This year’s edition of the event brought together 12 000 experts from all over the world. What were the most important discussion points?
Having experienced Slush more than 10 times over the years, in different capacities – as a student, as a service designer, as a demo owner, an investor seeker and as representative of the large company - I feel like I have uncovered quite many layers of opportunities that this platform brings.
Together with colleagues from Tietoevry, this year we raised the topics of ecosystem building and fortification. As one of the Locomotive Companies, Tietoevry has an important role in the Nordic market to facilitate the creation and growth of strong long-lasting collaborative business models. The mission of the Tietoevry locomotive initiative titled Trusted Digital Societies is to develop affordable, accessible and trusted digital services for citizens.
Having launched the program only at the beginning of the year we have been eagerly looking forward to Slush sharing the opportunities we identified with the younger companies and startup teams. Together with our existing and new ecosystem partners, we aim to accelerate the development of trusted technologies and technological know-how. As a multinational company, our strength is the ability to help Finnish IT companies to build globally scalable business value from responsible data-enabled platforms.
This programme is part of a Business Finland funded initiative to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges through increased research, development, and innovation investments in Finland. Tietoevry is inviting partners to join the ecosystem for research collaboration.
Images: People listening to the Trusted Digital Societies presentation at the Tietoevry booth, Iftikhar Ahmad meeting startuppers, and Ksenia Avetisova enjoying the Slush atmosphere.
Over the years Ksenia has been navigating uncertainty of the digital age by applying innovative ways of working & design thinking methods to enable companies across multiple industries innovate & deliver outstanding results. Having strong background in User Experience and Design, Ksenia is driven by bringing the human perspective to disruptive tech innovation and research & development initiatives.