NOTE! Since the conference was recently moved to 2021 because of COVID-19 the programme is subject to change.

DAY 1 - 19TH OF MAY 2021


08:30 Morning coffee and registration

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction and Live Interactive Audience Participation

Kent-Eric Lång, Senior Advisor, RISE

Maria Schnurr, Senior Researcher, RISE


09:10 Autonomous Driving: from Concept to Product

  • Use Cases and Operational Design Domain
  • Setting up a resilient system
  • The Challenge of Verification & Validation

Dr. Helge Neuner, Head of Automated Driving at Group Research, Volkswagen AG, Germany


09:50 Developing Scalable Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

  • Scoping the business opportunity to justify the upfront investment in self-driving technology
  • How to engage with partners to solve the engineering and manufacturing challenges
  • Deployment methods for the technology as it matures and new software capabilities are added that expand the operational domain
  • Integrating autonomous vehicles into wider transportation networks

Stephen Lesh, Head of Hardware & Vehicle Programs, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, U.S.A.

10:30 Networking break and exhibition visit


11:10 Alliance Ventures: Investing in the Future of Mobility and the EV ecosystem

  • How to boost Renault Nissan Mitsubishi open innovation by investing in start-ups to onboard new technologies and businesses
  • Alliance Ventures portfolio strategy and preferred areas of investment: a focus on vehicles electrification

Anna Teyssot, Integration and Ventures Development Director, Alliance Ventures, a joint venture operating for Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, France


11:50 Collaboration – a Way to Keep up With Rapid Speed of Change?

  • Which issues can be solved by collaboration?
  • Should start-ups be brought into the business or be partners?   How can mature OEMs take advantage of bringing in start-ups to their business?
  • How to collaborate with suppliers?
  • Which business models are viable for new transportation technologies?
  • What regulations need to be addressed?

Moderator: Katarina Brud, Director, MobiliityXlab


Karolina Bjurehed, Strategic Digital Partnerships, Volvo Cars

Hugo Fozzati, Head of Business, AutoX, U.S.A

Stephen Lesh, Head of Hardware & Vehicle Programs, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, U.S.A.

Jon Lindén, CEO, Ekkono

Anna Teyssot, Director of Integration and Ventures Development, Alliance Ventures – Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, France

12:30 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit



Track moderator: Kent-Eric Lång, Senior Advisor, RISE 


13:40 The Automotive Maze

  • What we believed in the past, fact check
  • What we think to know today, fact check
  • Uncomfortable truth, fighting the old devil with a new one? Which technology will be the solution, is there one?
  • How to lead the pack, which pack will it be? Which business setup will succeed, which product service combination will flourish?
  • 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 and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, Gibraltar

14:20 Designing a First & Last Mile Mobility Solution from Scratch​

  • Why focus on first & last mile mobility?​
  • What are the common pitfalls of designing first & last mile​ autonomous vehicle from scratch?​
  • What are the advantages of finding the right partner and​ how can an aligned roadmap help in project success?​

Armin Müller, CEO, EMM! Solutions GmbH, Germany

Gaurav Tomar, Automotive Industry Manager EMEA, MathWorks, Germany

14:50 Networking break and exhibition visit


15:25 System Level Mobility Transformation and the Case for Fast and Pragmatic AD Deployment

  • How AD technology can enable not only improved traffic safety, but also universal and sustainable access of transportation for people and goods
  • How product development, partnership and deployment strategies of AutoX and NEVS respectively are tailored to address the need of an improved mobility system

Hugo Fozzati, Head of Business, AutoX, U.S.A.

Hans-Martin Duringhof, Technology Strategist, NEVS

16:05 The Real Challenges of AV Simulation

  • What role do the Physics-based sensors play in the validation of AD systems?
  • How to efficiently validate infinite permutations of scenarios
  • How does the virtual world collaborate with real testing to develop a secured AD system?

David Mear, Business Development Manager, MSC Software

16:25 Using Data to Enable the Transformation towards Zero Muda in the Material Handling Domain

  • New productivity services, going from nice-to-have towards key differentiator
  • Business models going from reactive to proactive approaches
  • Transformation from selling vehicles to selling material handling flow commitments
  • Fixed installations towards flexible installations

17:05 Moderators closing summary

17:15 Networking Drinks Presented by DIADROM


Track moderator: Magda Collado, Commercial Project Manager, Volvo Trucks


13:40 Connected Car: from Technology to Experience

  • While connectivity and services platforms are driving services innovation, how do we ensure it also drives a good customer experience?
  • How do we ensure a seamless digital lifestyle (onboard/offboard) experience thanks to car connectivity?
  • What are the enablers for viable business models behind connected experience

Benoit Joly, Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer – Services, Renault, France

14:20 Electric Vehicle Development Showcase

A showcase from CES® 2020 in Las Vegas – the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. The experience is driving the technology, from system architecture via design and virtual testing to customer experience.

Frederic Merceron, Solution Director for the Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes, France

14:40It’s a new offering” – Volvo Autonomous Solutions

  • Volvo’s approach to the autonomous area
  • A new offering and business model
  • A glimpse into ongoing implementations

Sasko Cuklev, Director Autonomous Solutions, Volvo Trucks

15:20 Networking break and exhibition visit

15:55 Digital Disruption in Automotive

  • Change is coming: Shifts towards urbanization of our population and digitalization of our data and interactions will transform the way we interact with each other. Our priorities are changing too, moving towards greater sustainability and inclusivity
  • The automotive industry has a big part to play in this exciting new world, and it is armed with new capabilities, mostly from the electronics industry. But these new capabilities, while exciting, are disruptive to the automotive industry
  • How electronics and computing power can shape and disrupt the future of the automotive industry and of the wider world

Bernhard Rill, Senior Segment Marketing Manager Automotive, Arm, Germany


16:15 Why and How is Audi Moving Towards an Electric and Autonomous Future

  • Why and how is Audi moving into electrification?
  • Are we really ready to share our cars?
  • Will autonomy take away the joy of driving?
  • Sustainability in production of cars and generation of energy

Kjell-Arne Wold, Project Manager e-tron, AUDI, Germany


16:55 The Future of Voice in the Car

  • Voice challenges today and in the future, as drivers cite in-vehicle voice recognition among their top complaints
  • Amazon Alexa – building new auto-specific features that make customers’ daily lives 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

17:30 Moderators closing summary

17:40 Networking Drinks Presented by DIADROM

DAY 2 - 20TH OF MAY 2021


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Christina Rux, Solution Architect, WirelessCar

09:10 Defining an Electrical and Software Architecture

  • How we have reasoned at NEVS when defining our electrical and software architecture
  • Different aspects of the architecture – how big differences can there be in our products while still having benefits of the use of one architecture
  • How we came closer to a useful explanation of what an architecture is

Benny Fondén, Chapter Lead Software Architecture, NEVS

09:50 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?
  • How could an integrated on-board and off-board architecture look like?
  • How can we address functional safety if we rely more on connectivity?
  • The challenges and goals “Truck Architecture for Functionality in the Cloud (TrAF-Cloud)” project

Daniel Karlsson, Manager Architecture & Technology Integration, Volvo Group

10:30 Networking break and exhibition visit

11:00 Aggregation and Integration of Next-generation Vehicle Computing and the OS Technologies

  • Software challenges for current highly distributed vehicle computing architecture driven by CASE
  • How can the software platform realize a high-performance but energy-efficient, deterministic, cost-effective safe system?
  • The role OS plays to tackle the E/E architecture design shift

Rolland Dudemaine, Vice President Engineering, eSOL Europe, Japan

11:25 In-vehicle Ethernet Architecture: Experience and Reflections from Volvo Cars

  • Integration in a Vehicle, current experience and pain points
  • Architectural Performance optimisation
  • Future outlook

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

12:05 Presentation by Analog Devices

12:25 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit


13:35 Microservices, Building Systems that Scale

  • How Microservices have evolved to deliver some of the most scalable systems in the world
  • Why Microservices aren’t just for the web and examples of the style for embedded devices
  • How to continuously deliver Microservices, safely, securely and reliably

Erik Doernenburg, Head of Technology, ThoughtWorks, Germany

Stefanie Grewenig, Lead software developer, ThoughtWorks, Germany

14:20 The Challenges Finding Common Ground in the Connected Transport Eco-System

  • Agreeing on taxonomy to build use cases for Safety Related Traffic Information (SRTI)
  • A data model that everyone can agree to use, how difficult can that be?
  • Finding fit-for-purpose technology standards that solve the use cases

Henrik Segesten, Solution Architect Connected Car, Volvo Cars

15:00 Networking break and exhibition visit


15:30 Pros and Cons with Centralized Architecture vs several ECUs

  • Problems with centralizing and possible solutions to solve them
  • Can the number of ECUs be reduced without sacrificing functionality?
  • Which ECUs are good for consolidation?
  • Additional new benefits that we are foreseeing


Benny Fondén, Chapter Lead Software Architecture, NEVS

Lance Higgins, Technical Leader, Volvo Global Trucks Technology

16:10 The Database: An Obvious Component in a Complex Real-Time Environment

  • How can a connected vehicle adapt to future changes in internal storage requirements?
  • How can a connected vehicle be prepared for new or changed requirements from a third-party regarding data processing and retrieval?
  • How can a complex embedded system handle large amounts of data?
  • How can an embedded developer not have to think about concurrency and locking when persisting information?
  • How can a system provide secure access to data with a fine level of accuracy?

Karl-König Königsson, Manager Embedded Development, Mimer Information Technology

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


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Håkan Sivencrona, Safety Program Manager, Zenuity


09:10 Building the Legal Framework for Automated Vehicles in the UK

  • The relationship between international type approval and national authorisation schemes
  • Emerging legal concepts
  • How should highly automated road passenger services be regulated in the context of public transport and their relationship with existing transport modes?

Connor Champ, Lawyer, Law Commission of England and Wales, United Kingdom

09:50 Speaker slot available

Please contact us for applications +46 (0)8 587 66 237

10:20 Networking break and exhibition visit  


10:50 A Systems Approach to Autonomous Vehicle Safety

System Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) is a much discussed hazard analysis method. As a top-down analysis, STPA emphasizes the system‘s dynamic behavior including automation interactions and human behavior. This talk will demonstrate STPA applied to autonomous vehicles to identify potential design flaws, missing requirements, human interactions, and unsafe software behaviors.

Dr. John Thomas, Director of MIT’s Engineering Systems Lab and Executive Director of the Safety and Cybersecurity group, U.S.A


11:30 Euro NCAP Starts to Grade Assisted and Automated Driving systems

  • Driver Engagement
  • Assistance
  • Safety back-up
  • Preparing for Automated Driving

Richard Schram, MSc, Technical Director and the Technical Lead for Active Safety and Automated Driving, Euro NCAP, Belgium

12:10 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit

13:10 Presentation by ANSYS

13:40 Developing the Safest Autonomous Vehicle with Physics-based Sensor Simulation in Adverse Weather Condition

  • Virtual testing of Autonomous Driving systems involving multi-sensor simulation
  • Modelling and high-fidelity simulation of a LIDAR sensor in real time
  • Simulation of performance degradation due to weather conditions
  • Modelling of the LIDAR processing software, including detection, classification, and tracking

Mokrane Hadj-Bachir, Sensor Modeling & Simulation Engineer, ESI Group

14:10 Networking break and exhibition visit

14:40 What Makes Autonomous Vehicles Safe and How do we Conceptually Work to Achieve That?

  • Key differences between vehicles driven by humans and computers
  • What the Operational Design Domain is and how that is important
  • Moving uncertainties to the right side of decision-making
  • Why Commercial vehicles are more suited for automation given that the technology is not yet fully mature
  • The verification and validation issue! Why it’s really, really hard to state that a vehicle is safe
  • What i “safe”? (formally that the risk for a critical error is tolerable)

Fredrik Sandblom, Ph. D, Senior Technology Specialist, Technical Advisor Vehicle Automation, Volvo Group


15:20 Coping with new Demands on Connectivity and Active Safety

How to deal with new demands on:

  • Platforms & Architecture
  • Functions
  • Calculation points


Håkan Sivencrona, Safety Program Manager, Zenuity


Dr. Rolf Johansson, Senior Safety Architect, Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID), Germany

Dr. John Thomas, Director of MIT’s Engineering Systems Lab and Executive Director of the Safety and Cybersecurity group, U.S.A.

Fredrik Sandblom, Ph.D, Senior Technology Specialist, Technical Advisor Vehicle Automation, Volvo Group

Martin O’Brien, Senior Vice President – Integrated Electrical, Siemens Digital Industries Software, United Kingdom

16:00 A Review of Current Sensor Technologies

  • Strengths and weaknesses of different sensor systems with regards to target types and operational domains
  • State-of the art performance figures of different sensors (range, accuracy, detection probabilities)
  • How to interpret these figures and what pitfalls exist when doing so?
  • The implication of these performance figures on the safe introduction of automated vehicles

Ole Martin Christensen, Systems Engineer, Qamcom Research and Technologies

16:40 Moderator’s closing remarks and close of conference


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Monica Ringvik, CTO, AstaZero

09:10 Arctic Test Center Ouluzone for AD Vehicles – the First Results of the Calibration of Weather Effects on Surveying and Controlling of Moving Vehicles

  • Calibration results of different weather conditions on lidar, radar and camera surveys
  • First results of the use of an anti-collision system for testing the abilities of human drivers or AD vehicles to prevent collision , especially in winter conditions
  • Future plans and cooperation suggestions for AD development industry

Dr. Rauno Heikkilä, Professor, University of Oulu, Finland

09:50 Challenges and Experiences with ADAS Logging & Validation for SAE Level 1- 5

  • How to deal with the OEM challenge of having a mixture of up to 7 different sensor suppliers which must be logged time synchronous?
  • Why user Interfaces should cover engineer visualization requirements (i.e. Laser scanner point cloud) but also a simple test driver mode
  • 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

10:20 Networking break and exhibition visit

10:50 Formal Verification of Automotive Safety-Critical C Code

  • Can formal verification increase confidence in the correctness of software over established industrial practices such as testing?
  • SCANIA’s experiences with formal verification of C code
  • Benefits of using formal methods, and challenges involved

Christian Lidström, PhD student at KTH, researching at SCANIA

11:30 Quantifying the World Through Data – an Approach on how to Simulate Relevant Traffic Scenarios Based on Statistics

  • How do we create traffic scenarios that are relevant for the intended operational design domain?
  • How can we estimate the probability of the failure domain based on extracted traffic scenarios?

Joakim Olsson, Product Owner, Complete Feature Verification, Zenuity

12:10 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit


13:10 A Systems Approach to Testing Autonomous Vehicles

  • New systems-based safety techniques like STPA are being used for today’s increasingly complex and automated safety-critical systems
  • These techniques identify loss and accident scenarios earlier when they are least expensive to fix, can identify a more comprehensive set of causes, and can be more efficient than traditional techniques
  • STPA applied to autonomous vehicles to identify critical simulation and test scenarios including those with software interactions and human interactions

Dr. John Thomas, Director of MIT‘s Engineering Systems Lab and Executive Director of the Safety and Cybersecurity group, U.S.A.

13:50 How to Test EV Powertrain Components

  • Introduction into systems to test EV components
  • Learn about reference architectures and application systems to reduce test development time and enhance design workflow
  • Case study on experiences from a customer’s approach to high speed dyno testing

Mahmoud Wahby, Business Development Manager, National Instruments

14:20 Testing code that must be safe AND secure

  • Automotive suppliers and OEMs are familiar with the testing and validation processes demanded by ISO 26262
  • But many are now also faced with a need to comply with security guidelines too – currently SAE J3061, with ISO/SAE DIS 21434 on the horizon
  • How best can the test and validation demands of these and other complementary standards be integrated into the same product development lifecycle?

Mark Pitchford, Technical Specialist, LDRA, UK

14:40 Networking break and exhibition visit


15:10 Simulation for Testing Autonomous Vehicles

  • Current methodologies and recent advancements in simulation
  • Can automated testing accelerate the development of AD?
  • Is scenario driven development the new paradigm?
  • How to validate simulation results?


Christian Berger, Associate Professor, at Software Engineering for Cyber Physical Systems/Software Engineering/Computer Science and Engineering, University of Gothenburg


Joakim Olsson, Product Owner, Complete Feature Verification, Zenuity

Fredrik Björkqvist, Manager Virtual Car, Volvo Cars

Tomas Ohlson, Founding Engineer, Einride

Devin Crawford, Director, Application Engineering, ANSYS

15:50 Securing Functional And Likeable Autonomous

Did you build the house right? Did you build the right house?

  • THE Challenge
  • Securing the User experience by Validation
  • Performance of Global targeted Data collection and Real-world End-user Validation
  • Key Lessons Learned
  • Way Forward – into the Goal!

Robert Björkman, Global Validation Expert, Semcon

 Dr. Sebastian Mair,  Head of Automotive Engineering, in-tech GmbH

 Carl-Johan Aldén, Autonomous Solutions Business Director, Semcon

16:10 Continuous Integration for Vehicle Motion Control

  • Using ZUUL v3 from Openstack foundation for a CI gating system at Volvo Cars
  • Why any serious embedded project should be interested in Speculative gating
  • How Vehicle Motion Control chooses to test secures SW quality

Johannes Foufas, Principal Engineer SW & Acting Product Owner Propulsion CI/CD, Volvo Car Corporation

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


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Stefan Pettersson, Research Manager, Electromobility Application Area, RISE


09:10 Estimating and Managing battery durability for autonomous vehicles

  • MOBICUS Project : Battery Ageing Testing and Modeling for real vehicle usage
  • Energy consumption variations during usage scenarios
  • Charging, thermal management and usage strategies to extend durability

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

09:50 Battery Management Systems in Commercial Electric Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities

  • From vehicle to battery function level requirements
  • Needs of advanced BMS functionality in modern EVs
  • What are major challenges compared to passenger cars?
    • Large variability in applications and operating conditions
    • Multi-level functional requirements
    • Multi-battery system and controls
    • Multi-level BMS testing and verification
  • Main future opportunities:
    • Modular and flexible functional architecture
    • Advanced multi-battery control system
    • Adaptive battery models and estimation algorithms
    • 2nd-life battery applications and controls
    • Next generation BMS HIL testing systems

Faisal Altaf, Ph.D., Principal Research Engineer & Project Manager AE and Research — ESS Control and Software, ESS System Design and Architecture, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

10:30 Vehicle E/E Systems – Driving Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Development

  • Electrification, autonomy, changing ownership preferences and many new-comer OEMS are creating radical challenges for the automotive industry
  • 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
  • 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 and be successful in the market

Martin O’Brien, Senior Vice President – Integrated Electrical, Siemens Digital Industries Software

10:50 Networking break and exhibition visit

11:20 High-Speed & High Accuracy Current Real-Life Measurements of Electric Vehicles

  • 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

11:50 Electrification of Haul Trucks in Europe’s Largest Open Pit Copper Mine

  • Energy consumption and challenges for mining in Europe
  • Potential for electrification in open pit mines
  • Pilot project for electric trolley lane in the Aitik mine, scope and results
  • Plans for technology implementation

Dr. Rikard Mäki, R&D Coordinator and Senior Project Manager, Business Development, Boliden Mineral

12:30 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit

13:30 How to Choose Best Fitting Power Semiconductors for Efficient Electrification

  • Potential and outlook on the different electrification technologies considering their benefit for CO2 emission regulation targets
  • New applications resulting from powertrain’s electrification like inverters, battery systems, onboard chargers and traction inverters
  • Onboard charger: how wide bandgap (SiC, GaN) will bring us to the next level of efficiency, but the optimum for now will only be the smart combination of Si and SiC of the latest technology generations
  • Traction inverter: Why SiC is the king of power density, but not the solution for all inverters across HEVs, PHEVs and BEVs, OR: The truth about Silicon Carbide based products versus Si based products

Martin Gleich, Senior Manager Powertrain Systems Business Development, Infineon Technologies, Germany

13:50 Which Electric Vehicle Chargers will be Commercially Available and who will Pay for Them?

  • Why the price for public charging is likely to vary a lot with time and place
  • .How fast-charging can be relatively expensive, yet very cost effective
  • Cost per kWh for ultra-high power chargers related low power chargers
  • Will need for grid reinforcement influence which chargers will be built and their power?

Anders Grauers, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology

14:30 Networking break and exhibition visit


15:00 What Will be the Role of Automotive Companies for Charging Stations’ Infrastructure? Is a New Value Chain in Creation?

  • Current and future business models
  • The relationship between public and non-public charging infrastructure
  • Will there be a sharing community based on charging infrastructure?
  • Who are the players and what are their driving forces?

Moderator:  Stefan Pettersson, Research Manager, Electromobility Application Area, RISE

Anders Grauers, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology

Johanna Barr, Analyst and Advisor, Power Circle

Kjell-Arne Wold, Project Manager e-tron, AUDI, Germany

15:40 Experience from Home and Public EV Charging in Stockholm

  • Information campaign for home charging in multi- and single family properties as a successful way to increased charging
  • Experiences from establishing public on-street charging – business model and advice
  • Statistics from the use of public charging in Stockholm

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

16:20 The future of Wireless Charging in Automotive and Electric Roads

  • Wireless Charging have the potential to solve the main EV issues: range, cost and charging
  • Wireless charging in electrified roads is a possible game changer for the EV adoption
  • Dynamic wireless charging demonstrated in highway speeds on electrified roads outside Paris
  • Convenient wireless charging through automatic alignment parking
  • Magnetic fields in high power wireless charging

Gabriel Samuelsson, Senior Consultant – Wireless Charging, NEVS

17:00 Moderator’s closing remarks and close of conference


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Tomas Olovsson, Associate Professor and Head of Division, Networks and Systems, Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology


09:10 Sound the Alarm – Why do cars keep getting hacked?

  • How we see hackers and the things we feel when people talk about hacking
  • How hackers see cars and how the coverage of automotive hacking themes differs from reality, posing the question why and how cars keep getting hacked
  • Practical example of an attack on a modern vehicle
  • Examples of technologies or circumstances that make it extremely challenging to design secure automotive systems
  • So what do we do now? Let’s talk about the things we can do today to ensure a safer and more secure future automotive industry

Javier Vazquez Vidal, Senior Product Security and Hardware manager, Byton

Henrik Ferdinand Nölscher, CEO, Noelscher Consulting

09:50 Building a Vehicle Security Operations Center

  • How to set up a Vehicle Security Operations Center – what main services are needed?
  • What are the main challenges – scalability, know-how of analysts, threat intelligence, etc.?
  • A possible vehicle security operations center set-up for holistic security analytics of a connected vehicle eco system

10:20 ISO/SAE 21434 and UNECE Cybersecurity Regulation – How Cybersecurity Standardization and Regulations Affect the Automotive Industry

  • Overview of ISO/SAE 21434. What does it cover and what to expect?
  • How is ISO/SAE 21434 connected to regulations and other initiatives?
  • What impacts can be expected on OEMs, supply chain companies and other actors within the automotive industry?

Christian Sandberg, Principal Engineer in Cybersecurity, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

11:00 Networking break and exhibition visit

11:30 Speaker slot to be announced

More info coming soon.

11:50 Intrusion Detection and Incident Response for Connected Vehicles

  • The challenges of detecting cyberattacks on connected vehicles
  • The state-of-the-art automotive IDS solutions
  • The difficulties of incident response in automotive scenarios

Nasser Nowdehi, Technical Expert, Automotive Security, Volvo Cars

12:30 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit

13:30 About the challenges of bringing Automotive Network Security into series production

  • Startup
  • Cryptography
  • Development, testing, and debugging

 Dr. Lars Völker, Technical Fellow, Technica Engineering GmbH, Germany

14:10 Speaker slot available

Please contact us for applications +46 (0)8 587 66 237

14:40 Networking break and exhibition visit       


15:10 On Board Bus systems. CAN-FD vs Ethernet vs Flexray for Vehicular Networks

A comparison with regard to:

  • Security
  • Reliability
  • Safety
  • Performance


Ove Frid, Cyber Security Manager, NEVS

Nasser Nowdehi, Technical Expert, Automotive Security, Volvo Cars           

15:50 Using best Practice from Corporate Networking, for Securing the Vehicle Network

  • Segmentation of the In-vehicle network
  • The IP-router
  • Usage of firewalls in the IVN

Ove Frid, Cyber Security Manager, NEVS

16:25 How can Safety and Security Work Become More Similar, Enabling Closer Cooperation?

  • Best practices and mechanisms for functional safety are already in place, what about security?
  • A structured and standardised approach for security
  • As a result, designers know what security mechanisms are mandatory and must be used
  • The proposed method makes safety and security work similar and enables closer cooperation

Thomas Rosenstatter, PhD student, Chalmers University of Technology

17:00 Moderator’s closing remarks and close of conference


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Ulf Ödesjö, Head of Business Area R&D, Sigma IT Group

09:10 The Myth and Reality of a Flat Hierarchy in Agile Software Development

  • How to do an Agile Transformation?
  • Mitigating risks when transitioning to Agile and a flat hierarchy
  • The new roles of the People Manager and Agile Coach in an Agile organization
  • How to be an effective People Manager

John Collins, Senior Engineering Manager, FlixBus, Germany

09:50 Moving an Organization from Slow, Bureaucratic and Political to a Fast, Innovative and Fun Where no one is there to tell you what to do

  • Experiences from redesigning and rethinking the classical hierarchical organization to a more employee driven
  • How to release the full potential of people and organizations
  • Advantages but also problems on the way to create an awesome organization
  • The move from top down goal governance to a more value driven organization with a purpose.
  • Hard facts on financial advantages of making this change

Linus Eriksson, Head of Learning Services Delivery, Ericsson, CEO, Learcon

10:30 Presentation by WirelessCar

10:50 Networking break and exhibition visit

11:20 Volvo Cars Scaled Agile Transformation – Striving for True Business Agility

  • Agile as an enabler for future success in automotive
  • The challenge of scaling agile in a large organization
  • Improvement by targeting all areas to optimize in favour of speed, flow and quality as well as structures, behaviors and mindset
  • Avoiding fake agile
  • Next level of agility

Anna Börjesson Sandberg, Senior Director Product Creation & Operation Development, Volvo Cars

Maria Hansson, Senior Change Leader, Volvo Cars

11:50 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit

13:00 Volvo Cars Scaled Agile Transformation, cont.

13:20 On Coordination and Requirements-Knowledge in Scaled Agile Systems Engineering

  •  A summary of 5 years of research related to Large-Scale Agile Systems Engineering. In particular, we present
  •  Common challenges with coordination and requirements-knowledge that systems engineering companies typically encounter when transitioning to scaled agile
  • Short-comings of scaled agile frameworks with respect to these challenges
  •  Difficulties with agile approaches for developing safety-critical systems at scale

 Jennifer Horkoff, Associate Professor, Chalmers/University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Eric Knauss,Associate Professor, Chalmers/University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

14:00 Impact of devops when we transform IoT data into modern and scalable data products

  • Why feature experimentation is an effective mechanism to ensure quality, improve configurations and explore new value propositions
  • How to adopt data-driven practices and actions to be taken to accelerate this process
  • How data is increasingly becoming an asset as the basis for AI/ML/DL technologies
  • New business opportunities that come with data

Sara Sylvan, Product owner Connected Services, Scania

14:40 Speaker slot available

Please contact us for applications +46 (0)8 587 66 215

15:10 Networking break and exhibition visit

15:40 Agile Experience in Subcontracted Combi Display Development

  • Presenting the context of heavily subcontracted Combi Display development
  • Motivation for Agile
  • Successful Agile experiments: Contracting, Continuous Integration, fighting bureaucracy, improved collaboration,
  • Stories about failures
  • High potential future improvements

Alexandra Kloss, Scrum Master, BMW Group, Germany

Ari Tikka, Co-founder, Gosei Ltd, Finland

16:20 Digitalization, Virtualization and Automation in Transport Solution Development for Real

  • Why fast-automated feedback is the critical part to master in product development
  • How to avoid the “agile-alignment-trap” and “cargo-culting” in when “going agile” and why we sometimes end up there anyway
  • Mastering technology and growing people goes hand in hand

Peter Thorngren, Product Owner CITA (DevOps) and ADAPT (Virtual Truck/Digital Twin), Volvo Group Trucks Technology

17:00 Moderator’s closing remarks and close of conference


08:30 Morning coffee and exhibition visit

09:00 Moderator’s Introduction

Maria Schnurr, Senior Researcher, RISE Viktoria


09:10 What Impact will L4 and L5 Vehicles have on Cities, Business/Commercial and the Consumer market?

Autonomous Vehicle Alliance’s research and the potential impact of L4 and L5 vehicles on;

  • The Aging Ecosystem
  • The Healthcare segment including the evolving business models around patient care
  • How AV’s could impact the Airline Industry
  • The Global Consumer Perceptions toward AV’s including who they trust and who they view as leaders
  • The new potential Services which will evolve with the availability of AV’s
  • How AV’s may allow for creation of a truly Accessible and Barrier Free vehicle
  • How AV’s could drive a Systems approach to mobility in cities
  • How the availability of AV’s could transform Entertainment

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


09:50 What will be the Role of OEMs in the new Transportation Landscape?

  • Which roles will OEM’s have in developing the new types of vehicles that will be required?
  • Are OEMS’s gong from metalsmiths to providing a platform for a variety of value‑adding customer services?
  • Will new categories of vehicles be created?
  • Which OEM business models will gain the most market share and be the most scalable and profitable in the long term?

Moderator:  Sofie Vennersten, Director, Drive Sweden

Stephen Lesh, Head of Hardware & Vehicle Programs, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, U.S.A.

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

Kenneth Malmberg, Director Strategic Alliances, Ridecell, Germany

Patrik Björler, Director Autonomous Drive, Product Strategy & Business Ownership, Volvo Cars

10:30 Networking break and exhibition visit

11:00 Speaker slot available

Please contact us for applications +46 (0)8 587 66 215

11:30 Experiences from MaaS projects in Eindhoven

  • How is Eindhoven planning to deal with future transport needs?
  • Integration with the built environment, clean growth and clear advantages for the citizen that the tech brings
  • How will Eindhoven provide citizens with effective, comfortable and sustainable transportation?

12:10 Urban Mobility Marketplaces – Challenges and Opportunities

  • What is Getaround’srole in the emerging new mobility ecosystem?
  • What could be the real “iPhone moment” for forsaking private car ownership
  • What is nee
  • ded to become sustainably profitable as a car sharing company?
  • Ways of working with cities/TNCs
  • How to create a seamless customer experience?
  • What is needed to create seamless intermodal mobility?

Even Heggernes, VP Nordics, Getaround, Norway

12:40 Networking lunch break and exhibition visit

13:40 How to Build and Operate Profitable Shared Mobility Businesses?

  • What shared mobility operators need to consider to launch and operate a profitable shared mobility service and how Ridecell’s solution(s) enables this
  • Current state of the shared mobility market and how it is evolving
  • What impact do autonomous vehicles have?

Kenneth Malmberg, Director Strategic Alliances, Ridecell, Germany

14:10 The Sharing Economy and the Future of Personal and Shared Mobility

Vildan Hasanbegovic, Head and Director, Automotive Partnerships, Luxoft

14:30 On-Demand Shuttles as a Connector of Public Transport Networks to Suburban Living

  • The Shotl business model of today
  • Future cooperation between cities, tech providers and transport operators
  • Should data be accessible for all?
  • How autonomous mobility will reach residential suburban areas

Gerard Martret, Co-founder & CCO, Shotl, Spain

15:00 Networking break and exhibition visit

15:30 Speaker slot available

Please contact us for applications +46 (0)8 587 66 215

16:00 Micromobility Services – How Can They be Integrated in MaaS?

  • What kind of partnerships are needed to reach a growing and sustainable market for micromobility services?
  • What is needed to create seamless intermodal mobility?
  • The VOI business model
  • Relationships with cities and TNCs – how can they be further developed?
  • Data collection – Should passengers and devices be connected at all times?
  • Relationships with regulators – what kind of policy support do we need?

Mikael Söderberg, CTO, VOI Technology

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