As a result of recent growth of Oulu based IT companies, there is strong need for software experts, service and UX designers as well as for sales professionals. Although this is good news for employees, it has become a major bottleneck and headache for companies, and it can threat the growth of new business areas, such as financial tech, in the Oulu region. We should react now, before the problem gets critical. Therefore, we have invited business leaders and leaders of University and University of Applied Sciences to search for solutions to the challenge.
Let’s make Oulu great together!
Niko Mikkola, OP Financial Group
Antti Pelkonen, Bitfactor Oy
8.00 Networking breakfast at restaurant Smarthouse
8.30 Opening words
Heikki Ailisto, Research professor, Docent, VTT
8.35 Current shortage of service development expertise in Oulu, OP Financial Group, Niko Mikkola
8.45 Future growth requires expertise in data analytics, Bitfactor Oy, Antti Pelkonen
8.55 Panel Discussion with Rector Jouko Paaso (Oulu University of Applied Sciences) and Vice Rector Matti Sarén (University of Oulu)
9.30 Networking coffee
10.00 End of event