Christian Gill, Director Industrial Solutions and Service Technologies, SKF
Christian has spent the last 12 years at SKF spanning across many roles with key areas of expertise in general management, sales and marketing, product development, and industrial services. Current board assignments and other assignments include chairman of the supervisory board for SKF Belgium and Managing Director, SKF Maintenance Services.
Inka Vilpola, D.Sc., Director, Technology Office, Wärtsilä
Inka Vilpola is leading Wärtsilä enterprise architecture and digitalization development in IT department. Her background is in research on user-centered methodologies and information systems, which enables to combine technological novelties with smooth user-experience.
Juha Pankakoski, Chief Digital Officer, Konecranes
Juha Pankakoski is the Chief Digital Officer and a member of the Group Executive Board in Konecranes Plc. In addition to responsibility over Information Systems and the overall Process Architecture, Juha also has the executive level responsibility of the company’s digitalization strategy. Juha Pankakoski has worked at Konecranes since 2004. He has previously held several management positions in operations and business development at Konecranes. Juha has a solid background both in IT and Service and Equipment businesses, and is therefore well suited to drive the development and co-operation between IT and business.
Petra Sundström, Senior Project Manager, Connectivity Hub, Husqvarna
Over the last decade Petra Sundström has arrived at being a leading authority on the topics of IoT, mobility and user-centered design. As former Researcher Petra has worked at SICS, The Mobile Life Centre, Salzburg University and Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. Since November last year Petra is heading up the Husqvarna Group Connectivity Hub formed to set strategies, standards and work plans for Husqvarna Group's Connectivity work.
Jo Pauwels, Group Senior Vice President, Head of Customer Services, ABB Discrete automation and motion
Jo has worked in the industrial robotics automation industry for the last 30 years. He started his career in the early eighties as a robotic engineer for ASEA and he was one of the pioneers that introduced robots and flexible automation into the automotive and manufacturing industry. Located in Brussels, he started an international career when ASEA merged with BBC in 1988 to become ABB. Being a member of an international taskforce he specified the future ABB robotics market offer. Since 2003 he is heading the Business Unit Services for the Robotics division and since October 2011 heading customer service for the Discrete Automation and Motion division, as Group Senior Vice President.
Charles Jameson, Program Manager Connectivity, Alfa Laval
Charles has a broad experience from product management and commercial operations, marketing and sales, concept and offering development and CEM. He launched products in Sweden and internationally. He also has P&L and line manager responsibility for B2B & B2C businesses. As Program Manager Connectivity, he is currently responsible for the commercial development of connectivity (M2M) as a service and coordination of related activities across Alfa Laval’s full product range in nearly 100 countries.
Jukka Salmikuukka, Director, New Business Concepts, KONE Corporation
Jukka has worked for KONE almost 12 years in service development, R&D and business development areas. In his current role he is responsible for new business concepts and related partnerships, especially in digitalization and smart buildings context.
Peder Arvidsson, Managing Director, Sandvik Teeness AS
Peder has worked for Sandvik Coromant for 20 years, with both R&D and Production in engineer and management positions. He is currently working as MD for a company with worldwide selling of advanced tools for metal cutting where he sees the future as a big potential with IoT for Sandvik products, due to this technology they will change their future business model. A fundamental change for Sandvik. There’s have a fun future ahead of us.