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Peter Matsson, Head of Elite Sports, Swedish Sports confederation
Peter Mattsson is the head of elite sports at the Swedish Sports confederation. He leads the work with #elitidtrott2030, which aims to provide Swedish athletes and teams with better conditions to achieve international success. This requires both greater resources and smarter use of the assets we already have. To achieve this we need to intensify the collaboration with academia, both in terms of education and research, as well as with the business sector. Being at the forefront and developing excellence are hallmarks of all these areas.
Dr Susie Tomson – Sustainability Director at thinkBeyond
Susie is one of the world’s leading proponents of sustainability in sport. She started her career in marine and coastal resource management and since 2001, Susie has pioneered industry leading sport and sustainability strategies and delivery programmes, notably, World Sailing, World Athletics, SailGP and Liverpool Football Club. She has developed carbon emission inventories and carbon reduction plans for sporting clubs, NGBs, federations and leagues and is co-chair of the UN Sport for Climate Action working group on Measure, Reduce, Offset that leads the signatories (over 300) on understanding their carbon emissions, how to define scope and measure as well as reduction plans. Susie is Sustainability Director at thinkBeyond, a sport and social impact consultancy.
Professor David Sumpter, Uppsala University
David is author of Soccermatics (2016), Outnumbered (2018) and The Ten Equations that Rule the World (2020). His research covers everything from the inner workings of fish schools and ant colonies, through social psychology and segregation in society, to machine learning and artificial intelligence. He is co-founder of Twelve football and has consulted for leading football clubs and countries, including Hammarby, Barcelona and England. He works actively with outreach to schools, industry and the social sector. His talks at Google, TedX, the Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture and The Royal Institution are available online.
Mathieu Decharme, Sr Director Product Development Bauer
I’m an engineer with a passion for sports. I played competitive hockey all my life and still do to this day. I’m based at our Blainville office in the Province of Quebec, Canada. I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sherbrooke and graduated in 2005. A few months after graduating, I started working for Bauer Hockey as a product development engineer. Throughout the last 16 years that I’ve been working for the company, I’ve been fortunate enough to occupy many different roles in R&D and I’m now in charge of the Product Development for 4 categories under 2 brands:
- Ice Hockey Sticks, Bauer Hockey
- Ice Hockey Goalie Equipment, Bauer Hockey
- Lacrosse Sticks, Maverik Lacrosse
- Bags, Bauer Hockey & Maverik Lacrosse
Johan Rogestedt - Lead data scientist at Svexa
Johan is the lead data scientist at Svexa, an exercise intelligence company based in Silicon Valley, and one of the best middle distance runners in the Swedish history. With a master’s degree from Chalmers University in Engineering in Physics as well as 12 national titles and currently holder of 2 national records, Johan is a well-suited engineer for the exercise technology field. At Svexa, Johan leads the data science team, developing algorithms and models for sports ranging from baseball to triathlon and Olympic gold medalists to recreational athletes.
Linn Söderholm - Biomedical engineering student, research assistant and CEO of Kneedly AB
Linn studies the master’s program Biomedical Engineering at Chalmers University. Since her bachelor thesis which aimed to develop an objective method for diagnostics of knee ligament injuries she has been the CEO of Kneedly AB, a company in the Chalmers Ventures portfolio, which develops a medical device with that purpose. Linn is also part time doing research at Chalmers to validate the diagnostic method. Linn is currently one of the best middle-distance runners in Sweden and has through the RIU program combined her studies at Chalmers with her elite athletics carrier.
Anna Stöm, Chalmers
Anna Ström gained her PhD 2006 from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. The focus of the thesis was correlation between chemical structure and function of polysaccharides. Until 2012, she acted as research manager and project leader at Unilever R&D, the Netherlands, where she used and further developed her expertise on polysaccharides and their function in global product brands like SlimFast and AdeS. During 2012 she returned to academic research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and she currently holds a position as Professor (biträdande) at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. At Chalmers, she successfully combines fundamental research on polysaccharide structure – function with their applied use in fields such as sports nutrition, food, biomedicine and materials.
Lars Larsson. Professor of Hydrodynamics at Chalmers 1982-2020.
Research area: development, validation and application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to hydrodynamic problems. Founder of the CFD company FLOWTECH International AB. Special interest and hobby: Sailing. First author of the book “Principles of Yacht Design”. Hydrodynamicist in five America’s Cup campaigns.
Eva Skiöldebrand, Swedish University of Agricultural Science
I am a veterinarian and professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science in Uppsala. My main research is focused on osteoarthritis (OA) or joint inflammation in the horse. OA is the most common reason for chronic lameness in racehorses and the disease is often diagnosed in a late stage. The inflammation gradually leads to leak of tissue fragments (biomarkers) into the synovial fluid, blood and saliva. We can measure tissue fragments that represent early stages of the destruction process in the articular cartilage and the underlying subchondral bone of the joint. By measuring biomarkers in saliva, we have developed a new non-invasive diagnostic tool that can be of great value for monitoring the efficacy of training and how different footings influence the release of fragments. Today there are no disease modifying drugs for OA, instead the treatment inhibits the pain, however the destructive processes in the joint structures are ongoing. We have developed a new combination drug that stops the destructive processes in the OA joint. This have been shown in a clinical trial including Standardbred trotters.
We are a multidisciplinary research team from several universities that share the same goal and ambition to solve the diagnose and treatment of OA, which is a clear welfare issue for the equine athlete.