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Cross-industry CTO Forum brings together Finnish technology leaders on 16th February

The annual CTO Forum co-organised by Business Finland, Technology Industries of Finland and Spinverse is approaching on the 16th February, 2021. The spring event boasts interesting keynotes about sustainability and green digitalisation from ABB and SSAB, and award ceremonies for CTOs of the Year 2021 and Innovation Professor of the Year 2021. This spring, the event is virtual and we want to welcome everyone to join in!

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Former Intel Labs CTO Martin Curley on Open Innovation 2.0: we need to enter an era of mass collaboration

Former Vice President of Intel Labs Europe and co-founder of the Innovation Value Institute, Martin Curley, who was speaking at the CTO Forum Finland in Helsinki on October the 13th, 2016, started off his address to the Finnish CTOs by saying that we live in a new era where the pace of innovation is a matter of survival.

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Finnish CTOs: Resource circulation should be encouraged by tax deduction of investment costs

Resource scarcity is the new trend. We have e.g. too little clean water, energy, and rare raw materials. At the same time many resource side-flows from production are being thrown away or seen as waste. The mountains of garbage at the landfills are growing as we speak. Could your waste be my gold? Can this even be seen as a new underused business opportunity? According to the CTOSurvey2014, the respondents believe so.

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The growth of CTO investments declines in Finland

According to the annual Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Survey by Spinverse, investments in research and development (R&D) will increase in 2013 in almost half of the Finnish companies, and almost a third of the companies will recruit more this year. However, CTOs are not as optimistic as in the previous years: less companies are increasing investments and recruitment.

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Spinverse Study on Finnish CTOs 2012 Published

Finnish CTOs don’t plan drastic cuts in 2012 R&D budgets, but will recruit less

Over 70 Finnish companies participated in the CTO Survey 2012, which was run for the second consecutive year. The study was conducted by technology and innovation consultancy Spinverse, with Sitra, the Federation of Finnish Industries EK and Technology Academy Finland. The survey is launched at today's CTO Forum, which will also see the announcement of the 2012 CTO of the Year.

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Majority of CTOs Plan to Recruit Staff in the Next Twelve Months

CTO of the Year Award 2011 announced, nomination period starts

A survey of almost 100 Finnish Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) has found that 70% plan to recruit more personnel in the coming 12 months. The survey was conducted by technology and innovation consulting firm Spinverse and launched at the CTO Forum on 16th December 2010. The CTO Forum also saw the announcement and opening of nominations for the 2011 CTO of the Year Award.

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