Keynote: Helge Neuner
Head of Automated Driving, Group Research
Volkswagen AG, Germany
Keynote: Arianne Walker
Chief Evangelist for Alexa Auto
Amazon, United States
Arianne Walker is the Chief Evangelist for Alexa Auto at Amazon, where she helps educate automakers and device makers about voice. Prior to that, she was head of automotive industry strategy at Oracle Data Cloud where she helped automotive marketers discover and implement the best possible audience strategies for their marketing efforts. Her automotive background began at JD Power, where she spent a dozen years providing direction on automotive marketing industry trends. Before getting into the automotive space, she did research for colleges and universities to help support administrative planning and decision-making. Arianne has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and an MA and PhD in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA.
Keynote: Sasko Cuklev
Director Autonomous Solutions
Sasko started to work at Volvo in 1994 and since then he have had several different roles within different parts of the Volvo Group where off the last 10 years in different managerial positions. For the last 4 years he has been heavily involved in the implementation of our autonomous solutions. Today Sasko has the role as Director Autonomous Solutions at Volvo Trucks, with focus on the commercial activities related to autonomous solutions as well as setting the strategy, business plans, roadmaps, etc…
Keynote: Kjell-Arne Wold
Project Manager e-tron
Kjell-Arne Wold is a Norwegian national but lives in Munich. He started working for Tesla back in 2010 and was among the first employees in Europe. Has held various roles in Tesla, lastly Head of Delivery Operations for North Europe. He left the company in 2017 and started working for Audi in March 2018. Kjell-Arne Wold is very passionate about cars and has lived the “BEV lifestyle” since 2009.
Keynote: Tim Woods
Autonomous Vehicle Alliance
Tim Woods is a Founding Partner of POCO labs a Product Development and Consumer Research Company. Mr. Woods, is also the General Manager of the Autonomous Vehicle Alliance a non-profit collaborative research organization focused on Cities, Business and Consumers. The purpose of the Alliance is to identify the opportunities around Use Cases and Value Propositions for L4 and L5 Autonomous Vehicles. Tim is a nationally recognized consultant with over 25 years of experience, working to drive innovation and the appropriate use of technology in products and services. He is a respected source of information to the media and has appeared on The Science Channel, Food Network, HGTV, CNN and others as a resource to discuss the future and technology.
Keynote: Marc Llistosella
Marc Llistosella is an experienced automotive Top Executive with a long track record in greenfield projects, turnaround management and leading organizations of up to 15.000 people as CEO and managing director. His presentation will cover the transportation sector for freight and people technological areas as electric and fuel cell, but also the question of our all perspective on it and the question how the industry could develop, this includes multiple aspects commercial, technology, society, politics and each of us individually.
Keynote: Dr. Philippe Gyan
Innovation Pilot Battery System Modeling, Research Engineer
Philippe Gyan graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon with a Master of Science in 1998, and with a Ph.D in 2003, in Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Thermal Management. He worked then at Renault Mechanical Department, on the deployment of calculation tools for vehicle performances and fuel economy. Since 2008, he has been working in the Research Department at Renault, on power train sizing for Electric Vehicles, on battery electrical, thermal, and ageing modeling. He has been involved in several French national and European collaborative projects SIMSTOCK, SIMCAL, MOBICUS, and MAT4BAT, on battery ageing modeling, with several publications.
Keynote: Alena Keck
MHP Porsche, Germany
Alena Keck is a Lean-Agile Enterprise Transformation Leader with over 12 years of experience in the automotive industry. Her vision is to help Automotive industry to reinvent itself and solve its toughest challenges by tapping into the power of Lean-Agile Transformation. Alena held different international positions at one of the leading automotive companies Daimler AG and its financial services provider. She started her agile journey at the Daimler’s corporate incubator and innovation hub “Daimler Business Innovation”, known as “Lab 1886”. Later on she was a strong catalyst of Scaled Agile Transformation at the Digital Solution Center at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA. After that as part of Engineering leadership team Alena shaped Lean-Agile Transformation journey for Advanced Safety and User Experience product line at Aptiv, helping large co-located and distributed engineering program teams to leverage the benefits of lean and agile principles in complex embedded system environment. Currently Senior Manager at MHP – A Porsche Company she is supporting Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) of a premium OEM, connecting the transformation to the long-term enterprise strategy.
Alena is actively promoting agility in automotive because of her strong believe that automotive industry should be transformed as an ecosystem, focusing on frequent integration points between OEMs and suppliers and establishing new cross-company collaboration models through agile contracts and partnerships.
Keynote: Quin Garcia
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Autotech Ventures, U.S.A
Quin Garcia brings to Autotech a passion for enabling the success of mobility entrepreneurs by advising them on business development, recruitment, fundraising, and competitive differentiation. Raised in Silicon Valley, Quin is a lifelong “car guy” who has spent his career solving transportation problems with technology. He has dedicated his career to using technology to create safe, equitable, convenient, clean transportation for all. In addition to his work with Autotech Ventures portfolio companies, Quin has served in his personal capacity as a Board Director, Board Observer, or Advisory Board member at numerous mobility startups, including Lyft, Peloton Technology, and Connected Signals. He was part of the founding team at the electric vehicle infrastructure start-up Better Place, responsible for partnerships with automakers and parts suppliers while living in Israel, Japan, and China. Quin holds a MS degree in Management Science and Automotive Engineering from Stanford and a BS degree with High Honors in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell. Quin speaks English, Spanish, and Chinese and enjoys driving race cars.
Keynote: Ödgärd Andersson
Ödgärd Andersson is the CEO of Zenseact, a company with the mission to create software for autonomous cars and next generation advanced driver support enabling the next big step in automotive safety. Zenseact is approximately 500 people in Göteborg, Shanghai and Silicon Valley developing and launching advanced algorithms based on artificial intelligence and machine learning, with their owner Volvo Car Group as the lead customer. Zenseact is also opening up for new software players to innovate and integrate on the Zenseact platform.
Ödgärd joined Zenseact Nov 2020, and prior to that was the Chief Digital Officer at Volvo Cars, with the mission to create the digital solutions to move the business online, to redefine partnerships strategies and to rearchitect electronics and software to enable a car that keeps improving over its lifetime with the new business models in mind. This resulted in the world’s first android system embedded into the cars which was developed in collaboration with Google, enabling built in and real time updated google maps, google assistant and playstore. This in combination with a radical simplification of the user interface puts the user rather than the car in focus. It also resulted in a new electronics and software architecture supporting the massive growth of software functionality, downloaded over the air, which is the foundation of the future software defined car and autonomous drive.
Before moving into the automotive industry in 2016, Ödgärd was the head of Ericsson in Göteborg as well as the global VP of packet core, with developers in Sweden, China and Spain. Ödgärd spent 20 years in telecommunications in Ericsson AB located in Sweden and Silicon Valley and was a part of the journey of telecom networks transforming from hardware based products to software and services, embedded as well as cloud based. As the industry transformed focus was on leading development organizations in the transformation of competence and processes to agility in development of products and business. Moving from large customer projects to a software pipeline with continuous deployment of customer value.
Ödgärd holds a Master of Science Degree from Chalmers University of Technology and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Keynote: Rami Debouk
Rami Debouk joined General Motors Global Research and Development Center in Warren, Michigan, USA in 2000 after receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently a GM Technical Fellow with research interests in system safety methods and techniques, system of systems, failure diagnosis, and fault tolerant systems.
Rami represents the US as a Technical Expert in the development of the functional safety – road vehicles standard ISO 26262, ISO 21448 standard on Safety Of The Intended Functionality (SOTIF) and ISO TS5083, road vehicles – safety for automated driving systems: design, verification and validation. He was the recipient of the 2014 Society of Automotive Engineers / InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award for his involvement in developing and implementing safety processes and standards since 2001
Rami has delivered many keynote speeches in the area of functional safety, published more than 40 referred technical papers and holds 12 patents and 6 trade secrets to his name. He is a Fellow of both the Society of Automotive Engineers and the International System Safety Society and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Keynote: Helena Holmström Olsson
Helena Holmström Olsson is a professor in Computer Science at Malmö University, Sweden and a senior researcher in Software Center (www.software-center.se). In Software Center, she conducts research in close collaboration with 18 companies in the embedded systems domain (companies in e.g. telecom, automotive, defense, manufacturing, packaging, surveillance and logistics). In addition, her research collaborations involve companies in the online domain. She has a PhD degree in Informatics from University of Gothenburg, Sweden from 2004 and she was a Post doc researcher in LERO (the Irish Software Research Center) at University of Limerick, Ireland in 2004 – 2006. During her career, she has been active at a number of Swedish and international universities.
Her research interests and expertise include engineering aspects of AI systems, data driven development practices (e.g., A/B testing), large-scale agile development, data management, software and business ecosystems, business agility, digitalization and digital transformation of the embedded systems domain (including new digital business models). Her research is published in e.g. Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution, IEEE Software, Information and Software Technology, International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Software Engineering Advanced Applications (SEAA), International Conference on Software and System Processes (ICSSP), International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (QUATIC), Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC). In addition, she has published in Information Systems venues such as e.g., MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Management and International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). She was part of the organizing team for ‘WAIN: 1st Workshop on AI Engineering – Software Engineering for AI’ (2021) and part of the guest editor team for the IEEE Software Special Issue on ‘AI Engineering – Realizing the Potential of AI’ (2022).
Helena is a fellow member of the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA) and a board member of Malmö University, Sweden. You can contact her at email@example.com
Keynote: Markus Tschersich
Dr. Markus Tschersich is heading the Security & Privacy Research and Governance team in the central Cybersecurity Competence Center at Continental. He is involved in regulation and standardization activities in the fields of Security & Privacy in the context of Automotive products. In this role he is member of the German delegation of ISO TC22/SC32/WG11 that was in charge to work on the ISO/SAE 21434 Cybersecurity Engineering. In the regulatory environment, he is CLEPA delegate in the UN Task Force on Cybersecurity/OTA issues and he is piloting the CLEPA Taskforce on Cybersecurity. Based on this, he is driving the internal process implementation for these topics at Continental. He holds a doctoral degree of the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. His thesis was about the Impact of Privacy by Default, as required by the GDPR, on social network sites. At his time at the Goethe University he was involved in several EU Research Projects. He was part of the coordinating team for the FP7 project PICOS and ABC4Trust.
Keynote: Matthew Avery
Director of Insurance Research
Matthew is Director of Research at Thatcham Research. His current role involves liaison with Insurers, vehicle manufacturers, legislators and global NCAP initiatives in all aspects of crash testing, with a view to encouraging safer designs and more cost effective vehicle repair.Matthew has led much of the research work into ADAS testing, is a board member of Euro NCAP and has been pivotal in the definition of test procedures to evaluate Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems (AEB) – these tests now being integrated into the UK Insurance Group Rating system and Euro NCAP and include pedestrian and cyclist detection crashes. His latest work has supported the development of new Lane Support and Junction Crash prevention test procedures.
Matthew acts as a key technical advisor for the UK Insurers and works with the Association of British Insurers advising in new assisted and automated driving technology and its future implications feeding into new UK Government Legalisation around autonomous cars. Matthew was awarded the prestigious Prince Michael of Kent 2009 Premier Safety Award in recognition of his pioneering work in vehicle safety. In 2011 he was awarded the US Government Special Award of Appreciation for his contribution to the field of traffic safety and in 2016 his team achieved the Global NCAP award for its pioneering work in AEB and most recently, reached number 21 on the ABP Power list a list of the top 40 most influential people associated within the insurance body repair industry.
Educated at Bournemouth University, prior to joining Thatcham, Matthew worked briefly at British Airways Engineering before moving to the Atomic Energy Authority. He has authored papers in the area of crash research and injury prevention and is married with two children who always adjust their head restraints!
Keynote: Nastaran Matthes
Agile Transformation Strategy
Nastaran Matthes is an agile practitioner, lean startup coach, and creative product leader with a reputation for delivering results in startups. Her passion is to apply agile values and principles to create business value for innovative and fast-growing software companies. Before she joins to CARIAD as a agile product manager, Nastaran has supported the transition of large Software Development projects from the traditional way of working to a more customer-focused and agile one in different industries. Previously as CEO and co-founder, she managed successfully to implement innovative ideas into market-ready products using lean startup and agile practices. Nastaran is based in Munich and loves to travel by train across Europe
Alexandra has first been getting in touch with Agile ways while working at Audi in 2011. She has been trying out Scrum in a small development team responsible for the tayloring of a process and workflow tool in a software department. While working for BMW she has been trying out Agile ways in different circumstances: engine development, electrification and kombi cluster development. Always embedded systems not pure software. Also Alex is an experienced moderator as well as project manager. She has been working in different automotive setups since 2006. She has studied macro economics and sociology at the RWTH Aachen graduating in 2007.
Business Development Manager
Vector Informatik, Germany
After graduating from the Technical College of Esslingen with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Alfred Kless initially worked for ALCATEL where his roles included team leader for software development and business development of test systems. Since May 2004, he has been employed at Vector Informatik in Stuttgart as Business Development Manager for the product lines “Measurement & Calibration” and “Network Interfaces“ for ADAS solutions.
Product Strategy Consultant
Ali has a PhD for researching in the field of software engineering and software quality. For the last 10 years, Ali has been working with many Swedish and global companies mainly in the automotive industry. He has worked as process and enterprise architect, business analyst, product owner and strategy consultant in several areas including Cyber Security and Functional Safety.
Aljoscha Lautenbach is a consultant at the Swedish engineering company Evidente which focuses on key aspects of embedded systems development. Aljoscha is Evidente’s lead engineer in the area of cybersecurity, and he has worked with topics ranging from risk assessment to security architecture, design and implementation. He also represents Evidente in the Swedish ISO committee for the joint ISO/SAE standard 21434 on cybersecurity engineering for road vehicles and is a co-author of the HEAVENS risk assessment model mentioned in SAE’s cybersecurity guidebook J3061. Aljoscha holds a BSc in Knowledge Engineering from Maastricht University, a MSc in Computer Systems and Networks from Chalmers University of Technology, and he is in the final phase of his PhD in automotive cybersecurity at Chalmers.
Senior business consultant
Ana Magazinius is a senior business consultant within product cybersecurity at Volvo Group. She holds a PhD from Chalmers University of Technology and has seven years’ experience as a senior researcher involved in projects within cybersecurity in vehicle industry. She is joining VECS’22 due to her passion for securing the vehicles of tomorrow, and belief that the way forward lies in collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Anna Börjesson Sandberg
Senior Director Product Creation & Operation Development
In 2016, Armin Müller founded Emm! Solutions to develop new mobility systems. His customers include system suppliers to the automotive industry and automation companies in production and logistics.
The core competencies are overall system development with system engineering and functional safety.
Between 2006 and 2015 he was with Dr. Ing. h. c .F.Porsche AG Vice President Vehicles and Innovation. The consistent focus during this period was on the vehicle concept supported by the virtual vehicle, package and protoype construction, pre-development and common parts and modular tool kit management.
From 2000 to 2006 he worked for ZF Friedrichshafen AG in the Chassis Business Unit as Vice President Global Chassis Development.
Armin Müller started working within the automotive and mobility industry in 1987. He delivered his first successful results as Project Leader Electronic Stability Program by developing ESP technology. For this innovation, Armin was awarded the Dieselring VDM in 2000, the Prof. Ferdinand Porsche Award in 1999, Discover Magazin Award in 1998 and the Henry Ford II Award in 1995.
Chapter Lead Software Architecture
Benny Fondén has worked with Electrical and Software architecture for vehicles for more than 15 years. In the beginning of his professional life, Benny worked as a software engineer in IT systems for defense and telecom systems. After moving over to the automotive industry, Benny quickly ended up working with logical architecture. He experienced a relapse to the IT industry in 2011 before joining NEVS in 2016. At NEVS Benny is responsible for strategies and resources for vehicle software architecture.
Carlo van Driesden
Systems Architect for Virtual Test & Validation
Dr. Christian Berger
University of Gothenburg
Dr. Christian Berger is Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Gothenburg, Sweden and received his Ph.D. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2010. He coordinated the project for the vehicle “Caroline”, which participated in the world’s first urban robot race 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge Final. He co-led the Chalmers Truck Team during the 2016 Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC). His research expertise is on architecting complex and distributed realtime software systems, micro-services for embedded systems and cyber-physical systems, and continuous integration/deployment/experimentation.
Business Development Director, EMEA
Green Hills Software
Chris Tubbs is an industry veteran with 46 years’ experience in the Avionics, Simulation, Medical, Automotive and Software Industries. After 15 years in the Aerospace industry managing safety critical systems, he co- founded companies in the Simulation and Medical Imaging markets in the roles of Commercial and Managing Director. He then spent eight years in the Automotive industry in Germany and Holland as a Development and Business Development Manager after which he joined Green Hills Software in 2008. Chris was promoted to Director of Business Development EMEA in 2012 since when he has specialized in Safety and Security. Chris is also a published best-selling author.
Darko Durisic, PhD, is a Product Manager for the Complete System Architecture at Volvo Cars. He received his PhD from the University of Gothenburg in 2017 in the area of software architectural design. Dr. Durisic worked with the design of automotive system architectures for more than 10 years and was also representing Volvo Cars in the modelling group of the AUTOSAR consortium. Currently, he leads two teams of architects designing high level architectural solutions for the future Volvo cars. He was also a part time teacher at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg and currently teaching at the Kristiania University College in the areas of software architecture and agile software development.
Manager Architecture & Technology Integration
Senior Audio Technologist
Analog Devices, Germany
Dietmar Ruwisch studied physics in Münster, Germany, and received his doctorate in 1998 with a thesis on Artificial Neural Networks. Since then his key area has been on audio signal processing, where he holds several patents. His focus is on improving the quality of audio communication – whether between humans or with a machine – and the corresponding processing of microphone and microphone arrays signals. Dietmar joined Analog Devices in 2020.
Head of Unit Clean Vehicles and Fuels
City of Stockholm
Eva Sunnerstedt from the Environment and Health Administration within the City of Stockholm is appointed as head of unit for the clean vehicles and fuels program within the city. Eva Sunnerstedt has a large knowledge within the fields of clean vehicles and fuels and has been appointed as a national expert in this field at various occasions. She is currently in charge of the City of Stockholms EV strategy and is responsible for the establishing of on-street charging for EVs in Stockholm. Eva has experiences from many EC funded project within the transport and clean vehicles field, currently she is involved in the GrowSmarter Smart City project and the CIVITAS Eccentric-project. She has also experiences from working within other traffic issues such as environmental zones, goods distribution and environmental effects of new and existing roads, planning of the new Royal Sea Port Area in Stockholm. Eva Sunnerstedt has been involved in many public procurements of clean vehicles and fuels and she managed the nationwide procurement of electric cars and vans in Sweden.
Chief Engineer – ESS Functions & BMS, Electromobility Department
Dr. Faisal Altaf is currently working as Principal Research Engineer & Project Manager at Electromobility department of Volvo Group Sweden where he is leading various activities related to next generation BMS development for range of automotive applications. Dr. Altaf got his PhD in Control Systems from Chalmers University of Technology Sweden. His R&D interests are in general at the intersection of battery systems, control engineering, power electronics, and system engineering with special focus on model-based control software for advanced BMS in automotive applications. He has been involved in various R&D and product development activities related to mechatronics and automatic control systems for more than 14 years, where last 9 years of design experience is focused on BMS and battery control functions. He has published many research articles and filed several patents within this area.
Dr. Francesco Costagliola
Product Owner AD/ADAS software in Loop Environments
Francesco has a Ph.D. in Radio Astronomy from Chalmers University of Technology and started working at Volvo Cars in 2017 as Research Coordinator for Active Safety CAE in the Autonomous Drive Department. He has led several research projects in the area of mixed-reality testing, scenario-based testing, test automation, and test validation. Since 2019 he is Product Owner of AD/ADAS software in loop environments in the Safe Vehicle Automation Solution. He is leading the development of virtual environments for the verification and validation of autonomous software, including closed-loop traffic simulations, sensor simulations, and mixed-reality driver in loop simulations.
Ph. D, Senior Technology Specialist
Fredrik Sandblom has been working with ADAS and Automation at the Volvo Group since 2005, the last 8 years in different specialist and advisory positions. He has several patents and a PhD in signal processing, and is the Research Area Director for Systems for Accident Prevention and Automated Driving at SAFER – the vehicle and traffic centre at Chalmers university of technology. He has a background in sensing, estimation and fusion but in his recent positions has turned his attention towards the design and assurance of safety components in automated driving systems.
Senior Consultant - Wireless Charging
During the last six years Gabriel Samuelsson has worked with Wireless Charging development for Qualcomm Halo and CEVT. He has designed and integrated wireless charging systems for many vehicles such as the LYNK&CO 01 and the BMW i8 Formula E safety car. He is also the inventor of several patents in the field of magnetic design for wireless charging. Samuelsson has more than 10 years of experience in Automotive from Autoliv, Volvo Cars and Think where he was part of a small team that developed the first fully homologated electric vehicle in Europe. He has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Royal Institute of Technology and Chalmers University in Sweden.
Automotive Industry Manager EMEA
Gaurav Tomar works as the Automotive Industry Marketing Manager across EMEA. Working with both engineers and senior managers in Automotive companies, he focuses on identifying how existing design flows can be improved and the steps that can be taken to reduce development times, encourage innovation, and increase agility. His technical background includes system development workflows with a focus on software, and he has worked with key customers in European region on ADAS & automated driving, deep learning, image processing and computer vision applications. In addition to representing the state-of-the-art of how MathWorks tools can be applied in automotive workflows today, Gaurav also seeks to identify areas where MathWorks should invest further to improve the tools for the future, working with the product development teams to define requirements for future releases.
Hans Alminger studied a Master of Science Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. From 1990 he has worked in the research & development area in various positions at Volvo Cars, including Head of Systems Architecture and Director of the department Diagnostics and ECU Platform. Since 2018 he is Product Manager in Volvo Cars SAFE implementation leading the ART Enabling Base Technologies.
Dr. Jan Bosch
Professor of Software Engineering
Chalmers University of Technology
Jan Bosch is professor at Chalmers University Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and director of the Software Center (www.software-center.se), a strategic partner-funded collaboration between 17 large European companies (including Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Saab Defense, Scania, Siemens and Bosch) and five universities focused on digitalization. Earlier, he worked as Vice President Engineering Process at Intuit Inc where he also led Intuit’s Open Innovation efforts and headed the central mobile technologies team. Before Intuit, he was head of the Software and Application Technologies Laboratory at Nokia Research Center, Finland. Prior to joining Nokia, he headed the software engineering research group at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He received a MSc degree from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and a PhD degree from Lund University, Sweden.
His research activities include digitalisation, evidence-based development, business ecosystems, artificial intelligence and machine/deep learning, software architecture, software product families and software variability management. He is the author of several books including “Design and Use of Software Architectures: Adopting and Evolving a Product Line Approach” published by Pearson Education (Addison-Wesley & ACM Press) and ÒSpeed, Data and Ecosystems: Excelling in a Software-Driven WorldÓ published by Taylor and Francis, editor of several books and volumes and author of hundreds of research articles. He is editor for Journal of Systems and Software as well as Science of Computer Programming, chaired several conferences as general and program chair, served on numerous program committees and organised countless workshops. Jan is a fellow member of the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA) and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science.
Jan serves on the boards of IVER, Peltarion and Burt Intelligence and on the advisory boards of Assia Inc. in Redwood City, CA and Pure Systems GmbH (Germany). Earlier he was chairman of the board of Auqtus, Fidesmo and Remente. In the startup space, Jan is an angel investor in several startup companies. He also runs a boutique consulting firm, Boschonian AB, that offers its clients support around the implications of digitalization including the management of R&D and innovation. For more information see his website: www.janbosch.com.
Jan has spent the last 4 years taking part in the development of AVs for the public transport, aiming to put the driver outside the vehicle. Prior to that Jan has spent 20 years in freight logistics and the last 12 years in public transport logistics, mainly train and buses, as Business area manager, Business developer etc.
Javier Vazquez Vidal
Senior Product Security and Hardware manager
Javier Vazquez Vidal is a Hardware Security Specialist who has more than 10 years of experience in the automotive field. He has worked architecting, designing and testing vehicle security and systems at companies such as Daimler, Tesla, Code White and NIO, and is currently working at Byton as Senior Product Security and Hardware manager. In addition, he has been conducting Security research in the automotive field and developing attacks and open source tools for this topic, such as the ECU tool, the CHT and the CANBadger, as well as spoken about Vehicle Security at several Security Conferences such as DEFCON, BlackHat, NullCon and Hardwear.io. He is also part of the team that won the DEFCON Car Hacking Village “Capture The Flag” competition for two years.
Joakim Olsson is currently working as a product owner for complete feature verification of cruising and HAD features at Zenuity and has a background within development of precautionary algorithms for AD software.
Principal Engineer SW & Acting Product Owner Propulsion CI/CD
Volvo Car Corporation
Johannes Foufas worked at Volvo Trucks 8 years prior to Volvo Car Corporation. He introduced sil tests with QTronic at Volvo Cars 2014 with the introduction of SCR diesel algorithms, Won Volvo Cars Technology Award 2017 for Propulsion SIL together with Andreas Junghanns and Mikael Törmänen , first Simulink embedded code project in git/gerrit/zuul at Volvo Cars 2018. In his presentation you will learn how we moved from Jenkins CI to ZUUL v3 using ansible playbooks and docker containers handled by Kubernetes. He will also show the tool chain they have chosen for model based code generation and how they build domain sils for test purposes.
Jon Lindén is CEO and co-founder of Ekkono Solutions. Mr Lindén has a successful history as serial entrepreneur, where among his previous endeavors he co-founded Procera Networks that went from scratch to Silicon Valley headquarters, NASDAQ IPO, and more than $100M in global sales to telecom operators during his time with the company.
Vice President Electromobility Product Management
Jonas Odermalm joined Volvo Group 25 years ago, initially within the Product Development, focusing on project management and product planning. Since 2012 Jonas has held different positions within Product Strategy and Business Development with focus on strategies in the Construction and City Distribution segments at Volvo Trucks Head Quarter in Gothenburg, Sweden. In his current position he leads the work to develop and define Volvo Trucks global Electromobility Product Strategy.
Karolina Bjurehed is working within Volvo Car Groups Digital unit. She is working with Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, specializing in startup partnerships, startup collaboration and new tech. Karolina has long experience from both Telecom and Connectivity.
Commercial Project Manager Autonomous Solutions
Business Development Manager
Mahmoud Wahby is a Business Development Manager for Electric Vehicles Test at National Instruments. He has been at National Instruments for 9 years holding multiple roles in product development and product management in Canada and the US. He has over 15 years of experience in electronics design, test and measurement. He has a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering and an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, he also received Masters degree in Business Strategy from Harvard University.
Senior Change Leader targeting Product Creation
Maria Hansson is a senior Change Leader targeting Product Creation within Volvo Cars. Her main focus is directed to drive the agile transformation. Maria has previously been leading different change efforts paving the way for the current agile transformation. She holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and have held a number of managerial positions within the organization over 25 years.
Chapter Lead Physical EE Architecture & Acting Chapter Lead Electronics
Martin is working in automotive since 2001. He started in Systems engineering at SAAB Automobile. After several different roles both domestic and abroad during the SAAB-period he joined a newly formed consultant company after the bankruptcy of SAAB Automobile. He was hired at NEVS in 2015 and now has the role as Director (Chapterlead) for E/E Physical Architecture and acting Chapterlead for Electronics.
Senior Manager Powertrain Systems Business Development
Infineon Technologies, Germany
Senior Vice President - Integrated Electrical
Siemens Digital Industries Software
Martin has a Masters Degree in Materials Science from Brunel in the UK and commercial training from INSEAD in France. He held successive roles at Raychem in R&D, Product Management and Market Development (Asia) before joining Tyco Electronics as Global Sales Director.
Martin joined Mentor in 2001 to form a new Integrated Electrical Systems business. He was responsible for product vision, development and marketing of software for Electrical Systems. Under Siemens that business has expanded to embrace a full E/E Systems Development portfolio, including Electrical, Network and Software life cycles sold under the Capital brand.
Mark Pitchford has over 30 years’ experience in software development for engineering applications, working in development and management across the world. Since 2001, he has worked with teams developing software for critical environments in compliance with standards such as DO-178, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and RAMI 4.0. Mark is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University, and he became a Chartered Engineer over 30 years ago. He now works as Technical Specialist with LDRA Software Technology.
Director Autonomous Drive, Product Strategy & Business Ownership
Patrik Björler has been working in the automotive and telecom business for about 25 years. After he graduated from Chalmers in 1994, he started his professional carries as engineer at Volvo Group (the manufacturer of trucks and buses, excavators and marine engines) developing electronics and software for cleaner vehicles in the strive for a more sustainable world. Some of Patrik´s early projects are today available at the Volvo Museum, this perhaps says more about how fast technology is developing rather than related to Patrik age. Patrik soon moved into the field of Industrial Marketing & Strategy and he has held several senior positions with Volvo Group, Ericsson, Cybercom and Volvo Cars. In the end, it is all about people and people thrive when working in a company committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. For Patrik this is important and at Volvo Trucks he was also a member in the Diversity Committee. Today, Patrik is responsible for developing and set the strategy for Autonomous Driving at Volvo Cars and he is really passionate about working in a company that is paving the future, challenging status quo and creating a better world for the next generation.
Dr Pierre Kleberger
Researcher Automotive Cybersecurity, Dependable Transport Systems
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Senior Technical Leader Electrical Propulsion Architecture
Volvo Car Corporation
Executive Vice President Marketing
Aurora Labs, Israel
Roger Ordman is the Executive Vice President at Aurora Labs, in charge of Marketing, Partnerships and Business Development of the Aurora Labs Vehicle Software Intelligence solution. Prior to Aurora Labs, Roger served as Marketing Director at HARMAN/Redbend where he was instrumental in developing the core remote software management (OTA) products and leading the market shift from mobile to automotive. Roger is a frequent speaker on emerging trends in automotive software development and cyber security.
Roger holds an engineering degree in Industrial Management from Tel Aviv University and a Business and Marketing degree from Derby University.
Vice President Engineering
eSOL Europe, Japan
Rolland Dudemaine has been active in the embedded software industry for nearly 20 years. He has focused on low-level software, including high-performance, safety-and security-related RTOS, as well as advanced device interactions and multimedia for a wide scope of automotive and industrial projects. Regular OSS and AUTOSAR contributor, he also maintained Qt on some RTOS for several years. As Vice-President Engineering of eSOL Europe, he is now leading several activities to contribute to making eSOL a global leading company in modern system software technologies and solutions.
Application engineer power and e-mobility
Rupert Schwarz is an Application Engineer for Power& E-Mobility at DEWESoft GmbH, where Rupert programs applications, including automatically generated measurement reports according to different standards. In addition to that Rupert has been involved to various fairs for lectures and panel discussions and also offers measurement support.
Research Manager, Electromobility Application Area
Tomas leads the autonomous software development at Einride. He has founded a number of technology startups in both software and hardware, in Sweden and Silicon valley. He was ranked top 10 developers in Sweden and have a Bsc & Msc in Computer Science & Engineering.
Tom is a Senior Agile Coach with 14+ years of team leadership and 13+ years of Agile/Scrum experience in various fields from E-commerce to Hardware product development. He is passionate about working with people and extremely proud of supporting the Agile transformation in Volvo Group. He is a proud member of the Center of Excellence team as a Senior Agile Coach.
Torbjörn Karlsson is the creator of Luxoft’s Software Factory Blueprint. Over the years, he has been working in different roles mainly in the Infotainment domain together with different OEMs and Tier1s. He has gained extensive experience in agile development of in-vehicle series production systems. He is passionate about helping clients in their agile transformation and co-creating their own own Software Factory instance targeting development of series production systems. Torbjörn has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Univeristy of Gothenburg.