Business Finland and the Embassy of Finland in Canada, in cooperation with the Ottawa-based innovation centre Area X.O and Invest Ottawa, are organizing a Smart Mobility webinar where you can get acquainted with companies and innovation activities within the Canadian Smart Mobility ecosystem. The webinar is organized on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 16:00-17:30 (EEST Helsinki) / 9:00-10:30 (EDT Ottawa).
You will get useful insights into how a Finnish Smart Mobility company can get in on the Canadian market, what are the challenges and benefits of being present in Canada, and how the local ecosystem of Smart Mobility actors can support market entry.
Area X.O will present their state-of-the-art facility that offers a safe and secure environment to create, test and demonstrate future mobility, autonomy and connected technologies. Nokia is one of the founding partners of Area X.O and will present their activities within smart mobility in Canada and tell how they cooperate with Finnish and Canadian companies in this sector.
16:00 – 16:10 Welcome
Kirsten Sardelis, Market Manager Europe, Invest Ottawa
Seppo Rantala, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Finland
16:10 – 16:25 Overview AreaX.O
Kelly Daize, Director AreaX.O, Invest Ottawa
16:25 – 16:40 Nokia Canada, Innovation at AreaX.O
Shawn Sparling, VP Enterprise and Public Sector, Nokia Canada
16:40 – 16:55 Opportunities with Nokia and AreaX.O
Tenille Houston, CEO, AutoGuardian By SmartCone
16:55 – 17:10 Nokia, Finland, Innovation Strategy in Finland
Stephan Litjens, General Manager Enterprise Solutions, Nokia Finland
17:10 – 17:25 City of Tampere - Finnish Smart City Living Lab
Teppo Rantanen, Executive Director, City of Tampere
17:25 – 17:30 Question & Answers