AI is Now a C-Suite Imperative

Event Overview

Date & Time

Wednesday, 8 July 2020
16:00 – 19:00 CEST
10:00 – 13:00 EDT 

Location

Virtual Conference

Languages

All sessions are held English

Entry

By invitation and publicly available registration links

Agenda

16:00 – 16:05 Welcome
16:05 – 17:10 Keynote, Panel Discussion, Use Case
17:10 – 18:10 Keynote, Panel Discussion, Use Case
18:10 – 19:00 Keynote, Panel Discussion, Use Case

Event Focus

C-level leaders are challenged every day from many directions – be that of the board, management, a shift in the customer needs, or a change in the business environment. On top of these, change in the technology landscape has the power to impact all these factors.  How the business corresponds, can be very much up to the management at C-level. Taking Artificial Intelligence under the magnifying glass, due to its transformative power throughout the organisation C-level leaders need to dedicate strategic importance to it. Their understanding of this technology’s incredible potential helps them to serve not only as strategists but also as trusted advisors to both direction of the organisation’s hierarchy.   

Event Content & Takeaways

Our next CognitiveVirtual brings SwissCognitive’s partners together on a global stage focusing on the role of C-level leaders and the management in the process of AI adaption. There will be panel discussions and keynotes underpinned by practical use cases addressing the subject from different industry perspectives. All the input is strictly non-sales, and therefore highly content-driven with transparent insights into the development, challenges, and solutions. The audience will have the opportunity to learn from leaders and experts, and also to connect with them on the virtual backstage and also after the event for potential partnership and collaboration.

CognitiveVirtual Agenda & Speakers

Central European Summer Time (CEST)

16:00

Welcome by SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Founders of SwissCognitive

16:05 – 16:15

Keynote
Standing at the Intersection of AI & Innovation

Kim Dressendoerfer
Technical Specialist AI, Data & Watson Platform | Cognitive Solution Architect
IBM Data Science & Artificial Intelligence

16:15 – 16:45

Panel Discussion
Standing at the Intersection of AI & Innovation

Thomas Dübendorfer
Founder
Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC)

Kim Dressendoerfer
Technical Specialist AI, Data & Watson Platform | Cognitive Solution Architect
IBM Data Science & Artificial Intelligence

Gregory Lukowski
Open Innovation Project Manager
Swiss Post

Erik Nygren
AI and Deep Learning Researcher
SBB – Swiss Federal Railways

16:45 – 17:00

Unblurring the AI Journey

Maya Reinshagen
Director, Principal Consultant Marketing Automation
Netcentric

17:00 – 17:25

Use Case Keynote
Changing the quality inspection paradigm thanks to AI

Tristan Salomon
Co-Founder
Axom

17:25 – 17:40

Interview: AI is the New C-Suite Imperative

Nicolas Bürer
Managing Director
digitalswitzerland

17:40 – 18:15

Panel Discussion
Enhancing the Service Industry with AI

Alex Zinder
Independent Advisory, Architecture and Emerging Technologies

Luc Gerardin
Head of AI and Analytics Switzerland
Cognizant

Maya Reinshagen
Director, Principal Consultant Marketing Automation
Netcentric

Jürgen Pulm
Chief Executive Officer
RBS Services (Switzerland)

18:15 – 18:20

Keynote
Scaling AI in the Enterprise – A C-Level Perspective

Alexander Büsser
Data Science Lead Digital health
IBM

18:20 – 18:55

Panel Discussion
Manufacturing Evolution with AI

Christopher Ganz
Head of Strategic Solutions & Standardization
ABB

Fazel Khayatian
Postdoctoral Researcher
Urban Energy Systems Laboratory, EMPA- Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Klaus Dederichs 
Managing Director, Partner, Head of ICT
Drees & Sommer

Tashari Ter-Braack
Advanced Mechatronics Research
Hilti

 

18:55

Event wrap-up by SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Founders of SwissCognitive

Keynote Speakers & Panelists

Erik Nygren

Erik Nygren

SBB CFF FFS
Senior Business Analyst

 

Thomas Dübendorfer

Thomas Dübendorfer

SICTIC
President

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Jürgen Pulm

RBS Services Switzerland
CEO

Fazel Khayatian

Fazel Khayatian

EMPA- Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Postdocoral Researcher

 

Gregory Lukowski

Grégory Lukowski

Swiss Post
Open Innovation Manager

Kim Dressendoerfer22

Kim Dressendörfer

IBM
Technical Specialist AI, Data & Watson Platform

Nicolas Bürer

Nicolas Bürer

digitalswitzerland
Managing Director

 

Tashari Ter-Braack

Tash Ter-Braack

Hilti Corporate Research
Advanced Mechatronics Research Project Manager

Luc Gerardin

Luc Gerardin

Cognizant
Head of AI and Analytics Switzerland

Frank Seifert

Frank Seifert

adesso Switzerland
Head of Consulting Telecom, Energy & Media

 

MayaReinshagen22

Maya Reinshagen

Netcentric, A Cognizant Digital Business
Director, Principal Consultant Marketing Automation

 

 

Klaus Dederichs

Klaus Dederichs

Drees & Sommer
Managing Director, Partner, Head of ICT

 

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Tristan Salomon

Axom
Co-Founder

 

Alex Zinder

Alex Zinder

Independent advisory, architecture and emerging technologies

 

Event Moderators & Facilitators

Dalith Steiger

Dalith Steiger

AI Influencer, Co-Founder
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

 

Andy Fitze sw_low

Andy Fitze

AI Influencer, Co-Founder
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

 

Event Organisation

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Livia Spiesz

Events & Communication
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

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