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Speakers 2020

At this page you can find information about the speakers and what they will talk about at the conference, but also what track and during what timeslot they will speak. 

Opening Keynotes

Time: 09.00 - 10.00
Place: Conference Hall
Moderator: Helena Holmström Olsson


  • Cyber security 2033



    Madeleine Kempe

    Head of IT Risk and Security - Saab




  • You ain’t seen nothing yet Abstract



    Erik Kruse

    Partner Manager IoT Ecosystem - Ericsson


    Erik Kruse is responsible for building an IoT ecosystem with special focus on start-ups and cutting edge technology companies. Evangelizing on how IoT, Cloud and artificial intelligence is affecting industrial structures, business models and company strategies.

Technical track

Time: 10.30 - 12.10
Place: Conference Hall
Moderator: Helena Holmström Olsson


  • Object Detection via Convolutional Neural Networks​ Abstract


    Nikolay Kolev

    Solution Architect - InterConsult Bulgaria


    Nikolay Kolev is an experienced Solution Architect with a history of working in the information technology and services industry. He is interested in the latest technologies and trends in IT, cybersecurity, IoT and Machine Learning.

  • Open Software in Life Science - lessons from the COVID-19 response Abstract



    Niklas Blomberg

    Director - Elixir


    Experienced manager of research and technology development teams in drug discovery industry with a scientific background in computational chemistry, structural bioinformatics and bimolecular NMR.
    Leads a computational chemistry and computational biology team to support Respiratory&Inflammation research projects with molecular modelling, bioinformatics and network biology. I currently also co-chair a major IMI project to develop open knowledge management resources for drug discovery. Past experience, include leading a global unit with teams providing expert cheminformatics and chemical biology services and tools for AstraZeneca's discovery teams.

  • Virtualization and Automation - the Power of Digitalization in times of change Abstract



    Ivan Cronie

    Global Technology Manager - Build, Measure & Learn Technology (BMLT) - Volvo Technologies


    Manager and leader of the digital transformation of Volvo GTT with focus on the product data development flow. Provides the technical infrastructure and the digital backbone for continuous integration and continuous delivery with related testing, development and with a strong focus on integration using automation and cloud services. Ivan has been awarded the Group Trucks Technology Award 2019 for Inspirational Leader and has been working at Volvo since 2011.

Business track

Time: 10.30 - 12.10
Place: Pascal
Moderator: Anna Honner


  • tbd



    Clara Löwnander
    Marketing Associate - Einride



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    Peter Blomström
    Global Brand Director service, GHC Professional Hygiene - Essity



Startups track

Time: 13:00 - 14:10
Place: Conference Hall
Moderator: tbd


  • A digitisation success story Abstract



    Gehan Dias​
    General Manager - Calcey Technologies


    Gehan Dias is the General Manager at Calcey Technologies. He was previously the General Manager of LSEG Technology, a Sri Lankan subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group that builds trading technology for stock exchanges across the globe. Gehan has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. He resides in Sri Lanka.

  • Being there for our elders Abstract



    Jonas Valkonen  & Orvar Hurtig
     - Moxiam



  • Data-driven Business Models Abstract



    Alexander Fred-Ojala
    CEO and Founder - Predli


    Alexander is a global AI, Data Science, and Blockchain expert. He is the Founder & CEO of Predli an emerging technology advisory firm. He has been the Research Director, Chief Data Scientist, and an AI Instructor at UC Berkeley, the #1 public university in the world. Alexander was awarded the Amazon Alexa Innovation Fellowship 2018-2019.

MedTech track

Time: 13.00 - 14.10
Place: Pascal
Moderator: tbd


  • Empowering New Product Launches with Data Acquisition & Data Science Abstact



    Stoyan Terziev
    BI Solutions Development Manager - B EYE


    Stoyan Terziev is an experienced Qlik consultant with more than 5 years in designing and developing analytics solutions for the Life Sciences industry. He comes from a mathematical background with a strong incline towards financial sciences. He has majored in Accounting and Business Analysis at the University of National And World Economics. He has previous experience with web programming and database administration. His biggest passion is finding applicability of algorithms in modern business processes.

  • Leap for Life – pioneers in healthcare Abstract



    Magnus Clarin
    Dean of School of Information Technology - Halmstad University 


    Magnus has a Ph.D. in Physics and is the Dean for the School of Information Technology at Halmstad University. He has long experience in setting up and running projects between academia, industry, and the public sector. In 2009 he started the Health Technology Center Halland (HCH) as a collaboration arena for healthcare innovations. His current focus is on supporting the development of the transition towards information-driven healthcare, particularly on AI and Data Factory, as methods for this.

  • The Perfect Storm Abstract



    Magnus Björsne

    CEO - AstraZeneca BioVentureHub


    Magnus Björsne, Ph.D, MBA: Dr Björsne graduated at the University of Lund in 1989 and took his post graduate studies at Stockholm University where he did his PhD on Medicinal Chemistry targeting the HIV protease enzyme. Dr Björsne joined Astra Hassle in 1995 and worked in the preclinical Cardiometabolic unit. From his period in this field Dr. Björsne is the inventor of a series of compounds which have advanced to clinical trials. After holding a series of managerial positions within the Cardiovascular Discovery Research Management, Dr Björsne moved to the Strategic Planning & Business Development organisation in 2006 where he has been leading the Cardiovascular Business Development team involved in the search, evaluation and transaction of M&As and licensing deals. Since 2014 Dr Björsne is leading AZ BioVentureHub – a novel approach to open innovation which allows smaller Biotechs and academic groups to work in close proximity to the skills and capabilities that resides within big pharma. Erik Magnusson has been a build engineer at Electronic Arts for over six years now; delivering games from DICE and Ghost like STAR WARS Battlefront, Battlefield, Need for Speed and numerous expansion packs. At the moment Erik is product owner of build automation at Ghost.

Emerging technologies track

Time: 14.30 - 15.15
Place: Conference Hall
Moderator: Mikael Haglund


  • AI for Software Engineering - Will AI transform the role of the SW developer? Abstract



    Jesper Derehag
    Senior Data Scientist - Ericsson AB


    Jesper is a Senior Data Scientist from Ericsson with a career spanning through software design, architecture and research. At Ericsson, he is part of a Applied Machine Learning Research group, prototyping and applying Machine Learning in a wide range of different fields from product development to SW engineering and practices.

  • Intelligent Machines: the 3rd wave of Artificial Intelligence Abstract



    Winfried Wilcke
    Senior Manager - IBM Research 


    Winfried W. Wilcke, PhD is a Distinguished Research Staff Member and Senior Manager for Nanoscale & Cognitive Systems and Devices at IBM Research in San Jose, CA. After earning a PhD in experimental nuclear physics in his native Germany, Winfried joined IBM Research in 1983, and has since lead multiple successful projects, including the research leading to the IBM SP series of very large supercomputers and IBM IceCube. During the Nineties, he served as CTO of HAL Computer, which was instrumental in creating the 64-bit SPARC architecture.

    His recent IBM research is focused on cognitive computing, on advanced energy storage and on MRAM devices. For energy storage, he founded the IBM Battery 500 project which developed a new type of batteries about to enter production. In the cognitive space, he initiated a new IBM project on Machine Intelligence – going beyond traditional machine learning – with the goal of building systems that mimic certain aspects of human intelligence, such as being able to develop common sense. The project created robots capable of learning to walk on their own, the new IBM Neural Computer and the CAL model of the brainAnother (collaborative) AI project focuses on accelerating statistical AI with analog devices.

    Outside of the lab, Winfried enjoys flying his airplanes, sailing and underwater photography. He is the author of the 2008 collection of stories titled Random Walk and of over 120 scientific publications in physics, computer science and energy storage. He has been chair of several conferences in Computer Science, AI and Energy Storage.

Service design track

Time: 14.30 - 15.15
Place: Pascal
Moderator: Millie Gutestam


  • How people read online. And most importantly, what they memorize. Abstract



    Elena Galitsky & Valentyn Ilchuk
    Founder and CPO & Founder and CEO - Bachoo Design Studio


    Elena is the founder and the Chief Production Officer with Bachoo Design Studio. Her career path took a sudden turn when in her 3rd year of pursuing a degree in applied math, she discovered a major craving to design things. This led her to get a scholarship and enrol in Istituto Europeo di Design. Ever since she concentrated on digital design, starting as an award-winning freelancer and evolving into a mastermind of a 40 people full-cycle digital agency. She successfully balances her self-made C-level creative position with the role of a mother.

  • Mobility beyond 2030 Abstract



    Tobias Forngren
    CEO - Freelway​

    Tobias works with innovation development of sustainable mobility solutions for goods and transportation of people. Focus is on public transport, taxis and better transport services in the countryside. He has a background as a research scientist in the pharma industry and his latest project involves sustainable home deliveries of groceries, pharmaceuticals and parcels to elderly and people in risk groups.


Closing keynote

Time: 15.30 - 16.00
Place: Conference Hall​
Moderator: tbd



  • Beatrice Silow



    Head of Communication and culture – Sigma IT​ 


    Beatrice Silow has a great passion for people and business development with an overall mission of making a difference.  With over 25 years from the IT/Tech industry, she has experience from several different roles such as Business Area Manager, sales and marketing manager and project manager. In the present role as Communications- and Culture manager Beatrice is a part of the management team and operates on a strategic level with the company brand and different marketing activities. She is also responsible for the work with the company culture and values that are combined with a strong corporate social responsibility making a difference in the society and working for a better tomorrow. 
    Beatrice has a Masters degree in Mechanical engineering from Chalmers.

  • Helena Holmström Olsson



    Professor in Computer Science at Malmö University

    Senior researcher in Software Center


    Helena Holmström Olsson is a Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at Malmö University, Sweden and a senior researcher in Software Center ( She received her Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg in 2004 and did her Post doc at University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research is conducted in close collaboration with industry and primarily with software-intensive companies in the embedded systems domain. Her research focuses on the digital transformation of industry and the many opportunities and challenges this brings. In particular, her research covers topics such as data-driven development, AI engineering, autonomous systems and software and business ecosystems. Her research has been published in top-level information systems and software engineering journals ( Helena can be contacted at

  • Millie Gutestam



    UX Designer & Project Manager – HiQ


    Millie Gutestam is working as a User Experience Designer and Project Manager at HiQ here in Gothenburg. With a bachelor’s degree in informatics, she works within the field of digital design and innovation. She has experience of working strategically in both large organizations and startups helping them transition into a user-centered work process. Her focus is on Lean UX, working collaboratively with teams in rapid, iterative cycles, obtaining early user feedback in order to make faster decisions and deliver high quality services to the end users. She provides companies with methods to better get to know their users, thus leading to new business opportunities. In addition to her daily work as a UX Designer and Project Manager, she often represents HiQ on different public speaking occasions, talking about Lean UX and the benefits of involving the end users in the process of designing digital solutions and products.