Simonetta Sommaruga

President of the Swiss Confederation

Swiss politician serving as President of the Swiss Confederation for the year 2020. She is a member of the Social Democratic Party and has been a member of the Federal Council since 2010. President Simonetta Sommaruga has been Head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications since 2019 and was previously Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police.

Guy Parmelin

Federal Council

Swiss politician, who has served as Vice President of Switzerland since 2020. He is a member of the Swiss People's Party and a member of the Federal Council since 2016. Since 2019, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin has been Head of the Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research. Before that, he headed the Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport.

Ignazio Cassis

Federal Council

Swiss physician and politician. He is affiliated to the FDP The Liberals and was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 20 September 2017. He has served since 1 November 2017 as head of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Marianne Janik

Country Manager Switzerland

As Country General Manager, she has been responsible for the management of Microsoft Switzerland since July 2015. Marianne Janik is strongly committed to the digital change in Switzerland, especially in the areas of innovation, security and education and training. She is a member of the Executive Committee of Digital Switzerland and on the board of the ICT Switzerland and ASUT associations. She is also a member of the administration of the Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund (MGB). Marianne Janik is married and mother of two children.

Marc Walder

CEO Ringier / Founder digitalswitzerland

Marc Walder is founder and president of the Steering Committee of digitalswitzerland. He has been CEO and Chairman of the Group Executive Board of Ringier AG since 2012. In addition to these activities, Marc Walder holds various mandates, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scout24 Schweiz AG and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ticketcorner AG. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Federal Council for Digital Transformation.

Martin Vetterli

President EPFL

Researcher, teacher and expert of the Swiss education and research landscape, Martin Vetterli was appointed president of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne in 2017. He is also a full professor at the audiovisual communications laboratory at EPFL.

(Picture by Alban Kakulya)

Christophe Darbellay

Government Council (VS)

Since 2017, he is a member of the cantonal government of the Canton of Valais.

From 2003–2015, he was member of the Swiss National Council, and from 2006–2016 he was the president of the Christian Democratic People's Party (CVP/PDC).

Alec von Graffenried

Mayor of the City of Berne

Mayor of the City of Berne

Vincent Ducrot

Chief Executive of the Swiss Federal Railways

Vincent Ducrot knows the integrated railway inside out and has an excellent network in the public transport sector, politics and among social partners. Ducrot cares particularly about open and transparent dialogue with staff, customers, the authorities ordering service provision and social partners. He considers it essential for railway operations to provide persuasive quality

Diana Engetschwiler

Senior Director / Head of Public Dialogue + Digital Days

Diana Engetschwiler heads the "Pubic Dialogue & Digital Days" initiative at digitalswitzerland and is currently studying at Harvard Business School. 

Prior to this, Diana Engetschwiler worked as a manager of a sports rehabilitation center, spent several years working for the Mecca of Sports at FIFA and was a member of the Swiss national volleyball team. On a personal level, she lectures on the topic of "Athletes mind in business" and explored 40 countries, mostly as a solo backpacker.

Patrick Weibel

5G Programmleiter

Patrick Weibel leitet bei Swisscom das 5G Programm und verantwortet die Einführung von 5G für die Kunden. Er hat den Ausbau aller Mobilfunkgeneration hautnah miterlebt.

Franco Cerminara

Chief Consulting Officer

Franco Cerminara ist einer der über 150 Sicherheitsexperten bei der InfoGuard AG, die täglich für die Cyber Security bei über 300 Kunden in der Schweiz sorgen.

Die InfoGuard AG ist spezialisiert auf umfassende Cyber Security. Zu den Kompetenzen zählen massgeschnei­derte Dienstleistungen im Bereich der Sicherheitsberatung und Security Au­dits sowie in der Architektur und Inte­gration führender Netzwerk­ und Secu­rity­Lösungen. Cloud­, Managed­ und Cyber­Defence­Services erbringt der Schweizer Cyber­Security­Experte aus dem ISO­27001­zertifizierten InfoGuard Cyber Defence Center in der Schweiz. InfoGuard hat ihren Hauptsitz in Baar/Zug und eine Niederlassung in Bern. 

Urs Thönen


Urs Thönen ist Productmanager Automation bei der Phoenix Contact AG.

Alain Martin

Seelsorger für Arbeitsnehmer

Pastor and engineer

Jens Krauss

Vice President, Systems

CSEM AirTime, 3 November, 11h15-11h30 Digital Health

Patrice Mignon

Theologian and former Financial Chief officer in various company

Theologian and former Financial Chief officer in various company

Matthias Keller

UMB AG CEO and owner

Matthias Keller is an enthusiastic entrepreneur and has been CEO and owner of UMB creating time since 2012. UMB is the fastest growing IT company in Switzerland, has been named best Swiss employer four times in a row by Great Place to Work and unites over 400 colleagues to form a unique winning team. Matthias Keller studied business administration at the University of Zurich and completed a PLD at Harvard Business School in Boston, USA. As a former professional ice hockey player and holder of the 1st Dan in Karate, he knows that team spirit, perseverance, and humility are key to a company's success.

Dr. Nitin Kumar


Nitin Kumar is the COO of PaPropulsion Academy, that runs intensive trainings in Data Science and Full-Stack Engineering related topics. Nitin Kumar has a PhD in Data Mining and Pattern recognition from University of Zurich. At Propulsion Nitin has trained around 150 Data Scientists and delivered > 60 Data Science Proof of Concepts to various Swiss industries. He has a very broad experience in Data Mining, Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning, and Data Engineering. Along with being COO of Propulsion, Nitin also teaches the Text Analysis module in CAS Machine Intelligence at ZHAW.

Adrian Schmid

Managing Director e-health suisse

Managing Director e-health suisse

Balthasar Stähelin

ICRC's Director of Digital Transformation and Data

Balthasar Staehelin holds the position as the ICRC’s Director of Digital Transformation and Data as of May 2020.

He joined the ICRC in 1993 where he served in the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans and at the ICRC Headquarters in Geneva.

As Delegate-General for the Middle East and North Africa from 2002-2006, he oversaw the ICRC activities in these regions, including operations in Iraq during the Second Gulf War, before serving as the Deputy Director of Operations for Policy and Global Affairs from 2006-2008.

In 2008, he left the ICRC to join the local government in Geneva where he ran the department in charge of providing social welfare, housing, health and integration programs for refugees and asylum-seekers.

Upon his return to the ICRC in August 2012 and until June 2020, he served as the Deputy Director-General and substitute to the Director-General. His portfolio includes the supervision the ICRC’s cooperation and coordination with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, as well as the building of the organization’s Global Compliance Office.

Thomas Loser


Thomas Loser has been working for ti&m as a consultant and project manager for 2 years. He has extensive experience in the banking sector with a focus on consulting and sales. His strengths lie in the planning and coordination of projects, teamwork and communication. He completed his Bachelor's degree at FHNW in Business Administration with a focus on International Entrepreneurship.

Cédric Roy

Head of Programme Office E-Government Switzerland

E-Government Switzerland is the organisation of the Confederation, the cantons and the communes for the expansion of electronic government services. 

Christian Waha

Technical Fellow

Christian Waha is a Technical Fellow at ti&m. He has been a specialist for Microsoft Cloud Technologies and HoloLens for many years. For 5 years in a row, he has been awarded the title of Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft and, since this year, he also carries the distinction of Regional Director. Waha is a welcome speaker at international conferences such as the Microsoft Ignite Tour. He is also the jury president for the Business Impact category at the Best of Swiss Apps Awards.

Robert Fritze

Head Design

Robert Fritze leads the design team of ti&m as Head of Design. His focus is on design thinking, user interface and user experience design as well as usability. In 8 years he has supervised more than 75 mobile projects and over 15 IoT projects.

Martin Fabini

CTO Zurich

Martin Fabini studied mathematics at the University of Göttingen and has been working in IT for more than 20 years. With a background as a software developer and architect, he has performed a variety of management tasks and consulting mandates over the past years.

Patrick Amaru

Directeur général de la Direction générale du numérique et des systèmes d'information

Patrick Amaru, est directeur général de la Direction générale du numérique et des systèmes d'information de l'Etat de Vaud.

Dominic Williams

Founder & Chief Scientist

Dominic has been programming for forty years and was an early internet enthusiast and theorist involved in the design of next-generation networks. In 2016, he founded the DFINITY Founadation with the goal of building, promoting, and maintaining the Internet Computer. The Internet Computer extends the internet so that, in addition to providing a public network, it can also act as a massive shared computer that provides superior new ways to build on a public platform. It is the realization of a personal dream of mine, providing humanity with the means to correct legacy IT problems while reinventing today’s increasingly monopolistic internet services, so that society’s critical infrastructure can be reengineered in open forms that are much more secure — and unstoppable.

Jacek Kozera


Jacek ist ein Stratege, Unternehmer und Partner von GANDT Ventures mit 15 Jahren Erfahrung in der Digitalbranche. Er begann seine Karriere bei Google, wo er Kunden bei der Skalierung ihrer Geschäftsmodelle unterstütze. Die spezialisierte Digital Marketing Erfahrung brachte ihn zu einem Engagement im Investment Management bei einem Venture Capital Fund (b-to-v), welches in Consumer orientierte Geschäftsmodelle investierte. Dort beteiligte er sich an mehren Digital Startups und skalierte diese zum Exit. Nach der Investment Erfahrung half er der Commerzbank dabei die Positionierung durch eine Digitale Transformation zu meistern und verantwortete mehrere strategische Grossprojekte. Seit 2016 ist Jacek für die Entwicklung & Skalierung von Kundenprojekten und internen Prozessen verantwortlich.

Christopher Smid

Project Manager

Christopher ist in Hamburg geboren, hat in Silicon Valley das Laufen gelernt und in München studiert. Er ist ein
Digital-First Unternehmer, online Marketing Experte und Marketing Intelligence Professional des in Zürich ansässigen
Digital Consulting and Venture Builder, GANDT Ventures. Seit mehr als 6 Jahren arbeitet er mit Kunden zusammen,
um digitale Produkte in einer Vielzahl von Märkten zu planen, auszuführen und zu vermarkten. Dabei unterstütze er
Unternehmen, Ihre digitalen Herausforderungen langfristig zu lösen und nachhaltige Konzepte und Strukturen

Remco Livain

Gründer & CEO

Remco ist ein erfahrener Profi im digitalen Marketing, Unternehmer und Gründer von GANDT Ventures (2015). Er
begann seine Karriere im digitalen Marketing in der daten-getriebene Online-Dating Branche, als erster Mitarbeiter
bei C-Date, im Jahr 2006 (verkauft an Parship). Danach baute er als Online Marketingleiter (Rocket Internet Group)
die globale digitale Marketing-Präsenz für Westwing Home & Living auf, und war Mitgründer von MIFLORA, einem
Online-Blumenlieferanten (2017 an Blume2000 verkauft). Als CEO von GANDT Ventures übernimmt Remco eine
aktive Rolle im Unternehmen. Er ist ein strategischer Sparringpartner und Coach für die Kunden sowie die Mitglieder
des GANDT-Teams. Er schätzt Transparenz, offene Kommunikation und Wissensaustausch.

Elisabeth Schneider

Project Manager

Elli hat 2019 ihre Reise bei GANDT begonnen. Zuvor hat sie 6 Jahre im Performance Marketing gearbeitet und
besonders im Bereich Partner Management und Agency-Coaching Erfahrungen sammeln können. Sie ist bei uns im
Team für Geschäftsmodell-Berechnungen (Business Case Planung) zuständig und ist als Sparringspartnerin für
Partner Management im Performance Marketing unersetzlich. Außerdem generiert sie mit der Hilfe von
Datenvisualisierungstools wie Tableau Insights u.a. bezüglich der digitalen Kosten-Verteilungen, und -Effizienz.
Somit veranschaulicht sie unseren datenzentrierten Ansatz und deckt unerschlossene Potentiale für unsere Kunden

Dr. Pavlin Mavrodiev


Dr. Pavlin Mavrodiev is CTO at Propulsion Academy AG. Once a software and electrical engineer, Pavlin has been fully immersed into the field of big data even since the first version of Spark. Following a PhD in Complex Systems from ETH Zurich, Pavlin chose to "productionalize" his expertise in modelling big datasets. After a brief hiatus as a technology head for a crypto-currency startup, he has held positions as a data engineer and a data scientist.

Julien Herzen

Data Scientist & Engagement Director

Julien is Data Scientist and Engagement Director at Unit8. Graduated from EPFL in Computer Science (Phd), Julien is an expert in Data Science and Machine Learning models, in particular applied to industries. 

Patricia Egger

Senior consultant and security officer

Patricia Egger works as a Cyber security senior consultant and security officer at Kudelski Security, the cyber security division of the Kudelski Group, based in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne.

Alexandra Kühn

Geschäftsführerin Work Smart Initiative

New-Work-Expertin, Kommunikationsspezialistin, ehemalige Primarlehrerin, zweifaches Mami

Tages-Anzeiger, 24.8.2019: Im Gespräch mit Mathias Morgenthaler

Hannes Rohner

Zukunfts- und Innovationsforscher, Physiker, Entwicklungspsychologe, Executive MBA HSG

Dr. Jesko Reiling

Leiter Produktionsmanagement Digitalisierung


Tobias Bussmann

Genossenschafter von Village Office

Digital, Disruption und Diversity. Seit Jahren formt Tobias Bussmann digitale Projekte und entwickelt dafür adaptierte Geschäftsmodelle. Tobias Bussmann vereint IT-Wissen gepaart mit einem betriebswirtschaftlichen Rucksack und jahrelanger Erfahrung im Startup Umfeld. Nebst seiner Rolle als CEO im Coworking Uferbau ist er ausserdem CEO der HelloNina AG, die Neugründern zum erfolgreichen Business Start verhilft.

Alexa Renggli

Stv. Abteilungsleiter Produktionsmanagement Digitalisierung

Spezialistin für Retrodigitalisierung

Dr. Simon Clematide

Academic Associate


lic. phil. Salome Schoeck

ehemalige wiss. Mitarbeiterin Lavater-Edition

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Pascal Meyer


Pascal Meyer is the founder of, an innovative and fun e-commerce platform that offers different great deals every day.

Line Pillet


Line Pillet is a professor of organisational systems, collaborative dynamics and responsible leadership at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO). Since 2019, she has been Director of the Entrepreneurship & Management Institute at the HES-SO Valais-Wallis, where she is involved in projects aimed at supporting the digital transition of companies based on the values of sustainable development, sharing and respect for human beings. Very involved in economic life, she is a founding member of the Cercle Suisse des Administratrices and President of the Association Femmes PME Suisse romande.

Petra Marty

Marketing Manager

Expertin in den Bereichen Internet Safety for Kids, Cybersecurity und Cyberbullying.

Christian Sturm

Business Information Security Officer

Experte in den Bereichen Cyber Security, Information Security Governance und IT Service Management.

Jan Schuwirth

Business Information Security Officer

Experte in den Bereichen Cyber Security, Information Security Governance und IT Service Management.

Marco Dörflinger

Head of Business Threat Intelligence & Investigations

Experte in den Bereichen Business Threat Intelligence und Investigations.

Beat Wyler

Leiter der Stabsstelle E-Government

Beat Wyler, lic.rer.pol. Betriebswirtschaft; ist seit rund 25 Jahren als Berater und Konzeptentwickler in der Internet-Branche tätig.

Oliver Bendel


Prof. Dr. Oliver Bendel ist studierter Philosoph und promovierter Wirtschaftsinformatiker. Er lehrt und forscht an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft FHNW mit den Schwerpunkten Wissensmanagement, Informations- und Maschinenethik.

Marco Soldati

Projektleiter Strategische Initiative Myosotis-Garden

Marco Soldati entwickelt und erforscht seit mehreren Jahren Computer-Games für und zusammen mit betagten Menschen in verschiedenen Altersheimen. Regelmässig führt er dazu Kreativ-Workshops und Spielnachmittage mit kleinen Kindern, Fachleuten, Angehörigen und Senioren durch.

Mani Pfulg


Mani Pfulg ist Informatiker mit einem eigenen Unternehmen. Er war 20 Jahre bei den AZ Medien für Datensicherheit verantwortlich.

Anita Panzer

Inhaberin / Wanderleiterin mit eidg. Fachausweis

apatrek steht für anitapanzer trekkings; Anita Panzer ist Bergsteigerin aus Leidenschaft. Nirgends sind die Freiheit und das Wohlbefinden grösser! Die Aussicht auf dem Gipfel nach der körperlichen Anstrengung ist Glück pur. Wunderbar sind aber auch Wanderungen im Jura oder den Voralpen, das Streifen durch Wälder und Schluchten, die Auseinandersetzung mit der Natur, Flora und Fauna.

Oder mögen Sie es gemütlicher? Dann wählen Sie eine Gourmetwanderung, zum Beispiel durch den Bucheggberg zur Wildsaison, über verschneite Jurahöhen zum Fondue oder durch die Weinberge des Bielersees mit einer Weindegustation zum Abschluss: apatrek organisiert Wanderungen und Schneeschuhtouren auf Wunsch – für private Gruppen, Firmen, Vereine etc.

Lars Hodel

Head Legal & Compliance

Lars Hodel joined Bitcoin Suisse AG in November 2017 as Head Legal and Compliance, where he ensures that operations are in conformity with legal and regulatory requirements and the related risks are managed accordingly. Before joining Bitcoin Suisse AG he was working at a Swiss systemic relevant bank with a specialization on regulatory and tax compliance, as tax consultant in a Big 4 company, and in the legal department of a globally leading medtech firm, adding up to more than 8 years of relevant experience. Lars Hodel studied in Switzerland, France and the Netherlands. He holds a master’s degree in Law (MLaw) from the University of Berne and a postgraduate master’s degree in International Business Law from Tilburg University (LL.M).

Stephanie Hanselmann

Senior Compliance Officer

Stephanie Hanselmann joined Bitcoin Suisse AG in October 2019 as a Senior Compliance Officer. She is responsible that all business activities are in line with the relevant regulations. Originally, Ms. Stephanie Hanselmann has an insurance background for more than 10 years and joined the financial industry in June 2016, where she served a Group in the financial sector as a Compliance Officer.

Stephanie Hanselmann holds a bachelor’s degree in business law from ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences) and is currently obtaining a master’s degree in economic crime investigation from HSLU (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts).

Evgeniia Bonnet

Project Manager

Scientific assistant at the LEARN center of EPFL, where she works on educational projects with the robot Thymio II. She is also responsible for the development and management of the R2T2 project (remote rescue with Thymio II).

Melissa Skweres

Project Manager

Melissa Skweres is a collaborating teacher for the LEARN Center at EPFL. She coordinates with the LEARN’s flagship digital projects of ‘One Thymio per Class’ and teacher trainings. She is a seasoned international educator and taught in Swiss international schools.

Sophia Reyes Mury

Project Manager

Dear Roteco community!

Let me introduce myself, I'm Sophia and I have the incredible mission of bringing the Roteco community to life!

I started in July 2019 at the LEARN center at EPFL. I have a Bachelor's degree in Educational Science and a Master's degree in Adult Education from the University of Geneva. I also work as a substitute in elementary school at the DIP and in integrated classes (special education at the OMP).

I am also interested in entrepreneurship (UNIGE Best Idea Award, former member of Impact hub Geneva, former member of Geneus, training at Innosuisse...).

I am here at your disposal! Write me at the address of my profile or at !

Dr. Johann Weichbrodt

Forschungsleiter FlexWork-Studie 2020

Experte für mobil-flexible Arbeit

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Forschungsleiter, Beauftragter für Diversity und Gleichstellung an der Hochschule für Angewandte Psychologie FHNW

Josianne Galea Baron

UNICEF, Children’s Rights and Business Specialist

Keynote Speakers: UNICEF Workshop, 3. November 2020:

Chancen und Risiken für Kinderrechte im digitalen Raum – Welche Verantwortung haben die Unternehmen?

Patrick Warnking

Google Switzerland, Country Director

Keynote Speakers: UNICEF Workshop, 3. November 2020:

Chancen und Risiken für Kinderrechte im digitalen Raum – Welche Verantwortung haben die Unternehmen?

Michael In Albon

Swisscom, Beauftragter für Jugendmedienschutz

Keynote Speakers: UNICEF Workshop, 3. November 2020:

Chancen und Risiken für Kinderrechte im digitalen Raum – Welche Verantwortung haben die Unternehmen?

Adrian Schmid

Managing Director e-health suisse

Created in 2007, eHealth Suisse is the Swiss Competence and Coordination Center of the Confederation and the Cantons for a national digital networking. Since 2017, eHealth Suisse has also been responsible for the formal implementation tasks of the Federal Act on the Electronic Patient Record (EPR), thus ensuring that health information is available at the right time and in the right place throughout Switzerland. Adrian Schmid is leading eHealth Suisse since its beginnings.