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Jari Collin

Adjunct professor

  • Aalto SCI Computer Science Konemiehentie 2


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Dr Jari Collin is a Professor (adjunct professor) of Enterprise Information Systems and Service Networks at Aalto University, Finland. His areas of specialization include industrial internet, digital services, and management of demand supply networks. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Industrial Management from Tampere University of Technology in 1996 and his D.Sc. degree in Industrial Management from Helsinki University of Technology (currently part of Aalto University) in 2003.

Professor Collin's current research is focused on the application of industrial internet and 5G. Special interest is on building new data-driven business models for traditional manufacturing companies. He is a member of Digital Disruption of Industry research program that studies the impacts of digitalization to the Finnish society through the lens of the industry. Collin is a co-writer of industrial internet book published in 2016.  In 2013-15 professor Collin led ACIO research program that studied how Finnish information intensive organizations utilize ICT in developing and managing critical business capabilities for improved competitiveness.

Professor Collin has published a number of journal and conference papers after completing his doctoral monograph (dissertation passed with distinction). He has more than 20-year experience from the global ICT-industry in managing change programs and running IT operations. He has worked as CIO at Efora - the industrial maintenance company of Stora Enso (2014-16), CIO at Elisa (2008-2013), head of IT integration for Nokia Siemens Networks (2006-08), Delivery Process Owner at Nokia Networks (2003-06), and hold several management / specialist positions at Nokia (1994-2003). Currently, he works for Telia Finland as CTO.


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Leadership in research work

ACIO -research program (2012-15)

Industrial internet research projects (2014-)


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology), Industrial Management

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Research Output

Onko Suomi jäämässä alustatalouden junasta?

Ailisto, H. (ed.), Collin, J. (ed.), Juhanko, J. (ed.), Mäntylä, M. (ed.), Ruutu, S. (ed.), Seppälä, T. (ed.), Halen, M., Hiekkanen, K., Hyytinen, K-M., Kiuru, E., Korhonen, H., Kääriäinen, J. & Parviainen, P., 2016, Helsinki: VALTIONEUVOSTON KANSLIA. 54 p. (Valtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja; vol. 19/2016)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Teollinen internet

Collin, J. & Saarelainen, A., Aug 2016, 333 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Finland - The Silicon Valley of Industrial Internet

Ailisto, H. (ed.), Mäntylä, M. (ed.), Seppälä, T. (ed.), Collin, J., Halen, M., Juhanko, J., Jurvansuu, M., Koivisto, R., Kortelainen, H., Simons, M., Tuominen, A. & Uusitalo, T., 2015, Helsinki: VALTIONEUVOSTON KANSLIA. 38 p. (Publications of the Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities; vol. 10/2015)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

  • Improving Strategic Alignment: A Case Study

    Hiekkanen, K., Pekkala, A. & Collin, J., 2015, In : INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT JOURNAL. 28, 4, p. 19-37 19 p., 4.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    IT Leadership in transition - the impact of digitalization on Finnish organizations

    Collin, J., Hiekkanen, K., Korhonen, J. J., Halen, M., Itälä, T. & Helenius, M., 2015, 7/2015 ed. Helsinki: Aalto University. 118 p. (Aalto University publication series SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY; vol. 2015, no. 7)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyProfessional

    Open Access


    Finnish-Chinese Symposium on Advanced Fuel Cells and Materials

    Mäntylä, M., Debner, A., Hanhirova, J., Harjuhahto, J. & Collin, J.


    Project: Domestic funds and foundations

    New Business from Cross-Enterprise Data

    Mäntylä, M., Byström, N., Collin, J. & Hiekkanen, K.


    Project: Business Finland: Other research funding


    Mäntylä, M., Halen, M., Collin, J. & Hiekkanen, K.


    Project: Other external funding: Other government funding

    DDI: Digital Disruption of Industry

    Mäntylä, M., Karhu, K., Halen, M., Byström, N., Korhonen, J. & Collin, J.


    Project: Academy of Finland: Strategic research funding


    Plan for Supply Chain Agility - Lessons from Mobile Infrastructure Industry

    Jari Collin (Recipient), 27 Jul 2005

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Activities

    • 1 Conference presentation

    Industrial internet deployment: What new benefits will 5G bring?

    Jari Collin (Speaker)
    18 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation