Sweden Innovation Days

Data - 17/11/2020 - 19/11/2020
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Welcome to a three-day worldwide online event around one of the hottest topics of our times: Artificial Intelligence!

Learn more about the Swedish AI strategy, the national AI ecosystem and its challenges. Listen to thought leaders from the industry, public sector and academia talk about key AI focus areas and get inspired by successful collaboration stories. Learn how to innovate and collaborate with startup and discover top innovation hubs from Sweden and around the globe. And last but absolutely not least, be part of the world’s largest matchmaking ever between enterprises and startups!

Transforming Sweden in the rising era of AI through national and international collaboration

With industry and innovation in focus, we will show the amazing power of Sweden as an AI & innovative nation. Through keynote lectures and panel discussions, thought leaders from industry, public sector, and academia will give their view of the Swedish strategy, the AI ecosystem and its challenges. You will learn how you can collaborate in the ongoing transformation, get insights into the areas we are working on and get inspiration from the real world.

It is not only Sweden that view AI as a transformative technology. Many nations have now developed a national AI strategy and the first two that released theirs were Canada followed by Japan. No strategies are alike and nations focuses in different areas within the field of AI. That is why it is so interesting to have a deeper look at theses strategies and discuss what experts think these different focus areas will lead to.

Format: Online, with tracks on key focus areas
Free registration

The program on 17 November will be divided into six tracks:

Track 1 – National AI strategy (CET, Central European Time 14.00-15.10)
Innovation plays an important role in how competitive a nation stays over time – and it is important for the quality of life for a nation’s citizens. Being one of the most innovative countries in the world, the Swedish national strategy for driving innovation is of special interest. Will Sweden stay competitive and innovative also in the future?

On the same note we are also in – what many express as – a global race of AI. Therefore we will have a closer look at the AI strategy of two of the world leading nations within the field – Canada and Japan – and compare them to what is happening in the Nordics.
Ibrahim Baylan – Swedish Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation
Darja Isaksson – Vinnova, Sweden’s Innovation Agency
Daniel Gillblad – AI Sweden & RISE, Sweden
Jordan Zed – Innovation, Science and Economic Dev. Canada
Hiroaki Kitano – Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Japan

Track 2 – AI for industry (CET 15.10-16.10)
Tech is changing the game for many companies, so also for industry. With the rising era of AI, enterprises and industrial companies are making use of machine learning and other technologies within the field to transform their operations. AI has the potential to transform the industrial world and in this track we will listen to thought leaders in the field on what they are doing and how they are transforming.
Dörte Nielandt – Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany
Elena Fersman – Ericsson, Sweden
Amy Loutfi – Örebro University, Sweden
Marcus Liwicki – Luleå University, Sweden
Silvio Meira – Digital Strategy company, Brazil
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India)

Track 3 – Transforming healthcare (CET 16.10-17.10)
AI can lead to improved healthcare and increase the productivity and efficiency of the healthcare sector. It has the potential to improve the day-to-day life of healthcare practitioners, letting them spend more time caring for patients and saving more lives. But we also have to ask ourselves if we focus enough on keeping people healthy, or if some things need to improve? And could it then be done with the help of AI?
Markus Lingman – Region Halland, Sweden
Ebba Carbonnier – SweLife, Sweden

Track 4 – Sustainable energy and fighting climate change (CET 17.10-17.40)
We need to act now to reverse the damage we’ve done to our planet – to be able to have thriving societies in the future. Technology and the transformation towards a greener world are probably the most important keys in fighting climate change. In this track we will listen to what role businesses and the use of AI can play.
Linda Leopold – H&M group, Sweden
Johan Granström – ABB, Sweden
Shilpa Kolhatkar – Nvidia, USA
Andreas Stubelius, Senior portfolio manager, Swedish Energy Agency

Track 5 – Tomorrow’s mobility (CET 17.10-18.30)
Autonomous and flying cars has been on the agenda for decades – but how far have we come and what do the major Swedish players view as tomorrow’s mobility? In this track we will explore how leaders from the industry see transportation and mobility change in the near future.
Anna Westerberg – Volvo Group, Sweden
Linnea Kornehed – Einride, Sweden
Anat Lea Bonshtien – Prime Minister Office, Israel
Sofie Vennersten, Director, Drive Sweden
Anoop Chawla, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology
Anat Lea Bonshtien, Chairman and Director of the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative, Israel Prime Minister’s Offic

Track 6 – Our future democracy (closing discussion, CET 18.30-19.00)
All of the changes and innovation happening in different sectors will also transform the society we live and work in. From new services and products to completely new ways of doing things and moving in cities. So how does this new world look and what do we need to be extra cautious (or curious) about? In this track we will discuss what the impact of Artificial Intelligence really can have on society – and the future of democracy.
Virginia Dignum – WASP, Sweden
Henri Verdier – Government office, France
Mikael Hagström, TitelChair, Global Agenda Council on Data-Driven Dev, World Economic Forum


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