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Digital Festival

13. - 16. September 2018 | Zurich

#DiFe18

Speaker

Chris Slowe

Co-Founder & CTO Reddit

Chris is CTO and Founding Engineer of Reddit. Though a software engineer by vocation, his first attempt at a career started with his finishing a PhD in experimental physics at Harvard where he learned about the importance of modeling, critical thinking, statistics, and (honestly) welding. He uses the first three skills regularly. The final years of his PhD were concurrent with him breaking into startups and getting accepted to the first YCombinator class, where he subsequently met Steve and Alexis and became Reddit's first employee five months into the company. After five years at Reddit, he left with Steve to work on Hipmunk as Chief Scientist. He's been back at Reddit for 18 months and has just transitioned to CTO after a year as Director of Engineering.

Torsten Reil

Founder NaturalMotion

Torsten Reil is the founder and former CEO of NaturalMotion, a UK-based games and technology company spun out of Oxford University. NaturalMotion's AI-based animation technology powers some of the biggest blockbuster movies (e.g. Lord of the Rings) and video games (such as GTA IV and V). In 2011, the company started developing its own game IP, resulting in the largest racing franchise on mobile (the 200m-user CSR Racing) and the award-winning Clumsy Ninja. In 2014 NaturalMotion was acquired by Zynga for $527m.

Torsten has spoken at TED, Apple's iPhone 5 keynote and Google Zeitgeist.

Program 2018

What you can expect

Keynotes

Our speakers definitely have their feet on the ground. The content is focused on Switzerland without losing sight of the bigger picture. Listen, learn, connect.

The Speakers

Sessions

This is a festival. So head out of the meeting rooms to the city, rooftops, museums and barbecue spots. It's easier to inspire each other and network if you're not looking at the back of the head of the person in front of you.

All Topics

Labs

Digital leaders up-close and personal. Learn about relevant, topical subjects and experience new technologies interactively in a small group setting.

To the Labs

HackZurich

For years, HackZurich has drawn talented developers from around the world to Zurich. In 40 hours new digital solutions are designed, with a jury giving awards to the most innovative approaches.

more

The festival in numbers

2.800
23
65
15

Reactions to the festival

The Digital Festival 2016 is a totally new type of event, combining business and hands-on tech experiences that proved out to be absolutely outstanding.

Daniel Gutenberg

IT entrepreneur and investor

It is a place where developers, start-ups and companies can really converse.

Michael Müller

CEO Valora

The Digital Festival plays an important role in promoting digitalisation in Switzerland and creating lasting added value in terms of both society and in the economy.

Pascale Bruderer

Councillor of State and management consultant

The Digital Festival is a major success and has earned a special place in the calendar of events held every year in Zurich. With this format, the whole team has breathed new life into the Swiss digital scene and proven their courage, drive and vision.

Simon Lehmann

President Phocuswright

Photos from the 2017 Digital Festival

Come to the 2018 Digital Festival!

Day pass

  • Admission to keynote speeches, labs and sessions
  • Admission to evening events and additional activities
  • Admission to personal matchmaking
  • Access to the Digital Festival app
  • Food, snacks and beverages throughout the day
  • A ticket for the Zurich public transport network (ZVV zone 110)

Early Bird

CHF 340
Limited to 50 tickets
(not including VAT)

Standard

CHF 390
(not including VAT)
Group discount for two or more people. You can use the discount codes on the next page. Get your ticket today

Festival pass

  • Four Festival days filled with inspiration
  • Admission to all keynote speeches, labs and sessions
  • Admission to every evening even
  • Admission to all the additional activities
  • Admission to personal matchmaking
  • Admission to HackZurich 2018 as a visitor
  • Access to the Digital Festival app
  • Food, snacks and beverages throughout the day
  • A ticket for the Zurich public transport network (ZVV zone 110)

Early Bird

CHF 840
Limited to 50 tickets
(not including VAT)

Standard

CHF 880
(not including VAT)
Group discount for two or more people. You can use the discount codes on the next page. Get your ticket today