disrupt businesses during the next
18 to 24 months across industries and geographies. We will deep dive into three Tech Trends 2022 themes
– join us for an interactive conversation. 
 
Agenda: 

– Welcome, Minna Kervinen 
– Data, Lilli Saarinen  
– Cloud, Katri Hietala  
– IT, disrupt thyself: Automating at scale, Anne Belt  
– Tech Trends 2022 wrap-up, Paula Murray

  
Register here.
 
While we’re waiting for the event, you can learn more about the Tech Trends 2022 
https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/focus/tech-trends.html and 
learn more about our speakers: https://www2.deloitte.com/fi/fi/pages/technology/articles/wit-breakfast-
date-2022.html 
 
The language of the event is English, and it is free for all. Welcome!

When: June 8th, 2022 at 8 AM

Where: Wolt Office, Arkadiankatu 6, Helsinki

Registration: Register for the physical event here

Register for the live stream here

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How to build world-class products on a global scale? 

08:00 Doors open, breakfast is served 

08:30 – 08:35 Welcoming words 

08:35 – 9:35 Panel Discussion & QA 

09:35 – 10:00 Mingling 

Panelists: 

  • Kaisa Salakka 

Director of Product, Wolt 

  • Annu-Maaria Nivala 

Design Lead, Wolt 

  • Riikka Söderlund 

VP, Marketing & Communications, Smartly.io 

  • Thea Chow 

Clash Royale Game Lead, Supercell 

Since launching in Helsinki just 7 years ago, Wolt has expanded its delivery platform to 23 countries and hundreds of cities. Wolt has also gone from restaurant food to retail and beyond. But how do you make sure that your once niche, local product can cater to users on a global level, across languages and cultures? 

In this panel, we’ll discuss how to build products on a global scale: how to iterate until product-market fit, and then quickly scale, and also how to recognize when something is not working. We’ll also discuss mistakes made and even dive into even when to kill products if necessary. Joining Kaisa Salakka (Director of Product, Wolt) and Annu-Maaria Nivala (Design Lead, Wolt) will be Riikka Söderlund (VP, Marketing & Communications, Smartly.io) and Thea Chow (Clash Royale Game Lead, Supercell). The discussion will be facilitated by Heini Vesander (Wolt). 

The event takes place at the Wolt Helsinki office at Arkadiankatu 6 (50 first sign-ups) and you can also tune in through a live stream.

We will send a confirmation to registrants personally to make sure there is enough room in the event space. We will have space for 50 people in person.

When: June 9th, 2022 at 8 AM

Where: Live stream

Registration: 

Register for the live stream here

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WiT Dinner Date: Vertical segregation and unconscious bias in engineering

We are inviting students and professionals to join and discuss experiences on June 9, 17:00-18:30 on zoom. Welcome!

CONTENT / PROGRAMME:

17:00 Programme starts

Welcoming words Dean Riina Salmimies

Vertical segregation and unconscious bias in engineering in Finland – Insights & results from the NOW!-project

Post-doctoral researcher Johanna Naukkarinen presents latest research results from NOW! project. Equal Career Paths for Women – NOW! project aims to support and promote equal employment and career development for women. The focus is on vertical equality.

LUT Mentoring Programme – Experiences and feedback

LUT Mentoring Programme for semester 2021 – 2022 has just ended. Career Counselor Anni-Elina Leinonen will share our experiences and the feedback we received from the programme.

Discussion in small groups – How can we make a difference?

Summary of group discussions

18:30 Programme ends

Past events

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9.12.2021

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23.11.2021

The crucial role of culture change enabling modern cyber security and data analytics by KONE

11.11.2021

How to measure sustainability by EY

9.11.2021

The DNA of winning teams by Salesforce

3.11.2021

AI & Ethics: AI in benefit of Children & Youth by Fujitsu

29.10.2021

Human & IA: Reinventing Better Customer Experience by Telia

06.10.2021

Hyper-Personalized Branding - The Future of Branding? by Hannes Snellman

28.09.2021

Women in Leadership - How to choose the right career path for you? by Zalando

16.09.2021

Empathy in Tech- The Designer's Perspective by Capgemini

09.09.2021

Resilient supply chain management in dynamic markets by ABB

23.6.2021

Managing and overcoming business transformation challenges by BearingPoint

25.05.2021

Being future ready – fostering sustainable digitalization by Eaton

20.5.2021

Everything you need to know about calculating your carbon footprint and how to do it – Case Sweco

27.04.2021

Redefined 21st century - Mapping out the new territory  at Accenture

29.03.2021

How to turn the disruption of work into an opportunity - Building the future of work at VTT

25.03.2021

The Rise of a New B2B Customer Experience- How to Digitally Transform the B2B Customer Experience by Liferay

28.01.2021

How values drive customer success and technology acts as an enabler for change (Salesforce)

09.03.2021

How technologies enhance our organizations and lives by Deloitte

10.03.2021

Going beyond CX: silos, tech & channels by TietoEVRY

12.03.2021

Professional Development as an Enabler for Business Growth by Fraktio

03.12.2020

Digitalization in Sales & R&D (KONE)

27.11.2020

TV, Media and Telco in Revolution (Telia)

19.11.2020

Perspectives to leading agile teams (Frantic)

12.11.2020

Behind the scenes stories of people who enabled GE Healthcare's rapid COVID-19 response (GE)

27.10.2020

Virtual Women in Tech Forum 2020

22.10.2020

Starting up your own tech startup (Tesi)

15.10.2020

Data-Driven Business Planning(BearingPoint)

08.10.2020

Co-hosted Women in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital with Aaltoes.

06.10.2020

Virtual Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Business, Technology and Regulation(Hannes Snellman)

01.10.2020

The Role of Technology in Sustainability(University of Turku)

01.10.2020

Product Development During COVID-19(Zalando)

28.09.2020

New Era of Innovate or Fall Behind (Accenture)

23.09.2020

Myyttejä teollisuudesta (SAMK)

06.09.2020

Psychological Sustainable Remote Work(Wunderdog)

3.09.2020

Using Technology to Better Customer Support (ABB)

27.08.2020

Date Digitalization of commercial buildings (Schneider Electric)

25.08.2020

Digital Learning Opportunities(Aalto & FiTech)

10.06.2020

Science-based Innovations (Vaisala)

23.06.2020

Enabling Affordable Energy Transition (Eaton)

05.06.2020

Unleashing the magic of data (TietoEVRY)

19.03.2020

Salaries and Career Advancement in Tech – Equal or Not? (TEK)

06.03.2020

Deloitte Tech Trends

05.03.2020

Konsultointitaitoja ja samppanjaa! Naistenpäivän tapahtuma

21.1.19

Artificial Intelligence: Human Talent meets Machine's Efficiency (Reaktor), Turku

1.2.2019

Urban Insight – Mitä tekniseltä turvallisuudelta vaaditaan, jotta kaupungit ovat turvallisia? (Sweco), Helsinki

14.2.19

Data, technology and customer experience (Salomaa Yhtiöt), Helsinki

6.3.19

Shorter time to market - Smart supply chains in New Product Development projects (Wärtsilä), Turku

7.3.19

Eettinen tekoäly (Digia), Helsinki
4.4.19 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Making a Sustainable Difference (Metso), Tampere

8.4.19

Cyber Security (Tieto), Espoo

10.4.19

Digitalisaatio energia-alalla (Empower), Oulu

3.5.19

Change Management in Cloud Transformation Journey (BearingPoint), Helsinki

14.5.19

Basecamp-tapahtumassa (Salesforce), Helsinki
23.5.19 Women in Tech Breakfast Date: Digitalization in Healthcare (GE Healthcare), Helsinki

29.5.19

Exponential World (Telia), Helsinki

14.6.19

Business productivity (Hilti), Espoo

19.6.19

Data and Analytics (Gofore), Tampere

29.8.19

How to ensure quality in large scale (Sogeti), Espoo

3.9.19

Humanizing Technology (ABB), Helsinki

19.9.19

Energy disruption and climate change (Fingrid)

05.11.19

Tulevaisuuden Energiayhteisöt (Empower)

07.11.19

How 5G is enabling digitalization (Messukeskus)

26.11.19

Employee Experience = Customer Experience (Digitalist)

04.12.19

Digitalization – the new services (KONE)

25.01.2018

AI in healthcare (GE Healthcare), Helsinki

28.2.2018

Miten Watson voi auttaa Sinua? (IBM), Helsinki

9.3.18

IoT ja tekoäly bisneksessä (Turku)

27.3.18

Palvelurobotit (Fujitsu Finland), Helsinki

26.4.18

Palvelumuotoilu IT-alalla (HiQ), Helsinki

26.4.18

Security in everyday life (Accenture), Tampere

5.6.18

Making Yourself Visible (Sogeti), Espoo

30.8.18

Virtuaalivoimala (Siemens), Espoo

13.9.18

Teknologia tukemaan asiakaskokemusta (Frantic), Helsinki

25.9.18

Tukiäly asiakaskokemuksen kumppanina(Qentinel), Helsinki

12.10.18

Service design hands-on (Gofore), Tampere

17.10.18

Finanssiäly asiakkaiden hyödyksi (OP), Helsinki

8.11.18Daddies in Tech -aamutreffit: isät tyttärien tukena avaamassa teknologia-alan mahdollisuuksia (Teknologiateollisuus ry, Microsoft), Helsinki
16.11.18

Culture of Innovation (Salesforce), Helsinki

22.11.18

eSports ja 5G - mistä on kyse? (Telia), Helsinki

12.12.18

Service design hands-on: rapid idea prototyping (Gofore), Helsinki

14.03.2017

Sales and marketing in tech (Schneider Electric), Espoo

26.04.2017

Diversity and Inclusion (Accenture), Helsinki

09.05.2017

Henkilöbrändäys (Dell EMC), Espoo

16.05.2017

Hoivarobotiikka ja älykaupunki, Turku

31.08.2017

Opportunities of 5G (Nokia), Espoo

12.09.2017

Technological disruption (KONE), Helsinki

27.09.2017

Smart Energy Cluster (Schneider Electric & Wärtsilä), Vaasa

12.10.2017

Teknologia17, Helsinki

13.10.2017

Case ZenRobotics, Turku

16.11.2017

Shaping the history of technology together (Metso), Helsinki

05.12.2017

Itseohjautuva organisaatio (Reaktor), Helsinki

06.04.2016

Laatu kuuluu kaikille (ABB), Helsinki

13.05.2016

Brändi rakentuu arjen tekemisistä (Ensto), Helsinki

14.09.2016

Accelerating Digitalization (Microsoft), Helsinki

13.10.2016

Towards better services experience (Valmet), Tampere

27.10.2016

eollinen muotoilu (Valmet), Jyväskylä

28.10.2016

Kyberturvallisempi työ ja vapaa-aika (CGI), Helsinki

08.11.2016

Sustainability (Valmet), Helsinki

25.11.2016

The Future of Work in Tech (Tieto), Espoo

Workshops

25.10.18

Digital Transformation Now and in the Future(ABB, Accenture,Schneider Electric), Helsinki and Vaasa

22.5.19

Towards a future of 100% renewable energy (Frantic & Wärtsilä), Helsinki