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Wed, 13.09.17

Digitalisation and Boards of Directors: Challenges and Best Practice

Franz Julen, Michael Müller & Pascal Forster

Valora

Digitalisation and new business models have an effect both on boards of directors and on the working relationship between boards of directors and CEOs. The Valora Lab aims to give ...
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Digitalisation and new business models have an effect both on boards of directors and on the working relationship between boards of directors and CEOs. The Valora Lab aims to give a small, select group of members of boards of directors and CEOs an insight into how digitalisation, business agility and transformation can be addressed and supported at board level. The topics to be covered range from digitalisation from an executive point of view, to classifying problems and obligations for boards of directors that arise as a result of digitalisation, to how to come up with potential approaches to counter these new challenges.
The objectives, criteria and challenges inherent to finding and integrating suitable candidates will be explained, and further ways in which boards of directors can gain digital expertise will also be discussed.

The new requirements for governance in relation to innovation management will also be covered.

Against this backdrop, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the CEO of Valora will present some of their experiences, findings and implemented measures. Moderator: Pascal Forster.

The floor will then be opened for a discussion and exchange of views and experiences among the guests. There will be a drinks reception to round off the event.

This Lab is not being held publicly. The workshop is exclusively for members of the Advisory Board who execute at least one mandate and for CEOs. Please register by 7 September 2017 by sending an e-mail to silvia.auerswald@valora.com. The Valora Lab is a closed event for invited guests only. Although it is being held as part of the Digital Festival, there is no obligation to purchase a festival ticket.

www.valora.com

Event Language: DE
Location: Club zum Rennweg, Circle Dining Room

Wed, 13.09.17

Digitisation Begins at the Workplace

John Rice & Fabian Etter

Swisscom

Which trends will shape the working world of the future? A rise in levels of personal productivity, extremely straightforward cooperation across company boundaries and increased flexibility as regards working models ...
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Which trends will shape the working world of the future?
A rise in levels of personal productivity, extremely straightforward cooperation across company boundaries and increased flexibility as regards working models will be three key developments. But what does this mean in concrete terms? And what role will chatbots, workstream collaboration and multi-touch devices play in our day-to-day work? Together, we will get to the bottom of these and other interesting questions and experience the new technologies live.

www.swisscom.ch/worksmart

www.linkedin.com/in/fabian-etter
twitter.com/fabianetter

linkedin.com/in/johnrice3
twitter.com/hardgut22

Event Language: DE/EN
Location: Swisscom Shop, Füsslistrasse, 1. OG

Wed, 13.09.17

Learning organisation makes a comeback

Dr. Joël Luc Cachelin & Barbara Josef

Wissensfabrik

Agility requires an adaptive organisation. In this lab, we discuss what contributions human resource management (HRM) can make in this regard, what HRM prototyping looks like, and why the second ...
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Agility requires an adaptive organisation. In this lab, we discuss what contributions human resource management (HRM) can make in this regard, what HRM prototyping looks like, and why the second step in a transition process is often more important than the first.

wissensfabrik.ch

Event Language: DE
Location: Haus Hiltl, Seminarraum Lena & Celine

Wed, 13.09.17
Thu, 14.09.17

Practical application of human-centered design methods

Lisa Müller & Mayce El Kharouf

Amazee Labs Zurich

In this lab, we explain the concepts of human-centered design (HCD) and design thinking. With a case study as the basis, we will go through the various methods and demonstrate ...
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In this lab, we explain the concepts of human-centered design (HCD) and design thinking. With a case study as the basis, we will go through the various methods and demonstrate theory versus practice. How can the methods be applied in a real design process?

amazeelabs.com

Event Language: EN
Location: Stiftung zum Glockenhaus, Saal New York

Wed, 13.09.17
Fri, 15.09.17

Smart logistics

Roman Stalder
Head of Research and Development, PostLogistics

Die Schweizerische Post

Every day, Swiss Post travels all over Switzerland with lorries, vans and electric scooters, and has an enormous network of access points. What does a smart future with autonomous vehicles ...
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Every day, Swiss Post travels all over Switzerland with lorries, vans and electric scooters, and has an enormous network of access points. What does a smart future with autonomous vehicles and intelligent objects look like? What potential could be unlocked? What can we prepare together for the advent of digital solutions?

post.ch/en

Event Language: DE
Location: Kaufmännischer Verband Zürich, Raum Hermes

Wed, 13.09.17
Thu, 14.09.17

Stronger together – the sharing economy and cooperation

RAI-Lab-Team

Raiffeisen Schweiz – RAI Lab

Is digitalisation making us lonelier, or is it bringing us closer together? Are digital networks and automation improving our lives or simply increasing competition? Can we achieve more together? How ...
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Is digitalisation making us lonelier, or is it bringing us closer together? Are digital networks and automation improving our lives or simply increasing competition? Can we achieve more together? How is digitalisation helping us to do this?

As an innovation lab which is part of a locally networked cooperative, we are actively tackling these issues. We rethink existing business models and find new ways for people to work together to make an impact. In our lab, we want to experiment with social technologies in order to make digitalisation work for us so we can all profit from it together. After all, we’re all tech users – and perhaps soon even owners? An interactive workshop with emergent design elements from the RAI Lab team Chantal, Désirée, Fabian, Janine, Romana and Stefan.

Event Language: DE
Location: Kaufleuten, Lounge

Wed, 13.09.17

The Virtual and Augmented Reality Experience

Lukas Schleuniger
Founder Red or Blue Labs

Red or Blue Labs

Red or Blue Labs will take you on a journey through the latest trends and applications in the Virtual and Augmented Reality space. Experience VR and AR first - hand ...
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Red or Blue Labs will take you on a journey through the latest trends and applications in the Virtual and Augmented Reality space. Experience VR and AR first - hand and profit from the learnings and insights of our Virtual Reality Lab. Learn about rapid developments in the technology, new applications, or gather inspiration for how VR and AR can impact your life.

redorbluelabs.ch

Event Language: DE
Location: Club zum Bellevue

Wed, 13.09.17
Thu, 14.09.17
Fri, 15.09.17

Understanding Cyber Risks of the Internet of Things

Matthias Bossardt
Partner, Head of Cyber Security at KPMG

KPMG

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) means that cyber attacks can cause damage to our physical environment. Follow the journey of a ransomware attack such as WannaCry through ...
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The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) means that cyber attacks can cause damage to our physical environment. Follow the journey of a ransomware attack such as WannaCry through a smart city, and observe its effect on the population. See how the WannaCry attack is created, moves and damages public and private environments. And how it potentially disrupts critical areas such as healthcare and energy grids.

kpmg.ch/cyber

Event Language: DE/EN
Location: Kaufmännischer Verband Zürich, Raum Athene

Wed, 13.09.17
Thu, 14.09.17
Fri, 15.09.17

What does Zurich Public Transport’s Züri-Linie’s digital future look like?

Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich VBZ

Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) is taking participants on a journey. When they step onto the most modern tram in the VBZ fleet, lab visitors will be immersed in the world ...
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Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) is taking participants on a journey. When they step onto the most modern tram in the VBZ fleet, lab visitors will be immersed in the world of future mobility. What role will mobility play in the future and how will it influence our everyday lives? Will intelligent trams know our travel plans before we even leave the house? What will the station of the future look like and how will vehicle interiors change? We look forward to working together with visitors to shape the public transport experiences of the future.

vbzonline.ch

Social Media
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Youtube

Event Language: DE
Location: Tramabstellhalle Kalkbreite

Wed, 13.09.17
Thu, 14.09.17

Impact the World — Start Programming! (in Python)

Aleksandra Sokolowska
PhD Candidate at the Institute for Computational Science, University of Zurich

Computer programs power nearly every aspect of our life and allow us to revolutionize medicine, control hardware, make sense of Big Data, develop artificial intelligence or even go to space. ...
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Computer programs power nearly every aspect of our life and allow us to revolutionize medicine, control hardware, make sense of Big Data, develop artificial intelligence or even go to space. Knowing how to code unlocks an essential skill necessary to innovate and shape the tomorrow. It is never too late to start — plunge with us into the world of code in a 90- minute crash course on Python. This workshop covers the basic structure of the language and its capabilities. During the hands-on session, you will write your first functional programs, and create a visualization of scientific data on climate change.

All you need to do is bring your own laptop with pre-installed Anaconda for Python 2.7, download here.

Event Language: EN
Location: Stiftung zum Glockenhaus, Saal New York

Wed, 13.09.17
Thu, 14.09.17
Fri, 15.09.17

MIND IN MEDITATION

Lisa Fuchs & Senem Wicki

Mind In

Is it possible to successfully divide work between man and machine? What abilities do people need to develop in a world where a large share of their workload can be ...
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Is it possible to successfully divide work between man and machine? What abilities do people need to develop in a world where a large share of their workload can be efficiently and effectively carried out by their AI colleagues? And what does all this have to do with meditation?
The Mind In lab will shed some light on the mindfulness trend in the context of the digital transformation and offer you the opportunity to find out what it’s all about – without any hint of a dogmatic approach. The course is suitable for people with no prior knowledge and you do not need to be physically fit.
mind-in.studio

Event Language: DE/EN
Location: Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich, Vortragssaal

Wed, 13.09.17
Fri, 15.09.17

Public Service and Digital Transformation

Nicola Ruffo, Adrian Zaugg & Eliane Noverraz

SRF News Lab & SRG Strategie

Given today’s fast-paced digitalization, media organizations must continue to evaluate the working methods, structures and distribution channels upon which they have relied for decades. This shift provides SRF with an...
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Given today’s fast-paced digitalization, media organizations must continue to evaluate the working methods, structures and distribution channels upon which they have relied for decades. This shift provides SRF with an opportunity to understand its role in shaping people’s opinions in a completely new way. That is why the SRF News Lab has developed digital news formats that meet the changing needs of the consumer – for example, with chatbots or video content for smartphones. What will public service 4.0 look like? This lab allows SRF to develop new digital journalistic approaches and learn more about the latest trends and technologies in the world of media using real-world examples.


Location: Kaufmännischer Verband Zürich, Raum Hermes

Wed, 13.09.17
Thu, 14.09.17
Fri, 15.09.17

Think First, Digitalize Later: Designing a Model for the Future of Switzerland

Ulrich Künzel
Design Thinking Enthusiast

T-Systems

Digitalization means change. New products, services, applications and models are constantly being peddled; available to the highest bidder, they come with the promise of making things better than before and ...
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Digitalization means change. New products, services, applications and models are constantly being peddled; available to the highest bidder, they come with the promise of making things better than before and are supposedly essential to ensuring a high standard of living in the future. It seems there is just no room anymore for many of today’s essentials.
Is that really true? Do we all have to reinvent ourselves? Will everything we know today simply be cast aside as part of the inevitable march of progress?
T-Systems invites you to attend a design thinking workshop. Making a case for Swiss traditionalism, the company’s strategy consultants will play devil’s advocate as they put to you the following: What will the future of Switzerland be like? You will identify ways to create a future environment fit for you, your neighbours, your friends and your family – all the while gaining an insight into the mindset and methods behind design thinking, which you can then take back to your business.

design-thinking.t-systems-mms.com


Location: Kaufleuten, Lounge

Thu, 14.09.17

Artificial Intelligence Brought to Life

Dr. Felix von Reischach & Marc Steffen

Swisscom

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the very foundations of numerous sectors. But what can companies do to harness the power of AI? How do they avoid being outstripped by every ...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the very foundations of numerous sectors. But what can companies do to harness the power of AI? How do they avoid being outstripped by every start-up that comes along? We will introduce you to the wonderful world of AI, drawing on specific applications from this exciting business environment and bringing them to life. Using the concept of design thinking, participants will work together in small groups to develop prototypes for new applications. AI experts from the technology, business and design fields will also be on hand to provide support at all times.

www.swisscom.ch/ai

www.linkedin.com/in/felixvonreischach
www.linkedin.com/in/marcsteffen

Event Language: DE
Location: Swisscom Shop, Füsslistrasse, 1. OG

Thu, 14.09.17

Create Visual Snack Content, Generate Interest – and Then?

Bettina Werren
Senior Advisor

Frau W.

Images and video clips are great ways to capture people’s attention for a few moments, and the short shelf life of content today is forcing professionals to take a di...
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Images and video clips are great ways to capture people’s attention for a few moments, and the short shelf life of content today is forcing professionals to take a different approach to marketing. But what happens once you have generated that interest? This lab will provide the answers, together with an insight into the current market environment. You will discuss whether you can in fact influence user behaviour, how to do it, and strategies to keep people coming back for more. You will also have a go at creating your own content using your smartphone.

frau-w.ch

Event Language: DE
Location: Kaufleuten Festsaal

Thu, 14.09.17
Fri, 15.09.17

Digital Meets Analogue: It’s All in the Mix

Myriam Neuhaus & Janine Eichenberger

Museomix CH

How can digital opportunities be integrated into new methods from the creative industry to create innovative results, and what role do manual skills and an interdisciplinary approach have to play? ...
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How can digital opportunities be integrated into new methods from the creative industry to create innovative results, and what role do manual skills and an interdisciplinary approach have to play? The result of this integration can be lucrative and meets the requirements of the connected working world. In this lab, we share our experiences with prototyping and user experience from the Museomix project. Try it out yourself and test your own creations!

museomix.ch
LinkedIn Myriam
LinkedIn Janine

Event Language: DE
Location: Haus Hiltl, Seminarraum Lena & Celine

Thu, 14.09.17
Fri, 15.09.17

From FinTech Idea to Prototype in 90 Minutes

Sofia Oikonomou & Thomas Landis

F10 Incubator & Accelerator / SIX Group

In this fast interdisciplinary design thinking workshop we will look for FinTech problems that we can prototype in just 90 minutes. First we will try to find out who is the ...
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In this fast interdisciplinary design thinking workshop we will look for FinTech problems that we can prototype in just 90 minutes. First we will try to find out who is the customer of the problem you try to solve. Then we will try to understand the problem a little bit better and generate first ideas, rapidly prototype first solutions and pitch the best ones to the other workshops participants.
This workshop is for everybody who loves to generate great ideas and first prototypes in teams. So, if you want to spend 90 quiet minutes on your mobile, don’t apply for this workshop.

f10.ch
six-group.com

SocialMedia
@F10_accelerator
@sixgroup

Event Language: DE
Location: Stiftung zum Glockenhaus, Saal Genf

Thu, 14.09.17
Fri, 15.09.17

Programmatic Advertising: A Revolution in Media Buying

Tobias Zehnder
Co-Founder/Partner

Webrepublic

Programmatic advertising is changing how media buying in the digital age works. It offers a more transparent and efficient way to plan and buy media across all relevant digital channels: ...
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Programmatic advertising is changing how media buying in the digital age works. It offers a more transparent and efficient way to plan and buy media across all relevant digital channels: Display, Video, Social Media and Search. But there is more: based on performance data campaigns can be optimized in real-time and connected to a variety of additional data sources, like CRM, to improve targeting and budget allocation. This lab covers all aspects of this paradigm shift for the ad industry, so you can build your own successful programmatic strategy.

tozehnder.com

Event Language: DE
Location: Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich, Seminarraum

Thu, 14.09.17
Fri, 15.09.17

Digital Business & Ethical Awareness

Thorsten Busch
Senior Research Fellow

Institut für Wirtschaftsethik, Universität St. Gallen

Whether it is Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), platform capitalism, workplace analytics or Industry 4.0, pretty much all digital business buzzwords today ignore one crucial component: ethics. In this interactive ...
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Whether it is Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), platform capitalism, workplace analytics or Industry 4.0, pretty much all digital business buzzwords today ignore one crucial component: ethics. In this interactive lab, we will thus draw from participants‘’ everyday work experiences in order to develop critical thinkings skills and ethical awareness for digital business.

twitter.com/DigitalEthics

Event Language: EN
Location: Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich, Seminarraum

Thu, 14.09.17
Fri, 15.09.17

This Is How Promising Ideas Are Born

Simone Reichlin & Ilona Baier

Ginetta AG

Find out how ideas for successful products and services are developed by working systematically and focusing on client needs. Get to know Strategyzer’s Value Proposition Design – a scientific meth...
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Find out how ideas for successful products and services are developed by working systematically and focusing on client needs. Get to know Strategyzer’s Value Proposition Design – a scientific method for generating ideas that visualizses client needs in a simple manner and makes them tangible. Go through the process of using this tool step by step and, in a small group, create ideas for a real digital product such as a mobile app or a web application with different features.

ginetta.net #Simona
ginetta.net #ilona

Event Language: DE
Location: Haus Hiltl, Seminarraum Lena & Celine

Fri, 15.09.17

Digital Manufacturing

Lars Sommerhäuser
Leiter Advanced Manufacturing Center

Empa / ETH Zürich

This lab will show how digital technologies change the way how products are developed and manufactured. It will give an overview and concrete examples of where and how digital tools ...
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This lab will show how digital technologies change the way how products are developed and manufactured. It will give an overview and concrete examples of where and how digital tools and processes can be used by industry along in the different phases of product development, manufacturing and supply.

www.empa.ch
www.ethz.ch

Event Language: DE/EN
Location: Volkshochschule Zürich, Raum 4B Spitteler

Fri, 15.09.17

From Things to Value

Ralf Günthner
Head of Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0

Swisscom

Pioneer the world of IoT for your company. After a short introduction to the possibilities of IoT, lab participants will team up and have a go at developing their own ...
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Pioneer the world of IoT for your company. After a short introduction to the possibilities of IoT, lab participants will team up and have a go at developing their own smart product.
In this lab session, participants will be asked to imagine themselves as manufacturers of a particular product who are looking for ways to make their product smarter. One product will be drawn for each team from a pack of cards. Lab participants will then be asked to imagine that this product were a smart product, able to collect, analyse and evaluate information about its surroundings and communicate with them and their customers. The participants will work together in groups to develop a smart product which would offer added value to their customers and their company. At the end of the lab session, everyone will reconvene and each group will pitch their idea to the others. A small prize will be awarded for the best product.

swisscom.ch/iot

Event Language: DE
Location: Swisscom Shop, Füsslistrasse, 1. OG

Fri, 15.09.17

Making The Change Successfully

Peter Metzinger
Owner and Managing Director

business campaigning GmbH

It takes more than good strategies and endless PowerPoint presentations to prepare an organisation for the digital transformation and give it a more competitive edge – without a modern leadership mo...
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It takes more than good strategies and endless PowerPoint presentations to prepare an organisation for the digital transformation and give it a more competitive edge – without a modern leadership model and the ability to get employees on board, inspire and lead them, it is practically impossible. The process is similar to the planning and implementation of a political campaign to mobilizse volunteers or a corporate campaign carried out using the business campaigning® model. In this lab, a bit of theory and some real-life case studies will provide valuable lessons for change management and on how to successfully navigate the digital transformation.

businesscampaigning.com

Event Language: DE
Location: Volkshochschule Zürich, Raum 3B Hesse

Fri, 15.09.17

Metrics, Frameworks and Methodologies to Drive Successful Corporate Innovation Efforts

Marc Nager
Managing Director Telluride Venture Accelerator

In this lab we explore two main topics: How to establish metrics for corporate innovation as well as frameworks and methodologies to drive actual innovation and start-up culture. You should ...
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In this lab we explore two main topics: How to establish metrics for corporate innovation as well as frameworks and methodologies to drive actual innovation and start-up culture. You should leave this session having a better idea of how to establish an internal innovation dashboard that will help you get buy-in and long-term support to allow entrepreneurship to thrive. Also you will get a good understanding of two important frameworks to help drive start-up activity and culture.

Marc Nager's Bio'

Former co-founder and CEO of Startup Weekend, UP Global, and Chief Community Officer at Techstars. Currently the Managing Director of Telluride Venture Accelerator and VP of Innovation for the Telluride Foundation.

Event Language: EN
Location: Volkshochschule Zürich, Raum 3A Einstein