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Elo Data Science Hack for better wellbeing of entrepreneus
12 bold and talented teams accepted Elo Pension Company's and Tieto's challenge and hacked the hectic worklife. Find the wonderful journey captured in a short video.
Elo Data Science Hack for better wellbeing of entrepreneus

12 bold and talented teams accepted Elo Pension Company's and Tieto's challenge and hacked the hectic worklife. Find the wonderful journey captured in a short video.

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Mobile application for detecting incapacity for work wins hackathon organized by Elo and Tieto
Elo Data Science Hack winners
The Elo Data Science Hack set out to find solutions for improving well-being among entrepreneurs.
Mobile application for detecting incapacity for work wins hackathon organized by Elo and Tieto
The goal of the hackathon organized by pension insurance company Elo and Tieto was to help Finnish entrepreneurs succeed by using data to develop means of supporting well-being. 'H2Region' emerged as the winning team of the hackathon. The team developed a service which uses a mobile application to map susceptibility to depression, as well as incapacity for work resulting from it.

Elo Science Hack winning team

Elo Data Science Hack was set out to find solutions for improving well-being among entrepreneurs. The objective of the hackathon organized by Elo and Tieto consisted of helping companies to succeed and entrepreneurs to keep well. The winners of the hackathon were selected in Espoo on 27 and 28 October.

"Elo Data Science Hack produced ideas for completely new digital concepts and services and challenged us to develop our existing services further. It proved to us that networks and open dialogue provide for faster and more flexible innovation. In addition, working in a hackathon-type setting appeals to larger audiences by introducing a new way of doing things. We believe that Elo Data Science Hack impacts more than just helping us to develop our services more rapidly: it will also make a whole new audience aware of the challenges of maintaining capacity for work," says Elo Development Director Eija Kaipainen-Perttula.

The team that won the hackathon had developed a complete service, including everything from the technical solution to the final action: Risk groups are approached through their mobile phones. The users receive a text message asking a few questions to verify their account, and based on their answers they are also directed to a more in-depth analysis of their situation. The team demonstrated its solution with a commonly used depression questionnaire which helps to determine the severity of the situation and to awaken the user to it.

"As the largest provider of pension insurance for entrepreneurs in Finland, we are of course extremely interested in the well-being of Finnish entrepreneurs. We have over 85 000 entrepreneur customers, and the best way to reach all of them is to employ digital solutions. Furthermore, we also want to offer our customers new kinds of intelligent services to support their well-being," says Elo CEO Satu Huber.

"Elo has great interest in the well-being of Finnish entrepreneurs, because according to our research the well-being of the entrepreneur is connected to the success of the company. Growth entrepreneurs in particular experience a higher level of well-being than other entrepreneurs. Finland needs entrepreneurs who have the courage to employ themselves and the potential to employ others, as well," Huber continues.

A total of 12 teams specialized in data utilization took part in the hackathon. The winning team was awarded with a prize of 5 000 euros. An additional prize consisted of an opportunity to participate in the idea incubation programme 'Tieto Data Incubator' of Tieto Data-Driven Businesses unit. The incubation programme develops data-based ideas and tests whether they might have business potential.

"I am delighted that we are able to offer the 'Ask Neurons' team an opportunity to participate in the Tieto idea incubation programme. During the two-day hackathon, this team built a self-learning deep neural network that was able to learn to predict the time when an entrepreneur would be retiring on a disability pension. There are a lot of applications for these kinds of prediction models in various fields, and we want to study them together with the 'Ask Neurons' team via Tieto idea incubation programme", says Taneli Tikka, who is the Head of Innovation at Tieto Data-Driven Business unit and also acted as a member of Elo Data Science Hack jury.

The hackathon was supported by Tieto's innovation promotion concept, Tieto Experience Hub. Tieto XHub has organized several innovation events and hackathons in co-operation with Fazer, Cargotec and UPM, as well as other customer companies. The hackathon realized in partnership with Elo was part of the one-year innovation programme enacted by Elo and Tieto.

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Tieto doubles its hackathon efforts before Slush – enters Junction with two challenges
Junction hackathon
Tieto aims to make the future more intelligent with data. Now data is used as a source of new services in Europe’s largest hackathon.
Tieto doubles its hackathon efforts before Slush – enters Junction with two challenges
Tieto aims to make the future more intelligent with data. Now data is used as a source of new services in Europe’s largest hackathon, where Tieto seeks future-ready solutions in two tracks: within the area of IoT and together with UPM.

Junction is Europe’s largest hackathon, taking place just before the start-up event Slush in Helsinki, Finland. It is a converging point for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs from across the world. Junction is held on November 25-27 in Helsinki. This year Tieto is taking part with two challenges.

Tieto’s first track in Junction is to bring buildings into the digital age. The Intelligent Buildings track is hosted by Tieto and the facility services company ISS. The aim is to create a mobile app that supports building operators and maintenance in their daily tasks. Hackers can access data gathered from 6 000 sensors at Tieto new headquarters in Keilalahti, Espoo. Data includes e.g. air quality, indoor positioning and energy consumption data.

The winning team will get a place in Tieto Data-Driven Businesses incubation program. Tieto will finance the development of the most business-ready idea from proof of concept to production. The total value of the prize can be seen to be up to 100 000€.

– We are looking for a solution that takes into account the needs of the user 24/7 and will create a brand new service to help workers in their daily life. At the end, the solution will hopefully makes buildings more empathetic. In addition, I am very happy to offer the most exciting idea from the hackathon the possibility to enter our own Tieto Data Incubator. Together we will take the idea into production, and in the future see it become implemented in intelligent buildings, says Tomi Teikko, Director, Intelligent Buildings.

UPM and Tieto hack the paper industry's supply chain for a better customer experience

In Junction, UPM wants to create new, innovative digitalized solutions for its supply chain. Tieto has been selected to support UPM in this strategic innovation effort.

UPM are producing and shipping a large amount of paper to customers around the globe, something that requires thorough planning and reliable data. With the help of IoT and data analytics UPM wants to innovate new ways of working, to improve both efficiency and customer satisfaction.

– At Tieto, we firmly believe that we can make the future more intelligent via open innovation and data. With the immense amount of information from UPM's supply chain, we can create unforeseen services together with hackers and partners in the ecosystem. Hackathons are a great way to shake up the status quo and motivate to build products and services with superior customer experiences, says Ksenia Avetisova, CX Lead at Tieto Experience Hub.

The UPM track in Junction hackathon is arranged by Tieto's strategic innovation program Tieto XHub, together with UPM and IBM. During this year Tieto XHub has organised a range of open innovation events, such as hackathons, to ensure value creation for customers like Fazer, Cargotec and Elo.

– Tieto has a long history of working together with UPM and with this hackathon we continue to expand our common capabilities and excellence in the data-driven environment. The team is truly excited to use this hackathon as a platform to innovate concrete ideas that bring value for UPM's business and customers, continues Ksenia Avetisova.

On the road to Slush

Junction hackathons are paving the way for Tieto’s participation in Slush. Tieto is participating in Slush 2016 with the aim to boost innovation and growth together with the vibrant startup ecosystem. In Slush, Tieto hopes to meet the best talent in the market and also grow its ecosystem of start-ups.

Supporting resources:

Why Tieto is participating in Slush, Tieto CEO blog:
https://perspectives.tieto.com/blog/2016/08/tieto-x-slush/
Can data revolutionize building maintenance? Blog by Tomi Teikko:
https://blog.hackjunction.com/can-data-revolutionize-building-maintenanc...

Rethinking the supply chain with data
https://perspectives.tieto.com/blog/2016/guest-blog-post-rethinking-the-...

Get to know Tieto Experience Hub:
https://www.tieto.com/key-topics/experience-hub

For more information:
Tomi Teikko, Director, Intelligent Building 
Phone: +358 40 500 94 00
E-mail: tomi.j.teikko[at]tieto.com

Ksenia Avetisova, CX Lead at Tieto Experience Hub, CEM
Phone: +358 46 811 4913
E-mail: ksenia.avetisova[at]tieto.com

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