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ScAIEM 2019

Scandinavian Academy of Industrial Engineering and Management

KTH Stockholm, Sweden14-16 October 2019

Keynote om IEM knowledge

IEM knowledge for the future

Industrial relevance is of outmost importance for a field as Industrial Engineering and management (IEM). From its cradle in mass-manufacturing of the industrial revolution, IEM has over the years followed the industrial development to include an increasingly larger number of issues. Facing today’s situation with digitalization and disruptive changes, the one-billion question is: what should we teach to continue to stay relevant? Or stated different: what are the relevant IEM competences for the future?

This issue will be discussed by a panel of leaders from industry.

Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, Scandia

Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt is Head of Innovation, R&D at Scandia Group. He is also a doctor in Vehicle Engineering at KTH. With a strong reputation for focusing on innovation and R&D, Scania is a world leading provider of transport solutions. Together with partners and customers Scania drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system.

Jane Walerud, Walerud Ventures

Jane builds companies, often around technical ideas. She was the co-founder & CEO of Bluetail, invested in Klarna before incorporation, and was the Executive Chair of Lensway. Her Walerud Ventures invests time and money in early stage technical startups. She enjoys being part of the group just starting a company.

Jane is a member and gold medalist of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the SUP46 Hall of Fame, was awarded the Kings Medal in 2019 and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology. Last government, she was also a member of the Swedish Innovation Council.

Tuva Palm, Entrepreneur