KEYNOTES 2024

Alwin Bakkenes
Volvo Cars

Alwin Bakkenes has extensive experience from the mobility industry and has served as head of Software Engineering at Volvo Cars since 2022. Prior to joining Volvo Cars he was VP Global Product Lines at Aptiv, EVP Automotive at Luxoft and CEO of Pelagicore. He holds Board positions at Haleytek & Zenseact and has served on the Board of the GENIVI Alliance (now COVESA). Mr. Bakkenes has a M.Sc. Knowledge Management from Middlesex University in London and B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam.

Andrea Wetterberg
Scania Group

Director Digital Solutions and Customer Experiencey

Andreas Reschka
Pony.ai

Andreas is a car enthusiast and experienced AV engineer and manager. He holds Computer Science degrees and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Germany and worked on multiple AV projects over the past 14 years, focusing on safety concepts, verification, validation, and operations. Some of his achievements include developing the safety concept and safety driver takeover mechanism for the first Level 4 vehicle in a German city in 2009/2010, developing the safety concept for a truly driverless truck for the German Autobahn which sustained an audit from the German TUV from 2014-2016 and won the IAA Innovation award in 2018, developing the L5 roadmap and safety concept for Zoox Inc. from 2017 to 2020, and serving as technological leader of Systems and Safety Engineering at DiDi from 2020 to 2021. Andreas joined Pony.ai as Sr. Director of Safety Engineering and Operational Safety Lead in 2021 and is now leading Operational Safety, Safety Engineering, In-vehicle cybersecurity, and products.

Anna Börjesson Sandberg
Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Anna Sandberg holds the position as Vice President Digital Transformation at Volvo Group Trucks Technology. She has a double PhD in Software Process Improvements and she is active in the Software Center where companies and universities come together to solve front-line challenges. Anna drives transformation towards state-of-the-art way of working and today this is devoted towards data, simulations, digital twins, digital processes, generative AI and more.

Annie Lien

Annie Lien has 20 cumula0ve years experience in mobility, autonomous driving, AI R&D with a diverse background in business, product, technical strategy, marke0ng/PR, governmental affairs, customer focus, user experience/human factors. Annie started her career in UX and Machine Learning at Robert Bosch’s Silicon Valley research center. During this 0me at Bosch Annie also moonlighted on the weekends as Team Leader of Team AnnieWay for DARPA Urban Challenge 2007, where AnnieWay was an “underdog” team with very liTle money, manpower, resources and 0me, and against all odds, successfully qualified as a Finalist for the DARPA race. ThereaXer, at VW Group’s Silicon Valley innova0on lab, Annie co-created and led companywide ini0a0ves on USA Product, PR, Legal, and Governmental Affairs for Audi Autonomous Driving. AXer Audi/VW Annie spent a decade in the startup world of innova0ve solu0ons for self-driving cars and robo0cs automa0on/AI; advised / consulted entrepreneurs, investors, auto OEMs, suppliers and other en00es on autonomous driving; joined Toyota’s Silicon Valley lab; co-led Hexagon’s Autonom ous Solu0ons group; and was recently Deputy CEO at VinAI (sister company to VinFast)

Christian Rosen
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Christian Rosen is the Head of Business Development for Mobility and Transportation as a Service (MaaS & TaaS) at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles since April 2020. Christian has a diverse professional background in the automotive and mobility industry. Before his current role, Christian worked at MOIA as the Head of Vehicle Management & Concepts for three years. Prior to that, Christian held various roles at Volkswagen AG, including Manager of Mobility Strategy & Urban Solutions and Manager for Business Development & Sales Strategy. He also worked as a Strategy Consultant at Accenture, focusing on Product & Sales Strategy and Growth & Merger Integration

Dr Torvald Mårtensson
Saab

Torvald Mårtensson is Technical Fellow within System Integration Testing at Saab Aeronautics. He has a background of seventeen years in the aeronautics industry and another eight years in the telecom industry. At Saab, Torvald works with test management and test strategy for functions and systems in the Gripen E fighter aircraft, as well as design and implementation of test environments and simulators. Before moving into the Gripen E program, Torvald was previously Assistant Chief Engineer in the development project for Gripen South Africa.

Torvald is also Associate Professor of Software Engineering (Senior Lecturer) at Linköping University. His research has primarily revolved around systems integration and system testing of large-scale and complex software systems, based on studies with multi-national companies in industry segments such as telecom, automotive, defense, surveillance and logistics. His research is published in journals such as Journal of Software and Systems (JSS) and Journal of Software Evolution and Process (JSEP), and at conferences such as IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) and IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA). Torvald received an MSc degree from Linköping University, Sweden, and a PhD degree from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Dr. Carsten Oder
Mercedes-Benz

Dr. Carsten Oder is in charge of the newly founded business unit Mercedes-Benz DIGITAL (MxD) since May 2023. MxD focuses on the consistent alignment of digital transformation to ensure a holistic integration of digital products and services while offering a fully integrated experience for Mercedes-Benz customers and retail partners.

From May 2021 to April 2023, Dr. Carsten Oder was Vice President of Global Service & Parts and Digital Business at Mercedes-Benz Cars. In this dual function, he is responsible for the global aftermarket business as well as the further development and merging of the sales business and service with the rapidly advancing digital transformation.

From mid-2015 to April 2021, he was Chairman of the Executive Board Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales Germany and Head of Mercedes-Benz Sales Germany.

Dr.-Ing. Peter Fietkau
Porsche

Peter Fietkau studied automotive and engine technology at the University of Stuttgart from 2002 to 2008. He then worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Machine Components and completed his PhD thesis with the title “Transient Contact Simulation of Automotive Transmissions”. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Fietkau was at Mercedes-AMG in the area of powertrain testing before moving to Porsche AG in 2017 as Manager Structural Mechanics. Since 2022, Mr. Fietkau is manager drive system electronics at Porsche AG. He is responsible for the hardware, software and hardware-related calibration for the drive system high-performance computing platform, for differential lock ECUs, all-wheel drive ECUs, oil pump ECUs and for tire pressure monitoring systems.

Frank Smit
NEVS

Vice President Vehicle Solutions

Gertjan Geurts
City of Utrecht

Gertjan Geurts is project leader V2G/Smart Charging and Congestion for the City of Utrecht, participating in the ambitious EU V2G/V2X SCALE Horizon project. He has 10+ years experience in the EV, as startup entrepreneur, product manager, consultant for large corporates and as project leader at Utrecht. He is intrinsically motivated to contribute to a more sustainable world.

Utrecht is known as a front runner in V2G and is building the world first bi-directional city with the objective to create a sustainable, city-wide and flexible electricity system through the use of regional flexibility sources. Ready for the future.

Henrik Green
Einride

Henrik Green leads the technology teams responsible for developing and deploying autonomous freight at Einride. He has over 25 years of experience working in the product, technology, and sustainability sectors within mobility. Most recently, Henrik held the role of Head of Advanced Technology and Sustainability at Volvo Cars, where he drove the development of electrified vehicles and autonomous technology. He’s also held the positions of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer during his tenure at Volvo Cars. Henrik currently serves on a number of boards within the technology, mobility, and AI space and acts as an Advisor at Smart Eye.

Henrik Parkkinen
WirelessCar

Cybersecurity Governance & Strategy Lead

Jagor Čakmak
Rimac Technology

Jagor Čakmak have more than 13 years of Infosec experience. Made journey from Incident response and R&D (Croatian National CERT) , blue team (Erste Group Card Processor), red team (Infigo IS) and now finally as manager in Rimac Technology responsible for cybersecurity of products ranging from embedded systems, telemetry to cloud infrastructure. His goal is to help developers create secure products for automotive environment while attempting to maintain agility of software company.

Jonas Wilhelmsson
Ericsson ONE

Global Director Sustainable Innovation

Kjell-Arne Wold
Human Horizon

Kjell-Arne has 15 years experience from Automotive with core expertise in BEVs. He has  worked 7 years with Tesla, 5 years at AUDI HQ in Germany – heading up e-tron and electrification projects and strategies. After that he joined Human Horizons – HiPhi in October 2022.

Leonard Mengoni
Porsche

Leonard Mengoni is a development engineer for high voltage power units in the Motorsport Department of the Porsche AG. In his current role, he is working on the design of electric machine and power electronics in different motorsport projects. Prior to that, as Ph.D. student at the high voltage power unit department of the Porsche AG, he was focusing on highly efficient electric powertrains for motorsport applications. Leonard studied Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering at the RWTH Aachen with focus on electrical power engineering.

Magnus Nilsson
Volvo Autonomous Solutions

Magnus Nilsson is Head of Safety and Technical compliance at Volvo Autonomous Solutions. Providing Speed, Quality and Efficiency to our technology organization by securing state of the art Infrastructure & Verification, World leading safety experts and not least securing optimized processes for the V.A.S.

Magnus has nearly 20 years of experience developing organizations & technology through passionate and enthusiastic leadership with endless curiosity to be at the forefront of the technology and people development. He has held various management positions within Volvo Group Trucks Technology, UD trucks in Japan and the last 3 years in Volvo Autonomous Solutions.

Mark Gerban

Mark Gerban is a seasoned leader with an impressive 18 years of experience in the payments, automotive, innovation, fintech, and digital landscape.

Mark has successfully launched major products in the automotive sector, realizing nearly 20 patent filings in the automotive industry, showcasing his pivotal role in conceptualizing groundbreaking digital products. His experience also involves leading the planning and implementation of strategic in-vehicle services, demonstrating a deep understanding of the evolving digital automotive landscape.

Previously, Mark held the position of Chief Commercial Officer at a payment startup, leveraging his extensive fintech and payments expertise to drive business growth. His journey also includes a tenure as a Senior Business Leader for Payments at Apple, where he significantly contributed to shaping the trajectory of digital and payment services for the company. Additionally, he played a key role in running payment and risk operations for multiple online games and payment companies. Widely recognized for his strategic vision, Mark is acknowledged for innovative contributions to the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Beyond his professional achievements, Mark brings a unique perspective as a former world-class athlete, having achieved 16th place at the World Rowing Championships.

Michel Annink
Hampleton partners

Michel is a Managing Director at Hampleton Partners, an international Tech M&A advisory firm. His 25+ years’ experience spans three continents and multiple industries. He is based in Stockholm and advises clients in e-mobility, automotive, digital commerce and other sectors with a very high degree of change and innovation. Prior to joining Hampleton, Michel was at NEVS where he was responsible for the company’s transformation to a global provider of mobility solutions. Before NEVS, he spent several years at Salesforce where he held the role of Vice President Nordics, Benelux and Emerging Markets. Earlier, Michel held multiple sales, strategy and marketing leadership positions during his twelve-year tenure at Microsoft Corporation including Worldwide Managing Director Retail, based from the company’s HQ in Seattle, USA, and Senior Director for Microsoft’s consumer division in the Nordic region.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelannink/

Robert Eriksson
Volvo Cars

Robert Eriksson has a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University. He has more than 35 years of experience at Volvo Cars working with various electrification research and development programs and holds a role as Senior Technical Leader in the field of Electric Propulsion Architecture and Electromobility. Robert is actively leading several activities with external partners in the global arena closely related to the automotive industry transformation with a sustainable society in focus.

Sabina Edenlund
Volvo Cars

Sabina Edenlund joined Volvo Cars in 2016 as subject matter expert (SME) in software testing. Since then, she has been driving the SW test and been part of the core group driving the digital transformation into CI, SW continuous integration.

Recently she moved to the role Technical Leader for test driven development in Volvo Cars, working as specialist within the organization that builds and enables the Volvo Cars Software Factory. She has 20 years of experience in most technical aspects of SW testing in embedded systems; functional, non-functional, test coordination and CI/test architecture from both Ericsson and Volvo Cars.

Tiva Sharifi
Scania Group

Technology Leader for Electrification, R&D

Tove Andersson
Volvo Cars

Director Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Trond Bugge
Ericsson ONE

Director of UX and Venture Growth,

Vijay Jayaraman
Scania

Vijay Jayaraman is a Machine Learning Engineer,  part of the Simulation based Validation and Verification (V&V) team at Scania’s Autonomous division. He has over 7 years of experience working with Big data solving problems in predictive analytics and other similar domains. I like to play racquet sports in my spare time. His work at Scania concerns with Validation and Verification of Autonomous vehicles using data-driven methods in simulation. This is the culmination of the most interesting and challenging domains. Deeming an autonomous vehicle safe on the roads is extremely difficult and therefore we must use data-driven methods to hasten the process. This means we are dealing with new problems everyday yet focused on our main goal to deploy safety critical autonomous systems. His team is one of a kind in Europe, working with these methods and he is proud of the fact that he  gets to go to work every day and do this cutting-edge work.

SPEAKERS 2024

Alejandro Morate
CEVT

Alejandro Morate is currently leading the Autonomous Drive department in one of the most innovative automotive companies in Sweden: CEVT. Our mission is to Deliver the Mobility solutions of the Future. Due to the nature of the work, most of the time, my team is navigating in uncharted territory working out ideas, innovations and building a strategy to secure we are among the market leaders as a company. In the past I have worked for Tier1 suppliers, for big OEMs and also leading the engineering department of a small startup developing our own innovations. My background is Computer Engineering, specialized in Robotics and SW processes like ASPICE and ISO26262.

Anders Ivarsson
VOI

Anders Ivarsson has a long experience of leading technology organizations and advising software companies. Anders brings experience and skills within software development, agile coaching, leadership, and organizational design from companies like Voi, Kry, Spotify, and Tobii Technology. He is also an accompished public speaker and has been active in the Agile community

Andreas Höglund
Scania R&D

Andreas Höglund is a senior engineering manager at Scania R&D. He is responsible for the development of the cloud based Autonomous Control Platform that is enabling the control center operations of fleets of autonomous vehicles. Andreas has a MSc in Computer and systems sciences from Stockholm University and has 20+ years in the software industry. He has been working at Scania since 2011 and in the autonomous system development since 2018 in various positions.

Andy Backhouse
Zenseact

Andy Backhouse is the technical expert in threat estimation for collision avoidance at Zenseact. After completing his PhD on video and image processing in 2010, he has worked in the automotive industry on decision & control algorithms for active safety. Initially he worked at Volvo Cars on the design and implementation of the collision avoidance algorithms that handle intersection scenarios and scenarios with multiple targets. Since then he has worked on algorithms to ensure that a vehicle drives defensively, designed and developed functional safety concepts and SoTIF concepts for both perception and decision & control, and applied accidentology to prioritize and plan Zenseact’s active safety development

Anna Haupt
Industrifonden

Anna Haupt is working as an investor at Swedish venture capital fund Industrifonden. She is also one of two inventors of Hövding – the airbag bicycle helmet, which she founded in 2005 and developed from idea to a listed company with 400 dealers around Europe and Asia.

The years before joining Industrifonden, Anna devoted to the automotive industry. At Nevs, she was part of the management team and responsible for the development of Pons – a mobility system of self-driving vehicles for urban environments, including app and fleet management system.

In her role as investor, Anna focuses on deep tech, transformative tech and business innovation. She is passionate about user perspectives, product relevance and new business models adapted for a sustainable future.

Anna is also a member of the board of directors of KTH and holds a master’s degree in Industrial Design from LTH, Lund University

Annika Ahlberg Tidblad
Volvo Cars

Technical Leader Battery Safety and Legislation

Anya Ernest
Polestar

Anya Ernest is Principal Engineer at Polestar and leads the Innovation team within the connected experience. With five years of experience at the company, Anya is widely regarded as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to building strong teams and driving innovation. Anya’s work focuses on creating meaningful user experiences and digital services that are designed with technology, business, and design in mind. Her passion lies in understanding how people behave in different context, which allows her to craft solutions that are tailored to meet user needs. Anya has a solid educational background, having studied Interaction Design at Chalmers University of Technology, and Service Design at the School of Arts and Crafts, both in Gothenburg, Sweden. She has also earned a reputation as a knowledgeable and engaging guest on panels and podcasts, and as a frequent guest lecturer at Hyper Island and Yrgo. Furthermore, Anya was scouted to become a member of the VECS advisory board, because of her strong passion for equality and inclusion, topics close to her heart. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Anya has a rich personal life. She is a dedicated equestrian who spends five days a week riding her horse. Anya has even competed in Equine Endurance, showcasing her competitive spirit outside of work. Overall, Anya is an inspiration to anyone looking to make a significant impact in the automotive industry. She brings a unique combination of skills, passion, and horsepower to every challenge she faces.

Arnaud Van Den Bossche
Green Hills Software

Business Development Director, EMEA

Auke Zwaan
Black Swan Cyber Defense

Cybersecurity Expert and Hacker & Founder

Björn Fridholm
Volvo Cars

Björn Fridholm is technical expert in battery management at Volvo Cars. He holds a PhD in automatic control and has worked with automotive control systems for more than 20 years, of which the last 12 years has been related to batteries.

Bo Andrén
Scania

Engineering Director Battery Systems

Carl Tottie
Qualified Member of Netgroup

With over 20 years of experience, Carl specializes in building successful digital businesses and brands, currently serving as Mobility Industry Lead and Priority Client Leadat Valtech. In this role, Carl defines strategic direction, drive growth, and promote innovation by leveraging Valtech’s global expertise and collaborating with our partners and the vast ecosystem of the mobility sector.

He’s also very much engaged in the current client engagements within mobility, predominantly automotive, that are running in the Nordic region. In parallel, taking an active part in Netgroup’s development.

Charlotte Eisner
ZEEKR/CEVT

Head of Business Development

Chris Fogelklou
former at Polestar

Chris is a pragmatic engineering leader with a diverse portfolio of experiences spanning across several domains, including cybersecurity, embedded systems, automotive, mobile, and infotainment software. Some of his most strongly held opinions relate to how important it is for engineering teams and leaders to continuously improve their development experiences.

Christian Bering Pedersen
Holo

Christian Bering Pedersen is the CEO of Holo. Christian has a background in technology consulting before joining Holo in 2018, working for Devoteam and Accenture. Before becoming the CEO in 2020 he was the Director of Technology, Data and Operations at Holo. Christian has a Master’s Degree from the IT University of Copenhagen. As CEO Christian is focused on positioning Holo as the leading company for implementing autonomous systems on public roads and in the sky.

Christina Rux
WirelessCar

Christina Rux has worked for 25 years in global development projects at automotive OEMs such as Volkswagen AG, Volvo Cars, AB Volvo, and Daimler. During the last 10+ years she has been working as Solution Architect in Connected Vehicles’ programs where she has designed end-to-end solutions together with experts in the complex connected vehicle ecosystem inside and outside the OEM. Christina works at WirelessCar with Discovery and Advisory for vehicle OEMs.

Claes Winzell
Rise Research Institutes of Sweden

Claes Winzell is a senior and modern innovative leader with lots of energy and excellent communication and people skills. He contributes by driving change and transformation of knowledge based technology and industrial businesses, integration of organizations and develop business mindset, leadership and operations. He has long international experience from product and service based companies as well as comprehensive experience from international project management, business and negotiations.

Dina Koutsikouri
Gothenburg University

Dina Koutsikouri is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at the Department of Applied IT at Gothenburg University. Her research spans digital transformation, future of work, and human-AI collaboration. She is also program manager for the international master’s program in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

Dr Andrew Teylu
Vector

Andrew Teylu joined Vector in 2015 and leads a team of researchers in the area of software correctness and reliability; his team investigate techniques and construct tools to help other software engineers write better code and build safer systems. Prior to joining Vector, he worked on software verification for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, as well as obtaining a PhD in the verification of autonomous systems from Imperial College London. His research interests cover software correctness, software security, software verification, formal methods and mathematical logic.

Dr. Ana Magazinius
Polestar

Information Security Officer

Dr. Lars Völker
Technica Engineering

As a technical fellow, Lars leads the technical progress on different aspects in the areas of communication, security, and architectures. He was one of the first engineers working on Automotive Ethernet and is known for creating the SOME/IP standard, standardizing the first switch requirements, and starting the Automotive MACsec development. In the last years, he was heavily involved in different OEM firefighting projects as well as designing next-generation architectures of well-known OEMs. Lars is a frequent speaker and participates in different standardization.

Before joining Technica Engineering in 2019, Lars worked 9 years at BMW Group and created and standardized technologies like SOME/IP. As a Security Architect, Lars led different projects, including the introduction of Network Security technologies as well as the Key and Certificate Management for cars worldwide

Dr. Max Hoffmann
Etas

Senior Security Architect

Dr. Stephan C. Stilkerich
Infineon

Stephan C. Stilkerich received a Diploma degree and his Dr. rer. nat. in Computer Science from the University of Bonn. From 1999 to 2020 he held several research positions at Fraunhofer, DaimlerChrysler Research, EADS Research Lab Germany and Airbus Research for Computing and Computational Intelligence, working on avionic systems. In 2020 he joined Infineon to address the topics of Software Concepts and Computation; including the SDV.

Dr. Stilkerich served as program committe member and reviewer to several international conferences, symposia and workshops, including the Editorial Board of the Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, till 2022. He is an appointed advisor for research programs of the European Commission.

Erik Herzhauser
Bosch Engineering

Solution Consultant

Erik Rosén
Zenseact

Erik Rosén has a PhD in Theoretical Physics and a background from real-life safety research at Autoliv. Since 2017 he has been contributed to building the AI development platform at Zenuity and Zenseact in various leadership positions.

Erik Zeitler
Stream Analyze

Erik Zeitler holds a PhD from Uppsala University, where he performed research on highly scalable data stream management systems. He co-founded Stream Analyze, where he builds interactive analytics systems processing live machine data. Before Stream Analyze, Erik was responsible for building Klarna’s data infrastructure for analytics, Risk and ID services. He regularly serves as an expert advisor for research and development at the European Commission. As a software and data engineer, Erik is passionate about testability, continuous delivery, and versioning of everything.

Frédéric Merceron
Dassault Systèmes, France

Frederic Merceron is the Solution Director for the Transportation & Mobility industry at Dassault Systèmes. His role is to deliver industry-leading solutions for vehicle manufacturers (Cars, Trucks, Buses, Trains, Motorcycle and Racing) and suppliers to help them innovate, develop, test and produce new mobility experiences for their consumers.

After finishing his Master Degree as a mechanical engineer, he worked for KTI as an applications engineer in Knowledge Based Engineering, working with renowned customers such as Airbus, PSA, Valeo and Ford.

In 2000, Frederic joined Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA V5 Vehicle Architecture team and helped to introduce V5 solutions for preliminary design at several OEMs. After two years there, he took the leadership of the Vehicle Body-in-White (BiW) team; ensuring Car & Truck OEMs and Suppliers deployed best in class design engineering methodologies.

In January 2007, Frederic moved to SIMULIA, a new brand created after the acquisition of Abaqus, and took the lead of the center of competency. He then helped to develop DS’ SLM solution (Simulation Life cycle Management), strengthened by the additional acquisition 2 years later of Enginous.

Håkan Lutz
Luvly

Håkan Lutz is Founder and CEO of Luvly, the Swedish developer of civic-minded light urban vehicles (LUVs). Having spent his career developing groundbreaking transport alternatives, Håkan launched Luvly in 2015. Utilising patented technology and unique flatpack assembly methods, Luvly aspires to fundamentally change the urban transport ecosystem.

Håkan Sivencrona
Zenseact

Chief Safety Manager

Hans Arby
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

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

Harald Ruckriegel
Red Hat

Harald Ruckriegel, Global Automotive Industry Lead and Chief Technologist at Red Hat, is responsible for pairing Red Hat technologies with automotive requirements and developing industry relevant use cases. Harald joined Red Hat from the BMW Group, where he was a corporate strategist on the 360° Global Digitalization Strategy team and responsible for the overall IT strategy. He is passionate about open source, open innovation, open organization, and leading-edge software technologies.

Harikrishnan Radhakrishnan
Scania Group

Harikrishnan currently works as a System Architect within the Driver Systems Group at Scania. With a solid foundation in Mechatronics, he brings his passion for the automotive and transportation industry to life through his blog, autowist.substack.com, where he delves into a diverse array of topics, including Software-Defined Vehicles, Mobility Solutions, and Electrification. Beyond work and writing, he is an avid follower of the thrilling and fast-paced world of Formula 1.

Helena Sthral
Waye Digital

Digital Management Consultant

Jenny Lundahl
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Senior Researcher & Legal Expert

Joachim Schlosser
Elektrobit

Dr. Joachim Schlosser leads engineers at Elektrobit, consulting automotive companies on high-performance computing, architectures, lean/agile development, leadership and collaboration. His motivation is to support leaders and engineers to make the world a better place, to save energy and resources, and to innovate. Before that, he served ten years at MathWorks, maker of MATLAB & Simulink, and at BMW and other companies on consulting and research in simulation, embedded systems development, and design process analysis. Being a computer scientist, with a PhD from Technical University of Munich, he strives to bring together different disciplines and to create a creative environment.

Johan Yutaka Lundblad
KINTO Nordics & Baltics

CEO

Johanna Salomonsson Lind
Scania Group

Johanna Salomonsson Lind started her career at Scania as a participant in the Graduate Trainee Program. With a Degree in International Business (specialized in management and strategy), a background in sales of buses and coaches to large international bus operators and later responsible for Business Development for Buses & Coaches globally, driving the change towards a more Sustainable Transport system. Between 2020 and Feb 2023 she was the Managing Director of Scania Tanzania. Since 2023, Johanna has been responsible for People Transport Solutions globally for Scania.

Jonas Öberg
Scania

As Open Source Officer at Scania CV AB, Jonas Öberg is putting Open Source in support of a sustainable transport system. For 20 years, he has worked to develop the ecosystem of Open Source software, focusing on automation of compliance toolchains and removing obstacles that prevent open source from being employed in new areas. He has an extensive background from the Open Source community, working with the Shuttleworth Foundation, Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation Europe, the latter of which he co-founded in 2001.

Jonn Lantz
Volvo Trucks

Technical Leader in Agile Software Development

Kent Eric Lång
RISE

Senior Project Manager

Lars Forsman
Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Lars is a Senior Expert in Verification & Validation at Volvo Technology. He has over 20 years of experience within the company focusing digitalized development & simulation. In the beginning hands on as a simulation engineer, later leading simulation globally for cab development. He was part of setting up the Volvo development site in India and then continued into developing the complete flow from design to simulation results. Last years, his main tasks have been to set up the data flow from test vehicles, “from sensor to insight”, by also pioneering data analytics as an integrated tool in development. All this leads to faster iterations in development and verification why Lars also saw the need to embed requirement management in the same flow.

Lars Rosqvist
MathWorks

Lars Rosqvist is an engineering manager at MathWorks focusing on the automotive industry. He is based in the Gothenburg office in Sweden and supports customers using Model-Based Design and MATLAB across Europe. He is certified as a Functional Safety Professional by TÜV SÜD and supports clients with ISO 26262 certification. Prior to joining MathWorks, Lars worked as a software developer within the automotive industry, developing climate control systems. Lars has an M.Sc. in applied physics and electrical engineering from Linköpings Tekniska Högskola, Sweden.

lrosqvis@mathworks.com

Lena Hylving
University of Oslo

Lena Hylving is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo, Norway, and a  Senior Lecturer at Halmstad University. After working in the automotive industry for many years she decided to start studying why it was so tricky and challenging to take on digitalization in the transport sector.  Consequently, in the last 15 years, she has been studying the transportation sector trying to understand the complex processes and practices of digital innovation and digital transformation. Her recent research focus is on ethical consequences and practical wisdom in times of digitalization. Lena is also the program manager for the bachelor’s and master’s programs in Digital Economy and Leadership at the University of Oslo.

Liisa Andersson
Ruter AS

Project Manager

Linda Olofsson
SEC

Linda Olofsson, Director Swedish Electromobility Centre, has extensive experience in leading research and coordinating industrial parties and researchers to find common solutions to complex technical challenges. After her PhD, she started a company based on her research together with Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. She brought the experience from these years as vice president to RISE, where she held several leading roles before taking over the leadership of the Swedish Electromobility Center four years ago. During these years, the center has grown to almost double, which reflects the journey that the Electromobility area has made.

Malin Broqvist Andersson
Drive Sweden

Program Director

Martin Becker
MathWorks

Martin Becker is a principal application engineer for verification and validation workflows at MathWorks. He is an advocate of formal methods and static analysis, with more than 15 years of experience in embedded systems. In his daily work, Martin supports customers in a wide range of industries to efficiently produce embedded software while meeting safety and security standards. Prior to MathWorks, he worked as an avionics concepts engineer at Airbus, as research engineer at Tata Consultancy Services. Martin has a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in the domain of real-time computer systems at Technical University of Munich.

mbecker@mathworks.com

Michael Fait
Thoughtworks

Michael is a software developer, principal consultant, and Head of Software Defined Vehicles, Europe at Thoughtworks. Over the years he delivered projects in various domains and industries and since 2018 he focuses on the development of in-vehicle software.

Miroslaw Staron
University of Gothenburg

Miroslaw Staron is a professor in software engineering at University of Gothenburg. Prof. Staron specializes in software quality, measurements, safety-critical systems and software architecture and has published over 200 articles and three books. Prof. Staron is associate editor of IEEE Software (in the area of Automotive Software), Elsevier Information and Software Technology and Elsevier’s Journal of Software Architectures. His current research interests include applications of artificial intelligence in software engineering, automotive software and intensive care units.

Niclas Österling
Unikie Sweden

Managing Director

Niels Berger
Zenseact

Niels is the product owner for the Safe Trajectory Planning area at Zenseact. Zenseact a software company that builds an end-to-end stack for ADAS and AD and will be out on the market with their product for the first time in the Polestar 3 and Volvo EX90 vehicles.

Safe Trajectory Planning is responsible for keeping the vehicle’s active driver safe by intervening when they are no longer deemed capable to handle the dynamic driving task. The active driver can be a human driver in case of ADAS, or another system driving the car in case of ADS. The area is therefore at the core of Zenseact’s mission: towards 0 fatalities and injuries in traffic.

Niels has previously worked as a software engineer on different ADAS products and has an MSc in Systems and Control from Delft University of Technology.

Niels Jonsson
Semcon Sweden

Senior ESS & Electromobility Engineer

Nils Sahlberg
Stream Analyze

Nils Sahlberg is Heading Stream Analyze Industrial Business Development, as Vice President. With experience from industrial companies as Sandvik, Alfa Laval, and Saab – he joined the award winning scale-up back in 2020. The company has gained recognition as one of Sweden’s leading Tech scale-ups, and EU is supporting Stream Analyze technology to redefine market standards and fuel Europe’s innovation landscape within both the Automotive sector as well as others. Nils is a Uppsala University alumni within Engineering Space Physics – with a professional background from Innovation, Strategy, and Product Management.

Pedro Lopez
RTI (Real time innovations)

Pedro López Estepa is the Director of Automotive at Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the largest software framework company for autonomous systems, where he guides the automotive team on the journey to lead software defined vehicle communication. Pedro has more than 10 years of automotive market strategy and engineering experience. Pedro is a member of The Connected Vehicle Systems Alliance (COVESA) Board of Directors and consulting staff at the  Spanish Association of Autonomous Vehicle (AEVAC) where he contributes as an expert in Software-defined Vehicles and Autonomous Systems. Pedro holds a MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Granada and an International Master of Business Administration degree from the Politecnico di Milano.

Peter Janevik
AstaZero

CEO

Ric Vicari
Upstream Auto

VP, EMEA

Rikard Mäki
Boliden

Manager Autonomous Hauling Project Department (AHS Project)

Robin van der Made
Siemens Digital Industries Software

Robin van der Made is Director Product Management AV at Siemens Digital Industries Software – Simulation and Test Solutions. He received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2000 and shortly after moved to the USA where he became an onsite engineering consultant for TASS International. In 2005 he became the engineer manager of the TASS International USA office and moved back to the Netherlands in 2007 to join the Product Management team. Since the acquisition by Siemens, his team of product managers and application engineers serve the automotive industry with software and hardware products, knowledge, and experience to design and validate Autonomous Vehicle systems for optimal safety and comfort.

Sabina Söderstjerna
Einride

Sabina is passionate about sustainability and joined Einride in 2018 largely due to the mission of making earth a better place. For the last 6 years Sabina has witnessed the company’s journey from startup to scaleup through multiple positions in the company and since 2020 she has been a Product Manager for Einride’s pure software products. With a bachelor’s degree in engineering mathematics and a master’s in sustainable energy systems from Chalmers University she brings with her holistic thinking and problem solving skills that she utilises on a day-to-day basis.

Samir Bhagwat
Intrepid Control Systems Inc

Director of Quality Assurance

Shane O’Mahony
Analog Devices

Shane graduated from University College Cork in 1999 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining Analog Devices as a radio designer, Shane spent 5 years as a Microwave Engineer.

Within ADI, he has held a number of roles, including as Design Lead of ultra-high performance radios for the smart metering market. More recently, Shane has driven technical marketing for the ADI Wireless Battery Management Systems (BMS) and is currently Director of Marketing within the vehicle electrification group. In this role, Shane has had the privilege of partnering with many automotive OEMs and Tier 1s to fully appreciate the system-level and sustainability benefits of wireless battery management.

Sigma Dolins
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Researcher

Sofia Ohnell
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Sofia Ohnell has a background in transport systems and logistics. She has held strategic, senior roles in both the automotive industry and currently at RISE. At RISE, Sofia leads Business and Innovation Area Mobility to drive strategic partnerships and develop new business with customers and partners to contribute to the RISE vision – a competitive business community and a sustainable society. Her business and innovation area comprises fossil free powertrain in vehicles/machines/aircraft and charging/re-fuelling infrastructure, energy efficient production, autonomous applications, and mobility services.

Stefan Pettersson
RISE

Stefan Pettersson has a M.Sc. in Automation Engineering and a Ph.D. in Control Engineering and became an Associate Professor in Control Engineering at Chalmers University in 2004. During 2006-2009 Stefan worked in the automotive industry at Volvo Technology. Since 2009, he is the Director of Electromobility at RISE, where he leads a group of researchers and has a responsibility for a large portfolio of electromobility projects. He is also the focus area manager of Energy and Environment for Mobility, which is a cross-functional role at RISE. In 2017, Stefan became an adjunct Professor at Chalmers University of Technology. Stefan has recently been acknowledged as top 2% of the most cited researchers in the world.

Ta Tran Minh
FPT Automotive

Ta Tran Minh is an experienced professional with 15 years of work experience in the FPT Software and Automotive industry. He has been associated with FPT Software since 2007 and has held various leadership roles in the company. Ta Tran Minh started his journey as a Project Manager and Division Leader for In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) from 2007 to 2009. He then served as the General Manager for the Business Unit focused on Embedded Software from 2010 to 2015. Later, he became the Deputy Director of FPT Global Automotive from 2016 to 2019, and in 2020, he was promoted to the position of Director of FPT Global Automotive. Ta Tran Minh was also the Vice President of FPT Software and the Delivery Head of FPT Global Automotive & Manufacturing, a position he had held since 2021. With his extensive experience in the industry, Ta Tran Minh has demonstrated strong leadership and a deep understanding of the Automotive sector. From December 13th 2023, Minh takes role of COO, FPT Automotive.

Timo Kero
AstaZero

Dr. Timo Kero is CTO at AstaZero and a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, from where he also holds his Ph.D degree from. Over his career, he has been involved in most of the main phases of a product realization process and has also therefore created an understanding of how challenging it can be in reality to develop and manufacture a product of extreme complexity. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for platform development and modularization at Volvo GTT. That has been an important part in understanding the many challenges in the AD area where AstaZero has a leading role and contributes for developing testing and testing for safer and more efficient vehicles.

Tomas Bodeklint
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Research and Business Developer

Ulrich Wurstbauer
Luxoft

Dr. Ulrich Wurstbauer is chief technologist for autonomous driving at Luxoft. His global role’s responsibility covers strategic developments in the field of autonomous vehicles, AD function development and virtual validation

Viktor Olejnik
Voi Technology

Country Manager Sweden

Vishnu Rajanikanth
Volvo CampX

Senior Innovation Manager

Vitali Anselm
NI

Current job/responsibilities

Vitali started at NI in 2019 and is continuously driving forward NI’s strategy in ADAS/AD domain.

As an Automotive Business Development Manager, he is focused on ADAS and Autonomous Driving related applications, from development through the testing.  In this role, he is responsible for launching start-up operations in new emerging markets and developing and executing go-to-market strategies to successfully penetrate new markets for target applications in automotive, while driving deeper relationships in automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers

Professional career

From previous roles in automotive domain, he brings technical and sales experience from Software and Application Engineering and Technical Sales

Education/ Academic studies

He holds a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Dortmund and is a co-owner of a patent for a state-of-the-art radar testing solution.

“Vitali started at NI in 2019 and is driving forward NI’s strategy in ADAS/AD from development to production test. As a Business Development Manager, he is responsible for launching start-up operations in emerging markets, developing and executing go-to-market strategies to penetrate new areas in automotive, while driving deeper relationships with OEMs and Tier 1s. Both technical and sales experience have been acquired from his previous roles in Software and Application Engineering and Technical Sales. He holds a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Dortmund and is a co-owner of a patent for a state-of-the-art radar testing solution.”

Vivetha Joshna Natterjee
CEVT

Vivetha Natterjee currently works as AD Specialist at CEVT, A Geely Holding Company that offers mobility services. She has over a decade of experience working with Autonomous Vehicles and Safety from Volvo Trucks and Volvo Cars. Autonomous Harbour Trucks and Robotaxi for Cars being some of the key projects she has been part of. With her background in Robotics she strongly believes that Safe Autonomous Vehicles be it L3 or L4 can share the traffic along with Human Drivers and aims to realize Autonomous transport with the help of AI