September 17 2019

Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center

Europa Plads 4, 9000 Aalborg


KMD STEAM is a technology conference on how digitization can help develop society. At KMD we find, that it is important to embrace and support dialog across sectors, professional backgrounds and countries about the one thing we are highly passionate about – technology!

Therefore, we created an event not only for the purpose to gather people in the field of technology but also to create a forum where we can share knowledge, encourage dialogs, inspire each other and learn from the best and brightest minds within the fields of: Microsoft technologies, user experience, design thinking and tech trends.

We named our technology conference STEAM – “Sharing, Technology, Excitement and Mindset” because together these four elements creates a synergy you won’t find elsewhere.

8:30 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:00
Welcome and opening of the KMD STEAM conference
w. Martin Bakkegaard, Director of Development & Delivery, KMD
10:00 - 10:45
Keynote - David Price

We'll Figure It Out: Mass Ingenuity & The Power Of Us.
w. David Price, Author and Senior Associate, the Innovation Unit

Read a blog post from David Price about the topic here

10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:45
Designing world-class systems
Platform design - how to design a value creating platform

w. Christian Christensen, Trackunit, recommended by BrainsBusiness

Platforms are eating the world. AirBnB, Uber, Facebook, Twitter Amazon, Udemy, Skillshare, Upwork have changed how we travel, communicate, shop, learn and work by providing a platform where consumers and producers can exchange value.

Join this talk to learn from examples of how platforms have changed the way we live and do business, and to be introduced to tools and frameworks (like the Platform Design Toolkit) that can help you understand, design and optimize your own platforms.


Target Groups: Designers, Business owners, Product Managers / Product owners, Developers

Difficulty: Beginner / Advanced

11:00 - 11:45
Workskills and tooling
The secret unit testing tools no one ever told you about​
w. Dror Helper, Freelance Consultant and Software Architect
11:00 - 11:45
Future Technologies
Smart City Technology: FIWARE, the open Platform for Smart Cities
w. Martin Bauer, Senior Researcher, NEC Labs

Smart cities are breaking the barriers of vertical IoT silos to create a holistic approach. However, in order for these data to be accessible, it is important that smart cities embrace standards for managing their data and services. FIWARE is the leading open source platform for smart cities and is currently used in several cities around the world. 

In this keynote, we will introduce the smart cities’ domain with an overview about its current state and outlook. Then, we will move on to FIWARE, showing its main offerings and benefits of implementing it in smart cities. 

Keytake takeways:

  • Smart cities are breaking the barriers of vertical IoT silos to holistic approach
  • Preferences for open standards and open API for a shared ecosystem 
  • Avoid vendor-lockin and city-lockin
  • Building business self-sustainability for IoT and Smart Cities

Target Groups: Architects, Data scientists, Developers
Difficulty: Beginners

11:00 - 11:45
Identifying and Scoping Microservices
w. Christian Horsdal, independent Consultant, Owner at Horsdal Consult ApS

Microservices are great. Or at least that is what all the buzz says. And they are. If you get them right. That is, if you get boundaries between them and the scope of each one right. If not, microservices are just a distributed mess - which is worse than a monolithic mess. In this talk I will outline how you identifying good candidates for microservices and how you define the scope for each one in a way that optimizes for maintainability in the long run, resilience in production and efficiency of work. 

Target group:  Architects and Developers working with microservices 
Difficulty: Advanced 
11:45 - 11:55
Short break
11:55 - 12:40
Designing world-class systems
Design, Thinking and Operational Innovation
w. Emilie Møllenbach, Product Design Lead, MobilePay

Design, Thinking and Operational Innovation: How to challenge, push and maintain the framework all at once? 
Here at MobilePay we are working on integrating problem framing and solution creation. Diving into a problem reveals its solution, and the solution in turn sheds light on both the existing problem and generates new ones. Facilitating the ongoing dialogue between problem framing and the solution is essential for successful UX and Product Design. We, in the UX team, are always learning and practicing how to ensure that the solution is derived from insights (from data science, user- and market research), systematically explored through design iterations, and carried through the development process. Design is not just about creating good user experiences, but also about supporting the creation process end-to-end.

Target Groups: Business owners, Architects, Data scientists, Developers
Difficulty: Beginners
11:55 - 12:40
Workskills and tooling
Cloud Unit "Putting the Ops in Devops"
w. Søren Hartvig Jensen, Cloud Architect & Co-Founder, CloudUnit

Keytake takeways
Cloud Architect and Co-Founder of CloudUnit – a company specializing in Cloud Architecture and DevOps tooling.
Søren has a background from classic IT operations as well as DevOps engineering, giving him a unique insight into both the old and new way of doing IT operations.
Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert as well as SAFe DevOps Practitioner.
In the world of DevOps, dev’s must be able to do Ops – but why and how is Ops in DevOps so different from normal IT Operations?
We explore some of the key principles from within Ops – DevOps style:
Intro: IT Operations vs DevOps
Continuous Deployment vs. Delivery
Deployment and release strategies
Infrastructure as Code
AI Ops – Security and Scaling
Continuous Monitoring and Learning
End: Ops – a shared responsibility

Keytake takeways
Learn key principles of IT Operations in DevOps – a responsibility that is moving from classic IT operations teams, to becoming a shared responsibility in the development teams.

Target group
 Architects, Data scientists, Developers, Product Owners, Project Managers, IT Operations staff, Cloud Enthusiasts


A general understanding of software delivery and optionally a light insight into JSON and Yaml annotation.
In general, anyone with a job or passion related to software development will gain knowledge from this keynote.
11:55 - 12:40
Future Technologies
LIVE - Building app with Smart City Technology: FIWARE
w. Jonathan Fürst, Researcher, NEC Labs

FogFlow is an IoT edge computing framework that automatically orchestrates dynamic data processing flows over cloud and edges based on various contexts, including: system context, data context and usage context: the expected QoS defined by users. By leveraging this contextual information, FogFlow is able to provide optimized QoS with minimal development effort and nearly zero operation overhead. Currently, FogFlow has been applied into various business use cases in the areas of retails, smart cities, and smart industry. 

In this talk, we will give an introduction to edge computing and FogFlow. We then will provide a walk through of FogFlow setup and application development. 

Keytake takeways: 

  • Main offerings and benefits of FogFlow
  • Setting up FogFlow for starting development of FogFlow applications
  • Development, deployment and management of FogFlow applications
  • Examples of use cases

Target Group: Architects, Data scientists, Developers
Difficulty: Beginners

11:55 - 12:40
Getting started with Blazor
w. Linda Lawton, Software Developer, Norriq

Target Group: Architects, Data scientists, Developers
Difficulty: Beginners (Blazor, and .net C#). It will help if you know at least something about web development.
12:40 - 13:40
Lunch & Tech Playground
Lunch and refreshments are served
Opportunity to explore the Tech Playground
13:40 - 14:25
Keynote - Troy Hunt
Rise of the Breaches
w. Troy Hunt, Information Security Author and Founder of Have I Been Pwned? 

Data breaches are the new normal. We’ve created ecosystems with so many moving parts and so many complex units, it’s little wonder that we so frequently see them go wrong. A combination of more systems, more people, more devices and more ways than ever of producing and publishing data stack the odds in favour of attackers breaching more systems than ever. 
In this talk by Troy Hunt, you’ll get a look inside the world of data breaches based on his experiences dealing with billions of breached records. You’ll see what’s motivating hackers, how they’re gaining access to data and how organisations are dealing with the aftermath of attacks. Most importantly, it will help you contextualise these incidents and understand both what these attacks actually look like and how to defend against them in your organisation.

Target Groups: Architects, Data scientists, Developers
Difficulty: Beginners 
14:25 - 14:35
Short break
14:35 - 15:20
Battle of the .NET mocking frameworks

Writing unit tests is hard, isn’t it? You need an entire set of tools just to start. One of the crucial decisions when building this set is picking up a mocking framework. 

But BEWARE! What you choose has the ability to make you or break you! 

In this session, Dror – once a mocking framework developer – will cover the capabilities and functionality of the leading frameworks, showing the good and the bad of the different options (both free and commercial), and making them battle to the death! 

14:35 - 15:20
Future Technologies
How Anthos Enables your Multi-Cloud Strategy
w. Alejhandro Montenegro, Customer Engineer, Google Cloud

Kubernetes has been adopted as the default container orchestrator by all major cloud providers, still each cloud provider is different and adopting a multi-cloud strategy is complex for the enterprises. 

Learn about Google’s experience on running some of the worlds biggest workloads and how that experience has been used to implement Anthos, Google’s managed Kubernetes Service. 

Anthos allows your teams to have a single and seamless experience to deploy and manage their cloud workload on any cloud provider and on-premise environments 

Keytake takeways: multi-cloud, adoption, kubernetes, anthos 

Target Group: Architects
Difficulty: Beginners

14:35 - 15:20
Designing world-class systems
Challenges for UX work in Agile Software Development
w. Lars Bo Larsen, AAU

There is an increasing awareness of UX work in Danish companies. However, they are often faced with several practical challenges, when trying to integrate UX methods and process into the widely used Agile framework for software development. The talk will introduce the known methods for addressing these. In particular and experiences from a couple of recent studies will be shared, focusing on equipping developers with basic UX skills and understanding; and using personas for generating user stories for test scenarios.
Main takeaway: Awareness of Agile UX methods
Target group: software developers and project managers - no special knowledge required
14:35 - 15:20
Workskills and tooling
AI i en container og fødsel af den digitale festival – hør fortællingen om Smukfest og AI
w. Søren Ravn, Big Data & Analytics Arhitect & Peter A. Stilling, Technical Sales Specialist, Analytics and Data Science, IBM

Smukfest har skabt en digital festival, der gennem intelligent brug af data og digitale services, har gjort det muligt at skabe en bedre festival oplevelse for deres gæster. Igennem realtidsanalyse af store, komplekse datamængder skaber Smukfest en ramme indenfor innovation og eksperimentel brug af data, der skaber overraskende resultater. Smukfest arbejder på at kunne videns overføre disse nye indsigter til ‘den virkelige verden’, i samarbejde med en række virksomheder og organisationer. Søren Ravn og Peter Stilling vil gennemgå processen fra ide til resultat, med fokus på vision og metode, helt ned til de konkrete data modeller, som vores data science specialister bygger fra festivalpladser i real tid.
15:20 - 15:50
Coffee, energy & Tech Playground
Refreshments and time to explore the Tech Playground
15:50 - 16:35
Designing world-class systems
How to claim Usability as a Unique Selling Point
w. Rune Nørager, CEO of Design Psychology

Most businesses miss out on claiming the usability of their products and services as a unique selling point.  

Businesses always need to position their products and services in the market. Product pricing and features are the two most predominant ways to do that.[Text Wrapping Break]However, both of these, the product usefulness and total cost of ownership, are actually influenced by product usability. Therefore, businesses need to understand how they can position their products with unique usability selling points. To realise this, a design strategy is needed that sets of detail and explicit requirements for usability - and a measurement statuary that can validate these qualities.  

The presentation showcases examples of usability driven claims driven realised by explicit requirements and documented with data.  

Keytake takeways: 

  • UX and Usability should be considered a critical perfomance quality of design
  • The UX and Usability perfomance quality of design should be documented and claimed in market communication 
  • Businesses need to understand what UX and Usability claims that are relevant to their markets and customers
  • Traidtional user insight studies primarily drive functional design requirement but seldom qualify the quality in use related to UX and Usability.

Target Group: Project owners & managers, UX/usability designers, Sales and marketing, Software developers - front and backend. 
Difficulty: Beginners / Advanced 

15:50 - 16:35
Workskills and tooling
OpenShift - what's in it for developers?
w. Håkan Hagenrud, Solution Architect, Red Hat

Learn how you can use Red Hat OpenShift on Azure for a developer centric self-service experience from building the app to different testing strategies and deployment methods.

Build, deploy and run your code in minutes 
Implement several test/deploy strategies yourself

Target Groups: Developers
Difficulty: Beginner / Advanced

15:50 - 16:35
Future Technologies
Dialogflow & Voicebots
w. Christian Stahl, Partner Business Manager, Google

Google Cloud is one of the three major clouds. But comes with more interesting capabilities and specially within the area of ML/AI, SAP and Containers. We are moving into an AI centric world where interactions with IT systems will change significant. Voicebots are here to stay and Google do offer one of the most advanced voicebots in the market. Join this session to learn more about the capabilities of Google Cloud with focus on AI/ML and Voicebots and how to build customer interaction around these capabilities. 

Target Group: Architects
Difficulty: Beginners
15:50 - 16:35
Got Logic? Yeah you do
w. Adam Chester, Developer & Mark Howard, Senior Developer, KMD Australia

Take an opportunity to get to know Logic and the thinking behind why we need a “yet another platform” in KMD. See a hands-on example of using Logic and how it can help you: 1) break down the barriers to deeper relationships with customers and partners; 2) minimize risk in dealing with external partners, including Azure; 3) get Production ready, fast.

Keytake takeways: building a platform/knowing logic

Target Group: Entry Level to Advanced
16:35 - 16:45
Short break
16:45 - 17:30
Keynote - Imran Rashid
w. Imran Rashid, Specialist in Family Medicine, Author, Medtech Consultant and Entrepreneur

In his closing keynote experienced tech-entrepreneur and specialist in digital health Dr. Imran Rashid will touch upon the responsibilities and possibilities that lies in creating scalable technology possibly affecting millions of people in their everyday lives.
17:30 - 17:45
Highlights of the day
w. Martin Bakkegaard, Director of Development & Delivery, KMD


Price pr. ticket:
- 795,- (excl. VAT)
- 993.75,- (inc. VAT)
All prices are in DKK. 

What's included? 
- Conference 
- Catering 


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