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Oct 19, 2020

Qt World Summit 2020 Features Keynotes from Ford, the C++ Standardization Committee, Schrödinger, and More

Espoo, Finland - October 19, 2020 - The Qt ecosystem's largest annual event is going virtual on October 22 with keynotes, showcases, and demos for what the future of software development holds.

On October 22, The Qt Company (HEX: QTCOM) will host the Qt World Summit 2020, the most important annual gathering of the Qt ecosystem. The event was initially planned to take place in Palm Springs, California, USA, in spring 2020 as a physical event. Due to travel and social gathering restrictions due to Covid-19, The Qt Company has moved the event online. Attendees will be able to partake in the various activities in the shape of their own virtual avatar within a virtual rendition of the Palm Springs locale. In the previous years, guest speakers from cutting-edge brands like Google, LG, Omron, Toyota, Hasselblad and Daimler, and other independent subject matter experts offered insights on the future of software development in front of a live audience. This year's virtual venue still features keynotes on pertinent industry trends by some of the community's finest minds. A few examples:

Schrödinger is the leading company in developing state-of-the-art chemical simulation software for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and materials research. CTO Patrick Lorton, will talk about the challenges of predicting an effective drug molecule and overcoming scientific and computing limitations through improved usability, code portability, and maintenance in his keynote "Enabling Next-Generation Drug Discovery." 

Ford Automotive Feature Engineer Jeff Cotter will talk about how he integrated communication between Qt, the Unreal Engine and MATLAB/Simulink to create a VR-assisted simulation of a vehicle cockpit. Experiencing the car's features through this virtual environment enables Ford to test and iterate their cockpit design for different scenarios, use cases and customer needs.

Well-known community speaker and writer and member of the C++ Standardization Committee Nicolai Josuttis will talk about the evolution of the C++ programming language over the last 50 years in his keynote "From C To C++20 and beyond".

Lars Knoll, Chief Architect at The Qt Company and Qt Project Chief Maintainer will summarize what new features and improvements users can expect in Qt6, the new major version of the de-facto C++ software development platform.

In addition to the keynote sessions, Qt World Summit will offer sessions on Python integrations, UX Design, accelerated 3D graphics and animations, optimization for low-end embedded devices, and much more. The sessions are hosted and presented by Qt customers, partners, and Qt's R&D experts.For more information on the event's speakers, locations, the agenda, and to register for a free ticket, please visit:

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About The Qt Company

Qt Group (Nasdaq Helsinki: QTCOM) is a global software company with a strong presence in more than 70 industries and is the leading independent technology behind millions of devices and applications. Qt is used by major global companies and developers worldwide, and the technology enables its customers to deliver exceptional user experiences and advance their digital transformation initiatives. The company's net sales in 2019 totaled 58,4 MEUR, and it employs some 340 people. To learn more, visit To learn more, visit

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