DAY 1 20 OCT

Day 1, 20 October
10.50 – 11.20


How will building an autonomous airport generate new possibilities for a community. Would it be possible to prioritize traffic such as urgent deliveries within healthcare? What do the risks such as cyber security threats look like and how to handle them? Can this be a piece in the future environmental solutions within the society? 

Helena Dahlberg, Head of Communication, Saab Surveillance


  • Jonas Lundberg, Professor, Linköping University
  • Åsa Taraldsson, Air Traffic Controller, LFV (Luftfartsverket)
  • Per Ahl, CEO, Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions
Software and hardware cybersecurity in the future automotive ecosystem

Day 1, 20 October
11.55 – 12.25


The cars and trucks of today are sometimes referred to as computers on wheels. But the more accurate description is that they are cyber-physical systems where the reliability, safety and security of the information that is handled can have direct and sometimes very drastic physical consequences. This discussion will touch on topics such as how we protect the long-lived cars and trucks in a threat landscape that is changing fast. How can we build cyber-resilience when the complexity of the entire system is too much for a human to grasp. How do we ensure that our building blocks in terms of software libraries, algorithms and hardware components do not have bugs and unknown faults?

Ulrik Janusson, Technology Leader Connectivity, Scania CV


  • Niklas Wiberg, Cybersecurity architect, Scania CV
  • Behrooz Sangchoolie, PhD researcher, RISE
  • Elena Dubrova, Professor Division of Electronics and Embedded Systems, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)
Connect To Society: How technology can help transform public housing

Day 1, 20 October
14.35 – 15.05


Technology plays an important role in making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. In this panel we will explore how new ideas combined with modern technology can transform urban planning, building’s operations and living conditions in public housing in the future and make it better, for both the people who live and visit them, as well as the public housing companies and municipalities that own and manage them.

Elin Allison, Head of Product & Strategy, Data Insights, Telia


  • Mats Axelsson, Manager, Global IoT Business Development, Telia
  • Carl Ståhle, Digital Specialist, Public Housing Sweden (Sveriges Allmännytta)
  • Dennis Wedin, Vice Mayor for Housing and Real Estate, Stockholm
Precision medicine - tomorrow's healthcare today

Day 1, 20 October
15.50 – 16.20

INDUSTRIAL & SOCIETAL PANEL hosted by Karolinska Institutet

Precision medicine (PM) is a model that proposes the customization of healthcare, with medical treatments being tailored for patient subgroups, instead of a one‐treatment‐fits‐all model.  PM will enable safer diagnostics, more efficient treatments, reduce healthcare injuries and increase survival based on the individual patient’s unique conditions, genetic profile, and specific biomarkers.

The introduction of artificial intelligence is today providing a paradigm shift with machine learning algorithms used for genomic sequence and to analyze and draw inferences from the vast amounts of patient data. These challenges for the healthcare system will be discussed.

Birgitta Janerot Sjöberg, Prof of Medical Technology, KI (affiliated KTH, consultant in clinical physiology and nuclear medicine at Karolinska University Hospital, board member of AI Sweden)


  • Janne Lethiö, Prof of Medical Proteomics, KI
    (Scientific director SciLifeLab) 
  • Valtteri Wirta, Prof of Clinical Genomics, KI (SciLifeLab)
  • Patrik Georgii-Hemming, CMIO, Karolinska University hospital
Towards the future of Healthcare 2040

Day 1, 20 October
16.55 – 17.25

INDUSTRIAL & SOCIETAL PANEL hosted by Region Stockholm

How will healthcare develop towards 2040? What are the future needs and solutions? How will the skills and competencies need to change, and how do we prepare for the future?

Region Stockholm is undertaking a thorough investigation on the future of healthcare, called “Health and Health Care 2040”. By analyzing several aspects including digitalization, the investigation will form the basis for decisions on concrete changes in future care. Good coordination and long-term solutions are highlighted as crucial together with competent leadership and virtual health care.

Already today an increasing and ageing population drive demand on the healthcare providers and equal care, individual demands, cost and technology development need to be factored in. Aspects such as patient care, patient security, quality and efficiency are in focus, while opportunities with precision medicine and digital healthcare solutions are emerging. With the pandemic came additional challenges and at the same time speed up innovation and digitalization.

As a step towards the future, a new Life Science strategy was launched earlier this year for the Stockholm region that leads the way towards 2025. With the ambition to be amongst the top five regions in the world within Life Science, five strategic development areas are highlighted:

  • World-leading access to structured health data
  • A health care available for collaboration
  • Precision medicine
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Life science companies that develop and grow in the Stockholm region.

During the panel, we will discuss how Region Stockholm is preparing for the future and how the strategy is a step in the right direction and what competencies are needed.

Filippa Kull, Business Development Director, Stockholm Science City Foundation


  • Daniel Forslund, Chairman of the Innovation and Development Committee, Region Stockholm
  • Clara Hellner, Director of research & innovation, Region Stockholm
  • Yvonne Lettermark, Project Manager for Health and Health Care 2040
DAY 2 21 OCT
Digitalization for Sustainability

Day 2, 21 October
10.50 – 11.20


In the future circular economy it will be important for suppliers to take responsibility for their products also when the user do not need them any longer. Since the whole asset life cycle can now be monitored, the correct end-of-life solutions can be prescribed. This panel will discuss the possibilities and challenges with circular product and material flows, and how different digital solutions as well as new business models play a vital role here.

Cathy Yao Chen, Department Manager Energy Conversion, ABB Corporate Research, Sweden

  • Anna-Giulia Scaglia, Stena Recycling, Sweden
  • Mattias Lindahl, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Erik Svedlund Epiroc, Sweden
  • Somayeh Malakuti, ABB Motion, Germany
Industry perspectives for the 2030 evolution, Industry 4.0 to 5.0

Day 2, 21 October
12.25 – 12.55


Industry is today undergoing a massive digitalization transformation. The vision of the Industry 4.0 with cyber physical systems, internet of things, and advanced connectivity is becoming real through a convergence of different data-driven digital technologies and 5G mobile networks. From this platform the evolution towards 2030 will continue and address new requirements for the Industry 5.0 where resilience, flexibility, sustainability, and cooperation between humans and machines are expected to be central. This panel will provide insights from leading experts in the digitalization of industries.

Joachim Sachs, Senior Expert, Ericsson Research, Sweden


  • Andreas Mueller, Head of Communication and Network Technology, Bosch Corporate Research and general chair of 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation
  • Robert Schmitt, Professor at Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University and director of Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, Germany
Digital shift – Data driven decision making

Day 2, 21 October
14.35 – 15.05


Sandvik have an increased focus on growth, digitalization, sustainability and agility. Sandvik are well established engineering company, with core business areas focusing on equipment manufacturing, processes and mining. Traditionally these have been a digitally “lagging” industry where the adoption of emerging technologies for digitalization has been slow. Current market and global circumstances necessitate that we make a bold digital shift- ensuring we embrace data, AI, ML. Come join us when we discuss and share our experiences!

Vandana Kabilan Tekn. Dr. , Head of Digital Solutions, Sandvik Rock Tools Services


  • William Smedberg, Analytics & BI Manager, Seco Tools
  • Michael Baudin, Tekn Dr., R&D specialist, Seco Tools
  • Petra Sundström, VP Head of Digital Offering, Sandvik Rock Processing
  • Dean Kangleas, VP Rock Tools-Services, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
  • Michael Söderholm, Nordics Account Director, Outsystems
  • Jonas Dahlberg, Sr Sales Manager Data&AI, Microsoft
Stockholm towards a Smart city

Day 2, 21 October
15.50 – 16.20

INDUSTRIAL & SOCIETAL PANEL hosted by City of Stockholm

Stockholm is one of the cities in the world that has best taken advantage of the opportunities with digitalization. Digitalization makes the citizens and the visitor’s everyday lives easier, enhances our understanding of the built environment and enables a sustainable development that leads to an increased quality of life. It provides them with tools to communicate, work, study and lead an active life regardless of age and functional ability. Digitalization is an important enabler to make the city more sustainable.

In this panel, three innovative projects share their experiences of Stockholm’s journey towards a smart and innovative city and some of the plans for the future.

Claes Johannesson, Program Manager, City of Stockholm


  • Maria Holm, Project Manager, IoT Stockholm, City of Stockholm
  • Anna Bondesson, Project Manager, Connected Stockholm Royal Seaport, City of Stockholm
Learnings from Crossways Växjö

Day 2, 21 October
16.55 – 17.25


Together with the citizens, the industry, the academy and the public sector, we are developing the area Bäckaslöv and forming a new district of the city in a new way.

By cooperation, digitalization, wood construction and climate neutralized focus on city development, we are taking important steps towards climate neutrality and fulfilling the 17 UN global sustainability goals.

Karoline Spångberg Nordlander, Head of Communications, Skanska Sweden AB


  • Alexandra Lauren, Executive vice President, Skanska Sweden AB
  • Jessica Öberg, CEO, Combitech AB
  • Monica Skagne CEO, City of Växjö

Digital Futures facilities are located at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, KTH Campus. Postal and visiting address: Osquars Backe 5, floor 2. SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden.

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