In Brief

To supercharge services and products for efficiency and agility, applying rule-based automation alone is not enough. Processes need to be infused with learning-based intelligence – both human and artificial, leading to the autonomy of algorithms, and smarter and adapted outcomes.

In Detail

In the format of use cases, keynotes, interviews, and expert panel discussions this 3 hour-long global-reaching event spotlights the current state of AI and other cognitive technologies across industries and disciplines with practical insights. Speakers will dive into details on how cognitive technologies empower processes and shift the human-machine collaboration to a new level.

  • Cross-industry insights: the reality today and the potential for the future
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • A paradigm shift: renewed human-machine collaboration


A global-reaching event series on AI.
No robots. No terminators. NO SALES.
Only practical AI under the magnifying glass of global AI leaders & experts.

3.5-4k Event Viewers | 80-100 Countries | 20 Speakers

Facilitated & Powered By

SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Date and Time

8. November 2021, 16:00 – 19:00 CET


Virtual Conference

Agenda & Speakers

See below – more details to be announced soon


The event is open for the SwissCognitive Global AI Community & Partners. For official registration, proceed forward here, and in case of questions, contact Livia Spiesz at

CognitiveVirtual Agenda

Central European Time (CET)

16:00 – 16:05

Welcome by SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Co-Founders of SwissCognitive

16:05 – 16:20

Keynote – Practical Industry Insights

16:20 – 16:55

Expert Panel Discussion

16:55 – 17:10

Keynote – Practical Industry Insights

17:10 – 17:50

Expert Panel Discussion

17:50 – 18:10

Keynote – Practical Industry Insights

18:10 – 18:45

Expert Panel Discussion

18:45 – 19:00

Keynote – Practical Industry Insights


Event Wrap-up by SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Co-Founders of SwissCognitive

CognitiveVirtual Speakers’ Handouts

Friska Wirya – «Newcrest Mining: Innovation Unearthed for 2020»

David Vivancos – «Automate or Be Automated»
David Vivancos – «Artificial Intelligence for Space Exploration»
David Vivancos – «About The M.C.E.O.»
David Vivancos – «Beyond the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”​»
David Vivancos – «Will Chief Artificial Intelligence Officers Replace CEOs​»

David Shrier – «Iron Man in Real Life»

Meike Ramon – «European Recommendations for the Protection of Public Spaces against Terrorist Attacks​»
Meike Ramon – «Super-recognizers: From the lab to the world and back again​»
Meike Ramon – «Super-Recognizers – a novel diagnostic framework, 70 cases, and guidelines for future work​»
Meike Ramon – «Applied Face Cognition Lab​»

Jair Ribeiro – «The most impressive Youtube Channels for you to Learn AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science.»

Umberto Michelucci – «Advanced Applied Deep Learning»

Thomas Helfrich – «Ai TO AUTONOMOUS»
Thomas Helfrich – «Generate Revenue With AiPowered Content with Thomas “Ai Nerd” Helfrich!»

Aleksandra Przegalinska – «Collaborative Society. The Book.»

Efi Pylarinou – «Stripe’s investment activities stand out»

James Duez – «Beginner’s Guide to Rainbird»

Kane Simms – «Why conversational AI is a digital transformation enabler»
Kane Simms – «An introduction to conversation design for UX designers»
Kane Simms – «What is Natural Language Understanding (NLU)? A beginner’s guide»

Event Speakers


Thomas Helfrich
CEO & Founder,
SwissCognitive AI Nerd | LinkedIn Influencer


Efi Pylarinou
Founder, Efi Pylarinou Advisory
Global Influencer – Fintech & Disruptive Tech


Pascal Bornet
Chief Data Officer, Aera Technology
Top Voice in Tech with 400K+ Followers


David Vivancos
Board Member & A.I. NED, The KeenFolks
Author “Automate or Be Automated”


Asst.-Prof. Dr. Meike Ramon
Head of the Applied Face Cognition Lab
Scientific Advisor, Berlin State Office of Criminal Investigation


Ganesh Padmanabhan
Panel Facilitator & Chair, SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub
Host & Founder, Stories in AI


Jair Ribeiro
Artificial Intelligence Strategist


Aleksandra Przegalinska
Vice Rector, Kozminski University | Research Fellow, AIER
Former Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT


James Duez
Technologis, Futurist
Co-Founder & CEO, Rainbird Technologies Official Member Forbes Technology Council


Friska Wirya
Principal Founder, Fresh by Friska
Transformation Director, WhitewaterTX


Tom Allen
Panel Facilitator & Chair, SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub
Founder, The AI Journal


Erik Nygren
Product Manager Analytics
SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) 


David Shrier
CEO Esme Learning
Prof of Practice, AI & innovation, Imperial College Business School


Umberto Michelucci
Head and Founder, AI CoE, Helsana
Founder, TOELT LLC


Giacomo Miceli
Digital Transformation Executive, Kogitai
Physicist, Machine Learning Researcher


Kane Simms
Voice and Conversational AI Expert
Founder, VUX World


Uri Eliabayev
Founder, Machine & Deep Learning Israel, MDLI
AI Consultant, Community Manager

Event Host & Facilitator


Dalith Steiger

Co-Founder, Global AI Thought Leader
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub


Andy Fitze

Co-Founder, Digital Transformation Strategist
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Event Team


Livia Spiesz

Global Events & Communications
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub


Valeska Hoenen

Content and Social Media Manager
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub


CognitiveVirtuals are regular worldwide-reaching online events bringing dozens of global AI leaders and experts together to share their views, experiences and expertise in the development of AI to the benefit of business and society. These 3 hour-long events are transparently addressing the development of cognitive technologies – including successes and challenges – while reaching and connecting a global online community of over ½ million followers.

All the sessions and formats are strictly content-driven with a non-sales approach, allowing focused and open discussions with no BS just content. These events provide not only a platform to brainstorm and network but also to position experts, leaders, organisations, research developments, the current status and future outlook of AI. 

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