Last week marked the official launch of the digital.swiss domain – the new platform focusing on the progress of digital transformation in Switzerland.
DigitalZurich2025 member Accenture has been ICTswitzerland`s key partner for the execution and a key driver of generating the idea for this differentiating initiative, which provides concise information on the status of digitization in Switzerland and invites interested parties to engage in a discussion on the topic. Thomas D. Meyer, Country Managing Director of Accenture Switzerland, summarized the project’s vision for 2020: “digital.swiss is the one-stop shop for information about digitization in Switzerland.”
View inside Switzerland`s digital transformation
A key part of the new online platform is the digital.swiss Index, which represents the current status and further development of digital transformation in Switzerland in 15 areas, which were analyzed and summarized in a scorecard, documenting topic areas such as Health, Mobility, and Education. It has been created and developed in collaboration with more than 100 experts from various organizations and associations across Switzerland and Sunnie Groeneveld from DigitalZurich2025 was one of them.
Furthermore, the digital.swiss scorecard also offers a means of identifying where action needs to be taken in order for digitization in Switzerland to be a success, as well as for recognizing demands and encouraging initiatives. That will help safeguard and develop Switzerland further as an innovative, competitive business location. Another important element pointed out by Thomas D. Meyer is the first ever representative survey amongst Swiss citizens on their position towards digital transformation.
State an opinion
By providing the latest studies, projects and events, as well as a pool of information for individual presentations and lectures digital.swiss serves as a collection point, with the goal of making this complex, dynamic material accessible to representatives from the realms of industry, politics, administration and the general public. To this end the platform depends not only on the commitment of around 100 experts already involved but also connects them with interested representatives in order to exchange opinions.
They are welcome to engage in a critical discussion in the topic area of digital transformation and are thus invited to upload, present, and share current third-party projects, studies, and events. Meyer remarks: “We want to work together to develop ideas and prompt initiatives that will drive digitization forward in Switzerland.”