Health DemoDate – Nordic co-creation for Health Tech growth, Oulu

Come and find new partners for health tech business in the Nordic countries

This event is a great opportunity to meet the key actors in the health tech sector from Nordic Countries, Germany, Holland and Canada.

Industry leaders, such as Nokia, Hamilton Health Sciences, Innokas Medical and Tieto Healthcare, will share their insights into the co-creation of future health solutions. After the morning seminar, companies will present their products and services in the DemoDate session. B-to-b matchmaking is open to everyone.

Discover new partnering opportunities and book time for the most wanted face-to-face meetings with the help of Brella networking application. Connect with other participants.

Last registration day for the event is 23th of May 2017.

Nordic co-creation for Health Tech growth

Preliminary agenda:

30 May, Tuesday
Venue: Oulu City Theatre
Address: Kaarlenväylä 2, Oulu city centre


08:30 Morning coffee, mingling and company stand preparations
09:30 Opening of the seminar, Moderator Lauri Salovaara
09:40 Key-note: Nokia in Digital Health
Lea Myyryläinen, Director, Digital Health, Nokia, Finland
10:00 Co-creation needs and opportunities, presented by industry forerunners

Ted Scott, Chief Innov. Officer & Dir. of Strategy, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada
Jouni Toijala, Chief Executive Officer, Innokas Medical, Finland
Karolina Mosiadz, Communications Manager, Telefonica
Jukka Palosaari, Head of Product Man., Healthcare Inf. Systems,Tieto, Finland
11:10 Flash-presentations: Companies share their stories about partnerships
Anssi Ylimaula, CEO, Kide Clinical Systems, Finland
Steffen Mio Kristiansen, Head of Customer Relations, No Isolation, Norway
Seppo Kopsala, CEO, Optomed, Finland
Markus Vogt, Director Segment Healthcare, EBV Elektronik, Germany
Minna Åman-Toivio, CEO, MedKit, Finland
Line Federley Kirkemo, CMO JodaCare AS, Norway
Mikael Mineur, Sales Manager, Gemalto NV, Germany
11:50 International networks
Mikaela Nordenfelt, International Ecosystem Coordinator, ECHAlliance
12:00 Lunch


Room Main hall 1st & 2nd floor “Pieni lämpiö” 1st floor “Attic studio” 3rd floor

Networking at stands


Matchmaking (Brella)



German session 13-14


OuluHealth session 15-16


17:00 DemoDate ends
19.30 Networking dinner at the Original Sokos Hotel Arina

31 May, Wednesday
Venue: Oulu University Hospital
Address: Leivonkaari L3, entrance A5:5

An opportunity to participate in a guided tour of the Oulu University Hospital TestLab, a part of the OuluHealth Labs concept. OuluHealth Labs is a one-of-a-kind, test- and development environment for products and procedures. Innovations are tested through the entire service chain, from private homes all the way to health centres and hospitals.

Bus transportation has been organised for the guided tours. Buses depart from the front of the City Theatre at 09:30 am and 12:30 pm. Please register here.

Salla Hirvonen, +358 40 7261842,,


Lauri Salovaara, Opening of the seminar, Moderator

Lauri Salovaara is the moderator of the event. Lauri is an entrepreneur and professional in the entertainment business for more than 20 years. His passions are business, media, entertainment, branding, marketing, innovation, creating new. He is winner in the speaker category at the Evento Awards 2017. That is concerned as the Oscar gala of events in Finland. The most recent and the most ambitious Project of Lauri is ongoing and named ”How to become a millionaire in 500 days”.

Lea Myyryläinen, Director, Digital Health, Nokia, Finland

Lea Myyryläinen (M.Sc (Eng) in EE) has worked at the Nokia Corporation for almost 20 years. Lea is today working as a Director in the Nokia Digital Health Unit, currently heading activities for the patient care pilot cases and customer cases, along with Nokia’s wellbeing device and corporate wellness offering.

During the years at Nokia Lea has held multiple positions in various technology and business areas such as Nokia Broadband IP Access, Location Based Services, Mobile Applications, Mechanics Outsourcing, New Technology Sourcing, Corporate Development and Graphene/Nanotechnology Sensors.

Lea’s career at Nokia is mixed with new technology projects and corporate business development, involving evaluating new technology and business opportunities with a clear Nokia’s business need and drive behind.

Previous to Nokia Lea used to work at Datex, Instrumentarium – also known today as GE Healthcare Finland – as well as Jaakko Pöyry Consulting as an intelligent building consultant and building automation designer.

Ted Scott, Chief Innovation Officer & Director of Strategy, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

Ontario’s healthcare system faces some unique challenges, and the cost of providing care rises each year. Increasingly, innovation is playing a key role in finding new ways to deliver top-notch care more efficiently.

Ted is the inaugural Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Strategy at Hamilton Health
Sciences, a role established specifically to bring resources, partnerships and thought leadership to develop new, innovative approaches to the delivery of health care in our community and beyond. The establishment of this role has been an essential step in positioning HHS as a leader on the provincial and national stage of health innovation. With dual responsibility for advancing HHS’ organizational strategy, “Best Care for All”, Ted also ensures that HHS initiatives remain focused on achieving the ‘North Star’ metrics.

In his role, Ted represents HHS’ innovation agenda and contributes to the development of
system-wide health innovation initiatives at several local and regional tables. Most recently, he was appointed lead for the HHS Innovation Exchange, the hospital’s collaborative innovation initiative with IBM Canada. He is also a contributing member to the Synapse Life Sciences Consortium, the regional cluster organization for the Greater Hamilton Area focused on supporting initiatives and projects that magnify the impact of collective action across the cluster ecosystem, and accelerate the commercialization of life science innovation. Regionally, Ted is co-chair of the Innovation Broker Taskforce for the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO), which has been established to pull innovation in to Ontario’s health system.

Ted is an expert digital health strategist and has a wealth of experience in industry relations and procurement, as well as in innovation policy. He has been instrumental in stewarding industry relationships, providing leadership for numerous, public-private, multi-million dollar projects. Prior to his work at HHS, he was inaugural Chief Innovation Officer at Mohawk College and led the development of the college’s applied research and innovation programs. In this role, he facilitated the development of large scale, digital health solutions in Canada, Africa and South Asia.

In recognition of his achievements, Ted has received the Distinguished Fellow- Adjunct
Professor award in 2016 from Mohawk College and the Alumni of Distinction Award in 2007. Ted has also been recognized for his excellence in education and industry partnerships by the Hamilton Industry Education Council and his research has been recognized through several awards.

Ted holds a Masters of Applied Science in Medical Ultrasound and a PhD in Diagnostic Imaging from Charles Sturt University of Australia.

Jouni Toijala, Chief Executive Officer, Innokas Medical, Finland

Mr. Jouni Toijala serves as CEO of Innokas Medical. Before joining to Innokas Medical Jouni held Symbio Finland Oy Managing Director position where he worked with local and global customers like
Google, PNB Paribas, Sandvik, Suunto, TBWA, Volvo and YLE to create new innovations. Earlier in his career, Jouni served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Meridea Financial Software Ltd. He further held several other leadership positions at Nokia France, UK & Finland. Jouni
holds a B.Sc. IT & Telecommunication degree and an MBA in strategic finance.

Karolina Mosiadz, Communications Manager, Geeny, Telefonica NEXT

Karolina Mosiadz is shaping marketing & communications at Geeny – a consumer IoT platform
from Telefonica NEXT. Before joining Geeny, she worked with tech and academia
startups in Europe and in the US, helping them grow and expand internationally.

One of her latest projects took her to Paris where she worked on introducing research writing and publishing platform to academic community in Europe. She holds a B.Sc in Economics from Bocconi
University and MA in Brand Management from Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.

Jukka Palosaari, Head of Product Management, Healthcare Information Systems,Tieto, Finland

Jukka Palosaari is owner for Tieto’s Healthcare Information System portfolio and offering.

Jukka has long experience in global, distributed software development. His background is in software engineering in telecommunications. He started his career in Nokia Networks early 2000’s while studying data network technologies and information sciences in Jyväskylä Polytechnic and University. Most of the career Jukka has done in Tieto, with a focus on managing and leading software projects and programs in Jyväskylä, Tampere, Oulu and in Pune, India. Jukka joined Healthcare industry in 2009 inside Tieto.

Jukka is technology and goal oriented person, always seeking improvements in existing practices and thinking to achieve open and innovative working atmosphere that results in innovative solutions.

Anssi Ylimaula, CEO, Kide Clinical Systems, Finland

Anssi Ylimaula (M.Sc) is a co-founder and the CEO of Kide Systems. Anssi has been involved in building four startups in Oulu region since the turn of the century. He has been an active member of the Finnish medtech community for over 15 years. His latest company, two year old Kide Systems, has a customer base of 600 optical shops and 16 hospitals in all Nordic countries and it employs fourteen people at the moment.

Kide Systems is the forerunner of consumer-driven medical imaging. Kide enables low-cost medical imaging studies at the consumer interface (e.g. optical shops). The company has been growing rapidly and is currently expanding its business to the Central Europe.

Steffen Mio Kristiansen, Head of Customer Relations, No Isolation, Norway


Steffen Mio Kristiansen were one of the first employees at No Isolation, a Norwegian firm that grew from three to thirty in a year. His background is organizational work, where he among other things have been the president of Norway´s biggest solidarity action, ODW, and the CEO of Natur og Ungdom, one of the biggest youth organizations in the country.

Taking part in the steep growth of a Norwegian Med Tech Start Up, Steffen is coming to Oulu to share the story of an avatar that seeks to change the lives of isolatet children who suffer from long term illness.

Seppo Kopsala, CEO, Optomed, Finland

Seppo Kopsala is a founder and CEO of Optomed Oy which he established in 2005. Seppo has a masters degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Oulu. Before starting Optomed he worked about 5 years in international business development positions in other high tech companies.

While working as an entrepreneur and CEO in Optomed, Seppo has raised more than 15meur in Equity and additional 5meur in other forms of financing for the company.

Nowadays Optomed is one of the fastest growing companies in Ophthalmic Imaging business, operating globally and employing more than 80 people in Finland and in China.

Markus Vogt, Director Segment Healthcare, EBV Elektronik, Germany

Markus Vogt is working in the semiconductor industry for 25 years. He lives in Munich and owns
a master degree in Electronics engineering. He is In charge of the Healthcare Segment at EBV Elektronik since 2009. The healthcare segment supports medical device manufacturers in the selection of semiconductor technology. He has supported hundreds of IoT start-ups in successfully realizing their products. He is deeply involved in some of the previous rocket stars of the IoT business.

Minna Åman-Toivio, CEO, MedKit, Finland


Minna Åman-Toivio is CEO and founder of MedKit Finland Oy. She is a health tech growth-entrepreneur with deep hands on experience in building global business and networks.

Her company is a success story in health care supply process digitalisation. In 2017 MedKit Finland is targeting 3 million euros in sales with over 7000 clients.Besides being a health tech entrepreneur, Minna’s career consists of involvement in international education platforms, innovative technology concepts and business development.

Previously she was a member of the IB-school startup team at Dubai International Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her previous experience includes also positions at Nokia Mobile Phones, Nokia Telecommunications, Oulu University of Applied Science, Oulu Technical School and the City of Oulu.

Minna has had many board-level roles in organisations such as Partnera Oy, Oulun Puhelin Oyj Pension Foundation and Systema Store. She has also been driving the development of the local economy in governmental positions in the Oulu City Board and as an elected Member of the City Council of Oulu.

Line Federley Kirkemo, CMO, JodaCare, Norway


Line is co-founder and CMO of JodaCare. She has a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship from NTNU Norway. She wrote her thesis on pilot projects of welfare technology. She has worked several years as a nursing assistant in home services, and is passionate about bringing innovative technology into the healthcare sector.

JodaCare is a digital communication solution that connects health personnel and family members taking care of the same patient. By making the communication more efficient, JodaCare wants to restore dignity in the life of people with dementia or disabilities.

Mikael Mineur, Sales Manager, Gemalto NV, Germany


Telekom IoT experience:

  • Started in 96 working for Tele2 for 8 years
  • Joined Siemens wireless ten years ago working with M2M / IoT
  • B2B Manager at 3 Hi3G Access
  • To finally end up as Regional sales manager, Nordics at GEMALTO.
  • Working with customers and partner helping them succeed in IoT.

Mikael Mineur has extensive experience in the field of IoT. Starting at Telekom in 1996, he worked at Tele2 for 8 years before joining Siemens wireless, where he specialized in M2M/IoT.

Later he was B2B Manager at Hi3G Access and became Regional sales manager, Nordics at GEMALTO. Working with customers and partners helping them succeed in IoT is currently his goal.

Mikaela Nordenfelt, International Ecosystem Coordinator, ECHAlliance


Mikaela is the International Ecosystem Coordinator at ECHAlliance. Based in Brussels and a Swedish national, she has professional experience in consulting and project management since 1995. Previous positions include Senior EU Policy Officer at the Skåne Brussels office focusing on EU health and social care and Executive Director at the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce, Washington DC. She has substantial experience of strategic analysis and communication related activities including writing reports, analysis and connecting stakeholders. Mikaela has extensive experience working in international teams. She has degrees from both Versalius College, Brussels and The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna.



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