ZURICH, JANUARY 18-19, 2018

6TH ANNUAL MEETING

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87% C-Level

1'500 Attendees

40'000 Live stream

47'000'000 Media Reach

25+ Countries

150+ Journalists

ABOUT WORLDWEBFORUM

WHY

We want our children to have the ideal
opportunities in their future.

WHAT

We transform organizations by discussing big
ideas to bring our society to the next level.

HOW

We bring global role-models to WORLDWEBFORUM to
bridge the gap between the old and the new paradigm.

VALUES

Open company, no bullshit

Openness is root level for us. Information is open internally by default and sharing is a first principle. And we understand that speaking your mind requires equal parts brains (what to say), thoughtfulness (when to say it), and caring (how it’s said).

Values Heart And Balance

Build with heart and balance

“Measure twice, cut once.” Whether you’re building a birdhouse or a business, this is good advice. Passion and urgency infuse everything we do, alongside the wisdom to consider options fully and with care. Then we make the cut, and we get to work.

Don’t #@!% the customer

Customers are our lifeblood. Without happy customers, we’re doomed. So considering the customer perspective – collectively, not just a handful – comes first.

Play, as a team

We spend a huge amount of our time at work. So the more that time doesn’t feel like “work,” the better. We can be serious, without taking ourselves too seriously. We strive to put what’s right for the team first – whether in a meeting room or on a football pitch.

Be the change you seek

“Measure twice, cut once.” Whether you’re building a birdhouse or a business, this is good advice. Passion and urgency infuse everything we do, alongside the wisdom to consider options fully and with care. Then we make the cut, and we get to work.

Like what we stand for? Make this your everyday.

Our team’s great, but we’ve got room for one more if you’re interested.

WORLDWEBFORUM Inc. is a beecom-company; beecom Inc. is a Atlassian partner since 20014; we share the value of Atlassian

MEET OUR LEADERS

GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

"TO BE EDITED".

FABIAN HEDIGER

FOUNDER & CEO WORLDWEBFORUM
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"TO BE EDITED".

RUEDI NOSER

COUNCIL OF STATE

"TO BE EDITED".

BEAT STOCKER

CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN OF FIDES BUSINESS PARTNER
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ACADEMIC BOARD

"TO BE EDITED".

DAVID J. TEECE

PROF. OF GLOBAL BUSINESS DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION
TO BE EDITED

"TO BE EDITED".

GEORG VON KROGH

GROUP HEAD STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT & INNOVATION
TO BE EDITED

"TO BE EDITED".

MICHAEL WADE

PROF. OF INNOVATION & STRATEGY IMD DIRECTOR OF THE GLOBAL CENTER FOR DIGITAL BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
TO BE EDITED
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"TO BE EDITED".

FABIAN HEDIGER

FOUNDER & CEO PRESIDENT ACADEMIC BOARD, ZUERICH
TO BE EDITED
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TEAM

"TO BE EDITED".

NICOLE WATANABE

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Travelling / Skiing / Yoga / Family / Jogging

"TO BE EDITED".

MICHAEL STRACKE

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WORLDWEBFORUM
Streetart / Technology / Music / Travel / Food 

"TO BE EDITED".

STEFAN FORSTMOSER

SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Diving / Photography / Travel

"TO BE EDITED".

FABIAN HEDIGER

FOUNDER & CEO WORLDWEBFORUM
Metal / Skateboard / Coca-Cola / Motorcycle

"TO BE EDITED".

THI QUYEN TRUONG

CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Innovation / Style & design / Gourmet & Red wine / Cooking & Enjoying / Music / Yoga / Culture & People / Being connected

"TO BE EDITED".

MARC RODRIGUEZ

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Travel / Learn Languages / Food / Reading / Football

"TO BE EDITED".

RICHARD BERGMANN

BUSINESS ANALYST
Skiing / Surfing / Films / Food

"TO BE EDITED".

LUKAS RÜFENACHT

GRAPHIC- & WEB DESIGNER
Windsurfing / Freeski / Cooking

"TO BE EDITED".

CHRISTIAN BONI

SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Diving/ Snowboarding / Flight

"TO BE EDITED".

ANDREAS HEIM

COO
Drums / Cooking / Red wine / Prince / Skiing / Jogging

MAURICE RAY

SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Diving / Snowboarding / Model flight

DR. ANDREAS ZILTENER

PROF., DR. OEC. HSG ADVISORY, CO-FOUNDER
Sailing / Double bass / Music

ANNA STAEUBLI

SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Slackline /Music

VALERIA MARINI

APPRENTICE KV
TO BE EDITED

"TO BE EDITED".

OLGA MIRAS

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES
Travelling / Sports / Cooking / Sun

Story

  • 9/11 2000
  • FOUNDING OF OUR FIRST COMPANY

    On September 11, 2000, we founded our first company with high hopes for a prosperous future of our business.
    We worked day and night to acquire our first clients and invested all of our savings in starting our careers as entrepreneurs.

  • FOUNDING OF OUR FIRST COMPANY

    We quickly built a group of clients, predominantly in the sector of banking and finance.

    We launched our first client projects, worked on our products and CRM, and started growing a powerful network.

  • TRAGIC EVENTS DISRUPT MARKET

    After the detrimental outcome of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the world of banking and finance was turned upside down.

  • BUSINESS COMES TO A HALT

    Due to the effects, our clients put our collaborations on ice and our company rapidly declined.

    However, we were determined to continue our work and recover from this crisis.

  • DOT-COM BUBBLE BURST CRASHES ECONOMY

    As a result of the bursting of the dot-com bubble in the year 2000, the market value of internet companies reaches its all-time low in 2003.

  • INTERNET SKEPTICISM IS REINFORCED

    By many, the internet is dismissed as a model that has proven to be worthless and is to be disregarded by companies and organizations.

  • THE FIRE

    After recovering from our past two declines, things were looking up for our company.

    Then the unthinkable happened: our office burned down, all of our equipment and files were were wiped out and our business was hindered yet again.

  • WE DECIDE TO DIGITIZE EVERYTHING

    After losing all of our data and assets, we decided to digitize everything to avoid this from repeating itself.

  • E-COLLABORATION USER GROUPS

    Once upon a time... over 15 years ago we realized that digitization is more than just software. Being aware of digital trends and implementing new software tools is a crucial starting point, but only a change in mindset and embracing a new digital culture can ensure a sustainable and successful digital transformation. For us, it was obvious to share this knowledge with our customers. So in 2006 we started establishing regular User Groups in Switzerland. We wanted to create a community of users who can share their experiences and best practices. From the very beginning, it was important for us to bring together experts and users who discuss not only the technical side but also how to optimize team work and share knowledge.

    User Group Meeting 2011

  • E-COLLABORATION MATTERS

    The first agenda

    User Group Meeting 2007

  • In 2012, beecom CEO Fabian Hediger decides to raise the level of the previous User Group events and create the WORLDWEBFORUM as a neutral, open and independent platform for the Digital Transformation in Switzerland.

    Capgemini, 2015

    With this decision, we made another step towards our initial goal: To advance the Digitalization of Switzerland and turn Swiss companies into Digital Masters. The path to success itself was kept flexible on purpose, giving us the freedom to respond to the

  • THE AGILE ORGANIZATION

    Agile Management covers all business areas (strategy, marketing, project planning, business development). For our team, this means no hierarchies and an open feedback culture that promotes individual initiatives. Our digital collaboration platform allows the simple coordination of processes, content and progress.

    The beecom team

  • After 3 months of dedicated planning and preparation, the f-Conference was the first trial run for the WORLDWEBFORUM. The event was dedicated to the importance of social media and their impact on enterprises. With over 300 participants from the fields of social media, PR & marketing, the f-Conference was targeting a particular audience with a high affinity towards the topic, which however is not representative for Switzerland.

  • TOPICS

    • Social Media: How to successfully miss opportunities
    • Unified social brand management
    • Digital brand awareness
    • How to prevent shitstorms
  • Worldwebforum 2013 Speakers Lineup
  • IMPRESSIONS 2013

  • Successful social media thrives on its community. In 2013 we awarded for the first time outstanding Swiss social media channels.

  • New name, new venue, new program. Under the slogan "Silicon Valley meets Zurich" the WORLDWEBFORUM 2014 is taking place on March at the Komplex 457 in Zurich. Topics such as Digital Transformation and Leadership attract over 400 business leader who want to advance the digitalization within their organization. Key take-away of the WORLDWEBFORUM 2014 is that enterprise digitalization should be initiated top down or at least promoted by the top management.

    "Silicon Valley meets Zurich": Over 400 participants join the WORLDWEBFORUM 2014.

  • IMPRESSIONS 2014

    Fabian Hediger on stage at WORLDWEBFORUM 2014

  • AGILE MANAGEMENT À LA SILICON VALLEY

    Outstanding speakers such as Nicholas Muldoon, Agile Coach at Twitter, provide important insights into how global innovation leaders manage teams and structure processes.

  • AGILE LEADERSHIP

    Everything is a matter of culture. Digitalization gives executives the tools for digital leadership. However, successful digital transformation has be pro-actively supported and lived across all hierarchies. Be it the vision, the mission or agile values - digital culture has to be defined by both management and employees.

    More about the agile leadership roundtables...

  • BEHIND THE SCENES: WORLDWEBFORUM 2.0

    In cooperation with Gerald Gordinier, User Experience Designer bei Atlassian & Practice Fusion, the WORLDWEBFOUM website gets a relaunch in summer 2014, implementing a mobile-first approach. Using several digital collaboration tools & online workshops in Zurich and San Francisco, we develop various Empathy Maps & User Journeys and create a completely new website concept.

  • MOBILE FIRST

    Less is more. Following the mobile-first appraoch, we structure our online content based on the restrictive display of mobile devices. Using this limitation as an advantage, we prioritize the most relevant information for our users.

  • IMPRESSIONS 2015

    National and international experts share newest digital trends and innovations.

  • “The event, the people, the speakers, the venue, the food, the conversations - all incredible. I really hope you take some time to celebrate with your team. You deserve it. You all pulled off an incredible event. It was that good. You'll put Zurich on the map, my friend. Incredibly lucky to work with you guys. You're smart, fun, bold. The next few years are going to be a blast. Thanks for having me. I was lucky to be able to participate.”

    JAY SIMONS
    PRESIDENT ATLASSIAN

    Worldwebforum 2015 Jay Simons Atlassian Logo
  • Since summer 2015 the WORLDWEBFORUM is part of the initiative Digital Zurich 2025. As flagship event, the WORLDWEBFORUM supports the vision to establish Zurich as one of the leading European hubs for digital innovation until 2025.

    In fall 2015, WORLDWEBFORUM founder Fabian Hediger held a keynote at Menlo Park, California, talking about the business and culture hub Switzerland and how both the Silicon Valley and Switzerland can learn from each other. Based on his commitment for the digital future of Switzerland, Fabian Hediger is named by the Handelszeitung as one of the "30 most important digital heads in Switzerland".

  • Fabian Hediger as guest speaker at Menlo Park

  • The fourth edition of the WORLDWEBFORUM hosts over 20 international speakers, discussing the newest technological and digital topics such as virtual reality, hyper loop transportation, digital leadership and startup culture. With Swiss Post, Swisscom, Ringier, Swiss Life, Leonteq and Aduno, strong partners share our vision of a digital Switzerland.

    WORLDWEBFORUM 2016 - Sold out venue

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  • MEDIA COVERAGE

    Media Coverage

    NZZ am Sonntag, Handelszeitung, Blick... The WORLDWEBFORUM
    and our speakers receive broad media attention.

  • STRATEGIC BOARD

    Innovation thrives not only on new ideas but also on longstanding experience. The strategic board of the WORLDWEBFORUM is composed of top Swiss business leaders who share our vision of digitally transformed Swiss business world and society.

    Meet our strategic board...

  • MEET OUR TEAM

    After the event is before the event.

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  • The saga continues. The broad support we gained from various stakeholders for the WORLDWEBFORUM 2016 encourages us to further expand the WORLDWEBFORUM platform. Throughout 2016 we will launch various projects, pursuing new digital trends and promoting them in Switzerland.
    Finally, we are looking forward to creating another outstanding experience for our participants with the 5th WORLDWEBFORUM from January 24-25, 2017.