The ALMA days 2023: data security and the future

The ALMA days once again brought more than 70 ALMA users together in Kokkola. Issues such as information security and future opportunities were discussed in good company.

The ALMA days took place in the Tullipakkahuone building in Kokkola city centre on 14 and 15 September 2023. Nearly 80 ALMA users attended to listen to presentations by experts and customers, also to discuss and share their experiences.

The days started with a joint lunch, after which Juha Nissilä from Vitec ALMA opened this year's event. Janne Piispanen from Helen continued the programme by talking about the company's carbon neutrality journey and ALMA's role in its implementation. Mikko Prusi from Kemira Chemicals Oy spoke in detail about the chemical plant development project, in which ALMA has played an important role.

The keynote speaker of the day was Mikko Hyppönen, who, in his familiar and impressive style, talked about the types of security issues and threats we need to prepare for in the ever-changing world of the future. There are many reasons for these, and new threats are constantly emerging.

Manu Myllymäki of Keliber Oy continued the day by talking about the company's lithium project and its transition to the practical construction phase with support from the ALMA system.

Thursday's official programme was closed by Toni Penttilä, Kimmo Hollanti and Risto Korpi from Vitec ALMA, who introduced the new features and products of the ALMA software and discussed the practices and principles of the software's product development.

After the official programme, ALMA's friends and some locals continued the day with dinner and a cruise on the boat Jenny.

User forum and ALMA’s new features

On Friday morning the programme continued in two different meeting rooms of Hotel Kaarle. ALMA’s user forum gathered in the Neristan room, where the participants presented many practical tips on the software and shared their good practices.

In the Majakka meeting room Janne Mäkinen from Vitec ALMA introduced the new, recently introduced project model and its many features. Toni Penttilä from Vitec ALMA followed with a presentation on knowledge management and the digital factory model. It allows industrial plants to make use of the many benefits and opportunities of centralised and integrated structured electronic data.

After lunch the participants headed back to their homes, to digest their meals as well as the rich offerings of the ALMA days.