Q&A Sessions

Up close & personal

Dive deeper into issues closest to you. Ask questions and enrich the conversation in these candid roundtables and workshops.
In these circles, you will have hosts to address each question and facilitate the flow of discussion. Mine insights for your organization. You are free to join the roundtable of your choice.

Leading in the digital age with a real-time data-driven culture

by New Relic

Most companies would argue that they make data-driven decisions at all levels all the time.  However, in a digital world where most interactions, transactions and systems now depend on software and take place in real-time, leadership needs to adapt to a true ‘real-time’ data-driven culture. 

Collecting real-time performance data of their software, systems, business and customer experience, and turning it instantly into actionable insights, is a key success enabler for digital winners.  Sharing this ‘one-truth’ data is also key to driving new levels of team collaboration and accountability.

In this roundtable, Gregory Ouillon, CTO at New Relic, will share best practices from digital winners that leverage an effective software observability strategy that helps them perform, innovate faster and delight customers.

Day 1

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Venue: Bar2020

Your journey to the Cloud – shape your IT-Strategy with an operating model that fits your needs

by VMware Switzerland

 

Public Clouds are strongly growing and are starting to have an impact in most companies IT-strategies for the coming years. But how to integrate this in your existing applications and infrastructure? There are multiple cloud models that might be suitable for your company – privat, public, hybrid, multi – but which one is the right one? How does the cloud model you choose affect your applications – will it require a move towards containers or not? Lots of choices result in a lot of questions. Join our roundtable discussion and we will show you in a comprehensive whiteboarding session how your journey to the cloud can look like.

This session will be moderated by Christian Dudler, Manager Systems Engineering ALPS (Switzerland & Austria) and Lead Solution Architect at VMware.

Day 1

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Bar2020

Access over ownership– How to accelerate new innovations in the Sharing Economy

by Lend Me It

The sharing economy is on track to be a $335 Billion industry within the next 5 years, with 86 million users using sharing platforms in the USA alone. Join the discussion on environmental, consumer, and business trends, and how this inspires changes in the way people share online. We will explore how to break traditional barriers in trust and safety on lending platforms, and how we’re changing the user mindset to adapt to users needs. Lend Me It is poised to become the largest sharing application and platform to facilitate necessary changes we, as consumers, need to make and will ultimately be forced to make. We are looking to meet with VCs that would like to join Lend Me It in taking advantage of this win win situation, raising the funds necessary for global market expansion.

The session is facilitated by the expert, Philipp Stauffer, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Fyrfly Venture Partners, San Francisco, CA

Day 2

Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Venue: Co-Working

Innovating sustainability: How can digital solutions contribute to overcoming climate change?

by myclimate

 

Mobility, transportation, public services, use of energy, trade and consumption: Digital solutions, marketplaces and innovation are disrupting traditional business models as well as the way our society works. Digital evangelists predict that this revolution will also solve the major challenge of climate change. On the other hand, massive data transfer, digital infrastructure, blockchain mining or just the simple charging of mobile phones today cause an increase of each individual and collective CO2 footprint. Let’s talk about a sustainable digital revolution. About possible silver bullets in fight against climate change. About making our lifes better and more joyful without exploiting limited resources.

Day 2

Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Venue: Bar2020

How to master Dual Transformation

by Fachhochschule Graubünden

 

Today’s business transformation is dual: you have to reposition your core business to the “new world” and you have to build the growth engine for the future.

How can you master both transformations at the same time? What boosters, enablers and hurdle-jumpers do you need? How do you come out as a winner? How to cope one of the biggest challenges as a Leader?

Bring in everything you have – take out everything we offer: our tools, our experience and all the experience of the crowd.

Day 2

Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Venue: Co-Working

Activating ecosystems – How to accelerate health innovation

by Switzerland Innovation

 

Digital tools promise to disrupt healthcare. In order to keep the promise of an innovation that is relevant to patients, it must be addressed through collaborative approaches between multiple stakeholders. In this context, misaligned incentives and cultural differences are major blockers of innovation. We will explore how to activate collaborative healthcare innovation ecosystems. We will discuss barriers, but most importantly successful approaches and best practices to derive new ideas to accelerate healthcare innovation. ​

Day 2

Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Venue: Bar2020

Blockchain Real World-Talk

by Credittrust

 

We don’t need new cryptocurrencies, but blockchain use cases which are useful for everyone every day. Internet has changed the way we handle information. Blockchain changes the way we deal with trust in the digital world.

Day 2

Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Venue: Track Food Chain

Jira Align – How to unlok the Agility fo your Enterprise

by beecom

 

This session is dedicated to best practices and stories of actual end users who are at the center of the conversation. Stories that highlight specific steps you can implement in your own organization. These user success stories are one of the core components of an agile program. They help provide a user-focused framework for daily work — which drives collaboration, creativity, and a better product overall. Deep Dive into products that make teams work more efficiently and break out into workshops that focus on specific how-tos.

Day 2

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Track Teams

Linchpin – the Confluence Based Social  Intranet

by beecom

 

This session is dedicated to best practices and stories of actual end users who are at the center of the conversation. Stories that highlight specific steps you can implement in your own organization. These user success stories are one of the core components of an agile program. They help provide a user-focused framework for daily work — which drives collaboration, creativity, and a better product overall. Deep Dive into products that make teams work more efficiently and break out into workshops that focus on specific how-tos.

Day 2

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Track Food Chain