Globalization and industrial digitalization in the ecosystem economy were the themes of the opening and keynote speeches at the Manufacturing Performance Day event on Wednesday in TähtiAreena (Star Arena) in Tampere, Finland. This fully booked international event with 900 official invitees offered a meeting place for the decision makers of the manufacturing industry, top class researchers and experts. And the setting was like Nordic Business Forum in miniature!
Utilization of ecosystems, earlier called clusters, is a common denominator for globally successful businesses. “Networking and knowledge-sharing companies; that is, functioning ecosystems and innovation, are vital for the whole of Europe”, stated Ilona Lundström, an officer from the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, in her opening address.
Her speech was followed by the keynote of Professor Hermann Simons from Simon-Kucher & Partners. His main messages to the audience can be encapsulated in two points: to achieve global success, development of ecosystems cannot be limited merely within the borders of one’s own country, and openness to common innovation must also increase within ecosystems.
At their own stand, Pinja’s specialists were asked questions about modernization projects of production plants, digitalization and methods for maintaining a competitive position in production also in the future.
Pinja’s specialists, in the event partner role, received guests at their own stand answering their practical questions about modernization projects of production plants, digitalization and methods for maintaining a competitive position in production also in the future. We had the opportunity to describe our solutions when answering the No. 1 Question of many: “How to find experts for the development of products and new digital solutions?”
Organizations in the manufacturing industry need courage to renew themselves and to introduce and exploit new technologies. Doing and leading this requires long-term visionary skills, new thinking and expertise in industrial digitalization.
Seminar speeches underlined the force of ecosystems and their potential in change management. To succeed, everything need not and should not be done by oneself. By partnering and networking with different expert organizations, companies can better benefit from digitalization and lead their production plants in the continuously changing environment.