Leverage AI to Predict Future Outcomes and Enhance Financial and Operational Planning

Workshop BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE DATA ANALYSIS DATA STRATEGY DECISION AUTOMATION DEMAND-SUPPLY DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ENERGY MANAGEMENT FORECAST PROCESS OPTIMIZATION TIME SERIES

2023-02-09 | 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM | Workshop 1

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You can’t realize the value of your data if you rely on manual disconnected and error-prone processes. IBM Planning Analytics with Watson allows you to unify and streamline planning, budgeting, and forecasting, fueled by AI, across every part of your organization. Hear from Vaasan, a Finnish bakery, along with their Analytics Partner, Intito, on how to utilize planning technology to deliver faster, more agile integrated plans that can pivot in real time and arm you with predictive insights to enhance business workflow.

Speaker Bio's

Joonas Alasaari, Senior Business Controller at Vaasan Oy

Joonas Alasaari is a Senior Business Controller working for Vaasan Finland (Fresh bread baking Finland and Baltics.) Hailing from Pori, Finland, he has a  M.Sc BA from Turku School of Business. Mr Alasaari is an experienced finance and sales professional with background on finance, controlling and key account management and is heavily focused on analytics and automation. He leads the controlling team with focus on co-piloting the business and modern and innovative reporting solutions and is a firm believer on integrated business planning. His next professional goal is to learn more about long term data management. He also has background on both multinational business (Nestlé) and local Finnish companies.

Visa Linkiö, Lead Data Scientist at Intito

Visa is a Lead Data Scientist who has developed and deployed scalable AI products in the Nordic countries. He is responsible for AI products and projects at Intito. Over the last 4 years, he has helped a dozen customers to advance on their AI journeys. His interests include forecasting, outlier detection, and mathematical optimization.