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Sustainable Product Design: The Time Is Now

A change is coming, and it’s essential not to be left behind. Sustainability has become a watchword for many companies but achieving the aims behind the goals presents businesses with significant challenges.

Did you know that an estimated 80% of the environmental impacts associated with products result from design decisions? This is why sustainable product design will be a crucial topic for companies in 2023. Prepare to address this by attending our breakfast seminar, which will give you insights into planning and implementing a sustainable product design approach.

Speakers from Capgemini and IBM will share their insights on the opportunities of sustainable product design and share examples of successful cases.

In the panel discussion – featuring panelists from Konecranes, Nokia, Metso Outotec and Cargotec – we’ll dive deeper into practice: How these companies have implemented sustainability in their product design processes, and what are the learnings and key benefits.

As the impact of sustainability continues to ripple through all industries, those who move decisively to adopt a sustainable product design approach can position themselves as leaders in their market. Find out how and why that should include you.

Register now and join us for the seminar on Friday, 31st March, at 08:30.

At this seminar, you will discover:

  • Why sustainable design is set to become mandatory
  • The challenges and benefits of sustainable product design in a panel discussion involving product development leaders
  • How to use this as an opportunity to increase your market share
  • What expertise and experience Capgemini and IBM can offer to guide and support you in the change

Who should attend?
This exclusive event will deliver crucial insights that will prove of essential interest to leaders in Product Development, R&D, Engineering, Sustainability and IT.

When and where will it take place?
Date: Friday, 31st March
Time: 08:30-11:00
Venue: GLO Hotel Art, Dahlia conference room


Päivi Koivisto

Vice President, Sustainability, Cargotec
Ms. Päivi Koivisto (MSc Environmental Technology & eMBA) is a sustainability professional with over 20 years of experience in environmental and sustainability positions in multinational companies. Currently she is heading sustainability work at Cargotec and has been successfully leading the company’s ambitious climate work and sustainability transition. Cargotec is a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the global leader in sustainable cargo flow.

Anniina Virta-Toikka

Head of Sustainability, Konecranes
Anniina Virta-Toikka is currently working as a Head of Sustainability at Konecranes steering climate, circular economy and social responsibility work forward. She focuses on building future sustainability agenda where future ambition is reached with innovating new opportunities and clarifying processes. Before Anniina has been working with environmental management in different industries. Konecranes is a world-leading company focusing on material flow and lifting and has operations in 50 countries.

Jonni Ampuja

Senior Specification Engineer, Nokia
Jonni Ampuja is a specification Engineer at Nokia, and he specializes in Requirement, Configuration and Release management. He is a experienced seasoned professional with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. In addition to Requirements & Configuration Management, Jonni has expertise in Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE), Enterprise Architecture, Agile Methodologies, Test Management, and Release Management.

Rashmi Kasat Majakorpi

Vice President, Head of Digital Technologies, Metso Outotec
Rashmi has a long background leading IT and Digital transformations in B2B Industrial companies. She’s currently working on an Intelligent Equipment offering for Metso Outotec’s Minerals equipment business. Her daily work is about creating growth opportunities through sensors, cloud, industrial automation, process control, AI, digital twins, and advanced simulations.

Christophe Surdieux

Senior Architect in Systems Engineering & Architecture for Sustainability, Capgemini
Christophe has more than 20 years of experience in improvement of model-based development and engineering processes for different sectorial domains (aeronautics, automotive, railway…). He has more than 10 years in Systems Engineering and considerations of sustainable aspects since April 2019.

Urte Steponkute

Senior Consultant in Systems Engineering, Capgemini
Urte is an experienced systems engineering professional, consultant and chartered engineer with 10 years of industry experience in adoption of systems approach to complex engineering problems and development of enterprise Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) capability (people, process, tools & inf) within defence and aerospace industry.

Fariz Saracevic

Senior Offering Manager, IBM Engineering
Fariz Saracevic is a member of IBM Engineering Offering Management team, responsible for IBM Engineering Reporting solutions and Automotive industry solution. Prior to this role, Fariz was responsible for IBM Rational Cloud strategy, IBM Rational solution for Agile ALM, JazzHub scenario design, IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) and he was part of Automated Software Quality Product Management team responsible for automated functional solutions.


    09:10-09:30Keynote Session: How Technology Is Enabling Sustainable Product Development
    Fariz Saracevic, Senior Offering Manager at IBM Engineering
    09:30-09:50Model-based systems engineering for sustainable development
    Elmeri Mehtomaa, Christophe Surdieux and Urte Steponkute, Capgemini
    09:50-10:30The Challenges and Benefits of Sustainable Product Design panel discussion
    Featuring sustainability leaders from Konecranes, Nokia, Metso Outotec, and Cargotec
    10:30-11:00Networking and wrap up

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