Qt World Summit Online

LIVE on October 22, 2020 (9am CEST & 9am CDT)

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Watch #QtWS20 Online!

Bon voyage to the first immersive QtWS to create high-performance connected devices, applications and UI/UX! 

Experience the flagship Qt event of the year in a virtual, 3D-rendered Palm Springs.

QtWS Goes Virtual!

  • Create your own avatar to partake in a fully immersive online conference
  • Watch riveting techtalks and live chat with other attendees poolside
  • Join live Q&A sessions with the expert speakers
  • Be captivated by demos from the Qt Ecosystem
  • Attend conveniently from anywhere



  • Inspirational keynotes and real-world use cases
  • Latest news on Qt software tools and features including Qt 6
  • Technical talks on high-performance application development, connected devices, C++/Python, graphics acceleration, 2D/3D UIs, and more.
  • Sessions will be hosted from 9 am CEST and again from 9 am CDT
  • Have a look at the FULL AGENDA


Keynote & Guest Speakers

Schrödinger: Enabling Next Generation Drug Discovery

Patrick Lorton, CTO,  Schrödinger

Patrick Lorton joined Schrödinger in 2006, and after working in many engineering roles, is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Schrödinger is seeking to transform drug and materials design through its physics-based computational platform. Pat is responsible for defining Schrödinger’s technology platform, as well as directing all software engineering teams. Pat received his Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Chemistry, and Mathematics from Indiana University, during which time he focused his research on High Performance Computing and applied Molecular Dynamics.


Computationally predicting an effective drug molecule is an extremely challenging problem with over fifty years of significant research. Overcoming the scientific and computing limitations has attracted the vast majority of effort in the field, but progress is often also limited by many other factors: usability, code portability and code maintenance. For more than 10 years Qt has enabled Schrödinger with its powerful framework to build solutions to overcome these problems. From HPC computing applications to powerful user interfaces, Qt continues to help Schrödinger deliver solutions to scientists.

Patrick Lorton
CTO, Schrödinger

Ford: Virtual Automotive Feature Simulator

Jeff Cotter, Automotive Feature Engineer, Ford

Jeffrey Cotter joined Ford Motor Company in 2016 and is a Feature Engineer. Jeff is responsible for requirement modelling, development and validation of the Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, a B.S. in Mechanical and Process Engineering from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, and an M.S in Computer and Information Science from the University of Michigan – Dearborn.


Jeff will show how to integrate communication between Qt, Unreal Engine and MATLAB/Simulink. Using the Qt WebGL streaming, a Qt GUI such as the infotainment system can then be displayed inside of a 3D vehicle cockpit, which will give a user a rich experience of using an automotive feature.

Jeff Cotter
Automotive Feature Engineer, Ford


Nicolai Josuttis is well known C++ Community speaker and writer. 

He is the author of:

- "The C++ Standard Library" (cppstdlib.com),
- "C++ Templates" (tmplbook.com, co-author),
- "C+++17 - The Complete Guide" (cppstd17.com)
- "C++ Move Semantics" (cppmove.com)

He has been an active member of C++ standardization committee for more than 20 years.

Nicolai Josuttis
Author, trainer and member of C++ standardization committee

Lars Knoll: qt 6

Lars Knoll is the Chief Architect at The Qt Company and Qt Project Chief Maintainer. He has been working on Qt for 20 years starting as a software engineer to later leading the global Qt engineering team.

Lars Knoll
Chief Architect

The Qt Company

3D Software Engineer with over 10 years of professional experience and low-level 3D graphics background. Always following good programming practices and effective software design. Appreciates working with Linux based operating systems and graphics application user interfaces. Experienced in driver interfaces giving access to programmable pipeline features (OpenGL 3.3+/OpenGL ES 2.0+). Author of an open-source OpenGL C++11 graphics engine and articles about using Vulkan API.

Filip Wasil

3D Software Engineer Siili_Auto

Florian joined froglogic in 2011 after working as a Software Developer and QA Engineer. Being a froglogic Consultant, he's conducted dozens of Squish trainings, provided consulting services to froglogic clients, and gained experience working with QA departments across all industries. These days, his focus is on Technical Sales.

Florian Turck

Technical Sales Engineer froglogic

Peter Winston is CEO of Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS), which he founded in 1987. As the largest independent source of Qt expertise in North America, ICS supports Qt developers with a wide spectrum of custom Qt services. Working at the intersection of UX design and software engineering, ICS creates intuitive interfaces for voice- and touch-powered products, including medical devices, heavy agricultural and manufacturing equipment, in-vehicle infotainment and autonomous-driving systems, and commercial-kitchen equipment, for global companies like Boston Engineering, Boeing and Intel. Winston extended ICS’ brand in 2018 with Boston UX, aimed at meeting the growing demand for user experience design.

Peter Winston


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 and Software Developer, Toradex

Qt Star Speakers

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Basic Ticket

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To make the most of the first ever fully virtual Qt World Summit, get the premium experience. You will have access to all of the talk videos on-demand to watch at your own pace directly after the event, and more! 

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Keynotes - Sessions will be hosted from 9 am CEST and again from 9 am CDT.
08:45 - 09:00 Log in & create your avatar

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09:00 - 09:15 Welcome to Qt World Summit Online

Juha Varelius, CEO, The Qt Company

09:15 - 09:45 Keynote: Even More Modern C++

Nicolai M. Josuttis Author of several C++ books, trainer, and member of the C++ standards committee

09:45 - 10:00 Customer keynote: Virtual Automotive Feature Simulator

Jeff Cotter, Ford

10:00 - 10:10 BREAK

10:10 - 10:30 Customer keynote: Enabling Next Generation Drug Discovery

Patrick Lorton, Schrödinger

10:30 - 11:00 Keynote: Qt6 and other cool new stuff - What's coooking?

Lars Knoll, Qt Chief Architect, The Qt Company

11:00 - 11:30 BREAK

Track 1
11:30 - 12:00 Re-inventing Qt Core for the next decade with Qt 6"

Lars Knoll, Qt Project Chief Maintainer, The Qt Company

12:00 - 12:30 Set Yourself up for Success — Lessons Learned from Building 100+ Devices with C++/Qt/QML

Peter Winston, ICS

12:30 - 13:00 A handful of how-to's on Qt Creator

Alessandro Portale, Principal Software Engineer, The Qt Company

13:00 - 13:15 BREAK

13:15 - 14:00 Bridging the gap between designers and developers

Thomas Hartmann, Senior Manager R&D, The Qt Company

Track 2
11:30 - 12:00 Cross-Collaborative Qt GUI Testing: A Behavior-Driven Development Approach

Florian Turck, Technical Sales Engineer, Froglogic

12:00 - 13:00 One team, One dream - Seamless User Experience Design for Multiple Device Families

Emmanuel Penzes, Pre-sales Engineer, The Qt Company

13:00 - 13:15 BREAK

13:15 - 14:00 Cookbook: Build Qt for Any Board

Rami Potinkara, Senior Manager R&D, The Qt Company

Track 3
11:30 - 12:00 Animations and Materials in 3D scenes with Qt Design Studio


12:00 - 13:00 Qt Quick 3D: An Introduction and Best Practices

Andy Nichols, Principal Software Engineer, The Qt Company

13:00 - 13:15 BREAK

13:15 - 14:00 Accelerated 2D and 3D Graphics in Qt 6

Laszlo Agocs, Principal Software Engineer, The Qt Company

Track 4
11:30 - 12:00 Model-based HMI development using Qt

Amit Nainawat, Pre-sales Engineer, The Qt Company

12:00 - 12:30 Designing delighful products

Antti Aaltonen, Head of User Experience, The Qt Company

12:30 - 13:00 Modern Qt Development with Software Containers for Devices


13:00 - 13:15 BREAK

13:15 - 14:00 Python and C++: the best of both worlds

Cristián Maureira-Fredes, Manager R&D, The Qt Company


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