TechWorld Summit

JUNE 4 2019 • STOCKHOLM

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TechWorld Summit June 4, 2019

They’re already on your radar – new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Blockchain and others.

The questions are:
– What new possibilities do these technologies actually bring – and how?
– What frameworks and tools do you need to implement them?
– And how should teams work with them effectively?

TechWorld Summit focuses on technology and its possibilities. An event that helps you to create successful teams, profitable projects and streamline development through the use of new technology – for CTOs, Developers, IT Architects, Product Owners, Business Developers, or a similar role.

The event offers many practical case studies and concrete examples of how technology can be used to improve delivery, applications and products. Inspiration is interspersed with in-depth knowledge and networking – all to make sure you get the best out of technology.

A deep dive into technology

With over 20 speakers in place, TechWorld Summit gives you a comprehensive overview of the hottest technologies and working methods right now. Inspirational keynote speakers and experts are mixed with concrete knowledge, demos, workshops, breakfast seminars and interesting discussions.

Here you will learn more about:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Structures
  • Successful teams
  • Agile working
  • Data and analysis
  • Innovation
  • Internet of Things
  • Machine Learning
  • … and much more!

Speakers

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Agenda

07.45 - Registration starts

Time for a nice cup of coffee and some networking before the program starts on main stage at 9am. The breakfast seminar starts at 8am.

Learn more about deep learning – theory, practise and a few lines of Python

Deep Learning is a recently reborn AI-method which revolutionises machine learning into near-human-level image classification, speech recognition, machine translation, autonomous driving, digital assistants and superhuman performance in some games like Go and has overtaken many traditional algorithms due to the simplicity. This is thanks to recent hardware improvements; particularly Nvidias graphical GPU boards, easy to access large datasets and algorithmic advances.

In this breakfast talk you will learn some theory and then practise how to read handwritten digits and classify movie reviews by using Google’s free Colab(oratory) cloud service (a free google/gmail user-id is required), so no need for buying hardware or do installations. After this presentation you can play effortless with many more exciting examples at home or work. We will use simple, just a few lines, Python-code, one of the most important programming language to learn 2019 if you haven't already. There will also be some examples of applications. Welcome!

Kalle Prorok, teacher, Umeå University

Please note: Separate sign up is needed for the breakfast seminar (no additional cost). More information will be sent out a couple of weeks ahead of the event.

A warm welcome to TechWorld Summit 2019!

An exciting day is waiting, with inspiration, visions, insights and hands on tips and tricks.

Opening keynote: Joel Spolsky – Building World Class Companies

With stories from building Fog Creek Software, Trello and Stack Overflow, Joel Spolsky will talk about his ventures and how they've impacted, and continue to impact, the developer community.Today, Stack Overflow is an invaluable resource to nearly every developer in the world and one of the 50 most popular websites globally. Joel will also share some anecdotes from starting his popular blog, Joel on Software.

Joel Spolsky is a recognized expert on software development and is known by developers around the world for his website, Joel on Software, which has been translated into over 30 languages. In 2000, he founded his first company, Fog Creek Software, which creates project management tools for software developers, including Trello, which was acquired by Atlassian in 2017. Previously, Joel worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, where he developed an internet client used by millions.

Joel Spolsky, CEO and co-founder of Stack Overflow

Blockchain – more than crypto currencies

Non Fungible Tokens, from Bitcoin to Blockchain and gaming/eSport.

Christian Ander founded Western Europe’s first bitcoin company BTCX and is the party leader of the world first bitcoin party. He is also the initiator of the Swedish Riksbank digital currency project E-krona. Christian has a masters degree in Quantum Physics and is currently chairman ans well as founder of the VC firm Blockchain AB.

Listen to his thoughts on digital ownership and the impact it will have on the products and services we create.

Christian Ander, founder and chairman

10.20 - Coffee break

Coffee and additional sweets is served in the exhibition area. Networking and mingling is a bonus!

Keynote: Tomomi Imura – Building Bots for Human with Conversational Interface

Using voice commands has been pretty ubiquitous nowadays, as more mobile phone users use voice assistants like Siri and Cortana, as well as devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home have been invading our living rooms. You can interact with the intelligent assistant without leaving your couch. At the same time, chatbots have been insanely popular, and services like Slack and Facebook Messenger let you achieve multiple tasks without leaving the client- you can schedule a meeting, order some pizza, call a taxi, etc.

Historically in web development, we have been relying on various UI elements to interact with your users. Now with the new technologies, you can develop rich applications with natural user interactions with a minimal visual interface. This enables countless use cases for richer and more accessible web applications.

In this talk, Tomomi Imura will talk about the examples of the conversational interface, and what and how you can build with JavaScript in a browser using the Speech API, the open web standard, also with Node.js to work with the 3rd party platforms!

Tomomi Imura, software engineer, Slack

AI & IoT as Enablers for Digitalization

Huawei will showcase what their latest solutions are within AI and IoT both as a chip manufacturer and as a solution enabler to create a fully Connected and Intelligent World, ranging from the device to Smart Cities.

Huawei is also giving examples of current practice within this field.

Johan Westin, Chief Architect EBG Nordic, Huawei

Keynote: AI for Telecom and Beyond

Industries such as automotive, transportation and manufacturing present typical examples of cyber-physical systems, where the physical world is linked with the virtual world aiming at creating a desired global behavior in a collaborative manner. Such systems are becoming increasingly connected, providing new cross-domain business opportunities.

However, ubiquitous connectivity and heterogeneity of systems pose new challenges, as vast amounts of data and information from many sources will need to be analyzed, combined and actioned in a safe, ethical and transparent way. This creates complexity that goes beyond the capabilities of human management, and hereby, a need for intelligent automation. We will discuss AI-powered automated management of cyber-physical systems including examples for telecom and other industries.

Elena FersmanResearch Director in Artificial Intelligence, Ericsson

12.10 - Lunch

Let's renew our energy level. Lunch is served in the exhibition area.

Two parallel breakout tracks

Two parallel tracks: AI and more (C2), Digital platforms and Successful teams (C3).
The talks are 25 minutes with a five minute break after, giving you the possibility to move between tracks.

13.10 - 13.35

Lokal C2

Considerations for Enterprises Undertaking the Conversational AI Path

During the last few years we’ve heard from many people explaining why AI will be the next social revolution, and this claim has now been more or less accepted. The next step is to understand how to make this happen and some innovative companies have already started to work in this direction. However, against the backdrop of high expectations, the challenges for successful implementation are great and often hindered by a lack of experience and uncertainty of what is achievable.

This presentation will shed light on how to implement conversational AI and provide some guidelines to consider when undertaking this path. Based on real-life examples, Anna will explain the differences between simple FAQ chatbots and advanced intelligent conversational AI solutions that provide a clear ROI. She will explain the technologies that are needed and will share some best practices that will be useful when putting your ideas into practice.

Anna Hjalmarsson, Conversational AI Developer, Artificial Solutions

Lokal C3

How to Build Innovative Agile Organizations

Agile methods has become, at least on paper, the de facto method of how to make software these days. But organizations still struggle with them. How can we become more productive? How can we become more innovative? How can we integrate the service design perspective in all what we do? At the root of both agile and innovative work lies the ability to make experiments. To try new things we haven't tried before.

In this talk Ola Berg, Agile Guide at Squeed, will describe how you build the organizational capability of experimentation and innovation. What changes in our structure, changes in our procedures, and changes in our culture do we need to make?

Ola Berg, Agile Guide, Squeed

13.40 - 14.05

Lokal C2

AI for CTOs – How and When you could – and should – introduce AI

The world and especially technology is becoming AI-driven, at least if we are to believe the newspaper headlines. Everyone wants a piece of the AI cake – the investors, the buyers, the CEOs. But what does AI really mean and what does it take to start using it in practice, for real? When does it make sense to use/customize some of the existing AI solutions, when to develop new, proprietary AI, and when should one skip the AI and use more traditional methods instead? What are the hidden costs of AI?

In this matter-of-fact talk I will share my 15 years of experience of using different kinds of automation and AI in a wide range of industries, but from the highly pragmatic perspective of my current role as CTO. I will demystify the concept of AI and present an overview of different AI methods together with practical tips about how to approach everyday problems and choose the most fitting AI method to solve them. I will use some famous as well as infamous example to illustrate the most common pitfalls, and touch upon the ethical and environmental aspects of AI.

Sonja Petrović Lundberg, CTO, Doctrin

Lokal C3

Design sprints – the perfect kickoff for innovation projects

The Design Sprint is a method developed mainly by Jake Knapp during his time at Google. It is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.

In this talk, Robert Gavelin will give examples of how his teams at Dynamo Consulting have been using design sprints to get a shared understanding of the domain, a quicker way to know what the end-user needs and a higher change of a successful project.

Robert Gavelin, CTO, Dynamo Consulting

Demo Session: How to Build an Artificially Intelligent Conversational Bot for your Enterprise

Building a bot is now common practice, but there is a huge difference between a simple chatbot and an advanced intelligent conversational AI solution that increasesuser satisfaction. Memory, context, disambiguation, small talk, intent identification and more are all needed to handle a human-like conversation with a machine. And once this is mastered, there are also requirements such as multi-channel, multi-language and multi-device that need solving. This session looks at the challenges that large enterprises face when implementing and scaling conversational AI solutions and highlights the key features that conversational AI platforms should provide. Attendees to this session will be eligible to join an exclusive 90-day evaluation program of the award-wining Teneo Fusion with free access to a sandbox environment. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Mark Jones, Head of Presales at Artificial Solutions

14.10 - 14.35

Lokal C2

Data is the rocket fuel for Artificial Intelligence

A deluge of data is fueling AI innovation. It’s a trend that shows no sign of slowing.

As organizations in every industry around the globe attempt to streamline their data pipelines and maximize data science productivity, one challenge looms large: implementing AI initiatives effectively.

We will demonstrate how NetApp ONTAP AI can help your organization reach full ML/DL productivity sooner,  simplify Deployment and enable Hybrid Cloud scalability using our Enterprise ready full stack reference architecture.

William von Schrowe, Nordic Business Leader Enterprise, NetApp & Leif Nordlund, AI Business Development Manager, Nvidia Nordics

Lokal C3

Securing APIs and Microservices with OAuth and OpenID Connect

Microservices present a new way of scaling API deployments, where each component is an island, performing a small but well defined task. These systems are quicker to develop and allow for a more agile way of working. As in most designs, security is not part of the original blueprint, which can lead to expensive and hard to manage security solutions.

In this talk, Travis Spencer will illustrate how OAuth and OpenID Connect can be leveraged to created a unified distributed framework for Microservices. He will show how this can be used to deliver Microservices’ promise of agility and scalability while also ensuring security.

Travis Spencer, CEO, Curity AB

Demo Session: How to Build an Artificially Intelligent Conversational Bot for your Enterprise

Building a bot is now common practice, but there is a huge difference between a simple chatbot and an advanced intelligent conversational AI solution that increasesuser satisfaction. Memory, context, disambiguation, small talk, intent identification and more are all needed to handle a human-like conversation with a machine. And once this is mastered, there are also requirements such as multi-channel, multi-language and multi-device that need solving. This session looks at the challenges that large enterprises face when implementing and scaling conversational AI solutions and highlights the key features that conversational AI platforms should provide. Attendees to this session will be eligible to join an exclusive 90-day evaluation program of the award-wining Teneo Fusion with free access to a sandbox environment. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Mark Jones, Head of Presales at Artificial Solutions

14.35 - 15.05 Coffee break

Coffee and additional sweets is served in the exhibition area. Networking and mingling is a bonus!

15.05 - 15.30

Lokal C2

Semantic analysis of multimodal data – How to use AI in recognizing abstract concepts in digital media

Our media and communication infrastructures are being reconstructed to leverage advances in machine learning (ML). The goal is to increase process automatisation, and have ML systems with a semantic, or human-like, understanding of media content take on previously manual tasks.

The content is typically multimodal, in the sense that it is made up of a combination of text, images, sound, and metadata. In this talk, we survey state-of-the art analysis techniques and look at recent use cases in digital media.

Dr Johanna Björklund, Head of R&D, CodeMill & Associate Professor at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University

Lokal C3

 

15.35 - 16.00

Lokal C2

Anxiety-free software delivery

Fear is the enemy of innovation and creative experimentation. Yet so many developers feel anxiety when they’re about to release their feature to production. How confident are you that you’re not bringing the whole system down?

In this talk, Marcus Olsson will look at some practices that can increase the chance of getting it right, as well as reducing the consequences for when you do get it wrong. By adopting some of these practices, you’ll be able to deploy new changes without the fear of losing your job.

Marcus Olsson, Citerus

Lokal C3

Five things developers miss when coding

All security weaknesses or gaps are related to the code in the program or application where they can be found. And some oversights return over and over again. Security consultant Linus Kvarnhammar shares his experiences and gives us his best tips.

Linus Kvarnhammar, security consultant

Mob Programming and the Power of Flow

Five people at one computer?! How can that possibly be productive? While this seems like a reasonable question, it's not easily answered - until we begin to understand the power of flow.

Mob Programming grew from the quest of one team to learn how to work well together. Once we started We almost immediately noticed that working this way provided better results in a variety of ways:

  • We were getting more, and more important things done
  • The quality of our work was increasing dramatically
  • Our knowledge, skills, and capabilities were improving rapidly
  • And all while we were having a lot of fun!

While we noticed these benefits and more, and it was clear this was in a large part due to working well together throughout the day - we didn't have an understanding of why this was working so wonderfully for us.

A hint came early on when we recognized we were achieving a one-piece flow - but we didn't realize the importance of this until we started exploring the meaning and power of "flow".

In this presentation we'll share the results of that exploration, and see if we can get a better understanding of Mob Programming and the power of flow.

Woody Zuill, agile guide and coach

Upgrading Ourselves – How Technology Makes Us Smarter, Healthier and Better Decision Makers

With cutting edge insights from both the digital and the human domains, the Biohacker Hannes Sjöblad shares inspirational stories on how we can apply technology to make not just our organisations but also ourselves better, smarter and more agile.

Hannes Sjöblad, biohacker

It's a wrap – time to mingle

A long day, with a lot of new insights, requires a moment of reflection. Please join us at the mingle in the exhibition area, and enjoy a cold beer, a glas of wine or a drink without alcohol.

Thank you for attending!

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Techworld Summit
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This is what you get as a participant

  • Inspiration and practical knowledge directly from our experts
  • A total overview of the latest technology
  • Concrete tips and case studies on how to apply technology
  • Food, drinks and “after work” – we’ll keep your energy levels high during the day!
  • Connect with hundreds of IT professionals from Sweden

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Stockholm Waterfront

Location: Stockholm Waterfront

TechWorld Summit is held at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. Perfectly situated by the Central Station, the Waterfront is a state-of-the-art, modern facility with fantastic service.

When: June 4, 8 am – 5 pm (“after work” from 5 pm)
Adress:
Nils Ericsons Plan 4, Stockholm

Our Partners

Huawei

Curity

Ugglapraktiken

Artificial Solutions

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Our team

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Executive Event Editor

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Marketing Coordinator

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Britta Liljegren
Event & Marketing Services Director

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Felicia Steen

Felicia Steen
Project Manager

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Alexandra Appelqvist

Alexandra Appelqvist
Partnership & Project Manager

alexandra.appelqvist@idg.se
+46 729 77 57 08