Demystifying the Future

Pontus WärnestålPontus Wärnestål (he/him) is an award-winning Service Designer and Human-Computer Interaction researcher, with 20 years of work experience in User Experience, Service Design, and Human-Centered AI. He is the author of 40+ scientific papers and books, including "Designing AI-Powered Services". Pontus is passionate about teaching and an experienced public speaker and writes about design, value, and AI.

Pontus serves as Deputy Professor in Information Technology at Halmstad University. He is also Vice Deputy Chancellor for Collaboration, Innovation, and Sustainable Development. This dual role creates a unique synergy, marrying cutting-edge research and innovation with responsible and practical application and learning. Since June 2023 Pontus is also spearheading the AI and Design track at Ambition Empower.