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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 subjects for the near future; Software for Sustainability. On this page, you find their main abstracts and time slots. 



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


  • 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.

  • 09:50 - 10:00 Panel discussion to sum up our keynote presentations


Time: 10:30 - 12:10
Place: Main Hall, Lindholmen Conference Centre
Moderators: Ulrika Muchow Stenström and Anna Honnér


  • 10:40 - 11:00 Creating Value in the Age of Digital Innovation Biography

    Asif Akram, Dr

    A known fact of the modern digital age is that almost all industries and businesses are going through transformation enabled by digitalization and digital innovation. Despite many efforts, one of the key concerns for businesses revolved around innovative value enabled by digital technologies. Generally speaking, a value creation lifecycle can be described as a series of phases involving exploring, conceptualizing, proposing, creating, and evaluating business values. However, in reality, this is a complex process with many different layers, a cyclic process, and the inclusion of various stakeholders. Therefore, the topic of this talk will focus on creating innovative value, in a systematic manner. The presenter will provide examples from real-world cases on value creation from various sectors including automotive, transport, and logistics. In short, this talk provides an opportunity to its audience to a value creation journey through knowledge and real-world examples.

  • 11:00 - 11:20 5G is here, but what about 6G? Biography

    Erik Ström

    Chalmers University of Technology

    5G is under deployment since a few years. Although cellular system are under continuous development, every 8-10 years a new generation is launched. The rationale for a new generation is to take technology jumps necessary to address new use cases or demands that cannot be efficiently supported by tweaking the previous generation. True to the 8-10 year cycle, the first major EU projects aiming at laying the foundation for 6G have been launched during 2021, and Chalmers plays an important role in several of these. In this talk, we will discuss what the why’s and how’s for 6G. That is, we will explore the motivating use cases for 6G, what technical challenges are foreseen, and the time table until we can expect 6G to be deployed.

  • 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


    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.


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


  • 13:10 - 13:30 The road to sustainable precision healthcare Biography

    Markus Lingman

    Chief Strategy Officer - Halland Sjukhus

    Swedish health and medical care face major challenges that cannot be solved merely by individual parties or by providing additional resources. How we use data and information in healthcare will play a vital role in safer and more efficient care. It requires new ways of working and more collaboration. By using the latest tools including AI, we can provide new insights on how to develop healthcare on the road to sustainable precisions healthcare.

  • 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 University of Technology

    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.


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


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

    Linda Ekener Mägi

    The circular economy is a relatively new concept with a lot of definitions. There are two material cycles that represent two fundamentally distinct flows of material: biological and technical. Technical materials that cannot re-enter the environment, such as metals, plastics, and synthetic chemicals, must continuously cycle through the system so that their value can be captured and recaptured.

    The main, obvious contribution by IoT to these flows of material 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.

    In this session, I will share some concrete examples of how IoT is contributing to a circular economy.

  • 14:55 - 15:15 Safe and sustainable society with use of drones to prevent crimes Biographies

    Daniel Ek / Tobias Stenström 


    In society’s today, fact, knowledge and fake news travels fast and the world as we know it changes rapidly. The challange in fighting crime is to foresee these changes in order to adopt and evolve. The use of drones is one way to use technology to prevent crime and to put criminals behind bars. But technology isn’t the only game changer. Laws and regulations, methods and not the least software is crucial for a sustainable society. Intrusion in personal integrity and personal data processing is necessary to achieve a safer society, but how can technology help us protect us at the same time? We are entering a new era of saving lives, leading the police officers and solve crimes. And we do this in a more sustainable way than ever before. Although we have a lot of challenges left with the possibilities of the technology on one side, and people’s feelings of being monitored on the other side. We have to do this journey with that in mind, making sure that the technology work with us, in an ambition to make a better society.


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


  • 15:35 - 16:00 Fighting for our survival and the role of AI - thoughts on the opportunities and the bottlenecks Biografi

    Aurore Belfrage

    Partner SusTechable

    It's 10 to midnight. Achieving our sustainable development goals will be messier than necessary and more expensive than necessary. If we had started 40years ago – when science told us what was going to happen if we continued to extract oil and coal from the ground, and burn it…. we would have had the luxury of planning and thinking things through. But noooo… 

    It’s no exaggeration that this sucks. This being climate and biodiversity collapse. This being social inequalities. And to paraphrase Greta – I shouldn’t be here. We should all have proper jobs, instead, we are scrambling to convince our fellow brothers and sisters to get cracking to save the planet and each other.

    And my punchline is that I’m just so thankful that as a magical twist of faith the power of AI has been unlocked just as our civilization speed towards the cliff – Technology is not a silver bullet but a powerful tool if used in conjunction with a mindset shift on our addiction to growth.  

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

    Zara Zamani



    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. 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. Efficient supplychain management and innovative and decentralized value distribution are solutions to many world problems today and blockchain technology is the technology that is going to facilitate that enabling achievement of Sustainable Development Goals of no 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.



  • Anna Honnér

    Business Area Manager Smart Properties @Acobia

    Anna Honnér has a strong passion for people and business and to drive digital transformation change, where committed leadership and inspiring communication are core for success. 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. She is customer-obsessed and strongly believes in the power of team collaboration.  

  • 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.

  • Johanna Lilja

    Program Manager, Wireless Car

    Johanna Lilja has long experience in different roles within leadership, project management, change management, and sales. Her passion is people, communication, and development. She strongly believes that clear purposes and communication are important enablers and success factors for great achievements, in teams and with customers.



  • Jonn 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.

  • 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.

  • Ulrika Muchow Stenström


    Ulrika has a long experience in leading people, business and sales within IT service companies. She has worked in different areas within software development, such as product development, IT and digital communication. Ulrikas has a passion for helping both customers and employees to develop business and competence. She has a strong profession in sales and business development. She has worked a lot with the industry segment, automotive & telecom.