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Gaia-X for Finland – Hub launch

Gaia-X for Finland – Hub launch

For a country like Finland, which is full of innovations and startups, Gaia-X is a gateway for reaching the next step of the data economy ladder. The potential of this groundbreaking initiative is enormous and far-reaching. Welcome to the Finnish Gaia-X Hub launch event!

Gaia-X is the answer to a massive demand for safe, secure and sovereign data across Europe. By merging hundreds of different organisations in different domain and from across the globe in a single endeavour, Gaia-X combines challenging use cases with innovative solutions to bring the most value out of the European data economy.​

Gaia-X project is accelerating rapidly with the launch of Gaia-X regional hubs. We are pleased to invite you to our Gaia-X for Finland – Hub launch event.

During the event, you will learn about the role of a Gaia-X as a game-changer for data-driven businesses, hear about the strategy and operational model of the Finnish Gaia-X Hub and get insights from companies already involved in Gaia-X.

Organisers: The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport and Communications and Business Finland.

Programme

14:00–15:30 EEST (13:00–14:30 CEST)
14:00
Welcome words

Kristo Lehtonen
Director, Fair Data Economy, Sitra

14:05
Opening speech

Ilona Lundström
Director General of the Enterprise and Innovation Department at the Ministry of Employment and the Economy

14:15
Introduction to Gaia-X

Hubert Tardieu
Independent Board Member in charge of relationship with governments

14:30
Gaia-X as a Game Changer for Data Driven Businesses

Juha Pankakoski
Executive Vice President, Konecranes​
Lars Albäck
CEO, Vastuu Group

15:00
Finnish Gaia-X Hub

Jaana Sinipuro
Project Director, IHAN – Human-driven data economy, Sitra

15:30
Event ends

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