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TechHeads is a two day conference focused on emerging trends and practices for dev teams, with topics ranging from web, cloud and mobile to security and UX.

September 14 - September 15September 14 - September 15September 14 - September 15September 14 - September 15

Welcome to TechHeads 2022!

Welcome to Kalmar and the inaugural TechHeads conference!

Registration opens at 09.00 Wednesday Sep 14, and all attendees will collect their name bagdes (no ticket necessary) in the entry hall of Kalmarsalen. Please make sure you wear your badge at all times during the conference and the social event in the evening (more information about the social event can be found below).

In addition to the pre-conference session with Amazon, starting at 09.30 on Sep 14, the program offers keynote presentations as well as two parallel tracks: one for developers and one for system architects / project managers / designers. Please note that you may switch between the parallel tracks if you prefer. You can view the full program below.

If you need to book a hotel room, please see below a list of hotels with special rates for TechHeads attendees.

We look forward to a fantastic event!


Please note that registration for TechHeads 2022 is now closed. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact

Keynote speakers

Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder

Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder


#informationsecurity #cybersecurity #internetinfrastructure #DNSSEC

Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder

What are the keys to the internet and how are they protected?

To protect one of the most important parts of the internet, the domain name system, the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) invented Secure DNS, or DNSSEC. During my presentation I will go through the role of cryptographic keys in securing the DNS, how we safely store and use the trust anchor, give an overview of normal operations, explain the adaptations we’ve made for COVID-19, and the role of trusted community representatives. And tell you about my life as crypto officer.


Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder has been Chief Information Security Officer at Internetstiftelsen, the Internet Foundation in Sweden for almost 20 years. She is ranked as one of Sweden’s leading experts on IT security. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), Section XII, Information Technology, a board member of the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk), the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket), .IE (the Irish top level domain administrator) and the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI).

She is furthermore a member of the information security council of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and a member of the Swedish National Digitalisation Council (Digitaliseringsrådet), an advisory board to the Swedish government.

As Trusted Community Representative in the role as a Crypto Officer she participates in the DNSSEC key generation for the internet root zone, appointed by the international organization ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). She is also a member of RSTEP (Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel), appointed by ccNSO, a part of ICANN.

Anders Arpteg

Anders Arpteg

Swedish Security Service

#artificialintelligence #machinelearning #deeplearning

Anders Arpteg

AI in the service of democracy

If we can use AI for what it's good for and humans for what they are good at, then we have a possibility to maximize the benevolent use of AI. This is what we aim for at Swedish Security Service: to defend the Swedish democracy and make sure that “what should not happen, does not happen".


Anders Arpteg, Ph.D., Director of Data Science at the Swedish Security Service (Säkerhetspolisen). Previously heading up research teams at Spotify and Peltarion, worked with national AI initiatives such as AI Sweden and the Swedish AI Agenda, and received awards such as Lifetime achievement in AI.

Amir Elion

Amir Elion

Amazon Web Services

#innovation #amazon

Amir Elion

Innovaton at Amazon

How does a large company like Amazon foster a culture of innovation and continue to operate like a startup in many aspects? In this talk, I’ll highlight what drives Amazon’s long-term innovation at speed and scale, resulting in new offering such as AWS, Kindle, and the Amazon Go Store with “just walk out” technology. I also go through failures such as the Fire Phone and what we learned from it. I’ll explain how Amazon starts from customers and works backward to deliver products and services.


Amir Elion has led dozens of management, innovation and soft-skills processes, and has a proven track record of leading successful project, product and solution teams, change management and business processes.

Amir has a passion for innovation and tries to implement and share it with others whenever he can. He currently serves as Digital Innovation Lead at Amazon Web Services.

David Jacoby

David Jacoby

Unbreached / Sprinkler Security Sweden

#hacking #ethicalhacking #exploitation

David Jacoby

How companies actually get hacked!

What actually happens when you click on a malicious link or open that attachment? What about the debate that MacOS is more secure than for example Windows? I will in my presentation go through a MacOS Attack Chain by doing a live hacking session showing Userland rootkits, techniques for Userland phishing, obtaining root access, bypassing password manager and much more. I will also demystify how cyber criminals actually hack into organisations, and demonstrate these attacks.


David Jacoby is one of Sweden's least spotlight shy hackers and IT security experts. He has over 25 years of experience in professional hacking and has won several awards both as a speaker and for his unique research and work to stop digital crime.

In addition to his own research, he has provided technical advice to some of Sweden's most successful IT security companies. He has acted as an advisor to books such as David Lagercrantz's sequel to The Millennium Trilogy. He has also been described himself in the books "A Guide to Kernel Exploitation: Attacking the Core", "Generation 500", "Svenska hackare", and most recently "Cybersecurity ABCs". In 2021, Stöldskyddsföreningen (the Anti-Theft Association) gave David his token of merit for his work to stop digital crime.

David is often seen on the TV screen and most recently in SVT's success "HACKAD_ ”where he and his three colleagues hacked Swedish companies live.

David currently runs two of his own companies, Sprinkler and Unbreached.

September 14


Registration opens


Pre-conference session with Amazon

Resilient and well-architected apps with chaos engineering

Gunnar Grosch, Amazon Web Services


Pre-conference session with Amazon

Amplify your web and mobile apps development with Flutter. Full stack, cloud-powered, serverless

Abdallah Shaban, Amazon Web Services





Louise Östlund, Kalmar Science Park


Keynote presentation

What are the keys to the internet and how are they protected?

Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder, Amelsec

Developers' track

System architects / Projects Managers / Designers' track


What's in your application? Securing your code and the things around it

Sebastian Olsson, Truesec

How to build a future tech-stack with microservices

Marcus Persson & Osama Zarraa, Kalmar Energi


Building scalable micro front-ends on the Jamstack

Samuel Horn af Rantzien, Prismic

Digital Edtech solutions for business and education

Stefan Petersson, Tietoevry & Maxe Axelsson, Edtech Solutions


Coffee break


Jetpack Compose, the future of Android user interface development

Robert Söderbjörn, Bontouch

Infrastructure as code (IaC) in practice, how do you really do it?

Andreas Johansson & Henrik Leion, Tietoevry


Keynote presentation

Innovation at Amazon

Amir Elion, Amazon Web Services


Social event: networking, food & drinks at our partners’ offices followed by pub night at Pipes of Scotland

September 15


Keynote presentation

How companies actually get hacked!

David Jacoby, Unbreached/Sprinkler Security Sweden

Developers' track

System architects / Projects Managers / Designers' track


Security in agile development - is it possible?

Alexander Mohlin, Softhouse Consulting

What are inclusive products and why should I care?

Josefine Söderin, Bontouch & Tommy Feldt, Useit Consulting Sweden


Why TypeScript matters

Jesper Håkansson, Beanloop

(Presentation will be held in Swedish)

Making outcome-driven product management come to life

Nicole Landgraff, Delibr


Coffee break


How to securely fetch cute cats from the Internet

Filip Trönnberg, Bontouch

Web3, bored apes or a decentralized revolution?

Johan Leitet & Niklas Emevi, Linnaeus University


Keynote presentation

AI in the service of democracy

Anders Arpteg, Swedish Security Service


Lunch - grab'n go


TechHeads 2022 will take place at Kalmarsalen in the center of Kalmar.

Kalmarsalen Konferens och Evenemang
Skeppsbrogatan 49
392 31 Kalmar

Social event

Our social event in the evening of September 14 gives conference attendees the opportunity to get to know the other attendees as well as our conference partners in a more informal setting.

Attendees will visit two different partners, located within walking distance in the city center, and enjoy food and drinks and any special arrangements by the partners. The night will conclude with drinks at the pub Pipes of Scotland.


18.00-19.30: Vist at first partner's office
19.45-21.15: Visit at second partner's office
21.30 => Pub night at Pipes of Scotland

Please note that all conference attendees attending the social event will have information about which partners to visit on the back of their name badge. The name badge will be provided at registration. Please make sure you wear your name badge in the evening, so you know where to go!

Partner office addresses

Bontouch: Norra Långgatan 16, 392 32 Kalmar
Consid: Storgatan 24, 392 32 Kalmar
Softhouse (Milou Communication, entrance Kalmarsalen): Skeppsbrogatan 49, 392 31 Kalmar
Wilson Creative: Skeppsbrogatan 55, 392 31 Kalmar


Special rates (subject to availability) have been arranged for TechHeads attendees at the following hotels:

Calmar Stadshotell
Stortorget 14
392 32 Kalmar
Ph: 0480-49 69 00

First Hotell Witt
Södra Långgatan 42
392 31 Kalmar
Ph: 0480-152 50

Best Western PLUS Kalmarsund Hotell
Fiskaregatan 5
392 32 Kalmar
Ph: 0480-48 03 80

Reservations are made via phone or email, using the promo code "TechHeads".


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Conference Partners

Naviga Content Lab
Wilson Creative AB

This event is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund.