ADVISORY BOARD 2018
Kent Eric Lång
Kent Eric Lång has been working in industry and international companies in more than 30 years. Deputy MD since 2011 at Viktoria Swedish ICT, a part of Research Institutes Sweden RISE. MD for Mecel, a software company in the automotive industry, in more than ten years (2001-2011). He was responsible for an ITS business innovation lab and later a Venture within Ericsson 1996-2000.
He has long experience of working in networks of companies and between organisations to develop win-win-solutions for mutual benefit. He was project manager for R&D programs with partly public funding and EU-funded projects in the area of Intelligent Transport Systems 1988-1996. Some of the major programs were Prometheus in Sweden, Swedish RTI Programme and ARENA Test Site West Sweden. Kent Eric was one of the initiators 2001 and member of the Board for Telematics Valley. He was a member and chairman of the Board for Viktoria Swedish ICT 2002-2011.
Kent Eric Lång was industry PhD student at ASEA (ABB) i Västerås and have PhD degree at Chalmers University of Technology.
Anders Dahlén has more than 20 years of experience from the Automotive Industry. He is currently director Electrical/Electronics at NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden). He has worked as business developer responsible for the electrical/electronics/SW business area at Combitech in Trollhättan (2012-2015) and in several roles with global responsibilities in Sweden, Germany and the USA for Saab Automobile & GM (1994-2012).
Anders has broad experience from product development, quality improvement and project management.
He represented Combitech in the steering groups of FFI/Vinnova projects HEAVENS and NGEA, and is a strong supporter of Model Based Development.
Anders holds a M.Sc. degree in Electronics from Chalmers University of Technology.
Fredrik Ellsäter has a Masters of Science from Stockholm School of Economics in Management & Logistics. He then worked as a Management Consultant supporting transformation in many companies, covering various industries. After that Fredrik has a long background from the automotive industry at BMW, in various positions. He has been Marketing Manager for both brands BMW and MINI with award winning campaigns and a strong brand building over many years with National projects. He has also been General Manager for BMW Baltic.
In May 2015 Fredrik left BMW to be CEO for Drive Now in Sweden and to start up the business in Stockholm. Drive Now is the modern free-floating alternative of carsharing that will actively support the city to move away from private car ownership.
Fredrik has experience from the automotive industry, working at car manufacturers like Daimler and Honda as well as suppliers such as WirelessCar and Haldex. Currently Fredrik is the CEO of CLEVER, the largest charge point operator for electrical vehicles in Sweden.
Jakob Axelsson is Director, Software & Systems Engineering Research at Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) and Professor in Computer Science at Mälardalen University, focusing on system architecture for embedded and software-intensive systems. At SICS he is leading industry focused research on development of complex software-based systems.
Jonas Lindholm has a long experience from working in different positions at international companies as well as start-ups. He started in 1994 at Ericsson and worked in various positions in Sweden and abroad as System Specialist, Project Manager as well as Head of Project Office, with main focus to evolve the early Telecom Packet Data Solutions. In 2000 he left Ericsson to focus on evolving start-up company working with information and data management to support the industry with automation processes. 2004 the company was bought by a consortium and in 2012 incorporated in Combitech in the Saab Group. Today Jonas is responsible for the Automotive area at Combitech and defining the Land Transport Strategy within Saab. He has been part of starting up a wide range of research projects within the area of ITS and autonomous land transport solutions. He has a strong focus on future trends, technologies and business benefits. Jonas Lindholm holds a MSc E.E degree from Chalmers University of Technology
With more than twenty years of experience within the automotive sector, Peter carries and extensive knowledge within this area.
He started his engineering career in the aircraft industry where he spent the first five years. Later he switched to automotive when he joined the electrical department at SAAB Automobile.
Peter has held several different manager positions at Electrical Engineering for SAAB and GM Europe.
For the last five years Peter has led the global System Engineering team within the Electrical and Electronics department at Volvo GTT.
Peter has through the years been active in leading global standardization activities within Electrical and Electronics areas such as: MOST, Flexray and Autosar, where he has been part of the technology and steering committees and is now a member of the Vehicle ICT Board.
Peter has a M.Sc. degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Linköpings University.
Peter Öhman (Ph.D. in dependable computer systems, Chalmers 1995) is the Chief Operating Officer at Lindholmen Science Park where he is responsible for managing the company’s projects and programmes.
After his Ph.D examination, he worked for 8 years at both Volvo and Volvo Car Corporation as technical specialist, department and project manager in the area of vehicle electronics. After this he was employed at Chalmers University of Technology as assisting professor in software engineering. During his time at Chalmers he lead a research group in the area of automotive software engineering.
At Lindholmen Science Park, he has been the program manager of Test Site Sweden – A collaborative program with stakeholders from industry, universities and society with the goal to develop new test and demonstration environments for automotive technologies.
Rolf Hagstedt, Director Electrical Architecture, CEVT. Rolf Hagstedt has more than 30 years of experience of embedded sw and IT from the Automotive, telecom and IT industry. Since 2014 responsible For Electrical Architecture at CEVT, a Geely owned Gothenburg based company that develop car platforms to Lynk & Co, Geely and Volvo Car. Has held different positions, such as Business Manager for Autosar sw product and services, Site Director/MD for Flextronics Design West/Bluelabs West, Business Area Manager at consultant company delivering system and SW for automotive industry. Rolf Hagstedt has a MsEE from Chalmers University of Technology.
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