IceTech Summit by ICTOulu

The ICTOulu network enhances the Polar Bear Pitching experience by curating a dynamic morning conference, now dubbed the IceTech Summit! We invite you to explore cutting-edge topics that have already left a mark in the North and are poised to make a global impact across diverse applications – AI and Printed Electornics.

9:00-15:00 | Thursday, 29th of February, 2024

Radisson Blu, Hallituskatu 1, Oulu


8:00 Open doors and Registration

9:00-9:15 IceTech Summit Opening


Morning session: “Printed Electronics Featuring Printocent”

9:15-10:00 Keynote by Antti Keränen, CTO and Co-Founder at TactoTek

10:00-10:15 Q&A session

10:15-11:00 Specialists panel discussion


11:00-13:00 Lunch break  

As well as enjoying food at the Radisson Blu Hotel, guests can check out more of what Oulu with companies from the region showcasing their products and solutions. There is also plenty of time to network and make new connections with fellow attendees.


Afternoon Session: “AI – A Northern Perspective”

13:00-13:45 Keynote by Tero Ojanperä, Chairman and Co-Founder of Silo AI.

13:45-14:00 Q&A session

14:00-14:45 Specialists panel discussion

  • Moderator – Max Raymond, Specialist at BusinesOulu, ICTOulu
  • Erkki Lohiniva, CEO and Founder
  • Pekka Vuorio, Cloud and Data Architect, Co-founder at Brightly Works
  • Tero Ojanperä, Chairman and Co-Founder of Silo AI.

14:45-15:00 IceTech Summit program concludes

Our Keynote Speakers

Chairman and Co-Founder of Silo AI

Dr. Tero Ojanperä

Dr. Tero Ojanperä is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Silo AI, one of Europe’s largest private AI labs. He is also a Professor of Practice on Intelligent Platforms at Aalto University, Finland. Previously, he was Nokia’s CTO and Chief Strategy Officer and served on its executive board.

Dr. Ojanperä latest book “AI Revolution – The Handbook” with an in-depth look at the underlying technology of large language models, their diverse applications, and societal impacts. He is also a co-author of the influential book “Platform Strategy: Transform Your Business with AI, Platforms and Human Intelligence” which provides a blueprint for businesses navigating the digital age.

Dr. Ojanperä was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2006 and ranked as the 7th Most Creative Person in Business in 2009 by Fast Company.

CTO and Co-Founder at TactoTek

Antti Keränen

Antti is the technology mastermind behind TactoTek’s structural electronics. His main responsibilities are developing and maintaining the IP portfolio, directing R&D innovation activities, and communicating the company technology vision and practical applications to the community.

Antti has been a major contributor to the technology of in-mold electronics since 2005, when he joined the VTT printed electronics team. He is an Adjunct Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Oulu where he earned his PhD in 2002. Subsequently, he worked as a nuclear scientist at INFN, Italy, and as a Software Specialist for e.g. Nokia.