Speakers 2019

The President of the Swiss Confederation 2019

 

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UELI MAURER

MEMBER OF THE SWISS FEDERAL COUNCIL, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
President of the Swiss Confederation 2019

The inventor of the most successful e-cigarette has upended the traditional smoking industry and is now a $38 Billion Unicorn

 

 

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JAMES MONSEES

Co-Founder and CPO JUUL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
This man is driving big tobacco out of business

He has recorded a day to day diary, and has archived all of his memories of those first thirty years... and much more

 

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Bill Wyman

Co-Founder and FORMER bassist Rolling Stones, London, UK
Disrupted the music industry with Mick, Keith, ChaRLIE and Brian

As a professor he has studied why some people get ahead while others do not. And he can tell the difference between who is an authentic entrepreneur and who is a poser

 

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Bill Barnett

Thomas M. Siebel Professor of Business Leadership, Strategy, and Organizations, Stanford, CA, USA
Barnett examines the effects and unforeseen perils of competing and winning

The driving force behind Japan’s most forward-looking consulting firm helped Japan Airlines, Tepco and many more to become part of New Japan.

 

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Kazuhiko Toyama

Managing Partner, IGPI, Industrial Growth Platform Inc, Tokyo, Japan
Turns around the dinosaurs in Japan’s big corporates

THE SERIAL TECH ENTREPRENEUR FROM AFGHANISTAN BECAME CHIEF EXECUTIVE AT 23. NOW, SHE HELPS YOUNG AFGHAN WOMEN BUILD DIGITAL SKILLS

 

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Roya Mahboob

businesswoman, entrepreneur and ceo, Afghan Citadel and Digital Citizen Fund, Afghanistan & New York
Made the “Time” list of the 100 most influential people in the World at age 25

SHE SMASHED GLASS CEILINGS AT WALMART ASIA, BURBERRY, AND FOX NETWORKS GROUP, AND NOW TAKES ON THE NEXT ONE

 

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Fumbi Chima

CIO ADIDAS, HERZOGENAURACH, GERMANY
BRINGS A CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND IMPACT
TO LARGE CORPORATIONS.

Specialist in scaling up of growth businesses

 

 

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OLE MENSCHING

Managing Director, CareerTeam, HAMBURG, GERMANY
He finds the best talent to take your company digital

He has a keen eye for spotting unicorns, he’s a proud European and willing to fight for the future of the old continent,especially in the digital sphere.

 

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Klaus Hommels

Founder & CEO,
Lakestar, Zurich, Switzerland
One of the very few leading European
tech-investors.
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As 'china's leading global strategy consultant' he knows exactly how western managers need to think, if they want to be succesful in China

 

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Edward Tse

Founder & CEO, Gao Feng Advisory Company, Beijing, China
He introduced the strategy consulting industry to China

Her mission is to revolutionize women’s health – and with her first breakthrough innovation, a cycle-tracking bracelet, she managed to help men as well.

 

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Lea von Bidder

CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT - AVA SCIENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
The Swiss entrepreneur that made the Forbes “30 under 30” list in 2018
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Michael leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society.

 

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Michael Chui

Partner, Mc Kinsey Global Institute (MGI), San Francisco, CA, USA
Interested in what the future brings? Ask
him.
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DRIVES THE DEVELOPMENT OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.

 

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Nicolas Economou

CEO H5; CHAIR LAW COMMITTEE, IEEE GLOBAL INITIATIVE; CHAIR LAW INITIATIVE, THE FUTURE SOCIETY, NY, USA
ADVANCES THE GLOBAL DIALOGUE ON THE GOVERNANCE OF AI 

She is a key lever to the health of Switzerland's economy

 

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ANDREA MAECHLER

MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING BOARD Swiss National Bank, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
She brings an international perspective to the board of SNB

He judges which technologies will be the next big thing in financial systems

 

 

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Jos Dijsselhof

CEO, SIX, ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
Find out how decentralized ledgers will impact the Swiss finance sector

he brings banking and finance experience to the cryptocurrency giant xapo and wants bitcoin to become the new global reserve currency

 

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TED ROGERS

PRESIDENT
XAPO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
The man behind the world's most secure bitcoin wallet

Having worked far and wide through Europe, US, and Asia PAC, he now has responsibility for five global R&D centres and one favorite topic: What the future of work will look like.

 

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DOMINIC PRICE

Head of R&D and Work Futurist ATLASSIAN, SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA
He can see into the future (of work)

His company is the fastest growing running shoe brand globally.

 

 

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David Allemann

Co-Founder, On AG, zurich, switzerland
He has put Zurich on the map for performance footwear

She helped CEOs of foreign corporates navigate the complexities of Chinese bureaucracy. Now, she invests in growth-stage technology companies looking to expand to China.

 

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Angelica Anton

Founding Partner Silk Ventures, London, UK
Leads a US$500Mil VC back backed by the Chinese government
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A royal heir reclaiming his estate following geo-political disruption

 

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HEINRICH XIII. PRINZ REUSS

PRINZ
Experienced the rise and fall of the blue-blooded elite

He is a wizard of the technology age

 

 

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MARCO TEMPEST

Accenture Luminary & Creative Technologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA, USA
He is inventing the impossible

The Renault Formula 1 team relied on his strategy, derived from data science

 

 

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Jacomo Corbo

FOUNDER & CHIEF SCIENTIST, QUANTUMBLACK, LONDON, UK
He knows exactly how to get AI to work in your business

His work influences the stability of Europe

 

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David Wallace

CIO, European Stability Mechanism, Luxemburg
Impacting digital change at a Macro level
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BRIDGE BUILDER OF MANY KINDS

 

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CHRIS LUEBKEMAN

DIRECTOR, GLOBAL FORESIGHT & INNOVATION, ARUP, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
A GENERALIST WITH A VIEW TO BEING “IN LEAGUE WITH THE FUTURE”.

Her most recent publication is “Demystifying Industry–Academia Collaboration,” forthcoming in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

 

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VIVIANNA FANG HE

SENIOR RESEARCHER ETH ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Vivianna understands entrepreneurship and leadership and their relation to innovation

He's transformed a Bank into a Technology company

 

 

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Peter Jacobs

CIO, ING Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands
MODELLED ING'S TRANSFORMATION ON A MUSIC STREAMING UNICORN - AND IT WORKED

An expert in all things digital across all industries, Paul also advises large banking and insurance institutions all over the world

 

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Paul Jenkins

Senior Partner,
Mc Kinsey & Company, Oslo, Norway
He has a black belt in thinking. Really
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empowers executives to express them compellingly

 

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OLE TILLMANN

INNOVATION CONSULTANT, EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION COACH, PROFESSIONAL EVENT HOST AND FOUNDER, PEAK, BERLIN, GERMANY
An expert for public speaking and storytelling

Researches the big questions about how tech will affect humanity

 

 

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Meia Chita-Tegmark

co-founder, the Future of Life Institute, Boston, MA, USA
A philosopher looking at the future of life

Having taken hundreds of manager on spiritual journey, he has seen what most of them neglect: not honing skills, but
building their personality

 

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Tobias Karcher SJ

Monk and priest
Lasalle-Haus, Zug, Switzerland
He knows how to unleash the power of
silence.

HE HAS BEEN MINISTER OF DEFENSE, ECONOMY, FARMING AND EDUCATION IN A LONG POLITICAL CAREER IN JAPAN

 

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YOSHIMASA HAYASHI

former MINISTER OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, JAPAN
He is a key player in Japan's revival with the Abenomics policies

Urs Wagenseil

Prof. Head of Competence Center Tourism,
Lucerne University of applied Sciences & Arts, Lucerne, switzerland
 

She's cross-examined some of the world's most powerful people

 

 

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Ghida Fakhry

MODERATOR FROM WASHINGTON D.C., USA
A hard-hitting journalist who digs deep to uncover the real story

FOLLOW HIS TRAIL, FOR THE NEXT HUGE COMPANY SUCCESS

 

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Arif Khan

VP MARKETING, SINGULARITYNET.IO, WASHINGTON, DC, USA
MAKING AI MORE DEMOCRATIC FOR ALL

Product expert in the hottest tech companies

 

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NICHOLAS MULDOON

PRODUCT AND ENGINEERING LEADER
EASY AGILE, WOLLONGONG, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Get his insider's view of Twitter and Atlassian

NIKKI MENDONCA

GLOBAL PRESIDENT, ACCENTURE INTERACTIVE OPERATIONS, NEW YORK, USA
 

WILAIWAN SCHROEDER

MANAGING PARTNER, EUSEAN, MANNHEIM, GERMANY
 

Cornelius Kistler

Senior Consultant, foryouandyourcustomers, zurich, switzerland
 

Lauren Maffeo

SENIOR CONTENT ANALYST, GETAPP, GARTNER, WASHINGTON D.C., USA
 

JACK RAMSAY

Global Lead Accenture Digital Delivery, Frankfurt am Main, germany
 

KELLY PALMER

CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER, DEGREED, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
 

TOM LYONS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESEARCH & ADVISORY, CONSENSYS, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

Kevin Yu

FOUNDER & CEO SIDECHEF, SHANGHAI, CHINA AND SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
 

OLIVER BUSSMANN

FOUNDER & CEO, BUSSMANN ADVISORY AG, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

DENNIS LÜCK

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, JUNG VON MATT / LIMMAT, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

THOMAS A. MÜLLER

GENERAL MANAGER, FJORD, EALA
 

Janet Rafner

Coordinator of International Education, Science at Home, AARHUS, DENMARK
 

BOB SUMNER

PROFESSOR, ETH ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

Chris Purifoy

Co-Founder and Chief Architect, Learning Economy, Washington D.C., USA
 

Volker Stephan

Head of HR Europe Region, ABB, Baden, Switzerland
 

GERMAN RAMIREZ

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF RELEVANCE OFFICER, THE RELEVANCE HOUSE, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Carol O'Donnell

Director, Smithsonian Science Education Center, New York, USA
 

Eco Moliterno

CCO, Chief Creative Officer, ACCENTURE INTERACTIVE, SÃO PAULO, BRASILIEN
 

NICK BEGLINGER

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, CLEANTECH21, ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
 

NATHAN ANDERSON

CEO & CO-FOUNDER, SCANTRUST, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
 

TIMO GESSMANN

DIRECTOR, BOSCH IOT LAB, ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND
 

SABINE SEYMOUR

FOUNDER & CEO, SUPA, NEW YORK, USA
 

MARKUS WEINBERGER

PROFESSOR IOT, AALEN UNIVERSITY, STUTTGART, GERMANY
 

Ana C. Rold

CEO & Publisher, Diplomatic Courier, Washington D.C., USA
 

Anders Hedberg

Senior Advisor, Workforce & Education, Diplomatic Courier, Philadelphia, PA, USA
 

JACOB SHERSON

FOUNDER, SCIENCE AT HOME, AARHUS, DENMARK
 

Shalini Trefzer

SPECIALIST IN THE EXECUTION OF AI INITIATIVES & SENIOR ADVISOR, GTS & WORLD IN 2050, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
 

Tim Sullivan

CEO, Oceanic Partners, San Francisco, CA, USA
 

Robin Errico

CHIEF RISK OFFICER & DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LEADER, ERNST & YOUNG LTD., ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
 

Adrian Brunner

HR Lead Cisco Austria & Switzerland
 

UMBERTO MICHELUCCI

FOUNDER TOELT GMBH & LECTURER ZHAW ZURICH UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, SWITZERLAND
 

Ingo Stork-Wersborg

CEO PreciTaste and CTO & CFO PreciBake LLC, New York, USA

Annabella Peng

FOUNDER & CEO, GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERS INSTITUTE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
 

STEPHAN SIGRIST

Head & Founder, Think Tank W.I.R.E., zürich, switzerland
 

ALICE HOLLENSTEIN

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, URBAN PSYCHOLOGY, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

Thomas Wunderli

Member of the board & CIO Migros Logistic Transport, Zürich, Switzerland
 

SUNNIE GROENEVELD

MANAGING PARTNER, INSPIRE 925, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

DANIEL GASTEIGER

FOUNDER & CEO, PROCIVIS AG, ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
 

Tor-Gunnar Vågen

Senior Scientist and Head of ICRAF GeoScience Lab, Nairobi, KENYA
 

Jacksón Smith

Co-Founder & CTO, Learning Economy, WASHINGTON D.C., USA
 

PAOLO TASCA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UCL CENTRE FOR BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES, LONDON, UK
 

Bruno M. Lochbrunner

HEAD OF CONCEPTUAL RAILWAY STATION MANAGEMENT, SBB AG, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

LENNART HINTZ

CEO, MEDIACOM, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

Ji Han

DIRECTOR CURRICULUM & LEARNING, ZURICH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, SWITZERLAND
 

CHRISTOPH MARX

Global Partnerships & Strategy, Whisk, munich, germany
 

MICHAEL BALMER

FOUNDER; HEAD MODELS & SOLUTIONS, SENOZON AG, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

GÜNTHER DOBRAUZ

PARTNER & LEADER PWC LEGAL, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

DANIEL NIKLAUS

AI Partner Primework AG, Zurich & CEO Netlive IT AG, switzerland
 

Manjula Dissanayake

Executive Director, Educate Lanka Foundation, Gaithersburg, Maryland
 

JAN KRANS

DIRECTOR ENTERPRISE COLLABORATION, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
 

KEVYN EVA NORTON

DIGITAL ORGANIZATION CONSULTANT & UX RESEARCHER, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

Nicolas Gonin

CEO GONIN Leadership Audit + Development AG, Zurich, SWITZERLAND

SAMUEL FANKHAUSER

AGILE & QUALITY PROFESSIONAL, SPF CONSULTING, LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
 

Brian Madden

Lead Field Technologist, Enduser Computing CTO Office, VMware, Palo Alto, CA, USA
 

ARTHUR GERVAIS

CEO & CO-FOUNDER LIQUIDITY NETWORK, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

TOBIAS KULL

Consultant, ITConcepts, rotkreuz, switzerland
 

Mike Cook

COGNIZANT CENTER FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK, WINNERSH, BERKSHIRE, UK
 

Gemma Hitchens

Content Director, Financial Times, London, UK
 

Mattias Hjelmstedt

FOUNDER & CEO, Utopia Music, zurich, switzerland
 

Kathrin Toldo

foodstylist, photographer & blogger, switzerland
 

Thomas Ruck

Managing Director, Accenture Interactive, zurich, Switzerland
 

Stefan Niemeyer

Senior CONVERSION Architect, neusta eTourism, Bremen, GERMANY
 

PHILL FOX

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, ADAPTAVIST, IPSWICH, UK
 

CHRISTOF STULZ

HEAD OF MARKETING, WANDER AG, SWITZERLAND
 

ANDREAS HAAKEN

CEO, APTIS, DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY
 

Emmanuel CHALUFOUR

Director Digital Transformation, Bouygues Construction, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
 

HUBERT RITZDORF

CTO, CHAINSECURITY, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

Laura Hauser

Head of Product Marketing, Adaptavist, London, UK
 

KIMBERLY GORDON

FOUNDER & CEO, DEPICT, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
 

LISA CHRISTEN

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & EXECUTIVE COACHING FOR 21ST CENTURY LEADERS, CHRISTEN COACHING & CONSULTING, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

CHRISTOPHER KAI

FOUNDER & CEO, THE MATHEM GROUP, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, USA
 

Patrick Hunger

CEO, Saxo Bank Switzerland, zurich
 

FAWAD KAZI

FOUNDER & CEO, KAZI ARCHITEKTEN, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

PHILIPPE FRUTIGER

CEO, GIARDINO HOTELGROUP, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

KRIS PAASILA

CEO & FOUNDER, INSIDE LABS, GRAUBÜNDEN, SWITZERLAND
 

Anders Tylman

Vice President Consumer Digital – Connectivity Services, Volvo Car Group, Gothenburg, Sweden
 

Patrik Björler

Director Autonomous Drive & Mobility Strategy, Volvo, Västra Götaland, sweden
 

MARCO J. HUBER

PRINCIPAL, APPLIED RESEARCH & CONSULTING, STEELCASE, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

Thomas Walter

CEO, VERIT Immobilien AG, zurich, switzerland
 

Michael Wieser

Partner, Helvetia Venture Fund, berlin, germany
 

Daniel Litscher

HEAD BUSINESS INNOVATION, HELVETIA INSURANCE, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
 

Manuel Faeh

Executive Board Member, V-ZUG, zurich, switzerland

NATASHA SOLANO

GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, KÜHNE + NAGEL, DEN HAGUE, NIEDERLANDE
 

SEBASTIAN DREWS

VICE PRESIDENT DIGITAL IT, ADIDAS, NÜRNBERG, GERMANY
 

Heiko Sundermann

Vice President, Head Asset- & Wealth Management, epam, zurich, switzerland
 

JULIA JUNG

head of online marketing, neusta, bremen, germany
 

Michele Doronzo

Head investment Modelling, Swiss Re asset management, zurich switzerland
 

JON ERNI

CEO, MIA ENGIADINA, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 

RETO GURTNER

PRESIDENT & CEO, WEISSE ARENA GRUPPE, LAAX, SWITZERLAND
 

STEFAN SIEBER

HEAD OF SERVICES & SUPPORT, ENGADIN ST. MORITZ TOURISM AG, GRAUBÜNDEN, SWITZERLAND
 

Peter Metzinger

owner & managing director, business campaigning GmbH, zurich, switzerland
 

Sandro Schmid

CEO, AAAccell, zurich, switzerland
 

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