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Associate Director in the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics
Roger Lanctot, Associate Director in the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics. Roger Lanctot has a powerful voice in the definition of future trends in automotive safety, powertrain and infotainment systems. He draws on 25 years of experience in the technology industry as an analyst, journalist and consultant. Lanctot has conducted and participated in major industry studies, created new research products and services, and advised clients on strategy and competitive issues throughout his career.
Executive Vice President Group Trucks Technology, Volvo Group.
Serial tech entrepreneur, Walerud Ventures
Jane Walerud, Walerud Ventures, is a serial tech entrepreneur who has worked with 14 startups, including the successes Bluetail, Klarna and Lensway, and Tobii. She is a Honorary Doctor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Gold Medal recipient at the Royal Academy of Science (IVA), member of the Swedish Startup Hall of Fame, board member of the investment firm Creades, member of the Swedish Government Innovation Council, Chair of Satcube, Board member at Racefox, and Startup Fintech Course Leader at STING.
Dr. Patrick Ayad
Partner and Global Head of Automotive and Mobility, Hogan Lovells
Patrick Ayad is a Partner at Hogan Lovells, a leading global law firm with a strong industry sector focus, including on the automotive, technology and consumer markets. He heads the global Automotive and Mobility Industry Sector Group at Hogan Lovells.
Patrick is a leading global practitioner in the areas of international commercial contracts, global procurement and distribution law, as well as an experienced regulatory advisor. With more than 15 years of experience, he brings considerable knowledge on both commercial and regulatory matters especially in the automotive and mobility industry sectors. He is highly recognized in his field by reputable directories such as Chambers, JUVE and Legal 500, according to which Patrick has an “excellent reputation in the automotive industry.” Patrick has advised automotive manufacturers and major suppliers as well as new entrants to the automotive market across the globe on a broad range of legal issues. The fast developing field of connected, autonomous, shared and electric vehicles are a current focus of his work.
Patrick received his law degrees from the University of Munich (Dipl. jur, Dr. jur.) and the University of Oxford (M.Jur.).
Group Managing Partner of Brier & Thorn, Inc.
Alissa Knight is the Group Managing Partner of Brier & Thorn, Inc., and heads up the firm’s Connected Car Division. Alissa has worked in both connected product and IT risk management for over 18 years focusing in both offensive and defensive security roles. She has performed dozens of penetration tests and risk assessments against connected cars, specifically Telematics Control Units (TCUs) and infotainment systems for some of the world’s largest automakers and OEMs in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Having published numerous articles; videos; and spoken at conferences in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia on hacking connected cars; Alissa remains at the forefront of research into securing connected cars and autonomous vehicles.
Leads development of AD architecture and functional safety at the Toyota Research Institute
Sagar Behere leads development of AD architecture and functional safety at the Toyota Research Institute in California, USA. He has a PhD in Machine Design from KTH, Sweden with a prior Master degree in Systems, Control, and Robotics. He is passionate about combining research from the domains of industrial mechatronics, artificial intelligence, and machine consciousness to create architectures for applied machine intelligence.
Director of Digitalisation, Autoliv Research
Sofia represents Autoliv in the new MobilityXlab. Her area of focus is defining the digital assets and service design of new connected business. Large portion of Sofias carrier have been devoted to sales, business development and innovation development, for own company as well as customers new businesses. Bring up of new products, new market, new business area and a new startup company have provided extensive experience and inspiration during the years. Sofia holds a M.SC. degree in physics and her experience in embedded systems, cloud services, industrial IoT and innovation based business development is based on exciting years at e.g. Ericsson, Telenor, Alten, Ascom, Vinnter. However the source of new inspiration comes from new and fearless startup companies offering solutions for often unknown challenges for large corporations.
Director of Innovation and Acting VP Product Strategy & Planning, NEVS
CEO of Einride
Robert is a Serial Entrepreneur and previously Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Volvo Powertrain. His mission is to use new technology to eliminate all carbon dioxide emissions in Sweden by the year 2030.
Lead Engineer Functional Safety EESE, Jaguar Land Rover
Edith Holland holds a MEng degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Bristol University. After graduation she joined Jaguar Cars and worked on projects related to Functional Safety in several departments across Powertrain and Chassis and Electrical Engineering. She is currently a Project Engineer for Functional Safety within the Jaguar Land Rover Electrical, Electronic and Software Engineering department responsible for FS processes while also supporting various projects on meeting FS deliverables. She is a member of the ISO26262 and PAS21448 working group as part of the UK Experts delegation.
International Director, GreenMobility
Anders Wall is highly skilled within business development and has 18 years of experience with developing and growing international partner-based businesses within consumer products & service. Anders has among others been CCO of Baresso Coffee where he had the responsibility of all franchise-partners as well as the development of the franchise concept. Latest, Anders was CEO of Paradis Group, where he had the responsibility of the company’s expansion through partners in Denmark and USA.
Anders Wall holds an MBA from ATV Institute of Executive Education and started as International Director in GreenMobility in October 2017 responsible for the company’s international expansion.
Senior researcher at RISE Viktoria
Marcus received his PhD from Chalmers University of Technology in 2013 with a thesis studying the profitability of commercial offerings differentiated on environmental performance. Since then, Marcus has studied and coached many companies evaluating business opportunities related to the circular economy. He has worked with four of the Volvo-branded companies on circular economy-projects, several automotive suppliers and half a dozen other manufacturing firms. As a researcher, he has also published several peer-reviewed papers on circular business models and circularity measurements.
Chief Digital Officer, LYNK & CO
David’s early career was in IT, but tempted by the offer of attractive company cars, he joined the motor industry and prior to LYNK & CO, he was Market Development Director for Volvo Cars. At Volvo, his responsibilities included e-commerce, urban mobility concepts for connected and autonomous vehicles, future retail and business innovation. Some of his achievements at Volvo include a patented digital key solution, the introduction of the ‘In-Car Delivery’ service, a ‘Peer to Peer’ car sharing concept and the strategic partnership with Microsoft, which led to a number of ‘ﬁrsts’ such as the HoloLens Augmented Reality Retail Experience. As LYNK & Co’s Chief Digital Officer, David is responsible for overseeing a digital transformation in terms of the company’s car products. The connected car and the ecosystem around it is a primary focus of his work at LYNK & CO.
Dr. Rolf Johansson
Senior safety architect at Zenuity
Dr. Rolf Johansson is a senior safety architect at Zenuity and has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. 2017 he joined Zenuity after seven years as a senior researcher at Research Institutes of Sweden, RISE Safety and Transport. At RISE he was involved in several European and Swedish national funded research projects. He was coordinator for two Swedish national funded projects on safety for autonomous road vehicles. Before joining RISE, he worked more than twenty years in industry: about ten years in each of aerospace and automotive. In his industry positions he has both been designing dependable embedded systems and taken part in research projects. Dr. Johansson has been an expert of the Swedish working group on functional safety for road vehicles since the preparation for ISO 26262 started in 2006.
Ph.D. in applied formal methods
Sajed Miremadi has a Ph.D. in applied formal methods. He has worked at Volvo Cars for 5 years, focused on functional safety and virtual software testing in electric propulsion applications.
Safety program manager, Zenuity
Håkan has many years of experience within dependable embedded system design and research as well as standardization of safety related systems and components. The most recent years have been occupied with ADAS & HAD projects. Håkan has a PHD from Chalmers university.
Senior System Architect at Volvo Car Group
Anders Alminger is a Senior System Architect at Volvo Car Group, Göteborg, Sweden, department of Systems Architecture Design. He graduated as M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in 1989. He has more than 20 years experience in automotive electrical system engineering, and his main fields of interest are system architecture and system safety. As a System Architect he has led several advance engineering projects in areas of System Safety and System Architecture.
Vehicle motion simulation engineer, NEVS
Msc Eduardo Simões is a vehicle motion simulation engineer within NEVS software and controls team. He has graduated from the Aerospace Engineering Department at TUDelft and Técnico Lisbon in 2015 with focus areas on Flight Dynamics, Control Theory and Numerical Analysis. During his studies he developed short projects with topics such as Nonlinear Control, Model-based Controls and System Identification. Upon completion of his studies in November 2015, Eduardo joined NEVS where he is currently contributing within the systems engineering team, and developing projects within the vehicle control domain.
Captain Morten Ydalus
Managing Director, RRe
Morten Ydalus has extensive experience within the Aviation Industry at senior management level. He is recognized for developing strategic initiatives maximizing effectiveness and successfully executing upon transformational goals. He has comprehensive knowledge of SMS and ICAO, EU and EASA Regulation, including development of SMS, mitigation strategies, and integrating required tools. Morten Ydalus has been Project owner and participated in safety projects within EU, EASA, STAR Alliance, IATA and ICAO. He has also Emergency Response/Crisis Management experience in the role as Emergency Director, implementation of routines, training personnel and development and design of ER/CM systems.
Professor in Software Engineering at University of Gothenburg
Miroslaw Staron is Professor in Software Engineering at University of Gothenburg and the author of “Automotive Software Architectures: An Introduction”. He received his PhD from Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden in 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor in Software Engineering at the University of Gothenburg in 2009. Prof. Staron has worked on decision support in software engineering, software metrics adoption in large organizations with such companies as Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Volvo AB, SAAB Electronic Defense Systems, and RUAG Space. Prof. Staron worked with Volvo Cars on the improvement of verification and validation of ISO 26262 safety goals and on Model Driven Engineering with Telelogic AB and Volvo IT. Prof. Staron is an author of over 180 articles in the areas of modeling, software design, software metrics, decision support and empirical software engineering.
Technical Leader Model Driven Engineering, Volvo Car Corporation
Martin has more than 20 years professional experience from development of embedded software in Automotive, Defence and Telecom industries. The first ten years as consultant covering all aspects of the development cycle but specializing in embedded software architecture and the last 10+ years focusing on model based technologies at Volvo Cars for simulation, integration and testing of automotive systems. He now holds a position as Technical Leader, with a responsibility for processes, methods and tools for development of the hidden inside of the cars of tomorrow.
Dipl.-Ing. Electrical Engineering, NEVS
Matthias Weber started his career as a Research Associate at Technische Universität Darmstadt, where he developed Simulation and Measurement Methodologies for Vehicles and Combustion Engines. After a short period at AVL in Graz he joined Continental Engineering Services in 2006, where he directed multiple projects in the area of Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicle Powertrains. This also included alternative solutions like Electrical Drivetrains for Cars and Trucks. He successfully delivered these products complying with On Board Diagnostics, State of the Art quality phase gate processes and according to newest safety standards. Matthias left Continental in 2015 to start his own Company Roben Automotive based in Równe, Poland. Roben Automotive is creating Development Processes for small and medium Businesses, including Safety Management and Cybersecurity. Since September 2015 Matthias holds the Position as Functional Safety Manager at NEVS AB Sweden. In his responsibility are all Development Projects at NEVS including the Test Vehicle Fleet.
PhD student at Electric Power Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology
Evelina Wikner is a PhD student at Electric Power Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, researching ageing mechanisms in lithium-ion batteries for automotive and stationary applications. She is soon to start her last year as a PhD and are currently working with physics-based modelling of some of these ageing mechanisms.
Senior Consultant, MathWorks
Lars Rosqvist is a senior consultant at MathWorks with thorough knowledge of how the automotive industry adopt Model-Based Design methodologies from initial steps to full deployment. Before joining MathWorks, Lars developed climate control systems at Volvo Cars. Lars received his M.S. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Linköping University of Technology.
Senior Software Developer for Automated Driving, Zenuity
Mohsen Nosratinia is a Senior Software Developer for Automated Driving in Zenuity AB with experience in Collision Avoidance Systems. He has been involved in research and development of ADAS systems in Volvo Cars. He has received Volvo Cars Technology Award for contribution to development of Oncoming Lane Mitigation System.
Head of Connectivity strategy & product planning, Scania
Logical EE Architect, Volvo Group Trucks Technology
ESS specialist, Volvo Group Trucks Technology
Electromobility Researcher, RISE Viktoria
Magda joined RISE Viktoria in 2013 after graduating from the Erasmus Mundus programme in Industrial Ecology. Magda has a strong interest in sustainable transport and focuses her work in the socio-technical transition of the transport system. As a system’s thinker, Magda is involved in projects that are multi-dimensional and promote mutual learning through stakeholder involvement. Some of her projects developing mobility services connected to city development, reducing the need for parking and thus enabling sustainable densification. Magda is also highly involved in mobility services and utilization of connected and autonomous vehicles. In-line with this Magda is part of carrying out pilots that help the introduction of autonomous shuttles in Sweden.
Associate Professor and Head of Division, Networks and Systems, Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology.
Senior Embedded Developer, Escrypt
Siddharth Shukla has an extensive experience in Embedded Systems and Automotive Security and works as a Senior Embedded Developer at ESCRYPT. He did his master at Uppsala University, Sweden, in Embedded Systems with a focus on Real Time Systems for Multicore Architecture and Embedded Security. He works with Automotive Ethernet related domains at ESCRYPT and is one of the main developers for an Automotive Ethernet Firewall at ESCRYPT.
Ph.D., ESS Specialist – Cell Characterisation & Modelling Electromobility Sub-systems, Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT)
Software Architect, Software Quality and Tool Chain, Scania.
Senior Director Strategy & Innovation, Vehicle Software & Electronics, Volvo Cars
Niclas Nygren is Senior Director, Strategy and Innovation for the Software & Electronics Unit at Volvo Cars. He has more than 20 years of automotive experience from the Volvo Group in several senior project and line management positions within research and innovation as well as product development, mainly within the area of Connected Vehicles. One of the assignments at the Volvo Group has been to lead the in-house telematics software development for the Telematics ECU and the agile transformation of those teams
Senior Director of Dassault Systèmes Center of Excellence for System Engineering
Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes, Eliane was one of the co-founders and CEO of Geensoft, acquired by Dassault Systèmes in 2010. She spent many years in the semiconductor industry in California, working on innovative Telecommunication & Mobility products; in 1998, she moved to the Electronic Design Automation market and held different management positions in R&D, Marketing and Sales in leading EDA companies. Eliane received her PhD and MS degree at the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris.
Professor at Chalmers University of Technology
Fredrik Kahl received his M.Sc. degree in computer science and technology in 1995 and his Ph.D. degree in mathematics in 2001. His thesis was awarded the Best Nordic Thesis Award in pattern recognition and image analysis 2001–2002 at the Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis 2003. In 2005, he received the International Conference on Computer Vision Marr Prize and in 2007, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. Since 2013, he is a professor at Chalmers University of Technology where he leads the Computer Vision Group. Research interests include machine learning, optimization, medical image analysis and computer vision.
Senior Research Engineer in Vehicle Automation, Volvo Group
He has been working with various Automotive R&D projects focusing in the areas of Embedded Systems and Robotics since 2010. His current primary focus is on engineering Machine/Deep Learning algorithms for Autonomous Driving sub-functions. Selcuk earned a master’s degree in Computer Science from Chalmers University of Technology in 2011.
Expert in Artificial Intelligence at Semcon Sweden AB
Peter Nordin is a machine learning researcher with 30 years of experience of soft-computing research in industry and academia. He is currently working for Semcon Sweden AB as an expert in Artificial Intelligence.
Lead in Connected solutions and a Senior Manager at Fortos Management Consulting
Mikael will give an inspiring and prolific talk on the journey on taking concepts of connected solutions to full implementation and profitability using real examples and success stories to further elaborate on the subject. Mikael holds an extensive background within telematics and connected solutions from the automotive industry and closely linked sectors. Mikael was previously a Senior Manager at Accenture and Acando with experience in strategy, CRM and connected solutions for high performing customers. During the last five years Mikael has lead strategic initiatives throughout the Volvo Group connected to his area of expertise.
(Lic. Eng.), Volvo Cars
Björn Fridholm (Lic. Eng.) has worked in the automotive industry with control and simulations since 2002. He is currently employed by Volvo Cars as a researcher and pursuing a PhD in automatic control focused on algorithms for battery management
Senior Service Architect, Connected Car, Volvo Cars
Christina Rux is Senior Service Architect, Connected Car IT Services at Volvo Cars. She has worked 20 years in the automotive industry, primarily as IT Architect in global development projects for Connected Car, Vehicle Sales processes and Supply Chain management. Before joining Volvo Cars, Christina was Product manager at WirelessCar.
Professor in Communication Systems at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden
Founder and CEO of Uppladdning.nu
Nikolay Shishkov is a founder and CEO of Uppladdning.nu – the most complete database of charging sites in Sweden and a member of the board of the Not-for-profit Swedish Electric Vehicle Association (elbilsverige.se). He holds MSc in Mechanical Engineering with minor in Intellectual Property Rights. He has more than 20 years experience in Software Development and is dedicated to transforming knowledge into sustainable quality of life.”
Senior researcher at RISE Viktoria
Niklas Mellegård is since 2014 employed as a senior researcher at RISE Viktoria, where one research focus has been on simulator environments for supporting open innovation of automotive software functionality. He received a PhD in Software Engineering from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology. His research interests include model-driven development methods and metrics for software process improvement, specifically related to defects analysis. He has 15 years of experience in designing and developing software for SMEs, and has also been teaching programming and software design at Chalmers University of Technology.
Vice President Vehicle Engineering at the Shanghai-based start-up company NIO
Roger Malkusson holds a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. After 20 years at Saab Automobile having different positions like Head of Technology Research and Complete Vehicle Development he got an assignment year 2005 building up General Motors Joint Venture Engineering Center in Shanghai. After 5 years at Qoros – a Chinese start-up company received second most positive media respons at Geneva Autoshow 2013 – he has since 2015 had the role as Vice President for Vehicle Engineering at another Shanghai-based start-up company NIO.
NIO is an Electrical Vehicle company bringing break-through technologies and an innovative business model to the market with the aim to bring a joyful user experience to the customers using e.g Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Driving technology.
Lead Embedded Software Architect, L&T Technology Services
Rohan D’Silva brings rich knowledge and experience in Automotive software architecture- including DevOps practice (Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery) – and, has architected and designed ECU programs in Active Safety, Body Electronics, Digital Cluster and Electrification domains for global automotive clients over a span of 15+ years. He holds a degree in Electronics and Communication and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Business Application Manager Vehicle, Aros electronics
Director of Research, PLP Architecture
He is a founding director of the SmartGeometry Group, visiting Professor at Chalmers University in Gothenburg and recipient of Bentley Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a co-chair of Advances in Architectural Geometry conference 2018 to be held at Chalmers.His recent research work is focused advanced technologies likely to impact future architecture and urbanism particularly around transportation technologies. The SkyPod and CarTube projects are two recent explorations.
EMEA Pre-Sales Engineer, ESI Group
Rodolphe Tchalekian is responsible for Business Development activities in the ADAS/AD Simulation domain in Europe for ESI Group. Overall, he has professional experience in 3 countries (France, USA, Germany) within Automotive & Telecommunications industries.
He has been involved with ADAS/AD since 2011. He previously worked for Bosch & Autoliv including responsibilities among Algorithm Development, Testing/Validation, System/Application Engineering & Project Management. For example, he started in 2013 the Adaptive Cruise Control development within Autoliv
He graduated from the Lyon School of Chemistry, Physics & Electronics in France with a “Diplôme d’Ingénieur” in Electrical Engineering and additional focus on Management & Entrepreneurship.
Vice President Systems Business Unit, ANSYS
Eric Bantegnie is Co-Founder, President & CEO of Esterel Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc. Eric Bantegnie is also President of the Embedded France Association and National Coordinator of the “Nouvelle France Industrielle” (New Industrial France) initiative for Embedded Systems and Software.
Subject Matter Expert, Automotive Software, KPIT Technologies
Functional Safety Assessor, Volvo Cars
Ireri currently works at Volvo cars as Functional Safety Assessor. Previous experience includes work with both vehicle OEMs and suppliers on projects involving various aspects of the functional safety lifecycle of road vehicles; system safety for low-carbon technologies and autonomous vehicles; as well as cyber-security for intelligent transportation systems. Ireri started her career in the safety domain working for a premium vehicle OEM; before becoming a safety consultant, authoring safety cases for defence systems.
Ireri holds a BEng in Biomedical Engineering from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Sussex in England.
NER Automotive Business Development Manager, National Instruments
Global Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
Adrian Hornsby is half French/English living in Finland for 15 years, climber, musician, amateur photograph, all this wrapped together in a Technical Evangelist working for AWS and passionate about everything cloud. Adrian has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, having worked as a software and system engineer, backend, web and mobile developer and part of DevOps teams where his focus has been on cloud infrastructure and site reliability, writing application software, deploying servers and managing large-scale architectures.
Lead Field Application Engineer, LDRA
Mark has over 30 years of experience in the development of real-time embedded software in C, C++ and Java. He is currently working for LDRA, where he is the Lead Field Application Engineer working in close collaboration with LDRA’s numerous distributors. Prior to joining LDRA, Mark was the lead application engineer for IBM Rational Rhapsody and has over 12 years of experience using UML on embedded projects.
Program Director, Intelligent Vehicle and Mobility Solutions – Growth Program, Business Finland
Application Engineer, MathWorks
Martin Luo joined MathWorks as an application engineer in 2017, focusing on automated driving and Model-Based Design methodologies in automotive industry. Before joing MathWorks, Martin worked with developing the flight control system, flight control law and aircraft simulation models of the Chinese civil aircraft in COMAC and Honeywell. Martin holds two M.S. degrees; Guidance, Navigation and Control from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden an M.S. degree in Systems, Control and Robotics.
Chief Operating Officer, Tuxera Inc
Tuxera is an Espoo, Finland based company specializing in data management and Linux software. In his role, Markku is responsible for the company’s operations, legal and corporate development. Previously, he has studied legal implications of autonomous driving in Stanford Law School.
IBM Global Solution Leader for Cyber Security in the Automotive, Aerospace & Defense Industry
Giuseppe Serio is a Business Development Executive and the IBM Global Solution Leader for Cyber Security in the Automotive, Aerospace & Defense Industry. He brings in more than twenty-five years of professional experience from various areas and fields, of which 20+ years spent in the automotive industry. In his role Giuseppe engages with clients worlwide to help them with their strategic & transformational security programs, in particular focusing on the security challenges of connected vehicles. He works at the intersection between client and internal IBM functions like Research, Security and Watson IoT to develop or adapt security solutions to the specific needs of the industry.
Product Owner/Technology Specialist - Integration, Test and Virtualization, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Volvo Trucks