BREAKOUT SESSIONS AT WITSTHLM2020


Only confirmed participants at WITsthlm2020 will get an invitation to pre-book a Breakout Session. If you got an confirmation to attend, go to your e-mail and look for your personal invite to the Breakout Sessions Part 1 and Part 2 (two different e-mail).
At this page you can read more about the different Breakout Sessions.


BREAKOUT SESSIONS SORTED BY COMPANY A-Z


Accenture
Human + Machine: How can AI and exponential technologies increase mental wellbeing? – Tech Talk & Panel

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Bar 5, floor 5, (140 seats available)


The beginning of the 21st century has brought on a worldwide epidemic of challenges related to mental wellbeing, stress, loneliness and anxiety. The negative trend has also reached Sweden, where sick-leave related to mental health issues have more than doubled in the last 10 years and women are clearly overrepresented. Whereas technology is often stated as a root cause for mental health issues, being constantly connected and influenced by social media, we believe that technology can also be a part of the solution. In this session we will explore the intersection of human and machine in a conversation on the impact of technology on our mental health and how we can use it to our advantage. Listen to the tech talk by Sandy Sandhu and Josefine Olsson from Accenture, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Sandy with Josefine, Alexandra Avli (Founder, HON) and Camilla Lundin (Founder Qalora Capital and Business & Dreams) sharing their perspectives.  

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Accenture
HumAInity Innovation Challenge: How can AI and exponential technologies increase mental wellbeing? - Panel & Ideation Lab

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Bar 5, floor 5, (140 seats available)


In recent years people experience stress, depression, anxiety and loneliness to a larger extent. As digitalization and increased screen time are often named as contributors, Accenture and our partners asked ourselves how new technology can be part of the solution instead of the problem. To find out, we launched the HumAInity Innovation Challenge exploring the question ‘How can AI and exponential technologies increase mental wellbeing?’. During this interactive session you will hear more about the HumAInity Challenge and listen to interesting perspective in the panel discussion moderated by Josefine Olsson (Strategy Manager, Accenture) with Susanna Dillenbeck (Furhat Robotics), Anna Ryden (Samsung Electronics), Sandy Sandhu (Accenture) and Eva Säfström (Swedbank). You will also get the opportunity to use design thinking methods to ideate new solutions and application areas for AI, addressing the societal challenge of mental wellbeing. Let’s leverage technology to solve humanity’s grand challenges!  

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ATG
From the horse's mouth - three sources of insights from a data driven organization

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Room 21, floor 2, (30 seats available)


ATG is the number one company on the commercial online gambling and betting market in Sweden. We will give you three digital insights on the journey towards our vision "The best gaming experience in the world". Moderators of the breakout session are Ulrica Henningsson, Manager Digital Product Owners, ATG and Camilla Mikkelsen, Manager SMO/Organizational Change Manager, ATG  

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Bonnier News
Let's co-create your daily news feed

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Room 34, floor 3, (30 seats available)


How can we meet news consumers' needs in the future and maybe even surprise them? Drop by our lab to check out some of our ideas. But most important: What have we missed out on? What's important for you? We want to give you a chance to get personal with Bonnier News. Frida Nyvinger (CX-chef), Linda Gomes (Tjänstedesigner), Sofia Arnell (UX-designer)  

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Bonnier News
Bonnier News Tech Talk: Leading without steering

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Room C1, floor 2, (70 seats available)


Join a conversation between two of Bonnier News female leaders Lina Hallmer (CTO) and Dilem Güler (Senior Manager Business Development) - and be part of the first episode of their pod about leadership, media, tech, inovation and everything in between. They will talk about the value of cooperation, autonomy, trust and freedom. You will hear about both successes and failures and get robust tips and laughs on the way! The first guest is Cecilia Schramm, Managing Editor at Dagens industri. This conversation will be held in Swedish.  

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CGI
Don’t think big; think exponential

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Room 34, floor 3, (30 seats available)


What have an Indian king, Kodak and the president of IBM in common? The human brain is not equipped to predict exponential growth, our brains are wired to take on ancient threats and opportunities to help us survive and reproduce. In the time we call “the presents”, having an exponential mindset, will propel you in to bigger advantages than you could possible imagine.  Learn why “thinking big” isn’t enough anymore, and how you can train your brain to see the mind-blowing opportunities hidden to others, in plain sight.  

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Cybercom
Five myths of innovation

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Congress Hall Lower Stand, floor 4 and 5, (500 seats available)


“I am not creative”. “We need to think outside of the box”. “We are not innovative, because we don’t have the culture of innovation”. “We need to think like a startup and be agile”. Does this sound familiar? But is it true? In this session, we debunk the most common innovation myths and discuss the modern ways of driving innovation, both on a company level and on an individual. Participants: Tatiana Solodko Kuruca, Innovation Leader at Cybercom Group, Anna-Karin Lindblom, Director Accelerated Innovation at Husqvarna Group, Liselotte Hägertz Engstam, Non Executive Chairman & Board Director, Advisor, Startup Coach and Karen Lee, Director Technology Strategy & Innovation at Volvo Group  

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Cybercom
Digital Dystopia and Utopia – Revisited

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Room C2, floor 2, (100 seats available)


At WIT 2019 Cybercom hosted a highly rated panel on Digital Dystopia and Utopia where we discussed how tech could lead us to really bad places and how we could use tech for good. Now we look back at what we discussed then and see what has happened since our talk. Are nations waging AI wars? Is AI helping resolve conflict? How are we using tech as a sustainability accelerator? What practical steps should organisations consider when implementing AI?   Moderator: Annika Andreasson, Cybersecurity Consultant, Cybercom. Panel: Evelina Anttila, General Counsel and AI Ethics Officer, Peltarion, Johanna Mannung, IT Security Architect at the Swedish Police, Sara Meunier, Deputy CEO at Inera and Elaine Weidman Grünewald, Co-founder of the AI Sustainability Center.  

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Electrolux
Break your barriers – be mentored by empowered women

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Room C1, floor 2, (70 seats available)


The secret to life’s greatest riches is to boldly face bigger and bigger hurdles. The more you embrace the fight, develop the necessary skills and mindset, and build the nerves and conviction to keep going, the more you succeed and thrive. Learn from our empowered panel of women in tech discussing how they built the nerves to break barriers in their careers, followed by a mini speed-mentoring session with the panelists mentoring the audience. Panel and mentors: Rosie Kropp (Lavandel), Helena Babelon (Electrolux), Heaven Bereket (Gebeya), Tove Chevalley (Electrolux) and Indra Sharma (Novax).  

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Ericsson
Why is being an authentic leader so hard?

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Congress Hall Upper Stand, floor 6, (500 seats available)


Peter Laurin and Charlotte Levert from Ericsson will in this interactive session share their life journeys and how authenticity shapes leadership today and into the future. Together they run business and people functions in a Unit of 28000 employees around the world. Presenters: Charlotte Levert, VP & Head of People Managed Service and Peter Laurin, SVP & Head of Managed Service Peter is Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Managed Services.  

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Ericsson
5G, Smart Cities and Quantum Networks. What ́s the deal?

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Congress Hall Upper Stand, floor 6, (500 seats available)


Learn the latest about 5G and beyond, how 5G supports smart cities and find out how quantum networks will change the scene. Presenters: Gemma Vall-Llosera, Senior specialist and head of innovation for AI & automation and Jon Gamble, Business Engagement, Group Function Marketing & Corporate Relations, Ericsson.  

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EY
Become a Design Thinker and solve the issues of the future

Breakout Session -13.00-13.45 / Room 26, floor 2, (30 seats available)


Join in on this interactive workshop where you get the chance to practice your Design Thinking skills. EY Seren will guide you through a hands-on design session, focusing on ideation and prototyping. For: People who are curious about the Design Thinking process and want to practice their innovation skills. Moderated by Senior Design Managers Katta Kling and Sofia Granefelt Lauren.  

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EY
Become a Design Thinker and solve the issues of the future

Breakout Session -14.00-14.45 / Room 26, floor 2, (30 seats available)


Join in on this interactive workshop where you get the chance to practice your Design Thinking skills. EY Seren will guide you through a hands-on design session, focusing on ideation and prototyping. For: People who are curious about the Design Thinking process and want to practice their innovation skills. Moderated by Senior Design Managers Katta Kling and Sofia Granefelt Lauren.  

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EY
Leadership, purpose and diversity in the transformative age

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Congress Hall Lower Stand, floor 4 and 5, (500 seats available)


The tech industry’s pace of change has never been faster and calls for outstanding leadership skills not only addressing business needs, but also diversity and inclusiveness. Besides attracting the best talent, diverse companies outperforms others, but gender parity in the workplace can still be considered a challenge. To share their view on today’s situation and potential solutions, we have gathered some of Sweden´s most inspiring and visionary tech leaders; Hélène Barnekow, CEO at Microsoft Sweden, Dr. Pernilla Jonsson, Head of Consumer & Industry Lab at Ericsson, Lotta Lovén, CIO and Head of Digital Banking & IT at Swedbank, Gabriela Styf Sjöman, Chief Strategy Officer at Nokia, Pernilla Wikman, VP & Head of Global Business at Telia Company AB, and moderator Marie Fossum Strannegård, TMT Advisory Leader, EY.  

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H&M Group
H&M Group’s journey to become a digital frontrunner – to the cloud and beyond

Breakout Session -13.00-13.45 / Room 33, floor 3, (25 seats available)


During this session you will follow H&M Group’s exciting journey to reach the vision of becoming “The Most Loved Design Group in the World” and a digital frontrunner. Ramak Robinson will present how H&M Group is moving towards an architecture that will provide more speed and agility, accelerating the cloud transition and providing Center for Enablement teams that will support the organisation to deliver customer value.  

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H&M Group
H&M Group’s journey from digital laggard to leader

Breakout Session -14.00-14.45 / Room 33, floor 3, (25 seats available)


To further strengthen H&M Group’s customer centric development Johanna Heurlin will talk about the rise from digital laggards to market leaders within customer experience. In only 18 months H&M Group went from 18th to 2nd after investing in digital to create a modern and relevant customer experience. Johanna will talk about the importance of loving the customer and designing for her issues. How does H&M Group use insights on consumers general needs, behaviors, drivers and expectations as a foundation for improving customer experience?  

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ICA Gruppen
More than food - ICAs DevOps journey

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Room 27, floor 2, (60 seats available)


We know that the times are changing. The market evolves faster than ever and to keep being relevant to our customers we need to create new solutions and adjust or develop our already existing ones. To succeed we must find new ways of working being agile and effective is the way forward. And that's why we developed ICA DevOps. ICAs is more than food and we will show you our DevOps journey and what we learned so far.  

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ICA Gruppen
Is it the culture at ICA that has paved way for more women to become leaders

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Room 27, floor 2, (60 seats available)


“Is it the culture at ICA that has paved way for more women to become leaders” Åsa Broberg and Anna Mellqvist (Presentation to be held in Swedish) All companies should work to create a culture of inclusion that fosters diversity and encourages everyone who wants to, to strive towards leadership opportunities. Despite that, many women can testify that a lot of problems comes down to culture, most organizations simply do not provide an environment that supports diverse leaders or encourages everyone to strive for senior positions. But which came first, is it the chicken or the egg? Would more women in leadership roles make companies more successful and change the culture in the workplace? Or is it the corporate culture that paves the way for women and other minorities in their careers?  

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Kindred Group
Building Trust Through Active Monitoring

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Room C4, floor 2, (70 seats available)


Active monitoring allows us to be a participant in our CX delivery. During the session, the benefits of active production monitoring will be presented and how this methodology could help to understand our customers’ experience, determine areas of improvements and contribute on building the customer trust.  

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Nordic Entertainment Group
How machine learning makes your movie nights cozy

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Room C4, floor 2, (70 seats available)


Chances are you will subscribe to at least one streaming service (if not more). To stand out in an increasingly competitive industry, AI and data science are rapidly getting a central role within Nordic Entertainment Group. Now it’s all about personalisation and how we can integrate that throughout the customer journey. Instead of sitting on the couch struggling to decide what to watch, we want to return relevant recommendations that help address the paradox of choice. In this session, three members of Viaplay’s data science team will talk you through an end-to-end lifecycle of a machine learning application at NENT. They’ll start with data collection & feature engineering before exploring model selection,setting the model in production and evaluating it through A/B testing.  

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Plan International
Don't forget 80+ percent of the world's girls and women! - How do we collaborate within and between sectors to create opportunities for all?

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Room 23, floor 2, 30, (20 seats available)


To create an equal future, all girls and young women around the world need opportunities to co-define and drive the tech agendas of the future. To do so, they urge for the support of academia, companies, investors and non-governmental organisations. The tech world started off by not including girls and young women in high income countries. The results are obvious. Let's not make the same mistake for 80+ percent of the world's girls and women who are living in the developing world!
Moderator: Nathalie Piehl, Head of Communications (acting) at Plan International Sweden
Speakers: Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO, Plan International, Sophia Bendz Partner, Atomico, Nora Bavey, Founder and CEO, Unitech, Elin Wallberg, Corporate Citizenship, Brand and Partnerships Manager, Samsung Electronics Nordic AB, Betelhem Dessie, Project manager iCog Labs, Mala Chakraborti, Head of Ericsson ONE Sweden  

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Salesforce
Talking Equality - Better business with equality in FinTech industry

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Room C2, floor 2, (100 seats available)


At Salesforce we truly believe that companies can be powerful platforms for social change and that it is our higher purpose to drive Equality for all and create a world where everyone has equal rights, equal pay, equal access to education, and equal opportunities to succeed. The booming Swedish Fintech industry are struggling to attract female tech talents and to create a fair and equal environment that reflects our society. Join us for a panel discussion with the leading frontrunners of Swedish Fintech where they share their personal stories and way forward for better business with equality focus. Rikard Josefson CEO Avanza, Tuva Palm, SHE Invest, Founding Partner, Alexandra Furst, Dustin Group, EVP IT & Digitalisation, Carolina Lahdo, Sales Associate, Nord Fondkommission, and Inger Lise Eng Salesforce, Senior Director, Services Delivery Lead Nordics.  

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Scania
The road to responsible AI

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Room C3, floor 2, (185 seats available)


The new technology is changing Scania, shaking it to the core. Intelligent software is challenging the processes and ideas that have been developed for decades in order to achieve high quality industry and engineering. Who will be breaking that barrier? And who is at risk when it falls? Isolde Snellman, Data Scientist at Scania.  

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Scania
Being part of the solution

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Room C3, floor 2, (185 seats available)


In a world of global warming, aging populations and urbanisation we need to break down the barriers for climate change. We know that transport is a challenge for cities and for the environment. At Scania, sustainability is part of our core. We will take you on a journey and guide you through the world of future transport solutions and discuss how it can and need to change. We will talk about how WE at Scania take an active role for a better future and how YOU as a world citizen, passenger or women in tech can contribute and do the same. We all need to be part of the solution! Johanna Lind and co-host Neeraj Sharma.  

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SEB
AI for banking (and society)

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Room 38, floor 3, (70 seats available)


Come and listen to Salla Franzén, Group Chief Data Scientist at SEB, who will give an interactive session where the audience can choose areas of interest within AI. Topics will include AI research, application, organizational structure and how to get everyone excited about AI.  

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Snow Software
Secrets to becoming a high performance organization

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Room 35+36, floor 3, (60 seats available)


High performing organizations have a few characteristics in common. Two of them are psychological safety and self-organization. What kind of mindset is required for self-organization to happen? How can you foster innovation by listening to people in a new way?  

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Swedbank
Do you have an idea? Validate It!

Breakout Session 13.00-13:45 / Room 24+25, floor 2 (45 seats available)


Got an idea but not sure if you should pursue it? Then this breakout session is for you! Many entrepreneurs have ideas, but they either remain just in their heads or fail at the early stage. We want to show you how to eliminate unknowns by using few innovation techniques and examples, and ultimately - to boost your courage to follow your dreams and become an intra/entrepreneur. We at Swedbank are on an exciting journey of developing the future of finance and we would like to connect and share that experience with you too! Neda Nordin will be facilitating this session with the assistance of Sima Banijamali. Neda is the Senior Innovation Manager at Digital Banking with the mission to enhance innovation culture and skills. She has been supporting governments, corporates, startups and NGOs in innovation and sustainable development internationally and in Sweden. Sima is the Enterprise Agile Coach with DevOps, product development background and great experience from the gaming industry!  

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Swedbank
Do you have an idea? Validate It!

Breakout Session 14.00-14:45 / Room 24+25, floor 2 (45 seats available)


Got an idea but not sure if you should pursue it? Then this breakout session is for you! Many entrepreneurs have ideas, but they either remain just in their heads or fail at the early stage. We want to show you how to eliminate unknowns by using few innovation techniques and examples, and ultimately - to boost your courage to follow your dreams and become an intra/entrepreneur. We at Swedbank are on an exciting journey of developing the future of finance and we would like to connect and share that experience with you too! Neda Nordin will be facilitating this session with the assistance of Sima Banijamali. Neda is the Senior Innovation Manager at Digital Banking with the mission to enhance innovation culture and skills. She has been supporting governments, corporates, startups and NGOs in innovation and sustainable development internationally and in Sweden. Sima is the Enterprise Agile Coach with DevOps, product development background and great experience from the gaming industry!  

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Tele2
Diversity and Inclusion – moving from words to action

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Room 35+36, floor 3, (60 seats available)


This breakout session will be all about diversity and inclusion. You will hear about it both from a female leader perspective and from a tech company perspective. Monika Gullin is leading the IT Consumer unit at Tele2 and has been working for 25 years in the tech industry and will condense her experience into concise advice and leadership practices. Therese Torstensson is heading talent supply at Tele2 and is responsible for the company’s diversity & inclusion initiatives. She will share her knowledge about what a company can do that is serious about these areas. During 2019 Tele2 managed to recruit 63% females, up from 30% the last 10 years. Learn more about the changes that can bring real change in a large tech company?  

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UN WOMEN Sverige
If you teach a girl to code, she will change the world

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Room 23, floor 2, (30 seats available)


The achievement of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), notably gender equality and women’s empowerment, requires transformative shifts, integrated approaches, and new solutions. Based on current trajectories, existing interventions will not suffice to achieve a Planet 50-50 by 2030. Innovative approaches that disrupt “business as usual” are central to delivering the SDGs for all. Innovation and technology provide unprecedented opportunities to break trends and reach those who are the most likely to be left behind. This is why UN Women has prioritized innovation technology as one of the “drivers of change” within its new draft Strategic Plan, 2018 – 2021. During this session we will present to you what UN WOMEN is all about, what we do specifically in Sweden and showcase projects around the world on how to empower women in technology!  

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Visma
“Female” and “Male” leadership - is there really any difference?

Breakout Session Part 2 -14.00-14.45 / Room 21, floor 2, (30 seats available)


The IT and telecom industries have for many years been dominated by men and on many companies in the industry, there is still a strong overrepresentation of both male employees and managers. At Visma, the statistics look different and our female leaders are represented at all levels in several different business areas. Visma's female leaders are in many companies a majority and four of our largest Visma-companies in Sweden are run by female Managing Directors. The management and the difference between females and males are a subject that interests us at Visma and we see this issue as a highly relevant subject to discuss more. So to the big question for our breakout session; Do female and male leadership exist, and if so, in what way? During Visma's Breakout Session, we will have a discussion between Marie Ceder, MD of Visma Commerce AB and Sofia Gerstenfeld, MD of Visma Enterprise AB, who will discuss this particular issue. They will raise the issue of being both a woman and a MD differs from their male colleagues and how their career in this industry has been affected just by being a woman. Finally, they will also discuss the pattern at Visma with many women in high positions; how come and how does it show in the organization?  

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Volvo Cars
Transforming at scale - from pushing metal to selling subscriptions

Breakout Session Part 1 -13.00-13.45 / Room 38, floor 3, (70 seats available)


Volvo Cars is a company founded by men building cars for men. The company also has a strong heritage of building safe cars. Even before “human centricity” was part of our vocabulary, this played a core role in all product development  Today Volvo is a diverse company selling more than 700 000 cars for both men and women and the human centric heritage is reflected in our products. This break out session is about a company transforming from the inside while protecting its heritage and strong values.  

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