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Digitalising and connecting the neighbourhood: solutions for the BSR

June 4, 2018 - June 5, 2018

The objective of the seminar is to take a look at the preconditions for the digitalization and promote cooperation in the region by bringing digital solutions together and discussing how these solutions could be used to increase cooperation in different ways in the region. The municipalities and regions have to get ready for the digital world after 2020. Having similar joint challenges calls for cooperation in the region. As a result joint solutions will be worked out and experience shared.

HA Neighbours´ experts in regional cooperation will set the stage for the discussion through a short introduction of the possibilities of more extensive and thorough international cooperation in our region. Digitalization is a trend which is sweeping across all societies and by doing so it creates immense possibilities in different fields.

Our moderator Project manager Darijus Valiucko from atene KOM, a prominent IT and communications agency, will lead us deeper in to the subject matter with the help from experts and professionals. We will get to hear examples of successful digitalization projects and cooperation platforms and also hear what kind of obstacles there have been. After we have heard about the successes and obstacles we will turn to their solutions in an expert panel. Our panelists will tackle the issues from several angles in industries, regions, education etc. and from several countries.

What digitalization offer international cooperation and what international cooperation offer digitalization? Business opportunities, legislative improvements, a higher standard of living? Come hear how we can really start to utilize the full potential of the digital revolution.

Date, Time

Tuesday, 5 June, 13.30-15.00 @ Small Hall


Mr Darijus Valiucko, Project Manager, Atene KOM


Opening remarks
  • Ms Daria Akhutina, Senior Adviser, CBSS
  • Mr Mikko Lohikoski, Senior Adviser, City of Turku
  • Mr Peyman Khodabakhsh, Project Developer and Manager, Atene KOM
  • Mr Lars Ahlbäck, CEO, Tilaajavastuu
  • Mr Jury Vorotnitsky, Chairman of the Board, Digitalization Transformation of the State Belarus University
  • Ms Svetlana Kochkaeva, Manager for the Center for Science and Technology Foresight Department, ITMO University


Mr Juhani Ailio, juhani.ailio@centrumbalticum.org


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