NEWS

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    From helping refugees learn Swedish to The Future of Education

    Yashar Moradbakhti started out as computer science major from KTH in Stockholm and has worked globally with technology for companies such as Spotify, EA Games, MTGx, Schibsted, Telia in many countries but love to call Stockholm home. Currently CEO and founder of Lingio, a social startup that helps refugees learn languages and much more. Yashar loves dancing, chocolate och Persian food.

    This is a story about how we started our social startup with the ambition to help refugees learn Swedish and quickly get into society. Patiently we have turned this into solid business, with customers from government agencies, trade organisations, corporations that use our digital apps and language courses to both recruit refugees and also to help existing staff to communicate better in Swedish. All of this with heavy focus on innovations, using AI wisely and always thinking about the end user needs first and then building the tech that supports them.

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    Introducing MOIA and the future of urban mobility

    For over 15 years Sascha Meyer has been leading and consulting teams managing tech products. As Head of Product for MOIA he is currently responsible for the development of a new on demand ridesharing service. Before that Sascha has been working 7 years as consultant and manager working together with companies from DAX behemoths to startups in building agile product organizations.  Sascha started his product management journey in the 2000s in the mobile industry as Director Product Management WHATEVER MOBILE and Managing Director or the startup REMOTE365. 

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    MyTaxi wants to transform urban mobility

    MyTaxi has always been about innovation. About modernizing things, about driving an evolution in a whole industry. As traffic problems in urban areas are getting worse and worse, mytaxi wants to be part of the solution, not the problem. By digitizing a whole industry, they already set the groundwork. Eckart Diepenhorst (CEO of mytaxi) and Jan Sören Ramm (CTO, who is with mytaxi from the beginning) will share the mytaxi story with you and how they will keep improving and rethinking urban mobility.

    Before being appointed as mytaxi CEO in June 2018, Eckart Diepenhorst joined the company in 2017 as Regional Manager. In this position, he was recently responsible for mytaxi markets in Germany, Spain, Austria, Portugal and Sweden. Previously, Diepenhorst was Director of Business Development Northern Europe and interim Managing Director at Dixons Carphone PLC. He started his professional career at The Phone House Deutschland as Marketing Manager and later Head of Marketing as well as Sales Director Shops. Diepenhorst studied Business Administration (B.A.) and Business Management (M.Sc.) at the University of Muenster, Germany.

    Jan Ramm joined mytaxi in 2010 as Head of Software Architecture. He was responsible for building up the development teams for backend, apps as well as the overall software architecture. In 2014, he was promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and had a big share in the successful integration of the hailo technology platform into the mytaxi tech stack in 2016

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    Faviana Vangelius key to uncharted territority

    Faviana Vangelius von Heijne is a pioneer in VR and AR gaming and a role model in the global gaming industry. As the founder of award-winning SVRVIVE Studios, she will share how team diversity is key when exploring uncharted territories in tech and gaming innovation.

  • Ylmaz Seher
    Diversity and Inclusion with Seher Yilmaz

    Seher Yilmaz is the CEO of the non-profit idea incubator Difference and chairperson of the NGO Rättviseförmedlingen (Equalisters). She has a background in public affairs both at one of Sweden’s top communications agencies and the biggest white-collar union in Sweden. Seher is in the advisory board for Stockholm Business School and the Swedish History Museum. She has a degree in Political Science from Lund University. At Edge Seher will talk about diversity and inclusion. She could talk about the topic for days, instead has compressed everything she knows about it to a 30 minutes long speech about the meaning of diversity and inclusion where you will get tools for your work forward.

SCHEDULE

Previous Years

Helsinki October 15, 2017


Last year’s Edge Conference had its focus on the future of the IT industry. It contained concepts, technology and emerging fields taking on this future head on. A major part of the content was presented in a hands-on approach. There were workshops, more classical presentation, possibility to mingle with presenters to get answers to your in-depth questions and there was an exhibition area allowing for close and personal encounters with our presenters.

Stockholm November 9, 2016


Once a year we gather the whole company for our annual Edge conference with inspiring speakers from Netlight and the world’s leading companies. This weekend we met up at the magnificent Stockholm Concert Hall and listened to inspirational talks by SVT, Dice, DeepMind, Propellerhead and King. We explored complexity and trends in the digital world of ours.

Munich November 14, 2015


What is currently driving the digital industry forward? Highly interesting topics of the day were the future of Mobile Payments, use of Big Data and BI, Scala, UX/UI, Scrumban as the revolution of Scrum, the Cloud, Microservices, Online sales and more. It was a great success and learning journey with motivational, inspirational and edgy content. Our minds are always set on stretching, challenging and bringing new ideas to Netlighters and all our clients.