TIVIT Interactive: Digital Services webinar

Watch the webinar by Roope Takala on Tivit Digital Services program

Digital Services is a TIVIT program that aims to help rapidly launch, maintain and develop new digital services. With $6M total volume for 2012, the program targets four sectors: SMEs, Finance, Education and Wellness.

In this webinar Roope Takala, Focus Area Director, explains the structure and objectives of the Digital Services program. In addition to outlining the program’s worldview, the webinar cites real-life examples of ongoing projects like MIDEaaS, SuoRA and Wellmate.

Tivit Interactive: The Internet of Things

Watch the webinar by Wilhelm Rauss on the Internet of Things.

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In the near future the internet and wireless technologies will connect different sources of information such as sensors, mobile phones and cars in an ever tighter manner. This shift is often referred to as the Internet of Things.

To harness the potential of that shift in Finland, big corporations, SMEs and university partners grouped under the TIVIT umbrella for the Internet of Things (IoT) program. The IoT is a four-year program that aims to establish Finnish ICT industry as an internationally recognized leader in the IoT domain. The program is part of TIVIT’s overall goal to position Finland as a gateway between Europe and China in the ICT sector.

In this webinar, Wilhelm Rauss, Focus Area Director at TIVIT, introduces the IoT program with its goals and general plan, timeline, project partners and project achievements so far. The program includes six working packages whose combined goal is to create an open general platform for IoT that would offer horizontal solutions for all major sectors (health, transport, security, energy).

Started in March 2012, the program has already achieved tangible results like 23 published scientific papers, advances in data collection and 3D prototyping as well as closer cooperation ties with the French Cluster and the Chinese partners.

TIVIT Interactive: Business Ecosystem Creation by Collaborative Business Concept Development

Watch the webinar: Jaakko Talvitie on Business Ecosystem Creation by Collaborative Business Concept Development.

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What is a business ecosystem and how do businesses cluster and network within it? What role does collaborative business concept development play in an ecosystem? Do ecosystems develop by themselves or can they be helped to emerge?

This webinar by Jaakko Talvitie, Director of TiViT’s Business Ecosystem Creation program, seeks to answer these questions. On top of defining the concepts and outlining the architecture of an ecosystem, the presentation will explain what TiViT Ecosystem program is and how it can help companies in business ecosystems creation.

TIVIT Interactive: Business Modelling in Data to Intelligence (D2I) Program

Watch the webinar: Jukka Heikkilä – On Business Modelling in Data To Intelligence (D2I) Program

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TiViT’s Data to Intelligence (D2I) program seeks to find ways to use big data for the benefit of businesses and services. In this webinar Prof. Jukka Heikkilä from Turku School of Economics will discuss the process and findings on business modeling conducted during the D2I program.

The presentation starts off with a general description of what business modeling is and goes on to discuss the different types of business models and business process design (Canvas, BM2EA, STOF). In addition, Professor Heikkilä shares lessons learnt so far from researching business modeling processes for network-based businesses.

TIVIT Interactive: Long-Term User Research to Steer Strategic Design of a New Cloud Service

Watch the webinar: Harri Kiljander – Long-Term User Research to Steer Startegic Design of a New Cloud Service.

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F-Secure has been developing cloud-based security software for several years. From protecting devices against malware we are currently expanding to protecting the irreplaceable content for the people. F-Secure Content Anywhere is a simple and secure cloud service that backs up the content from user’s devices and allows the user to access the content from any device, any time. In the course of developing Content Anywhere, we organized a long-term user study with a group of key users, who tested the new cloud service with their devices.

We benchmarked the new service against our earlier Online Backup service to validate the new value proposition, users’ mental model, UX design conventions, and to identify areas for further improvement. The long-term user study was supported by an online focus group setting.  This allowed the development team to carry out intimate dialog with the test users, learn from their expectations, gather their feedback, and to probe specific topics that were identified during the research project. In this presentation, we discuss the research method, its applicability to cloud service design and development, and illustrate the Content Anywhere service.

TIVIT Interactive: Mashware – Downloadable Components as On-Demand Service

Watch the webinar: Tommi Mikkonen from Cloud Software SRA

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Web-based software and services are available all over the world instantly after they are released online. They can be used and updated without need to install anything, and once in place, they can also be reused in other contexts. As the amount of web services and devices used to consume data has exploded, it is becoming difficult to handle and gain access to the relevant data. Mashups are a new breed of web applications that act as content aggregates that leverage the power of the Web to support instant, worldwide sharing of content. In this paper, we apply mashupping technologies to software development, and introduce the concept of mashware, where components loaded on-demand from different sites form real applications building on the strengths of each individual component. In addition, we discuss our proof-of-concept system, where a mashware prototype has been realized for mobile devices.

Mashup-sovellukset ovat uudenlaisia ohjelmistoja, joissa tekijät yhdistelevät webistä valmiina saatavaa sisältöä uusin, innovatiivisin tavoin. Tässä webinaarissa visioidaan, mitä vastaava malli tarkoittaisi ohjelmistokehitykselle. Toisin sanoen: miten ohjelmistoja – jotka esitelmän otsikon mukaisesti ovat mashwarea – voisi rakentaa eri puolilta webiä ladattavista palasista. Tämä sallisi hajautetun ohjelmistokehityksen, pilvipalveluiden laajamittaisen hyödyntämisen osana komponentteja sekä aiempaa nopeamman kehitystyylin.


TIVIT Interactive: Media consumption and consumer resistance in the new decade

Watch the webinar: Antti Sihvonen from Next Media SRA

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Kuluttajuuden ja median käytön muutos ohjaavat meitä ymmärtämään kuluttajuutta uudella tavalla. Kuluttajaymmärryksen keskiöön nousevatkin kulutukset ääri-ilmiöiden ymmärrys sekä jokapäiväinen kuluttajuus.

Ymmärtämällä kuluttajien arkisia toimia median parissa voimme ymmärtää laajemmalti median roolia jokapäiväisessä elämässämme. Toisaalta lisäämällä ymmärrystä kuluttajuuden ääri-ilmiöistä, kuten kuluttajien vastarinnasta, voimme paremmin ymmärtää myös jokapäiväistä kuluttajuutta.

Kaiken kaikkiaan näiden eri näkökulmien kohtaamispiste tarjoaa meille mahdollisuuden syvempään kuluttajan median käytön ymmärrykseen.

TIVIT Interactive: Internet of Things

Watch the webinar: Wilhelm Rauss from Internet of Things SRA

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Wilhelm Rauss presents the Internet of Things program and talks about its vision, structure, current status, goals and challenges. The four-year government-funded program with an estimated budget of 50-60 million euros includes several Work Packages whose topics, focus and contents are also described in the presentation.

TIVIT Interactive: D2I

Watch the webinar: Jukka Ahtikari from D2I SRA

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Mikä on TIVITin Data to Intelligence- eli D2I-ohjelman tarkoitus, tavoite, haasteet ja suunnitelmat? Ohjelman vetäjä Jukka Ahtikari selvittää webinaariesityksessään, missä mennään.

Data to Intelligence (D2I) -program’s target is to support the global trend, and contribute to such emerging ecosystems that boost Finnish international competitiveness through intelligent and automated (context-sensitive, personalized, role based, proactive) data processing technologies linked to new data-driven services that add measurable value, leading to increased knowledge, comfort, productivity or effectiveness.

The target is reached by developing intelligent methods and tools for managing, refining and utilizing diverse data sources, and by creating new, innovative data-intensive business models and services based on these methods.

In this Tivit webinar you can find..

  • The D2I program’s vision, mission and key breakthrough targets
  • Partner organisations and D2I program’s operating model
  • Horizontal WP activities which support the development of various D2I mini-ecosystems
  • Four year general plan for D2I activities


TIVIT Interactive: Tablets – a new delivery channel, a new media format

Watch the webinar: Lotta Holm from Next Media SRA

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HBL (Hufvudstadsbladet) on Suomen kymmenenneksi suurin sanomalehti, jonka levikkialue myötäilee rannikkoa Kokkolasta Loviisaan mukaan lukien Ahvenanmaan ja Turun saaristo.

TIVITin Next Media -ohjelman alkaessa HBL oli haasteellisessa tilanteessa Ahvenanmaan-jakelunsa kanssa, sillä pelkät painatus- ja jakelukustannukset ylittivät tilaajien maksaman tilausmaksun. Näin ollen Next Mediaan lähdettiin mukaan, aikomuksena testata lukulaitteita mahdollisena sanomalehden jakelukanavana logistisesti haasteellisilla alueilla.

Lukulaiteversio toteutettiin ns. alustariippumattomana designapplikaationa, eli lukulaiteversiota voitiin käyttää millä tahansa taulutietokoneella (ei sähkömustelaitteilla). Ulkoasullistesti versio ei näyttänyt sanomalehdeltä. Vaikka sisältö oli sama, lukulaiteversiolle oli suunniteltu lukulaitteen ominaisuuksia hyödyntävä erilainen ulkoasu.

Versiota testattiin Ahvenanmaalla kahden kuukauden ajan maalis-toukokuussa 2011. Testitulosten perusteella todettiin, että uusi ulkoasu oli liian rohkea ratkaisu ja että on parempi tuottaa logistisesti haastavilla alueilla asuville nykyisille paperilehden lukijoille näköislehti (eli pdf-versio).

Toinen havainto oli, että niille lukijoille, joita paperilehti ei (enää) kiinnosta, on tarjottava täysin erilainen mediatuote. Heitä ei sanomalehtisisältö nykyisellään kiinnosta, vaikka se olisi paketoitu uudempaan ulkoasuun ja tarjottaisiin heille taulutietokoneella. Tästä syystä HBL lähti kehittämään uutta konseptia, projektinimeltään HBL+, joka sisällöllisesti olisi erilainen kuin paperilehti. Syksyn 2011 aikana kehitettiin konseptiversio tuotteesta, joka joulu-tammikuussa testattiin kohderyhmällä yhdessä Aalto Arts:in tutkijoiden kanssa. Palaute oli rohkaisevaa ja seuraava askel olisi nyt kehittää toimiva prototyyppi.