Dr Jari Collin is a Professor (adjunct professor) of Enterprise Information Systems and Service Networks at Aalto University, Finland. His areas of specialization include business and information systems engineering, implementation of ICT-enabled capabilities, supply chain innovations, and digital services. 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 has published a number of journal and conference papers after completing his doctoral monograph (dissertation passed with distinction). He has a 20-year experience from the global ICT-industry in managing change programs and running IT operations. Prior joining the Aalto University, he worked as CIO at Elisa Corporation (2008-2013), led IT integration for the merger of Nokia Siemens Networks (2006-08), drove company-wide transformation as Delivery Process Owner at Nokia Networks (2003-06), and hold several management / specialist positions at Nokia (1994-2003). Curently, he works for the Finnish forest industry and acts as CIO of Efora Oy, the industrial maintenance company of Stora Enso.
Currently, professor Collin's research is focused on the application of industrial internet and industrial digital platfoms. Special interest is on building new data-driven business models in traditional manufacturing companies. Collin is writing a book on industrial internet. He is also 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.
In 2013-15 professor Collin led ACIO * research program that is about studying how Finnish information intensive organizations utilize ICT in developing and managing critical business capabilities for improved competitiveness. The research covers over 10 sizeable organizations from Finnish industry and public sectors. It focuses on analysing modern management approaches to use information systems in business processes and product/service development. The research team consists of five doctoral students with extensive background from Finnish ICT-sector.
* Adaptive and Complex Informatics Organizations
Peer-reviewed scientific articles
Journal article-refereed, Original research
Improving Strategic Alignment A Case Study
Hiekkanen, Kari; Pekkala, Anni; Collin, Jari2015 in INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT JOURNAL (IGI Publishing)
Site inventory tracking in the project supply chain: problem description and solution proposal in a very large telecom project
Ala-Risku, Timo; Collin, Jari; Holmström, Jan; Vuorinen, Juha-Pekka2010 in SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.)
Demand-supply chain representation - A tool for economic organizing of industrial services
Holmström, Jan; Ala-Risku, Tuomo; Auramo, Jaana; Collin, Jari; Eloranta, Eero; Salminen, Antti2010 in JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.)
Implementing inventory transparency to temporary storage locations: A solution design experiment in project business
Kärkkäinen, Mikko; Ala-Risku, Timo; Främling, Kary; Collin, Jari; Holmström, Jan2010 in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGING PROJECTS IN BUSINESS (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.)
How to design the right supply chains for your customers
Collin, Jari; Eloranta, Eero; Holmström, Jan2009 in SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.)
Architects’ perceptions on EA use - An Empirical Study
Hiekkanen, Kari; Mykkänen, Juha; Korhonen, Janne Jormas; Patricio, Elisabete; Collin, Jari; Helenius, Mika2013
IT Governance, Decision-Making and IT Capabilities
Hiekkanen, Kari; Korhonen, Janne; Patricio, Elisabete; Helenius, Mika; Collin, Jari2013
Demand supply chain representation: a tool for segmenting service delivery and asset management
Holmström, Jan; Ala-Risku, Timo; Auramo, Jaana; Collin, Jari; Eloranta, Eero; Salminen, Antti2008
Project supply chain management and integrated IT - a case from telecom industry
Ala-Risku, Timo; Collin, Jari2007
Creating customer value via intelligent installed base management
Collin, J.; Eloranta, Eero; Vuorinen, J.2006
Establishing inventory transparency to temporary storage locations
Kärkkäinen, Mikko; Ala-Risku, Timo; Främling, Kary; Collin, Jari2005
Creating value through collaboration
Eloranta, Eero; Collin, Jari2002
Publications intended for professional communities
Published development or research report
Onko Suomi jäämässä alustatalouden junasta?
Ailisto, Heikki; Collin, Jari; Juhanko, Jari; Mäntylä, Martti; Ruutu, Sampsa; Seppälä, Timo2016 in Valtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja (VALTIONEUVOSTON KANSLIA)
IT Leadership in Finnish Organizations and Digital Transformation
Collin, Jari; Halen, Marco; Helenius, Mika; Hiekkanen, Kari; Itälä, Timo; Korhonen, Janne2014
Teollinen Internet: Yritysten tietojärjestelmäarkkitehtuurien on aika uudistua
Seppälä, Timo; Collin, Jari; Martikainen, Olli2014
IT Leadership in transition - the impact of digitalization on Finnish organizations
Collin, Jari; Hiekkanen, Kari; Korhonen, Janne; Halen, Marco; Itälä, Timo; Helenius, Mika2015 in Aalto University publication series SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY (Aalto University)