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HackZurich

Thu, 13.09.18

Thu, 13.09.18
Festival

Coffe & Check-In

08:00 - 08:45
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Thu, 13.09.18
keynotes

Jonas Lüscher

Writer

09:00 - 09:45
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Thu, 13.09.18
keynotes

Wael Ghonim

Social Entrepreneur and Product Manager Quora

09:45 - 10:15
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Thu, 13.09.18
Festival

Break & Networking

10:15 - 11:15
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Thu, 13.09.18
keynotes

Executive Talk

Executive Talk on Innovation

The world is moving faster and faster. How can companies tell which innovations and topics are relevant to them, and how can they be used productively and monetised? How can classic projects and agile innovation be combined? How can you foster a corporate culture that enables innovation and motivates staff? We will be putting these questions and more (including some from the audience) to four executives of companies of different sizes from different industries.

The executive talk is being held in cooperation with digitalswitzerland.

11:15 - 11:45
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Thu, 13.09.18
keynotes

Keynote

11:45 - 12:15
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Thu, 13.09.18
Festival

Lunch

12:15 - 13:45
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Thu, 13.09.18
sessions

Selbstbestimmtes Leben dank Technologie

Innovation für mehr Selbstbestimmung und Inklusion

Neue Technologien lösen weitreichende Reformen aus und verändern die Art und Weise, wie wir leben und arbeiten. Wie gelingt es, Technologie für Menschen zu nutzen, die körperlich oder in ihren Sinnen beeinträchtigt sind? Wie kann die Digitalisierung diese im Alltag unterstützen, damit sie mehr Autonomie erlangen? Inklusion durch Technologie – Widerspruch oder eine echte Chance?

In Zusammenarbeit mit Pascale Bruderers Initiative «Autonomie dank Technologie» und Swisscom ermöglicht die Session spannende Einblicke in die Alltagshindernisse für beeinträchtigte Menschen und zeigt auf, mit welchen innovativen und technologischen Lösungen diese Alltagshindernisse reduziert werden können. In kurzen Vorträgen und eindrücklichen Demos erfährt ihr mehr über die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten zu mehr Selbstbestimmung und Inklusion. Renommierte Expertinnen und Experten diskutieren über den ökonomischen und gesellschaftlichen Stellenwert der neuen Möglichkeiten und zeigen bei dieser Gelegenheit die Potenziale und Handlungsfelder auf. Gespannt? Wir freuen uns auf Euch!

14:00 - 17:00
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Thu, 13.09.18
labs

About Sense and Nonsense of Innovation Labs

RAI Lab, Raiffeisen Schweiz

Lots of classic companies who want to digitize is often setting up an "innovation lab". Labs, hubs and incubators are currently being built in series. Using these vessels, companies of all sizes want to get to grips with digitisation and generate impulses for the future. The theoretical idea makes sense, but the reality is different in many cases. The RAI Lab, Raiffeisen's innovation incubator, has been in existence for 2.5 years. Based on this experience, we work together in an interactive way on how to build a lab and discuss why there is not a suitable form of lab for all companies. We also deal intensively with the questions on how to bring horse power to the ground and how to overcome obstacles and resistances. Together we outline ways to facilitate innovation in your own organization and exchange our experiences.

14:00 - 15:15
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Thu, 13.09.18
labs

Agile Mindset in Organization and Leadership

Fernfachhochschule Schweiz

How can we introduce and develop agility within an organization? Which values and standards constitute an agile corporate culture? And how can modern organizational forms like Holocracy and leadership approaches like Distributed Leadership support the implementation? In this lab we work on concrete actions on how to create the cultural breeding ground for a modern leadership and organizational culture.

ffhs.ch/arbeit_40

14:00 - 15:15
+ Details
Thu, 13.09.18
labs

Drive product innovation with a 5-day sprint

Ginetta Web/Mobile

What’s the most efficient way to find out if your product idea has potential? How do you solve a specific problem, such as a decline in user engagement? This hands-on workshop will teach you an efficient method to quickly develop new products and features, visualise concepts and ideas into prototypes and test your ideas on an early stage. The UX experts from Ginetta will provide insight into the process, based on Google Ventures Design Sprint, and also into a variety of other user-centric methods. They will also share useful tips and explore with you when it pays to conduct a sprint and the benefits of gathering feedback early on in the development process.

@ilonabaier

@_sylvaino

14:00 - 15:15
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Thu, 13.09.18
labs

From Idea to a Web-App in 75 Minutes

smartive AG

Not an IT nerd, but interested in the latest technology trends in web development? Together we create a web app, starting from scratch. We bring the latest technologies to life: Progressive Web Apps, Design Systems, offline first, Real-Time Web Apps, React, GraphQL, Node.js, and Serverless. In this lab, you learn how these technologies not only make web app development faster and more flexible, but also what the benefits for your users are. Finally, we take a look where the journey might take us in the future and how it will affect you.

@_deniaz
@d_wirz
@smartive_ch

Location: smartive AG, Schiffbaustrasse 7, 8005 Zürich, EG

14:00 - 15:15
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Thu, 13.09.18
labs

Hands-on cyber security with KPMG

KPMG

Would you like to know how to become resilient to cyber-attacks, and to use this as a basis for innovation and sustainable business success? As the digital economy permeates our working and private lives, join KPMG`s Lab to experience live demonstrations and hear hands-on insights about four cyber security areas to master for business growth. Important: This applies for companies of all sizes!

Get insights on:
• Blockchain: Understand the cyber threats related to blockchain technology and learn how to securely handle wallets, crypto keys and smart contracts.

• Third parties: Discover how to manage suppliers and business partners in our hyper-connected ecosystem, where just one weak link can destroy your entire value chain.

• Privacy - GDPR: Explore best-in-class GDPR examples to maintain the trust of your clients and employees, and to manage your business in compliance with privacy laws.

• Cyber attacks: Recognize new dangers and sophisticated threats, with a live demonstration of crypto-miner malware.

KPMG's Lab is performed by a team of Cyber Security experts.

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Thu, 13.09.18
labs

IoT - Hype oder Garant für echte Benefits?

Swisscom

The Internet of Things (IoT) opens up unlimited numbers of new applications. What is useful, and how does a project succeed? There will never be a “one size fits all” solution. Let yourself be inspired by three specific customer applications. Together with our customers, we show how these IoT projects came into being and what we can learn from them. They convincingly show that IoT projects do not depend on the size of the company; that strong personal commitment plays a central role in success; and that finding out which partner ecosystems can be useful is just as important to the round table discussion as is a critical look behind the scenes.

Marco Canepa
Adrian Fuchs

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Thu, 13.09.18
labs

IoT - Hype oder Garant für echte Benefits?

Swisscom

Das Internet der Dinge (IoT) ermöglicht unendlich viele neue Anwendungen. Was ist sinnvoll und wie gelingt ein Projekt? Ein Patentrezept… wird es nie geben. Lassen Sie sich von drei konkreten Kundenanwendungen inspirieren. Gemeinsam mit unseren Kunden zeigen wir auf, wie diese IoT-Projekte entstanden sind und was man davon lernen kann. Sie zeigen eindrücklich, dass IoT-Projekte keine Frage der Firmengrösse sind. Dass für den Erfolg viel persönliches Engagement eine zentrale Rolle spielt und welche Partner-Ökosysteme von Nutzen sind, ist ebenso Teil der offenen Runde, wie auch ein kritischer Blick hinter die Kulissen.

Marco Canepa
Adrian Fuchs

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Thu, 13.09.18
labs

Numbers. Lies. Truth.

Webrepublic

Politicians, executives, PR people and journalists share a love for numbers. Because if the numbers support your argument, you must be right. This is true if you know how to play with numbers to trick your audience. Comparability? Only if it helps my argument. Representability? That’s overrated. Correlation? That’s the same as Causality.

Tobias Zehnder has been working with numbers for years. They have been helping him to understand how well his clients’ campaigns actually perform – he’s also pretty savvy when it comes to breaking the spell on number wizards working their magic in marketing, politics and journalism. In this lab he will introduce you to the most common sleights and teach you how to recognize them in Marketing as well as in real life.en.

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Thu, 13.09.18
Festival

Break & Networking

15:15 - 15:45
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Thu, 13.09.18
labs

Hands-on cyber security with KPMG

KPMG

Would you like to know how to become resilient to cyber-attacks, and to use this as a basis for innovation and sustainable business success? As the digital economy permeates our working and private lives, join KPMG`s Lab to experience live demonstrations and hear hands-on insights about four cyber security areas to master for business growth. Important: This applies for companies of all sizes!

Get insights on:
• Blockchain: Understand the cyber threats related to blockchain technology and learn how to securely handle wallets, crypto keys and smart contracts.
• Third parties: Discover how to manage suppliers and business partners in our hyper-connected ecosystem, where just one weak link can destroy your entire value chain.
• Privacy - GDPR: Explore best-in-class GDPR examples to maintain the trust of your clients and employees, and to manage your business in compliance with privacy laws.
• Cyber attacks: Recognize new dangers and sophisticated threats, with a live demonstration of crypto-miner malware.

KPMG's Lab is performed by a team of Cyber Security experts.

+ Details
Thu, 13.09.18
labs

Hidden usability dimensions

Geek Girls Carrots Switzerland

Applications should be “user-friendly” and “easy to use”. Almost every brief includes this requirement. The details of the definition will often be discussed by the project team. It soon becomes clear that “user-friendly” covers several different aspects. These aspects are always individually tailored to the application and its users. How can your team reach a quick decision on a solid definition? Our lab presents Whitney Quesenbery’s “5Es” method. The 5Es (effective, efficient, engaging, error tolerant, easy to learn) describe various dimensions of usability, which will apply differently for each application. This method quickly creates a common ground for both the client and the development team. In the lab, participants will work out weightings for different applications and discuss them as a group.

base.ch

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Thu, 13.09.18
labs

Swiss German – A special Case for Speech Recognition

Swisscom

Speech recognition is one of the most important technologies of the future. As a Swiss company, we have set ourselves the task of designing a language system for Swiss-German, so that the 4.9 million Swiss people can also interact naturally with their devices in the future. In our lab you can expect a "Schwiizerdütsch" speech recognizer directly from development, as well as a water sample from the Swisscom Data Lake (i.e. an insight into our voice data). We explain why the recognition of Swiss German sometimes still makes "Lämpe", where speech recognition will be used in the future, and on which topics the researchers "sich d'Zäh usbysset". In our lab you will also have the opportunity to experience our system interactively, challenge it with your dialect, and use the opportunity to converse more on the topic with Philipp and David, our lab speakers.

15:45 - 17:00
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Thu, 13.09.18
labs

Why are we always so busy?

Evernote

You come home after a hard day at work and ask yourself: “what did I actually do all day?” Work-life balance sounds like an insult to you and you can’t remember when you last worked undisturbed on a task?

Welcome to our Lab!

On an average workday, we spend 25% of our time searching for information and get interrupted about every 5 minutes. No wonder we stay trapped in the hamster wheel.

To succeed in today’s digitalized world with countless apps designed to grab our attention, a whole new set of skills and approaches is needed. In our Lab, we will educate you on the three biggest challenges that affect your and your team’s productivity. We will equip you with simple productivity strategies that really have an impact and guide you from hamster to creator of your life.

Sounds like a lot. It is. We’re looking forward to be productive with you.
Hört sich nach viel an. Ist es auch. Wir freuen uns.
www.manuelmarquina.com
www.raphaelluescher.com

15:45 - 17:00
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Thu, 13.09.18
keynotes

Prof. Simone Schürle

16:00 - 16:15
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Thu, 13.09.18
Festival

Networking Apéro

17:30 - 18:30
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Thu, 13.09.18
sessions

SATW

SATW

Man and machine - a symbiotic relationship: people design machines and take care of them, conversely they make our lives easier. So far so good. But for how much longer? Machines are becoming ever more efficient and are increasingly taking on tasks that were previously reserved for humans. Artificial intelligence raises the question of whether we will one day construct "intelligent" machines that are on a par or even superior to us. Can machines develop consciousness? How do human brains and artificial neural networks differ? What would be the social, political and economic consequences if one day machines outperform us? Look forward to an exciting evening in which we approach these big questions from different perspectives.

Find more details on www.satw.ch)

17:30 - 20:30
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Thu, 13.09.18
sessions

Digitalsymphony 2.0

The inspirational lounge concert with music, dance and digital art is back again this year after being so well-received last time round. Festivalgoers can enjoy classical music with techno beats, dancing and digital art. It is sure to be an unforgettable experience packed with entertainment and inspiration. Digitalsymphony will be performed by the world-famous Zurich Chamber Orchestra, who will be playing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons like you’ve never heard it before. Powered by Swisscom und Randstad.

18:30 - 20:00
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Fri, 14.09.18

Fri, 14.09.18
Festival

Coffe & Check-In

08:00 - 09:00
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Fri, 14.09.18
keynotes

Chris Slowe

Reddit Then, Now and Tomorrow

Reddit is home to the most authentic conversations on the internet. As of 2018, its popularity has surged to 330 million monthly active users in spite of a UX largely unchanged for a decade. This year, Reddit tripled its size, scaled its engineering and launched its first major redesign to ultimately make Reddit more welcoming to more people.

In his keynote, Chris Slowe, CTO and Founding Engineer of Reddit, will tell the story of how Reddit evolved from its founding days into the company it is today. He will show how the company was built – and rebuilt – to enable its teams to scale rapidly and successfully unveil its highly-anticipated redesign. Lastly, he’ll give attendees a glimpse into what comes next for the front page of the internet.

09:00 - 09:45
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Fri, 14.09.18
keynotes

Torsten Reil

Founder NaturalMotion

09:45 - 10:15
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Fri, 14.09.18
Festival

Break & Networking

10:15 - 11:15
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Fri, 14.09.18
keynotes

David Ngo

Behavior Design and Human Wellbeing

Takeaway essential language and the #1 core tool of Behavior Design and immediately apply it to your innovation project. How? Get reinspired and clarity on why we’re all in the business of human well-being. An interactive experience. Come ready to high-five.

11:15 - 11:45
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Fri, 14.09.18
keynotes

Keynote

11:45 - 12:15
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Fri, 14.09.18
Festival

Lunch

12:15 - 13:45
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Fri, 14.09.18
keynotes

Prof. Margarita Chli

14:00 - 17:00
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Fri, 14.09.18
keynotes

Prof. Markus Gross

14:00 - 17:00
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Fri, 14.09.18
sessions

Vision in an AI World

Challenge the way you perceive the world

Computer scientists and entrepreneurs working with artificial intelligence reveal how they adapt visual perception to enable robots and intelligent systems to see and interpret the environment.

Much of how we perceive our daily lives stems from the visual input we receive ­ paintings, photographs, and videos reveal how we think, feel and perceive light. Creating sensors for robots, intelligent machines, and augmented reality, researchers enable machines to perceive information related to the task­at­hand, without having to produce visual images. Tasks such as search and rescue, industrial inspection, crop monitoring or archeological surveying require an unconventional approach that delivers visual information in differing formats. Speakers will reveal how sensory perception allows robotic devices to operate at high speeds and with a fraction of the power consumption of a conventional camera. They will also demonstrate multiple scene perception algorithms based in Computer Vision techniques and their applications.

As a participant, you will have the opportunity to challenge your own perception with interactive visual illusions and convince yourself that what your brain perceives is not what your eyes see.

14:00 - 17:00
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Fri, 14.09.18
labs

About Sense and Nonsense of Innovation Labs

RAI Lab, Raiffeisen Schweiz

Lots of classic companies who want to digitize is often setting up an "innovation lab". Labs, hubs and incubators are currently being built in series. Using these vessels, companies of all sizes want to get to grips with digitisation and generate impulses for the future. The theoretical idea makes sense, but the reality is different in many cases. The RAI Lab, Raiffeisen's innovation incubator, has been in existence for 2.5 years. Based on this experience, we work together in an interactive way on how to build a lab and discuss why there is not a suitable form of lab for all companies. We also deal intensively with the questions on how to bring horse power to the ground and how to overcome obstacles and resistances. Together we outline ways to facilitate innovation in your own organization and exchange our experiences.

14:00 - 15:15
+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
labs

Agile Mindset in Organization and Leadership

Fernfachhochschule Schweiz

How can we introduce and develop agility within an organization? Which values and standards constitute an agile corporate culture? And how can modern organizational forms like Holocracy and leadership approaches like Distributed Leadership support the implementation? In this lab we work on concrete actions on how to create the cultural breeding ground for a modern leadership and organizational culture.

ffhs.ch/arbeit_40

14:00 - 15:15
+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
labs

Drive product innovation with a 5-day sprint

Ginetta Web/Mobile

What’s the most efficient way to find out if your product idea has potential? How do you solve a specific problem, such as a decline in user engagement? This hands-on workshop will teach you an efficient method to quickly develop new products and features, visualise concepts and ideas into prototypes and test your ideas on an early stage. The UX experts from Ginetta will provide insight into the process, based on Google Ventures Design Sprint, and also into a variety of other user-centric methods. They will also share useful tips and explore with you when it pays to conduct a sprint and the benefits of gathering feedback early on in the development process.

@ilonabaier

@_sylvaino

14:00 - 15:15
+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
labs

From Idea to a Web-App in 75 Minutes

smartive AG

Not an IT nerd, but interested in the latest technology trends in web development? Together we create a web app, starting from scratch. We bring the latest technologies to life: Progressive Web Apps, Design Systems, offline first, Real-Time Web Apps, React, GraphQL, Node.js, and Serverless. In this lab, you learn how these technologies not only make web app development faster and more flexible, but also what the benefits for your users are. Finally, we take a look where the journey might take us in the future and how it will affect you.

@_deniaz
@d_wirz
@smartive_ch

Location: smartive AG, Schiffbaustrasse 7, 8005 Zürich, EG

+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
labs

Hands-on cyber security with KPMG

KPMG

Would you like to know how to become resilient to cyber-attacks, and to use this as a basis for innovation and sustainable business success? As the digital economy permeates our working and private lives, join KPMG`s Lab to experience live demonstrations and hear hands-on insights about four cyber security areas to master for business growth. Important: This applies for companies of all sizes!

Get insights on:
• Blockchain: Understand the cyber threats related to blockchain technology and learn how to securely handle wallets, crypto keys and smart contracts.

• Third parties: Discover how to manage suppliers and business partners in our hyper-connected ecosystem, where just one weak link can destroy your entire value chain.
• Privacy - GDPR: Explore best-in-class GDPR examples to maintain the trust of your clients and employees, and to manage your business in compliance with privacy laws.
• Cyber attacks: Recognize new dangers and sophisticated threats, with a live demonstration of crypto-miner malware.

KPMG's Lab is performed by a team of Cyber Security experts.

+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
labs

Programming Emotional Intelligence by MIND IN Meditation

MIND IN Meditation

Not a day goes by without a forecast on how digitisation will change human work and education. Although we cannot precisely foresee what is to come, what we know today is: The human being will remain unique and with this, the soft skills we master. This is where the practice of Meditation comes into the picture, as a training for intuition, creativity and a crucial ingredient for tomorrow’s world: Emotional Intelligence.

At the Digital Festival MIND IN Lab you will learn how Emotional Intelligence can be defined, why ancient techniques may be gaining relevance and how meditation might work for you.

The MIND IN Lab requires no previous knowledge and no extraordinary physical agility.

MIND IN Studio

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Fri, 14.09.18
labs

Swiss German – A Special Case for Speech Recognition

Swisscom

Speech recognition is one of the most important technologies of the future. As a Swiss company, we have set ourselves the task of designing a language system for Swiss-German, so that the 4.9 million Swiss people can also interact naturally with their devices in the future. In our lab you can expect a "Schwiizerdütsch" speech recognizer directly from development, as well as a water sample from the Swisscom Data Lake (i.e. an insight into our voice data). We explain why the recognition of Swiss German sometimes still makes "Lämpe", where speech recognition will be used in the future, and on which topics the researchers "sich d'Zäh usbysset". In our lab you will also have the opportunity to experience our system interactively, challenge it with your dialect, and use the opportunity to converse more on the topic with Philipp and David, our lab speakers.

14:00 - 15:15
+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
labs

The Why and How of Corporate Venture Capital

Redstone & Swiss Post

In search for innovation more and more corporates engage with startups, including investments therein. Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) is on the rise globally. 186 new CVC units were formed in 2017 alone. Yet, launching successful CVC activities is not easy and includes many pitfalls.

In this interactive lab we elaborate on the Why and How of Corporate Venture Capital: Why do corporates invest in startups? What are the benefits for corporates and startups? And how to best structure CVC activities?

We will use examples from our experience at Swiss Post and other CVC units to discuss different approaches. Together we will list key success factors as well as typical pitfalls and work on a blue print for successful Corporate Venture Capital activities.

Lukas André
Olivier Laplace

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Fri, 14.09.18
labs

Virtual and Augmented Reality - Experiences in Innovation

Red or Blue Labs

Virtual and Augmented Reality are new mediums that are taking the world by storm, the constant announcements, releases of new hardware, and new technology raises the question of what is actually being done with them? In our lab, we will give you a deep dive hands-on experience in the latest consumer technologies and the innovation process. Additionally, you will get a unique chance to look at the projects we have done with partners - complete with a behind the scenes look.

redorbluelabs.com

+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
Festival

Break & Networking

15:15 - 15:45
+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
labs

Hands-on cyber security with KPMG

KPMG

Would you like to know how to become resilient to cyber-attacks, and to use this as a basis for innovation and sustainable business success? As the digital economy permeates our working and private lives, join KPMG`s Lab to experience live demonstrations and hear hands-on insights about four cyber security areas to master for business growth. Important: This applies for companies of all sizes!

Get insights on:
• Blockchain: Understand the cyber threats related to blockchain technology and learn how to securely handle wallets, crypto keys and smart contracts.
• Third parties: Discover how to manage suppliers and business partners in our hyper-connected ecosystem, where just one weak link can destroy your entire value chain.
• Privacy - GDPR: Explore best-in-class GDPR examples to maintain the trust of your clients and employees, and to manage your business in compliance with privacy laws.
• Cyber attacks: Recognize new dangers and sophisticated threats, with a live demonstration of crypto-miner malware.

KPMG's Lab is performed by a team of Cyber Security experts.

+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
labs

Hidden usability dimensions

Geek Girls Carrots Switzerland

Applications should be “user-friendly” and “easy to use”. Almost every brief includes this requirement. The details of the definition will often be discussed by the project team. It soon becomes clear that “user-friendly” covers several different aspects. These aspects are always individually tailored to the application and its users. How can your team reach a quick decision on a solid definition? Our lab presents Whitney Quesenbery’s “5Es” method. The 5Es (effective, efficient, engaging, error tolerant, easy to learn) describe various dimensions of usability, which will apply differently for each application. This method quickly creates a common ground for both the client and the development team. In the lab, participants will work out weightings for different applications and discuss them as a group.

base.ch

Rackspace International, BreakOut & Meetup Room (6. floor)
15:45 - 17:00
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Fri, 14.09.18
labs

The Why and How of Corporate Venture Capital

Redstone & Swiss Post

In search for innovation more and more corporates engage with startups, including investments therein. Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) is on the rise globally. 186 new CVC units were formed in 2017 alone. Yet, launching successful CVC activities is not easy and includes many pitfalls.

In this interactive lab we elaborate on the Why and How of Corporate Venture Capital: Why do corporates invest in startups? What are the benefits for corporates and startups? And how to best structure CVC activities?

We will use examples from our experience at Swiss Post and other CVC units to discuss different approaches. Together we will list key success factors as well as typical pitfalls and work on a blue print for successful Corporate Venture Capital activities.

Lukas André
Olivier Laplace

+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
labs

Virtuelle und erweiterte Realität – Erfahrungen im Bereich der Innovation

Red or Blue Labs

Virtual and Augmented Reality are new mediums that are taking the world by storm, the constant announcements, releases of new hardware, and new technology raises the question of what is actually being done with them? In our lab, we will give you a deep dive hands-on experience in the latest consumer technologies and the innovation process. Additionally, you will get a unique chance to look at the projects we have done with partners - complete with a behind the scenes look.

redorbluelabs.com

+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
labs

Why are we always so busy?

Evernote

You come home after a hard day at work and ask yourself: “what did I actually do all day?” Work-life balance sounds like an insult to you and you can’t remember when you last worked undisturbed on a task?

Welcome to our Lab!

On an average workday, we spend 25% of our time searching for information and get interrupted about every 5 minutes. No wonder we stay trapped in the hamster wheel.

To succeed in today’s digitalized world with countless apps designed to grab our attention, a whole new set of skills and approaches is needed. In our Lab, we will educate you on the three biggest challenges that affect your and your team’s productivity. We will equip you with simple productivity strategies that really have an impact and guide you from hamster to creator of your life.

Sounds like a lot. It is. We’re looking forward to be productive with you.

www.manuelmarquina.com
www.raphaelluescher.com

15:45 - 17:00
+ Details
Fri, 14.09.18
sessions

Barbecue

With so much good food on offer, no one will go hungry at the Digital Festival. The legendary Digital Festival barbecue party promises to be a veritable feast and will transform District 5 into a buzzing celebration of digital developments and culinary delights. A great opportunity to network over a few drinks and flame-grilled treats.

17:00 - 20:00
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Fri, 14.09.18
HACK/hackevents

Opening Ceremony

HackZurich

17:00 - 19:00
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Sat, 15.09.18

Sat, 15.09.18
Festival

Coffe & Check-In

08:00 - 09:00
+ Details
Sat, 15.09.18
keynotes

Keynote

09:00 - 09:45
+ Details
Sat, 15.09.18
keynotes

Vlad Yatsenko

From Hackathon to Unicorn

Building a fintech unicorn takes time. In his keynote Vlad covers some major lessons he learnt and gives some ideas that apply not only in fintech but many other "techs", some of which may be just emerging.

09:45 - 10:15
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Sat, 15.09.18
Festival

Break & Networking

10:15 - 11:15
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Sat, 15.09.18
sessions

Connecting Digital and Art

Visit the Museum of Digital Art

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, the MuDA will host an exhibition with Swiss artist Pe Lang who exploits the intrinsic properties of the materials, shapes and surfaces he uses. Through their experimental combination, he achieves to mechanically program their behaviours by exploring the oscillations between order and disarray, patterns and dissonance, flow and friction. Take the chance to broaden your mind and go play where 0s and 1s run free! People with a Digital Festival Pass are invited to join the exhibition for free.

muda.co

11:00 - 19:00
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Sat, 15.09.18
keynotes

Assaf Ronen

11:15 - 11:45
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Sat, 15.09.18
keynotes

Margarita Quihuis

Designing Behavior for Peace

What does peace look like from a behavior lens? What is the value of creating trust, respect, compassion to products, services and your bottom line? How do we use the powerful tools of behavior design and persuasive technology in an ethical way to create the world we want?

11:45 - 12:15
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Sat, 15.09.18
Festival

Lunch

12:15 - 13:45
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Sat, 15.09.18
sessions

Gaming und e-Sports Family Session

Kids und Eltern entdecken die faszinierende Welt des Gaming

An der Gaming und eSports Family Session erkunden Kinder und Eltern gemeinsam auf spielerische Weise die faszinierende Welt des Gaming, können professionelle eSports Athleten und Let's Play YouTuber persönlich kennenlernen und an der Live Gaming Challenge als Kind-Eltern-Team coole Preise abstauben. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Plattform Medienstark der Swisscom erhalten Kinder und Eltern einen umfassenden Einblick ins Gaming und erhalten die Möglichkeit mit Expertinnen und Experten offen über Chancen und Gefahren zu sprechen und Fragen zu stellen:

  • Welche Games eignen sich für schulpflichtige Kinder?
  • Welche Gaming-Typen gibt es?
  • Ist das angeschlagene Image von Games berechtigt?
  • Wie viel Gaming ist zu viel und wann besteht Suchtpotential?
  • Wie unterscheiden sich eSports von normalen Games?
  • Was liegen die Vor- und Nachteile von Gaming und eSports?
  • Wie genau sollten Eltern über das Spielverhalten ihrer Kinder Bescheid wissen?

Doch nur über Gaming zu sprechen wäre langweilig. Jung und Alt können an verschiedenen Gamestationen unterschiedliche Games selbst ausprobieren und beurteilen und sich an der Live Gaming Challenge messen.

Die Session richtet sich an Kinder im schulpflichtigen Alter (Primar- und Sekundarschule) in Begleitung eines Erwachsenen mit einem Digital Festival Pass oder Samstags-Tagespass.

14:00 - 17:00
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Sat, 15.09.18
labs

From Idea to a Web-App in 75 Minutes

smartive AG

Not an IT nerd, but interested in the latest technology trends in web development? Together we create a web app, starting from scratch. We bring the latest technologies to life: Progressive Web Apps, Design Systems, offline first, Real-Time Web Apps, React, GraphQL, Node.js, and Serverless. In this lab, you learn how these technologies not only make web app development faster and more flexible, but also what the benefits for your users are. Finally, we take a look where the journey might take us in the future and how it will affect you.

@_deniaz
@d_wirz
@smartive_ch

Location: smartive AG, Schiffbaustrasse 7, 8005 Zürich, EG

14:00 - 15:15
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Sat, 15.09.18
labs

Hands-on cyber security with KPMG

KPMG

Would you like to know how to become resilient to cyber-attacks, and to use this as a basis for innovation and sustainable business success? As the digital economy permeates our working and private lives, join KPMG`s Lab to experience live demonstrations and hear hands-on insights about four cyber security areas to master for business growth. Important: This applies for companies of all sizes!

Get insights on:
• Blockchain: Understand the cyber threats related to blockchain technology and learn how to securely handle wallets, crypto keys and smart contracts.
• Third parties: Discover how to manage suppliers and business partners in our hyper-connected ecosystem, where just one weak link can destroy your entire value chain.
• Privacy - GDPR: Explore best-in-class GDPR examples to maintain the trust of your clients and employees, and to manage your business in compliance with privacy laws.
• Cyber attacks: Recognize new dangers and sophisticated threats, with a live demonstration of crypto-miner malware.

KPMG's Lab is performed by a team of Cyber Security experts.

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Sat, 15.09.18
labs

Hidden usability dimensions

Geek Girls Carrots Switzerland

Applications should be “user-friendly” and “easy to use”. Almost every brief includes this requirement. The details of the definition will often be discussed by the project team. It soon becomes clear that “user-friendly” covers several different aspects. These aspects are always individually tailored to the application and its users. How can your team reach a quick decision on a solid definition? Our lab presents Whitney Quesenbery’s “5Es” method. The 5Es (effective, efficient, engaging, error tolerant, easy to learn) describe various dimensions of usability, which will apply differently for each application. This method quickly creates a common ground for both the client and the development team. In the lab, participants will work out weightings for different applications and discuss them as a group.

base.ch

Rackspace International, BreakOut & Meetup Room (6. floor)
14:00 - 15:15
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Sat, 15.09.18
labs

Programming Emotional Intelligence by MIND IN Meditation

MIND IN Meditation

Not a day goes by without a forecast on how digitisation will change human work and education. Although we cannot precisely foresee what is to come, what we know today is: The human being will remain unique and with this, the soft skills we master. This is where the practice of Meditation comes into the picture, as a training for intuition, creativity and a crucial ingredient for tomorrow’s world: Emotional Intelligence.

At the Digital Festival MIND IN Lab you will learn how Emotional Intelligence can be defined, why ancient techniques may be gaining relevance and how meditation might work for you.

The MIND IN Lab requires no previous knowledge and no extraordinary physical agility.

MIND IN Studio

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Sat, 15.09.18
sessions

VR Cinema

Kids Session

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.

wearecinema.ch

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Sat, 15.09.18
sessions

VR Cinema

Dark Humor by Dark Corner

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.

wearecinema.ch

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Sat, 15.09.18
Festival

Break & Networking

15:15 - 15:45
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Sat, 15.09.18
labs

Hands-on cyber security with KPMG

KPMG

Would you like to know how to become resilient to cyber-attacks, and to use this as a basis for innovation and sustainable business success? As the digital economy permeates our working and private lives, join KPMG`s Lab to experience live demonstrations and hear hands-on insights about four cyber security areas to master for business growth. Important: This applies for companies of all sizes!

Get insights on:
• Blockchain: Understand the cyber threats related to blockchain technology and learn how to securely handle wallets, crypto keys and smart contracts.
• Third parties: Discover how to manage suppliers and business partners in our hyper-connected ecosystem, where just one weak link can destroy your entire value chain.
• Privacy - GDPR: Explore best-in-class GDPR examples to maintain the trust of your clients and employees, and to manage your business in compliance with privacy laws.
• Cyber attacks: Recognize new dangers and sophisticated threats, with a live demonstration of crypto-miner malware.

KPMG's Lab is performed by a team of Cyber Security experts.

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Sat, 15.09.18
sessions

VR Cinema

Action VR

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.

wearecinema.ch

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Sat, 15.09.18
Festival

Networking Apéro

17:30 - 18:30
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Sat, 15.09.18
sessions

Moods Music Night with Leech

The Moods Music Night offers great entertainment but also a great opportunity to exchange with like-minded people. Leech, forefathers and creators of the instrumental post-rock scene, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first album 'Instarmental' this year. Since the first record release in 1997, Leech has developed steadily in all musical matters and inspires with breathtaking and intoxicating music more than ever. Danceable melodies, fine sound landscapes, and eccentric sound carpets catapult the listener into spheres of indescribable emotions with great, perfectly tuned audiovisual effects. Currently Leech is working on a new album. In autumn 2018, the latest creation will be released at Moods Zürich. A limited amount of tickets are offered by the Digital Festival after prior registration.

Door Opening: 19.00
Concert: 21.00 Uhr


Reservation required, number limited
21:00 - 23:00
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Sun, 16.09.18

Sun, 16.09.18
HACK/hackevents

Closing Ceremony and Finalist Pitches

HackZurich

13:30 - 16:00
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Sun, 16.09.18
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


https://muda.co/info/kibit.php
14:00 - 16:00
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