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Jan Bosch

Professor of Software Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology

Jan Bosch is professor at Chalmers University Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and director of the Software Center, a strategic partner-funded collaboration between 16 large European companies (including Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Saab Defense, Scania, Siemens and Bosch) and five universities focused on digitalization.

Previously, he worked as Vice President of Engineering Process at Intuit Inc, where he also led Intuit’s Open Innovation efforts and headed the central mobile technologies team. Before Intuit, he was head of the Software and Application Technologies Laboratory at Nokia Research Center, Finland. Prior to joining Nokia, he headed the software engineering research group at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He received a MSc degree from the University of Twente, Netherlands, and a PhD degree from Lund University, Sweden.

His research activities include digitalization, evidence-based development, business ecosystems, artificial intelligence and machine/deep learning, software architecture, software product families, and software variability management. He is the author of several books, including “Design and Use of Software Architectures: Adopting and Evolving a Product Line Approach”, published by Pearson Education (Addison-Wesley & ACM Press), and Speed, Data and Ecosystems: Excelling in a Software-Driven World, published by Taylor and Francis.

Jan is also the editor of several books, volumes, and author of hundreds of research articles. He is editor for the Journal of Systems and Software, as well as Science of Computer Programming. Furthermore he has chaired several conferences as general and program chair, served on numerous program committees, and organized countless workshops. Jan is a fellow member of the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA) and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science.

Jan serves on the boards of IVER, Peltarion, Burt Intelligence, and is on the advisory boards of Assia Inc. in Redwood City, California (USA) and Pure Systems GmbH (Germany). Earlier he was chairman of the board for Auqtus, Fidesmo, and Remente.

In the startup space, Jan is an angel investor in several companies. He also runs a boutique consulting firm, Boschonian AB, that offers its clients support around the implications of digitalization, including the management of R&D and innovation.

For more information see his website: janbosch.com.