The WORLDWEBFORUM is Switzerland’s leading business conference for digital transformation and thought leadership. Over 2’000 guests, twice as many as in the previous year, attend the event on January 24, 2017. Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann presents Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW), with the “WORLDWEBFORUM Lifetime Achievement Award”.
“To many companies, digitization is still a buzzword”, says Fabian Hediger, Founder and CEO of WORLDWEBFORUM. Launched in 2012, the conference focuses on demonstrating the impact that digital transformation has on business models and leadership. Hosting over 2’000 participants, the WORLDWEBFORUM 2017 sets a new record, becoming the largest conference for digitization in Switzerland.
An inspiring and diverse group of speakers perform live on stage at this year’s conference. These include Ed Catmull, Oscar winner and Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, Herminia Ibarra, Professor for Leadership at the renowned business school Insead, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The British physicist and computer scientist invented HTML (HyperText Markup Language) at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, and brought the World Wide Web to life.