Sandvik – Multidisciplinary technology hackathon @ Turku Science Park Oy / SparkUp Turku
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm
Multidisciplinary technology hackathon to find solutions for two real Sandvik’s business challenges with the help of blockchain technology!

About this Event



Sandvik and Empirica Finland Oy are organizing a multidisciplinary technology hackathon. The event ends the Turku ICT week and will take place on 8-10 March 2019 at the Turku Science Park / SparkUp premises in Kupittaa. Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to show your skills, work on real business challenges and meet new people! Target group for the hackathon are students from Turku region studying for a degree in any of the universities/colleges in the area.

We are looking for creative ideas and innovative solutions for two real Sandvik business challenges with the help of blockchain technology:

Case 1: Conflict minerals

“Conflict Minerals or 3TG (Tungsten, Tantalum, Tin, Gold) originating from countries, as per the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), are identified by the presence of armed conflict, widespread violence or other risks of harm to people. Armed conflict may take a variety of forms, such as a conflict of international or non-international character, which may involve two or more states, or may consist of wars of liberation, or insurgencies, civil wars, etc. High-risk areas may include areas of political instability or repression, institutional weakness, insecurity, collapse of civil infrastructure and widespread violence. Such areas are often characterized by widespread human rights abuses and violations of national or international law.

Our problem: We have to ensure we are sourcing these materials, either in raw form or in component state containing the aforementioned, from an approved smelter:

Compliant smelter: The term refers to a smelter or refiner (SOR) that has successfully completed the Conflict Free Sourcing Program (CFSP) compliance protocol for 3TG, resulting in the SOR being listed by industry organizations such as the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), Tungsten Industry-Conflict Minerals Council (TI-CMC) or similar programs.

How do we use Blockchain Technology to identify or tag minerals originating from Compliant Smelters so as to positively identify upon receipt at Sandvik allowing us to label all products as ‘Conflict Free’?”

Case 2: LH514 rear frame steel raw material batch number traceability

Raw material batch traceability from steel mill to finished product. Case LH514 rear frame.

Current two ways of working:

1. Material traceability is requested during the manufacturing process.

Material documents are selected based on best information available, comparing steel plate batch arrival time versus cutting of steel plates at our subcontractor. Sll documents from that period are send to Sandvik..

2. Material traceability request comes in advance (when the Purchase Order (PO) is placed).

Process is following:

  • a. All full raw material plates can be recognized by subcontractor (The batch is marked to the steel plate (inkjet, stamped at steel mill))
  • b. During nesting marking instructions are placed to the nesting map (work number, product id)
  • c. During the cutting process information is marked to individual plates.
  • d. After the cutting process sets are gathered and individual work number and product id are collected for each item
  • e. Batch number control is marked to packaging
  • f. Shipment is done to Sandvik
  • g. Spot welding done at Sandvik from right parts
  • h. Welding
  • i. Sandblasting
  • j.Painting

How could the steel plate batch numbers traced during the entire process so that Sandvik would have the information available during the entire process and know which parts have been used in the final product?


Blockchain is not the same thing as cryptocurrency, instead the actual technology has much more profound promise and numerous fields of businesses are currently actively looking into that. The amount of employment opportunities is rapidly rising. It has been said that blockchain can potentially be even larger disruption than the Internet itself has been. Therefore learning about blockchain can bring a lot of value for your future studies and career.

Sandvik will offer an attractive prize for the winning team. The best solution in each category is rewarded with 1000 euros. You will be provided food and drinks through out the hackathon. All attendants will receive a certificate of attendance.

And finally, please notice that you don’t have to be a blockchain or IT expert to participate! We will learn things together, and best solutions combine the ideas from various scientific disciplines (e.g. chemistry, process & material technology, geology, responsibility, supply chain, logistics, environment & ecology, data sciences etc.)


If this all sounds good, please register here.


Find more details & practicalities from the linked document.

IBM will also be present in hackathon, they are providing the IT infrastructure and support to facilitate the solution building during the hackathon. In a bit later phase we will provide a free webinar recording that will guide you on how to set up the IBM cloud environment.

Please bring your laptop, roll up your sleeves, and get ready for innovating!

Looking forward to seeing you in March!

Standardizing decentralized identity @ SFS:n kokouskeskus, 2krs, Helsinki
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Standardizing decentralized identity @ SFS:n kokouskeskus, 2krs, Helsinki

14.3.2019 13-15

SFS:n kokouskeskus, Helsinki /


12.30 Registration and coffee

13.00 Participation in Blockchain standardization

Elina Huttunen, technical advisor, Finnish Standars Association SFS

Standardizing decentralized identity

Antti Kettunen, Blockchain Solutions Consultant, Tieto

Trust in the digital age is broken. Can you remember the last time you got insurance or bought something from a private person from another EU country to yours? Or when was the last time you signed a contract or gave a power of attorney online? The chances are that you rarely have. Although our private and business lives have become increasingly digital, we still seem to lack mechanisms to conduct these common interactions online.

The rise of decentralized solutions, such as blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLT), have given rise to new types of ecosystems where businesses, public organisations and individuals can form trust relationships without involving middlemen. These decentralised solutions hold also great promise for solving the identity and integrity issues prevalent in sharing and trusting on data.

During the event Antti Kettunen from Tieto will talk about the latest developments in standardizing the decentralized identity domain.

Register for the event or the live stream on the ilmoittautuminen-page no later than 11th March.

Further information:

Elina Huttunen, technological advisor, SFS (

Blockchain – Beyond Hype -aamiaisbriiffi @ IBM-Talo
Mar 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Pedab ja IBM Finland järjestävät yhdessä Blockchain – Beyond Hype -aamiaisbriiffin tiistaina 26.3. klo 8.30-11.30 IBM-talolla Munkkiniemessä

Perustaisitko sinä tänä päivänä yrityksen ilman internettiä? Et tietenkään! Lohkoketjut tulevat olemaan merkitykseltään http-protokollan kaltainen perusteknologia jo lähivuosina. Meidän arviomme on, että jo seuraavan viiden vuoden sisällä lohkoketjuja hyödyntävät logistiikka- ja arvoketjut tulevat osaksi kansainvälisten yritysten toimintaympäristöjä. Millaisena itse näet yrityksesi toimintaympäristön ensi vuosikymmenellä? Miten luulet lohkoketjujen vaikuttavan siihen?

Lohkoketjuihin pohjautuvat palvelut mullistavat jo nyt yritysten toimintaympäristöjä useilla eri toimialoilla tehostaen olemassa olevia prosesseja, luoden uusia liiketoimintaverkostoja ja taaten vaihdetun informaation oikeellisuuden ja turvallisuuden.

Osallistu ytimekkääseen aamiaisbriiffiimme, jossa kuulet asiantuntijoiden näkemyksiä lohkoketjujen mahdollisista vaikutuksista palvelu- tai liiketoimintaanne. Tilaisuudessa saat hyödyllistä tietoa strategisen päätöksenteon tueksi. Aamun puheenvuorot tarjoavat mm:

–       Liiketalouden ja yritysstrategian näkökulma lohkoketjujen hyödyntämiseen

–       Ymmärrystä siitä, millaisia mahdollisuuksia prosessien parantamiseen lohkoketjut tarjoavat

–       Tietoa IBM:n ja Pedabin tarjoamista lohkoketjutyökaluista ja -resursseista

–       Käytännön esimerkkejä Tiedon toteuttamista hajautetuista liiketoimintaverkoista

Tilaisuus on maksuton, mutta paikkoja on rajoitetusti – varaa omasi tästä


8.30-9.00 Saapuminen, aamiaista tarjolla 
9.00-9.15 Event opening and introductions 
Kim Nielsen, Country Manager, Pedab Finland Oy
9.15-9.45 Strategic perspective to Blockchain usage
Bo Hembæk Svenson, Member of the European Blockchain Advisory Board
9.45-10.15 Lohkoketjut arvoketjujen uudistusalustana – Käytännön esimerkkejä toteutuneista käyttötapauksista ja hankkeista
Timo Koskinen, CTO, IBM Finland
10.15-10.45 Use case: Digitaalisten yritysten hajautettu liiketoimintaverkko Suomessa
Markus Hautala, Head of Blockchain Solutions, Tieto 
10.45-11.15 Digitaalisen toimitusketjun arvo uusilla murrosta toteuttavilla teknologioilla
Kari Korpela, CEO KTT, DBE Core Oy -ekosysteemiyhtiö
11.15-11.30 Yhteenveto 
Markku Luoto, Business Unit Manager Embedded, Pedab Finland Oy
11.30 Lounasbuffet 



Bo Hembæk Svenson

Bo Hembæk Svenson
Appointed Member of EU Blockchain Observatory core workgroup and DI Fintech Panel.
Experienced blockchain advisor and business developer. Hands-on experience with blockchain strategy, blockchain lab and proof of concepts within Payments, Identity and Supply Chain. 30 years software industry experience in complex technologies, business development, consulting and management, within Digital Workplace, Digital Transformation and Blockchain.

Timo Koskinen

Timo Koskinen
IBM Suomen teknologiajohtajana toimiva Timo on tehnyt töitä ICT-teknologioiden parissa jo yli 25 vuotta. Timolla on syvä ymmärrys sekä ajankohtaisista että tulevaisuuden teknologiailmiöistä, kuten esineiden internet, teollinen internet, lohkoketju, kvanttitietokoneet ja kyberturvallisuus. Vaikka luonteeltaan Timo on teknologiaintoilija, ymmärtää hän tämän päivän IT-alan muuttuvien liiketoimintamallien tärkeyden ja niiden jalostamisen.

Markus Hautala

Markus Hautala
Markuksella on laaja kokemus innovatiivisten digitaalisten palvelujen rakentamisesta ja lanseerauksesta. Hänellä on yli kymmenen vuoden kokemusn erilaisista liiketoiminnan kehitystehtävistä finanssi- ja tietotekniikka-aloilta. Markus toimii Tiedolla lohkoketju-liiketoiminnan johtajana, tavoitteenaan luoda näitä teknologioita hyödyntäen älykkäämpää, tasa-arvoisempaa ja osallistavampaa yhteiskuntaa.

Kari Korpela
Kari Korpela
Kari is a post-doc researcher in Lappeenranta University of Techology, focused in the field of information logistics integration, which forms the basis for a wider application field of Supply Chain Management. His dissertation “Value of Information Logistics Integration in Digital Business Ecosystem” cover relevant new discipline such as information logistics integration and digital business ecosystem. He has worked closely with industry to develop data integration based on current new technology and standards. He is the founder of several DBE Core research projects. He is also one of the founders of DBE Core Oy “Ecosystem Company” to facilitate API and Blockchain platform for integration.


Ilmoittaudu tilaisuuteen tästä.

Lisää ajatuksia lohkoketjuja ajavista muutosvoimista löytyy Pedabin Markku Luodon Linkedin-artikkeleista, joista ensimmäisen löydät täältä.

Blockchain Summit Frankfurt @ Kap Europa
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Europe’s Leading Blockchain for Business Event.
1 – Days
100 – Speakers
1500 – Attendees
50 – Exhibitors

Blockchain Summit Frankfurt is the leading blockchain for a business event in Europe.

Connecting over 1,500 industry leaders, business decision makers and tech innovators, Blockchain Summit Frankfurt is a 1 day conference and exhibition dedicated to the business of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Based on unrivalled content, 80 visionary speakers and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit Frankfurt is a must-attend event to understand the challenges and opportunities of our blockchain future.

See why we are the leading dedicated Blockchain event, trusted by tech giants and start-ups alike.
FUTURE OF PAYMENTS – Blockchain Forum, Fintech Finland and Lexia Attorneys @ Lexia Attorneys
Apr 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
FUTURE OF PAYMENTS - Blockchain Forum, Fintech Finland and Lexia Attorneys @ Lexia Attorneys


European political leadership has equally set a world-class example with recent consumer-focused legislative actions, such as PSD2 and the General Data Protection Regulation. These legislative acts foster innovation and drive both competition and choice in the market.

The technology could play a role in securities clearing and settlement, digital identity and payments and smart contracts built on blockchains.

Fintech companies must plan for and build in from the very beginning effective ways to address cybersecurity, data security, and privacy protection.


  • Welcome
  • Olli Kiuru, partner, Head of Banking, Finance & Fintech, Lexia Attorneys
  • Anna-Lisa Natchev, Vice Chairman of Board, Blockchain Forum Finland
  • Kirsi Suopelto, CEO, Fintech Finland
  • Instant Payment & CentroLink
    Lithuania has become one of the hottest FinTech hubs in Europe and the Central Bank of Lithuania is playing a key role in helping the community to grow.  Martynas Rajunčius, Head of Payment Systems Administration, Bank of Lithuania
  • PSD2 and Open (API) Banking
    What possibilities the legislation brings along and what can be done beyond it? Harri Rantanen, Business Developer, SEB
  • Blockchain and HSM
    Blockchain & HSM overview, opportunities and success stories.
    Mario Galatovic, Utimaco
  • Cybersecurity
    How can we get a value proposition for our customers within cybersecurity?
    Petri Tolonen, Managing Director, XCure

After the program, we have reserved time for networking with the other guests.

Register to the event by Monday 8 April 2019 clicking the button below.

Please note that there will be no separate confirmation of your registration by email. We will send a detailed schedule to the registered guests closer to the event.

Join us for a breakfast session to get an update about all the hot topics! 


Apr 30 – May 1 all-day

About Ai Everything
The global AI phenomenon will create a new world order, and the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031 envisions the country to become a world leader in AI by 2031, creating opportunities and generating up to $90 billion in extra growth.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and hosted by the UAE’s National Program for Artificial Intelligence launched by the Minister of State for AI, the Ai Everything Summit is a culmination of the UAE and the world’s mission to promote initiatives, collaborations, partnerships and breakthroughs in the field of AI, and to foster positive impact on governments, businesses, social enterprises and humankind.

At Ai Everything, the year’s most anticipated AI summit, we set out to unite the divided conversations in AI.

FLUIDITY 2019 SUMMIT @ Williamsburgh Savings Bank (Weylin)
May 9 all-day

ENTER THE ECOSYSTEM – The future is fluid. Meet the teams, companies, and technologies shaping the future of finance.

Join the visionaries and entrepreneurs driving our collective push into real-world applications of distributed ledgers alongside leading experts and minds in finance and regulation, pulling forward the measured adoption of this transformative technology.

Lohkoketjujen mahdollisuudet yritystoiminnassa @ Uusyrityskeskus Maria01
May 16 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mitä mahdollisuuksia lohkoketjuteknologia tarjoaa uusille tai toimiville yrityksille? Lohkoketjut mahdollistavat täysin uudenlaisen liiketoiminnan, mutta niillä voi myös merkittävästi tehostaa vakiintuneita liiketoimintaprosesseja. Tule kuulemaan mistä teknologiassa on kyse, miten sen liiketoiminnallinen arvo syntyy, mitkä ovat yleisimmät käyttötapaukset, ja miten käytön voi aloittaa.

Tapahtuma on suunnattu kaikille, jotka ovat kiinnostuneet liiketoiminnan kehittämisestä uuden teknologian avulla. Tervetuloa!


16:30 Johdanto
Mitä ovat lohkoketjut/
tärkeimmät toteutukset/
julkinen ja yksityinen lohkoketju/
käyttötapaukset ja liiketoiminta
Mikko Valjakka
Blockchain Forum ry
17:15 Älyraha
“Mitä se on ja miten sitä voi 
Rafael Eronen
Konsensus ry
17:45 Softapatentit
Miten suojaat 
Olli-Pekka Piirilä
18:15 “Mistä sitä saa?”
Oracle:n lohkoketjualusta
Timo Leppänen

19:00 case: Stoxchange
Janne Lohvansuu
19:30 case: Prasos
Sampo Hyvärinen
keskustelua + jatkot

EUROPEAN BLOCKCHAIN CONVENTION – Nordic Edition @ The Black Diamond
May 20 all-day

Building the Foundation of Blockchain and the Digital Economy

The European Blockchain Convention Nordic Edition is a comprehensive one-day conference that brings together 400+ industry leaders, regulators, politicians, investors, developers, CTOs, lawyers and entrepreneurs.

Our mission is to provide relevant and inspiring content in collaboration with the brightest experts from the global Blockchain scene, while also facilitating an exclusive networking environment where all participants meet to form business relationships and seek potential partners for ventures.

We go beyond Cryptocurrencies. We focus on real life applications of blockchain and DLT in energy, finance, supply chain, government, insurance, healthcare and mobility.

Älyraha 2019 @ Valkoinen Sali
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Älyraha 2019 @ Valkoinen Sali

Mikä on Älyraha 2019?

Mitä tapahtuu, kun perinteisen finanssialan ja älyrahan kovimmat kasvot kerääntyvät saman katon alle?

Helsingin Valkoisessa salissa kokoontuu joukko eri alojen huippuammattilaisia mm. tekoälyn, fintechin, taloustieteen ja ohjelmistokehityksen saroilta.

Tule mukaan oppimaan älyrahasta, jonka luomasta potentiaalista Suomi on nykyisellä regulaatiolla jäämässä paitsi ja pohtimaan mitä pitäisi tehdä, jotta pääsemme näyttämään kansakuntamme parhaat puolet kehityksen keihään kärjessä.


  • 08:30 – 08:40 – Tervetuloa – Aamukahvit
  • 08:40 – 09:00 – Älyrahan määritelmä
  • 09:00 – 09:55 – Älyraha ja arvon internet: yksi aikamme suurista mahdollisuuksista sijoittajille
  • 09:55 – 10:50 – Kulta -> Euro -> Bitcoin – rahan uusi standardi
  • 10:50 – 11:40 – Älyrahan kehittäminen luo työpaikkoja
  • 11:40 – 12:40 – Lounas
  • 12:40 – 13:35 – Älyraha – tie universaaleihin julkisiin palveluihin
  • 13:35 – 14:25 – Älysopimuksen ja lainsäätämisen tulevaisuus
  • 14:25 – 15:20 – Älyrahalla toimivien videopelien insentiivimallit
  • 15:20 – 16:10 – Älyraha markkinoinnissa
  • 16:10 – 16:50 – Tulevaisuuden yhteiskunta kuuluu milleniaaleille, mitä raha tarkoittaa heille?
  • 16:50 – 17:00 – Tilaisuuden päätös ja kutsu jatkoille
  • Tilaisuuden sponsorina toimii: Analyste Oy