TechWorld Summit



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!


Click on a speaker to read more about them. More speakers will appear soon.


07.45 - Registration starts

Time for a nice cup of coffee and some networking before the program starts on main stage at 9am. Breakfast seminars start at 8am.

Breakfast seminar

45 minutes of extra insights and knowledge before the main track starts at 9am.

Please note: Separate sign up is needed for the breakfast seminars (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 – CEO and co-founder of Stack Overflow

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.

At TechWorld Summit, Joel will share his thoughts on software development of today and on the impact new technologies lika AI, machine learning and blockchain will have on applications and on code, as well as the way we work and the teams we are a part of.

Joel Spolsky, CEO and co-founder of Stack Overflow

Blockchain – more than crypto currencies

An update on blockchain and how the technology can be used in developing.

10.15 - 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

Keynote partner

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

12.00 - Lunch

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

Three parallel breakout tracks

Three parallel tracks: AI (C1+C2), Digital platforms (C3) and Successful teams (C4).
The talks are 25 minutes with a five minute break after, giving you the possibility to move between tracks.

13.00 - 13.25

Lokal C3

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

Sonja Petrović Lundberg, CTO, Doctrin

Lokal C4

From financial crisis to future – ten years with bitcoin and block chains

Lokal C4

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

13.30 - 13.55

Lokal C3

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

14.00 - 14.25

Lokal C3

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 C4

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

Lokal C4

Anxiety-free software delivery

Fear is the enemy of innovation and creative experimentation. Yet so many developers feel that 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

14.25 - 14.55

Lokal C4

14.55 - Coffee break

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

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!

With reservation for changes

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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

Tip! Book more people and save up to 15%

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)
Nils Ericsons Plan 4, Stockholm

Become a part of TechWorld Summit!

By partnering with TechWorld Summit, you can combine the experience with a chance to showcase your company to Sweden’s IT elite. Reach out to us and we’ill tell you more about the opportunities.

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Our team

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Katarina Strömberg
Executive Event Editor
+46 708 88 42 66

Rasmus Halonen
Marketing Coordinator
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Britta Liljegren

Britta Liljegren
Event & Marketing Services Director
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Felicia Steen

Felicia Steen
Project Manager
+46 735 98 22 20

Alexandra Appelqvist

Alexandra Appelqvist
Partnership & Project Manager
+46 729 77 57 08