Digital leadership of the future

IVA’s Leadership Programme for future research and innovation leaders (IRC) is offering a workshop on digital leadership with IRC alumni from 2012 to 2018 in cooperation with representatives from Atlas Copco.

IVA Conference Center, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm
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Fredag den 26 april 2019 09:30 - 12:00

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9.30 – 9.45 am                    

9.45 – 10.15 am                  
Session 1 – The Role of Digitalisation and AI in the future – Fredrik Heintz Technological opportunities and policy implications. What value can AI add and how can this be communicated? AI’s role in decision processes.

10.15 – 10-30 am                

10.30 – 10.45 am                
Coffee break

10.45 – 11.15 am                
Session 2 – Organisation and digital leadership – Åsa Degermark
What do we know about the importance of leadership in driving change? Examples of factors and activities that play the biggest role. How do we get from traditional leadership to leadership where AI and humans interact for the best possible effect?

11.15 – 11.30 am                

11.35 am – noon                
Case – Atlas Copco – How can we roll out new innovation and improved work methods and processes in an organisation to drive change there and then implement it with a focus on the customer?  What role do leadership and organisation play in achieving success? 

Noon – 12.10 pm               
Closing remarks

12.15 – 1.15 pm                 


Fredrik Heintz is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Linköping University, Sweden. He leads the Stream Reasoning group within the Division of Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Systems (AIICS) in the Department of Computer Science (IDA). His research focus is artificial intelligence especially autonomous systems, stream reasoning and the intersection between knowledge representation and machine learning. He is the Director of the Graduate School for the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) with more than 170 PhD students, the President of the Swedish AI Society (SAIS), and a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on AI.


Åsa Degermark is a consultant, supporting companies with digital transformation, leadership development and change communication. She is the author of the book “Digital Leadership – upgrade your skills to lead in a digital world” (Swedish only so far). Åsa have a background in telecom, where she worked at Ericsson as Head of communication for technology, R&D and innovation.  She was highly involved in the digital transformation of the company and worked in close cooperation with R&D to create thought leadership for new technologies.


Ruggero Vencato has a long career in industrial production. He worked 33 years in in Ceccato up to his current role as General Manager of the Atlas Copco Product Company of Brendola. As General Manager he worked with the Longhorn project; automation of filter production. In 2001 the filter production was moved from Sweden to Italy. In 2008 the production was moved to India. Because of automation it is now back in Italy. The project has also served as an enabler for an automation competence center in Bredola.



Elin Elliot
Internationell sekreterare
Telefon 08-791 29 28

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