Case It will be even more fun to be an engineer at Saab

Petter Bedoire took over during the year as Chief Technology Officer at Saab. His job is to ensure that the company uses development resources in the best way to maintain a modern and competitive product portfolio.

The job means among other things making sure that Saab keeps up with future technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum technology, including close collaborations with institutes of technology, universities and other partners in these areas.
“We have to understand the benefits that new technologies offer and how we can adapt them to our systems with special requirements in terms of security and reliability. Here I believe that we at Saab can be faster than our competition. We are relatively small from an international perspective, are experts at technology and know how to create effective collaborations and solutions,” says Petter Bedoire.
ARE THERE ANY AREAS YOU ARE ESPECIALLY FOCUSED ON?
To further improve the innovation climate at Saab, we will focus on getting innovation labs up and running in especially prioritized technology areas. For example, we recently opened a lab in England.
WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE ON THE TECHNOLOGY FRONT?
We have seen how new technology such as cloud services has revolutionised industries and paved the way for totally new types of business models. The challenge is to understand how we can utilise this technology in our products, since we are strict when it comes to security.
WHAT DO THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES MEAN FOR SAAB’S EMPLOYEES?
I believe that those of our engineers who have experience in developing complete systems develop are needed to structure and guide those with less experience. They will at the same time have to adopt methods and technologies that are new to them. This is why we are going to have to work even more in cross-functional teams, where new engineers collaborate with those with more experience. This creates an interesting and innovative dynamic. Curiosity and experience in harmony. It will make it even more fun to be an engineer at Saab.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES SAAB?
What makes Saab a fantastic company is our innovation climate. We have good partnerships with customers, public authorities, universities and other industries. This is why we can compete internationally.