08:30 Morning coffee and registration

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction 

Magda Collado, Commercial Project Manager, Volvo Autonomous Solutions

Kent Eric Lång, Senior Project Manager, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden


09:10 Polestar: Northern European EV Start-up – Future-Proofing a Business Model

  • Intro to Polestar’s business model (asset-light, digital first, OEM-foundation, start-up agility, a new, more inclusive retail approach)Sustainability, moonshot goal of project 0 and our approach
  • New brands vs. Consolidation in the EV acceleration
  • Partnership strategy and the need for collaboration
  • Global competition, competence supply and new ways of working
  • Sustainability, moonshot goal of project 0 and our approach

Andrew Lytheer, PR & Communications, Polestar


09:40 The Essence Is the Speed of Changing the Software, Without Compromise on Safety

  • Recent developments in the Autonomous Drive industry
  • Software as a service business with mobility platform and right partners
  • How to reduce 1,3 million fatal accidents to ZERO
  • Facing the engineering challenge of the century, how can Zenseact compete?

Ödgärd Andersson, CEO, Zenseact


10:10 Trends in Connectivity, Autonomy, Shared use, Electrification, and Digitization

  • Insights on new business models across the transportation spectrum
  • New technologies and business drivers we consider will have the greatest impact in the future
  • Hear about innovative companies leading the charge in tech and business models
  • What are investors looking for in their near-term investments?

Quin Garcia, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Autotech Ventures, U.S.A.

10:40 Networking break and exhibition visit


11:20 Mercedes Benz Software Strategy

  • What should be done in-house, what is non-core and can be sourced? Where do the suppliers come in (tooling etc)
  • Why we develop our own system instead of an off-the-shelf system?
  • The challenge of developing the MB.OS
  • How to create an agile software development unit within in a traditional automotive company?

 Magnus Östberg, Chief Software Officer, Mercedes-Benz, Germany


11:50 Using Collaboration to Keep Up with Rapid Speed of Change

  • What strategies should mature OEMs use to effectively bring start-ups into their businesses?
  • Which collaborations in the sector have been the most successful so far and why?
  • What does an effective supplier collaboration strategy look like?
  • Which business models are the most viable for new transportation technologies?
  • How can hierarchical OEMs achieve a more agile mindset when dealing with collaboration?

Moderator: Katarina Brud, Director, MobiliityXlab


Karolina Bjurehed, Investment Director, Head of IR & Partnerships, Volvo Cars Tech Fund

Marek Kiisa, Managing Partner, Nordic Ninja

Daniel Langkilde, CEO/Co-Funder, Annotell

Jon Lindén, CEO, Ekkono

12:30 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit




13:40 Autonomous Driving: From Concept to Product

  • Understanding the use cases and the operational design domain
  • Evaluating how to set up a resilient system
  • Facing the challenge of verification and validation

 Dr. Helge Neuner, Head of Automation, Group Autonomous Driving, Volkswagen AG, Germany

14:20 How is the Automotive Industry addressing the safety of ADAS/AD with realistic driving and traffic simulations?

  • Simulations are crucial to the safety case and safety argumentation (and competitiveness)
  • Component level simulations are helpful but not sufficient
  • Simulations of realistic driving and traffic environments are required
  • How is the automotive industry handling this challenge?

Gaspar Gil-Gomez, Senior Automotive Engineer, MathWorks

Dr. Mohammad Abu-Alqumsan, Product manager, MathWorks


14:50 Understanding the Automotive Maze

  • Evaluating what we believed in the past and what we think we know today- fact check
  • Facing an uncomfortable truth- fighting the old devil with a new one?
  • Assessing which technology will be the solution- is there one?!
  • Understanding how to lead the pack and which pack will it be
  • Evaluating which business setup will succeed and which product/service combination will flourish
  • Predicting what will last and what will change- a disruptive scenario

Marc Llistosella, Board of Directors, Einride, Former President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation, Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, Gibraltar

15:30 Networking break and exhibition visit

16:00 Reduce Building times of Virtual Proving Grounds to Overcome the new Challenges of ADAS and Autonomous Driving Systems

  • How to tackle the growing demand of “virtual proving grounds” accessible 24/7
  • How to reduce building times of simulation maps and leverage several sources
  • How to efficiently aggregate these maps with 3D environments enabling the development and validation of perception algorithms

Andreas Bernatzky, Senior Software Developer, Hexagon VIRES 


16:20 The Future of Voice in The Car

  • Assessing voice challenges both today and in the future, as drivers cite in-vehicle voice recognition among their top complaints
  • Building new auto-specific features that make customers’ daily lives both easier and more convenient
  • Results of a recent study on consumers’ experiences, expectations, and desires for voice in the car

 Arianne Walker, Chief Evangelist for Alexa Auto, Amazon, U.S.A.

16:50 – 16:55 Moderators closing summary

16:55 Networking Drinks Presented by DIADROM



13:40 Volvo Autonomous Solutions – A New Offering from Volvo

  • Understanding Volvo’s approach to the autonomous area
  • Assessing the new offering and business model
  • Predicting how autonomous will evolve
  • Achieving insight from Volvo’s ongoing implementations

Sasko Cuklev, Head of On-Road Solutions, Volvo Autonomous Solutions

14:20 The need of Methods and Tools serving a new purpose within Mobility services

  • Think Big, Start Small and Grow fast. A motto of many start-ups and innovation spin-offs: The need of a scalable ready for demand applications and expertise to support the teams.
  • Understanding how customers leverage a new development platform to transform a new idea and vision into a concept, including E&E, Software, eDrive and Battery;
  • Illustrating how customers develop the first functional physical prototype, leveraging best in class practices and solutions.

Frederic Merceron’s, T&M Industry Solution Experience Director, Dassault Systèmes

14:40 Networking break and exhibition visit


15:10 Create a Sustainable VC World Investing in Purpose Driven Entrepreneurs

  • Potential investing strategies for companies that have sustainability embedded in their makeup
  • How come backing purpose-driven entrepreneurs is not just a topic for pure impact investors anymore?
  • Hear first-hand how portfolio companies succeeded in becoming game-changers

Inga Grieger, Business Development Manager, BMW I Ventures, Germany

15:40 Keynote Fireside Chat Interview: The Venture Capitalist Perspective

In this session, our interviewer will ask a leading venture capitalist some of the following questions as well as opening to questions from the audience

  • Which new business models should we be focusing on in the next three years and what is driving them?
  • What are the best ways to look attractive to a venture capitalist in the automotive industry?
  • Which new technologies are investors looking at today that have the highest expectations for ROI?
  • What are the realistic timescales for autonomous vehicles to be profitable opportunity for the industry?
  • What will the electric and connected landscape of 2024 look like and how can we get there?
  • What does a successful collaboration strategy look like between established OEMs and start-ups?
  • What can Europe learn from Asia regarding the future of mobility?

Marek Kiisa, Managing Partner, Nordic Ninja

16:10 Silicon and The Software Defined Car

  • The automotive industry commitment to a software defined future to deliver; safety, sustainability and customer experience improvements.
  • What will this future demand of capabilities mean for computing, innovation, supercomputers?
  • The need to be aligned. How to do that with the special needs of the car for real time control, functional safety, power consumption and scalability?

Bernhard Rill, Senior Manager Partner Enablement, Arm Automotive & IoT Line of Business, Arm, Germany

16:30 Assessing How OEMs And Suppliers Will Make Money in The New Transportation Landscape and How Their Business Models Need to Change

  • Understanding how the transportation landscape is changing and what that really means for automotive business models
  • Assessing what making money looks like for OEMs and suppliers in 2021 and how that will develop
  • Assessing how to minimise risk by avoiding costly pitfalls in change management
  • Creating successful partnership strategies to drive future income from mobility’s “next big thing”

Peter Bryntesson, Senior Project Leader & Advisor, FKG – Scandinavian Association of Suppliers

17:00 Moderators closing summary

17:05 Networking Drinks Presented by DIADROM



08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Christina Rux, Lead Architect, Vehicle & Cloud Platform, CARIAD (VW AG)

09:10 Defining an Electrical and Software Architecture in The Context of Continuous Digitalisation

  • Evaluating what reasoning to use when defining your electrical and software architecture
  • Using one common architecture with a variety of different products
  • Achieving a useful explanation of what an architecture is
  • Ensuring your definition is relevant in the context of continuous digitalisation

Dr. Jan Bosch, Professor of Software Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

09:50 Moving Towards Tighter Integration Between On-Board and Off-Board Architectures for Heavy Vehicles

  • How can we better utilise the vast computational power available off-board also for vehicle functionality?
  • What could an integrated on-board and off-board architecture look like?
  • What would the benefits be?
  • The challenges and goals of the “Truck Architecture for Functionality in the Cloud (TrAF-Cloud)” project

Dr. Daniel Karlsson, Manager EE Platform Architecture Management, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Niklas Mellegård, Senior Researcher, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden 

10:25 Smart Vehicle Architecture™, a holistic approach to EE Architecture

  • Smart Vehicle Architecture™ (SVA™),  a vehicle-level design philosophy and concept for electrical and electronic systems for lower total cost of ownership and to enable feature-rich, highly automated vehicles
  • SVA™ reduction of complexity as it enables scalable solutions and the transition to software-defined vehicles
  • The holistic approach of SVA’s encompasses the electrical/electronic architecture for the entire vehicle
  • The inclusion of hardware, software and sensors, as well as the power and data distribution throughout

Magnus Svensson, Senior Manager Advanced Architecture, Aptiv

10:50 Networking break and exhibition visit

11:20 E/E Architecture for the Future Fully Electric, Autonomous, and Connected vehicles

  • Centralized automotive architecture
  • Service oriented even-driven communication
  • Optimizing the performance of the architecture
  • Assessing our current experience and pain points from integration into a vehicle
  • Evaluating key test and verify strategies

Hans Alminger, Product Manager, Common Base Technologies, Volvo Cars

Darko Durisic, Product Manager, Complete Electrical System Architecture, Volvo Cars

12:10 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit

13:10 Understanding How Networked Digital Microphones Are Enabling New Automotive Applications

  • Assessing how new mic –centric applications are emerging as car OEMs seek to further differentiate vehicles
  • Understanding why traditional analog/ECM mics, while low cost, do not provide sufficient performance or scalability for new applications
  • Digital MEMs mics are widely being adopted by OEMs as they address known deficiencies in analog ECM mics
  • Assessing why a complete solution including Digital MEMs mics, cost effective microphone interconnect, and robust echo cancelling & beam forming SW is essential for fast time to market deployment

Dietmar Ruwisch, Senior Audio Technologist, Analog Devices, Germany

13:30 Generating Safety Cases for Highly Configurable E/E Architectures

  • Assurance cases are adopted to explicitly argue about safety or security
  • Frequent releases and increasing complexity imply the need to automate their creation
  • Because Scania’s products come in many variants, assurance cases must argue about the whole product family
  • Scania’s long-term vision and current results are presented

Damir Nesic, Method Developer, Scania

14:10 How Microservices Can Help You Scale Software Development

  • Todays automotive software development challenges and bottlenecks
  • The role of scaled agile in improving software delivery velocity
  • How the modern cloud native patterns help with development of automotive software

Adam Kozłowski,  Head of Automotive R&D, Grape Up

14:30 Networking break and exhibition visit


15:00 What Will Vehicle Electronics Look Like in 2025 And What Should We Be Doing Now to Capitalize on The Opportunity?

  • Which new electronics can we see today that will have the most impact over the next two years?
  • How will the trend towards connected and autonomous change car electronics by 2023?
  • How will the architecture of 2023 differ from today and what should we be doing now to prepare?
  • What developments in AI will we see over the next two years within vehicles?
  • Which new players will we see in the auto electronics market of 2023 and why?


Christina Rux, Lead Architect, Vehicle & Cloud Platform, CARIAD (VW AG)


Jerker Andersson, Electrical architecture leader, CEVT

Martin Hiller, Solution Architect for Software & Electronics Platform, Volvo Cars

Ashwin Ramachandra, Head of Digital Services, Transportation business, Tata Elxsi

15:40 Comparing and Contrasting Electrical Architecture of Autonomous Pod Mobility Solutions and Traditional Privately Owned Vehicles

  • What are the major differences in usage and functionality?
  • How does this impact the electrical architecture or does it?
  • What is an electrical architecture?

Benny Fondén, Chapter Leader Software Architecture, NEVS

16:20 Moderator’s closing remarks and close of conference


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Dr Håkan Sivencrona, Chief Safety Manager, Zenseact


09:10 The Latest in the Development of Safety Standards for Autonomous Vehicles

  • Timeline of automotive safety standards development from ISO 26262 to date
  • The introduction of Level 2-4 features and their impact on standards development
  • Different standardization efforts targeting focused areas
  • Brief overview of some of these documents/standards

Ph.D. Rami Debouk, Technical Fellow, Electrical & Controls Systems Research Labs, General Motors (GM), U.S.A


09:45 Insuring Automation – Key Challenges and How the UK Insurers Have Engaged with the Government and VM’s To Encourage Their Safe Adoption

  • Insurers 12 key guidelines to ensure safe adoption
  • Will insurers have access to data – key to understanding liability?
  • How can they assess system safety – a role for Euro NCAP?
  • How is the customer trained to use these systems?

Matthew Avery, Chief Research Strategy Officer, Thatcham Research, U.K.

10:25 Networking break and exhibition visit  


10:55 Harmonising Laws for Automated Vehicles: The Scope of International vs Domestic Rules:

  • The implications of international obligations under the 1958 Agreement, the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic and European Type Approval for domestic policy
  • How the UK is approaching setting up a domestic safety assurance framework for Automated Vehicles
  • A new UN Convention on Automated Vehicles

Dr Tamara Goriely, Lawyer,  Automated Vehicles Review, Law Commission of England and WalesU.K

11:35 Industrialization of Autonomous Driving Software to get from Prototype to Production

  • About Software Industrialization
  • Tackling Design Complexity
  • Scenario Based Validation & Scenario Synthesis
  • Software Quality & Safety Implication

Sabahudin Husic, Subject Matter Expert– Autonomous Driving & ADAS, KPIT

12:00 Vehicle E/E Systems – Driving Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Development

  • Understanding how electrification, autonomy, changing ownership preferences and many new-comer OEMS are creating radical challenges for the automotive industry
  • Assessing how this confluence of trends has driven an explosion in E/E complexity with the accompanying need to create, validate, and implement whole new E/E architectures
  • Evaluating how the increasing digitalization of enterprises, bringing together mechanical, electrical, networks and software is one vital part of how organizations are looking to address these challenges

Hans-Juergen Mantsch, Technical Director, Integrated Electrical Systems, Siemens Digital Industries Software, Germany

12:20 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit

13:25  Assessing What Safe Really Means for an Autonomous Vehicle and How Zenseact Will Make it Real

  • Evaluating the key differences between vehicles driven by humans and vehicles driven by computers
  • Understanding what the Operational Design Domain is and why it is important
  • Moving uncertainties to the right side of your decision-making
  • Understanding why commercial vehicles are more suited for automation given that the technology is not yet fully mature
  • Facing the verification and validation issue- why it’s really hard to state that a vehicle is safe!
  • Defining “safe” beyond the risk for a critical error being tolerable

Dr. Fredrik Sandblom, Expert on Safety Assurance, Autonomous Driving, Zenseact

14:00 Solutions for data driven ADAS development boosted by upfront testing

  • Data collection enhanced by a dynamic ground truth system
  • Effective and flexible route planning
  • Data management enabled by a tailored ADAS analytics platform

Roland Lang, Program Manager ADAS Test Systems, AVL

Christian Wigren, Lead Engineer ADAS/AD, BEAM AB

14:20 MaaS Based on Autonomous Vehicles: NEVS’ Holistic Approach to Developing a Mobility Eco-system

  • MaaS based on autonomous vehicles needs to replace private car ownership in order to really solve the city’s problems and improve people’s life
  • Why we at NEVS believe that although our core competencies and legacy are in vehicle development, we put equal effort in developing both the service and the vehicle
  • User-centric development of a shared autonomous vehicle that is optimized for replacing private car-ownership
  • How a fleet of such vehicles can become an integrated part of a city’s transport ecosystem

Felix Andlauer, Acting VP Mobility Solutions, NEVS

14:50 Networking break and exhibition visit


15:20 Assessing How to Make the Autonomous Vehicle Opportunity a Reality in a Shorter Time Frame

  • How can we realistically overcome customers safety fears with autonomous?
  • How can we quickly cope with increased demands on platforms and architecture?
  • Which security aspects should we be focusing on today to speed up the autonomous opportunity?
  • What key things should OEMs be doing today to be first to market?
  • Which new innovations in testing AVs will reduce time to market?


Dr Håkan Sivencrona, Chief Safety Manager, Zenseact


Dr. Fredrik Sandblom, Expert on Safety Assurance, Autonomous Driving, Zenseact

Dr. Rolf Johansson, Safety Guy, Astus, former Senior Safety Architect, Autonomous Intelligent Driving and Zenuity

Matthew Avery, Director of Insurance Research, Thatcham Research, U.K.

Jürgen Daunis, CEO, understand.AI GmbH

16:05 Where Is C-ITS for Active Safety & Autonomous Vehicles Headed?

  • Connected and Autonomous Driving takes advantage of a variety of techniques to detect surroundings and to identify appropriate navigation paths, as well as obstacles and relevant signage
  • Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) communication both short and long range are potentially very strong “sensors”
  • A look in the crystal ball regarding when, where and how C-ITS in this context will be deployed?

Ulrik Janusson, Technology Leader Connectivity & IoT, Scania

16:35 Moderator’s closing remarks and close of conference


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Peter Janevik, CEO, AstaZero

09:10 Connectivity at Proving Grounds – New Testing Capability Needs Driven by Connected and Automated Vehicles

Peter Janevik, CEO, AstaZero


09:50 How AI Can Save Software Testing and Validation

  • How do OTA updates change the landscape for software functionality testing and validation?
  • Why is software testing exponentially more complex today?
  • How can you be compliant with regulations (WP.29) with minimum effort?
  • What can AI do for software development & validation?

Alexander Bodensohn, Director Business Development, Aurora Labs, Israel

10:30 Networking break and exhibition visit

11:00 Challenges and Experiences with ADAS Logging and Validation for SAE Level 1- 5

  • Assessing how to deal with the OEM challenge of having a mixture of different sensor suppliers which must be logged at the same time
  • Evaluating why user interfaces should cover engineer visualisation requirements (i.e. laser scanner point cloud) but also a simple test driver mode
  • Understanding how to deal with the challenge of data-logistics for up to 10 GB/s logging data

Alfred Kless, Business Development Manager, Vector Informatik, Germany

11:30 Formal Verification of Automotive Safety-Critical C Code

  • Evaluating if formal verification can increase confidence in the correctness of software over established industrial practices such as testing
  • Understanding Scania’s experiences with formal verification of C code
  • Assessing the benefits of using formal methods and overcoming the challenges involved

Christian Lidström, PhD Student, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, researching at Scania

12:00 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit

13:00 Digitally Powered Giga Factories

  • Introduction to battery testing needs across the product lifecycle
  • How integrated end-to-end testing solutions can help lower testing cost, and accelerate time-to-market
  • Reduction of total cost of test by adopting modular and flexible solutions
  • Leveraging product lifecycle Data to improve serial production

Manuel Hofmann, Principal Field Marketing Manager, Automotive, NI

13:30 Quantifying the World Through Data – How to Simulate Relevant Traffic Scenarios Based on Statistics

  • Understanding how to create traffic scenarios that are relevant for the intended operational design domain
  • Assessing how to estimate the probability of the failure domain based on extracted traffic scenarios
  • Evaluating what traffic scenario simulation will look like in the future and what we can do today to prepare

Gabriel Campos, Technical Expert and Research Manager, Zenseact

14:00 Testing Code that Must be Safe AND Secure

  • Understanding the testing and validation processes demanded by ISO 26262
  • Transitioning from the security guidelines of SAE J3061, and preparing to comply with ISO/SAE 21434
  • Assessing how to effectively integrate the test and validation demands of these and other complementary standards into the same product development lifecycle

Mark Richardson, Lead Field Application Engineer, LDRA

14:20 Networking break and exhibition visit

14:50 The Challenge of Securing Functional and Likeable Automated Driving

  • The key R&D strategy: “Validation-driven development”
  • Efficient performance of targeted data collection
  • Simulation vs In-vehicle validation
  • Performance of the crucial real-world end-user validation
  • Key lessons learned over the last decades and the way forward

Oskar Lind, Head of UX, Semcon

Marcus Holmer, Senior Agile Master, in-tech GmbH.

Carl-Johan Aldén, Autonomous Solutions Business Director, Semcon


15:10 Evaluating How to Use Simulation Effectively for Testing Autonomous Vehicles

  • Which current methodologies of simulation for testing of AVs are showing the best results?
  • What are the best practices of validating simulation results?
  • How can you best make simulation work at scale cost- effectively?
  • How do you know when you are ready to test on a public roadway?
  • What changes will we see in simulation for AV testing in the next three years and how should we prepare for them today?


 Dr. Christian Berger, Associate Professor for Software Engineering at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Gothenburg


Carin Mattila, Test Engineer and Expert on Software in the Loop for Autonomous Vehicles, Scania

Tomas Ohlson, Founding Engineer, Einride

Gabriel Campos, Technical Expert and Research Manager, Zenseact

Dr. Francesco Costagliola, Product Owner AD/ADAS software in Loop Environments, Volvo Cars

Gilles Gallee, Technology Evangelist, Autonomous Vehicle Simulation Solutions, Ansys

15:50 Continuous Integration for Safe Vehicle Automation at Volvo Cars Corporation

  • Using ZUUL v3 from Openstack foundation for a CI gating system change to Zuul v5
  • Understanding why any serious embedded project should be interested in speculative gating
  • Assessing how Safe Vehicle Automation chooses to test and secure SW quality
  • Deciding on the correct timings to run tests
  • Ensuring costs are managed effectively

Johannes Foufas, Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Volvo Cars

16:30 Moderator’s closing remarks and close of conference


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Stefan Pettersson, Adjunct Professor, Chalmers University of Technology and Director of Electromobility, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

09:10 The Road to Climate-neutral heavy Duty Road Transports

  • Electric trucks may go mainstream sooner than you think – Volvo Trucks strategy of Zero Emission Heavy Duty Transports solutions
  • Acceleration of CO2-neutral transport solutions on European roads – the significance of a High Performance Charging network to take full advantage of zero emission technology
  • Win, win, win – Smarter and more efficient transport systems helps to make a bigger difference
  • Team effort – speeding up the sustainable transition through collaboration and strategic partnership

Jonas Odermalm, Vice President Electromobility Product Management, Volvo Trucks

09:45 Charging Up with Electrification

  • Electrification at Volvo Cars
  • Energy storage importance for society
  • Smart charging eco systems
  • Diving into a couple of examples connecting the dots

Robert Eriksson, Senior Technical Leader Electric Propulsion Architecture / Electromobility, Volvo Cars

10:25 Networking break and exhibition visit

10:55 Electrification aspects of Robotaxis

  • Propulsion robustness
  • Power supply robustness
  • Charging aspects

Johan Hellsing, Principal Expert Motion & Energy, CEVT


11.20 Estimating and Managing Battery Durability for Electrified Vehicles

  • Reviewing the MOBICUS Project: Battery ageing testing and modelling for real vehicle usage
  • Assessing energy consumption variations during usage scenarios
  • Evaluating charging, thermal management and usage strategies to extend durability
  • Adapting battery size for an improved user experience

Dr. Philippe Gyan, Innovation Pilot Battery System Modelling, Research Engineer, Groupe Renault, France

12:00 High-Speed and High Accuracy Current Real-Life Measurements of Electric Vehicles

  • Understanding new, innovative current sensing technology
  • 2 MS/s sampling Rate with 1MHz bandwidth current measurement
  • A real-drive operation for electric vehicles

Rupert Schwarz, Application Engineer Power and e-Mobility, Dewesoft, Germany

12:30 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit

13:30 Evaluating the Challenges and Opportunities of Battery Management Systems in Commercial Electric Vehicles

  • From vehicle to battery function level requirements
  • Understanding the needs of advanced BMS functionality in modern EVs
  • Identifying the major challenges compared to passenger cars
  • Capitalising on the future opportunities
  • Understanding the battery lifecycle

Dr. Faisal Altaf, Chief Engineer – ESS Functions & BMS, Electromobility Department, Volvo Group

14:00 Optimization of Efficient Electrification by Smart Combination of Silicon and Silicon Carbide

  • Evaluating the potential and outlook on the different electrification technologies considering their benefit for CO2 emission regulation targets
  • Onboard charger: how wide bandgap (SiC, GaN) will bring us to the next level of efficiency
  • Traction inverter: Assessing why SiC is the king of power density, but perhaps not the solution for all inverters
  • The truth about SiC versus Si based products, and why the optimum for now will only be the smart combination of Si and SiC

Martin Gleich, Head of Business Development SiC, Infineon Technologies, Germany

14:20 Evaluating Experiences from Home and Public EV Charging in Stockholm

  • Reviewing the information campaign for home charging in multi- and single-family properties as a successful way to increase charging
  • Assessing experiences from establishing public on-street charging – business model and advice
  • Learning from statistics from the use of public charging in Stockholm
  • Understanding which new concepts in electrification Stockholm is focusing on

Eva Sunnerstedt, Head of Unit Clean Vehicles & Fuels, City of Stockholm

14:55 Networking break and exhibition visit

15:25 The Future of high power Wireless Charging for Automotive and Commercial vehicles 

  • Assessing how high power wireless charging has the potential to solve the main EV issues of range, cost and charging
  • Understanding how high power wireless charging is a possible game changer for commercial vehicles and sustainability
  • The future for urban fleet charging is demonstrated by projects in Oslo and Gothenburg where high power wireless charging systems are used for taxi vehicles
  • Understanding magnetic fields and efficiency in high power wireless charging

Gabriel Samuelsson, Senior Consultant – Wireless Charging, Momentum Dynamics


15:55 Overcoming The Key Challenges of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

  • How should the charging infrastructure differ between car and heavy-duty vehicles?
  • How can we approach the standardisation of the charging infrastructure to maximise efficiency?
  • What business models should the sector be focussing on for electric charging pricing?
  • What are the key infrastructure considerations to speed up electric vehicle charging?
  • How much attention should we be giving to wireless charging?


Stefan Pettersson, Adjunct Professor, Chalmers University of Technology and Director of Electromobility, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden


Eva Sunnerstedt, Head of Unit Clean Vehicles & Fuels, City of Stockholm

Armin Lichtblau, Embedded Domain Leader, Integrated Electrical Systems, Siemens Digital Industries Software, Germany

Robert Eriksson, Senior Technical Leader Electric Propulsion Architecture / Electromobility, Volvo Cars

16:30 Electric Regional Aircraft 2026

  • Who are we at Heart Aerospace, and what is our back story?
  • Why do we need electric aircrafts, and specifically, why electric regional aircrafts?
  • What is our technical progress so far in creating an all-electric battery powered aircraft, and what are our challenges going forward?

Christoffer Levandowski, Head of the Research and Development Program, Heart Aerospace

16:50 Moderator’s closing remarks and close of conference


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Dr. Ana Magazinius, Information Security Officer, Polestar


09:10 The New Kid on the Block Grew up – How Current Regulation and Standardization Impact the Automotive Cybersecurity

  • Overview on current Cybersecurity regulations impacting the Automotive Industry
  • Understanding how ISO/SAE 21434 is connected to UNECE Cybersecurity Regulations and what this means for your organisation
  • Following-up on ISO/SAE 21434 – what are the next steps
  • Build your CSMS upon regulation and standardization

 Dr. Markus Tschersich, Head of Security & Privacy Research and Governance, Continental, Germany

09:50 Interplay Between Safety and Cybersecurity in Vehicle Development

  • Understand the challenges in interplay between safety and cybersecurity
  • Evaluate standards approach to safety and cybersecurity
  • Assess whether safety and cybersecurity processes can be aligned and improved
  • Assess cybersecurity mechanisms’ impact on safety
  • Highlight possible ways forward

Dr. Pierre Kleberger, Researcher Automotive Cybersecurity, Dependable Transport Systems, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

10:25 Building holistic intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) ecosystem with in-vehicle intrusion detection, in-vehicle intrusion prevention and Vehicle (Cyber) Security Operations Centre (VSOC)

The talk will focus on following aspects of end to end IDPS:

  • Introduction to mandatory regulations and in-vehicle IDS
  • Overview on intrusion detection and prevention possibilities
  • In-vehicle attack prevention techniques
  • Assessing the best practices for setting up a vehicle cyber security operations centre
  • Tackling security analytics within the connected vehicle ecosystem

Dr. Siddharth Shukla, Product Manager for Automotive Firewall and Intrusion Detection System, ETAS

10:55 Networking break and exhibition visit

11:25 Intrusion Detection and Incident Response for Connected Vehicles

  • The automotive incident response life cycle
  • The shortcomings of the state-of-the-art automotive onboard IDS solutions
  • The existing approaches to automotive IDS solution deployment
  • Overcoming the difficulties of incident response in automotive scenarios
  • The importance of post-incident activities

Dr. Nasser Nowdehi, Technical Expert, Automotive Cybersecurity, Volvo Cars Group

12:05 Continuous Compliance: Security and Compliance In Agile Development

  • Agile methodologies and compliance to rigorous standards, is there a conflict? Where is the balance?
  • Development across organization and team boundaries, easier to divide than to integrate?
  • Safety and security cases and interface agreements, mechanism to share blame or effective ways to improve quality?

Ali Shahrokni, Product Strategy Consultant, Systemite

12:25 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit

13:25 Sound the Alarm!  

Assessing Why Cars Keep Getting Hacked and What We Can Do to Stop It

  • Understanding the auto industry’s view of hackers and the hacker’s view of car security in 2021
  • Assessing how coverage of automotive hacking differs from reality
  • Evaluating how and why cars keep getting hacked using practical examples from modern vehicles
  • Understanding the challenges of designing secure automotive technologies in an environment of increased connectivity
  • Keeping up with security threats during the product development cycle
  • Assessing what can be done today to ensure we are protected from the automotive hackers of tomorrow

Javier Vazquez Vidal, Security Architect, NIO, Germany

14:05 Understanding 3D Security and Its Impact on Safety 

  • Assessing the difference between safety and security and its impact on design and testing
  • Securing the connections (1st Dimension)
  • Ensuring security within the system (2nd Dimension)
  • Enabling security over time (3rd Dimension)

Arnaud Van Den Bossche, Business Development Director, EMEA,Green Hills Software

14:35 Networking break and exhibition visit       


15:05 Facing the Cyber Security Challenge Within Autonomous Vehicles

  • What does the cyber security threat to AVs actually look like in 2022?
  • What are the best practices we can use to mitigate the cyber security threats AVs face?
  • How should we tackle over the air updates?
  • What are the best ways of quickly and effectively dealing with a successful cyber security attack in an autonomous vehicle?
  • How can the sector collaborate effectively to minimise the threat of AV cyber security?


Dr. Ana Magazinius, Information Security Officer, Polestar


Dr. Nasser Nowdehi, Technical Expert, Automotive Cybersecurity, Volvo Cars Group

Fredrik Heiding, PhD Student, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Javier Vazquez Vidal, Former Senior Product Security and Hardware Manager, Byton

Aljoscha Lautenbach, Security Engineer, Evidente

Guy Gilam, Head of Product Marketing, Cybellum

15:50 Penetration testing of connected vehicles – methods, applications, and use cases

  • How to model and create a digital twin of vehicle IT environments
  • How to run automated data-driven digital penetration tests on this digital twin
  • Based on the tests, how to try different scenarios to improve the architecture in terms of security

Fredrik Heiding, PhD Student, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

16:30 Moderator’s closing remarks and close of conference


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Jonn Lantz, Technical Leader in Agile Software Development, Volvo Cars


09:10 Volvo Cars Scaled Agile Transformation – Striving for True Business Agility

  • Understanding how agile is an enabler for future success in automotive
  • Embracing the challenge of scaling agile in a large organisation
  • Improving by targeting all areas to optimize in favour of speed, flow, quality, structures, behaviours, and mindset
  • Assessing what fake agile looks like and knowing how to avoid it
  • Evaluating what the auto industry can learn from the software industry about agile
  • Understanding the next level of agility and how to get there

Anna Börjesson Sandberg, Head of Continuous Improvement & Change, Volvo Cars

Maria Hansson, Director, Product Creation Continuous Improvement & Change and Senior Change Leader, Volvo Cars


09:50 Towards Business Agility 2.0

  • How digitalization is transforming the embedded systems industry
  • Why we need to rethink business agility and what it is about
  • Why software agility is not enough and why we need to move beyond DevOps
  • How to achieve ’Business Agility 2.0’ and why it is critical for continuous delivery of customer value

Dr. Helena Holmström Olsson, Professor, Malmö University

10:20 Networking break and exhibition visit

10:50 Connected Vehicles, Agile Devops Teams, Security and Continuous Delivery – Mission Impossible?  

  • Ensuring an agile devops approach
  • Making sure you stay compliant
  • Maintaining security when scaling from one team to twelve

Jessica Nymark, COO, WirelessCar

Mikael Honnér, Program Manager, WirelessCar


11:10 Conquering 4 Challenges of Agile Transformation in Automotive Industry

  • Facing the shift from hardware- and requirements-driven to millions of lines of code
  • Managing the change at scale while Dealing with growing complexity & changing regulations
  • Creating strong foundation for transformation at scale
  • Automotive examples demonstrating AGILITY overnight during pandemic

Alena Keck, Enterprise Lean-Agile Coach, Senior Manager, MHP – A Porsche Company, Germany

11:40 Quintessence – Model-Based Systems Engineering Accelerated

  • How recent advances in the availability of large-scale information systems, interoperability standards and modern modelling languages, have accelerated MBSE solution developments
  • MBSE as a means to front-load the product development process
  • Focus towards a future MBSE solution is in 3 main areas of activities
  1. To provide a standardized system modelling language that is easy to learn & easy to understand for engineers
  2. To focus on collaborating and federated models as authoritative source of truth, managed in a truly shared, large scale system information base and
  3. To support easy to use & instantly available interfaces to analysis, verification & simulation tools
  • How can the automotive industry collaborate on building the future “MBSE Tomorrow” solution?

Dr. Olaf Kath, Senior Director R&D, Ansys Germany GmbH, Germany

12:10 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit


13:10 Agile for Hardware Development


Magnus Lindh, Hardware Development, Volvo Cars

13:40 Adapting Large-Scale Agile methodologies to real life Automotive production projects

  • Establishing an Agile software delivery organization, built on an Agile Large-Scale Software House and Software Factory
  • Adopting the way of working to fill the gaps form the known methodologies
  • Introducing the hub and spoke model – virtual teams to build the bridges needed for a successful agile project.

Fredric Moestedt, Head of Digital Cockpit Business Office, Luxoft Sweden


14:00 BMW’s Agile Experiences in Subcontracted Combi Display Development

  • Presenting the context of heavily subcontracted Combi Display development
  • Understanding BMW’s motivation for agile and how they embrace an agile mindset
  • Evaluating successful agile experiments: Contracting, continuous integration, fighting bureaucracy and improved collaboration
  • Learning from stories about failures
  • Assessing high potential future improvements

Alexandra Kloss, Product Owner and Former Agile Coach, BMW Group, Germany

Ari Tikka, Co-founder, Gosei Ltd, Finland

14:30 Networking break and exhibition visit


15:00 How to Convert Company Vision to User Stories

  • How can we make everybody stay connected to the overall company vision?
  • What key steps do we have to take to make the scaled agile implementation successful?
  • How to deliver value at scale

Tom Fazakas, Principal Agile Coach, Volvo Group


15:30 How Can a Large Automotive Company Ensure the Agile Mindset Is Embraced Throughout the Whole Organisation?

  • How can we best put agile at the heart of our company cultures and deal with the structural changes needed to empower teams?
  • How can older, board level automotive executives change their mindset to embrace agile
  • What are the best practices for training to ensure companywide agile thinking is adopted?
  • How can we make it easier for employees in different job functions to work together in an agile fashion and break traditional silos?
  • What are the key pitfalls to avoid when rolling out and agile culture?


Jonn Lantz, Technical Leader in Agile Software Development, Volvo Cars


Hans Alminger, Product Manager, Common Base Technologies, Volvo Cars

Alexandra Kloss, Product Owner and Former Agile Coach, BMW Group, Germany

Inbar Oren, SAFe Chief Product Officer Fellow and Methodologist, Scaled Agile Inc

Per-Olof Persson,  Principal Solution Advisor Europe, Synopsys

16:15 DevOps in Truck Development at Volvo Group

The Usage of Digital Twins to Build an Ecosystem of Modern, Scalable Data Products in An Agile Context

  • Assessing why feature experimentation is a critical mechanism to ensure quality, improve configurations and explore new value propositions and how that is done in practice
  • How Volvo adopts data-driven practices and the actions we have taken to accelerate that process
  • Understanding how data is increasingly becoming an asset as the basis for AI/ML/DL technologies, and how that data is used in the full product life cycle to build value
  • Capitalising on the new business opportunities that come with data and how that is starting to create a new eco-system that will fundamentally change the transportation solution business

Peter Thorngren, Technology and Strategy Leader, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

16:45 Moderator’s closing remarks and close of conference


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Hans Arby, Senior researcher, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, 1st vice chair, Transport Board, City of Gothenburg, Senior Adviser Arthur D. Little


09:10 Understanding The Impact L4 and L5 AVs Vehicles Have on Society and Business and How This Will Change Automotive’s Business Models and Income

  • Understanding the aging ecosystem
  • Embracing the healthcare segment and evolving business models around patient care
  • Disrupting the airline industry
  • Understanding global consumer perceptions toward AVs
  • Capitalising on new services created by AVs
  • Creating a truly accessible and barrier- free vehicle
  • Driving a systems approach to mobility in cities
  • Transforming the entertainment sector

Tim Woods, Founding Partner of POCO Labs and General Manager, Autonomous Vehicle Alliance, U.S.A.

09:45 The Fusion of the Connected Vehicle, Cloud and Sustainable Mobility

  • Learn of the latest trends in sustainable mobility and how the fusion of the cloud, vehicle data and over-the-air software management powers the future of these modern mobility business requirements and models.
  • Understand how to optimise vehicle design, features and safety using rapid, closed-loop feedback mechanisms, enabled by high precision connected vehicle data.
  • Assess how agile software development and a ‘greenfield’ approach sets the right foundation to accelerate the speed of automotive innovation while reducing product time-to-market.

Steve Schwinke, VP of Customer Engagement, Sibros

Peter van Rooy, VP of Sales, Lightyear

10:10 Networking break and exhibition visit

10:40 The Hottest US trends in Autonomous Vehicle Deployment

  • A full overview of the hottest AV trends, companies and opportunities in the US
  • Overview of the enablers and obstacles
  • What are the most viable AV commercial trends in the US
  • How these US AV trends are expanding globally. (or expanding to the US)

Corey Clothier, Founder/Director, Stantec Autonomy, U.S.A.

11:15 Creating New Public Transport Business Opportunities Through Effective Autonomous Vehicles Partnerships

  • The importance of commercializing autonomous vehicles
  • The importance of a high-tech partnership
  • Important steps to put the driver outside the vehicle
  • Learning from the Stockholm 5G ride trials

Jan Jansson, International Mobility Developer, Keolis Group

11:50 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit

12:50 Designing Digital Products and Services for Future Mobility

  • Launching autonomous mobility service in China
  • Lowering the barrier for the user to access the service
  • Revenue share as a market entry tool

Joel Rozada, CEO, The Techno Creatives

13:30 The Development of Mobility Services Shaping the Future City-Scape

  • Eight key areas for sustainable development of e-commerce and why they are of great importance
  • New solutions for goods and personal mobility need to be collaboratively developed, how and why?
  • How do we drive sustainable development in the e-commerce sector by involving relevant actors, both small, large, public and private?
  • Innovating together is one aspect, but how do we bring innovative solutions to commercial solutions?

Josephine Darlington, Project Manager, ASTER and International Coordinator, Drive Sweden

14:10 Networking break and exhibition visit

14:40 How to Light Up Your Ecosystems Like Volvo Cars and Keolis to Find Your New Revenue Streams

  • How is the application network enabling the ecosystem
  • Why a mindshift is neeeded in application integration development

Gustav Rosén, CEO, Entiros

15:00 Connecting Open Source ROS with Automotive Autosar World

  • Automotive industry challenged by software defined vehicles
  • Complexity of compute and software results in 1-2y SOP delays and multiple efforts and cost than planned
  • What if automotive software could be developed like smartphones?
  • Apex.AI solution is combining the power of a community driven software with the well known automotive autosar standards and tools

Serkan Arslan, SVP, Mobility and Transportation, Apex.AI


15:20 What Is the Role of OEMs In the New Transportation Landscape?

  • How should OEMs develop their business models to reflect the shift to autonomous and what do the timescales look like?
  • What new revenue streams will connected vehicles offer to OEMs going forward?
  • How should OEMs change their business models to cater for the growth of the sharing economy?
  • What are the best ways to manage the shift from selling products to selling services?
  • Which new categories of vehicles be created in the medium term?


Malin Broqvist Andersson, Program Director, Drive Sweden


Patrik Björler, Strategic Product Manager, Autonomous Drive & ADAS, Volvo Cars

Erik Jivmark, CEO, M, Volvo Car Mobility

Jan Jansson, International Mobility Developer, Keolis Group

16:00 Moderator’s closing remarks and close of conference