Jubilee Seminar Space, mines, data storage and AI – How are they interconnected?

Today more and more data and measurement signals are being generated by machines, space flights, private individuals and multiple systems. Swedish industry is in the middle of a digital transformation journey where extreme quantities of information are being created, stored and evaluated in order to meet increasing competition. But how good are we at actually producing something beneficial from all of the data we’re gathering?

Vetenskapens hus, Luleå
Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 10:00 - 16:00 CET

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The purpose of the seminar is to shed light on how new technology that incorporates artificial intelligence can be used within an important Swedish basic industry – mining, and in a growing sector – space engineering. Mining, space engineering and data storage all also have a strong presence in Norrbotten and Västerbotten Counties. We want to explore how Swedish industry is developing thanks to digitalisation’s opportunities.

Programme and participants

10 a.m. – Introduction

  • Welcome – Tuula Teeri, President of IVA
  • Introduction – digital conversion for Sweden

10.30 a.m. – Theme Mines

  • Mining and AI, Jan Moström CEO LKAB
  • Does more data lead to better decisions? Mikael Nyström, CEO Mobilaris

11.15 a.m. – Theme Space

  • Europe’s space research and AI, Michael Rast, Head of Science Strategy, Coordination & Planning Office, European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Northern Sweden’s advantages from a space perspective, Olle Norberg, former Director General of the Swedish National Space Board and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Space Technology, Luleå University of Technology

Noon – Lunch break

1 p.m. – Norrbotten – a county for fresh ideas

  • Björn O. Nilsson, County Governor

1.20 p.m. – Theme Data Storage

  • Development of the data centre industry, Emma Fryer, Associate Director at techUK.
  • Development of the data centre industry in northern Sweden, Tor Björn Minde, VD RISE SICS North

2.05 p.m. – Applied AI

  • AI in practical applications
  • Machine learning, AI and human-computer interaction, Marcus Liwicki, Professor in machine learning, Luleå University of Technology

2.50 p.m. – Coffee break

3.10 p.m. – Panel discussion

3.50 p.m. – Summary, Erik Höglund, Chairman IVA North, Professor, Luleå University of Technology

4 p.m. Buffet reception

The moderator for the day is Erik Höglund, Chairman of IVA North and a professor at Luleå University of Technology

The seminar will be held in English.

IVA warmly welcomes you to the seminar and the reception afterwards!

Contact information

Eva Lagerblad
Project Coordinator
Phone +46 8-791 29 10

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