Breakfast seminar: More customer value to manufacturing processes with the help of digitalization

Welcome to PI-Forest Product Engineers’ and ABB’s breakfast seminar!

Digitality/ioT has been present in the forest industry already for a while. Has it already brought us new opportunities to accelerate production processes and optimize costs?

What kinds of opportunities does digitality bring when it is connected to process automation systems or to the factory’s smart power grid, or is it already part of it today?

What are the expectations for digitality in the future factories and production processes?

We will get answers and perspectives to all these questions above in the breakfast seminar.

The event is free of charge. There are limited seats available, so please confirm your participation soon! Please note, almost all the presentations will be given in Finnish.

Enrollments latest by 4.2.2020 at the bottom of the page. 

More information: 
Natalia Musina, natalia.musina(a), +358 40 132 6688 and
Heli Pirhonen, heli.pirhonen(a), +358 50 332 5744.


7:30    Arrival and breakfast

8:15    Welcome
Pekka Tiitinen, CEO, ABB
           Antti Lindqvist, CEO, PI-Forest Product Engineers

           The chair of the breakfast seminar:
           Esa Kivioja, Pulp & Paper Segment Manager, ABB

8:25    Speeches:

           New opportunities of process Automation with ABB Ability
           Christian Johansson, Global Product Manager – Digital, ABB

           Expectations for digitalization in new industrial processes ( in Finnish)
            Case: UPM “Raptor” Kotka Biofuel Project
           Jari Hangasluoma, Project Director Raptor Project, UPM

           Industrial electrification’s comprehensive solution in digital environment ( in Finnish)
            Mika Talonpoika, Head of System and Service Sales, Industrial Automation, ABB

9:30    Discussion and networking

10:00  The seminar ends


Christian Johansson, Global Product Manager – Digital Platforms, ABB
Christian started 1996 with project engineering of ABB control systems in various industries. Since 2002 he has held different marketing and sales positions for ABB control systems including global product management for System 800xA. Christian is now Global Product Manager for Digital Platforms which enable edge and cloud computing products and solutions within industrial automation industries. Christian graduated from the Technical University of Lund, Sweden with a Bachelor degree in Control and Maintenance Engineering.

Jari Hangasluoma, Project Director Raptor Project, UPM
Jari started 1987 in UPM Jämsänkoski Mill as Development and Production Engineer. Since that he worked as Project Manager in several paper machine rebuild projects and over four years as Production Manager. Since 2003 Jari worked in Changshu PM1 project as Technical Group Director and since 2005 as Technical Director in Kymi Pulp and Paper Mill. From 2010 Jari has managed renewable biofuels and biochemicals project studies as Director, Investment Projects.

Jari has graduated 1985 from Tampere University of Technology from Mechanical Engineering/Thermodynamics department. Before UPM Jari worked as dryer section Development Engineer in Valmet Paperikoneet.

Mika Talonpoika, Head of System and Service Sales, Industrial Automation, ABB
I have been involved with ABB Oy, since the year 2004 when I did my Master’s thesis. After my graduation I was employed by ABB Oy Process Industry, Pulp and Paper Drives sales team. During the years I have worked from Bidding Engineer tasks to Head of Sales in Finland. Currently I am leading the System and Service Sales for different process industries with portfolio of Electrification, Automation, PM Drives, QCS and WIS/ WMS Systems.

As a side responsibility to my work, I was asked in 2014 to be a coordinating person in Europe for one of the world’s biggest paper maker International Paper and currently also for a customer named Aurora Infrastructure.

Pekka Tiitinen




Esa Kivioja
Pulp & Paper Segment Manager, ABB Oy




Antti Lindqvist 
PhD, Managing Director, PI-Forest Product Engineers





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11.2.2020 07:30 – 11.2.2020 10:00


ABB Oy Pitäjänmäki Tellus-talo, Valimopolku 4 A, Helsinki


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