Jan Bosch. Photo: Pontus Johansson
​Professor Jan Bosch. ​Photo: Pontus Johansson

Our Software-Driven world

​We are living in the most exciting time in the history of mankind. This is the message from Jan Bosch, Professor of Software Engineering, who will give a presentation at the initiative seminar on Digitalisation in March 2017.

Come and listen to Jan Bosch, Professor of Software Engineering and Director of Software Center. He will give a presentation at the Chalmers Initiative Seminar on Digitalisation, 15-16 March 2017.

Title: Speed, Data and Ecosystems: Excelling in a Software-Driven World

“The last century has seen unprecedented improvements in the quality of the human condition and technology is at the heart of this progress. Now we are experiencing an even bigger leap as we move towards a new level of digitisation and automation.

Ranging from self-driving cars to factories without workers to societal infrastructure, every sensor and actuator is becoming connected and new applications that enable new opportunities are appearing daily. The fuel of this emerging connected, digitized and automated reality is software and the key challenge is to continuously deliver value to customers.

The future of software engineering in this context is centered around three main developments: Speed, Data and Ecosystems.

The focus on speed is concerned with the constantly increasing rate of deploying new software in the field. This continuous integration and deployment is no longer only the purview of internet companies but is also increasingly deployed in embedded systems.

Second, data is concerned with the vast amounts of information collected from systems deployed in the field and the behavior of the users of these systems. The software-intensive systems industry needs to significantly improve its ability to exploit the value present in that data.

Finally, ecosystems are concerned with the transition in many companies from doing everything in-house to strategic use of innovation partners and commodity providing partners.

The presentation addresses these three main developments, provides numerous examples from the Nordic and international industry and predicts the next steps that industry and academia need to engage in to remain competitive.”

/Jan Bosch, Professor of Software Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

Published: Mon 09 Jan 2017. Modified: Fri 13 Jan 2017