Timo Seppälä


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Personal profile

Artistic and research interests

I am a Professor of Practice, Digital Operations at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalto University, School of Science and a Chief Research Scientist at the Research Institute for the Finnish Economy. I hold a PhD in Industrial Economics. My research focuses on global value chains, supply chain management, digitalization and platform economy in technology- and service-based businesses. It involves platformization of supply chains, and collaborative innovation management for complex digital ecosystems. Also, I study distributed ledger technologies and their implications across different industries.

My colleagues and I currently work on projects in algorithmic evolution of the firm, digital platforms for businesses, industrial platform governance, multi-actor value creation in industrial ecosystems, and blockchain technology.

Key words: Management of operations, Development of digital platforms and ecosystems, Digital innovations, Emerging technology implementations, and Data driven business models

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology), Industrial Management

External positions

Chief Research Scientist

Aug 2009 → …

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Research Output

Commercial Adoption of AI in the Healthcare Sector: An Exploratory Analysis of S&P500 Companies

Mucha, T., Halminen, O., Tenhunen, H. & Seppälä, T., 16 Jun 2020, Digital Personalized Health and Medicine. IOS PRESS, p. 113-117 5 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 270).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    Data Sharing in Pharmaceutical Supply Chains - Case European Medicines Verification System

    Levänen, L., Halminen, O., Tenhunen, H. & Seppälä, T., 26 Jun 2020, The Importance of Health Informatics in Public Health during a Pandemic. IOS PRESS, p. 276-279 4 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 272).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)

    Digi tulee, mutta riittävätkö resurssit?

    Ali-Yrkkö, J., Mattila, J., Pajarinen, M. & Seppälä, T., 11 Jun 2019, In : Digibarometri. 2019, p. 6-27 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

    Factors Affecting Venture Funding of Healthcare AI Companies

    Halminen, O., Tenhunen, H., Heliste, A. & Seppälä, T., 8 Jul 2019, Health Informatics Vision: From Data via Information to Knowledge. Mantas, J., Hasman, A., Gallos, P., Kolokathi, A., Househ, M. S. & Liaskos, J. (eds.). IOS PRESS, p. 268-271 4 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 262).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    21 Downloads (Pure)

    Finnish AI Competences and How to Make Them Stronger

    Ailisto, H., Neuvonen, A., Seppälä, T., Halen, M., Nyman, H. & Helaakoski, H., 14 Feb 2019, VALTIONEUVOSTON KANSLIA. 8 p. (Policy Brief; vol. 2019, no. 3)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

  • Projects

    Profi3 Lähteenmäki T30820

    Saviranta, L., Lähteenmäki, I., Mäkelä, K., Seppälä, T. & Pulkkinen, T.


    Project: Academy of Finland: Competitive funding to strengthen university research profiles

    The Role of Data in Firm Performance

    Seppälä, T.


    Project: Domestic funds and foundations

    Tekoälyn kokonaiskuva ja kansallinen osaamiskartoitus

    Seppälä, T. & Halen, M.


    Project: Other external funding: Other government funding

    TUTL IonCell-F (Seppälä)

    Seppälä, T. & Laine, J.


    Project: Business Finland: New business from research ideas (TUTLI)