Fintech Seminar, Practical Questions and Solutions

March-April  2018

Financial industry is facing new challenges and new opportunities stemming from


  • digitalisation and new technologies, such as blockchain technology,platform technology, big data and data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence,
  • the rapidly changing global landscape with new Fintech start-ups and large tech companies, and
  • new regulation.

The seminar provides a holistic view on how these factors are powerfully reshaping and redefining the financial industry. The outcome of this development is unknown.

Several topical subjects will be presented by Finnish top experts on Fintech, representing both traditional financial institutions and start-up companies.

The seminar is free-of-charge and open to everyone. Welcome!

Enrolment: you can enrol from here 


The seminar will take place in March and April 2018 in TUAS building, Lecture Hall TU2 (11.4. and 18.4. in AS2, next to TU2), Maarintie 8, Otaniemi Campus. Otaniemi Campus Map (pdf). 

Wednesday 14.3. at 16.15-17.45

Peter Sarlin, Hanken, Silo.AI: Machine Intelligence in Finance
Päivi Heikkinen, Bank of Finland: Do you read Crypto?

Wednesday 21.3. at 16.15-17.45

Markus Hautala, Tieto: Sovrin Global Identity Network – Solving the Trust Issues of the Digital Age
Hanna Lankinen, OP Financial Group: Understanding the GDPR and Data Protection

Wednesday 28.3. at 16.15-17.45

Timo Ritakallio, OP Financial Group: Banking Industry and Digital Disruption
Kevin Linser, What worked & what didn’t – Behind the Scenes of a Fintech Startup

Wednesday 11.4. at 16.15-18.00

Antti Kiuru, Nordea: Taking down Cyber Threats in the Financial Industry
Kim Ristolainen, Bank of Finland: Can Artificial Intelligence forecast Financial Crises
Antti Kosunen, Nestholma: Learnings from Fintech / Bank Collaboration

Wednesday 18.4. at 16.15-17.45

Timo Hotti, OP Financial Group: Blockchains in Banks – The Age of Decentralization in the World of Silos
Alexander Yin, TCG: Mobile Payment and Ecosystem

For further information, please contact, School of Science, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

For students: see MyCourses, TU-EV Fintech Seminar, Practical Questions and Solutions, 1-3 credit units