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HackZurich
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Fr, 14.09.18

Fr, 14.09.18
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Opening Ceremony

HackZurich

17:00 - 19:00
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Fr, 14.09.18
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Dinner

19:00 - 19:45
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Fr, 14.09.18
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#01 Best Suiting Job for Everyone

Randstad

In this challenge we ask you to help us understand which companies are looking for which candidates throughout the world. Today most companies that have a website have a “jobs section” where they advertise vacancies for the company. We would like to know about these vacancies! We are looking for creative solutions that find vacancies posted on company websites throughout the internet collect the key information of these vacancies like job title, job description etc. report these findings back to us on an ongoing basis We expect these solutions to be self learning, support multiple languages and efficient to run and maintain. We will focus on companies in Switzerland, but the final solution should be able to run everywhere in the world. There are some other do’s and don’ts for this challenge that you need to be aware of, visit our workshop to find out more!

Room Newton 1010, 1st floor
20:00 - 20:35
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#02 Foster relationships with likable robots

Raiffeisen Schweiz - RAI Lab

The Raiffeisen Group is the third-largest banking group in Switzerland and leader in retail banking with more than 900 branches. We believe in close personal relationships in combination with convenient modern technologies. Apart from contemporary digitalization initiatives, we launched in 2017 a program to extend our client advisor teams with a semi-humanoid robot (called Pepper) to enhance customer experience, facilitate relationships, have fun and connect people with technology. Due to the positive resonance, we like to extend Pepper’s capabilities and find new ways to interact with our customers. We support creative hack teams with experienced robotics coaches (on-site) as well as an appealing development environment. We look forward to seeing inspiring ideas to foster our existing relationships with a likable touch of technology.

Room Cobol, 2nd floor
20:00 - 20:35
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#03 Create the Games of Drones

Swisscom

Today, drone applications are generally manual which entails the involvement of humans in piloting them. Thus, exciting drone applications, like drone delivery, are not possible yet and cannot be scaled. The solution to this is autonomous flights. Of course, safety needs to be ensured before authorities even think of allowing such flights and one significant part of this is automatic collision avoidance - between a drone and another or an airplane. The biggest challenge is to have the relevant air traffic data and proven collision avoidance algorithms. We have the data, you may use it to play around with various approaches to solving the automatic collision avoidance issue. Create a simulator with integrated air traffic data and collision avoidance. Additionally, create the possibility for all of this to be seen in AR by the pilot. The pilot puts on AR glasses and gets to see all the sky filled with these flying objects, practically getting eyes in the line of sight of the drone.

Meet AppCloud: our cloud platform based on Cloud Foundry for instant cloud-native application deployment - no matter what programming language or framework you use. Get your credentials for free at the Swisscom Lounge.

Room Basic, 2nd floor
20:00 - 20:35
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#04 Millennials on the Move

Zurich Insurance & Esri

Research shows that millennials are horrible drivers. Texting, emailing, chatting behind the wheel, running red lights, eating and drinking are just a few of the reckless acts millennials do while driving.

Are you a millennial? Do you agree? Is the research just wrong?

We challenge you to find out 1) how millennials really drive 2) how we can help improve and protect the lives of millennials on the move.

Bright Box has provided anonymous driving history of 1000 millennials in a city, over one full year, and in comparison, a contrast group of all ages in the same city, in the same year. Where they park, where they started the engine, where they brake or accelerate. You will also get access to ArcGIS; a complete mapping and analytics platform for developers: use location intelligence to your advantage and combine demographic and lifestyle data with millennials’ movements.

We trust that with such data and powerful tools you can add your creativity to retrieve and share valuable insights, and we encourage you to turn them into products or services.

Find out more at our workshop, and learn how we can help you win!

Room Newton 1011, 1st floor
20:00 - 20:35
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#05 Battling Fake News

SRF

Have you ever heard of Veles, Macedonia? This small city of less than 50'000 inhabitants has been dubbed a fake news factory, pumping out thousands of fake articles on the US-elections throughout 2016. But deepfakes and other synthetically generated content even damage the credibility of videos. While some neural networks specialize in the creation of fake news, others learn their detection. With technology advancing rapidly, fake news remains a pressing problem in today's political landscape. Join us in using data-hungry machine learning algorithms and the swarm-intelligence of a blockchain-network to counter this problem! You can use our API portal api.srgssr.ch to get access to audio and video content with metadata, articles, election results in Switzerland and other countries back to 1900 and the Swiss music portal mx3.ch. SRF is the Swiss public service media. 9 Radio- and 3 TV-Stations produce high-quality German-language content for Switzerland's biggest audience.

Room Newton 1008, 1st floor
20:00 - 20:35
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#06 CERN ‘open days’ virtual guestbook

CERN Openlab & Oracle Software (Schweiz) GmbH

In 2019, CERN will fully open its doors to the public for a weekend. During CERN’s last open days, in 2013, more than 70,000 people visited the laboratory. During the open days, visitors have the opportunity to descend around 100 meters underground to the experimental caverns on the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. They can also visit the complex control centers at CERN and discuss with experts from the laboratory about physics, engineering, and computing. We challenge you to create a virtual, interactive experience related to CERN, its exhibits and outreach materials. Participants can decide how ‘deep’ the users’ experience should be — from fully virtual with avatar interaction, to augmented overlays of digital content, to simple information-gathering from CERN’s vast library of outreach materials. Knowing where to start can be difficult, so this application should be structured to support as many social and immersive technologies as possible.

Room Newton 1009, 1st floor
20:00 - 20:35
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#07 Blockchain, Disruptive Designs

Avaloq Group

Do you share our vision that blockchain technology enriches our lives and creates new markets and value networks? Do you want to create something beautiful and change how we think about the well-established banking sector?

For this challenge you will have the opportunity to be creative and to innovate in one of the following fields of your choice surrounding the blockchain technology:

  • Arbitrage trading across various exchanges and platforms
  • Market data visualization in portfolio management for cryptocurrencies
  • Sentiment analysis and trend forecasting for cryptocurrencie


You will have access to:

  • Avaloq development tools for digital banking
  • Gekko – the open source bitcoin trading bot platform
  • CCXT – CryptoCurrency eXchange Trading Library
  • Historical and near-real-time market data for various cryptocurrencies
  • D3.js and other open source frameworks for visualizing data and to create stimulating user experiences and designs.
Room Modula, 2nd floor
20:00 - 20:35
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#08 The Real Cost of Food

Buhler Group

Our planet’s resources are finite - help raise awareness of humanities demands on planet earth by developing a solution that enhances transparency of the ‘REAL COST’ of what we eat. Humanity uses 1.7 planets worth of resources every year. The date on which we consume more resources than we can replenish during that year is called EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY - This year this occurred on 1st August. 30% of the world’s greenhouse gases are used to produce the food we eat. 30% of the food we produce is lost along the supply chain. THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE. If I replace the beef in my spaghetti bolognaise with kangaroo I make a positive contribution… better still use lentils (80% lower than beef). WE CHALLENGE YOU TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOW! Your solution should raise awareness of the ecological cost of different food choices that we make every day. You choose the solution and the platform, and together with Buhler we develop INNOVATIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD.

Room Pascal, 3rd floor
20:00 - 20:35
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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Workshops #1 – 8

Select "Workshops" in the upper menu to get a quick overview of rooms and topics. topics.

20:00 - 20:35
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#01 Best Suiting Job for Everyone

Randstad

In this challenge we ask you to help us understand which companies are looking for which candidates throughout the world. Today most companies that have a website have a “jobs section” where they advertise vacancies for the company. We would like to know about these vacancies! We are looking for creative solutions that find vacancies posted on company websites throughout the internet collect the key information of these vacancies like job title, job description etc. report these findings back to us on an ongoing basis We expect these solutions to be self learning, support multiple languages and efficient to run and maintain. We will focus on companies in Switzerland, but the final solution should be able to run everywhere in the world. There are some other do’s and don’ts for this challenge that you need to be aware of, visit our workshop to find out more!

Room Newton 1010, 1st floor
20:45 - 21:20
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#02 Foster relationships with likable robots

Raiffeisen Schweiz - RAI Lab

The Raiffeisen Group is the third-largest banking group in Switzerland and leader in retail banking with more than 900 branches. We believe in close personal relationships in combination with convenient modern technologies. Apart from contemporary digitalization initiatives, we launched in 2017 a program to extend our client advisor teams with a semi-humanoid robot (called Pepper) to enhance customer experience, facilitate relationships, have fun and connect people with technology. Due to the positive resonance, we like to extend Pepper’s capabilities and find new ways to interact with our customers. We support creative hack teams with experienced robotics coaches (on-site) as well as an appealing development environment. We look forward to seeing inspiring ideas to foster our existing relationships with a likable touch of technology.

Room Cobol, 2nd floor
20:45 - 21:20
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#03 Create the Games of Drones

Swisscom

Today, drone applications are generally manual which entails the involvement of humans in piloting them. Thus, exciting drone applications, like drone delivery, are not possible yet and cannot be scaled. The solution to this is autonomous flights. Of course, safety needs to be ensured before authorities even think of allowing such flights and one significant part of this is automatic collision avoidance - between a drone and another or an airplane. The biggest challenge is to have the relevant air traffic data and proven collision avoidance algorithms. We have the data, you may use it to play around with various approaches to solving the automatic collision avoidance issue. Create a simulator with integrated air traffic data and collision avoidance. Additionally, create the possibility for all of this to be seen in AR by the pilot. The pilot puts on AR glasses and gets to see all the sky filled with these flying objects, practically getting eyes in the line of sight of the drone.

Room Basic, 2nd floor
20:45 - 21:20
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#04 Millennials on the Move

Zurich Insurance & Esri

Research shows that millennials are horrible drivers. Texting, emailing, chatting behind the wheel, running red lights, eating and drinking are just a few of the reckless acts millennials do while driving.

Are you a millennial? Do you agree? Is the research just wrong?

We challenge you to find out 1) how millennials really drive 2) how we can help improve and protect the lives of millennials on the move.

Bright Box has provided anonymous driving history of 1000 millennials in a city, over one full year, and in comparison, a contrast group of all ages in the same city, in the same year. Where they park, where they started the engine, where they brake or accelerate. You will also get access to ArcGIS; a complete mapping and analytics platform for developers: use location intelligence to your advantage and combine demographic and lifestyle data with millennials’ movements.

We trust that with such data and powerful tools you can add your creativity to retrieve and share valuable insights, and we encourage you to turn them into products or services.

Find out more at our workshop, and learn how we can help you win!

Room Newton 1011, 1st floor
20:45 - 21:20
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#05 Battling Fake News

SRF

Have you ever heard of Veles, Macedonia? This small city of less than 50'000 inhabitants has been dubbed a fake news factory, pumping out thousands of fake articles on the US-elections throughout 2016. But deepfakes and other synthetically generated content even damage the credibility of videos. While some neural networks specialize in the creation of fake news, others learn their detection. With technology advancing rapidly, fake news remains a pressing problem in today's political landscape. Join us in using data-hungry machine learning algorithms and the swarm-intelligence of a blockchain-network to counter this problem! You can use our API portal api.srgssr.ch to get access to audio and video content with metadata, articles, election results in Switzerland and other countries back to 1900 and the Swiss music portal mx3.ch. SRF is the Swiss public service media. 9 Radio- and 3 TV-Stations produce high-quality German-language content for Switzerland's biggest audience.

Room Newton 1008, 1st floor
20:45 - 21:20
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#06 CERN ‘open days’ virtual guestbook

CERN Openlab & Oracle Software (Schweiz) GmbH

In 2019, CERN will fully open its doors to the public for a weekend. During CERN’s last open days, in 2013, more than 70,000 people visited the laboratory. During the open days, visitors have the opportunity to descend around 100 meters underground to the experimental caverns on the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. They can also visit the complex control centers at CERN and discuss with experts from the laboratory about physics, engineering, and computing. We challenge you to create a virtual, interactive experience related to CERN, its exhibits and outreach materials. Participants can decide how ‘deep’ the users’ experience should be — from fully virtual with avatar interaction, to augmented overlays of digital content, to simple information-gathering from CERN’s vast library of outreach materials. Knowing where to start can be difficult, so this application should be structured to support as many social and immersive technologies as possible.

Room Newton 1009, 1st floor
20:45 - 21:20
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#07 Blockchain, Disruptive Designs

Avaloq Group

Do you share our vision that blockchain technology enriches our lives and creates new markets and value networks? Do you want to create something beautiful and change how we think about the well-established banking sector?

For this challenge you will have the opportunity to be creative and to innovate in one of the following fields of your choice surrounding the blockchain technology:

  • Arbitrage trading across various exchanges and platforms
  • Market data visualization in portfolio management for cryptocurrencies
  • Sentiment analysis and trend forecasting for cryptocurrencie


You will have access to:

  • Avaloq development tools for digital banking
  • Gekko – the open source bitcoin trading bot platform
  • CCXT – CryptoCurrency eXchange Trading Library
  • Historical and near-real-time market data for various cryptocurrencies
  • D3.js and other open source frameworks for visualizing data and to create stimulating user experiences and designs.
Room Modula, 2nd floor
20:45 - 21:20
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#08 The Real Cost of Food

Buhler Group

Our planet’s resources are finite - help raise awareness of humanities demands on planet earth by developing a solution that enhances transparency of the ‘REAL COST’ of what we eat. Humanity uses 1.7 planets worth of resources every year. The date on which we consume more resources than we can replenish during that year is called EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY - This year this occurred on 1st August. 30% of the world’s greenhouse gases are used to produce the food we eat. 30% of the food we produce is lost along the supply chain. THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE. If I replace the beef in my spaghetti bolognaise with kangaroo I make a positive contribution… better still use lentils (80% lower than beef). WE CHALLENGE YOU TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOW! Your solution should raise awareness of the ecological cost of different food choices that we make every day. You choose the solution and the platform, and together with Buhler we develop INNOVATIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD.

Room Pascal, 3rd floor
20:45 - 21:20
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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Workshops #1 – 8 repetition

Select "Workshops" in the upper menu to get a quick overview of rooms and topics.

20:45 - 21:20
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#09 Shape Your Dream Bank

Credit Suisse

For the next 40 hours, we will appoint you into the position of shaping the interaction with the bank according to your vision.

In doing so, you have the freedom to develop your own tailored application that reflects your imagination of a dream bank. Either, achieve WHAT the bank is not able to offer, leveraging the bank data model smartly, e.g., a payment service that considers your predicted wealth. Of course, feel free to demonstrate your potential and come up with your own ideas. Or you focus on HOW to generate an added value for the bank's customers, e.g., make data valuable and illustrate existing information in a mind-blowing manner. Again, there are no limits in the way you frame the interaction, be it with the bank or with the user of your application.

We will provide you with a few interesting APIs and datasets.

Furthermore, we have some smart gadgets available and a selected team of subject matter experts who will support you on the ground.

We are looking forward to shaping the future together with YOU!

Room Newton 1010, 1st floor
21:30 - 22:05
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#10 Artificial Intelligence Home Security System

KPMG

Following on from our “Grandma challenge” last year we are offering a session to design an easy to use home security/safety system, integrating IOT, Artificial Intelligence and home sensors. Grandma wants an advanced intelligent security and communication system that either moves with her or monitors multiple areas, talks to her, and adapts to her daily routine with the capacity to ‘learn’. Here you find more details about the challenge and about the IoT Devkit.

Room Fortran, 2nd floor
21:30 - 22:05
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#11 Build a Revolutionary Car Configurator

AMAG & VOLKSWAGEN

People all over the globe struggle with the complexity of online car configurators. Customers are overwhelmed by the enormous range of available features and confused by conflicts between chosen equipments. Currently, the configuration process is very hierarchical. This makes it difficult for customers to browse through all models meeting their needs (price limit, maximal fuel consumption, certain special equipment). All these problems lead to high bounce rates and frustrated customers.

You can change this! The newly designed Open Configurator API (OKAPI) provides you with the necessary data. Create a new smooth way for our customers to configure their new car! Persuade us with a solution that offers great usability!

With OKAPI you get access to all relevant data for the brands Audi and Volkswagen. This includes model data, available equipment, rendered model images, prices and consumption data.

Check it out now on productdata.vwgroup.com

Detailed information can be found on hack.amag.ch

Room Newton 1008, 1st floor
21:30 - 22:05
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#12 Zurich Hardbrücke Station Congestion Relief

SBB

How can we increase passenger safety, comfort and punctuality at “Zürich Hardbrücke” station (a 5 minute walk away from here) where congestion and passenger clustering are major issues?

Room Newton 1011, 1st floor
21:30 - 22:05
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#13 Legal Consulting in Five Years

Kellerhals Carrard, Swisslex AG, PwC Legal Switzerland, Powered by Legal Data from Lexferenda

Possible use cases:

Email-Scanner: All emails are scanned and assigned to patterns on receipt. This allows the visualization of the emails and its content in a timeline. The lawyers see immediately whether they have reacted to an email or not, whether they are working with the current version of an attachment, ect. The scanner should have the broadest possible compatibility as an Outlook plugin.

GDPR Tool: A program examines all of a company’s information for personal data and shows where this data is used within the companies applications. This enables an efficient and effective inventory of personal data for GDPR compliance reasons.

Collaboration Dashboard: Current legal advisory mandates shall be visualized on a cockpit. Who is responsible, what costs have already been incurred or invoiced, document filing, deadline management, versioning of documents/contracts and further information on a consulting case should improve collaboration between clients and lawyers.

These are only examples. Hackers are invited to develop their own applications, those that they would require from law firms as customers in 5 years. Be futuristic, visionary and smart!

Powered by Legal Data from Lexferenda

Room Newton 1009, 1st floor
21:30 - 22:05
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#14 HaaS: Health as a Service

AXA

Remember when you had to do a lot of technical plumbing to get simple things running? This is how the healthcare system usually feels like.

We think everyone should be able to get the right care at their fingertips. Drugs should be delivered instantly, consultations should be possible wherever you are, and it should all be digitally available.

Help us build the next level of healthcare experience. We’ll provide you with real data that you can interconnect, extend and use to build a painless healthcare experience!

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) took away the complexity of running hardware, software as a service (SaaS) lowered the barrier of running and scaling your services. Now, let’s abstract away the complexity of healthcare and make it accessible to everyone. Visit us at our booth and at health.axa.ch/hack

Room Pascal, 3rd floor
21:30 - 22:05
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#15 Train Meets Building - Fuse the Sensors!

Siemens

In both buildings and public transport, more and more sensors are deployed for various applications: occupant comfort, smart building, mobile ticketing, seat allocation, indoor navigation, ...

However, these applications only serve a specific use-case and do not integrate different domains into multimodal solutions.

The challenge: Create a new use-case that fuses sensors and data from both worlds - buildings and public transport. You are free to integrate additional data sources from the opendata world. Use whatever technology stack and platform suits your needs the best.

We provide: Access and support to our APIs for building technology sensors that are deployed within the premises of the event and public transport data from both trains and stations. Each team also receives a set of Bluetooth BLE Beacons that are mapped to a tram running in the vicinity of the event.

We look forward to work with your highly creative group at the HackZurich 2018!

Detailed information can be found on hackzurich.siemens.cool

Room Cobol, 2nd floor
21:30 - 22:05
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#16 Unrisking Tomorrow's World

SwissRe & IBM

While civic leaders are working on the big challenges of a bulging planet, the population keeps growing and risks keep mutating. The 'haves' have aging infrastructure and demographic challenges, while the 'have-nots' have hope, energy and homes in the zones most exposed to environmental threats like flooding, drought or earthquakes. We believe that tech can accelerate the deployment of solutions and give glocal leaders new options as they seek to unrisk this fragile planet.

You will be working with weather, climate, flight, medical or smart home datasets and a tech stack that includes cognitive, IoT and blockchain and cloud processing possibilities. The challenge is to predict, prevent or mitigate risk and create new tech-driven insurance solutions or find ways to make traditional insurance much less important.

Together we can make the world more resilient. Prove us right this HackZurich.

Room Basic, 2nd floor
21:30 - 22:05
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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Workshops #9 – 16

21:30 - 22:05
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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#16 Unrisking Tomorrow's World

SwissRe & IBM

While civic leaders are working on the big challenges of a bulging planet, the population keeps growing and risks keep mutating. The 'haves' have aging infrastructure and demographic challenges, while the 'have-nots' have hope, energy and homes in the zones most exposed to environmental threats like flooding, drought or earthquakes. We believe that tech can accelerate the deployment of solutions and give glocal leaders new options as they seek to unrisk this fragile planet.

You will be working with weather, climate, flight, medical or smart home datasets and a tech stack that includes cognitive, IoT and blockchain and cloud processing possibilities. The challenge is to predict, prevent or mitigate risk and create new tech-driven insurance solutions or find ways to make traditional insurance much less important.

Together we can make the world more resilient. Prove us right this HackZurich.

Room Basic, 2nd floor
22:05 - 22:30
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#09 Shape Your Dream Bank

Credit Suisse

For the next 40 hours, we will appoint you into the position of shaping the interaction with the bank according to your vision.

In doing so, you have the freedom to develop your own tailored application that reflects your imagination of a dream bank. Either, achieve WHAT the bank is not able to offer, leveraging the bank data model smartly, e.g., a payment service that considers your predicted wealth. Of course, feel free to demonstrate your potential and come up with your own ideas. Or you focus on HOW to generate an added value for the bank's customers, e.g., make data valuable and illustrate existing information in a mind-blowing manner. Again, there are no limits in the way you frame the interaction, be it with the bank or with the user of your application.

We will provide you with a few interesting APIs and datasets.

Furthermore, we have some smart gadgets available and a selected team of subject matter experts who will support you on the ground.

We are looking forward to shaping the future together with YOU!

Room Newton 1010, 1st floor
22:15 - 22:50
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#10 Artificial Intelligence Home Security System

KPMG

Following on from our “Grandma challenge” last year we are offering a session to design an easy to use home security/safety system, integrating IOT, Artificial Intelligence and home sensors. Grandma wants an advanced intelligent security and communication system that either moves with her or monitors multiple areas, talks to her, and adapts to her daily routine with the capacity to ‘learn’. Here you find more details about the challenge and about the IoT Devkit.

Room Fortran, 2nd floor
22:15 - 22:50
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#11 Build a Revolutionary Car Configurator

AMAG & VOLKSWAGEN

People all over the globe struggle with the complexity of online car configurators. Customers are overwhelmed by the enormous range of available features and confused by conflicts between chosen equipments. Currently, the configuration process is very hierarchical. This makes it difficult for customers to browse through all models meeting their needs (price limit, maximal fuel consumption, certain special equipment). All these problems lead to high bounce rates and frustrated customers.

You can change this! The newly designed Open Configurator API (OKAPI) provides you with the necessary data. Create a new smooth way for our customers to configure their new car! Persuade us with a solution that offers great usability!

With OKAPI you get access to all relevant data for the brands Audi and Volkswagen. This includes model data, available equipment, rendered model images, prices and consumption data.

Check it out now on productdata.vwgroup.com

Detailed information can be found on hack.amag.ch

Room Newton 1008, 1st floor
22:15 - 22:50
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#12 Zurich Hardbrücke Station Congestion Relief

SBB

How can we increase passenger safety, comfort and punctuality at “Zürich Hardbrücke” station (a 5 minute walk away from here) where congestion and passenger clustering are major issues?

Room Newton 1011, 1st floor
22:15 - 22:50
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#13 Legal Consulting in Five Years

Kellerhals Carrard, Swisslex AG, PwC Legal Switzerland, Powered by Legal Data from Lexferenda

Possible use cases:

Email-Scanner: All emails are scanned and assigned to patterns on receipt. This allows the visualization of the emails and its content in a timeline. The lawyers see immediately whether they have reacted to an email or not, whether they are working with the current version of an attachment, ect. The scanner should have the broadest possible compatibility as an Outlook plugin.

GDPR Tool: A program examines all of a company’s information for personal data and shows where this data is used within the companies applications. This enables an efficient and effective inventory of personal data for GDPR compliance reasons.

Collaboration Dashboard: Current legal advisory mandates shall be visualized on a cockpit. Who is responsible, what costs have already been incurred or invoiced, document filing, deadline management, versioning of documents/contracts and further information on a consulting case should improve collaboration between clients and lawyers.

These are only examples. Hackers are invited to develop their own applications, those that they would require from law firms as customers in 5 years. Be futuristic, visionary and smart!

Powered by Legal Data from Lexferenda

Room Newton 1009, 1st floor
22:15 - 22:50
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#14 HaaS: Health as a Service

AXA

Remember when you had to do a lot of technical plumbing to get simple things running? This is how the healthcare system usually feels like.

We think everyone should be able to get the right care at their fingertips. Drugs should be delivered instantly, consultations should be possible wherever you are, and it should all be digitally available.

Help us build the next level of healthcare experience. We’ll provide you with real data that you can interconnect, extend and use to build a painless healthcare experience!

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) took away the complexity of running hardware, software as a service (SaaS) lowered the barrier of running and scaling your services. Now, let’s abstract away the complexity of healthcare and make it accessible to everyone. Visit us at our booth and at health.axa.ch/hack

Room Pascal, 3rd floor
22:15 - 22:50
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/workshops

#15 Train Meets Building - Fuse the Sensors!

Siemens

In both buildings and public transport, more and more sensors are deployed for various applications: occupant comfort, smart building, mobile ticketing, seat allocation, indoor navigation, ...

However, these applications only serve a specific use-case and do not integrate different domains into multimodal solutions.

The challenge: Create a new use-case that fuses sensors and data from both worlds - buildings and public transport. You are free to integrate additional data sources from the opendata world. Use whatever technology stack and platform suits your needs the best.

We provide: Access and support to our APIs for building technology sensors that are deployed within the premises of the event and public transport data from both trains and stations. Each team also receives a set of Bluetooth BLE Beacons that are mapped to a tram running in the vicinity of the event.

We look forward to work with your highly creative group at the HackZurich 2018!

Detailed information can be found on hackzurich.siemens.cool

Room Cobol, 2nd floor
22:15 - 22:50
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
HACK/hackevents

Workshops #9 – 16 repetition

Select "Workshops" in the upper menu to get a quick overview of rooms and topics.

22:15 - 22:50
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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START HACKING

23:00 -
Details
Fr, 14.09.18
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Midnight Snack powered by AP Swiss

23:55 - 01:00
Details

Sa, 15.09.18

Sa, 15.09.18
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Breakfast

07:00 - 09:00
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Activate Your Creative Mind

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Cobol, 2nd floor
10:00 - 10:25
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TechTalk

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11:30 - 11:55
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Solving the Future Energy Task

Christian Jacobsson, Head of Energy AI at Alpiq

Our energy ecosystem is evolving. An intelligent use of energy can help to solve problems of the future. Fossil fuels are gradually being replaced by increased amounts of clean, renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Power production from wind and solar are still difficult to predict - as weather decides. There is a limit to how much uncertain production the grid can manage and some countries are close to this already. In addition we need to make use of flexible energy devices that can store power for later use. These challenges require sophisticated orchestration of the many decentralized and uncertain sources of production and available flexibility. The power grid is in a sense the world’s biggest machine. Today, controlling this machine is partly done manually. Tomorrow, the decisions will be done mainly by machines, at high frequency, in real time. By using forecasts of an uncertain future and taking optimal decisions all supported by AI. Take the challenge at HackZurich.

11:30 - 11:55
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Lunch

12:00 - 13:30
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From Hackathon to Unicorn

Vlad Yatsenko, CTO & Co-Founder Revolut

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

Vlad is a Co-Founder and CTO at Revolut. He wrote the first lines of code and scaled Revolut from 0 to 2 million customers across Europe in under 3 years. Revolut is currently valued at a staggering $1.7 billion. He previously built advanced financial systems at Tier 1 investment banks, amongst others, Deutsche Bank and UBS. He holds a master's degree cum laude in Computer Science and has been referred to as the "ninja assassin coder".

13:30 - 13:55
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TechTalk

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13:30 - 16:55
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Building Conversational Experiences

Google

The Google Assistant's mission is to help users get things done in their world. This session will explain how to plug into the Google Assistant services ecosystem. We’ll talk about building your first Action on Google, core tools & how to get started.

Auditorium Technopark
14:00 - 14:25
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Build an Immersive WebVR App in Minutes with React 360

Mike Armstrong, Oculus

React 360 is a framework for the creation of interactive 360 experiences - combining the expressive, declarative power of React with lower-level WebVR and WebGL APIs. React 360 allows you to use familiar tools and concepts of React to create immersive 360 content on the web. This Tech Talk will show you the steps to creating your own React 360 immersive web app that runs on mobile, desktop and VR.

Auditorium Technopark
14:30 - 14:55
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NVIDIA Isaac SDK

David Weikersdorfer, Principal Software Engineer NVIDIA

Isaac SDK from Nvidia makes it easy for developers to create and deploy AI-powered robots. It is fully integrated with simulation and machine learning to enable the next generation of intelligent machines.

15:00 - 15:25
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AMBEO Augmented Audio Devkit

Sennheiser

The Sennheiser AMBEO devkit for iOS helps you push the boundaries of spatial audio to create compelling AR experiences. Take control over sound in both your virtual and real world with our unique software and hardware tools.

The AMBEO team will be at HackZurich to share our experience and our passion for spatial audio. We will provide you with a headset with transparent hearing and binaural recording capabilities (limited supply, first come first serve), a 3D audio rendering engine and a low-latency head tracker. Come by our booth and we'll be happy to chat about AR and the future of audio and some the exciting projects we're working on.

Learn more about Sennheiser AMBEO sennheiser-ambeo.com

Auditorium Technopark
15:30 - 15:55
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City Tour

Meet the tour guides in front of Technopark for a free city tour.

16:00 - 17:30
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Activate Your Creative Mind

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Cobol, 2nd floor
16:00 - 16:25
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Turn your idea into a company

Sandro Cornella, Innosuisse expert

Tomorrow's Switzerland needs innovation. That is why Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovations Agency, furthers innovative business ideas and entrepreneurial thinking in the next generation of researchers and business people in Switzerland.

Innosuisse offers four individually selectable training modules to help you develop your business idea, set up your company and define and implement your growth strategy. Experienced business coaches provide help and support as you establish and develop your company and seek to achieve lasting growth. On its Market Validation Camps, established start-ups or companies still in the founding phase can see how they fare on the international stage. If you are actively involved in Innosuisse’s start-up coaching and are one of the best global high-tech companies, you are eligible to participate in the Market Entry Camp, where you can go in search of clients, partners, investors and well-qualified employees.

More information on www.innosuisse.ch

facebook.com/innosuisse
@innosuisse
linkedin.com/company/innosuisse

Auditorium Technopark
16:00 - 16:25
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Challenges when commercializing deep learning

Rasmus Rothe, Founder Merantix AG

The rise of artificial intelligence in recent years is grounded in the success of deep learning. However, when applying these techniques to real business cases it is often much more challenging than you might think. In his talk, Rasmus will share several key learnings. Rasmus is a co-founder at Merantix, a Berlin based AI venture studio leveraging deep learning to build products in health (automating radiological workflow), automotive (testing autonomous driving systems), and finance (algorithmic trading). He obtained a PhD while studying computer science with a focus on (deep) machine learning at Oxford, Princeton and ETH Zurich. He founded HackZurich, which became the biggest hackathon in Europe, scaled a deep learning powered service to 150m users and previously interned as a product manager at Google.

16:30 - 16:55
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City Tour

Meet the tour guides in front of Technopark for a free city tour.

17:00 - 18:30
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Dinner

18:00 - 19:30
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Midnight Snack

23:55 - 01:00
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Breakfast

07:00 - 09:00
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Project Submission Deadline

Online
09:00 - 09:00
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Lunch

12:00 - 13:30
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Closing Ceremony and Finalist Pitches

HackZurich

13:30 - 16:00
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Aperitif

16:00 - 17:30
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