Summer greetings from Swedsoft

Summer and vacation are approaching and it’s time to wrap up the first half of 2022.

Meetings and activities

In the beginning of 2022 we, together with the other organizations in our Vinnova funded project, Linneaus University, Mälardalen University, University West and Örebro University, presented the new webinar series Software inspiration for professionals. The engagement and participation level, has to our great joy, been high throughout the spring. Please join us at the next webinar in this series AI and ethics for engineers on September 6th!

On the 27th of January we invited decision makers from Swedish software development for the seventh opportunity of Gathering of Software Sweden 2022. The workshop resulted in a report on how the Higher Vocational Education (HVE) can become better at supporting Sweden with software expertise.

During Swedsoft’s annual meeting on April 26th we went through what happened in 2021, looked ahead and elected a new Chairman and board for the association. We were pleased to welcome Stefan Frank as Swedsoft’s new Chairman as well as Tobias Strandh, Republify as a new board member. Republify, which is a newly formed company consisting of people who are and have been involved in Swedsoft, we were also welcomed as a new member of Swedsoft during the spring.

As previously reported in last years summary, the board together with the secretariat carried out a major review of Swedsoft Strategic business plan. In the beginning of this year it was also released in English!

Views and comments

In the beginning of February we submitted our views on the report An improved system against labor exploitation, etc. (SOU 2021: 88). An improved system for labor immigration is an important issue for Swedsoft and we are particularly keen to attract people with system and software expertise. We choose to support the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s response as well as Teknikföretagen’s additions. You can read and download Swedsoft’s response here (Swedish).

In June we submitted our comments regarding the European Commisson’s proposal for a regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data (The Data Act).

Autumn at Swedsoft

At September 1st Swedsoft’s Secretary General Gabriel Modéus hands over to a new Secretary General who will be presented after summer.

In September we will start our Swedsoft Expert Networks with the aim to create mutual exchange between our 49 members and your experts in different subjects! There is still spots left so take the opportunity and share your skills and broaden your network!

Swedsoft is one of the organizers behind Lindholmen Software Development Day which takes place at Lindholmen Science Park on October 27th. This year’s theme will be Connecting realities.

On November 15th it is finally time for the eleventh Software Technology Exchange Workshop with the theme The release is not the end – mastering the software lifecycle. The program is done and will, together with the registration, be released after summer. Save the date for November 15th in Stockholm!

We now look forward to the warm and balmy winds of summer and the upcoming autumn full of activities!


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