RoimaDay 2019: Let’s talk digitalization
RoimaDay, the annual main event for the Roima community, once again gathered together a fantastic crowd of Roima's customers, partners, and Roimians. This year, we met at the traditional Scandic Hotel Aulanko in Hämeenlinna, Southern Finland.
RoimaDay offered a lot of insight for both first-timers and more experienced RoimaDay-goers, as well as an opportunity to meet and network with a large community of colleagues from other companies.
Among the new faces were Roima’s brand-new CEO Markus Kalalahti and Sales and Marketing Director Jenni Kiikka. Markus opened the day and welcomed everyone to the event, while Jenni served as the master of ceremonies.
Taneli Tikka offered a peek at the future
We are extremely happy and proud of the fact that RoimaDay has always succeeded in offering a fresh, first-class keynote speech. This year was no exception: the choice of speaker was spot on. Taneli Tikka, an innovative business developer and advocate of digitalization, received resounding applause and very positive feedback from the audience.
In his inspiring and thought-provoking presentation, Tikka shared some insightful visions of the future. Boosted by artificial intelligence, technological development and digitalization are advancing at an incredible pace, and we will very soon get to witness how new innovations revolutionize the ways we work. As Tikka put it: Let’s not just sit back and wait for the world around us to change, but let’s instead actively change the world ourselves!
Customer’s presentations are a perennial favorite
RoimaDay’s program is built together with our customers and cooperation partners. Year after year, the favorite part of the day for the guests seem to be the inspiring presentations given by different companies.
This year, we had the pleasure to hear SSAB Europe, Valmet Automotive’s brand-new battery factory EV Power, Beneq, Outotec and Beckhoff Automation, who shed light into their operations, success factors, and cooperation with Roima.
Demo worlds were a hit
What does cooperation with Roima mean in practice? To provide answers to this question, we opened three demo worlds: (1) Planning and project world, (2) Manufacturing world, and (3) Supply chain and logistics world.
In the demo worlds, we presented a total of 17 solutions with which companies have successfully boosted their processes along the supply chain, provided by Roima and our trusted partners. Among the exhibitors, we had the pleasure of welcoming our long-time partner Dassault Systèmes as well as our brand-new cooperation partner Consignor. Together with Consignor, we will be able to offer our customer even stronger logistics services.
Digitalization progresses, development goes on… how best to prepare?
Roima’s customers need to be able to trust that we not only follow our time but also actively develop solutions that help our customers develop their operations in accordance with the principle of Continuous Improvement. During the day, Tommi Nylander and Antti Varis presented Roima’s strong offering that has, during the past year, been further strengthened with unparalleled logistics expertise.
In order to survive and succeed in the changing operating environment, companies must be able to adapt and find a way to gain a competitive advantage in the new situation. In the closing presentation of the day, Roima’s Harri Heikkinen lifted the audience from their seats to reach for the stars and presented the Roima steps to the future.
RoimaDay participants received, among the first ones, the Roima’s Statement of Future Directions white paper, where we envision the future of industry and logistics and invite companies to a dialog with us. The future is created together.
After the official part, the evening continued with a buffet and networking, accompanied by a stand-up show by Antti Akonniemi. Huge thanks to all our guests for making RoimaDay once again a rewarding and memorable event!