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Keynote Speakers

Jan Moström, President and CEO, LKAB, Sweden


Jan Moström is the President and CEO of LKAB since 2015. He is reponsible for the day-to-day administration according to the Swedish Companies Act.
The President’s general responsibility is set out in the instructions for the President and the Board’s rules of procedure.
LKAB’s operations are divided into two business areas: Iron Ore and Special Products. There are various Group functions to support the divisions, in the form of Finance, HR, Environment and Sustainability, Market and Technology, Communication and Climate, as well as Urban Transformation.

Johan Gunnarsson, CTO Combitech AB, Sweden

Johan Gunnarsson

Johan Gunnarsson has been working at the Nordic Tech- and solution partner Combitech since 2011, with a special focus on technology and collaboration. As Chief Technology Officer Johan is instrumental in accelerating the development of a smarter, more sustainable and more resilient society, where both the mining and defence industries are instrumental in our current society transformation. Combitech was founded as a part of Swedish defence and security group Saab in 1982.

Prof. Dr. Vasiliy Krivtsov, Director of Reliability & Safety Analytics, Ford Motor , USA


Vasiliy Krivtsov is the Director of Reliability & Safety Analytics at the Ford Motor Company. He also holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, where he teaches graduate courses on advanced reliability data analysis.  

Krivtsov has earned a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine) and a PhD in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland (USA). He is the author of 60+ professional publications, including a book on Reliability Engineering & Risk Analysis, 11 patented inventions and 7 trade secret inventions on statistical algorithms for Ford. He is a Vice Chair of the International Reliability Symposium (RAMS®) Tutorials Committee and a Senior Member of IEEE. Prior to Ford, Krivtsov held the position of Associate Professor of EE in Ukraine, and that of Research Scientist at the University of Maryland Center for Reliability Engineering. Further information on Dr. Krivtsov's professional activity is available at www.krivtsov.net 

Dr. Peter Söderholm, Swedish Transport Administration, Sweden


Peter Söderholm has worked with research, development and standardisation in the areas of dependability, quality and risk as civil servant for more than 20 years. The main application area is currently railway infrastructure and earlier military aircraft. Peter has a PhD in operation and maintenance engineering and is associate and adjunct professor in quality technology at Luleå university of technology (LTU). Currently Peter is working in the “Program upgrade railway” at Trafikverket (Swedish transport administration) with focus on a roadmap for Swedish railway 2050, participate in research with LTU and standardisation within the Swedish technical committee for dependability

Björn Dellås, JVTC chairman, Trafikverket, Sweden


Björn Dellås is the Head of Technical Facilities Management, Railway System, Swedish Transport Administration. He is the chairman of  Luleå Railway Research Center, LTU. For many years Björn Dellås have worked with change, leadership, more efficient product development, innovation, global organization, process development and quality. Björn Dellås have been internationally active as a senior manager, program and project manager and have led operations at a local and global level, always with a focus on business.
He has successfully managed projects and programs and then turned the risk of loss into profit, built up global product strategies and organizations, improved quality in production and development which resulted in increased sales. Björn is known for creatively finding strategies and seeking solutions that challenge, change and improve conventional methods and ways of thinking. As an interim manager, program manager, project manager, change manager or facilitator, he has helped the organizations become more efficient in running projects, making innovations work and optimizing processes and working methods.

Colin Williams, Executive Architect, IBM, Sweden


Colin Williams is an Executive Industry Solution Architect and is advising and consulting clients in the development and evolution of critical business & technology capabilities within the enterprise that align with the corporate strategy.
Colin brings over 20 years of experience and a consultative approach that applies disruptive thinking to helping clients identify technologies in an end to end solution. In his role as a transformation advisor, Colin works closely with organizations to build strategies and execution roadmaps through a series of value creation, business framing and design thinking workshops that help tackle the challenges and align solutions for a future target operating model at his clients.
Colin has a wealth of industry knowledge from the industrial sector and has a great understanding of value chains across OEM´s and Operators. Here he has a network of communities and practices from both the industry and academic worlds in which he often supports and aligns with.

Daniel Akenine, National Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft, Sweden

Daniel Akenine

Daniel Akenine is National Chief Technology Officer, responsible for Microsoft technical strategy and policy in Sweden.

His current assignments are:
- Member of the Swedish National Digitalisation Council (Digitaliseringsrådet) chaired by the Minister of Digitalisation
- Co-founder of addAI.org (What will it mean to be a human in the future of AI? )
- Vice chairman of the Swedish Computer Society
- Expert in ISO cloud committee, SC38
- On the advisory board for Swedish Philanthropy Symposium
- Member of MSB FIDI council
- Teaching at Royal Institute of Technology, KTH
- Writer of several national and international books about cloud and IT-architecture 

Prof. Dr. Jay Lee, University of Maryland, USA

Jay Lee

Dr. Jay Lee is Clark Distinguished Professor in the Mechanical Engineering of the Univ. of Maryland College Park.  He is also the founding director of Industrial AI Center (www.iaicenter.com ).  Previously, he served as Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair, and Univ. Distinguished Professor at Univ. of Cincinnati, and was the founding director of National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (www.imscenter.net) in partnership with over 100 global company members.

He was on leave from UC to serve as Vice Chairman and Board Member for Foxconn Technology Group during 2019-2021 to lead the development of Foxconn Wisconsin Science Park in Mt. Pleasant, WI (www.foxconnwiofficial.com). In addition, he advised Foxconn business units to successfully receive five WEF Lighthouse Factory Awards since 2019.

He is a member of  Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production of the World Economics Council (WEF), a member of Board of Governors of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Council of National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Board of Trustees of MTConnect, as well as a senior advisor to McKinsey. Previously, he served as Director for Product Development and Manufacturing at United Technologies Research Center (now Raytheon Technologies Research Center) as well as Program Director for a number of programs at NSF.

He was selected as 30 Visionaries in Smart Manufacturing in by SME in Jan. 2016 and 20 most influential professors in Smart Manufacturing in June 2020, and received SME Eli Whitney Productivity Award and SME/NAMRC S.M. Wu Research Implementation Award in 2022. His new book on Industrial AI was published by Springer in 2020. 

Prof. Dr. Mariëlle Stoelinga, Risk Management, University of Twente


Prof. Dr. Mariëlle Stoelinga is a professor of risk management, both at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and the University of Twente, in the Netherlands. She holds an MSc and a PhD degree from Radboud University Nijmegen, and has spent several years as a post-doc at the University of California at Santa Cruz, USA.

Stoelinga is the project coordinator on PrimaVera, a large collaborative project on Predictive Maintenance in the Dutch National Science Agenda NWA. She also received a prestigious ERC consolidator grant  Stoelinga is the scientific programme leader  Risk Management Master, a part-time MSc programme for professionals. 

Maria Signal Martebo, Managing Director, Alstom, Sweden

Maria Signal Martebo

Maria Signal's career started in the Railway Industry with ABB, Adtranz and Bombardier. Her experience was  built around two main fields of expertise, Design methodology concerning Design for Environment (DfE) and Marketing/Sales. In both fields she enjoyed building up new expertises and teams to successfully performing units. With a strong target focus and drive she built up the DfE team from scratch to a Centre of Competence for the entire Bombardier Transportation group in 7 years. Her strong passion for the customer took her into Sales where her team managed to change from slumping market shares in the first years of 2000 to a solid market share of 60% for the dominating Swedish market from 2007 and onwards.

Between February 2011 and October 2012 She worked in the highly competitive car industry. Her focus was in Marketing and Sales versus OEM’s such as Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo and Porsche, but also covered PR responsibility for the Köping-unit. Between October 2012 and December 2014 She has been the Regional manager for Eskilstuna/Västerås in Etteplan, covering five engineering departments, from Mechanical Engineering to SW Engineering. Full P&L responsibility in a tough market situation has sharpened her target-setting abilities and leadership skills.

Being back in the railway industry since 2015 is great for her. She spent first 7 years approx in roles as Sales Director and Customer Director where she combined a commercial role with a delivery responsibiity. She enjoys working with a company with complex products and projects and combining leadership, strategy, sales and business development with a strong overall purpose to supply sustainable mobility. Since April 2022, she is the MD for Alstom in Sweden with 2.000 employees and 20 sites.

Pierre Eisenmann, Chief AI Architect, Alstom Digital & Infrastructure, France

Pierre Eisenmann

Pierre Eisenmann is Chief AI Architect in Alstom’s Digital & Infrastructure business line. He is in charge of developing AI solutions into Alstom’s signaling portfolio. His current main focus is to leverage the power of AI to improve the efficiency of designing, delivering and operating signaling projects. He was previously Chief Telecom Architect and came to Alstom through the acquisition of 21net, a small company that designed solutions for Wifi for train passengers where he had the role of CTO. Previously he had various roles in the Telecom Industry, working for small start-ups and large multinational equipment vendors on R&D, Engineering, Sales & Marketing roles. He started his career at Schlumberger developing signal processing solutions for oil exploration.

Mathieu Bancelin, Director Intelligent Exterior Systems, Division of Plastic Omnium, France

Mathieu Bancelin

Mathieu Bancelin is currently Advanced Technology Director in the Intelligent Exterior Systems Division of Plastic Omnium since 2020, in charge of new technologies and new products development. He joined Plastic Omnium in 2017 as Deputy Chief Technical Officer to steer Group  research & innovation Strategy, to support Divisions in new business lines set-up (hydrogen storage, fuel cells…) and incubate advanced projects in collaboration with ecosystems (academics, start-ups, VCs…). Mathieu started its career in railway business at Alstom where he served in various positions in R&D Management, Innovation Management and Expertise Management. Mathieu is graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure and Ecole Centrale.

Anders Aabakken, Head of Technology and Environment, Trafikverket, Sweden

Anders Aabakken

Anders Aabakken is currenty Head of Technology and Environment at Trafikverket, Sweden. He is contributing in a complex and dynamic business environment associated with e.g. growth or restructuring.