Keynote Wednesday Oct. 17
Setting the standard for pan-European interoperability architecture for Air Traffic Management.

The System Wide Information Management (SWIM) concept developed in SESAR has revolutionized the way Air Traffic Management (ATM) stakeholders can interact and collaborate at a global and European level. By standardizing information exchanges and making use of widely adopted internet-based technologies, it decreases costs and enables development and implementation of operational concepts such as airport collaborative decision making. The European ATM Architecture Framework developed in this large-scale transformation project was one of the critical success factors for the program to understand how everything fits together and how to achieve interoperability.

One of the major challenges in airport operations is to ensure an efficient collaboration with air traffic control. Changes in arrival flows may have a significant impact on the turnaround process, including airline ground handling and airport support services. The complexity with increased traffic flows and many actors in large airports can be overcome with an architected airport supported by concepts like SWIM.

The audience will learn:

Experiences from the SESAR European programme, challenges and critical success factors developing the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) with a holistic architecture approach supporting the stakeholders.

  • How interoperability issues in large transformation projects can be overcome, and
  • How Enterprise Architecture can be used to mitigate this.

Experiences from a national collaboration project between Swedavia and LFV at Stockholm Arlanda airport to implement SWIM.

  • How SWIM can improve operational efficiency at airports and open new business opportunities.

Joakim Jerbrant, Chief Architect IT at Swedavia
Peder Blomqvist, Senior information management strategist representing LFV research and innovation
Niklas Häggström, Senior Enterprise Architect at Knowledge agency Europe
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Keynote Thursday Oct. 18
What will it mean to be a human in the future?

Thursday Oct. 18, 13:30

Automation used to replace our muscles – now it replaces our brains. The use of Artificial Intelligence, or AI, will soon impact everyone’s lives. AI and smart algorithms are capable of adding value in areas like law, medicine, economics, transportation. AI will be everywhere. The initiative addAI will explore what happens when you add AI to all these new areas.

The Swedish based initiative addAI is a collaboration between experts in academia, government and companies to discuss and explore the impact of smart algorithms and AI on society.

The initiative works on typical questions like:

  • Sociology: What is the best ways to interact with AI and how may it change the relations between humans?
  • Law: How much responsibility should AI have? AI and the rule of law?
  • Business: What does a AI strategy mean for an organisation or a country?

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Daniel Akenine is working for the Microsoft Technology Office on the long term impact of technology on social and economic development. He is a member of ISO’s international expert group for cloud standards, vice chairman of the Swedish Computer Society, teacher at the Royal Institute of Technology and chairman for Iasa Sweden. He is also the co-founder of two technology companies and holds patent applications in Europe and the United States in applied cryptography.
Daniel has a previous history as a brain researcher at the Karolinska Institute, developer and architect at the Nasdaq OMX stock exchange and lead architect for one of the largest Credit Management systems in Europe. Daniel is also an established Swedish fiction writer. Follow Daniel on Twitter @dakenine

Keynote Friday Oct. 19
Cyber security in the age of artificial intelligence

Friday Oct. 19, 13:45

The discussion about artificial intelligence and security is characterized by futuristic scenarios that are too scary and incredible to take in. But artificial intelligence is today a fact and we have to deal with the risks that already exist and prepare ourselves for what fools around the corner tomorrow – mostly in completely different forms than intelligent killer robots with bright red eyes.

Åsa Schwarz is a security columnist and author of the hacker thriller, The seven keys. For two decades, she has worked as an information security consultant and is now Head of Business Development for Security Services at Knowit. Visit for more information and follow Åsa on Twitter @AsaSchwarz

Photo: Magnus Fond