#WITswe23: Speakers announcement

We’re preparing for #WITswe23 with a world-class lineup of speakers and a theme that is highly relevant to the times we live in.

This year’s #WITswe2023 will cover a wide range of topics such as energy, cybersecurity, AI, and leadership. The theme, “Charged and Ready to Raise,” comes from recharging batteries and gathering strength to collectively find new paths forward. We are living through a challenging time, but it is also a time of enormous opportunities for the technology industry to pave the way for a brighter future.

“I am so proud of our speakers and our program this year. We still have a lot of work to do to bring about more change in the tech industry, and Women in Tech Sweden’s mission is as important now as it was in the beginning of 2014. It truly shows when you look at the amazing speakers we have with us this year. We can promise a very diverse program with many different perspectives, but perhaps even more importantly, how we can all come together and embody this year’s theme, together. We are Charged and Ready to Raise!” says Elin Eriksson, Director of Women in Tech Sweden.

After several years of crises in the world, the need for inspiration and role models has probably never been greater, and there is a longing for change. Therefore, it is with great pride that Women in Tech Sweden presents some of this year’s speakers.

Dr. Angel Durr

Researcher, consultant, and professor

Dr. Angel Durr obtained her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of North Texas in 2018. Angel owns a non-profit organization, DataReady DFW, which aims to use strategic data, AI, and RPA technology to meet the needs of marginalized populations. In addition to her work as a speaker and consultant, Dr. Durr currently works as a lecturer at the University of Nevada Analytics Online MBA program.

Mats Persson

Minister for Education in Sweden

Mats Persson has a Ph.D. in Economic History from Lund University. He has been the Liberal Party’s spokesperson for economic policy and a member of parliament since 2014, serving on both the finance and education committees. Since the fall of 2022, he has been Sweden’s Minister for Education (L) with responsibility for higher education, research, and space.

Åsa Zetterberg

CEO of TechSverige

Since 2019, Åsa has been the CEO of TechSverige. She has a long and solid background in digitalization, including serving as the section manager for digitalization at the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR) and as the government’s Chief Digital Officer.

Maha Bouzeid

Investor, board member, and influencer in the Swedish energy sector

Maha has extensive experience in sales, business development, and procurement of high technology. She began her career in the aviation industry, then moved to telecommunications, and later transitioned to the energy sector. She has lived, studied, and worked in five different countries on three continents, most recently in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She is a mother of two, passionate about technology and business growth, and driven by the desire to make an impact.

Maha was recognized as one of Sweden’s 125 most powerful women in business by Dagens Industri in 2022. She was named Leader of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Chain in the MENA region in 2021. Early in her career, both in 2010 and 2013, Maha was named one of Sweden’s future female leaders. Maha was selected as the Alumnus of the Year 2013 by Linköping University.

More speakers to come

And the best part? These are only four of them. Stay tuned for more!