Value creation by digitalization in the metals industry

Jernkontoret and Metallinjalostajat invites you to a two day seminar in Stockholm where different aspects of the digitalization of the steel and metals industry in Sweden and Finland will be discussed.


November 30 - December 1, 2017


  • Jernkontoret
  • Kungsträdgårdsgatan 10
  • 11187
  • Stockholm


The two day seminar will host invited speakers from the steel and metals industry as well as academia. The program will be continuously updated, please check this page for the most current information.


  • Process control and automation
  • Customer interaction
  • New business models
  • Organisation and leadership
  • Recycling and circular economy
  • Modelling

Moderator: Jukka Viitanen, CEO, Resolute HQ

You can reserve a seat at the seminar by signing up here.

If you have any questions please contact Robert Eriksson, +46 (0)8 679 17 17 or

Please note: The seminar including meals is free of charge. In case of no-show a fee of 750 SEK will be charged. Last day for free cancellation is Nov 24. The number of seats is limited.


Thursday 30th of November

12:00 Lunch and registration

13:00 Welcome address
Bo-Erik Pers, Jernkontoret & Kimmo Järvinen, Metallinjalostajat

13:05 Introduction
Jukka Viitanen, CEO, Resolute HQ Inc (moderator)

13:15 Industry 4.0 in the process industry
Günther Winter, Chief Technology Officer Electrics/Automation, Primetals Technologies Germany GmbH

13:40 What is digitalization?
Martin Wallin, Professor, Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology

14:05 Digitalization in the process industry
Anders OE Johansson, Program Manager, SIP Piia

14:30 Coffee break

14:55 SSAB Smart Steel – Internet of materials
Eva Petursson, ‎Vice President and Head of Corporate R&D, SSAB AB

15:20 Traceability of material during production
Pasi Kangas, Sandvik

15:45 Customer interaction
Johan Walther, ‎Logistics Manager, Höganäs AB

16:10 Coffee break

16:30 Panel discussion

17:20 Summary

19:00 Dinner at Jernkontoret

Friday 1st of December

09:00 Introduction

09:05 Experiences from Swedish-Finnish research cooperation
Björn Haase, Höganäs Sweden AB

09:15 Design for value
Harri Kulmala, CEO, DIMECC

09:40 Reuse of building components
Petr Hradil, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

10:05 On-line quality monitoring system – QMT
Juha-Matti Pesonen, Manager R&D - Digitalization, Tornio Research Center, Outokumpu

10:30 Coffee break

10:55 Artificial intelligence in process design and operation
Antti Roine, Technology Director - Modeling and Simulation, Outotec Oy

11:20 Open file formats and open source for Sustainable Digitalisation
Björn Lundell, Associate Professor of Informatics, School of Informatics, University of Skövde

11:45 Topology in the Furnace: Using the Mapper Algorithm as a Big Data Analysis Tool to Evaluate an EAF Energy Model
Leo Carlsson, PhD student, Royal Institute of Technology

12:10 Summary

12:15 Lunch

After lunch there will be a workshop about Horizon 2020. You are welcome to participate and the program is outlined below:

13:15 Horizon 2020 overview

13.25 Activities in SPIRE

13:35 Experiences from participating in Horizon 2020 projects

14:05 Calls in Horizon 2020 work program for 2018-20 
– Discussion and networking

15:00 End of mini-seminar