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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. 

Main track

Time: 08.30 - 10.00
Place: Conference Hall
Moderators: Helena Holmström Olsson & Maria Fuxborg



  • 5G, simplifying technology development by introducing an open ecosystem of connectivity



    Christopher Price

    Head of Software Technology - Ericsson




  • Democratic dialogue in a digital age



    Carl Heat

    Vice President Professional Education - Rise


    Carl Heath is Vice President of Education at RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden and also currently Special Counsel for the Protection of Democratic Dialogue – charged by the Swedish Government to lead a national mission to strengthen media- and information literacy in Sweden.


  • TBD



    Niklas Gustavsson

    Chief Architect - Spotify

Technical track

Time: 10.30 - 12.10
Place: Conference Hall
Moderator: Anita Sant'Anna


  • Autonomous Driving



    Sergio Amaya


  • Deep learning and the possibilities of anonymous facial recognition with GDPR



    Leonard Johard

    CTO/cofounder - Indivd



    Leonard Johard is an AI researcher that has been all over the AI field, including design of machine learning algorithms at Innopolis University in Russia, designing BioDynaMo cloud-based brain simulations in CERN openlab in Switzerland and constructed a biologically plausible model of human neurons in Scuola Superiore SantAnna in Italy. His latest project is to combine all the benefits of the (seemingly) most privacy invasive technology with the strictest adherence to privacy required by GDPR.

  • Manage fairness and bias in your AI models



    Wiktor Mazin

    Chief Data Scientist - IBM


    Wiktor is the Chief Data Scientist in the European Data Science of Excellence @IBM. His team supports clients succeed and lead in Data Science & AI. Wiktor has 10 years+ experience with a variety of data science and machine learning challenges across a range of industries.

Business track

Time: 10.30 - 12.10
Place: Pascal
Moderator: Maria Fuxborg


  • Digital service innovation brings exciting new careers!



    Sofia Granath
    Director strategy and product Management - Wireless Car




  • Disrupt the dinosaurs - How to save or kill a large enterprise - Part II



    Johan Sköld
    Serial Entrepreneur - Head of Growth - Chalmers Ventures AV





  • How IoT and data-driven cleaning changes the cleaning industry and enables new ways of working



    Pernilla Olsson

    Key Account Manager Tork New Business Concepts - Essity


    Pernilla is working commercially with Tork EasyCube – a facility management system for data-driven cleaning in hygiene industry. Pernilla’s passion is new technology providing possibilities of improving quality, efficiency and staff motivation in the cleaning industry. Over the years she has worked with business development of E-commerce sales in B2B and B2D and prior to this – sales in the paradigm shift- movies and games through streaming and download to own at Paramount Home Entertainment. Pernilla will focus on how IoT and data are redefining the cleaning industry.

Technical track

Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Place: Conference Hall
Moderator: Anita Sant'Anna


  • Are we building a world for men? – Gendered innovations and the problem with default designs



    Malin Frithiofsson

    Chairperson, Women In Tech Gothenburg - co-founder, Alterity



    Malin is a social justice disruptor, business developer, columnist and public speaker. In her work at a top world ranked VC and tech incubator, co-founder of the think tank Alterity, as well as in her position as chairperson for Women In Tech Gothenburg, she has dedicated herself to making the entrepreneurial scene more diverse and inclusive.


  • Avoiding the Agile Alignment Trap with DevOps



    Mike Long

    CTO Praqma

  • Deliver targeted medical alerts using a highly available microservice cluster



    Jan Bentzer 

    Senior Manager Platform Solutions R&D, Architecture - Ascom

  • Industrialization of the cloud - a requirement to make Edge Cloud Computing viable, benefit 5G, and put the power of Edge in the hands of developers



    Daniel Arthursson

    CEO CloudBackend


    Daniel Arthursson is the founder of CloudBackend, a developer and serial entrepreneur that created and sold iCloud, sold MyCloud, founded CloudMe, CloudTop and XIOS/3. His interest is in building cloud infrastructure, application servers, XML, object repositories, and decentralized computing. Always with a goal to build technology that benefits millions of people.


User experience track

Time: 13.00 - 14.30
Place: Pascal
Moderator: Helena Holmström Olsson


  • CI/CD challenges for AAA games



    Erik Magnusson

    Product Owner - Ghost Games


    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.

  • From guess to success



    Johan Wikander & Björn Lindberg

    Data scientist & product designer - Spotify


    Johan is a data scientist at Spotify who have been working on user behaviour modelling, major UX updates and launching Spotify in India.  Björn is a product designer who has worked on numerous features in areas such as the library, playlists, podcasts and more.

  • Lean UX - Simplify delivery to reach better results



    Amanda Åberg & Millie Gutestam

    UX designers - HiQ


    Amanda Åberg has been working with developing IT-solutions for more than 5 years. Starting off as a developer she later found her true passion within the role of UX and Service Design. Now she is interested in how we can optimize our processes and methods within the field in order to deliver faster and with higher quality whilst still having fun as we are getting to know our users even better​. 

    Millie Gutestam is working as a UX Designer at HiQ in Gothenburg. She has a bachelor’s in informatics, focusing on 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 the team 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.​


  • The journey from user pain to simplifying operation of complex networks



    Håkan Tranberg

    Chief O&M Architect Packet Core - Ericsson


    Håkan Tranberg studied Electric Engineering at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, and graduated in 1998. His first assignment at Ericsson was a master thesis for which he investigated the predecessor of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and compared its capabilities with light HTML implementation when developing applications for hand-held devices.

    Håkan Tranberg has been working for Ericsson since 1998 in various roles developing mobile Internet access over 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. For the last few years, he has been primarily focusing on O&M to simplify and reduce the cost of running complex mobile networks.

Technical track

Time: 14.50 - 16.30
Place: Conference Hall
Moderator: Helena Holmström Olsson


  • Digital Security



    John Karman


  • Future Truck Software – Simplicity in Focus



    Cecilia Ekelin

    Principal Research Engineer - Vovlo Group AB


    Cecilia Ekelin is Principal Research Engineer within Electrical and Software Architecture Advanced Engineering, Volvo Technology. She holds an MSc in Computer Science from Uppsala University and a PhD in Computer Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. After joining Volvo Technology in 2004 she has been involved in numerous research collaboration projects on both European and national level.  Over the years a broad range of research topics have been covered including systems engineering and model-based development, tool interoperability, functional safety and software platforms and middleware. Cecilia has also acted as a technical expert on behalf of the European Commission on several occasions. Currently she is working with advanced engineering activities related to the future EE architecture of Volvo trucks where her focus is particularly on the software architecture.

  • How to enable innovation for vehicle manufacturer with connected vehicle solutions



    Pontus Carlsson


  • Using ecosystem driven testing to speed up firmware development



    Baldvin Gislason Bern

    R&D Expert  - Axis Communications


    Baldvin Gislason Bern is a Research and Development Expert at Axis Communications, where he works mainly with testing. Past experiences include leading teams of engineers from Bosch, Panasonic, Siemens and Sony in creating API standards for physical security devices. Baldvin is currently involved in the Software Center research collaboration, where companies cooperate with universities on software engineering research. He is passionate about software ecosystems and the use of ice cream in software development.

Business track

Time: 14.50 - 16.30
Place: Pascal
Moderator: Anita Sant'Anna


  • Information Driven in healthcare – current state and future directions



    Markus Lingman
    Hallands Sjukhus


    Markus Lingman, MD Ph.D., is a physician researcher with a clinical background and a decade in healthcare management. He currently holds a position in the Halland Hospital board as chief strategy officer. His current focus on how the healthcare system can develop with the help of applied tools from non-medical domains such as computer science in order to become more integrated and deliver safer more personalized care. Markus will focus on challenges and opportunities when merging the science of data with the science of health.


  • Medical apps and the Medical Device Regulation – what is truth, rumour and fiction?



    Oliver Trepte
    Co-Founder - Cubist


    Oliver Trepte, Ph.D., with long experience from medical device development. Co-founder of Cubist IT AB, an IT company specialised in data-driven solutions for the health sector. Oliver has worked with management, project management, software development, quality assurance and regulatory affairs in the health sector for the past 30 years, and given numerous talks on development of medical software.

  • Research Project about detection of risky internet behavior in teens (AI)



    Mark Dougherty - Halmstad University
    Nuno Godinho - Dayzero

  • TBD



    Hanna Maurin Söderholm
    Ph.D. Senior Lecturer - University of Borås



  • Anita Sant'Anna



    Research coordinator at Hälsoteknikcentrum Halland
    Senior lecturer at Halmstad University


    In her role as research coordinator at Hälsoteknikcentrum Halland, Anita Sant'Anna creates and coordinates joint research projects between health tech companies, multidisciplinary research teams and other stakeholders. For the past 10 years, Anita has been coordinating and leading research projects in the area of health technology in collaboration with industrial partners as well as public healthcare institutions. Her research interests include motion analysis, activity recognition, digital tools for behavioral interventions, and outcome prediction from electronic health records. She holds a Ph.D. in signals and systems from Halmstad University.

  • 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 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, software engineering for AI, 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

  • Maria Fuxborg



    Vice President Lindholmen Science Park