Qt World Summit 2018

Your UI defines your product. Your UX defines your success. Qt defines both.  

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Speakers at Qt World Summit Berlin

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Jared Spool
Jared M. Spool is a Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre/UIE. Center Centre is the school he started with Leslie Jensen-Inman to create industry-ready User Experience Designers. UIE is Center Centre’s professional development arm, dedicated to understanding what it takes for organizations to produce competitively great products and services.
In the 39 years, he's been in the tech field, he's worked with hundreds of organizations, written two books, published hundreds of articles and podcasts, and tours the world speaking to audiences everywhere. When he can, he does his laundry in Andover, Massachusetts.

Jared Spool, Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre/UIE


Murat Günak is an extremely accomplished automotive designer with broad interests and deep cultural insights. A keen knowledge in technology and future developments, in special in (electric) mobility combined naturally with appreciation of painters like Matisse or Picasso and a lasting interest in opera and works as stage designer and author of children theater plays. Among his many career stations were Head of Design in the Volkswagen Group and Mercedes, or being responsible for all Peugeot passenger car designs for over 5 years. To keep things short: it is fair to say he has had a significant hand in shaping European automotive design. You can observe his personal touch particularly in the iconic Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R170, the W202, the first 4 door coupé CLS, the icon Peugeot 206 or the classic 2009 VW Passat CC.

Murat Günak,
Automotive Designer


Lars Knoll is The Qt Company CTO and Qt Project Chief Maintainer. He has been working on Qt for more than 13 years starting as a software engineer to later leading the global Qt engineering team in Nokia before the Digia acquisition in October 2012.

Lars Knoll, CTO, The Qt Company



Claudio Laddaga was born in Italy and has a M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering.

He has worked in different areas, spreading from Semiconductors to Industrial Automation, from his own IoT Start-Up to Medical Devices.
He has more than 7 years of experience on developing High-Safety Embedded Devices and HMIs for the industrial and medical industry.

Claudio works for LivaNova since 3 years and is currently responsible for the HW/SW Team, developing Heart-Lung Machines.

Claudio Laddaga, Team Lead, LivaNova

Customer Keynote

Mykhaylo (Michael in German/English) Chayka was born and studying in Ukraine, holding M.Sc. degree in Computer Science.
From 2015 he has been living and working in Germany, have 12 years of experience in Software Development where 7 last years are in Automotive. He joined MBition/Daimler Family in July 2018.

The Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. 

Mykhaylo Chayka, Head of UI/UX development at MBition Mercedes-Benz Innovation Lab, Daimler
Customer Keynote

Joseph Park is a senior director at LG Electronics, where he is managing webOS reference platform engineering team for various products. Joseph has had a varied career working in the VoIP, Cloud services, and embedded devices at Yahoo, Microsoft, etc. After joining LG Electronics, he has managed various webOS programs like webOS TV, webOS Smart Watch, webOS Robot and so on.

Joseph Park,
Sr. Director for webOS Platform, LG Electronics
Customer Keynote

Sunghyun is the webOS Open Source Edition PM at LG Electronics. In this role, he is responsible for building up webOS open source community and for pioneering a business opportunity with webOS in emerging areas such as automotive, robotics and smart home. Sunghyun has over 15 years of industry experience and served as webOS SDK PM for several years. Sunghyun graduated in computer science and holds a master degree in engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

Sunghyun Cho, Product Manager for webOS Open Source, LG Electronics
Customer Keynote

About Michel Min

As Global Marketing Manager IPC, the intent is to empower engineers to make future-proof machines that are better, faster and safer – while at the same time giving them the freedom and flexibility to explore the opportunities provided by modern technologies.

I get energy from networking with inspirational people – and by using my own experience to inspire others. My experience in technology, business management and marketing & communications are key ingredients in what I do, and they impact on every decision that I make.

Let’s teach machines to be self-aware

Activate your imagination. This talk of Michel Min is about Omrons aim to improve the relationship between machines and humans and how rallying with a ping pong robot contribute to this.  Michel will provide insides how Omron make the connection from ping pong rallies to concrete steps towards the future of manufacturing sites where the machines are self-aware, understand people’s intentions and cooperate.  Revitalizing the manufacturing industry: how very Omron.

Michel Min, Global Marketing Manager IPC, Omron
Customer Keynote

Fabrizio Monaco is the product manager responsible for the TomTom automotive HMI, the embedded navigation application developed since 2014 using the QT framework and currently running on multiple car brands. He has extensive experience in working both with development teams and UX designers, aligning design choices with the TomTom product's value proposition.

Fabrizio graduated in computer engineering and holds a master degree from the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy).

Fabrizio Monaco, Product Manager Automotive HMI, TomTom


Bram is a senior software developer at Luxoft Automotive where he leads and maintains the reference UI of Qt Automotive Suite. He holds a Master degree in Automotive Software Engineering. Bram has been working on HMI and UI for more than 8 years in various fields, including industrial automation and automotive industry. He previously worked as a professional engineer for Siemens and Daimler. He has been developing with Qt for several years in some automotive projects with OEMs. He also wrote a publication about the development of a framework written with Qt for dynamic 3D user interface in vehicle. 

Bramastyo Harimukti,
Senior Software Developer,


Harri Porten is co-founder and co-CEO of froglogic GmbH, a company that has specialized on automated testing tools for Qt programmers. After learning about Qt through his involvement with the Open Source KDE Community Harri was working as a Senior Software Engineer at the Trolltech, the original makers of Qt in Oslo.
In this talk, we will specify the expected behavior of a Qt application by human-readable examples. Developers and testers will learn how to turn those examples into automated tests.

Using the GUI testing tool Squish we demonstrate the interactive recording of user interactions and image-based object searches as well as verifications. For both QWidgets and QtQuick elements. Continuous integration will provide early feedback on desktops and embedded systems.

Harri Porten, CEO, froglogic


Roman Leykin is the product managed responsible for the HMI Cross-platform Application Toolchain – framework for HMI development which is built using Qt framework and currently used for large  European OEM automotive projects. Roman Leykin holds a master degree in mathematics and computer science from Nizhny Novgorod State University (Russia).


In Roman's session Harman will share a view on what are the current trends in HMI development and for building HMI solutions, and how they are addressed by Harman owned Qt-based HMI development framework and toolkit. The session will describe why HMI gets so important, provide an overview on the highly demanded customer use cases and how they can be implemented with the Qt-based technology.

Roman Leykin, Product Manager, HARMAN


Michele Rossi is the product manager responsible to drive Qt product focus in the Industrial and Infrastructure Automation industry, working close since 2017 to Automation R&D team. He has strong experience in Automation industry, due to his past background in product management organization in Siemens and ABB.

Michele graduated in electronic and telecommunication engineering in Bologna, and holds a post degree experience in business administration in SDA Bocconi.

Michele Rossi, Product Manager, The Qt Company

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Stefan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with specialisation in Embedded Systems at Berne University of Applied Science; and has Six years' working experience as an embedded Linux engineer in kernel and user space (Qt) for a wireless router manufacturer and professional services provider.

Stefan Eichenberger,
Field Application Engineer, Toradex AG, Switzerland


Cristián has been a Python enthusiast for more than 10 years, and due to his academic background he has been using it in different topics like Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Data Science, and Astrophysics. Currently he is a Software Engineer at The Qt Company working on the Qt for Python project.

Cristián Maureira-Fredes, Software Engineer at The Qt Company


Bruno is a software engineer at Mapbox. Being an expert in C++ and Qt, Bruno maintains the Mapbox Qt SDKs, and is also a member of the Mapbox Embedded team, with focus on Automotive solutions.


In Bruno's talk, Mapbox highlights its HD hardware-accelerated maps and navigation APIs for Qt with usage examples of its features - the latest Mapbox Navigation APIs includes a plugin for the newly-introduced Navigator QML type, as well as C++ interfaces for Maps & Navigation. We'll walk through an example code to show how quick you can get a navigation application up and running with Mapbox and Qt.

Bruno Abinader, Software Engineer at Mapbox


Simon Hausmann is a Software Engineer with The Qt Company. He has invested the last 15 years in Qt and still enjoys C++. He has contributed to various Qt modules such as the QML library, core libraries, the meta-object compiler, the text renderer, and the web engine.

In his spare time, he is trying to improve his coffee brewing skills and is convinced that black filter coffee should be a food group.

Simon Hausmann, Software Engineer, The Qt Company


Kai Köhne is a Senior R&D Manager at The Qt Company. Kai started his career 2007 at Trolltech, later on transitioning to Nokia, Digia and now The Qt Company. Over the years he has been working on different parts of Qt and its tools.

Kai Köhne, Senior R&D Manager, The Qt Company


Morten Johan Sørvig works at the Qt Company Oslo as Senior Software Engineer and is the Qt for macOS maintainer. He has been working on Qt for more than 14 years after starting as a software engineer at Trolltech in 2004. In addition to his maintainer role Morten has also contributed to Qt’s high-DPI support
and Qt for WebAssembly port.

Morten Johan Sørvig, Senior Software Engineer, The Qt Company


Väinö Leskinen is the Chief International Growth Officer of Siili Solutions and the General Manager of Siili Auto. Siili Auto is the World’s premier creative technology studio fully focused on developing the user experience for the era of digital mobility. Pior to Siili Auto, he was the Global Director of Mobile at TBWA Chiat Day in Los Angeles and worked with leading brands on emerging technology strategy. All in all, Vaino has 20 years of experience in how artists and technologists can work together to create an emotional user experience.

Väinö Leskinen, Chief International Growth Officer, Siili Solutions


Senior Software Engineer and team lead at KDAB, James has been developing with Qt since 2002. He contributes to the current maintenance of Mac platform support as well as the development of OpenGL and 3D support in Qt. James has a background in user-interface, graphics and simulation development as well as a long history of development on OS-X and prior versions of Mac OS. He is a lead developer on FlightGear, the open-source flight simulator, and holds a BSc in Computer Science.

Creating compelling blended 2D/3D applications - A solution for artists and developers

Qt 3D is now established as the ideal 3D rendering engine for cross platform applications needing to integrate 3D content with 2D interfaces in a seamless
way. The scene graph lets developers import and control geometry and materials while the frame graph can be used to build advanced rendering effects with ease.

However, just as in the case of 2D content, best results are achieved when designers and developer share a common experience and toolset. Yet the tools
used to author 3D scenes, the geometry, the materials, the lighting, the animations, are all very different from what most developers are familiar with.

In this talk, we introduce techniques and principles which make the collaboration between designers and developers smoother. We identify the major pain points
and highlight tools and patterns for addressing each of them. We will look at data formats, model conditioning, runtime integration and rendering effects in order to produce compelling applications integrating 3D content with a traditional 2D interface. We will illustrate all these concepts with a running example.

James Turner, Senior Software Engineer and team lead, KDAB

Senior Software Engineer at KDAB, Milian leads the R&D in tooling and profiling in which he has a special interest. Milian created Massif-Visualizer and heaptrack, both of which are now used regularly to improve the performance of C++ and Qt applications. When not applying his knowledge to improving code base performance for KDAB’s customers, Milian maintains QtWebChannel for the Qt Project and is co-maintainer of the KDevelop IDE. In 2015, Milian won KDE’s Akademy Award for his work on Clang integration. He has a Masters Degree in Physics.

KDAB's Opensource Tools for Qt

Richard Feynman is considered one of the greatest physicists, largely because he was able to build lots of practical mathematical tools that greatly simplify the analysis of complex phenomena, thus making them accessible and useful to many.

KDAB maintains its position as the leading Qt consulting firm, partly because of the huge effort KDAB’s top-class engineers put into R&D projects to build great tooling for Qt applications. This tooling has helped countless other engineers solve bugs in their code, fix performance issues and prevent more problems from slipping into codebases.

The cherry on top of all this Qt goodness is that KDAB publishes its tooling under opensource licenses!

Come to this talk if you want to discover how KDAB's awesome Opensource Tools for Qt can help you.

Milian Wolff, Senior Software Engineer, KDAB

Jaeyoon Jung is a software engineer at LG Electronics and leading webOS graphics. He has worked 16 years for LG and involved many research and productization projects. From those projects Jaeyoon has gained expertise in various area for the embedded Linux system, such as kernel, system libraries, graphics, networking and also applications running at the top. He has contributed to webOS for the last 6 years and currently is a maintainer of webOS graphics component Luna Surface Manager.

Jaeyoon Jung, Lead developer for webOS graphics, LG Electronics


Denis Grahovac is working as a Software Engineer in the Infotainment Control Unit (ICU) SW development team at Rimac Automobili. His role is developing various Infotainment software components and GUIs using Qt framework for HMI dashboards developed for Rimac all electric hypercars and for other auto manufacturer vehicles as well. One of software components he working on is the Navigation which we develop in house using Qt and Mapbox tools and services.

Denis Grahovac, Software Engineer, Rimac Automobili

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