Studying digital transformation in the intersection of business and technology

Schedule and location

Monday October 26th 
Aalto University (Runeberginkatu 14, Helsinki) Co-Create 338-339 


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Dr. Executive in Residence, Henry Tirri,  Aalto University, Finland.
Professor Matti Rossi, Aalto University School of Business, Finland.


Professor Matti Rossi, Aalto University School of Business, Finland.


We will look at digital technology’s impact on businesses and business models through one of the key disruptive technologies, blockchain. The blockchain has allowed the growth of cryptocurrencies, but it promises to be much more widely used as a peer-to-peer ledger or transaction guarantee. The students will learn the possibilities of the technology and apply it to their own chosen problems as the workshop assignment.

Detailed Program

10:00 Opening and Intro to Digitalization: Matti Rossi

10:30 Session 1: Henry Tirri: BlockChain technology and business opportunities

12:15 Workshop assignment

12:30 Lunch break (own expense)

13:30 Session 2: Workshop on assignments by students

14:00 Coffee break

15:00 Session 3: Presentations by students and wrap-up

16:00 Closing

Credit points

Doctoral students participating in the seminar can obtain 1 credit point. This requires participating in the seminar and completing an assignment.


There are suggested pre-readings for this seminar. The link to them is delivered to the registered participants by e-mail.

Registration fee

This seminar is free-of-charge for member organization's staff and their PhD students. For others the participation fee is 500 €. The participation fee includes access to the event and the event materials. Lunch and dinner are not included.