Date and time: 26 August 2021, 11:00-11:30
Abstract: Digitalization is driven by the key technologies of software, data, and artificial intelligence. Although enabled by technology, digital transformation affects all dimensions of a company, including business models and organizational setup, as well as the structure of the business ecosystem in which companies operate. This talk will discuss the key technological enablers of digitalization, the implications on companies, and present strategies to addressing these challenges in order to successfully transform and thrive in a digital world.
Jan Bosch bio: Jan Bosch is a professor at Chalmers University Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and director of the Software Center (www.software-center.se), a strategic partner-funded collaboration between 16 large European companies (including Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Saab Defense, Scania, Siemens, and Bosch) and five universities focused on digitalization. Earlier, he worked as Vice President Engineering Process at Intuit Inc where he also led Intuit’s Open Innovation efforts and headed the central mobile technologies team. Before Intuit, he was head of the Software and Application Technologies Laboratory at Nokia Research Center, Finland. Prior to joining Nokia, he headed the software engineering research group at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He received an MSc degree from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and a Ph.D. degree from Lund University, Sweden.
His research activities include digitalisation, evidence-based development, business ecosystems, artificial intelligence and machine/deep learning, software architecture, software product families and software variability management. He is the author of several books including “Design and Use of Software Architectures: Adopting and Evolving a Product Line Approach” published by Pearson Education (Addison-Wesley & ACM Press) and “Speed, Data and Ecosystems: Excelling in a Software-Driven World” published by Taylor and Francis, editor of several books and volumes and author of hundreds of research articles. He is editor for Journal of Systems and Software as well as Science of Computer Programming, chaired several conferences as general and program chair, served on numerous program committees and organised countless workshops. Jan is a fellow member of the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA) and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science.
Jan serves on the boards of IVER, Peltarion and Burt Intelligence and on the advisory boards of Assia Inc. in Redwood City, CA and Pure Systems GmbH (Germany). Earlier he was chairman of the board of Auqtus, Fidesmo and Remente. In the startup space, Jan is an angel investor in several startup companies. He also runs a boutique consulting firm, Boschonian AB, that offers its clients support around the implications of digitalization including the management of R&D and innovation. For more information see his website: www.janbosch.com.
Home-page for more information and recent works: https://janbosch.com