STEW 2020 participants screenshot

STEW 2020 – great discussions, new contacts and interesting presentations.

Last week on January 21st-22nd the ninth annual Software Technology Exchange Workshop 2020 took place. Over two days the participants took part in engaging discussions, networking and listened to interesting presentations around this year’s theme – Data for Software Development.

STEW 2020 was organized together with the co-hosts among Swedsoft’s members, Scania, Halmstad University, AB Volvo, Teknikföretagen, Saab, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Malmö University, Informator, Linnaeus University, Business Region Göteborg and Addalot.

Helena Holmström Olsson, one of the speakers at STEW 2020.

Digital networking software conference

This was the first time the conference was held digitally but even though we couldn’t meet in person the days were filled with discussions and networking. During STEW the participants listened to several interesting speakers that all talked about their view on the theme – Data for Software Development.

  • AI-engineering: what is needed for a successful development and operation of AI-systems?
    Helena Holmström Olsson, Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Malmö University
  • Visual software analytics: challenges and opportunities
    Rafael M. Martins, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Media Technology, Linnaeus University
  • Explainable artificial intelligence for predictive maintenance
    Slawomir Nowaczyk, Professor in Machine Learning, Halmstad University
  • Intellectual property as a tool for constructing data openness
    Pavel Kopylov, IP Business & Legal Consultant, Synergon AB
  • Making Program Analysis Useful Together
    Emma Söderberg, Associate Senior Lecturer, Lund University
  • From beauty in code to beauty in data
    Markus Borg, Senior Researcher, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
  • Open data and open innovation around roads
    Thomas Olsson, Senior researcher, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
  • The petabyte project
    Sven Nilsson, Software Innovation Specialist, SAAB AB

One of the smaller group disscussions during STEW 2020.

Networking and knowledge exchange

So besides listening to interesting speakers a large part of the conference also consisted of virtual discussions and workshops with all participants. During the breaks a lot of the participants took the opportunity to take part in digital networking that were offered. There were a lot of engaging and interesting discussions where several new contacts and new opportunities for cooperation were created. Something we are very happy about since the emphasis of STEW is on two main areas; networking and knowledge exchange.

Frida Andersson, Teknikföretagen, moderator at STEW 2020.

STEW has since 2011 been arranged with the purpose to create exchange between academia, industry and the public sector, something we believe was achieved with great result. We want to send a big thank you to all the co-host, speakers and participants who together made STEW 2020 a great conference!

Do you want to be a co-host for STEW 2021? We have started the planning for STEW 2021 so contact the secretariat immediately!


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