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Speaker Presentations & Conference Program

The Software Society; The interaction between our changing behavior, our society, and the new landscape of Software Services. 

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Program and presentations: 

08.00 - 08.30

Registration, Coffee and Exhibition                                                         

Main track 08.30 - 10.00 (Large Conference room)


Welcome and introduction, Main track
Moderators: Kent Eric Lång, Vice President, RISE Viktoria and Project Manager, Vehicle ICT Arena at Lindholmen Science Park & Magda Collado, Researcher, RISE Viktoria

  Software in cars, what is going on?
Niclas Nygren Sr Director Strategy & Concept, Electronics and Chassis at Volvo Cars

What can we learn from the agile organizations of Silicon Valley
Sverker Alänge, Associate Professor, Technology Management and Economics


AI: The New Electricity to Harness the Digital Future
Devdatt Dubhashi Professor at the Computing Science division at Chalmers

10.00 - 10.30 Exhibition and Coffee

Business track 10.30 - 12.10 (Large Conference room)

10.30 Welcome and introduction; Business track
Moderator: Magda Collado, Researcher, RISE Viktoria

Digitalization. A Journey into a New Era
Lars Ydreskog Deputy CEO Combitech

  How to get paid in cash, not in data- ball bearings as a service
Victoria van Camp CTO SKF

Will the Software Society make Cities Smarter? and how do we know?
Jonas Wilhelmsson, Global Engagement Director - IoT & connected industries for a sustainable society, Ericsson

  Software change being a hardware corporate
Petra Sundström, Director Idea and Innovation Management, Husqvarna Group
12.10 - 13.00 Exhibition & Lunch (not included)

Methods & Tools track 10.30 - 12.00 (Pascal Conference Room)

10.30 Welcome and introduction, Methods & Tools track
Moderators: Kent Eric Lång, Vice President, RISE Viktoria and Project Manager, Vehicle ICT Arena at Lindholmen Science Park

Methods Evaluation: How to select a method based on multidimensional quantified value and quality requirements. The Planguage tools for reasoning. Digitalising your values
Tom Gilb


Architecting Smart Homes as Database-Centric Systems – The Case of the Halmstad Intelligent Home
Wagner Ourique de Morais, Research Engineer​, Halmstad University


The employee driven organization
Niklas Lindhardt, Co-founder of Capture Innovation & Linus Eriksson, Ericsson AB

  Open Innovation - Reinvent your organisation: What is it, why does it matter to us all, and what´s in it for you?
Johan Lange, LEK Versamhetsutveckling / The LUCK Concept
12.10 - 13.00 Exhibition & Lunch (not included)

Technical Track track 13.00 - 16.30 (Large Conference room)

13.00 Welcome and introduction, Technical Track
Moderators: Kent Eric Lång, Vice President, RISE Viktoria and Project Manager, Vehicle ICT Arena at Lindholmen Science Park

Artificial Intelligence in Services
Maya Weinstein, Senior Designer Watson Implementations, IBM & Robert Quinn, Senior Certified IT Specialist, IBM


Deep learning and self-driving cars
Erik Rosén, Tech lead - Deep learnin​g, Zenuity


Self-learning Agents based on Reinforcement Learning for system automation
Tobias Ley, Ericsson AB

14.30 - 15.00 Coffee & Exhibition
  Deep Learning for Developers
Julien Simon, Amazon Web Services
  Edge analytics for IoT
Rikard König, Chief Data Scientist, Ekkono Solutions / Senior Lecturer University of Borås
  Blockchains for Collaborative Autonomous Vehicles
Mikael Asplund, Senior lecturer at the Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University
  Digital Prejudice in our Intelligent Society
Filip Dadgar, Microsoft
16.30 End of conference

Virtual Reality/Agumented Reality and Gaming track 13.00 - 16.30 (Visual Arena)

13.00 Welcome and introduction, Virtual Reality/Agumented Reality and Gaming track
Moderators: Daniel Sjölie, Associate Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Gothenburg

Beyond perception, intelligent visualization changes the way you communicate with your customers
Staffan Hagberg Animech Technologies AB


AR - yesterday, today & tomorrow
Oliver Edsberger, HiQ


A freelancer adventure into VR
Daniel Ström, Guru games

  The need for development fast feedback speed – Continuous Delivery connected Truck simulator/Game using VR/Euro Truck Simulator
Peter Thorngren, AB Volvo
14.30 - 15.00 Exhibition & Coffee

Virtual Reality Esports and Arcades 
Viktor Peterson, CLVR Works

  The use of virtual reality, simulation and serious games in emergency management training
Ilona Heldal (Western Norway Uni. of Applied Sciences), Cecilia Hammar Wijkmark (MSB, Myndigheten för Samhällsskydd & Beredskap, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency)
16.30 End of conference


Open Space

13.00 Panel: Moderator; Magda Collado & Niclas Nyberg, Volvo Cars, Karl Iangnemna nuTonomy, Devdatt Dubhashi, Chalmers 
13.30 - 16.30 Open Space sessions, 


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