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digitalswitzerland Village in Davos

Thank you for being a part of our exclusive digitalswitzerland Village in Davos during the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum 2024. We hope you enjoyed three days filled with captivating presentations, insightful panel discussions, interactive exhibitions, engaging conversations, delightful raclette evenings, and countless networking opportunities. All in all, we are happy to look back on:

The event has concluded, and we sincerely appreciate your participation. Please take a moment to explore our gallery below, featuring highlights from some of the memorable moments.

The digitalswitzerland Village in Davos will be back in 2025. Stay tuned for updates.

digitalswitzerland Village in Davos 2024 – Impressions

Agenda 2024

11:00-12:00Shared responsibility & scaling the future value of nature

Dr. Jan Wurzbacher – Director, Founder and Member of the Board – Climeworks
Marion Leslie – Head of Financial Information & Member of Executive Board – Six Group

Stefan Metzger – CEO – digitalswitzerland
12:30-13:15Sustainable Value-Chains & Panel Discussion

Helmut Ruhl – Group CEO – AMAG Group
Eugenio Simioni – CEO – Nestlé Suisse S.A.
14:00-15:45The Digital Shift for a Responsible Economy 
UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein

Sanda Ojiambo – Assistant Secretary – General CEO – United Nations Global Compact
Susanne Emonet – CEO – Farmer Connect
Lisa Falco – Lead Consultant AI & Data – Zühlke Group
Noemi Rom – Head of Sustainability Transformation – Zühlke Group

Saskia Günther – Head of Sustainability – Swisscom
Gina Obrecht Business Development B2B – data-driven sustainability
– Swisscom
16:30-18:00Innovations to foster a more sustainable future

Behshad Behzadi Vice-President Engineering Google Cloud AI Google
Christian Haltiner – Managing Director Switzerland – Dassault Systems
Kenneth Fredriksen Senior Vice-President European Region Huawei
Martin Casaulta – Chief Technologist – Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Catrin Hinkel – CEO – Microsoft Switzerland
Anton Stadelmann – CEO – radicant bank
18:00-21:00Sustainability Bites (Raclette Dinner)

Amy Keller – Co-Founder & CEO – Climate Candy
Toni Caradonna – Chairperson of the Board – Operal AG

Beat Jans – Federal Councillor – Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP)
Stefan Metzger – CEO – digitalswitzerland
10:10-11:30Digital Wallets / Digital Identity
Identity as cornerstone for a country’s digital public infrastructure and future economic growth

Daniel Goldscheider – Founder – OpenWallet Foundation
David Treat – Senior Managing Director – Accenture
Gerd Niehage – CTIO – Swisscom
Rolf Rauschenbach – Federal Office of Justice – Information Officer E-ID
Kim Hamilton – Executive Director of the Decentralized Identity Foundation
Joni Brennan – President – Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)
Stephan Wolf – CEO – Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)

Daniel Säuberli – Moderator – Digital Identity and Data Sovereignty Association (DIDAS)
11:50-12:30Open Standards
The role of open standards and digital public goods in shaping tomorrow’s society

Ulrich Ahle – CEO – Gaia-x European Association for Data and Cloud AISBL
Daniel Goldscheider – Founder and Executive Director – OpenWallet

Catharina Maracke – Project Professor Cyber Civilization Research Center – Keio University
Viky Manaila – President of Cloud Signature Consortium and Trust Services Director of INTESI GROUP Italy 
13:30-14:45Digital Sovereignty: Navigating today’s geopolitical landscape through the lens of digital sovereignty and self-determination

Roger Dubach – Ambassador, Deputy Director – Directorate of International Law at EDA – DFAE – FDFA
Casper Klynge – Senior Vice President, Ambassador of Denmark (ret.) – Danish Chamber of Commerce
Stefaan Verhulst – Co-Founder, Chief Research and Development Officer | Director of the Data Program – The GovLab

Christina Raab – Market Unit Lead for Accenture Austria, Switzerland and Germany 
Cyber-Savvy Switzerland, a culture of security and resilience

Alexandra Arni – Vice President and Executive Officer Swiss FS-CSC | Head ICT Swiss Bankers Association – Swiss FS-CSC, Swiss Bankers Association
Major General Simon Müller – Head of Cyber Command of the Swiss Armed Forces – Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), Swiss Armed Forces

Sandra Tobler – Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer Futurae
16:45-18:00Digital Trust
The urgency to uphold the integrity of information and prevent deceptive A.I.

Meredith Whittaker – President – Signal Foundation
Vincent Lenders – Director of Cyber-Defence Campus – armasuisse, Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport
Leila Toplic – Member of the Expert Committee for the Swiss Digital Trust Label
Petra Ehmann – Chief Innovation and A.I. Officer – Ringier
18:00-21:00Raclette Dinner

11:00-12:30Breaking Barriers
Women in Tech as best-bet to tackle the skills-shortage.

Anna Mattsson – President of Advance / Partner at McKinsey & Company, Lead Strategy & Corporate Finance
Dr. Ines Hartmann – Co-Director Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion – University of St. Gallen (HSG)
Nicole Niedermann – Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion – University of St. Gallen (HSG)
14:00-15:30Shaping Learning
Delve into the future of learning and find out how technology is shaping the way we obtain the skills to navigate and thrive in a digitally transformed economy. 

Anat Bar-Gera – Board Member at EDGE Empower, Serial Entrepreneur, Tech Investor and Board Director
Jean-Marc Tassetto – Strategic Advisor EMEA – Go1
Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot – President – ETH Zurich
Dr. Luciana Vaccaro – Rector – HES-SO / President – swissuniversities

Prof. Dr. Misiek Piskorski – Dean Asia and Oceania – IMD
16:30-18:00Re-Thinking Work
Explore the power of human/tech collaborations with corporate foresight and a human centric approach.

Catrin Hinkel – CEO – Microsoft Switzerland
Jolanda Grob – Group Chief People Officer – Zurich Insurance
Prof. Dr. Martin Vetterli – President – EPFL
Martin Wezowski – Chief Futurist & Head of The Future Hub – SAP
Prof. Dr. Misiek Piskorski – Dean Asia and Oceania – IMD
18:00-21:00Raclette Dinner 

Nyasha Zimucha – International DEI Strategist, Entrepreneur and Artivist