The 2010 conference is organized by the Society
for Finnish Information Specialists, VTT
Technical Research Centre of Finland and VTT's
Knowledge Solutions and the Board of
Patents and Registration in Finland, NBPR .
The Society for Finnish Information Specialists (Tietoasiantuntijat ry) is a non-profit professional organisation for those working in the field of retrieving, analysing, recording and disseminating information in various forms. The society, founded in 1947, has today about 700 members.
The goal of the Society is to promote information services,develop professional skills of its members and to enhance research and publishing in its area of expertise and to act as a general liaison in the fields of information and knowledge management.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a globally networked multitechnological contract research organization. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. We enhance our customers’ competitiveness, thereby creating prerequisites for society’s sustainable development, employment, and wellbeing.
VTT's Knowledge Solutions has proven know-how and expertise in processing, analyzing and utilizing international scientific-technological, patent, and market information. Its expertise has been integrated into VTT's services to offer additional value for VTT's customers. We assist in improving the pertinence, quality and speed of research and innovation activities.
VTT's Knowledge Solutions is the Finnish representative of the STN (the Scientific and Technical Information Network), the leading global patent and technology information retrieval system.
Other responsibilities include editing and printing of VTT's publication series and distribution of publications, as well as maintaining and updating VTT's Publications and Research Registers.
The Board of Patents and Registration
in Finland, NBPR (Patentti- ja rekisterihallitus, PRH) As an
organisation specialised in industrial property rights and business and
corporation activities, the National Board of Patents and Registration of
Finland (NBPR) advances enterprise, innovativeness, and corporate activities
both in Finland and internationally.
The NBPR fosters human capital and furthers technological and economic development by ensuring that
companies, associations, and foundations are able to operate legally in Finland
inventors, researchers, product developers, manufacturers, and marketers are
able to obtain patents, trademarks, design rights, or other forms of
industrial property rights
the interests of Finns are internationally protected
the NBPR information and consultation services are reliable and quickly
The history of the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland (NBPR) started in 1835 when a Manufacture Board was established in the Senate of Finland. In 1842, the Imperial Senate of Finland granted the first Finnish patent on suggestion of the Manufacture Board.
Pirjo Kainu, Executive Manager, Society for Finnish Information Specialists
Tuula Salo, Information Specialist, Tieto Konstrakt Ltd
Heli Eloranta, Information Analyst, Helsingin Energia
Veli-Pekka Hyttinen, Regional Marketing Manager, Central and Eastern Europe,
SIIL Finland Ltd
Sirpa Kirjalainen, Information Services Assistant, Society for Finnish
Marjut Kokko, Chief of Information Services, Supreme Court of Finland
Merja Lehti, Information Specialist, Knowledge Solutions, VTT Technical
Research Centre of Finland
Marjukka Nyberg, CEO, M-Brain Ltd
Reija Peltola, Information Specialist, Information Services, Valio Ltd
Silja Rekomaa, Chief librarian, The Training Institute of Prison and Probation
Services, Criminological Library
Riitta Sivenius, Information Analyst
Ina Westman, Communications Manager, BTJ Finland Ltd
Kirsi Tuominen, Head of Knowledge Solutions, VTT Technical Research Centre of
Brian Hitson, Associate Director, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of
Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
Jari Karjalainen, Information Specialist, Tapiola-Group
Tony Llewellyn, Executive Director; ICSTI International Council for Scientific
and Technical Information
Mia Leisti, Legal Information Specialist, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd.
Jarmo Saarikko, Knowledge Specialist, Finnish Forest Research Institute Metla
Roberta Schaffer, Law Librarian of U.S. Congress
Pam Bjornson, Director General, NRC Canada Institute for Scientific and
Technical Information (NRC-CISTI)
Brian Park, Head of Public Relations, Korea Institute of Science and
Technology Information (KISTI)