February 25, 2015, Moscow — Esko Aho, Prime Minister of Finland from 1991-95 and Chairman of Business Team for Russia, gave a lecture titled “Finland’s post-1980s technology policy: creation of an innovation ecosystem for the digital age” at the campus of the Sberbank Corporate University. His audience was made up of participants of the Corporate University’s training programs.
Esko Aho shared his view on what is required from society and companies during the digital revolution and which government measures can help promote the creation of innovation ecosystems. In addition, he talked about Finland’s successful key technological development policies.
“ESKO AHO HAS UNIQUE AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE IN EFFECTIVELY PUTTING TOGETHER AND IMPLEMENTING INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES FOR FINLAND, THE COUNTRY THAT HE BEGAN GOVERNING IN 1991 AT THE HEIGHT OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS,” COMMENTED VALERY KATKALO, DEAN OF SBERBANK’S CORPORATE UNIVERSITY. HE ADDED: “FINLAND IS AN INNOVATION LEADER AND AN EXAMPLE OF A COUNTRY THAT HAS CORRECTLY CHOSEN A TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY THAT HAS TRANSFORMED ITS ECONOMY AND SOCIETY IN A SHORT TIME.”
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