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SPEAKERS 2021

The speakers and moderators at this year's event have been carefully selected to give you a detailed insight into one of the most important of subjects for the near future; Software for Sustainability. On this page, you find their main abstracts, and time slots (program TBC). 

OPENING KEYNOTES

Time: 09.00 - 10.00
Place: Main Hall, Lindholmen Conference Centre
Moderators: Beatrice Silow and Jonn Lantz

Speakers

  • 09:10 - 09:30 Integrating sustainability into strategy: How software enables and constrains Biography

    Niklas Egels Zandén
    Professor, Director of Centre for Business in Society at the University of Gothenburg

    In his speech, Professor Egels-Zandén will use this abstract as his starting point: "It is easier said than done to integrate sustainability into corporate strategy. For example, how do you as a manager convince customers that your products are produced in a sustainable way and that this is worth paying extra for? In this session, we discuss what research tells us about HOW to integrate sustainability into strategy. We exemplify the case of Nudie Jeans' work to create a traceable and transparent supply chain. Here the role of software and infrastructure is central to the ability to realize the integration of sustainability into strategy."

  • 09:30 - 09:50 Next generation of HW and SW architectures as an enabler for sustainable Transport Solutions Biography

    Mark Mohr
    Senior Vice President Vehicle development AB Volvo

    The commercial vehicle industry has continuously reduced the fuel consumption of trucks base on component and system optimization. In parallel safety and comfort standards have reached a high level. This has led to high complexity in the over decades evolved HW and SW architecture. EMobility and also Fuel Cell Vehicle need in addition more communication with the infrastructure to optimizes the overall transport efficiency. This is driving new HW architectures enabling fast and continuous feature growth and cleaned up SW architectures enabling HW changes with less impact and SW as a service.

SUSTAINABILITY IN TRANSPORTATION AND CONNECTIVITY

Time: 10:30 - 12:10
Place: Main Hall, Lindholmen Conference Centre
Moderators: Katarina Brud och Anna Honnér

Speakers

  • 11:20 - 11:40 How the battery software impacts sustainable vehicle electrification Biography

    Björn Fridholm
    Volvo Car Corporation

    They are called battery electric vehicles (BEV) for a reason. Batteries are directly related to driving range and charging time. Batteries have a huge impact on vehicle cost and sustainability. Batteries must, thereby, be utilized optimally to enable the transition to electrification. Enter the battery management system! It is found in the intersection between electrochemistry, electronics, mathematics, and software development. It poses a multi-level control challenge, from cells, through pack and vehicle to a fleet of vehicles. To meet Volvo Cars' goal of being fully electric in 2030 we are now speeding up our battery control development.

    This presentation will cover the basics of where we are today with in-house SW and have a look into the future, where an extended mechatronic interface (electro-chemical sensors, controllable pack voltage) together with digitalization (A/B testing, data analytics, AI) presents opportunities to improve battery performance and safety.

  • 11:40 - 12:00 Efficient Battery Usage with AI Biography

    Axel Kullander
    Nortical

    As rapid electrification ever drives sophistication in cell production and battery pack design, isn't it time to start wondering if there's a more efficient way to use already existing lithium batteries? I'd like to talk about how we can use predictive algorithms to optimize usage of batteries in vehicle fleets, use the same knowledge to create a market for 2nd-life batteries, and briefly touch on the problem of AI data quantity vs cost savings.

SUSTAINABILITY IN DIGITALIZATION, PLATFORMS, AND HEALTHCARE

Time: 13:00 - 14:10
Place: Main Hall, Lindholmen Conference Centre
Moderators: Dulce Goncalves, Erik-Wilhelm Graef Behm

Speakers

  • 13:10 - 13:30 Biography

     

    Markus Lingman
    Chief Strategy Officer - Halland Sjukhus

  • 13:30 - 13:50 Software Architecting the Future: Challenges, Opportunities and Threats Biography

    Colin Venters
    University of Huddersfield

    Modern societies are highly dependent on complex, large-scale, software-intensive systems, which are deeply embedded in every facet of daily living. However, there are increasing concerns regarding the dangerous fragility of these systems as they operate within a highly connected ecosystem of continuous availability, which are challenging to maintain and evolve in response to the inevitable changes in stakeholder goals and requirements of the system. This raises the question of how to design more sustainable software systems that can endure. This talk explores the challenges, opportunities, and risk of designing for software longevity for pre-system understanding and post-system maintenance and evolution through sustainable software architectures, which are fundamental to the development of technically sustainable software to address architectural drift and erosion, decay, and architectural knowledge vaporization.

  • 13:50 - 14:10 Who - if not us? Long-term impacts of software systems Biography

    Birgit Penzenstadler
    Chalmers Universitet

    Software engineers have a responsibility for the long-term consequences of the systems they put in place. Software systems bring many benefits and positive impacts to humankind, but also a number of inherent risks and potential negative impacts. We explore a range of such impacts across all dimensions of sustainability and how they can be discovered systematically. We show 1) how positive impacts can be supported and reinforced, and 2) how negative impacts can be anticipated and mitigated. Let’s choose the responsibility that comes with developing software systems not as a burden but as a privileged chance to shift and transform our impacts on the world.

SUSTAINABILITY IN DIGITALIZATION, PLATFORMS, AND HEALTHCARE

Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Place: Main Hall, Lindholmen Conference Centre
Moderators: Anna Pettersson & Johanna Lilja

Speakers

  • 14:35 - 14:55 IoT Enabling Cirkular Economy Biography

    Linda Ekener Mägi
    Tele2

    For me, the main, obvious contribution is by supporting the prolonging and also sharing in the most inner loops in the technical life cycle. This can be done by in the design of the product include the opportunity to both upgrades as well as share in a sustainable business model. But IoT can also support redistribution. This means reducing the need to produce products overall.
    - Prolonging the lifecycle Candela has launched fully electronic speed boats. Their latest model C-7 is connected to the cloud, allowing for over-the-air updates and remote service to continuously optimize efficiency and performance.
    - Sharing the life cycle with IoT Let’s look into car sharing – it has been around for some years starting with limited and restricted pools but now when the cars are connected they have the possibility to for example find the location, open and start the car via a smartphone it is really taking off. Latvian startup CARGURU, which is taking the pain out of owning an urban car by offering on-demand car rentals via an app is one example.
    - Redistribution with IoT Inrego is a trusted partner for companies looking for a secure way to dispose of their IT devices. For their customers, it is imperative that sensitive information is kept secure during the transport to the refurbishing site, and with the IoT trackers with GPS from the provider Minifinder, they added that extra layer of security that was missing – and it’s changed everything.

CLOSING KEYNOTES

Time: 15:30 - 16:30
Place: Main Hall, Lindholmen Conference Centre
Moderators: Beatrice Silow and Richard Bunk

Speakers

  • 16:00 - 16:25 Blockchain For A Sustainable World Biography

    Zara Zamani
    Meta Bytes

    870 million hungry people in the world could be fed if just one-fourth of the food currently lost or wasted globally could be saved. 600 million die every year from contaminated food. 80% of global farmland in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia is managed by smallholders with less access to education. There is a positive correlation between access to energy and education for children. Access to energy acts as an income multiplier. Over 4 million people die prematurely every year due to not having access to energy. these are only some of the numbers we have today. The root causes of these problems are less accessibility, more expensive services due to the number of intermediaries, less transparency and more centralization that eventually causes corruption. Better food supplychain chain management and innovative and decentralized energy distribution are solutions to many world problems today and blockchain technology is the technology that is going to facilitate achievement of theses sustaibality goals of noo poverty (SDG1), no hunger (SDG2), good health and well being (SDG3), industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG9), reduced inequalities (SDG10), sustainable cities and communities (SDG11), responsible consumption and production (SDG12), climate action (SDG13), life on land (SDG15) and partnerships for the goals (SDG17). In my speech, I will cover the potentials of blockchain technology in tackling challenges in reaching UN sustainable development goals.

MODERATORS

Speakers

  • Anna Honnér

     

    Anna Honnér has a strong passion for business, digitalization, leadership and communication which has been the red thread through her career. She has held various titles such as VP Sales & Marketing, VP/ Business Area Manager, Sales Director and CEO and she has worked within businesses areas such as software development for the automotive industry, telecom, energy and fitness.

  • Anna Petersson

    Head of Innovation at HighFive, Program Manager & Innovation Leader AI.m - HighFive

    Anna Petersson has over 15 years of experience in project management, commercialization, digitalization, and business development. She is passionate about creating new innovative and successful businesses with a focus on humans, the planet, communication, and new technologies. In recent years, her focus has been to help companies understand and enable the use of new technologies to reach new business values, especially within the framework of human-centered AI, to create a smarter and more intelligent future.

  • Beatrice Silow

    Head of Communication and culture – Nexer Group

     

    Beatrice Silow has a great passion for people and business development with an overall mission of making a difference.  With over 25 years in the IT/Tech industry, she has experience in 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 society and working for a better tomorrow. 

    Beatrice has a Master's degree in Mechanical engineering from Chalmers.

  • Dulce Goncalves

     

    Dulce Goncalves is the chair of the Lindholmen Software Development Day Conference. In addition, she is a strategic, innovation, network, and change leader with experience in conducting innovation activities for organizations and companies on a large scale. At the moment, there is full focus on completing a doctoral degree by early autumn. The dissertation refers to organizational agility and digital innovation ability in automotive startups.

  • Erik-Wilhelm Graef Behm

    MSc Industrial Engineering & Management - Business Region Halland

     

    Erik-Wilhelm Graef Behm has been responsible for investment promotion and inward investment, cluster development, and strategic competence within ICT and Tech in West Sweden for almost 17 years. Previously in the Gothenburg region based at Business Region Göteborg and since 2021 in the county of Halland, being part of the team-building of the new organization – Invest in Halland.

    The work within cluster development has been done in collaboration with the leading actors in ICT in West Sweden and been related to areas like AI, Cybersecurity, Digitalization, IoT, Immersive (AR/VR/XR/UIUX), Microwave and Antenna Technology, Space Tech. Erik is a member of the board of EIG, Gbg ConTech, GREAT, Microwave Road. Erik has been a member of the council of Digitalization in West Sweden and a member of the organizing committee of Lindholmen Software Development Day since 2013.

  • John Lantz

     

    Jonn Lantz is a cross R&D driver in the transformation of Volvo cars into a digitalized transport service provider with continuously improved vehicles. Being engaged at Volvo cars since 2008, Jonn has worked with in-house SW development, integration, and transformation in several systems, of which several years in the electromobility domain, later on in the new POSIX system, and currently in the development of an OTA capable complete software architecture.

  • Katarina Brud

     

    Katarina Brud heads MobilityXlab, a collaboration hub that provides a dynamic ecosystem where emerging companies together with global corporations accelerate global innovation for future mobility, improving the world of tomorrow.
     

    After pursuing an education in international economics and political science from Jönköping International Business School (Pol Mag 2005), Katarina gained bilateral work experiences from working in the US as a diplomat trainee at the Embassy of Sweden to the US in Washington D.C. and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Mississippi. Returning to Sweden in 2007 she continued her career supporting and coaching startups for McKinsey & Co business plan competition – Venture Cup. In 2010 she joined Hult International Business School in London building corporate relations in Europe as well as supporting the arrangements of the Hult Prize. Previous to joining MobilityXlab she worked with digitalization and marketing strategy for Maersk Line in Scandinavia. With experience from larger corporations as well as the startup scene, she is now passionate about merging these two worlds together.

  • Richard Bunk

     

    Richard Bunk has a PhD in Physics (nano-bio-technology). For 30+ years, he has been holding positions as CEO, CTO, Strategy Officer, and Innovation Director in software intense companies. He has been heading excellence programs and agile transformations in advanced R&D at both global enterprises and small-scale startups. Today, he is the Director of Future Mobility Center at Halmstad University and the Chairman of the Board at Swedsoft.

TRACK DESCRIPTIONS

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY - ENABLERS FOR
SUSTAINABILITY SOFTWARE

Software is at the heart of a sustainable society, and many software technologies are key enablers for sustainability in its many forms. This session will feature topics that are not linked to a specific application area, or that go just a bit deeper into the technical details. Example subjects include resilience, security, AI, big data, development methods, simulation, virtual/augmented reality.

SUSTAINABILITY BY CONNECTIVITY - NO SUSTAINABILITY WITHOUT CONNECTIVITY
A sustainable society is a connected society and a connected society is a software-
and data-driven society. In such a society, our Smart TVs provide content on-demand,
smart lawn movers keep our lawns green and well-maintained, shipping takes
the most efficient route, education reaches everybody and smart trash cans keep our streets clean.
In such a society all kinds of telecommunication technologies are combined to provide
the right platform for the right solution – 5G, Bluetooth, ZigBee is just a few examples.
In this track, we solicit presentations in the following areas (not limited to):
- Enablers of connectivity, e.g. 5G, RFID, (cyber-) security
- Coding practices that enable longevity of solutions, e.g. using hardware over a longer period of time, reusable code
- Data-driven society, e.g. providing and consuming data to/by customers
- Capability building, e.g. data storage, processing power, GPUs

SUSTAINABLE DIGITALIZATION
Digitalization is nowadays a commodity. The issue today is to build digital services for a world that is accessible for everyone, everywhere. How can digital services help society to become more inclusive and equal – for a more sustainable world. This track will bring you inspiring examples where economic, social, and/or ecologic sustainability have been a priority all through the development process.

SUSTAINABILITY IN TRANSPORTATION
Software and digital solutions have critical implications for the transportation sector. The huge transportation sector is second to none when it comes to scale and challenges moving into a more sustainable world. The digitalization of transport solutions has already disrupted several businesses with huge implications on sustainability. Sustainability and digitalization often go hand in hand in the transportation sector, what are the trends, opportunities, and technologies playing out in this transformation? Key areas Electromobility, Automation, transport optimization (AI, etc.), digitalization in general

SUSTAINABILITY IN HEALTHCARE
A lack of resources in healthcare settings has serious consequences for patient care quality and the professional work environment. Our hospitals have been working with prioritization, reorganization, etc. This has been even more evident during the pandemic.  We are, however, not only in a pandemic; we are also in the era of digital transformation. We are in a time when Smart healthcare/Wellcare enabled by software solutions will allow us to improve how we work with preventive care, optimize our healthcare, and make it more accessible to all. The technology ideas and technology are there in many cases, preventing Smart, sustainable healthcare from prevailing. In this track, we will listen to experts in various fields talking about both the opportunities and the threats in tomorrow's Wellcare.

SUSTAINABILITY IN PLATFORMS - BUSINESS MODELS
Digitalization is driving towards platform businesses like Uber, Airbnb, and SalesForce, but what is required to become successful? Research has shown that this kind of innovation environment requires that companies transform their thinking and organizations. The primary reason for failure appears to be a lack of capability to optimize openness and build trustworthy relationships for co-creation. Companies also need to have some degree of imagination and get past the thought that they are selling products and instead focus on building ecosystems and master how to orchestrate these and continuously innovate around business models. The most quoted platforms are in B2C but are developing steadily in B2B. A lot of today’s retail with omnichannel solutions are based on platforms nowadays. With the right mindset, strategy, culture, and values, platforms can boost sustainability in all three performance dimensions (People, Profit, Planet). Still, as always, it is a two-edged sword leaving much to be wished for. How do we make the ecosystems and platforms the tool for a better future?

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