The venue gates open at 9:00 on both festival days.

Location

Day

Tags

Future Stage

11:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 45MIN

OPENING KEYNOTE: On Management Thinking, Algorithmic Logics, and the Future of Organization

Management thinking is a complex phenomenon, increasingly affected by representations and algorithmic logics. Here we are presented with an alternative take on what roles developing AIs might play in the future of organization.

  • future
12:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 45MIN

The founder story of Carbo Culture & fireside chat on Circular Economy

High end biocarbons from woody residues to sequester CO2 In Fireside chat with Cecilie Ploug Sarp, specialist in Circular Economy, Azilis Advisory.

  • growth
  • circular economy
13:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 15MIN

Green values & designing a sustainable product

Sound designer of the Shift soundscape collage “Innovation forest”, Kirsi Ihalainen, Kelosound

  • future
13:30 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 15MIN

SHIFT BUSINESS TALK: Building trust in digital growth by Gofore.

A socially responsible and successful business requires people-driven change and everyday ethical decisions. This is grounded in Gofore's technology choices and the way Goforeans serve their customers.

  • digital trust
14:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 45MIN

Keeping Ahead of Cyber Crime’s Evolution

As human behavior evolves, so do cyberattacks. Adversaries take advantage of every trend and innovation with an agility that would make most Silicon Valley startups green with envy.

  • digital trust
  • ai
15:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 45MIN

DIGITAL TRUST KEYNOTE: Cyber security, trust and safety

The difference between the public conception of cybersecurity vs. the reality of cybersecurity. Keynote followed by a fireside chat with Juha Pietiläinen.

  • future
  • digital trust
  • ai
15:45 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 30MIN

DIGITAL TRUST KEYNOTE: How To Navigate Digital Transformation

Facebook

  • future
  • digital trust
16:15 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Future Stage

1H 0MIN

PODCAST LIVE RECORDING: Redefining the next normal

Redefine the next normal of international sales with Teppo Kuisma, Silo AI & Sini Toivonen, SHIFT Business Festival (in Finnish only).

  • growth
  • future
17:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Future Stage

5H 0MIN

SHIFT After Party

Business-like Festival, Festival-like Business.

  • future
  • ai
  • digital trust
  • food tech
  • circular economy
09:00 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Future Stage

1H 0MIN

Innovation retreat - Morning session for attendees staying at Hotel Kakola

Choose from Remote morning coffee with Cecilie Plough Sarp, Omega leadership coaching with Risto Kuulasmaa, Turku Insta Walk from the hotel to Turku Castle, and Cuckoo workout session for your mind and body.

  • future
  • growth
  • ai
  • digital trust
  • food tech
11:00 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 45MIN

CIRCULAR ECONOMY KEYNOTE: A viable green transition with data-driven circular business models


  • future
  • circular economy
12:00 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 30MIN

Artful insights to lead in the circular economy

Arts in a transformative business landscape

  • circular economy
12:30 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Future Stage

1H 0MIN

PHOTOGRAPHY-FACILITATED PANEL: Picture your growth

How to create sustainable growth in all kinds of organizations? Photography-based facilitation to foster creative thinking.

  • growth
13:45 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 30MIN

Anni Pohto, songs from the upcoming album The Rising

A recording from Wednesday Opening Show: 21st-century feminist Rocky soundtrack telling stories of healing, grit, and empowerment.
14:30 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 30MIN

DIGITAL TRUST KEYNOTE: How To Navigate Digital Transformation

A replay from the keynote speech on Wednesday, by Vatsal Mehta, Vice President, Solutions engineering & Partnerships, Facebook

  • digital trust
  • ai
15:00 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 15MIN

SHIFT BUSINESS TALK: Building global business networks


  • future
  • digital trust
15:15 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Future Stage

0H 30MIN

Creating trust through professional social media

How to build your own professional brand through social media and strengthen trust among your network?

  • growth
  • future

Innovation Stage

10:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 30MIN

Opening show

Anni Pohto, songs from the upcoming album The Rising, 21st-century feminist Rocky soundtrack telling stories of healing, grit, and empowerment.

  • growth
  • future
  • digital trust
  • food tech
  • ai
  • circular economy
10:45 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 15MIN

Opening words by Festival Host & Sini Toivonen, CEO, SHIFT Business Festival


  • future
  • growth
  • digital trust
  • food tech
  • ai
  • circular economy
11:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 30MIN

FOOD TECH KEYNOTE: Juicy futures of food

Optimistic glimpses of the possible futures of food. Fast moving technologies enable radical changes, some of those will be sweet. Here is what is going on right now and what might happen next.

  • future
  • food tech
11:45 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

1H 0MIN

FOOD TECH PANEL: What's cooking in the food industry?

From research to food business - futurist insights from food tech specialists.

  • growth
  • food tech
13:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 30MIN

Elements of AI

Elements of AI is a massive open online course teaching the basics of artificial intelligence. The course, originally launched in 2018, is designed and organized by the University of Helsinki and technology company Reaktor.

  • future
  • ai
13:30 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 15MIN

SHIFT BUSINESS TALK: Sustainable business and data driven organizations

Every business is talking about sustainability and data. But not necessarily at the same time. What should organizations consider when they want to do sustainable business and be data driven?

  • ai
  • future
13:45 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 15MIN

Finland is one of the fastest-growing European Startup Hubs

Venture Capital Market landscape and investments in Finnish Startups.

  • growth
14:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

1H 0MIN

STARTUP INVESTOR PANEL: How to start a growth business in a sustainable way?


  • growth
15:15 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 45MIN

AI KEYNOTE: AI with a Human in the Loop

AI systems that do things together with humans, supporting and empowering the human collaborator.

  • digital trust
  • ai
16:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

1H 0MIN

AI PANEL: Industrial AI: Closed loops & intelligent machines

Panel hosted by Silo AI

  • digital trust
  • ai
17:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

5H 0MIN

SHIFT After Party

Business-like Festival - Festival-like Business

  • future
  • digital trust
  • food tech
  • ai
  • circular economy
  • growth
09:00 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

1H 0MIN

Innovation retreat - Morning session for attendees staying at Hotel Kakola

Choose from Remote morning coffee with Cecilie Plough Sarp, Omega leadership coaching with Risto Kuulasmaa, Turku Insta Walk from the hotel to Turku Castle, and Cuckoo workout session for your mind and body.

  • growth
  • future
  • digital trust
  • ai
  • circular economy
10:45 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 15MIN

Second day Opening Words


  • growth
  • future
  • digital trust
  • food tech
  • ai
  • circular economy
11:00 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 45MIN

CIRCULAR ECONOMY KEYNOTE: How to balance with people, planet & profit?


  • circular economy
12:00 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 30MIN

Digital deposit system enabling circularity of products


  • circular economy
12:30 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 45MIN

FOOD TECH PANEL: Plant-based food solutions enabling planetarian diets


  • growth
  • future
  • food tech
13:15 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 30MIN

FOOD TECH KEYNOTE: Future of food - Silicon Valley perspective


  • future
  • food tech
13:45 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 45MIN

Where our food comes from in the future? Will Agricultural technology transform cities into urban farming fields?

Flash interviews with Janne Saarikko

  • future
  • food tech
14:45 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 30MIN

Natural language processing (NLP) to improve HIV/AIDS data and analytics

NLP helps in assessing and effectively using data in the international development context. This shifts expert time from manual labor-intense processes to more valuable analytical work, focusing efforts on priorities that enable reaching SDGs.

  • ai
  • future
15:15 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

0H 30MIN

Industrial AI Showcase – Case Beamex X Silo AI: How AI improves measurement accuracy and data integrity


  • ai
15:45 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Innovation Stage

1H 0MIN

BUYOUT INVESTOR PANEL: How to scale up after corona?


  • growth
  • future

Engaging Program

12:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Engaging Program

0H 45MIN

HYBRID ROUNDTABLE with GOFORE&TAISTE: The old normal wasn't that great anyways – Rethinking work culture in the post-covid world

Covid has changed our perspectives on work culture. IT companies have led the way in this development – but no change comes without challenges. Join our discussion on how we can build the socially sustainable working environments of tomorrow!

  • future
13:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Engaging Program

0H 45MIN

HYBRID ROUNDTABLE with UNIVERSITY OF TURKU: Sustainability Agency

In securing sustainable futures, we as actors matter. Join this panel to understand what we can do toward our planet's sustainability. We also present the Handbook of Sustainability Agency, fresh out of the press, launched at SHIFT!

  • future
14:00 — Wed August 25th

LOCATION: Engaging Program

0H 45MIN

HYBRID ROUNDTABLE with INKLUSIIV: Diversity and inclusion in organizations: Start with inclusion and diversity will follow


  • future
14:00 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Engaging Program

1H 15MIN

HYBRID WORKSHOP with SITRA: How to go from linear to circular?

With Sitra circular economy specialists you will gain understanding of circular business possibilities for your business, and receive tools that will help your company define your circular opportunities and identify the next steps from linear to circular.

  • growth
  • future
  • circular economy
14:00 — Thu August 26th

LOCATION: Engaging Program

1H 0MIN

VIRTUAL WORSHOP with TAWNY: The Rise of Emotion AI - creating empathic products, services, and experiences in various industries

In this roundtable, we will discuss the development of emotion AI from past to future, interesting use cases for both the private and professional life, as well as the important topic of digital trust.

  • ai
  • future