Nordic top managers inspired 150 participants at - Future Business Design, Oslo, Norway

Nordic top managers inspired 150 participants at "Future Business Design", Oslo, Norway From revolution to explosion (OSLO 12. SEPT 2000) Nordic top managers have no doubt: The Internet revolution is merely the start of a formidable explosion where the majority of what we produce, distribute and consume will be performed via data networks. 150 participants 150 participants from TietoEnators broad network of customers, key employees and alliances, where inspired of Nordic top managers at the management seminar "Future Business Design 2000". The speakers emphasised and made it clear what challenges and opportunities the future and the information society brings. Driving forces in the information society Among the speakers in Oslo where Kaj-Erik Relander, the coming CEO of Sonera. He reminded the audience about the fact that even if the Nordic countries are world leaders within certain areas within telecom today, the strong force of international competition may set us back - if the speed of innovation is not increased, and that both society and businesses must react quickly. Relander's prescription was clear "You've got to shoot first!" Besides the speeches from TietoEnator's Matti Lehti and Sonera's Kaj-Erik Relander, the participants listened to Göran Berntson, Vice president of Ericsson, Bjarne Aamodt, previous president in Alcatel STK who now is in charge of the new development of IT Fornebu Knowation, and Kjetil J. Nilsen, president in TV2 Interaktiv, a subsidary of the Norwegian TV channel; TV2. The speakers visualised the consequences of the IT development and the digital economy, and showed how significant Nordic companies and businesses attend to their positioning and competence. Success to be continued This year's management seminar was the first of an annual, Nordic management forum. The success from this year shows us that we all have a need for seeing ourselves in a Nordic context. The tough international competition forces us to concentrate on, and evolves selected branches and areas of expertise. And within these branches we've got the chance to be world leading, says Per Bakseter, country manager of TietoEnator in Norway. SUMMARY: TietoEnator have composed a summary of the speeches at the seminar. This will be available upon request. Please contact future@tietoenator.com to receive the summary. For further information, please contact: Per Bakseter, Country Manager, TietoEnator Norway Telephone +47 2207 60 00, mobile: +47 913 69 043 E-mail: per.bakseter@tietoenator.com TIETOENATOR CORPORATION With a staff of 10,000 and annual net sales of 1.2 billion euros, TietoEnator is a leading supplier of high value-added IT services in Europe. TietoEnator provides consulting, systems development and integration, operation and support, product development services for customers, and software services. The Group has in-depth knowledge of its customers' businesses in areas such as telecommunications, banking and finance, the public sector and the forest industry. www.tietoenator.com DISTRIBUTION Principal media ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/14/20000914BIT00660/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/14/20000914BIT00660/bit0002.pdf

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