Platform Economy in B2B – Is Your Business at Risk?

To cope with the platform economy, even B2B companies must review their business models. Technological developments require them to proactively tackle overall business transformation.


This webinar recording is part of the Aalto Leaders’ Insight series that share academic findings, the best company cases, and examples executed in Finland and globally. Learn from top-notch experts Dr. Ville Eloranta, Aalto University; Dr. Tero Ojanperä, Silo.AI, and Jukka Salmikuukka, KONE for case studies and the latest discussion.


  • Welcome
    Minna Wickholm, Business Area Director, Open programs, Aalto EE
    Ville Eloranta, Researcher, Aalto University
  • How to harness platforms for B2B business transformation
    Tero Ojanperä, Chairman, Co-founder Silo.AI
  • KONE Partner Ecosystem – Stepping into the Platform Economy
    Jukka Salmikuukka, Director, Strategic Partnerships, KONE                                                  
  • Discussion and Questions
    Ville Eloranta, Researcher, Aalto University
  • Closing words
    Minna Wickholm, Business Area Director, Open programs, Aalto EE


Ville Eloranta, Postdoctoral Researcher, Aalto University

Dr. Ville Eloranta is an expert in business model innovation (especially platform business models), distributed ledger technologies (especially open blockchain implementations), and design management (connecting design paradigms to management practice). In addition to researching he is teaching future transdisciplinary professionals in International Design Business Management programs.

Tero Ojanperä, Chairman, Co-Founder, Silo.AI

Dr. Tero Ojanperä shares his longtime experience and expertise in global scale technology business and business transformation with AI for large corporations. He is a board member with experience in digital transformation, technology, strategy, innovation, IPR, IPO, and M&A. He is an ex CTO and Chief Strategy Officer of Nokia and served in in Nokia's Executive Board.

Jukka Salmikuukka, Director, Strategic Partnerships, KONE

Jukka has a 15+ year career in KONE including various positions in global business development, R&D and new services development. Past few years he has been focusing into establishing and building KONE partner ecosystem with different types of smart building solution providers, mainly in Europe and Asia.

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