MAY 27, 2021


Already for the seventh year the leading organisations such as TalTech, Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL), Enterprise Estonia (EAS) and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications join forces to promote the opportunities emerging from Industry 4.0 framework.

  • How to adapt or change the business model during and after the crisis?
  • What are the benefits of the digital transformation today?
  • How can universities support the digital transformation?
  • How to make the most of what technology partners can offer?
The event has a strong track record of bringing together and benefitting manufacturers, ICT vendors, academia and policy makers in Baltic Sea Region - over 550 followed the conference on 2020!


How Have Industries Adapted Their Business During the Crisis? International Angle.
Dr. Lars Schwabe
How Have Industries Adapted Their Business During the Crisis? Baltic Angle.
Tomas Jaskelevičius
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Signe Ratso
Deputy Director General of European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation

Signe Ratso is Deputy Director General of DG RTD of the European Commission since 1 March 2018. In this function her particular areas of responsibility include International Cooperation in Research and Innovation as well as R&I in Industrial Technologies and in the area of Transport. Before joining DG RTD she worked in different senior management positions in DG TRADE since 2006. From 2011 to 2018 she was Director for Trade Strategy, Analysis and Market Access in DG TRADE. Previously (from 2007 to 2011) she was Director for WTO, legal matters and food-related sectors in DG TRADE, covering also covered OECD issues, export credits and export controls of dual use goods. After joining the Commission at the beginning of 2006, she held the post of Principal Adviser in DG TRADE for the first year. Before joining the Commission Signe Ratso worked as Deputy Secretary General (from 1994 to 2005) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia. In this position she was responsible for all EU-related issues in the following policy areas: trade and industrial policy, energy, transport, telecommunications, information society, internal market affairs. During Estonia’s accession negotiations she was responsible for negotiating 6 economic chapters. She has two University degrees. In 1983 she graduated from Tartu University in Estonia as an English philologist, in 1993 in International Trade and International Economics.

Tauno Otto
Professor of Production Engineering at TalTech

Andrei Shishkin
Researcher at Riga Technical University and Research Coordinator at MagnesiumCom

Václav Smítka
Programme Manager at AMIRES

Václav Smítka, Ph.D. is a Programme Manager of AMIRES s. r. o. in the domain of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Additive Manufacturing. He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering in 2009. At the same faculty he finished his Ph.D. in 2013. As an assistant professor at the Department of Special Geodesy at FCE, CTU in Prague, he took part in many research and development programmes and projects as a coordinator as well as a member of a research team. All these projects were mainly focused on the deformation measurement methods in the field of civil engineering. He is trained and practioning the smE-MPOWER methodology for business innovation coaching. Václav has a strong experience in preparation and management of R&D projects funded by the European Commission. Currently, he is a Project and Dissemination Manager of H2020 project SOLWATT (Solving Water Issues for CSP Plants), Dissemination Manager of H2020 project MANUELA (Additive Manufacturing Using Metal Pilot Line) and contributing to exploitation in H2020 project MOSAIC (Modular High Concentration Solar Configuration). He also supervises H2020 project WASCOP (Water Saving for Solar Concentrated Power)


  • The start of our journey
  • Where we are today in a digital perspective
  • A live demonstration of one digital tools

Manuel Berglund
Erp Manager at Koenigsegg Automotive AB

Manuel studied automation as a student and started working in manufacturing industries from a very young age. His interest in technology led him to Koenigsegg 11 years ago and he has learned continually as he has progressed through the ranks. He started out as a technician in production and soon after, he became a team leader. From there, he started to work with product quality and as a test driver, the goal being to ensure that their cars were of an appropriate standard before they deliver them to customers. Later, he received an opportunity to start working as Production Manager, which he did for 3 years. It was during this time that he pushed the company to take a better advantage of Monitor – the ERP system that they use. That mission continued when he moved to the Purchasing department, learning strategies for procurement and material flows within a manufacturing business. Koenigsegg has enjoyed steady growth over recent years and the organisation has changed a lot as a result of that growth. ERP is more important now than ever, and he has taken on the role as ERP Manager to educate staff and to further develop and integrate the ERP system within our business.

Jonas Persson
Director of Business Development at Monitor Group

Jonas has always had an interest in technology (a lot of racing in go-karts, boats and motor cycles), which made it natural during the years of education to graduate as an engineer. Through the years he has had a number of positions (Production, Research and Development Manager). When he started at Monitor 2004 it was as business consultant and during those years he was involved in a large number of implementations projects in different types of industries. Each project has always given him some new knowledge about how to run a company. Then he was involved in sales for a number of years, which meant that his contact the network increased tremendously, and he had many from that period. Today, as Director of Business Development Monitor Group he’s mainly involved in the development of our foreign subsidiaries and partners, but also works with international coverage of our competitors.

09:00 Expo & Networking
Expo and virtual networking
09:40 kalmet
Warm-up presentation (EST)
Henrik Kalmet , Actor and Digitization Expert
10.00 tervitus
Mariana Hagström, Founder and CEO of Avokaado
10.05 Sissejuhatused
Jaak Aaviksoo , Rector of TalTech
Raul Siem , Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia
10.15 stuff
How have industries adapted their business during the crisis?
Dr. Lars Schwabe, Director of Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
Technology, Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Tomas Jaskelevičius, President of the Lithuanian Association of Engineering Industries
LINPRA, CEO of Arginta Engineering
11.00 slot
How have Estonian industries adapted their business during the crisis?
Otto Richard Pukk, President of Incap Corporation, Chairman of the Council of the Estonian Electronics Industry Association
Kristo Timberg, CEO of Chemi-Pharm
Priit Haldma, CEO of Estanc
11.45 break
Pause: expo and virtual networking
12.00 slot
What are the main support measures to overcome the crisis?
Viljar Lubi, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
12:20 slot
How can universities support industry?
Mika Salmi, Research Manager, Digital Design Laboratory, Aalto University
Johan Stahre, Professor in the Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology and Head of the Department of Production Systems / EIT Manufacturing, Director of Innovation, European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Renno Veinthal, Vice Rector for Research, TalTech
13.05 slot
How digitization trends have changed lately?
Juhan-Madis Pukk, Flowit Partner and Business Development Manager
13.20 slot
How to come out a winner from crisis?
Indrek Saul , Growth Coach
13.45 proto
Prototron competition finalists’ presentations and awarding
Jana Budkovskaja , CEO of Prototron
14.30 lopp
Closing remarks. Expo and virtual networking remains open.


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