Talare DTG 16: Johan Hagelbäck

Johan Hagelbäck has previously been a senior lecturer in computer science at Linnaeus University and now has the role of Head of AI at Fortnox in Växjö. The presentation will be about the opportunities and challenges that exist at Fortnox to develop AI and machine learning solutions that simplify everyday life for the country’s entrepreneurs.

Talare DTG 16: Welf Löwe

Welf Löwe is the founder of Softwerk and responsible for strategic development and AI at Softwerk. He also heads the research center for data-intensive science and its uses at Linnaeus University. The presentation will be about a concrete project that went all the way from basic research to the APP store.

Talare DTG 16: Morgan Ericsson

Morgan Ericsson is an associate professor of computer science at Linnaeus University and works with how data can make software development ”smarter”. The presentation will be about the challenges that exist when you want to solve complex problems with the help of machine learning and how we and our research can help.

Talare DTG 15: Natasha Asimiadis

Natasha Asimiadis
Natasha is a consultant at Sigma Technology Solutions where she works as an Information engineer. She has been working at Sigma Technology since she finished her bachelor degree in Information logistic in 2015. She has always been an early adapter to the new IT-systems when they were introduced at her previous occupation and liked to know the logic of the user experience to make work more efficient. This brought her to her studies where she could combine her skills in good organisation, networking and information systems. At Sigma Technology she started as an Information engineer and worked with technical documentation for a customer. This included writing and editing requirement documents and making sure the end user would not misunderstand or misinterpret the information given. Moving forward she now works as a coordinator for the same department at our customer where she manages the different IT solutions for the incoming requirements and outgoing documentation.
The high and lows of a consultant
When she was studying she knew that she did not want to work as a consultant! Who was she to tell someone else with more experience than her what to do or not do?
Like any other work you have to learn and adapt to the different tasks and colleagues. The same goes for a consultant, if you have the drive to learn and listen to what people need you are up for the job! Usually the highs and lows for a consultant are the same situations; two sets off colleagues, information process at companies, being an ”expert”, who sees your work, delivery etc.

DTG 15: Romain C. Herault

Romain C. Herault

Romain is a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at Linnaeus University. He teaches graphic design (2D and 3D) as well as video production. He also work (freelancer) as a video producer. His current research interests include the design of training environment to support emergency services using a mix of 360° and regular videos, while providing an interactive aspect and offering visualisation solutions for trainers.

From Academia to Industry, and back.

The world of the industry and academia can be very different, but can benefit from each others. Having a foot in each is challenging, frustrating, and extremely rewarding. Having only academic work to present can feel like having nothing at all. With a bit of outside the box thinking, it is possible to bring your university project as an asset on your CVs. I will give you tips and tricks on how to use academic work (projects, thesis…) and use them as assets instead of hiding them. I will also show you that working in academia can mean very different things, and can be considered as a career.

Talare DTH 15: Alexander Rautenberg

Alexander is working as an IT-Security consultant at Combitech. He started his career back in Germany when he worked as a software developer at a larger insurance company. Through movies, shows, and books he was always fascinated by hackers. So he went on his journey to become exactly that. After moving to Sweden, finishing his Bachelor (Network Security) and Master (Information Security) he realized that (as expected) most of what’s shown in movies is pure fiction but also that some is not that far from reality. At his current position he is helping their customers with security relevant problems, inter alia: penetrationtests, hardening, and security reviews.

The Journey of a Junior Penetration Tester

While Combitech wasn’t my first job, it still was the first one in a different country. Besides worries about my language skills and possible differences in work culture thousands of questions were racing through my head before I got started. Am skilled enough for the job? What are the expectations of the team? Will the colleagues be nice? Will I work with things I find interesting?

It is very common in the IT-Security field to feel overwhelmed by the tools, methodologies, acronyms, and required skills when starting out in the beginning. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you that it will get better after working for two years within the field. In my talk I want to give you my personal answer to the questions above, and give you my view on how to tackle the infamous imposter syndrome.”

Talare DTH 15: Mattias Åhlander

Mattias Åhlander

Mattias is currently working as a product delivery manager at Fortnox in Växjö. He has a long history in IT with roles such as Product manager, Product owner, Agile coach and Scrum master in well known companies such as Klarna, Softhouse and Ericsson.

Working in teams

When you start your career as a developer it’s likely that you will be part of a Team since many companies follow the trend of working according to agile framework such Scrum, Kanban or similar. You might have (good and bad) experience of team work during studies, sports or other social activities. Are the same mechanisms for team relevant at work? – What’s good to think about when entering an existing dev team? – What type of dev team exists? – What can I expect from an onboarding? At Fortnox development of products and services are managed by full-stacked, self-managed DevOps teams. I will share some insights how is it to work in such an environment and how is it to get onboarded as a new team member.

Talare DTG-14: David Jacoby

Om Talaren:

David is an security evangelist who is currently working as Senior Security Researcher for Kaspersky Lab. He is responsible for not only research but also technical PR activities in the Nordic and Benelux region where his tasks often include vulnerability and threat research. He also performs alot of product and security audits, penetration tests, security research and public speaking engagements around the world. His day to day job is about improving awareness of the current and future threats and vulnerabilities to which both consumers and large enterprises are exposed and fight cybercrime. Additional to this he is also the technical advisor for the continuation of the Millennium books written by David Lagercrantz. Mr. Jacoby has also been included in multiple other books such as ”A Guide to Kernel Exploitation: Attacking the Core”, ”Generation 500” and ”Svenska Hackare”. Additional to being an advisor for book projects David is also often seen on TV in programs such as “Stoppa Tjuven” and TV4 Nyhetsmorgon.

David have about 20+ years of experience working in the IT security field. This have given him the opportunity to work in many interesting fields such as: Vulnerability and Threat Management, Customer Experience, Penetration Testing, Development and Fighting Cybercrime.


Common and false perceptions and problems in the security industry and together we will HACK the the security industry and they way we look at it today

What if we could reduce our IT-security costs? What if we could educate our staff and at the same help people in need? What if we could get better at IT-security without spending money?

We really need a new way to look at computer security because they way we work, educate our selfs and others are obsolete. In this provocative presentation David will go though the most common false perceptions and problems in the security industry and we will together HACK the the security industry and they way we look it today.

Talare DTG-14: Peter af Geijerstam

About the speaker:

Peter har hackat några av världens största och mest kända bolag . I januari 2020 blev han utnämnd till ”Researcher of the month” av amerikanska försvarsdepartementet.


Hacking the world for fun and profit

Hur kan man hacka några av världens största företag, bli tackad för det och dessutom tjäna pengar?

Peter tar er med på en introduktion av Bug Bounties och förklarar hur vem som helst, var som helst kan börja hacka lagligt.

Hur gör man? Vilka förutsättningar behöver man ha? Hur lång tid tar det? Var börjar man?


Talare DTG-13: Andreas Carlsson


Andreas Carlsson har jobbat som creative director och UX lead de senaste tio åren, både i svenska och internationalla projekt. Han har alltid varit intresserad av gränslandet mellan visuell deign, användbarhet och den tekniska delen av en digital produkt eller tjänst.

För att föra den tekniska delen närmare den visuella och tvärtom har han tagit fram ett verktyg och arbetssätt som inkluderar styleguides, riktigt innehåll, produktionsfärdig kod samt prototyping.

Topic: Frontendaren som viktigaste del i UX och rapid prototyping.

Andreas kommer att visa idéen bakom och även hur verktyget är uppbygt och fungerar för UX, visuell design och frontend.