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Podcast: How does data fit into the CIO role, Kristiina Lammila from Ahlstrom-Munksjö?

“Being a CIO is not only about providing technologies but enabling strategy and business continuity, security, and compliance. Data management fits those responsibilities very well.”

Data Insiders / April 28, 2022
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Kristiina Lammila was recently named the CIO of the Year by Tivi, a Finnish magazine for information technology professionals. The recognition reflects her team’s extensive steps, including building new data architecture for the globally operating company.

When Kristiina Lammila took on her position as the CIO of Ahlstrom-Munksjö nine years ago, her responsibilities were to find cost savings and provide IT services across the organization. Today, the CIO role is all about acting as a strategic partner for the business.

In this episode, Lammila shares her experiences on Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s data journey: developing a data-driven culture and bringing the company through a transformation of reporting, analytics, and master data use for future success. “Our organization understood the value of data surprisingly quickly”, she says, while the journey continues.

How have they succeeded to speed up the change within the last year? What kind of information can be found behind the numbers? Learn more:

Kristiina Lammila is the CIO at Ahlstrom-Munksjö, one of the world's leading players in sustainable and innovative fiber-based solutions. She is responsible for IT and Business Process Management, leading a team of versatile experts. Lammila began her IT journey in 2005 and has worked in her current position since 2013.

Episode highlights

2:05 How does data fit into CIO responsibilities?

4:10 Business platform renewal and other current data & analytics related topics at Ahlstrom-Munksjö

4:47 New ownership affecting the data agenda

5:46 Quick wins in data & analytics

7:07 From paper reporting to data-driven thinking

11:45 Data management and sustainability improvements

13:50 Master Data Management as a key initiative: Harmonizing production data

Read also the related article: “Good master data is essential for company management”

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