Siemens & VTT joint webinar on 28.2: Digitalization of forest industries - Case Digital Fiber ecosystem

28.2.2019 16:00 - 17:00

Today, the global industrial landscape is in full transformation, which gives front-runner companies unusual latitude to influence future industry structure. Forest industries have been experiencing a dramatic change. The demand for traditional paper – for example, for newspapers or office use – is declining worldwide, while the total demand for fiber products continues to grow. In the future, a part of the growth is expected to come from new fiber-based materials and especially cellulose, such as textile fiber. Digitally assisted business ecosystems between industries will develop value-added cellulose products, their production processes and revolutionise bio-based material markets. The new ecosystems will be highly virtualised, enabling holistic optimisation and automation of processes throughout product life cycles.

The main themes of this webinar are new fiber-based materials, digitalization and business ecosystems. The webinar is hosted by EVP Jussi Manninen (VTT) and CEO Janne Öhman (Siemens Osakeyhtiö). Webinar will provide current insights on how digitalization can radically transform the forest industry with a help of e.g. IoT platforms and help to create solutions that become new industry standards.

Digital Fiber Ecosystem is an open innovation ecosystem for forest industry digitalization, created in cooperation with Siemens and VTT. With the aim to achieve the next level of industrial productivity, partners are encouraged to utilize Siemens' Digital Enterprise platform solutions and VTT's Bioruukki Pilot Centre to innovate across the entire forest industry value chain.

An Innovation Challenge is also introduced in this webinar.

The webinar is moderated by Sami Kazi (VTT). Duration is 60 minutes, including 15 minutes of Q+A session in the end.

For more information about the webinar and the speakers, and registration to the event, follow this link: https://www.vtt.fi/medialle/tapahtumat/digitalization-of-forest-industries-webinar-case-digital-fiber-ecosystem

Karoliina Peippo