The WORLDWEBFORUM brings the world’s leading pioneer of computer-animatedfilm, Ed Catmull, Co- Founder & President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios, as well as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, to Zurich from January 24-25 2017. Council of the State and ICT-Entrepreneur Ruedi Noser joins the company’s board, and the WORLDWEBFORUM receives support from the DigitalZurich2025 initiative with a recent investment.

“I am looking forward to sharing what I have learned at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios with the audience at the WORLDWEBFORUM. Switzerland is a great place for innovation and I hope to be able to get to know many exciting people during my stay in January 2017”, says Pixar Co-Founder and President Ed Catmull.

13391412_1762480920687242_6198126482762882684_oOn January 24th 2017, the first day of the conference, an array of impressive international speakers shares the stage with the animation pioneer. Among others, Jeff Eggers, Principal Advisor to President Barack Obama and Navy SEAL combat veteran, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web, and Marian Goodell Founding Member and CEO of the iconic Burning Man festival, will appear live on stage.

Google’s Chief Innovation Evangelist and Stanford Lecturer Dr. Frederik Pferdt also looks forward to taking part in the conference. “I am excited to join the WORLDWEBFORUM 2017 unlocking the creative potential of its members plus providing an insider experience into the beliefs and practices that reinforce Silicon Valley’s thriving innovation culture”, says Pferdt.

On January 25th 2017, the second day of the conference, the WORLDWEBFORUM provides attendees deeper insight into different areas of digital transformation, including FinTech, Smart Energy and Digital Communications.

worldwebforum-2016-audienceIn the past four years, the WORLDWEBFORUM has secured its place as the leading Swiss business conference for digital transformation. The fifth edition of WORLDWEBFORUM in January 2017 will not only impress with a top-class international line-up, but will also increase the number of participants to over 1’000, and relocate the conference to a new venue, the StageOne in Zurich Oerlikon.

The DigitalZurich2025 initiative, which is supported by some of the leading corporations in Switzerland, such as Credit Suisse, EY, Google, Migros, UBS and some of WORLDWEBFORUM’s Main Partners, including Leonteq, Ringier, Swiss Post, Swisscom and Swiss Life, reinforces its participation in the WORLDWEBFORUM with a recent investment.

“The WORLDWEBFORUM is an ideal platform to strengthen the exchange about digital transformation and to establish lasting cross-industrial partnerships. The conference makes a strong contribution to our mission of making Switzerland the leading digital hub in Europe”, says Marc Walder, CEO of Ringier and initiator of DigitalZurich2025.

Council of the State and ICT-Entrepreneur Ruedi Noser, and Sunnie Groeneveld, Managing Director of DigitalZurich2025, join the WORLDWEBFORUM beecom AG as new board members. “Digital strategies begin with great visions and the WORLDWEBFORUM is unique in this. It is pure inspiration”, says Noser.

Line-up in January 2017

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee, legendary Inventor of the World Wide Web and Professor at MIT
  • Ed Catmull, Co-Founder & CEO of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios
  • Jeff Eggers, Principal Advisor to President Barack Obama & Navy SEAL combat veteran
  • Marian Goodell, Founding Member & CEO of the iconic Burning Man Festival
  • Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder & CEO of the leading crowdfounding platform Indiegogo
  • Frederik Pferdt, Head of Innovation & Creativity at Google
  • Anita Roth, Head of Policy Research at Airbnb

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