Mevea Seminar 2019

Implementing Digital Twins in Practice

The 6th annual Mevea Seminar was held at Scandic Helsinki Aviacongress on October 3, 2019.

How are companies implementing Digital Twins in practice?
What are the business benefits of Digital Twin technology across the product lifecycle?
Why is Digital Twin technology important to drive innovation?

For the past few years, Digital Twin has been steadily climbing the Gartner Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies and has now reached the Peak of Inflated Expectations. There is a lot of conversation around the topic of Digital Twin, but we have seen also an increasing hype around it.

How do you achieve the promise of Digital Twins while at the same time safeguarding the investments made in people, technology and processes?

This year’s Mevea Seminar is dedicated to showing concrete applications of Digital Twin Technology as many businesses and industries are already taking advantage of the technology.

Companies will illustrate practical examples and benefits of using Digital Twin throughout the product lifecycle for supporting product development, sales/marketing, training, and operations optimization by combining field data with the physics of Digital Twin.

By attending the seminar, you will acquire a better understanding concerning how Digital Twin helps companies when it comes to faster develop their products, achieving better outcomes or create new business models.

On October 3rd we will be joined by world-class innovative companies in their respective industries who have realized the potential of Digital Twins and have already successfully implemented them in their processes.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn how Digital Twin technology can help your business drive innovation across the product lifecycle
  • Experience Digital Twins first hand in the seminar exhibition
  • Network with leading experts from various industries


Registration, coffee and Seminar Exhibition
10:00 Seminar opening | Mevea

Challenges implementing Digital Twin capabilities and methodologies | Frank Popielas, Executive Consultant, CIMdata (US)

Digital Twin in practice during the whole product lifecycle | Kalle Määttä, Senior Automation Development Engineer, Normet (FI)

How to combine simulator training and crane telematics system for operator continuous improvement | Christian Schneider, Product Manager – Digital Solutions and Consulting, Liebherr (AT)

Lunch and Seminar Exhibition
Focus Track 1: Digital Twin Lifecycle Applications

Digital Twin in operator training
Teijo Höylä, Product Manager, Sleipner (FI)

Digital Twin in concept development
Tero Hukkataival, Manager – Testing & Prototypes,
Rocla (FI)

Developing and validating electrified heavy equipment using Simcenter Amesim and Mevea solutions
Gunnar Latz, Presales Solutions Consultant (SE)
Siemens Digital Industries Software 

Focus Track 2: Intelligent & Autonomous Machine Development

Digital Twin in the development of autonomous machines
Asko Rouvinen, PhD, Senior Technical Advisor &
Patrick Kuster, Senior Sales Manager, Mevea (FI)

Reinforcement learning for heavy machinery
Jake Rankin, PhD Researcher, Loughborough University (UK)

The practicality of generating simulated datasets for machine vision applications
Callum Newman, PhD Researcher, Loughborough University (UK)

Coffee and Seminar Exhibition
15:45 Mevea News & Updates
16:00 Development of a new control system and user interface using Digital Twin | Anders Brotherus, Head of Digital Services, Junttan (FI) & Mikko Rintoo, Simulator Project Manager

Digital Twin in product development | Dariusz Pioro, Simulation Engineer, JCB Research (UK)

Combining physics simulation and operational data for product lifetime prediction and predictive maintenance | Aslak Siljander, PhD, Customer Account Lead – Aerospace & Defence, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI)

17:30 Closing notes
Buffet Dinner and Seminar Exhibition
After-Seminar Party


Practical information

Participation is free of charge, but the number of attendees is limited.

Instructions for arrival and more information about the event location can be found here.

Seminar participants can book a room at Scandic Helsinki Aviacongress with a special seminar rate of 99 €/night – more information and instructions in the registration confirmation.

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