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Virtual experience of the most secure data centre in the world
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Norway`s market leading data centre provider Green Mountain selects Tieto XR Lab and Teatime Research to create an immersive virtual experience.
Virtual experience of the most secure data centre in the world
Norway`s market leading data centre provider Green Mountain selects Tieto XR Lab and Teatime Research to create an immersive virtual experience.

Green Mountain is a data centre company specialized in delivering high-end data centre services to demanding enterprise and wholesale customers around the world. During this year Tieto Enhanced Reality team has been working with Green Mountain to design the first virtual experience which will enable the customers to visit the data centre without having to travel there. 

The tour features overview of the key benefits of Green Mountain, and Norway as the country to host their data centres. It provides the unique opportunity not only to visit all the strategic locations inside the data centre and learn about its setup and operations, but also to experience the potential expansion capabilities. The tour is developed by a Helsinki-based company Teatime Research, which is specialising on advanced virtual reality solutions. The scenes were captured in full 3D by using various imaging methods, ranging from photogrammetry to 360 images. The unique combination of captured data with 3D models and digital augmentations allows to provide highly realistic immersive presence experience.

Immersive experience to drive engagement 

“Green Mountain are the frontrunners in the Norwegian data centre business and we seek to be the opinion leaders in using new exciting technology. Virtual reality is going to be a valuable tool and a revolutionary marketing- and communication platform for us. By designing this virtual tour of our data centres we can create a unique experience and present our sites in an interactive way to new clients without them actually needing to visit our data centres physically. You can feel like you are walking inside our high-security underground data centre from the comfort of your own office or even home”, says Svein Atle Hagaseth, CSO, Green Mountain.

Being one of the world's most advanced data centres, Green Mountain seeks to attract global clients from around the world. The virtual tour is meant to provide the first impression to the potential clients and partners, and speed up the decision making process as well as the onboarding of the new clients. 

“The immersive technology is past the point where it was acknowledged purely for the entertainment value, it can deliver concrete business results, by connecting people and brands in a more emotional and meaningful way. I am so impressed with the unique setting and security standards of DC1-Stavanger, that it felt to be the perfect data centre to turn into the virtual experience. Its remote location is one of the strategic advantages it has, yet making it a long journey for potential clients from outside Scandinavia. An approach selected for the Green Mountain data centres makes the experience feel incredibly realistic, leaving the impression of really having been there but without the need to travel. The tour will be used worldwide to represent the brand directly, and by partners” comments Ksenia Avetisova, Head of Enhanced Reality Lab in Tieto. 

On May 1st the virtual tour is available for the visitors at DCD Enterprise in New York, USA. It currently takes visitors to the DC1-Stavanger, located in the ex. Nato storage facility inside the mountain. During the summer the experience will add the second data centre - DC2-Telemark.  

For further information

Svein Atle Hagaseth, Chief Sales Officer, Green Mountain
sah@greenmountain.no
Tel: + 1 416 518 7105

Silje Stensland, Marketing and Media Coordinator, Green Mountain
silje.stensland@greenmountain.no
Tel: + 47 922 65 803

Ksenia Avetisova, Head of Enhanced Reality Lab, Tieto 
ksenia.avetisova@tieto.com
Tel: +358 46 8114913

About Green Mountain
Green Mountain AS design, build and operate high security, robust wholesale colocation data centres. Green Mountain currently have two data centres in Norway with plans to develop in other regions. The data centres operate on 100% low-cost renewable power and use free cooling to create unique power efficiency.

The data centre near Stavanger (DC1-Stavanger) is built deep inside a mountain in a former high-security NATO ammunition store. The data centre in Telemark (DC2-Telemark) is in the ‘cradle of hydropower’ with multiple local hydropower plants. We are one of the largest operators in the sector in Norway with clients in finance, IT, government, oil and gas and others. www.greenmountain.no  

 About Tieto & Enhanced Reality Lab 
Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. 

Tieto Enhanced Reality Lab, part of Tieto Data Driven Business startup, is aiming to explore the opportunities in the new tech space. It provides methodology to identify the needs of customers and business, innovating services to support organisations in reaching strategic goals. The XR Lab opens doors to the growing ecosystem of partners, offering quick Proof-of-Concept projects to prototype and validate ideas quickly, as well as to deliver fully integrated solutions that both raise the efficiency of business operations and uncover the next level of customer experience. www.tieto.com/xrlab

About Teatime Research
Teatime Research is a virtual and augmented reality studio with a passion for emerging technologies. Teatime Research delivers products and services for virtual and augmented reality, with strengths in special know-how and expertise in user experience design. Located in Helsinki, Finland the team has many years of experience working in mixed reality projects. http://teatimeresearch.com

 

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Intrum calls for innovation to ensure financial wellbeing of European consumers
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Intrum is organizing a hackathon in partnership with Tieto to create innovations to improve individual consumer’s financial wellbeing.
Intrum calls for innovation to ensure financial wellbeing of European consumers
Intrum is organizing a hackathon in partnership with Tieto to create innovations to improve individual consumer’s financial wellbeing.
The market-leading credit management company, Intrum, has wide-ranging expertise in debt collection services across multiple European markets. This provides both the opportunity and responsibility to set new standards and change the way people perceive credit management.
 
Over the course of the two-day hackathon event in Espoo, Finland on April 11-12 this year, participants from education institutions, startups, SMEs and other organisations will create new concepts for managing personal finance.
 
- Today we launch a call for teams to hack the future of financial wellbeing with us. Consumption patterns are changing with digitalization, allowing for a wide variety of payment options. The 2017 European Consumer Payment Report indicates that as an increasing share of Europeans are willing to buy goods and services on credit, they also put themselves at higher financial risks. Having surveyed more than 24,000 European consumers, we see that these trends have a substantial impact on today’s society, says Mikael Ericson, President & CEO of Intrum

Tackling the challenge with data science and innovations

The challenge that participants are asked to solve together is not an easy one. Intrum believes that by combining forces with innovators from outside of their own industry allows for a great opportunity to create unique digital customer experiences and innovations that support financial wellbeing of citizens across multiple nations. Partners like Tieto - the leading Nordic software and services company - and others, are important to allow for an optimal setting for challenge participants. 
 
Teams participating in the hackathon will get access to the required material for the first time, and will be equipped with the latest technology and tools, customer insight and mentorship to bring their ideas to life. 
 
The hackathon is supported by Tieto Experience Hub, which is Tieto’s strategic innovation program, focused on cross-industry collaboration, design thinking and customer-centricity. Over the past years, Tieto XHub has co-created several open innovation programs including hackathons with customers like Elo, Fazer Food Services, Cargotec and UPM.
 
- IntrumHack sets out to solve one of the top challenges our society is facing - the future of financial wellbeing. Attitude to money has changed drastically since credit cards have replaced bills and coins in our wallets. Digital money is invisible and easy to spend, forgetting all the limits might lead to financial trouble. The challenge is vast, and fascinating at the same time. The commitment of Intrum to co-create radical and innovative concepts is clear - the data provided to selected teams has never been available publicly before. Combined with cross-disciplinary knowledge from the team's, open data sources and AI algorithms it is meant to explore the opportunities that lie beyond our current grasp, shares Ksenia Avetisova, Strategic Innovation Lead and CXHack concept owner at Tieto XHub.  
 
The hackathon in April is just one of a number of initiatives, internally and externally, aimed at driving digitalisation and innovation at Intrum, and further cementing Intrum’s position as the undisputed market leader. 
 
For further information, please contact:
Annika Billberg, Chief Brand & Communications Officer, Intrum 
Tel: + 46 70 267 97 91
 
Ksenia Avetisova, Strategic Innovation Lead, Tieto 
Tel: +358 46 8114913

 

http://intrum.com/intrumhack

About Intrum 

Intrum is the industry-leading provider of Credit Management Services with a presence in 24 markets in Europe. Intrum helps companies prosper by offering solutions designed to improve cash flows and long-term profitability and by caring for their customers. To ensure that individuals and companies get the support they need to become free from debt is one important part of the company’s mission. Intrum has more than 8,000 dedicated and empathetic professionals who serve around 80,000 companies across Europe. In 2017, pro-forma revenues amounted to SEK 12.2 billion. Intrum is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and the Intrum share is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For further information, please visit www.intrum.com  

About Tieto
Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. 
www.tieto.com 

 

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HUS facilitates clinical data exploitation through an integrated HUS-DataLake solution
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The newly available HUS-DataLake enables increasingly more high-quality healthcare while ensuring even more cost-effective operations.
HUS facilitates clinical data exploitation through an integrated HUS-DataLake solution
HUS — the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa — is developing preventive healthcare and medical research using the HUS-DataLake. Developed together with Tieto, the solution enables the analysis of huge datasets to create healthcare-related predictions and cutting-edge innovations. According to Mikko Rotonen, ICT Development Director at HUS, and Visa Honkanen, Director of Strategic Development at HUS, the newly available HUS-DataLake enables increasingly more high-quality healthcare while ensuring even more cost-effective operations.

 

 

The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) is a trailblazer in digital healthcare data systems. They have been collecting data digitally for decades already. Electronic health records have been stored since 1980, and the laboratory tests, X-rays and other health records of the 2.8 million patients treated at HUS over the past ten years are currently accessible in a digital format. In order to exploit this data to its fullest — in combination with a huge amount of data from other sources, thus benefitting healthcare, research and businesses — a data lake is needed.

“The big data solution created by Tieto and the HUS Data Administration department integrates the data scattered among different HUS data systems, for example patient data repositories and administrative systems. The data is sorted out and stored so that data sources can be linked in real-time for different purposes and in various desired ways. This enables the highlighting of all relevant information needed for each situation”, explains Mikko Rotonen, ICT Development Director at HUS.

HUS-DataLake enable better prevention of risks and epidemics

HUS wants to be the leading provider of world-class healthcare services and preventive care. The ability to refine and improve existing and externally gathered data plays an integral part in achieving this ambition.

“By utilizing the data generated by health and social care systems, we are able to create algorithms that can identify at-risk patients with different types of potential illnesses and predict epidemics as well. Applications of this solution will make treatments more and more successful and affordable to patients, and we can offer patients increasingly more high-quality, customized care”, describes Visa Honkanen, Director of Strategic Development department at HUS.

The HUS-DataLake solution speeds up the data gathering process for the end users, i.e. doctors, researchers and the administration of HUS, because they are now able to gather patients’ medical data more easily than ever. Thus, it is possible to focus on the analytics itself as there is no longer a need to individually harvest data from each of the different data systems. In the future, doctors will be utilizing the predictions generated by the HUS-DataLake algorithms to deliver better care.

A solution benefiting both individuals and society

The opportunities provided by the HUS-DataLake have already been utilized in the treatment of premature babies. Since 2000, data gathered from each newborn treated at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit K7 (NICU) at HUS Women's Hospital has been integrated into an algorithm that predicts the risk of sepsis in newborns. With this algorithm, the risk of sepsis can be predicted up to 48 hours before onset of the infection, and thus doctors and the nursing staff now have two days to devise an appropriate treatment plan for this serious condition.

“The future vision of HUS entails that data will benefit both the individual and society as a whole. On the individual level, we can help people prevent the onset of medical conditions by identifying potential risks. For the elderly, we can provide longer and safer residencies at their own private homes. On a societal level, we can make predictions of the risks affecting whole populations — for example risks of epidemics — enabling forecasts of healthcare service needs”, Honkanen continues.

New opportunities for health technology innovations

In addition to contributing to the wellbeing of Finns, the integrated HUS-DataLake also creates business opportunities. Through collaborations with IT professionals and organizations, healthcare data gathered by HUS can be utilized directly in research and development for cutting-edge healthcare services and products. However, this development process does not require changes in ownership of individual patient health records. The data has been pseudonymized — which means that the personal medical information cannot be used to identify individual people.

At present, Tieto and HUS are continuing to develop the HUS-DataLake to create even more high-quality, innovative and cost-effective healthcare for Finns — and medical innovations for all of society.

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