Heading towards a more automated and augmented world, how do we cope with that?

Right now we are in the middle of an industrial revolution which puts the industry’s innovative thinking to the test. In order to meet the global challenges, higher demands than ever are placed on the industry’s skills, changeability and willingness to cooperate. What if big corporates would start thinking like a startup, can it help them win today´s ultra-competitive environment?

In the modern industry digital twins are used – digital images of a machine, process, factory or an entire world. New abilities that create new insights, lower costs, enable us to make faster decisions and strengthen our own intelligence. We can connect internal processes with production that can be answered in real time and anticipate future needs.
Digital transformation is a revolution in the industry. Are we facing a revolution in the industry and what does it take to keep up with tech change today? That’s something we will dive into at Umeå Tech Arena this time.

How to develop an idea

In the afternoon we will start Umeå Tech Arena by being inspired by an entrepreneur, that let us understand how it is to develop an idea. After that you will be listening to pitches from a couple of entrepreneurs from Uminova Innovations Startup Program. The program helps the entrepreneurs to see if their business idea has a potential or not.

And as usual, there is a lot of time for networking and making new friends within the startup- and techcommunity.


Welcome on November 26!

On stage

Conny Svensson
Head of Digital Transformation and AI Practice Lead, CGI Sverige AB

Keynote: The world as we know it is about to change, big time!

AI is driving automation and augmentation while delivering new sensations. Join this presentation in following the story of the human kind and what we can learn from history as we’re going into a new age where experience is everything and digital copies of the world turn our organisations and lifes up side down.

Conny Svensson

By merging the history with the big trends of today with a mix of new emerging technologies Conny has an intuitive way of seeing the big picture and tell the stories of what is happening now and tomorrow. Having a solid background in technology Conny has always been interested in how it can form society, create value for the individual and transform businesses. After 20 years in the IT-industry he now helps organisations to face the biggest change of them all, Artificial Intelligence.

Sandor Albrecht
Vice President at AI@RISE

Panel member in the fireside chat

We are in the midst of yet another industrial revolution driven by the label ICT, e.g. 5G, IoT, automation, virtualization, and most importantly; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. What's different with this industrial revolution is that it’s use case driven, meaning it’s not only impacting a specific industrial area but all areas in society. In order to understand what kind of impact it can and will have on society, we have to have a more holistic view and put it in context of societal challenges e.g. well-being, ethics, and digitalization of industries and public sector. In order to embrace and get the full potential of this change, they players of society have to open up, to create and to drive ecosystems across the current boundaries.

Sandor Albrecht

Sandor Albrecht is a community builder and change driver. He is passionate about innovation and technology incubation.

Albrecht is Vice President at AI@RISE, that means he works with teams that explore new ways of connecting human beings, industries and AI technologies, all in the pursuit of making it more secure and enjoyable to work and live in a sustainable world.

Before he joined RISE in September 2018, he worked at Ericsson for twenty years in Hungary and Sweden as a leader in product development and corporate research. He was the founder and head of Ericsson Garage, Ericsson’s global innovation and incubation platform.

Albrecht received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1993, and his PhD from the same institution in 2004. He also holds a Master of Applied Science from the University of British Columbia in Canada and holds a Master of Business Administration from Central European University Business School, Budapest, Hungary.

Program, Tuesday Nov 26

Doors are opened


Norrlandsoperan

Part 1: How to develop an idea

In the afternoon we will start Umeå Tech Arena by being inspired by an entrepreneur, Martin Wiklund from Sportswik, that let us understand how it is to develop an idea. After that you will be listening to pitches from a couple of entrepreneurs from Uminova Innovations Startup Program. The program helps the entrepreneurs to see if their business idea has a potential or not.

Main stage, Norrlandsoperan

Mingle and dinner

Mingle and talk to either the participants in the progam and rest of the people in the tech- and startupcommunity in Umeå. The bar will be open and you have the opportunity to buy yourself a wrap for 75 SEK (which will make you feel full and satisfied for the rest of the evening).

Foyer, Norrlandsoperan

Part 2: Heading towards a more automated and augmented world, how do we cope with that?

Keynote, The world as we know it is about to change, big time! by Conny SvenssonHead of Digital Transformation and AI Practice Lead, CGI Sverige AB
Further presentation below

Rest of the program will soon be presented 

Main stage, Norrlandsoperan

After-party and mingle

Mingle and talk to people in the tech- and startupcommunity in Umeå or the speakers from the stage program.

Foyer, Norrlandsoperan

Conny Svensson
Head of Digital Transformation and AI Practice Lead, CGI Sverige AB

Keynote: The world as we know it is about to change, big time!

AI is driving automation and augmentation while delivering new sensations. Join this presentation in following the story of the human kind and what we can learn from history as we’re going into a new age where experience is everything and digital copies of the world turn our organisations and lifes up side down.

Conny Svensson

By merging the history with the big trends of today with a mix of new emerging technologies Conny has an intuitive way of seeing the big picture and tell the stories of what is happening now and tomorrow. Having a solid background in technology Conny has always been interested in how it can form society, create value for the individual and transform businesses. After 20 years in the IT-industry he now helps organisations to face the biggest change of them all, Artificial Intelligence.

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Sandor Albrecht
Vice President at AI@RISE

Panel member in the fireside chat

We are in the midst of yet another industrial revolution driven by the label ICT, e.g. 5G, IoT, automation, virtualization, and most importantly; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. What's different with this industrial revolution is that it’s use case driven, meaning it’s not only impacting a specific industrial area but all areas in society. In order to understand what kind of impact it can and will have on society, we have to have a more holistic view and put it in context of societal challenges e.g. well-being, ethics, and digitalization of industries and public sector. In order to embrace and get the full potential of this change, they players of society have to open up, to create and to drive ecosystems across the current boundaries.

Sandor Albrecht

Sandor Albrecht is a community builder and change driver. He is passionate about innovation and technology incubation.

Albrecht is Vice President at AI@RISE, that means he works with teams that explore new ways of connecting human beings, industries and AI technologies, all in the pursuit of making it more secure and enjoyable to work and live in a sustainable world.

Before he joined RISE in September 2018, he worked at Ericsson for twenty years in Hungary and Sweden as a leader in product development and corporate research. He was the founder and head of Ericsson Garage, Ericsson’s global innovation and incubation platform.

Albrecht received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1993, and his PhD from the same institution in 2004. He also holds a Master of Applied Science from the University of British Columbia in Canada and holds a Master of Business Administration from Central European University Business School, Budapest, Hungary.

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