I've enjoyed traveling in Eastern Europe before, so volunteered to organise a CT software workshop at National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in Poland.
Business travel is mostly done by our salespeople, but occasionally also the development guys are let out of the office into the wild.
Eigenor visited the Fraunhofer Institute for integrated circuits in Deggendorf at the end of July in the hottest time of the year to introduce and install its PSIG X-ray tomography system.
The long waited week in Ghent was finally at hand. Me and my colleague travelled to this lovely city for the whole last week. The DIR2015 symposium took place in beautiful university building, Het Pand.
Preparations for conference trip are ready. Me and my colleague, Jukka Huhtamäki, are traveling to Ghent (Belgium) in the end of June for DIR2015 conference. Jukka will give an oral presentation about "3D reconstructions from bulky objects using sparse-angle data”.
Once in a while software developers get dragged out of the office and have the opportunity to teach others. In addition to the obvious and sometimes detail-ridden topic of how to utilize the software, there is a possibility to convey the idea of why it has accumulated all the features. On the other hand, having to explain the current implementation raises critical questions of how the whole system could be improved.
During the first week of December, Chicago McGormick Place was the place to be if you happen to be interested in medical imaging, X-ray, MRI, ultrasound and all associated technologies.
Are you building a new X-ray device, doing academic research or are you an end-user of CT equipment?
When times are hard, good hopes do not bring in more turnover. But can you increase your profit? Is the quality of your incoming materials, parts or components good enough? Have you line stops?
I just visited the International Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography (ICT) at the University of Applied Sciences in Wels in Upper Austria. Conference is arranged every 2 years and is a must visit for all who are working with new CT technologies. Timing was perfect - I was able to present some really interesting reconstruction results that we did for NASA. The case was about reconstruction using limited transmitter movement angle.
Have to admit. Wish I also had such a view from my office! You can see the highest mountain in Germany. Me and a couple of radar experts just visited the DWD Hohenpeissenberg Observatory near Munich. DWD has 17 weather radars in total and one research radar located in Hohenpeissenberg, which is the oldest mountain observatory in the world. Meteorological data has been collected since 1781.
The Finnish Inverse Days took place this year in Inari, in the Northern Lapland. Eigenor has often had presence in this annual event organized by the Finnish Inverse Problems Society, and this year it was my turn to participate. While the Sun was nowhere to be seen, rising the next time in mid-January, the talks themselves were very enlightening.
I arranged a business trip to Central-Europe during the last week of November. I met several customers from electronics, automotive and research in three countries. Through questions we made progress.
Approximately one year ago Eigenor opened its R&D center in Helsinki. Great news for those who enjoy office life and shared lunches with interesting chats with topics ranging from hard science to personal hobbies. Working from home is sometimes really nice, but meeting your associates face to face is really important.
Personal relationships are everything in making good business, especially in East and Southeast Asia. I just spent 10 days in Seoul and also visited some neighbouring cities.