Tampere Leadership Symposium: Knowledge management is key to success in today’s organisations

Submitted on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:56

The Tampere Leadership Symposium on 6 September 2018 seeks ways to make strategic organisational decisions using analytics and knowledge-based management. The theme is very topical because digitalisation has made it possible to collect vast amounts of data. However, collecting data is not enough on its own as you also have to be able to analyse it, communicate about it and use it to make strategic, knowledge-based decisions.

The annually organised Tampere Leadership Symposium offers an excellent opportunity to hear leading experts talk about society, business and management. This year, we have the great honour to welcome the one and only Tom Davenport to give the keynote talk in our main seminar. Davenport is a distinguished Professor of Technology and Management from Babson College in the United States. He is known as a pioneer of data and analytics based management and knowledge management.

In addition to seminars, Tampere Leadership Symposium offers more light-hearted programme as the Faculty of Management’s student associations arrange competitions, debates and other such activities. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the workshops organised by the Y-kampus. As usual, the event also offers a Business Fair where businesses and students have the opportunity to get acquainted and to discuss possible co-operation in the future.

Picks from the programme of the day:

8-10, Main Building A1: Open Innovation Breakfast
How to manage open innovation? Professor Tim Minshall, University of Cambridge

10.15-12, Main Auditorium: Analytics and Management; The Present and the Future
The keynote speaker of the seminar is Tom Davenport, the world’s leading expert on data and analytics based management. He will talk to us about the Four Eras of Analytics. Comments will be made by Nina Helander, Professor of Knowledge Management at Tampere University of Technology, and Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the Finnish National Agency for Education.

12.30-13.30, Main Building Y-kampus: Workshop for students
The theme of the workshop is innovation. What is innovation? Is it a process, practice, tool or something else? What kind of an environment is practical for innovating? The language of the workshop is English.
There are also two other workshops in Finnish at 10.00 and 14.00.

14-16, Main Building A4: Mutuals in the Age of Digitalisation: Challenges, Opportunities and the Role of Research
The keynote speaker is the CEO of International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) Shaun Tarbuck. Enrol for this seminar in advance with Ph.D. researcher Antti Talonen via e-mail or by phone +358 50 308 5199.

You can find more information on the event website or on Facebook or by contacting Maria Kasdaglis, tel. +358 50 417 7339, communication coordinator, Faculty of Management.