8:30 – 9:00 | Registration of participants and coffee

9:00 – 9:30 | Welcome address

  • Mikko Koskinen, State Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Communication
  • Johanna Koponen, Senior Specialist, Chair of the Education Committee, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU
  • Ariane Rodert, President of the Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Pierre Jean Coulon, President of the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society, European Economic and Social Committee

9:30 – 10:30 | Opening session

  • Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of the European Parliament
  • Ilona Lundström, Director General, Ministry of Employment and the Economy
  • Marjo Miettinen, Chairperson of the Board of Technology Industries of Finland

10:30 – 10:45 | Coffee break

10:45 – 12:30 | First session: AI and robotics for healthcare and well-being

  • Diego Dutto, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Jukka Lähesmaa, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • Nina Nissilä, Director of Kela, Social Insurance Institution of Finland
  • Juha Jolkkonen, Head of Social and Health Department, City of Helsinki
  • Sanna Lauslahti, Managing Director, Pharma Industry Finland

Questions & Answers

12:30 – 13:30 | Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00 | Second session: Human-centric digital mobility services

  • Ulrich Samm, European Economic and Social Committee  
  • Sampo Hietanen, CEO, MaaS Global/WHIM
  • Marko Mäki-Hakola, Director of Business Development, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
  • Mika Huhtamäki, Deputy Managing Director, Suomen Tilaajavastuu Oy
  • Cristina Andersson, Expert in AI and robotics

Questions & Answers

15:00 – 15:15 | Coffee break

15:15 – 16:45 | Third session: Enablers in a future-oriented mode

  • Franca Salis-Madinier, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Antti Vasara, CEO, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
  • Hugo Horiot, Actor and writer with autism
  • Morten Jacobsen, Learning technologist, Robotics-craftsman
  • Caj Södergård, Research Leader, Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)

Questions & Answers

16:45 – 17:00 | Closing remarks

The conference will be moderated by Christina Forsgård, Netprofile Oy