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Wed, 13.09.17

Wed, 13.09.17
sessions

Yoga – the antivirus programme for body and soul

Before, after or in the middle of a long day of hyperreality, all that matters is the here and now. Take a break, slow down and relax with some yoga. Allow your thoughts to quiet down and recharge your batteries for the inspirational experiences and encounters yet to come.

Exclusively for attendees of the Digital Festival, we are offering free yoga lessons (10 spaces per class) at Holmes Place at Zurich City Jelmoli so you can start the day off right, take a breather or end the day on a relaxing note.

Admission with Digital Festival pass only.

Holmes Place Jelmoli

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Wed, 13.09.17
Festival

Check-In

07:30 - 08:45
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Wed, 13.09.17
Festival

Welcome

08:45 - 09:00
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Wed, 13.09.17
keynotes

Andrew Keen

Author and entrepreneur

How to fix the future

So how do we fix the future? After the huge changes of the Industrial Revolution, civilized societies remade nineteenth-century capitalism into a more humane version of itself. In his keynote, Andrew Keen will shed light on how to solve the problems of surveillance capitalism, big data monopolists, irresponsible Silicon Valley billionaires, fake news, online anger and loneliness, mass technological unemployment, digital addiction and the existential risk of smart algorithms.

09:00 - 09:45
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Wed, 13.09.17
keynotes

Daniel Sennheiser

CEO Sennheiser electronic

The future of audio: Immersive sound experiences with AMBEO®

In the future, our way of experiencing sound and music will undergo a fundamental change: 3D audio technology will revolutionize the quality and emotional intensity of sound. It will provide a sense of deep immersion for users in various fields, from audio recording and music reproduction to broadcasting and augmented reality applications. Sennheiser is driving this evolution with AMBEO®, a technology programme that develops solutions which will transform the audio market by creating a “being there” experience for the listener.

In his speech, Daniel Sennheiser, CEO of Sennheiser, will share insights on the history and changing industry and on how the family-owned company uses its innovative power and agility to develop products and services, which shape the future of audio, both in the private and in the professional sector.

09:45 - 10:30
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Wed, 13.09.17
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Coffee-Break

10:30 - 11:00
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Wed, 13.09.17
keynotes

Martin Eberhard

Entrepreneur and Occasional Visionary

Entrepreneurs Chat - The Future of Mobility and Automation and the Impact on Society, Individuals, and the Economy

In this exclusive Entrepreneurs Chat, Martin Eberhard is going to share insights and experiences from his entrepreneurial journey starting with the co-founding and running of Network Computing Devices (IPO in 1992), NuvoMedia (exit for $187mio) and Tesla Motors. Learn proven methods and best practices of how to develop new ideas and how to make them successful. Take this unique opportunity to benefit from Martin' Eberhard’s s wealth of experience in the fields of mobility (both public and private), and more. Join in on the discussion of the effects of future technological developments in mobility, automation, etc. at the societal, economic, and individual level.

11:00 - 11:45
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Wed, 13.09.17
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Dr. Yonatan Wexler

Executive VP R&D, OrCam

OrCam – Smart Innovative Wearables

These days advances in AI and computer abilities allow us to create technology that seemed imaginary even a decade ago. In order for this new-found ability to serve us on a daily basis, it has to add value to daily life, respect privacy, and be intuitive. In this talk I will show how the OrCam MyEye is a prime example of a wearable device for a new age, and what to expect next.

11:45 - 12:30
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Wed, 13.09.17
Festival

Lunch

12:30 - 14:00
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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Franz Julen, Michael Müller & Pascal Forster

Valora

Digitalisation and Boards of Directors: Challenges and Best Practice

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

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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

John Rice & Fabian Etter

Swisscom

Digitisation Begins at the Workplace

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

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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Dr. Joël Luc Cachelin & Barbara Josef

Wissensfabrik

Learning organisation makes a comeback

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

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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Lisa Müller & Mayce El Kharouf

Amazee Labs Zurich

Practical application of human-centered design methods

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

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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Roman Stalder

Head of Research and Development, PostLogistics
Die Schweizerische Post

Smart logistics

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

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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

RAI-Lab-Team

Raiffeisen Schweiz – RAI Lab

Stronger together – the sharing economy and cooperation

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.

14:00 - 15:30
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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Lukas Schleuniger

Founder Red or Blue Labs
Red or Blue Labs

The Virtual and Augmented Reality Experience

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

14:00 - 15:30
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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Matthias Bossardt

Partner, Head of Cyber Security at KPMG
KPMG

Understanding Cyber Risks of the Internet of Things

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

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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich VBZ

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

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

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Wed, 13.09.17
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Break

15:30 - 16:00
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Wed, 13.09.17
sessions

Creativity goes digital

How digitalisation is changing the creative industry

The Digital Festival in Zurich will be hosting Creative Zürich Wednesday. The theme of the event will be the interface between creativity and digital processes, and how digitalisation is changing the creative industry in particular. This industry is also being influenced by digitalisation and the latest technologies, not only in terms of distribution and marketing, but also in terms of creation and production.

Representatives from the creative fields of music, film, art and design will present innovative, inventive projects and discuss the possibilities that are opened up by the creative-digital interaction between business, science and society. The event is sure to provide an inspirational platform for learning, discussing and experiencing new things! It will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

Creative Zürich Wednesday is an event sponsored and organised by the Zurich Office for Economic Development and the Canton of Zurich. It is free of charge.

goo.gl/UXtIYs


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15:30 - 18:30
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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

John Rice & Fabian Etter

Swisscom

Digitisation Begins at the Workplace

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

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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Aleksandra Sokolowska

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

Impact the World — Start Programming! (in Python)

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.

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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Dr. Joël Luc Cachelin & Barbara Josef

Wissensfabrik

Learning organisation makes a comeback

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.

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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Lisa Fuchs & Senem Wicki

Mind In

MIND IN MEDITATION

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

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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Nicola Ruffo, Adrian Zaugg & Eliane Noverraz

SRF News Lab & SRG Strategie

Public Service and Digital Transformation

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.

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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Lukas Schleuniger

Founder Red or Blue Labs
Red or Blue Labs

The Virtual and Augmented Reality Experience

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

16:00 - 17:30
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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Ulrich Künzel

Design Thinking Enthusiast
T-Systems

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

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

16:00 - 17:30
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Wed, 13.09.17
labs

Matthias Bossardt

Partner, Head of Cyber Security at KPMG
KPMG

Understanding Cyber Risks of the Internet of Things

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

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Wed, 13.09.17
sessions

Barbecue

With so much good food on offer, no one will go hungry at the Digital Festival. The evening barbecue on the roof terrace is the perfect example – networking is so much nicer when combined with a sizzling grill and a chilled glass of your favourite tipple.

18:00 - 23:00
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Wed, 13.09.17
sessions

Yoga – das Antivirenprogramm für Geist und Körper

Before, after or in the middle of a long day of hyperreality, all that matters is the here and now. Take a break, slow down and relax with some yoga. Allow your thoughts to quiet down and recharge your batteries for the inspirational experiences and encounters yet to come.

Exclusively for attendees of the Digital Festival, we are offering free yoga lessons (10 spaces per class) at Holmes Place at Zurich City Jelmoli so you can start the day off right, take a breather or end the day on a relaxing note.

Admission with Digital Festival pass only.

Holmes Place Jelmoli

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Thu, 14.09.17

Thu, 14.09.17
Festival

Check-In

07:30 - 08:45
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Thu, 14.09.17
keynotes

Bracken Darrell

CEO Logitech

Why innovation should be design-led

Most companies innovate but not all companies are design companies. After all, why would they be? Bracken Darrell will share his perspective on why innovation should be design-led. And why (and how) entrepreneurs and start-ups can eat bigger companies for lunch.

09:00 - 09:45
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keynotes

Dr. Ian Roberts

Chief Technology Officer Bühler AG

The Digital Transformation and a Traditional Company

The digital revolution represents the biggest technology change of our lifetimes. It is an opportunity to differentiate and adopt new business models or become at best also-rans and at worst obsolete. At Bühler we consider the digital business opportunity to be a must-win battle and are embarking on a journey of new skill development, new business models and experimentation to unlock this opportunity. I will share some of the learnings we have accrued on this journey so far.

09:45 - 10:30
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Coffee-Break

10:30 - 11:00
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Thu, 14.09.17
keynotes

Max Stossel

poet & filmmaker

The Internet vs. humanity: When everyone profits from our attention, we all lose.

The Internet vs. humanity keynote is an interweaving of nine years of media expertise and poetic storytelling. A talk on how the forces that shape our digital world are steering the future of our species, and how we can build an attention economy that values our humanity more than our screen time.

11:00 - 11:45
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Thu, 14.09.17
keynotes

Ben Narasin

BNVI, Managing Member

An inside view of Silicon Valley Venture Capital

Stories of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship and venture capital (VC), both serious and satirical, abound. But what does it take to build a business Silicon Valley VCs care about, and what does “venture” really want? Perhaps more importantly, is VC money right for your business? Having spent over 10 years helping entrepreneurs raise venture rounds, and being a VC himself, Ben Narasin will share candid views on the venture realities he has learned through over 100 financing rounds. A candid discussion from a man with the closest thing to a PhD in VC around.

11:45 - 12:30
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Thu, 14.09.17
sessions

Yoga – the antivirus programme for body and soul

Before, after or in the middle of a long day of hyperreality, all that matters is the here and now. Take a break, slow down and relax with some yoga. Allow your thoughts to quiet down and recharge your batteries for the inspirational experiences and encounters yet to come.

Exclusively for attendees of the Digital Festival, we are offering free yoga lessons (10 spaces per class) at Holmes Place at Zurich City Jelmoli so you can start the day off right, take a breather or end the day on a relaxing note.

Admission with Digital Festival pass only.

Holmes Place Jelmoli

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Thu, 14.09.17
Festival

Lunch

12:30 - 14:00
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Thu, 14.09.17
sessions

Finance 2.0 / Crypto ‘17

The cryptocurrency bitcoin is generating headlines around the world – both positive and negative. How is this technology revolutionizing the world of finance today? Is blockchain technology ready for the mass market? On Thursday, experts will discuss these topics and share their insights at Kaufleuten in Zurich.

We have reserved 25 free tickets for the cryptoconference for attendees of the Digital Festival. First come, first served.

finance20.ch/crypto2017


Details will be sent to you after registration.
14:00 - 17:30
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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Dr. Felix von Reischach & Marc Steffen

Swisscom

Artificial Intelligence Brought to Life

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

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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Bettina Werren

Senior Advisor
Frau W.

Create Visual Snack Content, Generate Interest – and Then?

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

14:00 - 15:30
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Thu, 14.09.17
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Myriam Neuhaus & Janine Eichenberger

Museomix CH

Digital Meets Analogue: It’s All in the Mix

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

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Thu, 14.09.17
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Sofia Oikonomou & Thomas Landis

F10 Incubator & Accelerator / SIX Group

From FinTech Idea to Prototype in 90 Minutes

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

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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Lisa Müller & Mayce El Kharouf

Amazee Labs Zurich

Practical application of human-centered design methods

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

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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Tobias Zehnder

Co-Founder/Partner
Webrepublic

Programmatic Advertising: A Revolution in Media Buying

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

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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

RAI-Lab-Team

Raiffeisen Schweiz – RAI Lab

Stronger together – the sharing economy and cooperation

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

14:00 - 15:30
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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Matthias Bossardt

Partner, Head of Cyber Security at KPMG
KPMG

Understanding Cyber Risks of the Internet of Things

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

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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich VBZ

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

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.

+ Details
Thu, 14.09.17
Festival

Break

15:30 - 16:00
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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Dr. Felix von Reischach & Marc Steffen

Swisscom

Artificial Intelligence Brought to Life

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

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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Thorsten Busch

Senior Research Fellow
Institut für Wirtschaftsethik, Universität St. Gallen

Digital Business & Ethical Awareness

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

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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Sofia Oikonomou & Thomas Landis

F10 Incubator & Accelerator / SIX Group

From FinTech Idea to Prototype in 90 Minutes

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.

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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Aleksandra Sokolowska

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

Impact the World — Start Programming! (in Python)

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.

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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Lisa Fuchs & Senem Wicki

Mind In

MIND IN MEDITATION

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

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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Ulrich Künzel

Design Thinking Enthusiast
T-Systems

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

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

16:00 - 17:30
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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Simone Reichlin & Ilona Baier

Ginetta AG

This Is How Promising Ideas Are Born

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

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Thu, 14.09.17
labs

Matthias Bossardt

Partner, Head of Cyber Security at KPMG
KPMG

Understanding Cyber Risks of the Internet of Things

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

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Thu, 14.09.17
sessions

SATW TecToday Big Data

Dealing with data in the digital world

Data on where we are, what we are doing and who we are communicating with is routinely collected from countless devices. This is not targeted monitoring – rather, an inherent feature of digital technology. This information can be evaluated with ever more complex procedures, and then used to support vendors and manufacturers when it comes to product development and innovation.

The SATW TecToday Big Data session is being held in collaboration with our educational and science partner, the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences SATW. Experts from the fields of data protection, ethics and business will be talking about the challenges and opportunities of big data, as well as how things might develop in future. The panel discussion will be moderated by Sandro Brotz. Entry to this event is free of charge.

www.satw.ch/tectoday


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18:00 - 19:30
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Thu, 14.09.17
sessions

Digitalsymphony

Inspirational lounge concert with music, dance and digital art

Classical meets techno, ballet meets street dance, art meets technology. Digitalsymphony is an inspirational lounge concert with music, dance, digital art and a great deal of inspiration.

www.digitalsymphony.ch

19:00 - 23:00
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Fri, 15.09.17

Fri, 15.09.17
Festival

Check-In

07:30 - 08:45
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Fri, 15.09.17
keynotes

Barbara Sichler

Director Business Development and Product Management Volkswagen IT

How artificial intelligence is affecting the automotive industry

In her keynote address, Barbara Sichler will outline the potential of artificial intelligence for the automotive sector. Volkswagen Group’s IT function operates several labs, in cities like Berlin, Munich and San Francisco, where programmers, data analysts and innovation specialists develop new technologies, products and services. Against this backdrop, Barbara Sichler will share experiences and best practice from the creation of the Data:Lab in Munich, discussing how the Volkswagen Group deals with new trends in technology and how it can work with various partners to shape the digital future of Volkswagen.

09:00 - 09:45
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Fri, 15.09.17
keynotes

Marty Weiner

Founding Engineer at Pinterest and former CTO @Reddit

Scaling Tech Start-ups from 0 to 300

Based on his experience growing Pinterest and Reddit, he will go through some key learnings he wished he had many years ago that would have helped through rapid growth phases. He will dig into what it looks like to scale a company through traction and some lessons for choosing appropriate technology, how to think about and build a successful culture, and how to evolve your organization.

09:45 - 10:30
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Fri, 15.09.17
Festival

Coffee-Break

10:30 - 11:00
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Fri, 15.09.17
keynotes

Gisbert Rühl

CEO Klöckner & Co

From steel trader to platform operator

In his keynote speech, Gisbert Rühl made clear that a company can only successfully implement a digital transformation if it is willing to change its culture as well. Using innovative channels, he describes how the social networking service Yammer has changed how his employees interact and collaborate. This shift is paying off: Klöckner & Co is currently considered a pioneer of digitalisation in the steel industry and already generates a two-digit share of its revenue via digital channels.

11:00 - 11:45
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Fri, 15.09.17
keynotes

Marc Nager

Managing Director Telluride Venture Accelerator

Forget the Business Plan and Start-up Rhetoric

Becoming an entrepreneur has become trendy. Let’s cut through the rhetoric, methodologies and BS and talk about what it really takes to be a great entrepreneur and build a meaningful company.

11:45 - 12:30
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Fri, 15.09.17
sessions

IAA Luncheon

The smart city and advertising – how much potential is there behind the hype?

The Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are changing our cities, as these digital touchpoints also create new opportunities for advertising in public spaces. As part of the Digital Festival, the internationally renowned speaker Florian Rotberg will provide insights into smart-city trends at the IAA Luncheon on 15 September 2017. He will present examples of best practice from different countries and talk about approaches for new advertising concepts.

We have reserved 30 places for this luncheon for attendees of the Digital Festival. First come, first served.

www.iaa.ch/events/smartcity/

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Fri, 15.09.17
sessions

Yoga – the antivirus programme for body and soul

Before, after or in the middle of a long day of hyperreality, all that matters is the here and now. Take a break, slow down and relax with some yoga. Allow your thoughts to quiet down and recharge your batteries for the inspirational experiences and encounters yet to come.

Exclusively for attendees of the Digital Festival, we are offering free yoga lessons (10 spaces per class) at Holmes Place at Zurich City Jelmoli so you can start the day off right, take a breather or end the day on a relaxing note.

Admission with Digital Festival pass only.

Holmes Place Jelmoli

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Fri, 15.09.17
Festival

Lunch

12:30 - 14:00
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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Lars Sommerhäuser

Leiter Advanced Manufacturing Center
Empa / ETH Zürich

Digital Manufacturing

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

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Myriam Neuhaus & Janine Eichenberger

Museomix CH

Digital Meets Analogue: It’s All in the Mix

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

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Sofia Oikonomou & Thomas Landis

F10 Incubator & Accelerator / SIX Group

From FinTech Idea to Prototype in 90 Minutes

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.

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Ralf Günthner

Head of Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
Swisscom

From Things to Value

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

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Peter Metzinger

Owner and Managing Director
business campaigning GmbH

Making The Change Successfully

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

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Marc Nager

Managing Director Telluride Venture Accelerator

Metrics, Frameworks and Methodologies to Drive Successful Corporate Innovation Efforts

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.

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Lisa Fuchs & Senem Wicki

Mind In

MIND IN MEDITATION

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

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Tobias Zehnder

Co-Founder/Partner
Webrepublic

Programmatic Advertising: A Revolution in Media Buying

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

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Fri, 15.09.17
sessions

Security Technologies Enabling the Future

From Blockchains to IoT

New information technologies emerge at rapid pace and innovations in the area of ICT have significant impacts on our social, political and economic lives. The ongoing and expected changes offer great opportunities to societies and economies, but they also bear risks. To counter risks in the constantly evolving ICT landscape, a thorough understanding of the theoretical foundations of information security as well as practical security threats and countermeasures are needed and scientific findings are to be disseminated to the target groups.

This session aims to provide insights and a comprehensive overview to the newest trends, useful use cases and research in the field of Security Technologies and is jointly organized by ETH Zurich and the Digital Festival. Entry to this event is free of charge.

Confirmed Speakersspeakers: Lino Guzzella (President ETH) / Prof. Srdjan Capkun (ETH) / Prof. Renato Renner (ETH) / Martin Bosshardt (CEO Open Systems) / Matthias Bossardt (Head of sCyber Security, KPMG Switzerland) / Panos Zarkadakis (Head of Security Architecture, Swisscom) / Markus Naef (CEO SwissSign AG) / Robert Bornträger (CEO Global IT, SIX) / Marc Henauer (Leiter Head OIC MELANI) / Claudio Marforio (Co-founder Futurae Technologies AG) / Antonio Barresi (Co-founder Xorlab).

ETH Zürich


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14:00 - 17:00
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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Roman Stalder

Head of Research and Development, PostLogistics
Die Schweizerische Post

Smart logistics

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?

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Matthias Bossardt

Partner, Head of Cyber Security at KPMG
KPMG

Understanding Cyber Risks of the Internet of Things

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

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich VBZ

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

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.

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Fri, 15.09.17
Festival

Break

15:30 - 16:00
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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Thorsten Busch

Senior Research Fellow
Institut für Wirtschaftsethik, Universität St. Gallen

Digital Business & Ethical Awareness

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.

https://twitter.com/DigitalEthics

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Lars Sommerhäuser

Leiter Advanced Manufacturing Center
Empa / ETH Zürich

Digital Manufacturing

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

+ Details
Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Ralf Günthner

Head of Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
Swisscom

From Things to Value

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

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Peter Metzinger

Owner and Managing Director
business campaigning GmbH

Making The Change Successfully

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

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Marc Nager

Managing Director Telluride Venture Accelerator

Metrics, Frameworks and Methodologies to Drive Successful Corporate Innovation Efforts

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.

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Nicola Ruffo, Adrian Zaugg & Eliane Noverraz

SRF

Public Service and Digital Transformation

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.

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Fri, 15.09.17
sessions

The media and digital transformation

Fake news, social bots and manipulation

The media industry is affected by digital transformation like no other and has already seen sweeping changes with far-reaching consequences. However, as evidenced by buzzwords such as “fake news” and “social bots”, the challenges facing journalists and media companies show no signs of abating. As technology advances and the potential for manipulating the media via digital means becomes ever greater, fundamental questions arise concerning the role of the media in democratic discourse.

In order to address these issues, the Digital Society Initiative and the Research Institute for the Public Sphere and Society of the University of Zurich (UZH) have joined forces with the Digital Festival to stage a public debate on the subject of digital transformation. The event will begin with a presentation given by researchers from the UZH, highlighting some of the latest examples of how digital tools and social bots can be used to manipulate the media. Following this, moderator Marc Jäggi (Radio 1) will host a debate between Pascale Bruderer (Member of the Council of States), Ladina Heimgartner (Director of Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha RTR), Professor Abraham Bernstein (Department of Informatics, UZH) and Linards Udris (Research Institute for the Public Sphere and Society, UZH) on what these new challenges mean for the media landscape. The event is free to attend.

dsi.uzh.ch


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16:00 - 17:30
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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Ulrich Künzel

Design Thinking Enthusiast
T-Systems

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

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

16:00 - 17:30
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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Simone Reichlin & Ilona Baier

Ginetta AG

This Is How Promising Ideas Are Born

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

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Fri, 15.09.17
labs

Matthias Bossardt

Partner, Head of Cyber Security at KPMG
KPMG

Understanding Cyber Risks of the Internet of Things

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

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Fri, 15.09.17
HACK/hackevents

Opening Ceremony

17:00 - 19:00
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Fri, 15.09.17
sessions

Yoga – the antivirus programme for body and soul

Before, after or in the middle of a long day of hyperreality, all that matters is the here and now. Take a break, slow down and relax with some yoga. Allow your thoughts to quiet down and recharge your batteries for the inspirational experiences and encounters yet to come.

Exclusively for attendees of the Digital Festival, we are offering free yoga lessons (10 spaces per class) at Holmes Place at Zurich City Jelmoli so you can start the day off right, take a breather or end the day on a relaxing note.

Admission with Digital Festival pass only.

Holmes Place Jelmoli

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Fri, 15.09.17
sessions

Music Night with the James Taylor Quartet

Music Night is more than just an opportunity to chat to like-minded people – it also promises an evening packed full of top-notch entertainment. Guests can look forward to the sounds of the James Taylor Quartet, the world-famous, multi-award-winning jazz band who pioneered the early acid jazz movement. After the concert, be sure to stick around for Funkastic, the best funk party in town, and enjoy some old-school funk until well into the early hours. We’ve also teamed up with Moods to offer you free entry and a complementary drink on arrival.

7.30 p.m. Doors open
8.30 p.m. Concert by the James Taylor Quartet
Followed by Funkastic featuring DJ Myles

moods.ch

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Sat, 16.09.17

Sat, 16.09.17
sessions

Connecting Digital and Art

Visit the Museum of Digital Art (MuDA)

Having opened early 2016, the Museum of Digital Art (MuDA) is Europe’s first physical and virtual museum dedicated to digital arts and successfully hosts exhibitions featuring exceptional artists from across all continents using code to create mind-blowing art at the intersection of science and creativity. In September, MuDA will host an exhibition with Qubibi (Kazumasa Teshigawara) from Japan who received multiple meaningful awards in the past with poetic immersive works. Take the chance to broaden your mind and go play where 0s and 1s run free! People with a Digital Festival pass Pass are invited to join the exhibition for free.

muda.co/zurich


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11:00 - 19:00
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Sat, 16.09.17
sessions

VR Cinema

Mixes VR Movies

You have never experienced the cinema like this. Over the course of 45 minutes, you will not only discover faraway lands and new worlds and places that you otherwise could never visit – no, you will feel as if you are actually there in person.

On Saturday, the first virtual reality cinema in Switzerland will be installed at Technopark. We have reserved 15 free tickets for every show exclusively for attendees of the Digital Festival and HackZurich.

VR Cinema


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13:00 - 13:45
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Sat, 16.09.17
sessions

VR Cinema

Kids Show

You have never experienced the cinema like this. Over the course of 45 minutes, you will not only discover faraway lands and new worlds and places that you otherwise could never visit – no, you will feel as if you are actually there in person.

On Saturday, the first virtual reality cinema in Switzerland will be installed at Technopark. We have reserved 15 free tickets for every show exclusively for attendees of the Digital Festival and HackZurich.

The 2.00 p.m. show is suitable for both adults and children (ages 8 and older).

VR Cinema


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14:00 - 14:45
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Sat, 16.09.17
sessions

VR Cinema

Notes on Blindness

You have never experienced the cinema like this. Over the course of 45 minutes, you will not only discover faraway lands and new worlds and places that you otherwise could never visit – no, you will feel as if you are actually there in person.

On Saturday, the first virtual reality cinema in Switzerland will be installed at Technopark. We have reserved 15 free tickets for every show exclusively for attendees of the Digital Festival and HackZurich.

VR Cinema


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15:00 - 15:45
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Sat, 16.09.17
sessions

VR Cinema

Best-of 1

You have never experienced the cinema like this. Over the course of 45 minutes, you will not only discover faraway lands and new worlds and places that you otherwise could never visit – no, you will feel as if you are actually there in person.

On Saturday, the first virtual reality cinema in Switzerland will be installed at Technopark. We have reserved 15 free tickets for every show exclusively for attendees of the Digital Festival and HackZurich.

VR Cinema


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16:00 - 16:45
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Sat, 16.09.17
sessions

VR Cinema

Best-of 2

You have never experienced the cinema like this. Over the course of 45 minutes, you will not only discover faraway lands and new worlds and places that you otherwise could never visit – no, you will feel as if you are actually there in person.

On Saturday, the first virtual reality cinema in Switzerland will be installed at Technopark. We have reserved 15 free tickets for every show exclusively for attendees of the Digital Festival and HackZurich.

VR Cinema


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17:00 - 17:45
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Sat, 16.09.17
sessions

Afterparty @FOOD ZURICH

From 7 to 17 September, the FOOD ZURICH festival will be bringing people together to enjoy culinary highlights. On the evening of Saturday, 16 September, Zürcher Engrosmarkt will be transformed into a world of exotic flavours and aromas. The best way to follow up a generous serving of information on the digital future is with a selection of delicious culinary specialities. Anyone with a festival pass can register to attend the after-party at no extra cost – with entry, one drink and something to eat included.

foodzurich.com


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Sun, 17.09.17

Sun, 17.09.17
HACK/hackevents

Closing Ceremony & Finalist Pitches

13:30 - 16:00
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Sun, 17.09.17
sessions

Kibit Hack

Afternoon Hacking for Kids

In collaboration with our great partner, the Museum of Digital Art (MuDA), this session will celebrate the concept of hacking as the practice of modifying features of an original system in order to accomplish a goal outside of the creator’s mind. This afternoon is part of MuDA’s beloved Kibit, a free bi-monthly open lab full of fun, screen-free activities, to introduce children to computational, logical thinking and the most basic of programming concepts. Kids of people with a Digital Festival pass are invited to join this special hack session and explore all that is possible with just a little hack!

Condition: Kids between 4 and 10 years (from age 7 without care of their parents).

muda.co/info/kibit.php


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14:00 - 16:00
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